Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells Book

Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells


  • Author : Patit Paban Kundu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-06-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444640185

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Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells provides an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals, working principles, applications and advancements (including commercialization aspects) made in the field of Microbial Fuel Cells research, with critical analyses and opinions from experts around the world. Microbial Fuel cell, as a potential alternative energy harnessing device, has been progressing steadily towards fruitful commercialization. Involvements of electrolyte membranes and catalysts have been two of the most critical factors toward achieving this progress. Added applications of MFCs in areas of bio-hydrogen production and wastewater treatment have made this technology extremely attractive and important. . Reviews and compares MFCs with other alternative energy harnessing devices, particularly in comparison to other fuel cells. Analyses developments of electrolyte membranes, electrodes, catalysts and biocatalysts as critical components of MFCs, responsible for their present and future progress. Includes commercial aspects of MFCs in terms of (i) generation of electricity, (ii) microbial electrolysis cell, (iii) microbial desalination cell, and (iv) wastewater and sludge treatment.

Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells Book

Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells


  • Author : Patit Paban Kundu
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-06-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 0444640177

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Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells Excerpt :

Progress and Recent Trends in Microbial Fuel Cells provides an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals, working principles, applications and advancements (including commercialization aspects) made in the field of Microbial Fuel Cells research, with critical analyses and opinions from experts around the world. Microbial Fuel cell, as a potential alternative energy harnessing device, has been progressing steadily towards fruitful commercialization. Involvements of electrolyte membranes and catalysts have been two of the most critical factors toward achieving this progress. Added applications of MFCs in areas of bio-hydrogen production and wastewater treatment have made this technology extremely attractive and important. . Reviews and compares MFCs with other alternative energy harnessing devices, particularly in comparison to other fuel cells. Analyses developments of electrolyte membranes, electrodes, catalysts and biocatalysts as critical components of MFCs, responsible for their present and future progress. Includes commercial aspects of MFCs in terms of (i) generation of electricity, (ii) microbial electrolysis cell, (iii) microbial desalination cell, and (iv) wastewater and sludge treatment.

Bioelectrochemical Systems Book

Bioelectrochemical Systems


  • Author : Korneel Rabaey
  • Publisher : IWA Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 525
  • ISBN 10 : 9781843392330

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Bioelectrochemical Systems Excerpt :

In the context of wastewater treatment, Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs) have gained considerable interest in the past few years, and several BES processes are on the brink of application to this area. This book, written by a large number of world experts in the different sub-topics, describes the different aspects and processes relevant to their development. Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs) use micro-organisms to catalyze an oxidation and/or reduction reaction at an anodic and cathodic electrode respectively. Briefly, at an anode oxidation of organic and inorganic electron donors can occur. Prime examples of such electron donors are waste organics and sulfides. At the cathode, an electron acceptor such as oxygen or nitrate can be reduced. The anode and the cathode are connected through an electrical circuit. If electrical power is harvested from this circuit, the system is called a Microbial Fuel Cell; if electrical power is invested, the system is called a Microbial Electrolysis Cell. The overall framework of bio-energy and bio-fuels is discussed. A number of chapters discuss the basics – microbiology, microbial ecology, electrochemistry, technology and materials development. The book continues by highlighting the plurality of processes based on BES technology already in existence, going from wastewater based reactors to sediment based bio-batteries. The integration of BESs into existing water or process lines is discussed. Finally, an outlook is provided of how BES will fit within the emerging biorefinery area.

Conjugated Polymers for Next Generation Applications  Volume 1 Book

Conjugated Polymers for Next Generation Applications Volume 1


  • Author : Vijay Kumar
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-06-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 614
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128236345

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Conjugated Polymers for Next Generation Applications Volume 1 Excerpt :

