Special Issue "Microbial Fuel Cell"

A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Seokheun Choi

Associate Professor, Bioelectronics & Microsystems Laboratory (BML), Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA
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Interests: soft robotics; flexible electronics; biobatteries; bioMEMS; biosensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The next generation of sustainable energy could come from microorganisms; evidence of this has given rise to electromicrobiology, the study of microorganisms’ electrical properties. Many recent advances in electromicrobiology stem from studying microbial fuel cells (MFCs), which are gaining acceptance as a future alternative "green" energy technology and energy-efficient wastewater treatment methods. MFCs are powered by live microorganisms with clean and sustainable features; they efficiently catalyze degradation for a broad range of organic substrates under natural conditions. Despite their vast potential, our ability to harness the potential of MFC technology lags from a lack of in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that achieve electron harvesting from microorganisms, and fundamental factors that maximize MFCs’ power-generating capabilities. These gaps relegate MFCs to a laboratory curiosity.

In this Special Issue, we welcome review articles and original research papers that address key issues related to MFC technologies, including basic research, materials development, device architectures, system integration, and power management, in the framework of emerging and demanding biotechnological applications.

Prof. Dr. Seokheun Choi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • microbial fuel cells
  • bioelectrochemical systems
  • electromicrobiology
  • microbial electrogenicity
  • sustainable wastewater treatment
  • bioelectricity generation
  • new materials and structures for microbial fuel cells
  • new methods and technologies for high power generation
  • power management
  • microbial fuel cell stacks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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