Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Penn State University, Environmental Engineering
Dr. Bruce Logan’s BioEnergy Research Group
This is a real-time video of a fan powered by a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC)

MFC reactor electrode components:
(4) Graphite fiber brush anodes, 60-mm (brush diameter) x 70-mm (brush length) x 150-mm (overall length, twisted wire)
(2) activated carbon (AC) cathodes, 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm
Internal volume, 1.6 L

Performance during continuous fan operation:
0.35 V @ 13 ohms, 253 mW / m2 cathode surface area
MFC Reinoculated July 28, 2014
Fan Restarted August 1, 2014

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