Copper current collectors reduce long-term fouling of air cathodes in microbial fuel cells

@inproceedings{Myung2018CopperCC,
  title={Copper current collectors reduce long-term fouling of air cathodes in microbial fuel cells},
  author={Jaewook Myung and Wulin Yang and Pascal E. Saikalyb and Bruce E Logan},
  year={2018}
}
Long-term operation of wastewater-fed, microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with cathodes made of activated carbon and stainless steel (SS) current collectors can result in decreased performance due to cathode fouling. Copper has good antimicrobial properties, and it is more electrically conductive than SS. To demonstrate that a copper current collector could produce a more fouling resistant cathode, MFCs with air cathodes using either SS or copper current collectors were operated using domestic… CONTINUE READING