Cathodic and anodic biofilms in single chamber microbial fuel cells


14 January 2019

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Materials and Methods 2. SYBR Green real-time PCR assays were performed using the following primer sets: anammox 16S rRNA gene, AMX818F-AMX1066R described in Tsushima et al. Microbial fuel cells generating electricity from rhizodeposits of rice plants.

When the MFCs achieved stable power generation, its long-term stability was investigated. The increase in power output when a PEM was removed was attributed to a higher cathode potential as shown by an increase in the open circuit potential.

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Today's global energy crisis requires a multifaceted solution. Bioenergy is an important part of the solution. The microbial fuel cell MFC technology stands out as an attractive potential technology in bioenergy. MFCs can convert energy stored in organic matter directly into bioelectricity. MFCs can also be operated in the electrolysis mode as microbial electrolysis cells to produce bioproducts such as hydrogen and ethanol. Various wastewaters containing low-grade organic carbons that are otherwise unutilized can be used as feed streams for MFCs. Despite major advances in the past decade, further improvements in MFC power output and cost reduction are needed for MFCs to be practical. This paper analysed MFC operating principles using bioenergetics and bioelectrochemistry. Several major issues were explored to improve the MFC performance. An emphasis was placed on the use of catalytic materials for MFC electrodes. Recent advances in the production of various biomaterials using MFCs were also investigated.
Hamood for their technical assistance during fabrication of Microbial fuel cells used in this study. The use of an sMFC in which the anode is buried in an anoxic sediment provides consistent anaerobic culture conditions compared to electrodes suspended in fluid that could be exposed to dissolved oxygen during fluid replacement or to oxygen leaking into the reactor through gaskets and other seals. These enzymatic catalysis reductions are often slowed down on cathode electrode at the higher cathodic nitrate loading. Biotechnol Bioeng 97: 1398—1407. Notes Acknowledgements Authors wish to thank the research office of Sharif University of Technology for the north support. Each time the voltage at a fixed external resistance of 500 Ω dropped below 35 mV, sodium acetate was added to the solution until there was a repeatable voltage output. J Am Chem Soc. S1 in the supplemental material. Introduction In a microbial fuel cell MFCexoelectrogenic caballeros on the anode degrade organic matter and produce electrical current. The extent that the inoculum affects community development or power production is unknown. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.


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