Possibility of Wastewater Treatment Using MFC with Ni-Co Catalyst of Fuel Electrode
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Opole University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Department of Process Engineering, Dmowskiego st 7-9, 45-365 Opole, Poland
Opole University, Opole, Poland
Online publication date: 2016-07-14
Publication date: 2016-06-01
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2016;21(2):131-145
One of the problems with microbial fuel cells is a low current density of those energy sources. Nonetheless, it is possible to increase the current density by using the catalyst for fuel electrode (anode) - as long as a low cost catalyst can be found. The possibility of wastewater treatment using the Ni-Co alloy as catalyst for MFC’s is presented in this paper. The alloys were obtained with different concentrations of Co (15 and 50% of Co). The increase of current density with Ni-Co catalyst is approximately 0,1 mA/cm2. So, a fundamental possibility wastewater treatment using the Ni-Co alloy as catalyst for microbial fuel cells was presented.
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