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JOCET 2015 Vol.3(3): 165-169 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2015.V3.189

Polyaniline Modified Stainless Steel Fiber Felt for High-Performance Microbial Fuel Cell Anodes

Junxian Hou, Zhongliang Liu, and Yanxia Li
Abstract—The three-dimensional (3D) macroporous anodes are constructed by coating polyaniline(PANI) on stainless steel fiber felts (SSFFs) that have an open, solid and macroporous structure. In the present study, nano-polyaniline is synthesized in two different methods by using chemical and electrochemical oxidative polymerization. These modified electrodes provide large surface area for reaction, interfacial transport and biocompatible interface available for bacterial colonization and substrate transport. The polarization curves together with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements demonstrate that polyaniline modified anodes could greatly improve MFCs’ power output and decrease MFCs’ internal resistance. Our experimental results also prove that embedding polyaniline into 3D macroporous metallic scaffold is a promising method for MFC anode fabrication.

Index Terms—Microbial fuel cell, anode, polyaniline, stainless steel fiber felt, polymerization.

The authors are with the College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China (e-mail:,


Cite:Junxian Hou, Zhongliang Liu, and Yanxia Li, "Polyaniline Modified Stainless Steel Fiber Felt for High-Performance Microbial Fuel Cell Anodes," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 165-169, 2015.

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