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Electrochemically Active Bacteria in Microbial Fuel Cells
Group: Wageningen University, Microbiology
Promotors: Prof. Alfons Stams and Prof. Gert-Jan Euverink
Co-promotor: Dr. Jeanine Geelhoed
Energy and water supply are some of the biggest challenges of this century. This is why it is essential to look for new groundbreaking technologies that will enable us to make the leap towards more efficient and sustainable energy and resource conservation. Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) have been heralded as one of the modern time inventions that can make that leap possible. MFCs are bioreactors equipped with electrodes that collect the electrons produced from microbial metabolism and conserve energy in the form of electricity. This is possible due to exocellular electron transfer processes of electrochemically active bacteria. In order to better understand these processes, this thesis focuses on the characterization of these bacteria via a combination of electrochemical, physiological and genomic approaches.
By September we will present an overview of SENSE dissertations on this page, with links to the full texts of the dissertations.