Novel applications of microbial fuel cells in sensors and biosensors

A microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a type of bio-electrochemical system with novel features, such as electricity generation, wastewater treatment, and biosensor applications. In recent years, progressive trends in MFC research on its chemical, electrochemical, and microbiological aspects has resulted in its noticeable applications in the field of sensing. This review was consequently aimed to provide an overview of the most interesting new applications of MFCs in sensors, such as providing the required electrical current and power for remote sensors (energy supply device for sensors) and detection of pollutants, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and specific DNA strands by MFCs without an external analytical device (self-powered biosensors). Moreover, in this review, procedures of MFC operation as a power supply for pH, temperature, and organic loading rate (OLR) sensors, and also self-powered biosensors of toxicity, pollutants, and BOD have been discussed. © 2018 by the authors.

Authors
Ivars-Barceló F.1 , Zuliani A.2 , Fallah M.3 , Mashkour M.3 , Rahimnejad M.3 , Luque R. 2, 4
Publisher
MDPI AG
Number of issue
7
Language
English
Status
Published
Number
1184
Volume
8
Year
2018
Organizations
  • 1 Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Química Técnica, Facultad de Ciencias, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey, 9, Madrid, 28040, Spain
  • 2 Departamento de Quimica Organica, Universidad de Cordoba, Edificio Marie-Curie (C-3), Ctra Nnal IV-A, Km 396, Cordoba, E14014, Spain
  • 3 Biofuel and Renewable Energy Research Center, Department of Chemical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (BNUT), Shariati Ave., Babol, Mazandaran, 47148-71167, Iran
  • 4 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), 6 Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
Keywords
Biosensors; Microbial fuel cells; Pollutants; Power supply; Self-power; Wastewater
Date of creation
19.10.2018
Date of change
19.10.2018
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/6516/
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