Conjugated Polymers for Next-Generation Applications, Volume One: Synthesis, Properties and Optoelectrochemical Devices describes the synthesis and characterization of varied conjugated polymeric materials and their key applications, including active electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors and lithium-ion batteries, along with new ideas of functional materials for next-generation high-energy batteries, a discussion of common design procedures, and the pros and cons of conjugated polymers for certain applications. The book’s emphasis lies in the underlying electronic properties of conjugated polymers, their characterization and analysis, and the evaluation of their effectiveness for utilization in energy and electronics applications. This book is ideal for researchers and practitioners in the area of materials science, chemistry and chemical engineering. Provides an overview of the synthesis and functionalization of conjugated polymers and their composites Reviews important photovoltaics applications of conjugated polymeric materials, including their use in energy storage, batteries and optoelectronic devices Discusses conjugated polymers and their application in electronics for sensing, bioelectronics, memory, and more

Nanostructured  Functional  and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Book

Nanostructured Functional and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems


  • Author : A. Pandikumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128227695

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Nanostructured, Functional, and Flexible Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Systems gathers and reviews developments within the field of nanostructured functional materials towards energy conversion and storage. Contributions from leading research groups involved in interdisciplinary research in the fields of chemistry, physics and materials science and engineering are presented. Chapters dealing with the development of nanostructured materials for energy conversion processes, including oxygen reduction, methanol oxidation, oxygen evolution, hydrogen evolution, formic acid oxidation and solar cells are discussed. The work concludes with a look at the application of nanostructured functional materials in energy storage system, such as supercapacitors and batteries. With its distinguished international team of expert contributors, this book will be an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the field of energy conversion and storage, including materials engineers, scientists and academics. Covers the importance of energy conversion and storage systems and the application of nanostructured functional materials toward energy-relevant catalytic processes Discusses the basic principles involved in energy conversion and storage systems Presents the role of nanostructured functional materials in the current scenario of energy-related research and development

Microbial Fuel Cell Technology for Bioelectricity Book

Microbial Fuel Cell Technology for Bioelectricity


  • Author : Venkataraman Sivasankar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319929040

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Microbial Fuel Cell Technology for Bioelectricity Excerpt :

In view of the increased consumption of energy due to the proliferation of electronic devices, this book addresses the trends, similarities, differences and advances in fuel cells of both chemical and biological composition. Fundamentals of microbial fuel cells are described, accompanied by details surrounding their uses and limitations. Chapters on electricigens, microbial group investigations and performance, Rumen Fluid microbes and state-of-the-art advances in microbial fuel cell technology are discussed. The book elaborates upon analytical techniques used for biofilm characterization. It also includes chapters on MFC models that include plant-based MFCs, Algal/Fungi MFCs, MDCs and MFCs using animal waste. A critical review on the performance of MFC technology in field trials is offered in an exclusively dedicated section. By addressing one of the most promising sources for clean and renewable energy, this book fills a pressing need to understand a possible solution for meeting the energy demands in our highly advanced technical world.

Advances in Waste to Energy Technologies Book

Advances in Waste to Energy Technologies


  • Author : Rajeev Pratap Singh
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429751806

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Advances in Waste to Energy Technologies Excerpt :

As global populations continue to increase, the application of biotechnological processes for disposal and control of waste has gained importance in recent years. Advances in Waste-to-Energy Technologies presents the latest developments in the areas of solid waste management, Waste-to-Energy (WTE) technologies, biotechnological approaches, and their global challenges. It combines biotechnological procedures, sophisticated modeling, and techno-economic analysis of waste, and examines the current need for the maximum recovery of energy from wastes as well as the associated biotechnological and environmental impacts. Features: Presents numerous waste management practices and methods to recover resources from waste using the best biotechnological approaches available. Addresses the challenges, management, and policy issues of waste management and WTE initiatives. Includes practical case studies from around the world. Serves as a useful resource for professionals and students involved in cross-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research programs and related courses. Discusses the economic and regulatory contexts for managing waste. This book will serve as a valuable reference for researchers, academicians, municipal authorities, government bodies, waste managers, building engineers, and environmental consultants requiring an understanding of waste management and the latest WTE technologies.

