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Improved cathodic oxygen reduction and bioelectricity generation of electrochemical reactor based on reduced graphene oxide decorated with titanium-based composites.
Bioresour Technol ; 296: 122319, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31689612
ABSTRACT
A kind of reduced graphene oxide decorated with titanium-based (RGO/TiO2) composites are successfully synthesized and employed in this current study as a novel nonprecious metal catalyst for enhancing bioelectricity generation and cathodic oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in single chamber microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Compared with commercial Pt/C, RGO/TiO2 shows obviously enhanced oxygen reduction reaction activity due to the appropriately-permeated, large electrochemical active area, enough exposure of electrocatalytic active sites of RGO/TiO2. The air-cathode MFC with RGO/TiO2-1 cathode achieves 1786.7 mW m-3 of power density, 86.7% ±â€¯1.2% of COD removal and 31.6% ±â€¯1.1% of CE, which are higher than commercial Pt/C. Moreover, RGO/TiO2-1 cathode exhibits high-effective electrocatalytic activity, and the power density of RGO/TiO2-1 can keep a stable level and only has a minor decline (5.35%) during 30-cycles operation. These results indicate that RGO/TiO2-1 is a potential cathode catalyst, markedly enhancing cathode ORR, wastewater treatment efficiency, and bioelectricity generation of MFC.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Oxigênio / Titânio Idioma: Inglês Revista: Bioresour Technol Assunto da revista: Engenharia Biomédica Ano de publicação: 2020 Tipo de documento: Artigo