volume 39, issue 5, P942-952 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.11.019
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Bruce E. Logan, Cassandro Murano, Keith Scott, Neil D. Gray, Ian M. Head

Abstract: In a microbial fuel cell (MFC), power can be generated from the oxidation of organic matter by bacteria at the anode, with reduction of oxygen at the cathode. Proton exchange membranes used in MFCs are permeable to oxygen, resulting in the diffusion of oxygen into the anode chamber. This could either lower power generation by obligate anaerobes or result in the loss in electron donor from aerobic respiration by facultative or other aerobic bacteria. In order to maintain anaerobic conditions in conventional ana…

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