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Biochemical Energy Conversion System

  • Shuichi Suzuki
  • Isao Karube
  • Tadashi Matsunaga
  • Hiromichi Kayano

Abstract

Considerable world-wide interest has arisen in development of new energy conversion systems. Utilization of biomass and waste water is attractive for energy production. The authors succeeded in stabilization of a hydrogen producing system, hydrogenase, in immobilized bacteria (1). The immobilized whole cells of Clostridium butyricum continuously evolved hydrogen from glucose and industrial waste waters. The immobilized whole cells were applied to a biochemical fuel cell (2,3,4). On the other hand, solar energy is also attractive for energy resource. A photo-electrochemical energy conversion system modeled on the photosynthetic process has been developed by the author (5). Chlorophyll-liquid crystal electrodes were used for the energy conversion.

Keywords

Fuel Cell Hydrogen Evolution Flow Rate Ratio Anode Chamber Cathode Chamber 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuichi Suzuki
    • 1
  • Isao Karube
    • 1
  • Tadashi Matsunaga
    • 1
  • Hiromichi Kayano
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Laboratory of Resources UtilizationTokyo Institute of TechnologyNagatsuta, Midroi-ku, Yokohama 227Japan

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