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Energies 2010, 3(4), 803-846; doi:10.3390/en3040803
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Recent Advances in Enzymatic Fuel Cells: Experiments and Modeling

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Received: 4 January 2010; in revised form: 23 February 2010 / Accepted: 3 March 2010 / Published: 21 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fuel Cells)
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Abstract: Enzymatic fuel cells convert the chemical energy of biofuels into electrical energy. Unlike traditional fuel cell types, which are mainly based on metal catalysts, the enzymatic fuel cells employ enzymes as catalysts. This fuel cell type can be used as an implantable power source for a variety of medical devices used in modern medicine to administer drugs, treat ailments and monitor bodily functions. Some advantages in comparison to conventional fuel cells include a simple fuel cell design and lower cost of the main fuel cell components, however they suffer from severe kinetic limitations mainly due to inefficiency in electron transfer between the enzyme and the electrode surface. In this review article, the major research activities concerned with the enzymatic fuel cells (anode and cathode development, system design, modeling) by highlighting the current problems (low cell voltage, low current density, stability) will be presented.
Keywords: biofuel cell; enzymatic electrode; bioelectrocatalysis; modeling biofuel cell; enzymatic electrode; bioelectrocatalysis; modeling
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Ivanov, I.; Vidaković-Koch, T.; Sundmacher, K. Recent Advances in Enzymatic Fuel Cells: Experiments and Modeling. Energies 2010, 3, 803-846.

AMA Style

Ivanov I, Vidaković-Koch T, Sundmacher K. Recent Advances in Enzymatic Fuel Cells: Experiments and Modeling. Energies. 2010; 3(4):803-846.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ivanov, Ivan; Vidaković-Koch, Tanja; Sundmacher, Kai. 2010. "Recent Advances in Enzymatic Fuel Cells: Experiments and Modeling." Energies 3, no. 4: 803-846.


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