Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 45, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

Multifactorial evaluation of the electrochemical response of a microbial fuel cell

Author affiliations

Abstract

A lab-scale microbial fuel cell (MFC) with a reticulated vitreous carbon (RVC) anode and a non-catalyzed multi-layered carbon air-cathode was electrochemically characterized under various physicochemical factors: temperature (15–25 °C), phosphate buffer concentration (4–8 mM), acetate concentration (7.1–14.3 mM), and equivalent solution conductivity (2.5–5 mS cm−1). A fundamental step was undertaken to identify and characterize the electrochemical mechanisms through multifactorial evaluation of the simultaneous effect of such factors on the functioning of the MFC. This type of analysis of cyclic voltammetry and impedance spectroscopy parameters revealed complementary features to model the electrochemical response. This multifactorial approach finds broad application in a wide variety of MFC and environmental technology studies.

Graphical abstract: Multifactorial evaluation of the electrochemical response of a microbial fuel cell

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 28 Feb 2014, accepted on 14 May 2014 and first published on 16 May 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03879G
Author version
available:
Download author version (PDF)
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 23815-23825
  •   Request permissions

    Multifactorial evaluation of the electrochemical response of a microbial fuel cell

    G. Lepage, G. Perrier, G. Merlin, N. Aryal and X. Dominguez-Benetton, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 23815
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03879G

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements