Special Issue "Microbial Fuel Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
Prof. Dr. Chikashi Sato
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8060, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
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Interests: energy recovery from waste; microbial fuel cells, advanced water and wastewater treatment using UV, ultrasound and hydrodynamic cavitation; decomposition of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in wastewater; chemical reaction kinetics and modeling
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are innovative devices that possess great potential in treating wastewater and generating energy simultaneously by electrochemically active bacteria (EAB). While fundamental applications of MFCs are treatment of wastewater and production of electricity, many other applications have emerged over the years. MFCs can operate electrical systems and wireless sensors that require low power to transmit signals to receivers in remote locations. MFCs can be used power a cell phone, biosensor to monitor pollutants present in wastewater, and implantable medical device. The electrical energy harvested from an MFC can be stored in rechargeable devices such as capacitors and batteries, which are then used for various electrical devices. For the implementation of MFCs, exploring sustainability (e.g., efficiency, reliability, cost effectiveness) is greatly important. This Special Issue will focus on recent advancement of MFC technologies that explore sustainability.
Prof. Dr. Chikashi Sato
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