Outlook for benefits of sediment microbial fuel cells with two bio-electrodes

De Schampelaire, Liesje, Rabaey, Korneel, Boeckx, Pascal, Boon, Nico and Verstraete, Willy (2008) Outlook for benefits of sediment microbial fuel cells with two bio-electrodes. Microbial Biotechnology, 1 6: 446-462. doi:10.1111/j.1751-7915.2008.00042.x

Author De Schampelaire, Liesje
Rabaey, Korneel
Boeckx, Pascal
Boon, Nico
Verstraete, Willy
Title Outlook for benefits of sediment microbial fuel cells with two bio-electrodes
Journal name Microbial Biotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1751-7907
Publication date 2008-11
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1751-7915.2008.00042.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Issue 6
Start page 446
End page 462
Total pages 17
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
9699 Other Environment
Abstract The benefits of sediment microbial fuel cells (SMFCs) go beyond energy generation for low-power applications. Aside from producing electrical energy, SMFCs can enhance the oxidation of reduced compounds at the anode, thus bringing about the removal of excessive or unwanted reducing equivalents from submerged soils. Moreover, an SMFC could be applied to control redox-dependent processes in sediment layers. Several cathodic reactions that may drive these sediment oxidation reactions are examined. Special attention is given to two biologically mediated cathodic reactions, respectively employing an oxygen reduction and a manganese cycle. Both reactions imply a low cost and a high electrode potential and are of interest for reactor-type MFCs as well as for SMFCs. © 2008 The Authors
Keyword Sediment microbial fuel cells (SMFCs)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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