Biochemical Energy Conversion System
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.
KeywordsFuel Cell Hydrogen Evolution Flow Rate Ratio Anode Chamber Cathode Chamber
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