microbial fuel cell

Ask questions about projects relating to: aerodynamics or hydrodynamics, astronomy, chemistry, electricity, electronics, physics, or engineering

Moderators: MelissaB, kgudger, Ray Trent, Moderators

microbial fuel cell

Postby alysonk121012 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:25 pm

i wanted to do a project building a soil based microbial fuel cell and testing the affect of salt on the electricity produced.
i have a lot of my materials already.
what is the shortest amount of time to do this experiment? my actual project isnt due until february though.
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:26 pm
Occupation: Student:10th grade
Project Question: Microbial Fuel Cells using Algae
Project Due Date: January
Project Status: I am just starting

Re: microbial fuel cell

Postby John Dreher » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:47 pm

That depends a lot on how much R&D is needed to make such a cell. If it takes many tries to get something that works, it could take months. If, however, it can be based on something like this:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple- ... -An-Algae/

Then a month might be enough, assuming you have a lot (days) of time available every week.

This is just my guess, and I have never done experiments of this sort, so take it with a grain
(a box perhaps :) ) of salt.
John Dreher
Posts: 294
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:33 am
Occupation: Astronomer, Professor of Physics, SETI Researcher (retired)
Project Question: n/a
Project Due Date: n/a
Project Status: Not applicable

Return to Grades 9-12: Physical Science

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 4 guests