Microbial fuel cell operation with intermittent connection of the electrical load

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.02.010
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Power Sources
Volume208
Pages1823; # of pages: 6
SubjectMFC; External resistance; Intermittentconnection; Duty cycle
AbstractLaboratory-scale microbialfuelcells are often operated with a constant electricalload. Meanwhile, variations in influent strength and quality, as well as the processes of biofilm growth and decay lead to significant changes of the MFC internal resistance over time. This inevitably results in a mismatch between the internal and the external resistances therefore decreasing MFC power output. This study presents the concept of MFC operation with intermittentconnection of the electricalload (external resistance). The efficiency of the proposed method is demonstrated by MFC operation with external resistances significantly below the MFC internal resistance and comparing power outputs obtained using either constant or intermittently connected resistances.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Biotechnology Research Institute; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number53404
NPARC number21007345
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