A Comprehensive Report on the Modern Applications of Inorganic Materials in Biofuel Cell Industry

  • Budhadeb Chowdhury Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan, India
  • Susanta Malik Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan, India
  • Bidyut Saha Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6711-0763
Keywords: Advanced inorganic materials, Biofuel cells, Electro catalyst, Fabrication, Implantation

Abstract

In this review, a partial description of inorganic materials from different sources has been presented to understand the function of biofuel cells. One of today’s greatest problems is the deficiency of fossil fuels and particularly oil. While also concerning over the environmental issue one of the new and effective resources of energy is biofuel cells (BFCs). It is important to keep in mind that the recent progress in the application of inorganic materials in biofuel cells put the emphasis particularly on the electrode and redox behaviour. Here we have discussed the primary challenges of applying inorganic materials to use as electrode in BFCs for future technology. Recently the future of energy depends on the creative design of the stable and efficient systems to produce clean and renewable energy sources, such as biofuel cells. The physical challenges and associated problems lead our discussion in better engineering path as well as in theoretical approach to apply various inorganic substances in BFCs.

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Author Biographies

Budhadeb Chowdhury, Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan, India

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Budhadeb Chowdhury took his M.Sc. (2011) in Chemistry from The University of Burdwan, WB, India. Currently, he is studying for a Ph.D. under the direction of Prof. Bidyut Saha in the Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan. His research interests are the oxidation of alcohols in micellar media and the electron transfer redox reactions by higher valent metal ions mainly copper(iii) and iron(iii). He is an active researcher from long time and often engaged in multifield research studies for social benefits.

Susanta Malik, Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan, India

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Susanta Malik was born in Kalna, Burdwan in 1988. He has obtained his Ph.D. degree from The University of Burdwan in 2017. Dr. Malik was  working as a National Post-doctoral Fellow (NPDF) from Department of Chemistry, Visva-Bharati in the period of 2017-2019. He is working in my lab in the “Homogeneous Catalysis” division. He is presently working as Assistant Teacher in Chemistry.

Bidyut Saha, Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan, India

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Bidyut Saha was born in Birbhum, WB, India in 1975. He has obtained his Ph.. D. degree from Visva-Bharati University, India in 2007. He was a visiting scientist between 2009-2010 in the Department of Chemistry, UBC,Vancouver, Canada. Professor Saha is presently working as an Professor in the Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan, India. His area of interests is bioremediation of toxic metals, micellar catalysis and inorganic reaction mechanisms. He has published 120 papers in international journals.

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This mini review highlights the primary challenges of applying inorganic materials to use as electrode in BFCs for future technology such as waste water treatment, energy generation, implantable medical devices and robots. The physical challenges and associated problems lead our discussion in better engineering path as well as in theoretical approach to apply various inorganic substances in BFCs.
Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Chowdhury, B., Malik, S., & Saha, B. (2020). A Comprehensive Report on the Modern Applications of Inorganic Materials in Biofuel Cell Industry. Journal of the Indonesian Chemical Society, 3(3), 131. https://doi.org/10.34311/jics.2020.03.3.131