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dc.contributor.advisorXu, Jieen_US
dc.contributor.authorD'Angelo, Lorenzoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-18T21:41:38Z
dc.date.available2016-10-18T21:41:38Z
dc.date.created2016-08en_US
dc.date.issued2016-10-18
dc.date.submitted2016-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21259
dc.description.abstractHuman civilization faces major challenges regarding sustainable energy production. Biomass, such as agricultural waste, is an abundant source of underutilized chemical energy, and therefore, has potential to replace or supplement fossil fuel use in the future. Currently, an effective way to convert biomass to energy is through a microbial fuel cell (MFC), a type of biofuel cells utilizing bacteria to convert the chemical energy of biomass directly into electrical energy. However, current MFCs produce too little power to be useful in practical applications. One potential solution is to miniaturize and stack many MFCs together for high power production. In this thesis a new stack design fabricated with the help of an advanced 3D printing technology is presented, different electrode materials are tested and the different performances are characterized. Also an innovative electrode has been designed but without being able to be fabricated with the standard technology available.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2016 Lorenzo D'Angeloen_US
dc.subjectMFCen_US
dc.subjectFuel cellen_US
dc.subjectBacteriaen_US
dc.subjectElectrodesen_US
dc.subjectCNTen_US
dc.subjectStacken_US
dc.subjectPhotolitographyen_US
dc.subject3D printingen_US
dc.title3D Printed Microfluidic Microbial Fuel Cell Stack for Portable Electricity Productionen_US
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical and Industrial Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMS, Master of Scienceen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberUslenghi, Piergiorgioen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAsinari, Pietroen_US
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