ISABB Journal of
Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AFRICAN BIOTECHNOLOGISTS AND BIOSCIENTISTS
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2163-9758
  • DOI: 10.5897/ISABB-JBB
  • Start Year: 2011
  • Published Articles: 7

Studies on the optimization of bioelectricity production from industrial and domestic waste using immobilization of microbial cells

Abhishek Tyagi1, Suryu Prakash Dwivedi1, Sanjay Mishra1* and Anupam Srivastav2
   1School of Biotechnology, IFTM University, Delhi Road, Moradabad 244001, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2School of Engineering and Technology, IFTM University, Delhi Road, Moradabad 244001, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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  • Article Number - 6CEFB4544867
  • Vol.2(2), pp. 18-25, October 2012
  •  Received: 12 January 2012
  •  Accepted: 29 March 2012
  •  Published: 30 October 2012

Abstract

 

A unique type of fuel cell with a potential in long-term is the bio fuel. The data obtained from the studies undertaken reflect glucose yielding the peak voltage. However, sucrose is cheap, similar to glucose in the electricity production pattern. Using glucose in anaerobic culture conditions, the microbial fuel cell produced a peak voltage of 1.35 by organisms Saccharomyces cerevisiae but different current obtained were 1.9 and 2.5 mA respectively, and the catalyst was shown to affect the duration of the peak but not the peak voltage, ultimately, providing new insights for industrial waste recycling for an ongoing pursuit of the most productive microbial fuel cells.

 

Key words: Bioelectricity, biofuel, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, microbial fuel cell (MFC), molasses, waste recycling.