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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Guangli
dc.contributor.authorYates, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Shaoan
dc.contributor.authorCall, Douglas F.
dc.contributor.authorSun, Dan
dc.contributor.authorLogan, Bruce E.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:17:38Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:17:38Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.citationLiu G, Yates MD, Cheng S, Call DF, Sun D, et al. (2011) Examination of microbial fuel cell start-up times with domestic wastewater and additional amendments. Bioresource Technology 102: 7301–7306. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2011.04.087.
dc.identifier.issn0960-8524
dc.identifier.pmid21601444
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.biortech.2011.04.087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598264
dc.description.abstractRapid startup of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and other bioreactors is desirable when treating wastewaters. The startup time with unamended wastewater (118h) was similar to that obtained by adding acetate or fumarate (110-115h), and less than that with glucose (181h) or Fe(III) (353h). Initial current production took longer when phosphate buffer was added, with startup times increasing with concentration from 149h (25mM) to 251h (50mM) and 526h (100mM). Microbial communities that developed in the reactors contained Betaproteobacteria, Acetoanaerobium noterae, and Chlorobium sp. Anode biomass densities ranged from 200 to 600μg/cm2 for all amendments except Fe(Sh{cyrillic}) (1650μg/cm2). Wastewater produced 91mW/m2, with the other MFCs producing 50mW/m2 (fumarate) to 103mW/m2 (Fe(III)) when amendments were removed. These experiments show that wastewater alone is sufficient to acclimate the reactor without the need for additional chemical amendments. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Ms. Henjing Yan and Mr. Sokhee Jung for assisting the DGGE analysis. This research was supported by Award KUS-I1-003-13 from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC, No. 27A49011).
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectDomestic wastewater
dc.subjectMicrobial fuel cell
dc.subjectStartup time
dc.subjectSubstrate
dc.titleExamination of microbial fuel cell start-up times with domestic wastewater and additional amendments
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalBioresource Technology
dc.contributor.institutionSun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
dc.contributor.institutionPennsylvania State University, State College, United States
dc.contributor.institutionZhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
dc.contributor.institutionHarbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
kaust.grant.numberKUS-I1-003-13


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