Work package 1: Nanostructured electrodes

In Work Package 1 (months: 1-18), nanostructured electrodes will be developed using different strategies and fully characterized. Parameters like surface area, porosity, chemical and mechanical stability, electrical conductivity, microorganism affinity and electrochemical performance, will be evaluated.

Objectives

• Define specifications required for nanostructured electrodes.
• Produce nanostructured anodes and cathodes with high surface area and improved electrochemical performance for the MDC process.
• Full electrode characterization and assessment of performance under operative conditions.

Tasks

Task 1.1. Definition of requirements for cathode and anode.

Task 1.2-3. Production of nanostructured cathodes and anodes that can be easily fabricated at large scale and compatible with industrial processes and environmentally friendly.

Task 1.4-5. Characterization and testing of nanostructured electrodes.

Deliverables

D1.1 : Definition of the cathode and anode specifications.
D1.2 : Study and report on the synthesis, characterization and performance of the new electrodes in the MDC.