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Microbial conversion of biomass: a review of microbial fuel cells

Ozansoy, Cagil ORCID: 0000-0002-9375-9571 and Heard, Ruby (2011) Microbial conversion of biomass: a review of microbial fuel cells. In: Progress in Biomass and Bioenergy Production. Shaukat, Syed Shahid, ed. InTech, Croatia, Rijeka, pp. 409-426.

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The cleaner generation of energy is a vital concept if we are to ensure the survival of our current lifestyle past the depletion of the Earth’s fossil fuel supply. The study described in this chapter investigates the alternative energy producing method of microbial conversion of biomass to produce electrical energy. Currently techniques are being explored to minimise the cost of building and running cells in which microbial conversion takes place. There are several areas where improvements may be made including the physical design of the cell, the catalyst used in the cathode chamber, the membrane material and the ideal lowcost substrate. The study presented in this chapter provides a review of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), and discusses the design and construction of MFCs and presents the results of tests carried out with a number of constructed cells.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9789533074917
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23028, electrolysis, renewable energy, hydrogen, reactors, membranes, batteries, battery, electrodes, substrate, catalyst, catholyte fly wheels
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
SEO Classification > 8505 Renewable Energy
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2012 06:26
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 06:29
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