Control of dual-chambered microbial fuel cell by anodic potential : Implications with sulfate reducing bacteria

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15580-15589
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume38
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Five dual chamber microbial fuel cell reactors were inoculated with a mixed culture of sulfate-reducing bacteria and fed with artificial wastewater containing lactate and sulfate. A negative poised anode potential enhanced the performance of this fuel cell while a positive poised anode potential or no anode potential had no effect on performance. The effect of this anode potential promoted microbial colonization on the anode surface (biofilm) thereby presenting an effective and successful way for the start-up of a sulfate reducing bacterial microbial fuel cell. © 2013, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Anodic biofilm, Dual microbial fuel cell (MFC), Microbial community, Sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB)

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