Accession Number : AD0697842

Title :   BIOCHEMICAL FUEL CELLS,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LIBRARY

Personal Author(s) : Suzuki,Shuichi

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Studies on fuel cells which attempt to extract and recover the energy generated by the burning of fuel in the form of electrical energy are presently being vigorously pursued. One of the most promising approaches seems to be the utilization of the cells employing a gas such as oxygen or hydrogen as an electrolytically active substance. Biochemical fuel cells which use organic materials or simple inorganic salts as fuel and convert chemical energy into electrical energy are also being investigated. In the latter case, reactions at both anode and cathode are designed to be carried out catalytically by biochemical methods closely paralleling redox reactions. It is recognized that the biochemical energetics characteristic of living systems may be heuristically interpreted as examples of energy generation. In particular, the energy reactions of the electron carrier system found in organisms may be so analyzed. A review is presented of the pertinent experimental literature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, *BIOCHEMISTRY), REVIEWS, ANODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), GLUCOSE, UREA, HYDROGEN, ENZYMES, OXIDOREDUCTASES, CATHODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), QUINONES, NITRATES, CARBON DIOXIDE, MICROORGANISMS, IRON COMPOUNDS, SOLAR CELLS, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE