Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-2012

Journal or Book Title

Open Journal of Applied Biosensor

Volume

1

Issue

3

First Page

21

Last Page

25

DOI

10.4236/ojab.2012.13003

Abstract

Miniature microbial fuel cells have recently drawn lots of attention as portable power generation devices due to their short startup time and environmentally-friendly process which could be used for powering small integrated biosensors. We designed and fabricated a microbial fuel cell in a microfluidic platform. The device was made in polydimethylsiloxane with a volume of 4 μL and consisted of two carbon cloth electrodes and proton exchange membrane. Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 was chosen to be the electrogenic bacterial strain and inoculated into the anode chamber. Ferricyanide was used as the catholyte and pumped into the cathode chamber at a constant flow rate during the experiment. The mi- niature microbial fuel cell generated a maximum current of 2.59 μA and had a significantly short startup time.

Comments

This article is from Open Journal of Applied Biosensor 1 (2012): 21, doi:10.4236/ojab.2012.13003. Posted with permission.

Rights

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Copyright Owner

SciRes

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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