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Towards practical implementation of bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment.
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PMID:  18585807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bioelectrochemical systems (BESs), such as microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and microbial electrolysis cells (MECs), are generally regarded as a promising future technology for the production of energy from organic material present in wastewaters. The current densities that can be generated with laboratory BESs now approach levels that come close to the requirements for practical applications. However, full-scale implementation of bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment is not straightforward because certain microbiological, technological and economic challenges need to be resolved that have not previously been encountered in any other wastewater treatment system. Here, we identify these challenges, provide an overview of their implications for the feasibility of bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment and explore the opportunities for future BESs.
René A Rozendal; Hubertus V M Hamelers; Korneel Rabaey; Jurg Keller; Cees J N Buisman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2008-06-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in biotechnology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0167-7799     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-21     Completed Date:  2008-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8310903     Medline TA:  Trends Biotechnol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  450-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Biodegradation, Environmental
Bioelectric Energy Sources
Conservation of Energy Resources*
Waste Disposal, Fluid*
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