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Conjugated oligoelectrolytes increase current response and organic contaminant removal in wastewater microbial fuel cells

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Abstract

The conjugated oligoelectrolyte 4,4′-bis(4′-(N,N-bis(6′′-(N,N,N-trimethylammonium)hexyl)amino)-styryl)stilbene tetraiodide (DSSN+) has been employed to improve the performance of wastewater microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with respect to current generation and organic contaminant removal. The best performance was afforded by biocathode type MFCs run in the presence of DSSN+. Laser scanning confocal microscopy confirmed cellular uptake of DSSN+ in the biofilms.

Graphical abstract: Conjugated oligoelectrolytes increase current response and organic contaminant removal in wastewater microbial fuel cells

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The article was received on 13 Jul 2012, accepted on 04 Sep 2012 and first published on 04 Sep 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22839D
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 9449-9452
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    Conjugated oligoelectrolytes increase current response and organic contaminant removal in wastewater microbial fuel cells

    L. E. Garner, A. W. Thomas, J. J. Sumner, S. P. Harvey and G. C. Bazan, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 9449
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22839D

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