Department / Course College of Science and Engineering Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Title / Position Assistant Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2021/01
Type Research paper (scientific journal)
Peer Review Yes
Title A Novel Design Portable Plugged-Type Soil Microbial Fuel Cell for Bioelectricity Generation
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal Energies
Journal Type Another Country
Publisher MDPI
Volume, Issue, Page 14(3),553
Total page number
Authorship Corresponding author
Author and coauthor Hoang-Uyen-Dung Nguyen, Dang-Trang Nguyen, Kozo Taguchi
Details Soil microbial fuel cells (SMFCs) are a promising cost-effective power source for on-demand electricity generation applications. So far, reported SMFC configurations are usually bulky and hard to setup. In this study, a low-cost portable plugged-type SMFC (PSMFC) was designed and fabricated for on-demand micropower generation. The PSMFC can be activated just by plugging into natural wet soil, which is easy to access in the natural condition. The PSMFC uses carbon-based electrodes for cost-effectiveness. After setting the PSMFC into the soil to activate, it started to produce electricity after 1 h and reached the power density of 7.3 mW/m2 after 48 h. The proposed PSMFC can potentially generate electricity for remote sensors or soil sensing systems.
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