Enzymatic biofuel cell optimization and anode characterization

Michael B. Fischback, Jongkyu Youn, Xueyan Zhao, Ping Wang, Jungbae Kim, Su Ha

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Biofuel cells capable of converting glucose into electricity are of significant importance for the powering of medically implantable devices and for use with sugar rich agricultural waste. However, two large problems need to be tackled before these cells are of commercial value, i.e., enzyme stability and power density. In light of this, glucose oxidase electrodes were prepared using nanostructured materials such as carbon fibers and carbon nanotubes. A discussion covers optimum glucose concentration; mediator concentration; feed flow rate; operating temperature; and buffer type and concentration. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA 11/12-17/2006).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2006Nov 17 2006

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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