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High Performance Microbial Fuel Cells and Supercapacitors Using Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Technology


Abstract A Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a bio-inspired carbon-neutral, renewable electrochemical converter to extract electricity from catabolic reaction of micro-organisms. It is a promising technology capable of directly converting the abundant biomass on the planet into electricity and potentially alleviate the emerging global warming and energy crisis. The current and power density of MFCs are low compared with conventional energy conversion techniques. Since its debut in 2002, many studies have been performed by adopting a variety of new configurations and structures to improve the power density. The reported maximum areal and volumetric power densities range from 19 mW/m2 to 1.57 W/m2 and from 6.3 W/m3 to 392 W/m3, respectively, which are stil... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Ren, Hao (Author) / Chae, Junseok (Advisor) / Bakkaloglu, Bertan (Committee member) / Phillips, Stephen (Committee member) / Goryll, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Engineering / Energy / Bioinspired devices / Energy / Graphene / Microbial fuel cell / Microbial supercapacitor / Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 202 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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