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A Gibbs free energy-based assessment of microbial electrocatalysis

Sylvia Gildemyn UGent, Rene A Rozendal and Korneel Rabaey UGent (2017) TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY. 35(5). p.393-406
abstract
The use of microbial catalysts for electrode reactions enables novel bioremediation and bioproduction processes. To understand the electrochemical performance of the electrode reactions, knowledge of their thermodynamics is essential. We elaborate here on the Growth Reference System (GRS), simplifying thermodynamic calculations in the aforementioned context to, for example, demonstrate that cathodic bioprocesses generally suffer from higher overpotentials than do anodic processes. Abiotic hydrogen production cannot be thermodynamically excluded for any of the cathodic microbial electrosynthesis processes described thus far. Predictions for maximum biomass production correlated to electron flow are in line with experimental observations. We include a comprehensive set of thermodynamic and electrochemical data to support calculations relevant to the field of microbial electrocatalysis.
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FUEL-CELL PERFORMANCE, WASTE-WATER TREATMENT, ELECTRICITY-GENERATION, ELECTRON-TRANSFER, GEOBACTER-SULFURREDUCENS, BIOELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS, BIOCATALYZED ELECTROLYSIS, PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION, PERCHLORATE REDUCTION, ACETOBACTERIUM-WOODII
journal title
TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
Trends Biotechnol.
volume
35
issue
5
pages
393 - 406
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000400579900005
ISSN
0167-7799
1879-3096
DOI
10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.02.005
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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8523563
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8523563
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2017-06-13 12:05:38
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2017-09-25 08:18:51
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  author       = {Gildemyn, Sylvia and Rozendal, Rene A and Rabaey, Korneel},
  issn         = {0167-7799},
  journal      = {TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {FUEL-CELL PERFORMANCE,WASTE-WATER TREATMENT,ELECTRICITY-GENERATION,ELECTRON-TRANSFER,GEOBACTER-SULFURREDUCENS,BIOELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS,BIOCATALYZED ELECTROLYSIS,PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION,PERCHLORATE REDUCTION,ACETOBACTERIUM-WOODII},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {393--406},
  title        = {A Gibbs free energy-based assessment of microbial electrocatalysis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.02.005},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Gildemyn, Sylvia, Rene A Rozendal, and Korneel Rabaey. 2017. “A Gibbs Free Energy-based Assessment of Microbial Electrocatalysis.” Trends in Biotechnology 35 (5): 393–406.
APA
Gildemyn, S., Rozendal, R. A., & Rabaey, K. (2017). A Gibbs free energy-based assessment of microbial electrocatalysis. TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 35(5), 393–406.
Vancouver
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Gildemyn S, Rozendal RA, Rabaey K. A Gibbs free energy-based assessment of microbial electrocatalysis. TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY. 2017;35(5):393–406.
MLA
Gildemyn, Sylvia, Rene A Rozendal, and Korneel Rabaey. “A Gibbs Free Energy-based Assessment of Microbial Electrocatalysis.” TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 35.5 (2017): 393–406. Print.