Biological Fuel Cells

Biological Fuel Cells

Fundamental to Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editor: Mostafa Rahimnejad
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857116

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Biological Fuel Cells: Fundamental to Applications offers a comprehensive update on the latest microbial fuel cells technologies and their systems development and implementation. Taking a practical approach to MFCs, the book provides guidance on analytical methods and tools, economic and performance analyses of various technologies and systems, and engineering aspects. Established and newly developed technologies are presented alongside their applications within the context of cost, practicality and future technologies, which are discussed within the context of other renewable energy systems. This book is a comprehensive reference for users working in the field of fuel cells, microbial fuel cells and bioenergy.

Key Features

  • Presents lab-scale case studies and real-world application on microbial fuel cells
  • Provides the fundamental theories and concepts behind MFCs, along with the latest technologies
  • Offers guidance on economic and cost analyses for technologies and systems within each chapter


Energy researchers working in the areas of Environmental Engineering (e.g. waste management), Chemistry (analytical, physical-chemistry, electrochemistry), Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biotechnology, and Microbiology. Industry professionals working in the above areas

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Constituents, structure, materials and measurement with conceptual, practical and economical views
    1. Introduction to microbial fuel cell technology

    2. Electrochemical and microbiological concepts of MFCs
    2.1. Exoelectrogenic microorganisms
    2.2. Electrotrophic microorganism
    2.3. Microbial growth and effective parameters

    3. Anode electrodes in MFCs
    3.1. Anode concepts and properties
    3.2. From conventional to modern anode materials
    3.3. Kinetics study and electrochemical measurements for anodes
    3.4. Cost and performance analysis of anode materials

    4. Cathode electrodes in MFCs
    4.1. Cathode concepts, structures and properties
    4.2. Cathode catalysts: conventional, photo and bio catalysts
    4.3. PGM-free catalysts
    4.4. ORR kinetics and electrochemical measurements for cathodes
    4.5. Economical assessment of cathodes

    5. Energy and power measurement methods in MFCs

    6. MFCs designing and performance
    6.1. Batch and continuous feeding
    6.2. Different configurations
    6.3. Reactor design kinetics and thermodynamics
    6.4. Modelling and simulation
    6.5. scale-up and practical designs of MFCs

    7. Separators and membranes

    8. Supercapacitors and MFCs

    9. MFCs’ challenges and the potential solutions

    10. MFCs’ commercialization and economic analysis

    Part 2: MFCs’ applications

    11. Electricity generation

    12. Wastewater treatment

    13. Bio-hydrogen generation and MECs

    14. CO2 reduction and MES

    15. Bioremediation by MFC technology

    16. MFC based biosensors

    17. Sediment microbial fuel cell

    18. Future applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857116

About the Editor

Mostafa Rahimnejad

Mostafa Rahimnejad works in the Departyment of Chemical Engineering at Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran.

Affiliations and Expertise

Departyment of Chemical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran

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