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Title: Biocatalysts in microbial fuel cells
Authors: Sharma V.
Kundu, Patit Paban
Published in: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
Abstract: The advent behind microbial fuel cells (MFC) is to provide clean electricity from the waste organic material. The MFC produces electricity with the help of microorganisms. In the present review, the biocatalysts or microorganisms used in the MFCs are discussed. The most used microorganisms in the MFCs belong to Shewanella, Proteobactor and Pseudomonas families. In waste water based MFCs, mixed cultures are mostly used. This review covers the biocatalysts used in both anode and cathode. In the recent times, one of the most valuable development in the MFCs is the use of biocathodes, which eliminated various drawbacks of these cells and enhanced the power generation capabilities as well as the production of some useful gases like hydrogen. The present state of art of this technology still requires development in certain power output areas such as improvement of efficiency and cost reduction. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
Citation: Enzyme and Microbial Technology (2010), 47(5): 179-188
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enzmictec.2010.07.001
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2309
Issue Date: 2010
Keywords: Biocatalyst
Biocathode
Geobacter
MFC
Pseudomonas
Shewanella
Wastewater species
ISSN: 1410229
Author Scopus IDs: 36064297100
35475516300
Author Affiliations: Sharma, V., Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, 92, A. P. C. Road, Kolkata-700009, India
Kundu, P.P., Department of Polymer Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, 92, A. P. C. Road, Kolkata-700009, India
Corresponding Author: Kundu, P.P.; Department of Polymer Science ands Technology, University of Calcutta, 92, A. P. C. Road, Kolkata-700009, India; email: ppk923@yahoo.com
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