Chitin feeds microbial marine fuel cells

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Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University have constructed a microbial fuel cell that consumes chitin to generate electricity in a marine environment. They constructed an anode made of carbon cloth enclosing chitin. In order to solve the problem of low-nutrient supply for microbial fuel cells, the researchers used chitin, which performed better than the cellulose and the small chitin particles better than the larger ones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationIndustrial Bioprocessing
StatePublished - Jul 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry


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