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An efficient microbial fuel cell using a CNT–RTIL based nanocomposite

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Abstract

A woven carbon fiber filament coated with a nanocomposite consisting of amine functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes and a room temperature ionic liquid was used as the anode and cathode. Shewanella algae were grown anaerobically in a mediatorless two-chambered microbial fuel cell. The thus-prepared cell revealed a current density of 319.11 mA m−2 and a power density of 245.71 mW m−2 both considerably higher than most previously reported values.

Graphical abstract: An efficient microbial fuel cell using a CNT–RTIL based nanocomposite

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The article was received on 11 Nov 2016, accepted on 15 Mar 2017 and first published on 15 Mar 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6TA09766A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article
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    An efficient microbial fuel cell using a CNT–RTIL based nanocomposite

    L. Mahrokh, H. Ghourchian, K. H. Nealson and M. Mahrokh, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C6TA09766A

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