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Electricity generation from wastewaters with starch as carbon source using a mediatorless microbial fuel cell.
Biosens Bioelectron. 2013 Jan 15; 39(1):194-8.BB

Abstract

Microbial fuel cells represent a new method for producing electricity from the oxidation of organic matter. A mediatorless microbial fuel cell was developed using Escherichia coli as the active bacterial component with synthetic wastewater of potato extract as the energy source. The two-chamber fuel cell, with a relation of volume between anode and cathode chamber of 8:1, was operated in batch mode. The response was similar to that obtained when glucose was used as the carbon source. The performance characteristics of the fuel cell were evaluated with two different anode and cathode shapes, platinised titanium strip or mesh; the highest maximum power density (502mWm(-2)) was achieved in the microbial fuel cell with mesh electrodes. In addition to electricity generation, the MFC exhibited efficient treatment of wastewater so that significant reduction of initial oxygen demand of wastewater by 61% was observed. These results demonstrate that potato starch can be used for power generation in a mediatorless microbial fuel cell with high removal efficiency of chemical oxygen demand.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Materials & Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK. eliseo.herrero@irnasa.csic.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22902238

Citation

Herrero-Hernandez, E, et al. "Electricity Generation From Wastewaters With Starch as Carbon Source Using a Mediatorless Microbial Fuel Cell." Biosensors & Bioelectronics, vol. 39, no. 1, 2013, pp. 194-8.
Herrero-Hernandez E, Smith TJ, Akid R. Electricity generation from wastewaters with starch as carbon source using a mediatorless microbial fuel cell. Biosens Bioelectron. 2013;39(1):194-8.
Herrero-Hernandez, E., Smith, T. J., & Akid, R. (2013). Electricity generation from wastewaters with starch as carbon source using a mediatorless microbial fuel cell. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 39(1), 194-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2012.07.037
Herrero-Hernandez E, Smith TJ, Akid R. Electricity Generation From Wastewaters With Starch as Carbon Source Using a Mediatorless Microbial Fuel Cell. Biosens Bioelectron. 2013 Jan 15;39(1):194-8. PubMed PMID: 22902238.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Electricity generation from wastewaters with starch as carbon source using a mediatorless microbial fuel cell. AU - Herrero-Hernandez,E, AU - Smith,T J, AU - Akid,R, Y1 - 2012/07/27/ PY - 2012/05/10/received PY - 2012/07/17/revised PY - 2012/07/20/accepted PY - 2012/8/21/entrez PY - 2012/8/21/pubmed PY - 2013/1/29/medline SP - 194 EP - 8 JF - Biosensors & bioelectronics JO - Biosens Bioelectron VL - 39 IS - 1 N2 - Microbial fuel cells represent a new method for producing electricity from the oxidation of organic matter. A mediatorless microbial fuel cell was developed using Escherichia coli as the active bacterial component with synthetic wastewater of potato extract as the energy source. The two-chamber fuel cell, with a relation of volume between anode and cathode chamber of 8:1, was operated in batch mode. The response was similar to that obtained when glucose was used as the carbon source. The performance characteristics of the fuel cell were evaluated with two different anode and cathode shapes, platinised titanium strip or mesh; the highest maximum power density (502mWm(-2)) was achieved in the microbial fuel cell with mesh electrodes. In addition to electricity generation, the MFC exhibited efficient treatment of wastewater so that significant reduction of initial oxygen demand of wastewater by 61% was observed. These results demonstrate that potato starch can be used for power generation in a mediatorless microbial fuel cell with high removal efficiency of chemical oxygen demand. SN - 1873-4235 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22902238/Electricity_generation_from_wastewaters_with_starch_as_carbon_source_using_a_mediatorless_microbial_fuel_cell_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0956-5663(12)00479-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -