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Recent advances in biofuel cell and emerging hybrid system

Ahmad, Abdul Aziz and Othman, Raihan (2013) Recent advances in biofuel cell and emerging hybrid system. International Journal of Engineering and Technology Development (IJEST), 1 (3). pp. 64-67. ISSN 2337-3180

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The present paper reviews the recent development of biofuel cell. Due to its renewable nature and milder operating conditions compared to conventional fuel cell, the electrochemical system has been extensively studied. However, major problems associated with this type of electrochemical system remain an intimidating challenge, the utmost being the low power output and stability of biocatalyst being used. Various attempts have been made to overcome these problems, some are reviewed here. The authors suggest a new direction in solving these problems by using hybrid system i.e. metal biofuel cell. The new hybrid system developed is of lower cost, less complex, higher OCV and greater power output.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2593/43567
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biofuel cell, metal biofuel cell, zinc anode, laccase
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Raihan Othman
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2015 09:51
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2015 09:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43567

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