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New Chemical Engineering Study Results Reported from Southeast University [Conductive multilayered polyelectrolyte films improved performance in...

July 30, 2014



New Chemical Engineering Study Results Reported from Southeast University [Conductive multilayered polyelectrolyte films improved performance in microbial fuel cells (MFCs)]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators publish new report on Chemical Engineering. According to news reporting out of Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are bioelectronics devices that can directly convert the chemical energy from organic matter to electricity by the catalytic activity of living microorganisms. The performance of the MFCs could be influenced by many factors, such as anode materials and surface structure."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Southeast University, "Based on our previous work, in this paper, graphene (GE) nanosheets and poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH) multilayered films were used to modify the anode in MFCs via layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly technique. Compared with the bare anode method, the multilayered films could improve the conductive ability between the bacteria and the anode so that produce a higher level of electricity output. The electrochemical performances of anodes modified with different (PAH/GE)(n) in the MFC were investigated. The results demonstrated that the ITO/(PAH/GE)(2) anode produced a much higher and more stable current level."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The electrode modified with the (PAH/GE)(n) is promising for the development of MFCs in the future."

For more information on this research see: Conductive multilayered polyelectrolyte films improved performance in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2014;455():92-96. Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.X. Zhu, Southeast Univ, Sch Biol Sci & Med Engn, State Key Lab Bioelect, Nanjing 210096, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include J.Y. Ji, J.Y. Ren, C. Yao and L.Q. Ge.

Keywords for this news article include: Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, Asia, Chemical Engineering

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