Advanced search
1 file | 341.27 KB

100 years of microbial electricity production : three concepts for the future

Jan Arends (UGent) and Willy Verstraete (UGent)
(2012) MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY. 5(3). p.333-346
Author
Organization
Project
Biotechnology for a sustainable economy (Bio-Economy)
Project
PLANTPOWER (PlantPower - Living plants in microbial fuel cells for clean, renewable, sustainable, efficient, in-situ bioenergy production)
Abstract
Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) have been explored according to three main concepts: to produce energy from organic substrates, to generate products and to provide specific environmental services. In this work, by using an engineering approach, biological conversion rates are calculated for BES resp. anaerobic digestion. These rates are compared with currents produced by chemical batteries and chemical fuel cells in order to position BES in the energy-market. To evaluate the potential of generating various products, the biochemistry behind the biological conversion rates is examined in relation to terminal electron transfer molecules. By comparing kinetics rather than thermodynamics, more insight is gained in the biological bottlenecks that hamper a BES. The short-term future for BES research and its possible application is situated in smart niches in sustainable environmental development, i.e. in processes where no large currents or investment cost intensive reactors are needed to obtain the desired results. Some specific examples are identified.
Keywords
WASTE-WATER, GEOBACTER-SULFURREDUCENS, ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS, ANAEROBIC-DIGESTION, EXCHANGE MEMBRANES, CURRENT GENERATION, FUEL-CELLS, ANODE-RESPIRING BACTERIA, OUTER-MEMBRANE CYTOCHROMES, EXTRACELLULAR ELECTRON-TRANSFER

Downloads

  • MICROBIO 100 years.pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • open access
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 341.27 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Arends, Jan, and Willy Verstraete. 2012. “100 Years of Microbial Electricity Production : Three Concepts for the Future.” Ed. Nico Boon and Willy Verstraete. Microbial Biotechnology 5 (3): 333–346.
APA
Arends, Jan, & Verstraete, W. (2012). 100 years of microbial electricity production : three concepts for the future. (N. Boon & W. Verstraete, Eds.)MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, 5(3), 333–346.
Vancouver
1.
Arends J, Verstraete W. 100 years of microbial electricity production : three concepts for the future. Boon N, Verstraete W, editors. MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY. 2012;5(3):333–46.
MLA
Arends, Jan, and Willy Verstraete. “100 Years of Microbial Electricity Production : Three Concepts for the Future.” Ed. Nico Boon & Willy Verstraete. MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 5.3 (2012): 333–346. Print.
@article{2105427,
  abstract     = {Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) have been explored according to three main concepts: to produce energy from organic substrates, to generate products and to provide specific environmental services. In this work, by using an engineering approach, biological conversion rates are calculated for BES resp. anaerobic digestion. These rates are compared with currents produced by chemical batteries and chemical fuel cells in order to position BES in the energy-market. To evaluate the potential of generating various products, the biochemistry behind the biological conversion rates is examined in relation to terminal electron transfer molecules. By comparing kinetics rather than thermodynamics, more insight is gained in the biological bottlenecks that hamper a BES. The short-term future for BES research and its possible application is situated in smart niches in sustainable environmental development, i.e. in processes where no large currents or investment cost intensive reactors are needed to obtain the desired results. Some specific examples are identified.},
  author       = {Arends, Jan and Verstraete, Willy},
  editor       = {Boon, Nico and Verstraete, Willy},
  issn         = {1751-7915},
  journal      = {MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {333--346},
  title        = {100 years of microbial electricity production : three concepts for the future},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-7915.2011.00302.x},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2012},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: