Energy from plants and microorganisms: Progress in plant-microbial fuel cells

Huan Deng, Zheng Chen, Feng Zhao*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Plant-microbial fuel cells (PMFCs) are newly emerging devices, in which electricity can be generated by microorganisms that use root exudates as fuel. This review presents the development of PMFCs, with a summary of their power generation, configurations, plant types, anode and cathode materials, biofilm communities, potential applications, and future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1006-1011
Number of pages6
JournalChemSusChem
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aquatic plants
  • environmental chemistry
  • fuel cells
  • sediment
  • sustainable chemistry

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