Challenges in microbial fuel cell development and operation

Byung Hong Kim, In Seop Chang, Geoffrey M. Gadd

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Abstract

A microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a device that converts chemical energy into electricity through the catalytic activities of microorganisms. Although there is great potential of MFCs as an alternative energy source, novel wastewater treatment process, and biosensor for oxygen and pollutants, extensive optimization is required to exploit the maximum microbial potential. In this article, the main limiting factors of MFC operation are identified and suggestions are made to improve performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-494
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Bioelectric Energy Sources
Microbial fuel cells
Electricity
Biosensing Techniques
Waste Water
Biosensors
Wastewater treatment
Microorganisms
Catalyst activity
Oxygen
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • Bioenergy
  • Microbial fuel cell
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioengineering
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Challenges in microbial fuel cell development and operation. / Kim, Byung Hong; Chang, In Seop; Gadd, Geoffrey M.

In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 76, No. 3, 09.2007, p. 485-494.

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Kim, Byung Hong ; Chang, In Seop ; Gadd, Geoffrey M. / Challenges in microbial fuel cell development and operation. In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2007 ; Vol. 76, No. 3. pp. 485-494.
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