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Author Daxing Zhang ♦ Yubing Ge ♦ Weidong Wang
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Fuel cells ♦ Power generation ♦ Soil ♦ Cathodes ♦ Anodes ♦ Carbon ♦ Inductors ♦ Polarization curve ♦ Terrestrial Microbial fuel cell ♦ Power generation performance
Abstract Microbial fuel cells (MFCs), converting chemical energy in organic compounds to electrical energy through catalytic reactions of microorganisms, have been widely envisioned as one of the promising sustainable energy harvesting apparatuses, especially for remote monitoring applications. Aquatic microbial fuel cells (AMFCs) can generate considerable electrical energy, and the applications of AMFCs are approved. However, AMFCs can generate power only in water environment which limit the application range of AMFCs. So MFCs based on other carrier are demanded. A Terrestrial microbial fuel cell (TMFC) experimental setup is proposed in this study. The structure and inoculation procedure are presented in detail. The power generation performance of the proposed TMFC is tested. The Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) of the TMFC is about 0.75V and the output power density is about $3mW/m^{2},$ which are normal values in previous researches of AMFCs. Experiment results showed that the proposed TMFCs worked well and it is one of alternative power sources for small electronic devices.
Description Author affiliation: Sch. of Mechano-Electron. Eng., Xidian Univ., Xi'an, China (Yubing Ge; Weidong Wang) || Key Lab. of Electron. Equip. Struct. Design, Xidian Univ., Xi'an, China (Daxing Zhang)
ISBN 9781479928255
ISSN 21593450
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-10-22
Publisher Place China
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781479928279
Size (in Bytes) 564.36 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 4


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library