Performance improvement of microbial fuel cells by using ultrasonic vibration

Toshitake Tateno, Akira Kakuta, Sachiko Tokoro

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Abstract

Microbial fuel cells (MFC) are expected as a type of electric power generation that does not depend on fossil fuel. Many challenges have been reported to increase the performance. However, there are few researches about MFC or MFC systems from mechanical device points of view. This research proposes and investigates a new idea to improve the performance by use of ultrasonic vibrations generated by piezo electronic devices. In this paper, possible effects of the ultrasonic vibrations are introduced, and a system structure for this application is discussed. As basic experiments, the effects of ultrasonic vibrations on phototrophic bacteria, are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages2152-2157
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 7 Nov 201110 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Conference

Conference37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period7/11/1110/11/11

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    Tateno, T., Kakuta, A., & Tokoro, S. (2011). Performance improvement of microbial fuel cells by using ultrasonic vibration. In Proceedings: IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 2152-2157). [6119641] (IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2011.6119641