Prasad, D. and Sivaram, T.K. and Sheela, B. and Yegnaraman, V. (2006) Microbial fuel cell constructed with a micro-organism isolated from sugar industry effluent. Journal of Power Sources, 160 (2). pp. 991-996. ISSN 0378-7753

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Investigations are carried out with Clostridium sp. which is isolated from sugar industry effluents, as a biocatalyst for current generation in a microbial fuel cell. Two different configurations of the cell are evaluated. In both cells, the anode compartment consists of suspended cells of Clostridium sp. in a nutrient broth in a phosphate buffer. In the first configuration, the cathode compartment consisted of ferricyanide solution (0.05 M). In the second configuration, the cathode compartment consisted of cells of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans suspended in a nutrient broth. The second configuration represents a complete microbial cell with the anodic and cathodic reactions driven by micro-organisms. The performance characteristics of the two configurations are evaluated with two different anode materials, graphite and graphite felt.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microbial fuel cell; Direct electron-transfer; Clostridium sp.; Thiobacillus ferrooxidans
Subjects: Electrodics and Electrocatalysis
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 11:55
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2012 11:55

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