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Thermophilic Microbial Electrochemical Cells

Abstract Microbial Electrochemical Cell (MXC) technology harnesses the power stored in wastewater by using anode respiring bacteria (ARB) as a biofilm catalyst to convert the energy stored in waste into hydrogen or electricity. ARB, or exoelectrogens, are able to convert the chemical energy stored in wastes into electrical energy by transporting electrons extracellularly and then transferring them to an electrode. If MXC technology is to be feasible for ‘real world’ applications, it is essential that diverse ARB are discovered and their unique physiologies elucidated- ones which are capable of consuming a broad spectrum of wastes from different contaminated water sources.

This dissertation examines the use of Gram-positive thermophilic (60 ◦C) ARB ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Lusk, Bradley Gary (Author) / Torres, César I (Advisor) / Rittmann, Bruce E (Committee member) / Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Molecular biology / Environmental engineering / Electrical engineering / Anode Respiring Bacteria / Microbial Elecrochemical Cell / Microbial Fuel Cell / Renewable Energy / Sustainability / Thermophilic
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 218 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biological Design 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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