volume 44, issue 4, P1490-1495 2010
DOI: 10.1021/es903009d
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Fang Zhang, Tomonori Saito, Shaoan Cheng, Michael A. Hickner, Bruce E. Logan

Abstract: A new and simplified approach for making cathodes for microbial fuel cells (MFCs) was developed by using metal mesh current collectors and inexpensive polymer/carbon diffusion layers (DLs). Rather than adding a current collector to a cathode material such as carbon cloth, we constructed the cathode around the metal mesh itself, thereby avoiding the need for the carbon cloth or other supporting material. A base layer of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) and carbon black was applied to the air-side of a stainless st…

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