Amphiphilic Biopolyester‐Carbon Nanotube Anode Enhances Electrochemical Activities of Microbial Fuel Cell

Yusuf, Hindatu and Annuar, Mohamad Suffian Mohamad and Ramesh, Subramaniam and Gumel, Ahmad Mohammed (2019) Amphiphilic Biopolyester‐Carbon Nanotube Anode Enhances Electrochemical Activities of Microbial Fuel Cell. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 42 (3). pp. 566-574. ISSN 0930-7516

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201800023

Abstract

Hydrophobic bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates were rendered amphiphilic by grafting with poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate, followed by compositing with carbon nanotubes. The polymer graft composite as an anode material encouraged superior biofilm surface growth; thus enhancing electrochemical activities in microbial fuel cells and resulting in higher current and power densities. The internal resistance of the cell was greatly reduced due to improved electron transfer from the biofilm to the anode.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anode performance; Escherichia coli; Medium-chain poly-3-hydroxyalkanoates; Microbial fuel cell; Multiwalled carbon nanotubes
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Physics
Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 06:20
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 06:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22944

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