Self sustainable cathodes for Microbial Fuel Cells
EPSRC Grant No: CAF EP-I004653/1
- Further research and development of the cathode electrode in Microbial Fuel Cell to improve the overall MFC performance.
- Optimisation of the running conditions for efficient oxygenation at the cathode electrode with minimum energy requirements.
- Testing of individual MFC designs, different electrode materials with the use of algal and photosynthetic bacteria species.
- To produce a self sustainable MFC based on algal cathode in order to improve overall MFC performance for stacking.
- Light driven MFC cathodes incorporated in MFC stacks produce excess algal mass that can be utilised as fuel in the anode.
- Chemical catalysts in the cathodic side as a metric for comparison. Explore new electrode, electrode treatment, electrode coating and wiring materials and their potential for use in our set up.
Expected Outcome or Outcome/Project Goal
- Development of more sustainable MFC stack system for the use in BRL’s autonomous robots.
- Dr Ioannis
Tel: +44 (0) 117 32 86318
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PhD student in MFC
Intelligent BioEnergy Group
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
University of the West of England
Bristol, BS16 1QY
Tel: +44 (0) 117 328 6350