Optimizing energy productivity of microbial electrochemical cells

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprocont.2012.04.005
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Process Control
Volume22
Issue6
Pages10791086; # of pages: 8
AbstractMicrobial electrochemical cells, such as microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) are bioreactors that produce energy from organic matter, e.g. wastewater. The goal of this work is to optimize their product generation, either electricity or hydrogen, by selecting optimum operating current, with the influent flow (organic load) being adjusted to guarantee a given treatment capacity. Analysis of a multi-population model of a microbial electrochemical cell reveals that the ratio between different microbial populations in the anodic biofilm is determined by the current. Furthermore, the optimal operating current varies considerably with the internal resistance.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Biotechnology Research Institute; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number53409
NPARC number20194472
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