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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Specialist publication||Industrial Bioprocessing|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Organic Chemistry