PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 5, Pe98425 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098425 View full text
Ayaka Yamamuro, Atsushi Kouzuma, Takashi Abe, Kazuya Watanabe

Abstract: Methanol is widely used in industrial processes, and as such, is discharged in large quantities in wastewater. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have the potential to recover electric energy from organic pollutants in wastewater; however, the use of MFCs to generate electricity from methanol has not been reported. In the present study, we developed single-chamber MFCs that generated electricity from methanol at the maximum power density of 220 mW m−2 (based on the projected area of the anode). In order to reveal how…

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