The principle and applications of bioelectrochemical systems

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Bioelectrochemical system (BES) is a unique technology that uses microorganisms to covert the chemical energy stored in biodegradable materials to direct electric current. Compared to traditional chemical and environmental technologies, BES offers a flexible platform for both oxidation and reduction reaction oriented processes, because any biodegradable substrate, especially waste materials, can be oxidized in the anode chamber, and the generated current can be directly harvested as electricity or used to produce value-added chemicals, desalinate salt water, and remediate contaminants. This chapter reviews the microbiological and technological principles of the BES technology and discusses the different functions and recent developments of systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiofuel Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Developments
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783642345197
ISBN (Print)3642345182, 9783642345180
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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