A Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) or biological fuel cell is a bio-electrochemical system that utilizes microorganisms to convert chemical energy, available in a bio-convertible substrate, directly into electricity. As a bio-electrochemical system, MFC contains two electrodes, anode and cathode. The electrodes can be made of variety of electrode material, such as carbon cloth, carbon paper, graphite rod etc. Functional microorganisms are able to grow on electrode in substrate solutions to convert a large variety of organic materials into energy, water and carbon dioxide via their natural systems. The bacteria use only part of the produced energy to process nutrients and sustain their life. Through MFC, the rest of the energy can be harnessed to generate electricity. MFC has a wide range of applications, such as waste water treatment and energy generation, underwater power needs, bio-sensors, power for implanted medical devices etc.
The Microbial H-Cell is a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) reactor chamber. The H-cell is defined according to the shape of the cell. It can be used as reactor and other electrochemical cells.
The assembled H-cell has a volume of 100ml on each side of chamber. The compact design of the H-cell is especially suitable for proof of concept studies in getting initial results efficiently. It is suitable for using various substrates, such as basal medium, M9 medium, other bacteria growth medium, waste water or organic liquid from nature, natural sea water etc. The two chambers are connected in the middle with a big aperture hole, which has the advantage of less mass transport limitation in ion-exchange. Each chamber has multiple (3) openings to provide flexibility in doing multiple tasks at the same time, such as adding circulation pipes, culture injection and gas purging during the testing.
• 2x Bottles
• 1x NW25 Clamp and Seal Set NW25
• 2x Closed or Open Caps for the Tops (Optional)
• 2x Septum, TF / Silicon Seals for the Top Open Cap (Optional)
• 6x GL14 Open Caps for the Sides
• 6x Septum, TF / Silicon Seals for the Side Caps
• Flange OD: 40 mm
• Tube OD: 30 mm
• Inside diameter: 26 mm
• Volume per bottle: 100 mL
Lead time of 5 – 6 weeks to be expected.