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Press Release 04-021

Fuel-Cell Microbes' Double Duty: Treat Water, Make Energy

NSF 'sugar' grant supports single-chamber prototype fed by wastewater

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Bruce Logan and colleague Hong Liu

At their Pennsylvania State University lab, Bruce Logan watches as research colleague Hong Liu checks the circuit connections on the prototype microbial fuel cell. The jars behind it contain the "before" and "after" wastewater samples.

Credit: Greg Grieco, Penn State

 

Scene from animation schematically showing the anatomy of the single-chambered microbial fuel cell.

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This National Science Foundation animation schematically shows the anatomy of the single-chambered microbial fuel cell developed at Pennsylvania State University.

Credit: Trent L. Schindler / National Science Foundation

 

scene from animation schematically

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This National Science Foundation animation schematically shows the anatomy of the single-chambered microbial fuel cell developed at Pennsylvania State University. Download video (71MB).

Credit: Trent L. Schindler / National Science Foundation