Bioelectrochemical Systems for Indirect Biohydrogen Production

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/597673
Title:
Bioelectrochemical Systems for Indirect Biohydrogen Production
Authors:
Regan, John M.; Yan, Hengjing
Abstract:
Bioelectrochemical systems involve the use of exoelectrogenic (i.e., anode-reducing) microbes to produce current in conjunction with the oxidation of reduced compounds. This current can be used directly for power in a microbial fuel cell, but there are alternate uses of this current. One such alternative is the production of hydrogen in a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC), which accomplishes cathodic proton reduction with a slight applied potential by exploiting the low redox potential produced by exoelectrogens at the anode. As an indirect approach to biohydrogen production, these systems are not subject to the hydrogen yield constraints of fermentative processes and have been proven to work with virtually any biodegradable organic substrate. With continued advancements in reactor design to reduce the system internal resistance, increase the specific surface area for anode biofilm development, and decrease the material costs, MECs may emerge as a viable alternative technology for biohydrogen production. Moreover, these systems can also incorporate other value-added functionalities for applications in waste treatment, desalination, and bioremediation.
Citation:
Regan JM, Yan H (2014) Bioelectrochemical Systems for Indirect Biohydrogen Production. Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration: 225–233. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8554-9_10.
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-I1-003-13
Issue Date:
2014
DOI:
10.1007/978-94-017-8554-9_10
Type:
Book Chapter
ISSN:
1572-0233; 2215-0102
Sponsors:
This work was supported by Award KUS-I1-003-13 from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Grant Number W911NF-11-1-0531 from the U.S. Department of the Army – Army Research Office.
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dc.contributor.authorRegan, John M.en
dc.contributor.authorYan, Hengjingen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:44:09Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:44:09Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationRegan JM, Yan H (2014) Bioelectrochemical Systems for Indirect Biohydrogen Production. Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration: 225–233. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8554-9_10.en
dc.identifier.issn1572-0233en
dc.identifier.issn2215-0102en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-017-8554-9_10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597673en
dc.description.abstractBioelectrochemical systems involve the use of exoelectrogenic (i.e., anode-reducing) microbes to produce current in conjunction with the oxidation of reduced compounds. This current can be used directly for power in a microbial fuel cell, but there are alternate uses of this current. One such alternative is the production of hydrogen in a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC), which accomplishes cathodic proton reduction with a slight applied potential by exploiting the low redox potential produced by exoelectrogens at the anode. As an indirect approach to biohydrogen production, these systems are not subject to the hydrogen yield constraints of fermentative processes and have been proven to work with virtually any biodegradable organic substrate. With continued advancements in reactor design to reduce the system internal resistance, increase the specific surface area for anode biofilm development, and decrease the material costs, MECs may emerge as a viable alternative technology for biohydrogen production. Moreover, these systems can also incorporate other value-added functionalities for applications in waste treatment, desalination, and bioremediation.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by Award KUS-I1-003-13 from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Grant Number W911NF-11-1-0531 from the U.S. Department of the Army – Army Research Office.en
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.titleBioelectrochemical Systems for Indirect Biohydrogen Productionen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.identifier.journalAdvances in Photosynthesis and Respirationen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 16802, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106, USAen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-I1-003-13en
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