Microbial Fuel Cell

A Bioelectrochemical System that Converts Waste to Watts

  • Debabrata Das

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Debabrata Das
    Pages 1-19
  3. Soumya Pandit, Debabrata Das
    Pages 21-41
  4. Jhansi L. Varanasi, Debabrata Das
    Pages 43-62
  5. Jean-Clément Flayac, Eric Trably, Nicolas Bernet
    Pages 63-85
  6. Sanath Kumar Kondaveeti, Jai Sankar Seelam, G. Mohanakrishna
    Pages 87-100
  7. Thi Hiep Han, Sandesh Y. Sawant, Moo Hwan Cho
    Pages 101-124
  8. Ruchira Rudra, Vikash Kumar, Arpita Nandy, Patit Paban Kundu
    Pages 125-140
  9. Santimoy Khilari, Debabrata Pradhan
    Pages 141-163
  10. V. Prakasam, S. G. F. Bagh, S. Ray, B. Fifield, L. A. Porter, J. A. Lalman
    Pages 165-187
  11. Sanath Kondaveeti, Ramesh Kakarla, Booki Min
    Pages 189-208
  12. G. Mohanakrishna, Shafeer Kalathil, Deepak Pant
    Pages 209-227
  13. Jhansi L. Varanasi, Ramya Veerubhotla, Debabrata Das
    Pages 249-268
  14. Ramya Veerubhotla, Sajal Kanti Dutta, Saikat Chakraborty
    Pages 269-283
  15. A. Evren Tugtaş, Bariş Çalli
    Pages 307-333
  16. Soumya Pandit, Shruti Sarode, Debabrata Das
    Pages 353-371
  17. Rashmi Chandra, S. Venkata Mohan, Parra-Saldivar Roberto, Bruce E. Ritmann, Raul Alexis Sanchez Cornejo
    Pages 373-387
  18. Ramya Veerubhotla, Debabrata Das
    Pages 389-402
  19. Mohita Sharma, Priyangshu M. Sarma
    Pages 421-442
  20. Dipak A. Jadhav, Makarand M. Ghangrekar, Narcis Duteanu
    Pages 443-457
  21. Jai Sankar Seelam, Christina Theresia Rundel, Hitesh C. Boghani, G. Mohanakrishna
    Pages 459-481
  22. Kuppam Chandrasekhar, Abudukeremu Kadier, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Rosa Anna Nastro, Velpuri Jeevitha
    Pages 483-499
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 501-506

About this book


This book represents a novel attempt to describe microbial fuel cells (MFCs) as a renewable energy source derived from organic wastes. Bioelectricity is usually produced through MFCs in oxygen-deficient environments, where a series of microorganisms convert the complex wastes into electrons via liquefaction through a cascade of enzymes in a bioelectrochemical process.

The book provides a detailed description of MFC technologies and their applications, along with the theories underlying the electron transfer mechanisms, the biochemistry and the microbiology involved, and the material characteristics of the anode, cathode and separator. It is intended for a broad audience, mainly undergraduates, postgraduates, energy researchers, scientists working in industry and at research organizations, energy specialists, policymakers, and anyone else interested in the latest developments concerning MFCs. 


Microbial fuel cell and energy Bioelectrochemical system and energy Wastewater treatment and microbial fuel cell Bioelectricity and microbial fuel cell Coulombic efficiency and bioelectricity

Editors and affiliations

  • Debabrata Das
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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