Mesoporous Materials in Biofuel Cells


Mesoporous Materials in Biofuel Cells

Mehmet Harbi Calimli, Mehmet Salih Nas, Hakan Burhan, Fatih Sen

In biological systems, the conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy exhibited the importance of biological fuel cells. Thus, studies on the use of microbes and enzymes in fuel cell devices have recently increased. Reduced fossil resources and damage to the environment have led to an increase in the search for new energy sources. Electric energy can be obtained by using microbial and enzymes in fuel cells. The efficiency and durability of the material to be used in cathodic and anodic electrodes enable the efficient use of the biofuel cell. It is very important to know the properties of the membrane materials that provide ion transfer between the cathode and the anode. So, the characteristics of the materials used in these fuel cells, which can be expressed as biological fuel cells, affect the energy efficiency. This chapter is aimed to report recent developments in microbial fuel cells, enzymatic fuel cells and carbon-based fuel cells and the materials used in these fuel cells.

Biofuel Cells, Enzymatic Fuel Cells, Mesoporous Materials, Microbial Fuel Cells, Nanomaterials

Published online 2/21/2019, 16 pages


Part of the book on Enzymatic Fuel Cells

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