The performance of a thermophilic microbial fuel cell fed with synthesis gas

Alternative titleThe performance of a thermophilic microbial fuel cell fed with synthesis gas enzyme
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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enzmictec.2012.05.008
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TypeArticle
Journal titleEnzyme and Microbial Technology
Volume51
Issue3
Pages163170; # of pages: 8
SubjectMFC; Synthesis gas; Carbon monoxide; Thermophilic conditions
AbstractThis study demonstrated electricity generation in a thermophilic microbial fuel cell (MFC) operated on synthesis gas (syngas) as the sole electron donor. At 50 °C, a volumetric power output of View the MathML source and a syngas conversion efficiency of 87–98% was achieved. The observed pathway of syngas conversion to electricity primarily consisted of a two-step process, where the carbon monoxide and hydrogen were first converted to acetate, which was then consumed by the anodophilic bacteria to produce electricity. A denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis of the 16S rDNA revealed the presence of Geobacter species, Acetobacter, methanogens and several uncultured bacteria and archaea in the anodic chamber.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Biotechnology Research Institute; NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number53413
NPARC number21007346
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