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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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Submitted
13 Jul 2012
Accepted
04 Sep 2012
First published
04 Sep 2012

Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 9449-9452
Article type
Communication

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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