An improved maximum power extraction scheme for microbial fuel cells

  title={An improved maximum power extraction scheme for microbial fuel cells},
  author={S. Attarsharghi and Lyne Woodward and Ouassima Akhrif},
  journal={IECON 2012 - 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society},
Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a recent technology of producing bioelectricity from wastewater by using bacteria as catalyst in the oxydo-reduction reaction. Because of the biological nature of MFC, the level of delivered electrical power is greatly affected by the operating conditions. In order to extract the maximum produced power, extremum-seeking control (ESC) methods are used to keep MFC working at its optimal operating point. As the ESC scheme is based on a feedback control loop, its… CONTINUE READING


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