The practical implementation of microbial fuel cell technology

Ieropoulos, I., Winfield, j., Gajda, I., Walter, X. A., Papacharalampos, G., Merino Jimenez, I., Pasternak, G., You, J., Tremouli, A., Stinchcombe, A., Forbes, S. and Greenman, J. (2016) The practical implementation of microbial fuel cell technology. In: Scott, K., ed. (2016) Microbial Electrochemical and Fuel Cells. Woodhead (Elsevier), pp. 357-380. ISBN 9781782423751 [In Press] Available from:

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This chapter illustrates how microbially produced electricity can be harnessed directly to power applications and/or be used as a novel method of sensing. For applications requiring higher power, the continuous power produced will not be sufficient and so energy harvesting electronics can be employed. Energy harvesting technology has quickly advanced to become very affordable and ideal for use with MFCs, and examples of how the two technologies can be integrated for practical implementation are reported. Finally, field trials are an important step for advancing the technology to the next stage and some examples of both successful and unsuccessful field trials will be discussed in the final section.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:MFC, microbial fuel cell, bio-energy, bioenergy, BBiC
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:30434
Deposited By: J.-M. Maheu
Deposited On:25 Nov 2016 12:54
Last Modified:27 Nov 2016 05:23

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