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Long-term performance of a plant microbial fuel cell with Spartina anglica.
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2010 Apr; 86(3):973-81.AM

Abstract

The plant microbial fuel cell is a sustainable and renewable way of electricity production. The plant is integrated in the anode of the microbial fuel cell which consists of a bed of graphite granules. In the anode, organic compounds deposited by plant roots are oxidized by electrochemically active bacteria. In this research, salt marsh species Spartina anglica generated current for up to 119 days in a plant microbial fuel cell. Maximum power production was 100 mW m(-2) geometric anode area, highest reported power output for a plant microbial fuel cell. Cathode overpotential was the main potential loss in the period of oxygen reduction due to slow oxygen reduction kinetics at the cathode. Ferricyanide reduction improved the kinetics at the cathode and increased current generation with a maximum of 254%. In the period of ferricyanide reduction, the main potential loss was transport loss. This research shows potential application of microbial fuel cell technology in salt marshes for bio-energy production with the plant microbial fuel cell.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Sub-department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20127236

Citation

Timmers, Ruud A., et al. "Long-term Performance of a Plant Microbial Fuel Cell With Spartina Anglica." Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol. 86, no. 3, 2010, pp. 973-81.
Timmers RA, Strik DP, Hamelers HV, et al. Long-term performance of a plant microbial fuel cell with Spartina anglica. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2010;86(3):973-81.
Timmers, R. A., Strik, D. P., Hamelers, H. V., & Buisman, C. J. (2010). Long-term performance of a plant microbial fuel cell with Spartina anglica. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 86(3), 973-81. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-010-2440-7
Timmers RA, et al. Long-term Performance of a Plant Microbial Fuel Cell With Spartina Anglica. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2010;86(3):973-81. PubMed PMID: 20127236.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Long-term performance of a plant microbial fuel cell with Spartina anglica. AU - Timmers,Ruud A, AU - Strik,David P B T B, AU - Hamelers,Hubertus V M, AU - Buisman,Cees J N, Y1 - 2010/02/02/ PY - 2009/09/23/received PY - 2010/01/04/accepted PY - 2009/12/21/revised PY - 2010/2/4/entrez PY - 2010/2/4/pubmed PY - 2010/6/2/medline SP - 973 EP - 81 JF - Applied microbiology and biotechnology JO - Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. VL - 86 IS - 3 N2 - The plant microbial fuel cell is a sustainable and renewable way of electricity production. The plant is integrated in the anode of the microbial fuel cell which consists of a bed of graphite granules. In the anode, organic compounds deposited by plant roots are oxidized by electrochemically active bacteria. In this research, salt marsh species Spartina anglica generated current for up to 119 days in a plant microbial fuel cell. Maximum power production was 100 mW m(-2) geometric anode area, highest reported power output for a plant microbial fuel cell. Cathode overpotential was the main potential loss in the period of oxygen reduction due to slow oxygen reduction kinetics at the cathode. Ferricyanide reduction improved the kinetics at the cathode and increased current generation with a maximum of 254%. In the period of ferricyanide reduction, the main potential loss was transport loss. This research shows potential application of microbial fuel cell technology in salt marshes for bio-energy production with the plant microbial fuel cell. SN - 1432-0614 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20127236/Long_term_performance_of_a_plant_microbial_fuel_cell_with_Spartina_anglica_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00253-010-2440-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -