Electricity generation from carbon monoxide in a single chamber microbial fuel cell

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enzmictec.2010.02.010
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TypeArticle
Journal titleEnzyme and Microbial Technology
Volume46
Issue6
Pages450455; # of pages: 6
SubjectMFC; Carbon monoxide; Syngas; Carboxydotrophic microorganisms
AbstractElectricity production from carbon monoxide (CO) is demonstrated in a single chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) with a CoTMPP-based air cathode. The MFC was inoculated with anaerobic sludge and continuously sparged with CO as a sole carbon source. Volumetric power output was maximized at a CO flow rate of 4.8 L LR⁻¹ d⁻¹ reaching 6.4mWLR⁻¹ . Several soluble and gaseous degradation products including hydrogen, methane, and acetate were detected, resulting in a relatively low apparent Coulombic efficiency of 8.7%. Tests also demonstrated electricity production from hydrogen and acetate with the highest and fastest increase in voltage exhibited after acetate injection. It is hypothesized that electricity generation in a CO-fed MFC is accomplished by a consortium of carboxydotrophic and carbon monoxide – tolerant anodophilic microorganisms.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Biotechnology Research Institute; NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation
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NRC number50021
NPARC number15065646
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