An overview of cathode material and catalysts suitable for generating hydrogen in microbial electrolysis cell

Kundu, A. and Sahu, J.N. and Redzwan, G. and Hashim, M.A. (2012) An overview of cathode material and catalysts suitable for generating hydrogen in microbial electrolysis cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 30. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0360-3199

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Abstract

Bio-electrohydrogenesis through Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC) is one of the promising technologies for generating hydrogen from wastewater through degradation of organic waste by microbes. While microbial activity occurs at anode, hydrogen gas is evolved at the cathode. Identifying a highly efficient and low cost cathode is very important for practical implication of MEC. In this review, we have summarized the efforts of different research groups to develop different types of efficient and low cost cathodes or cathode catalysts for hydrogen generation. Among all the materials used, stainless steel, Ni alloys Pd nanoparticle decorated cathode are worth mentioning and have very good efficiency. Industrial application of MEC should consider a balance of availability and efficiency of the cathode material.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: MEC; Cathode; Cathode catalyst for hydrogen evolution
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Wati Yusuf
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 01:32
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 01:32
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10522

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