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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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Microbial fuel cells: electricity generation from organic wastes by microbes.

Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are bioreactors that convert chemical energy stored in the bonds of organic chemicals into electricity through biocatalysis of microorganisms. This chapter presents the advantages of MFCs over traditional technologies used for energy generation from organic matter as...

Author(s)
Guo Kun; Hassett, D. J.; Gu, T. Y.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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 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