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Issue 5, 2012
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Graphene–sponges as high-performance low-cost anodes for microbial fuel cells

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Abstract

A high-performance microbial fuel cell (MFC) anode was constructed from inexpensive materials. Key components were a graphene–sponge (G–S) composite and a stainless-steel (SS) current collector. Anode fabrication is simple, scalable, and environmentally friendly, with low energy inputs. The SS current collector improved electrode conductivity and decreased voltage drop and power loss. The resulting G–S–SS composite electrode appears promising for large-scale applications.

Graphical abstract: Graphene–sponges as high-performance low-cost anodes for microbial fuel cells

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Submitted
29 Dec 2011
Accepted
14 Feb 2012
First published
15 Feb 2012

Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 6862-6866
Article type
Communication

Graphene–sponges as high-performance low-cost anodes for microbial fuel cells

X. Xie, G. Yu, N. Liu, Z. Bao, C. S. Criddle and Y. Cui, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6862
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE03583A

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