Handbook of Biofuels Book

Handbook of Biofuels


  • Author : Sanjay Sahay
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128231333

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Handbook of Biofuels Excerpt :

Handbook of Biofuels looks at the many new developments in various type of bioenergy, along with the significant constraints in their production and/or applications. Beyond introducing current approaches and possible future directions of research, this title covers sources and processing of raw materials to downstream processing, constraints involved and research approaches to address and overcome these needs. Different combinations of products from the biorefinery are included, along with the material to answer questions surrounding the optimum process conditions for conversion of different feedstocks to bioenergy, the basis for choosing conversion technology, and what bioenergy products make economic sense. With chapters on the techno-economic analysis of biofuel production and concepts and step-by-step approaches in bioenergy processing, the objective of this book is to present a comprehensive and all-encompassing reference about bioenergy to students, teachers, researchers and professionals. Reviews all existing and emerging technologies surrounding the production of advanced biofuels, including biodiesel and bioethanol Includes biofuel applications with compatible global application case studies Offers new pathways for converting biomass

Microbial Electrochemical Technologies Book
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Microbial Electrochemical Technologies


  • Author : Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429945007

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Microbial Electrochemical Technologies Excerpt :

This book encompasses the most updated and recent account of research and implementation of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies (METs) from pioneers and experienced researchers in the field who have been working on the interface between electrochemistry and microbiology/biotechnology for many years. It provides a holistic view of the METs, detailing the functional mechanisms, operational configurations, influencing factors governing the reaction process and integration strategies. The book not only provides historical perspectives of the technology and its evolution over the years but also the most recent examples of up-scaling and near future commercialization, making it a must-read for researchers, students, industry practitioners and science enthusiasts. Key Features: Introduces novel technologies that can impact the future infrastructure at the water-energy nexus. Outlines methodologies development and application of microbial electrochemical technologies and details out the illustrations of microbial and electrochemical concepts. Reviews applications across a wide variety of scales, from power generation in the laboratory to approaches. Discusses techniques such as molecular biology and mathematical modeling; the future development of this promising technology; and the role of the system components for the implementation of bioelectrochemical technologies for practical utility. Explores key challenges for implementing these systems and compares them to similar renewable energy technologies, including their efficiency, scalability, system lifetimes, and reliability.

Advanced Materials and Technologies for Fuel Cells Book

Advanced Materials and Technologies for Fuel Cells


  • Author : Massimo Viviani
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9783036505381

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Advanced Materials and Technologies for Fuel Cells Excerpt :

Fuel cells are expected to play a relevant role in the transition towards a sustainable-energy-driven world. Although this type of electrochemical system was discovered a long time ago, only in recent years has global energy awareness, together with newly developed materials and available technologies, made such key advances in relation to fuel cell potential and its deployment. It is now unquestionable that fuel cells are recognized, alongside their possibility to work in the reverse mode, as the hub of the new energy deal. Now the questions are, why are they not yet ready to be used, despite the strong economic support given from the society? What prevents them from being entered into the hydrogen energy scenario in which renewable sources will provide energy when it is not readily available? How much are researchers involved in this urgent step towards change? This book gives a clear answer, engaging with some of the open issues that explain the delay of fuel cell deployment and, at the same time, it opens a window that shows how wide and attractive the opportunities offered by this technology are. Papers collected here are not only specialist-oriented but also offer a clear landscape to curious readers and show how challenging the road to the future is.

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology Book

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology


  • Author : Kingshuk Dutta
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128191590

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Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology presents the overall progress witnessed in the field of DMFC over the past decade, highlighting the components, materials, functions, properties and features, designs and configurations, operations, modelling, applications, pros and cons, social, political and market penetration, economics and future directions. The book discusses every single aspect of DMFC device technology, the associated advantages and drawbacks of state-of-the-art materials and design, market opportunities and commercialization aspects, and possible future directions of research and development. This book, containing critical analyses and opinions from experts around the world, will garner considerable interest among actual users/scientists/experts. Analyzes developments of membrane electrolytes, electrodes, catalysts, catalyst supports, bipolar plates, gas diffusion layers and flow channels as critical components of direct methanol fuel cells Includes modeling of direct methanol fuel cells to understand their scaling up potentials Discusses commercial aspects of direct methanol fuel cells in terms of market penetration, end application, cost, viability, reliability, social and commercial perception, drawbacks and prospects

