Enzymatic Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Applications by Heather R. Luckarift, Plamen B. Atanassov, Glenn R. Johnson

By Heather R. Luckarift, Plamen B. Atanassov, Glenn R. Johnson

Summarizes examine encompassing the entire features required to appreciate, fabricate and combine enzymatic gas cells

  • Contributions span the fields of bio-electrochemistry and organic gasoline phone research
  • Teaches the reader to optimize gasoline phone functionality to accomplish long term operation and detect advertisement applicability
  • Introduces the reader  to the clinical features of bioelectrochemistry together with electric wiring of enzymes and cost move in enzyme gasoline telephone electrodes
  • Covers special engineering difficulties of enzyme gasoline cells resembling layout and optimization

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6 (a) Schematic of MCO immobilized to carbon electrodes modified with gold nanoparticles. (b) Surface as viewed by SEM and (c) enhancement of electrocatalytic activity as observed by oxygen reduction, with (dashed line) and without (solid line) gold nanoparticles. (Adapted with permission from Ref. [50]. ) molecules play a significant role in conformational flexibility of immobilized enzyme molecules. Third, conductive nanoparticles play an active role as a conductive connection between the active site of the enzyme and the surface of the electrode.

Kontani R, Tsujimura S, Kano K. Air diffusion biocathode with CueO as electrocatalyst adsorbed on carbon particle-modified electrodes. Bioelectrochemistry 2009;76:10–13. 77. Gupta G, Lau C, Ranjendran V, Colon F, Branch B, Ivnitski D, Atanassov P. Direct electron transfer catalyzed by bilirubin oxidase for air breathing gas-diffusion electrodes. Electrochem Commun 2011;13:247–249. 78. Rincón RA, Lau C, Luckarift HR, Garcia KE, Adkins E, Johnson GR, Atanassov P. Enzymatic fuel cells: integrating flow-through anode and air-breathing cathode into a membrane-less biofuel cell design.

7) [55,68]. The advantage of a GDE is that molecular oxygen can be supplied through the gaseous phase, reducing the solubility and diffusion limitations of liquid electrolytes. By increasing the availability of oxygen, the current density of GDE cathodes is similarly enhanced. 5 wt% PTFE). (b) Schematic representation of the three-phase interphase in a gas diffusion biocathode. (Reproduced with permission from Ref. [55]. ) GDEs are widely used in various types of fuel cells and in metal–air batteries in which oxygen serves as the cathode oxidant, supplied from ambient air [71].

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