biochemical fuel cell

biochemical fuel cell

[¦bī·ō′kem·ə·kəl ′fyül ‚sel]
(electricity)
An electrochemical power generator in which the fuel source is bioorganic matter; air is the oxidant at the cathode, and microorganisms catalyze the oxidation of the bioorganic matter at the anode.
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Applications of a Biochemical Fuel Cell to Wastewaters.
These devices have been variously referred to as biochemical fuel cells, biological fuel cells, and biofuel cells.
Experiments have been conducted with direct biochemical fuel cells at the Tata Institute in Bombay.