Special Issue "Advances of Microbial Processes in Bioelectrochemical Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 4470
2. Nireas International Water Research Centre, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Interests: environmental biotechnology; biodegradation; bioremediation; gene and mRNA expression; molecular biology; transcriptomics; proteomics; mathematical modeling
Interests: microbial ecology; bacteria; microbiology; molecular biology; soil analysis; soil ecology; environment
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Bioelectrochemical system (BES) technology is a revolutionary new bioengineering approach in which chemical energy is converted to electrical energy. Thanks to the increasing demand for environmental-friendly and energy-saving processes, BES could be a useful green and sustainable tool. BES integrates the catalytic potential of microbial processes with an electrochemical method, aiming at addressing global challenges in renewable energy and natural resources. BESs have a wide range of applications, such as waste and wastewater treatment, microbial electrosynthesis of added-value compounds and environmental monitoring. Microorganisms play a crucial role in BES technology. The role of electrochemically active bacteria in the biodegradation of waste and wastewater can lead to higher treatment efficiencies than in conventional biological or electrochemical processes. Bacteria are able to grow on or close to the surface of electrodes. Therefore, bacteria and microbial community identification and characterization in terms of microbial diversity, genetic engineering of the microorganisms, genetic and metabolic knowledge, and expression and identification of genes, proteins, and metabolites expressed upon biodegradation can lead to optimization and further enhancement of BES technology.
This Special Issue aims to present up-to-date information on the scientific advances in the microbial processes employed in bioelectrochemical systems. Authors are invited to submit papers relating to, but not limited to, the following topics: electroactive pure microbial cultures, microbial communities, microbial fuel cell, microbial electrosynthesis, microbial electrochemistry, gene expression, gene regulation, metabolic pathways, systems biology, microbial enzymes, biological systems, synthetic biology, biodegradation gene expression, and metabolic pathways in microbial fuel cells.
Dr. Argyro Tsipa
Dr. Paola Grenni
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- bioelectrochemical systems
- pure microbial cultures
- microbial communities and diversity
- metabolic pathways of biodegradation
- gene expression upon biodegradation
- microbial fuel cells for waste and wastewater treatment
- microbial electrosynthesis
- genetic engineering
- synthetic and systems biology