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Cover for Fuel cells and flow batteries.

This chapter describes fuel cells and flow batteries, and explores the key environmental issues relating to production and use of these energy sources.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecological effects of electricity generation, storage and us.

This book contains 17 chapters covering the following topics: (1) the need for electricity and the main energy sources available; (2) hydroelectric generation; (3) tidal generation; (4) wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion; (5) steam turbines and their cooling systems; (6) nuclear...

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Energy production and consumption for sustainable development.

This chapter highlights the central role of energy in addressing the current challenges of sustainable development. It looks at the global energy production and consumption and explores various renewable energy options for the residential, transportation and industrial sectors. In the...

Author(s)
Olorunnisola, A. O.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646169)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Emerging trends in microbial biotechnology: energy and environment.

This chapter describes the global energy scenario and trends, and the need to harness alternative energy sources to satisfy the ever increasing energy demands and energy deficits. These renewable energy sources include microbial fuel cells for electricity generation and biofuels. The importance of...

Author(s)
Rajesh Arora
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The microbiology of microbial electric systems.

The microbes and processes associated with microbial fuel cell (MFC) and microbial electrosynthesis cell (MEC) systems are discussed in this chapter. The chapter also presents the microbial communities capable of electricity production as well as the uses of MFC technology aside from electricity...

Author(s)
Hensley, S. A.; Vargas, M.; Franks, A. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A comparative assessment of bioelectrochemical systems and enzymatic fuel cells.

This chapter discusses the other types of fuel cells, such as biofuel cells and their major classes (i.e., bioelectrochemical fuel cells and enzymatic fuel cells). Biofuel cells are a subset of fuel cells that employ biocatalyst and normally operate under mild conditions (20-40°C). The properties,...

Author(s)
Deepak Pant; Bogaert, G. van; Diels, L.; Vanbroekhoven, K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Electrical energy from microorganisms.

This chapter describes the principle of current generation in microbial fuel cells (MFCs), and the mechanisms of electron transfer in these MFCs, viz., direct electron transfer, mediated electron transfer, and direct oxidation of exported catabolites. The components of MFCs as well as the uses of...

Author(s)
Berchmans, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rumen microbial fuel cells.

The use of native fibre for power generation in rumen MFCs (RMFC) is explored in this chapter. The biotic (degradation of plant fibre, end-products from substrate fermentation, profiles of substrate fermentation, composition and function of rumen microorganisms) and abiotic factors affecting the...

Author(s)
Wang ChinTsan; Yang, C. M. J.; Yang YungChin
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Systems microbiology approach to bioenergy.

This chapter focuses on the use of an upcoming and advanced field of systems microbiology in two major avenues of bioenergy development: microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and biohydrogen production. Firs, the basics and background of these two promising technologies are discussed, followed by how systems ...

Author(s)
Beg, Q. K.; Sarin, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nanotechnology and bioenergy: innovations and applications.

Nanotechnology has the potential to improve current technologies applied for biochemical as well as thermochemical processes for treatment and conversion of biomass to generate bioenergy in a variety of forms such as liquid biofuels, biohydrogen, biogas and electricity. These include improved...

Author(s)
Pattarkine, M. V.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter

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