Research Progress in Separator Materials for Microbial Fuel Cells
LI Wenlong1,2, XUE Ping1
1 State Key Laboratory of High-efficiency Utilization of Coal and Green Chemical Engineering, Ningxia University,Yinchuan 750021; 2 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Ningxia University, Yinchuan 750021
Abstract: The utilization of environmentally friendly and highly active microorganisms as the catalyst to degrade organic pollutants in waste water with simultaneous electricity generation in microbial fuel cells has aroused great attention both in academia community and industrial field. How to improve the efficiency of microbial fuel cells is the focal point in research. The design of separator material directly affect the performance of microbial fuel cells. This review provides an overview of latest research progress of several separators materials, and the characteristics, power production capability and sewage disposal effect of these separators materials were compared and analyzed. Moreover, the existing problems and an outlook for future development of separator materials in microbial fuel cells is presented.
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