Bioelectrochemical Systems

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Korneel Rabaey, Lars Angenent, Uwe Schroder, Jurg Keller
IWA Publishing, Dec 1, 2009 - Science - 524 pages
In the context of wastewater treatment, Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs) have gained considerable interest in the past few years, and several BES processes are on the brink of application to this area. This book, written by a large number of world experts in the different sub-topics, describes the different aspects and processes relevant to their development.
Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs) use micro-organisms to catalyze an oxidation and/or reduction reaction at an anodic and cathodic electrode respectively. Briefly, at an anode oxidation of organic and inorganic electron donors can occur. Prime examples of such electron donors are waste organics and sulfides. At the cathode, an electron acceptor such as oxygen or nitrate can be reduced. The anode and the cathode are connected through an electrical circuit. If electrical power is harvested from this circuit, the system is called a Microbial Fuel Cell; if electrical power is invested, the system is called a Microbial Electrolysis Cell.
The overall framework of bio-energy and bio-fuels is discussed. A number of chapters discuss the basics – microbiology, microbial ecology, electrochemistry, technology and materials development. The book continues by highlighting the plurality of processes based on BES technology already in existence, going from wastewater based reactors to sediment based bio-batteries. The integration of BESs into existing water or process lines is discussed. Finally, an outlook is provided of how BES will fit within the emerging biorefinery area.

 

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Contents

01_Chapter 1
1
02_Chapter 2
17
03_Chapter 3
39
04_Chapter 4
59
05_Chapter 5
81
06_Chapter 6
101
07_Chapter 7
119
08_Chapter 8
135
15_Chapter 12
243
16_Chapter 13
263
17_Chapter 14
285
18_Chapter 15
305
19_Chapter 16
327
20_Chapter 17
347
21_Chapter 18
369
22_Chapter 19
393

09_Chapter 81
137
10_Chapter 82
153
11_Chapter 83
169
12_Chapter 9
185
13_Chapter 10
205
14_Chapter 11
225
23_Chapter 20
409
24_Chapter 21
423
25_Chapter 22
449
26_Index
467
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