Course Description

Fundamentals of fuel cell.  Electricity generating microorganisms.  Electron transfer mechanism microbial fuel cell (MFC).  Parameters for evaluating MFC performance.  MFC reactor configuration.  Potential applications of MFC.  Production of hydrogen using microbial-electrolyzer (adapted MFC); fundamentals of electrolyzer; factors affect the bio-electrolyzer performance and reactor configuration; comparison with other H2 generation technologies.

Course Objectives

The student, upon completion of this course, should be able to:

  • understand basic fundamentals of microbial fuel cell activity and explain potential applications.
  • write a short research proposal based on the course contents.
  • present and explain their research proposal.
  • understand the evaluation of research proposals and be acquainted with the review process.