Bioelectrochemical systems: microbial versus enzymatic catalysis

Freguia, Stefano, Virdis, Bernardino, Harnisch, Falk and Keller, Jurg (2012) Bioelectrochemical systems: microbial versus enzymatic catalysis. Electrochimica Acta, 82 165-174. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2012.03.014

Author Freguia, Stefano
Virdis, Bernardino
Harnisch, Falk
Keller, Jurg
Title Bioelectrochemical systems: microbial versus enzymatic catalysis
Journal name Electrochimica Acta   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-4686
Publication date 2012-11-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.03.014
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 82
Start page 165
End page 174
Total pages 10
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract Bioelectrochemical systems rely upon bioelectrocatalysts of microbial as well as enzymatic nature. Both bioelectrocatalysts serve the same purpose of enabling or accelerating a given electrochemical reaction but they often differ significantly in their properties as well as degree of scientific understanding. This review characterizes and compares the advantages and disadvantages of both classes of bioelectrocatalysts - discussed on three selected bioelectrochemical reactions: (i) the anodic glucose oxidation, (ii) the cathodic oxygen reduction and (iii) anodic conversion of light to electricity. The article will not only focus in the respective bioelectrocatalyst application but will also highlight the current level of understanding and address future challenges and research needs.
Keyword Bioelectrocatalysis
Biofuel cell
Microbial bioelectrochemical system
Oxygen reduction reaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID DP0985000
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Created: Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 12:45:20 EST by Stefano Freguia on behalf of School of Chemical Engineering