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Data on Bioresource Technology Discussed by Researchers at IICT [Algal biocathode for in situ terminal electron acceptor (TEA) production: Synergetic...

August 13, 2014



Data on Bioresource Technology Discussed by Researchers at IICT [Algal biocathode for in situ terminal electron acceptor (TEA) production: Synergetic association of bacteria-microalgae metabolism for the functioning of biofuel cell]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Researchers detail new data in Bioresource Technology. According to news reporting originating from Andhra Pradesh, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Replacement of energy intensive mechanical aeration with sustainable oxygenic photosynthesis by microalgae at cathode was studied in dual-chambered microbial fuel cell (MFC). The synergistic association between bacterial fermentation at anode and the oxygenic photosynthesis of microalgae at cathode facilitated good power output as well as treatment efficiency."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from IICT, "However, MFC operation during spring showed higher bioelectrogenic activity (57.0 mW/m(2)) over summer (1.1 mW/m(2)) due to the higher oxygenic photosynthetic activity of microalgae and respective dissolved oxygen (DO) levels. This can be attributed to RuBisCO inactivation under high temperatures and light intensity of summer, which prevented rich algal biomass growth as well as their photosynthetic activity. Unlike abiotic cathode, the algal cathode potential increased with operation time due to the algal biomass growth during spring but was negligible during summer."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The catalytic currents on voltammetric signatures and the bioprocess parameters also corroborated well with the observed power output."

For more information on this research see: Algal biocathode for in situ terminal electron acceptor (TEA) production: Synergetic association of bacteria-microalgae metabolism for the functioning of biofuel cell. Bioresource Technology, 2014;166():566-574. Bioresource Technology can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Bioresource Technology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405854)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.V. Mohan, IICT, CSIR, Bioengn & Environm Sci BEES, Hyderabad 500007, Andhra Pradesh, India. Additional authors for this research include S. Srikanth, P. Chiranjeevi, S. Arora and R. Chandra (see also Bioresource Technology).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, India, Energy, Biofuel, Oil and Gas, Andhra Pradesh, Bioengineering, Bioresource Technology

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