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Applications of Graphene-Modified Electrodes in Microbial Fuel Cells

by Fei Yu 1,2,†, Chengxian Wang 1,† and Jie Ma 1,2,*
School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology, 100 Hai Quan Road, Shanghai 201418, China
State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China
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Academic Editor: Hong Liu
Materials 2016, 9(10), 807;
Received: 18 August 2016 / Revised: 31 August 2016 / Accepted: 5 September 2016 / Published: 29 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microbial Fuel Cells)
Graphene-modified materials have captured increasing attention for energy applications due to their superior physical and chemical properties, which can significantly enhance the electricity generation performance of microbial fuel cells (MFC). In this review, several typical synthesis methods of graphene-modified electrodes, such as graphite oxide reduction methods, self-assembly methods, and chemical vapor deposition, are summarized. According to the different functions of the graphene-modified materials in the MFC anode and cathode chambers, a series of design concepts for MFC electrodes are assembled, e.g., enhancing the biocompatibility and improving the extracellular electron transfer efficiency for anode electrodes and increasing the active sites and strengthening the reduction pathway for cathode electrodes. In spite of the challenges of MFC electrodes, graphene-modified electrodes are promising for MFC development to address the reduction in efficiency brought about by organic waste by converting it into electrical energy. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; electrode; microbial fuel cell; anode; cathode graphene; electrode; microbial fuel cell; anode; cathode
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Yu, F.; Wang, C.; Ma, J. Applications of Graphene-Modified Electrodes in Microbial Fuel Cells. Materials 2016, 9, 807.

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