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Modeling of Sustainable Base Production by Microbial Electrolysis Cell


 
 
Contact   Fischer Fabian
 
Title   Modeling of Sustainable Base Production by Microbial Electrolysis Cell
 
Author(s)   Maxime Blatter, Marc Sugnaux, Christos Comninellis, Kenneth Nealson and Fabian Fischer
 
References   ChemSusChem 2016, 9, 1-6
 
Url   http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201600459
 
Abstract   A predictive model for the microbial/electrochemical base formation from wastewater was established and compared to experimental conditions within a microbial electrolysis cell. A Na2SO4/K2SO4 anolyte showed that model prediction matched experimental results. Using Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, a strong base (pH about 13) was generated using applied voltages between 0.3 and 1.1 V. Due to the use of bicarbonate, the pH value in the anolyte remained unchanged, which is required to maintain microbial activity.
 
 
 
 
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