Microbial fuel cell operation on carbon monoxide: cathode catalyst selection

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.06.076
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TypeArticle
Journal titleInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume36
Issue18
Pages1192911935; # of pages: 7
SubjectMFC; Carbon monoxide; Cathode; CoTMPP; FeTMPP
AbstractElectricity production from carbon monoxide (CO) in a microbial fuel cell (MFC) has recently been demonstrated. Efficient operation of this MFC requires a CO-tolerant and preferably inexpensive cathode. Pyrolised CoTMPP, FeTMPP, and Co/FeTMPP gas diffusion cathodes were tested in MFCs operated on acetate or CO. When the MFC was fed with acetate the best cathode performance was obtained when using a Co/FeTMPP (3:1) cathode with a Me catalyst load of 0.5 mg cm -2, although this performance was slightly lower than that obtained with a cathode containing 0.5 mg-Pt cm-2. Tests using a MFC operated on CO showed a higher power output when using the Co/FeTMPP cathode when compared both with CoTMPP and Pt cathodes.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation; NRC Biotechnology Research Institute; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number53365
NPARC number18702531
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