Sugar powered fuel cells
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 8

Sugar-Powered Fuel Cells PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 61 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Sugar-Powered Fuel Cells. Andrew Karman, 2011 Surf-it fellow Gobind Bisht , graduate student Dr. Marc Madou , Faculty Mentor Dr. LAWRENCE KULINSKY, Faculty Mentor . Background. Biological MicroElectroMechanical Systems Implantable electrically-operated devices: Pacemakers

Download Presentation

Sugar-Powered Fuel Cells

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Sugar powered fuel cells

Sugar-Powered Fuel Cells

Andrew Karman, 2011 Surf-it fellow

GobindBisht, graduate student Dr. Marc Madou, Faculty Mentor

Dr. LAWRENCE KULINSKY, Faculty Mentor


Background

Background

  • Biological MicroElectroMechanical Systems

    • Implantable electrically-operated devices:

      • Pacemakers

      • Defibrillators

      • Insulin pumps

      • Drug delivery systems

    • Power supplies:

      • Primary (non-rechargeable) batteries

      • Secondary batteries

        • Serious drawbacks in terms of safety, reliability, and scalability


Objective

Objective

  • Development of biofuel cell:

    • Device to mimic nature’s method of energy generation

      • Conversion of biochemical energy into electrical energy

    • Anodic/Cathodic enzyme

      • Glucose oxidase / Laccase (0.78V)


Cmems architecture

CMEMS Architecture

  • Attractive features of carbon in electrochemical application

    • Wide electrochemical potential window

    • Good electrical conductivity

    • Chemical and mechanical stability

    • Low cost


Cmems fabrication process

CMEMS Fabrication Process


Carbon electrode functionalization enzyme attachment

Carbon Electrode Functionalization & Enzyme Attachment


Challenges future outlook

Challenges & Future Outlook

  • Problems to Overcome:

    • 1) Low cell voltages & power densities

    • 2) Adsorption of interfering species

    • 3) Electrical contact between redox enzymes & electrode

  • Prototype in Development:

    • Preliminary results appear promising!


Questions

Questions?


  • Login