Bimetallic Fe-Mn oxides supported on graphene oxide (GO/FeMnO3) and carbon Vulcan (C/FeMnO3) were synthesized via a low-cost and facile chemical/thermal method. As revealed by SEM images, Fe-Mn oxide nanoparticles were homogeneously dispersed on the surface of the carbon nanostructure; the formation of a prevailing bimetallic FeMnO3 phase with perovskite structure was clearly indicated by Xray diffraction and confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Both composites, GO/FeMnO3 and C/FeMnO3, displayed good catalytic activity towards the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in neutral environment, as indicated by cyclic voltammetry, hydrodynamic voltammetry with rotating disk electrode experiments, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. In particular, higher porosity and more accessible surface area of C/FeMnO3 lead to a faster ORR as compared to that of GO/FeMnO3. When assembled at the cathode side of a single-chamber air-cathode microbial fuel cell (MFC), C/FeMnO3 showed higher performance than that obtained with a Pt-based MFC, taken as reference, in terms of voltage and power generation, The application of a stability protocol, developed to simulate MFC operating conditions, also demonstrated an excellent temperature-cycling resistance of C/FeMnO3, hence indicating its suitability to substitute Pt at MFC cathodes. (c) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Carbon-supported Fe/Mn-based perovskite-type oxides boost oxygen reduction in bioelectrochemical systems / Shahbazi Farahani, F.; Mecheri, B.; Majidi, M. R.; Placidi, E.; D'Epifanio, A.. - In: CARBON. - ISSN 0008-6223. - 145:(2019), pp. 716-724. [10.1016/j.carbon.2019.01.083]

Carbon-supported Fe/Mn-based perovskite-type oxides boost oxygen reduction in bioelectrochemical systems

Placidi E.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2019

Abstract

Bimetallic Fe-Mn oxides supported on graphene oxide (GO/FeMnO3) and carbon Vulcan (C/FeMnO3) were synthesized via a low-cost and facile chemical/thermal method. As revealed by SEM images, Fe-Mn oxide nanoparticles were homogeneously dispersed on the surface of the carbon nanostructure; the formation of a prevailing bimetallic FeMnO3 phase with perovskite structure was clearly indicated by Xray diffraction and confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Both composites, GO/FeMnO3 and C/FeMnO3, displayed good catalytic activity towards the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in neutral environment, as indicated by cyclic voltammetry, hydrodynamic voltammetry with rotating disk electrode experiments, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. In particular, higher porosity and more accessible surface area of C/FeMnO3 lead to a faster ORR as compared to that of GO/FeMnO3. When assembled at the cathode side of a single-chamber air-cathode microbial fuel cell (MFC), C/FeMnO3 showed higher performance than that obtained with a Pt-based MFC, taken as reference, in terms of voltage and power generation, The application of a stability protocol, developed to simulate MFC operating conditions, also demonstrated an excellent temperature-cycling resistance of C/FeMnO3, hence indicating its suitability to substitute Pt at MFC cathodes. (c) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Microbial fuel cells; Fuel cell; Cells MFCs
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Carbon-supported Fe/Mn-based perovskite-type oxides boost oxygen reduction in bioelectrochemical systems / Shahbazi Farahani, F.; Mecheri, B.; Majidi, M. R.; Placidi, E.; D'Epifanio, A.. - In: CARBON. - ISSN 0008-6223. - 145:(2019), pp. 716-724. [10.1016/j.carbon.2019.01.083]
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