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Microbial Fuel Cell Kit

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Advanced—For experienced high school and college classes; requires some technical skill.

  • Investigate cellular respiration
  • Explore an alternative fuel source
  • See microbes in a new light

Use this high-quality fuel cell in an exciting cross-curricular lab that explores cellular respiration, electrical currents, microbiology, and the need for alternative fuels.

The fuel cell uses the metabolic activity of ordinary baker's yeast to create a small electric current; its design is based on original research done by Dr. Peter Bennetto, formerly of King's College, London. Chemicals arrive dry, in premeasured amounts.


What’s Included:
  • 1 Cation-Exchange Membrane
  • 1 Fuel Cell with 2 Sets of Neoprene Gaskets
  • 1 Glucose, 3.6 g
  • 1 Methylene Blue, 0.11 g
  • 1 Potassium Hexacyanoferrate, 0.392 g
  • 1 Red Electrode
  • 1 Black Electrode
  • 1 Sodium Phosphate
  • 1 Whiz-Away™ Wipe Cloth
  • 1 Teacher's Manual
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Needed But Not Included:
  •  Serological Pipets or Syringes (for measuring fluid and loading the cell)
  •  Active Dry Yeast
  •  Digital Voltmeter (that measures 0.4–0.6 V and 1–50 mA)
  •  Distilled Water
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