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Issue 12, 2015
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Design and fabrication of bioelectrodes for microbial bioelectrochemical systems

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Abstract

Microbial bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) interconvert electrical and chemical energy, enabling electricity generation, hydrogen production, chemical synthesis, wastewater treatment, desalination, and remediation. The focus of this review is design of bioelectrodes for BESs. Desirable features are high conductivity, stability, and biocompatibility. We trace the history of bioelectrode design from nonporous designs to modern porous designs that are particle-based, fiber-based, or monolithic, and compare performance characteristics. The most promising strategies use porous structures conducive to microbial colonization and surface materials that promote efficient electron transfer.

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Submitted
17 Jun 2015
Accepted
21 Aug 2015
First published
22 Sep 2015

Energy Environ. Sci., 2015,8, 3418-3441
Article type
Review Article
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Design and fabrication of bioelectrodes for microbial bioelectrochemical systems

X. Xie, C. Criddle and Y. Cui, Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 3418
DOI: 10.1039/C5EE01862E

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