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Electricity Generation & Other Applications using Microbial Fuel Cell

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A Microbial Fuel Cell is a device where the bacteria can grow on one electrode, they breakdown organic matter and release electrons from it. The bacteria can do this by keeping them separate from the oxygen, and when they release those electrons it creates a potential between the two electrodes of about half a volt and voltage times current is power, and that is how power is generated from it. But MFCs are not restricted to generating power they can also be used to produce biofuels. Process can also be used to extract hydrogen and methane using appropriate membrane between the anode and cathode. Given paper explores this spectrum of scenarios and speculates the possibility of generating power using the Himalayan top soil.
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