Special Issue "Bioelectrochemical System for Bioenergy and Bioproducts Recovery (BBB)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 4080
Interests: microbial fuel cells; microbial electrolysis cell; bioelectrochemical system; bioenergy research (waste to energy); environmental electrochemistry; wastewater treatment
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Topics: Energy-Water Nexus
Interests: microbial fuel cells; ceramic membrane; bioelectrochemical system; biological wastewater treatment; environmental biotechnology
Extensive amounts of organic waste are generated through various sources, including households, industrial processes and agricultural activities. Bioelectrochemical systems are electrochemical-based technologies which utilize the energy value of wastewater for bioenergy conversion, providing a flexible platform for various electrochemical redox reactions through the employment of bacteria as a biocatalyst. Bioenergy and valuable resources, such as electricity, biohydrogen, volatile fatty acids, short-chain acids, biopolymers, bioplastics, alcohol and chemicals of industrial importance, can be recovered effectively through BES. Based on applications, BES can be classified to include microbial fuel cells, microbial electrolysis cells, bioelectrosynthesis, microbial desalination, recovery cells and integrated system. It has an array of applications in the environmental engineering domain, including wastewater treatment, contaminant removal; acid, alcohol and gas production; biosensor applications, external power source, valuable byproduct recovery, sanitation, etc. However, despite the prospects of the BES technology, several bottlenecks restrict its field-scale implementation, including techno-economic feasibility, electrochemical limitations, engineering design and biological constraints, as well as understanding the microbial interactions for effective electron transfer. The main purpose of this Special Issue is to assemble original research papers and reviews highlighting the importance of scientific approaches in order to solve the above-mentioned challenges and provide novel directions for microbial electrochemical technologies. Additionally, the implications of energy recovery during wastewater treatment, industrial effluent treatment and environmental electrochemistry will also be covered in this Special Issue.
Dr. Dipak A. Jadhav
Dr. Selvaraj Gajalakshmi
Dr. Soumya Pandit
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- bioenergy and resource recovery from waste
- microbial fuel cells
- microbial electrolysis cells
- microbial desalination and recovery cells
- plant microbial fuel cells and constructed wetlands
- environmental electrochemistry
- life cycle analysis and modelling
- scaling-up and field applications
- circular economy