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dc.contributor.authorSalar García, María José 
dc.contributor.authorOrtiz Martínez, Víctor Manuel 
dc.contributor.authorGajda, Iwona 
dc.contributor.authorGreenman, John 
dc.contributor.authorHernández Fernández, Francisco José 
dc.contributor.authorIeropoulos, Ioannis 
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-03T05:20:00Z
dc.date.available2020-06-03T05:20:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationSalar-Garcia, M. J., Ortiz-Martinez, V., Gajda, I., Greenman, J., Hernández-Fernández, F. J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2017). Electricity production from human urine in ceramic microbial fuel cells with alternative non-fluorinated polymer binders for cathode construction. Separation and Purification Technology, 187, 436-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2017.06.025es_ES
dc.identifier.issn1383-5866
dc.description.abstractPolytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is one of the most common binders employed to prepare cathode elec-trodes in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and yet this fluorinated polymer is neither sustainable nor environ-mentally friendly. In this work, four non-fluorinated polymers have been tested as alternative binders to PTFE in ceramic MFCs. The performance of ceramic MFCs using carbon-based cathodes containing sili-cone, polyvinyl chloride, Ludox (colloidal silica) and chitosan, was compared with the performance of MFCs using cathodes prepared with PTFE. The results obtained confirm that polyvinylchloride, Ludox and chitosan are suitable materials to be used as binders for MFC cathode construction. Amongst them, Ludox and chitosan are the most sustainable options due to their chemical structure. Cathodes prepared with 2.5 wt% of chitosan – 8 times less than the amount needed for PTFE – in MFCs reached a maximum power of 510 lW, which represents 60.3% out of the power output from MFCs with PTFE-based cathodes. In terms of urine treatment capacity, the chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal was equivalent across the systems tested, due to the short retention time. However, chitosan-based MFCs reached COD removal rates of up to 26%, which was slightly higher than the COD removal rate measured for MFCs using PTFE-cathodes (23.5%).es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain (MICINN), ref. CICYT ENE2011-25188, and the Séneca Foundation Ref. 18975/JLI/13. M.J. Salar-García is supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Ref: BES-2012-055350) and the mobility grant Ref. EEBB-I-16-11136. V.M. Ortiz-Martínez is supported by the Ministry of Education (Ref. FPU12/05444) and the mobility grant EST15/00469. These financial supports made possible the collaboration between the Polytechnic University of Cartagena and the Bristol BioEnergy Centre, University of the West of England. Ioannis Ieropoulos is supported by an EPSRC New Directions award, grant no. EP/L002132/1 and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, grant no. OPP1094890. The authors would also like to thank Roca S.L. for providing the fine fire clay cylinders.es_ES
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dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherElsevieres_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.title.alternativeInfluencia de la agresividad sobre el rendimiento de equipos de fútbol en Españaes_ES
dc.titleElectricity production from human urine in ceramic microbial fuel cells with alternative non-fluorinated polymer binders for cathode constructiones_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.subjectCeramic microbial fuel cellses_ES
dc.subjectBinderses_ES
dc.subjectNon-fluorinated polymerses_ES
dc.subjectBioenergy productiones_ES
dc.subject.otherIngeniería Químicaes_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10317/8571
dc.peerreviewSi.es_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.seppur.2017.06.025
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S138358661730984X
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersiones_ES
dc.relation.projectIDENE2011-25188es_ES
dc.relation.projectID18975/JLI/13es_ES
dc.relation.projectIDEP/L002132/1es_ES
dc.relation.projectIDOPP1094890es_ES
dc.subject.unesco2202.03 Electricidades_ES
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Educaciónes_ES
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Economía y Competividades_ES
dc.contributor.funderBill & Melinda Gates Foundationes_ES


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