Study Detail

TitleVariable Loading Conditions Influence Charge and Current Generation in Multi-Anode Environmental Microbial Fuel Cells
Study TypeMetagenomics
Abstract The role of operating conditions, specifically duty cycling, on microbial fuel cell (MFC) performance has only recently been studied. This study uses an environmental MFC containing multiple anodes, positioned in chambered anoxic seawater overlying marine sediments, to explore how varying the time a .. [more]
Description Microbial diversity was assessed by examining the electrogenic biofilm growing on four representative anodes maintained for four months at four different duty cycles: a) always ON, b) 1.8 s ON and 0.6 s OFF (short OFF), c) 1.8 s ON 41.4 s OFF (long OFF), and d) always OFF. Sediment underlying the el .. [more]
Center NameHarvard University