Scaling up microbial fuel cells and other bioelectrochemical systems

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Title:
Scaling up microbial fuel cells and other bioelectrochemical systems
Authors:
Logan, Bruce E.
Abstract:
Scientific research has advanced on different microbial fuel cell (MFC) technologies in the laboratory at an amazing pace, with power densities having reached over 1 kW/m3 (reactor volume) and to 6.9 W/m2 (anode area) under optimal conditions. The main challenge is to bring these technologies out of the laboratory and engineer practical systems for bioenergy production at larger scales. Recent advances in new types of electrodes, a better understanding of the impact of membranes and separators on performance of these systems, and results from several new pilot-scale tests are all good indicators that commercialization of the technology could be possible within a few years. Some of the newest advances and future challenges are reviewed here with respect to practical applications of these MFCs for renewable energy production and other applications. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.
Citation:
Logan BE (2009) Scaling up microbial fuel cells and other bioelectrochemical systems. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 85: 1665–1671. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00253-009-2378-9.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-I1-003-13
Issue Date:
15-Dec-2009
DOI:
10.1007/s00253-009-2378-9
PubMed ID:
20013119
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0175-7598; 1432-0614
Sponsors:
This author is grateful for funding by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST; Award KUS-I1-003-13), the National Science Foundation (CBET-0730359 and CBET-0803137), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (RFH-7-77623-01), and the Paul L. Bush award administered by the Water Environment Research Foundation.
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dc.contributor.authorLogan, Bruce E.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T05:53:24Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T05:53:24Zen
dc.date.issued2009-12-15en
dc.identifier.citationLogan BE (2009) Scaling up microbial fuel cells and other bioelectrochemical systems. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 85: 1665–1671. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00253-009-2378-9.en
dc.identifier.issn0175-7598en
dc.identifier.issn1432-0614en
dc.identifier.pmid20013119en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00253-009-2378-9en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599562en
dc.description.abstractScientific research has advanced on different microbial fuel cell (MFC) technologies in the laboratory at an amazing pace, with power densities having reached over 1 kW/m3 (reactor volume) and to 6.9 W/m2 (anode area) under optimal conditions. The main challenge is to bring these technologies out of the laboratory and engineer practical systems for bioenergy production at larger scales. Recent advances in new types of electrodes, a better understanding of the impact of membranes and separators on performance of these systems, and results from several new pilot-scale tests are all good indicators that commercialization of the technology could be possible within a few years. Some of the newest advances and future challenges are reviewed here with respect to practical applications of these MFCs for renewable energy production and other applications. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis author is grateful for funding by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST; Award KUS-I1-003-13), the National Science Foundation (CBET-0730359 and CBET-0803137), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (RFH-7-77623-01), and the Paul L. Bush award administered by the Water Environment Research Foundation.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.subjectBESen
dc.subjectBioelectricityen
dc.subjectMECen
dc.subjectMFCen
dc.subjectMicrobial fuel cellen
dc.titleScaling up microbial fuel cells and other bioelectrochemical systemsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnologyen
dc.contributor.institutionPennsylvania State University, State College, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-I1-003-13en

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