Emerging Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Environmental Science Book

Emerging Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Environmental Science


  • Author : Saravanan Rajendran
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030044749

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Emerging Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Environmental Science Excerpt :

This book provides the fundamental aspects of the diverse ranges of nanostructured materials (0D, 1D, 2D and 3D) for energy and environmental applications in a comprehensive manner written by specialists who are at the forefront of research in the field of energy and environmental science. Experimental studies of nanomaterials for aforementioned applications are discussed along with their design, fabrication and their applications, with a specific focus on catalysis, energy storage and conversion systems. This work also emphasizes the challenges of past developments and directions for further research. It also looks at details pertaining to the current ground – breaking of nanotechnology and future perspectives with a multidisciplinary approach to energy and environmental science and informs readers about an efficient utilization of nanomaterials to deliver solutions for the public.

Recent Trends in Chemistry and Futuristic Catalysts Book

Recent Trends in Chemistry and Futuristic Catalysts


  • Author : Dr. Azad Kumar
  • Publisher : THNAUJ INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS
  • Release Date : 2022-11-26
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9788195519637

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This book includes a wide variety of topics that represent the diversity of current chemistry and catalysis developments. It features cutting-edge research from some of the world's smartest and most well-known experts. Contributions vary from creative uses of current approaches to new methods to help readers comprehend. Catalysis is a not often used expression in everyday life, but it plays a major role in our existence. Only the catalytic activity of enzymes allows the human body to function. In addition, the synthesis of ammonia fertiliser is a significant achievement in the realm of catalysis with significant societal implications. Catalysts have gotten a lot of interest because they can be used to make sustainable energy, fuels, and value-added compounds. This book examines some of the underlying challenges surrounding various developments in new catalytic systems and designs, as well as their applications. The book provides an overview about the greatness that lies in the recent progress in chemistry.

Green Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Process Book

Green Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Process


  • Author : Saravanan Rajendran
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-09-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030176389

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Green Photocatalysts for Energy and Environmental Process Excerpt :

This book describes green photocatalysts and their diverse applications in the fields of environmental sciences and energy. It especially takes a closer look at the removal of air and water pollutants, the generation of hydrogen, photo fuel cells, electrophotocatalysts, solar energy conversions, and green biophotocatalysts. Furthermore it also discusses on the role of catalysts along with their chemical reactions, challenges, past developments and directions for further research on photocatalysts. It includes recent developments of quantum dots (QDs) and photocatalytic applications of QDs such as carbon materials like carbon and graphene based QDs, metal, metal sulfide and metal oxide based QDs as well as a detailed review on various types of templates used for the preparation of porous g-C3N4 and its applications in detail. This is done with special reference to dye degradation, reduction of hexavalent Cr, and reduction of CO2 and for the evolution of H2 photocatalytically. This book offers an intriguing and useful guide for a broad readership in various fields of catalysis, material sciences, environment and energy.

Microbial Electrochemical Technologies Book

Microbial Electrochemical Technologies


  • Author : Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429944994

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Microbial Electrochemical Technologies Excerpt :

This book encompasses the most updated and recent account of research and implementation of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies (METs) from pioneers and experienced researchers in the field who have been working on the interface between electrochemistry and microbiology/biotechnology for many years. It provides a holistic view of the METs, detailing the functional mechanisms, operational configurations, influencing factors governing the reaction process and integration strategies. The book not only provides historical perspectives of the technology and its evolution over the years but also the most recent examples of up-scaling and near future commercialization, making it a must-read for researchers, students, industry practitioners and science enthusiasts. Key Features: Introduces novel technologies that can impact the future infrastructure at the water-energy nexus. Outlines methodologies development and application of microbial electrochemical technologies and details out the illustrations of microbial and electrochemical concepts. Reviews applications across a wide variety of scales, from power generation in the laboratory to approaches. Discusses techniques such as molecular biology and mathematical modeling; the future development of this promising technology; and the role of the system components for the implementation of bioelectrochemical technologies for practical utility. Explores key challenges for implementing these systems and compares them to similar renewable energy technologies, including their efficiency, scalability, system lifetimes, and reliability.