Nano-structured textiles as high-performance aqueous cathodes for microbial fuel cells

Xing Xie, Mauro Pasta, Liangbing Hu, Yuan Yang, James McDonough, Judy Cha, Craig S. Criddle, Yi Cui

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A carbon nanotube (CNT)-textile-Pt cathode for aqueous-cathode microbial fuel cells (MFCs) was prepared by electrochemically depositing Pt nanoparticles on a CNT-textile. An MFC equipped with a CNT-textile-Pt cathode revealed a 2.14-fold maximum power density with only 19.3% Pt loading, compared to that with a commercial Pt coated carbon cloth cathode. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1293
JournalEnergy & Environmental Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-l1-001-12
Acknowledgements: This work was partially supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (No. KUS-l1-001-12). JM acknowledges support from the National Defense Science and Engineering and National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships. YY and XX acknowledge support from the Stanford Graduate Fellowship.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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