Human actions across the past few centuries have led to a depletion of the world's natural energy sources, as well as large scale environmental degradation. In the context of these current global issues, this book covers the latest research on the application and use of microbes in topical areas such as bioremediation and biofuels. With chapters covering environmental clean-up, microbial fuel cells and biohydrogen, it provides a comprehensive discussion of the latest developments in the field of microbe utilization.Major efforts have been focused on overcoming the problem by either minimizing the Pt loading amount or finding Pt substitute ... a carbon paper anode and cathode via an e-beam evaporator, obtaining effective and low-cost Pt electrodes (Park et al., 2007). ... Cathode materials The cathode is responsible for transmitting the electrons to the terminal electron acceptor, i.e. ... Transition metals, such as iron and cobalt, are suitable electron mediators between the cathode and the oxygen, anbsp;...
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