Carbon material-based anodes in the microbial fuel cells

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Author(s)

  • Xiaoqi Fan
  • Yun Zhou
  • Xueke Jin
  • Rong-Bin Song
  • Zhaohui Li

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-472
Journal / PublicationCarbon Energy
Volume3
Issue number3
Online published7 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

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Abstract

For the performance improvement of microbial fuel cells (MFCs), the anode becomes a breakthrough point due to its influence on bacterial attachment and extracellular electron transfer (EET). On other level, carbon materials possess the following features: low cost, rich natural abundance, good thermal and chemical stability, as well as tunable surface properties and spatial structure. Therefore, the development of carbon materials and carbon-based composites has flourished in the anode of MFCs during the past years. In this review, the major carbon materials used to decorate MFC anodes have been systematically summarized, based on the differences in composition and structure. Moreover, we have also outlined the carbon material-based hybrid biofilms and carbon material-modified exoelectrogens in MFCs, along with the discussion of known strategies and mechanisms to enhance the bacteria-hosting capabilities of carbon material-based anodes, EET efficiencies, and MFC performances. Finally, the main challenges coupled with some exploratory proposals are also expounded for providing some guidance on the future development of carbon material-based anodes in MFCs.

Research Area(s)

  • carbon materials, cell surface modification, extracellular electron transfer, hybrid biofilm, microbial fuel cells

Citation Format(s)

Carbon material-based anodes in the microbial fuel cells. / Fan, Xiaoqi; Zhou, Yun; Jin, Xueke; Song, Rong-Bin; Li, Zhaohui; Zhang, Qichun.

In: Carbon Energy, Vol. 3, No. 3, 07.2021, p. 449-472.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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