Conjugation of Nanomaterials and Bioanodes for Energy Production in Microbial Fuel Cell

  • Ambika Arkatkar
  • Arvind Kumar MungrayEmail author
  • Preeti Sharma
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


The term nanotechnology is popularized for the study of small particles with unique properties. Nanoparticles are widely studied for their use in the medicinal field. The application of these tiny particles in the abiotic world of energy generation is also acceptable. The use of surface enhancement property of nanomaterials can be applied in the field of biotic energy generation and simultaneous waste treatment technology. The two goals are targeted under microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology. The MFC reactors can be added as one major area for application of nanoparticles. This chapter will deal with the basic idea of MFC and its limitation. We will further understand the use of nanoparticles as a solution for power enhancement in an MFC reactor.


Nanoparticles Microbial fuel cell Anode Power enhancement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ambika Arkatkar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arvind Kumar Mungray
    • 1
    Email author
  • Preeti Sharma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringSardar Vallabhabhai National Institute of TechnologySuratIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyVeer Narmad South Gujarat UniversitySuratIndia

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