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Author: Das Debabrata
Description: This book addresses both fundamental and practical aspects of Microbial Fuel Cell technologies. Amultidisciplinary approach such as electrochemistry, materials science, microbiology, engineering etc. has been discussed for the improvement of MFC. The book also overviews the principles of bio-films, bioanode, conventional fuel cells, and MFCs and topics like power generation, biochemistry and microbiology of the microorganism involved in the process are discussed thoroughly. Several diagnostic tools that are used to assess the performance of MFCs along with Mathematical modelling of the process have also been discussed in detail. Finally the future developments in this field e.g. hybrid MFC, anaerobic digester and other bioreactors, scaling up are included. The book would interest researchers, professionals and specialists in the bioenergy industries and those professionals involved in wastewater treatment process and renewable energy generation.
Table of Content: * Introduction * Microbiology and Biochemistry of MFC * Characteristics of anode materials * Cathode materials used in MFC * Membrane materials used in MFC * Physicochemical parameters influence MFC performance * Diagnostic tools for the assessment of MFC * Effect of geometrical configuration of MFC and Scale up problems * Mathematical modeling of MFC * Bioremediation and power generation from organic wastes * Sediment MFC for constructed wasteland management * Microbial desalination Cell (MDC) * Photosythetic MFC * Application of biocathodes in MFC * Life cycle analysis * Challenges in MFC and future scope