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Electron transfer mechanisms, new applications, and performance of biocathode microbial fuel cells.
Bioresour Technol. 2011 Jan; 102(1):316-23.BT

Abstract

Broad application of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) requires low cost and high operational sustainability. Microbial-cathode MFCs, or cathodes using only bacterial catalysts (biocathodes), can satisfy these demands and have gained considerable attention in recent years. Achievements with biocathodes over the past 3-4 years have been particularly impressive not only with respect to the biological aspects but also the system-wide considerations related to electrode materials and solution chemistry. The versatility of biocathodes enables us to use not only oxygen but also contaminants as possible electron acceptors, allowing nutrient removal and bioremediation in conjunction with electricity generation. Moreover, biocathodes create opportunities to convert electrical current into microbially generated reduced products. While many new experimental results with biocathodes have been reported, we are still in the infancy of their engineering development. This review highlights the opportunities, limits, and challenges of biocathodes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Ministry of Education, School of Environmental Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China. lphuang2008@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20634062

Citation

Huang, Liping, et al. "Electron Transfer Mechanisms, New Applications, and Performance of Biocathode Microbial Fuel Cells." Bioresource Technology, vol. 102, no. 1, 2011, pp. 316-23.
Huang L, Regan JM, Quan X. Electron transfer mechanisms, new applications, and performance of biocathode microbial fuel cells. Bioresour Technol. 2011;102(1):316-23.
Huang, L., Regan, J. M., & Quan, X. (2011). Electron transfer mechanisms, new applications, and performance of biocathode microbial fuel cells. Bioresource Technology, 102(1), 316-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2010.06.096
Huang L, Regan JM, Quan X. Electron Transfer Mechanisms, New Applications, and Performance of Biocathode Microbial Fuel Cells. Bioresour Technol. 2011;102(1):316-23. PubMed PMID: 20634062.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Electron transfer mechanisms, new applications, and performance of biocathode microbial fuel cells. AU - Huang,Liping, AU - Regan,John M, AU - Quan,Xie, Y1 - 2010/07/14/ PY - 2010/03/31/received PY - 2010/06/05/revised PY - 2010/06/16/accepted PY - 2010/7/17/entrez PY - 2010/7/17/pubmed PY - 2011/3/1/medline SP - 316 EP - 23 JF - Bioresource technology JO - Bioresour Technol VL - 102 IS - 1 N2 - Broad application of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) requires low cost and high operational sustainability. Microbial-cathode MFCs, or cathodes using only bacterial catalysts (biocathodes), can satisfy these demands and have gained considerable attention in recent years. Achievements with biocathodes over the past 3-4 years have been particularly impressive not only with respect to the biological aspects but also the system-wide considerations related to electrode materials and solution chemistry. The versatility of biocathodes enables us to use not only oxygen but also contaminants as possible electron acceptors, allowing nutrient removal and bioremediation in conjunction with electricity generation. Moreover, biocathodes create opportunities to convert electrical current into microbially generated reduced products. While many new experimental results with biocathodes have been reported, we are still in the infancy of their engineering development. This review highlights the opportunities, limits, and challenges of biocathodes. SN - 1873-2976 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20634062/Electron_transfer_mechanisms_new_applications_and_performance_of_biocathode_microbial_fuel_cells_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0960-8524(10)01097-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -