A Three-Dimensionally Ordered Macroporous Carbon Derived From a Natural Resource as Anode for Microbial Bioelectrochemical Systems

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  • Dr. Shuiliang Chen,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, 330022 Nanchang (PR China), Fax: (+86) 791-8120536
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  • Guanghua He,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, 330022 Nanchang (PR China), Fax: (+86) 791-8120536
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  • Xiaowu Hu,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, 330022 Nanchang (PR China), Fax: (+86) 791-8120536
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  • Mingyun Xie,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, 330022 Nanchang (PR China), Fax: (+86) 791-8120536
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  • Dr. Suqin Wang,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, 330022 Nanchang (PR China), Fax: (+86) 791-8120536
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  • Daojie Zeng,

    1. Primary school of Xinxu, Qingyuan District, 363061 Ji'an, Jiangxi (PR China)
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  • Prof. Haoqing Hou,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, 330022 Nanchang (PR China), Fax: (+86) 791-8120536
    • Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangxi Normal University, 330022 Nanchang (PR China), Fax: (+86) 791-8120536
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  • Prof. Uwe Schröder

    1. Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig (Germany)
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Abstract

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Top of the crops: The direct use of a natural three-dimensional (3D) architecture in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) is reported for the first time. Stems from the crop plant kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) are carbonized and used as anode material in MFCs. The current density generated by the carbon is comparable to that of other 3D anodes prepared by other methods. The renewable and low-cost characteristics of this material provide an excellent basis for large-scale application in microbial bioelectrochemcial systems.

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