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Waste to Sustainable Energy
MFCs – Prospects through Prognosis

ISBN 9781138328211
Published March 6, 2019 by CRC Press
336 Pages 8 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With no emissions and water as a byproduct, the globe could imagine a sustainable and resilient human kind that obliterates any possible chances of future climate change. With increased globalization, there has been an unprecedented escalation in production processes thus generating valued products and byproducts. A significant quantum of the waste materials generated can be transformed into fuels with the help of MFCs. MFC’s utilities would bring about a paradigm shift built on the principles of sustainability, encompassing closed loop biorefinery approach. A MFC’s bio-refinery ensures complete allocation of products and byproducts in various processes yielding zero waste. Such efforts would not only help in managing waste but also contribute to generation of renewable fuel and valued products that fosters sustainable development. To cater to the needs of the present challenges in waste management, bioenergy and bio product recovery and commercial sustainability, this book on MFCs will emphasize and throw light on various mechanisms, routes and reaction engineering approaches for complete transformation of waste to wealth.

Table of Contents

MFCs - From Lab to Field

Abhilasha Singh Mathuriya

Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Variants

Sahriah Basri and Siti Kartom Kamarudin

Fundamentals of Photosynthetic Microbial fuel cell

Rashmi Chandra and Garima Vishal

Bio-Based Products in Fuel Cells

Beenish Saba, Ann D. Christy, Kiran Abrar and Tariq Mahmood

Electrotroph as an Emerging Biocommodity Producer in a Biocatalyzed Bioelectrochemical System

Supriyanka Rana, Lakhveer Singh and Zularisam bin ab Wahid

Role of Biocatalyst in Microbial Fuel Cell Performance

M. Amirul Islam, Ahasanul Karim, Puranjan Mishra, Che Ku Mohammad Faizal, Md. Maksudur Rahman Khan and Abu Yousuf

Exoelectrogenic Bacteria: A candidate for Sustainable Bio-electricity generation in Microbial Fuel Cells

Shraddha Shahane, Payel Choudhury, O.N. Tiwari, Umesh Mishra and Biswanath Bhunia

Cyanobacteria: A Biocatalyst in Microbial Fuel Cell for Sustainable Electricity generation

Thingujam Indrama, O.N. Tiwari, Tarun Kanti Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit Mondal and Biswanath Bhunia

Yeast and Algae as Biocatalysts in Microbial Fuel Cell

Neethu B, G.D. Bhowmick and M.M. Ghangrekar

Cost-effective Carbon Catalysts and Related Electrode Designs for the Air Cathode of Microbial Fuel Cells

Wei Yang, Jun Li, Qian Fu, Liang Zhang, Xun Zhu and Qiang Liao

Bioelectricity from Municipal Waste

Pranab Jyoti Sarma and Kaustubha Mohanty

Biological Conversion of Food Waste to Value addition in Microbial Fuel Cell

C. Nagendranatha Reddy and Booki Min

Optimization of Energy Production and Water Treatment in MFCs by Modeling Tools

V.M. Ortiz-Martínez, M.J. Salar-Garcíaa, A. de Ramón-Fernández, A.P. de los Ríos, F.J. Hernández-Fernández and P. Andreo-Martínez

Development of Alternative Proton Exchange Membranes based on Biopolymers for Microbial Fuel Cell Applications

Srinivasa R. Popuri, Alex J.T. Harewood, Ching-Hwa Lee and Shima L. Holder

Using Microbial Fuel Cell System as Biosensors

Tuoyu Zhou, Shuting Zhang, Huawen Han and Xiangkai Li

Sustainability Assessment of Microbial Fuel Cells

Surajbhan Sevda, Swati Singh, Garlapati Vijay Kumar, Lalit Pandey, T.R. Sreekrishnan and Anoop Singh

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Dr. Lakhveer Singh is presently working as a Senior Research Associate at Biological and Ecological Engineering department, Oregon State University, USA. Prior to his joining Oregon State University, he worked as an Assistant Professor from Dec. 2013-July 2017 at University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. His main areas of research are Bioenergy, Water treatment, Bioelectrochemical systems, Nanomaterial synthesis for energy and water applications and Bioreactors development. He has published 44 papers in prominent journals in Elsevier’s, Springer, Wiley, and has authored 4 book chapters. His works have been cited 682 times with an h index of 15 and an i10 index of 19 to till date. In addition, he has edited one book: (i) Waste Biomass Management – A Holistic Approach (2017) and presently editing two books. He is presently Editor-board member of the following journals: International Journal of Energy Engineering, Scientific and Academic Publisher, USA, International Journal of Engineering Technology and Science, and Insight- Energy Science. He is a member of the following scientific societies: International Water Association (IWA) and Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE). He also holds four patent filing application for his research. He has been a reviewer for various journals published by Elsevier, Wiley, RSC and Springer.

Dr. Durga Madhab Mahapatra is presently working as a Courtesy Faculty at the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering (BEE), School of Engineering, Oregon State University, USA. Prior to his joining Oregon State University, he worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. His main areas of research are Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts, Biomass and Bioenergy, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Process Engineering and Bioreactors Design and Analysis. He has extensive experience in research and industry oriented projects. He has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, scientific reports, book chapters and invited articles. His works have been cited 704 times with an H index of 13. He is presently editing two books. He has won many awards in national and international forums, exhibitions, conferences and is a recipient of the prestigious Amulya and Vimala Reddy Award for Sustainable Technologies and Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award. He is a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Indian Science Congress (ISC), Asia Pacific Society on Algal Biotechnology and has been a reviewer for various journals published by Springer, Elsevier, RSC and Wiley.