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Integrated hydrogen production process from cellulose by combining dark fermentation, microbial fuel cells, and a microbial electrolysis cell.
The overall hydrogen production for the integrated system (fermentation, MFC and MEC) was increased by 41% compared with fermentation alone, with an overall energy recovery efficiency of 23% (based on cellulose removed) without the need for any external electrical energy input.
Plant morphological characteristics and resistance to simulated trampling
There appear to be two processes involved in the reduction of the plant parameters: direct physical damage with portions of the plants detached, and physiological changes, which slow down vegetative growth rates.
Genetic modification of plant cell walls to enhance biomass yield and biofuel production in bioenergy crops.
- Yanting Wang, Chunfen Fan, +4 authors Liangcai Peng
- Chemistry, MedicineBiotechnology advances
- 1 September 2016
A novel groove-like cell wall model is proposed that highlights to increase amorphous regions (density and depth) of the native cellulose microfibrils, providing a general strategy for bioenergy crop breeding and biofuel processing technology.
The Mitochondrial Phosphate Transporters Modulate Plant Responses to Salt Stress via Affecting ATP and Gibberellin Metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana
The studies reveal a possible link between the ATP content mediated by AtMPTs and gibberellin metabolism in responses to high salinity stress in A. thaliana and show that the salt-sensitive phenotype of overexpressing plants was recovered after the exogenous application of atractyloside due to the change of ATP content.
Inhibition of microbial growth on air cathodes of single chamber microbial fuel cells by incorporating enrofloxacin into the catalyst layer.
- Weifeng Liu, Shaoan Cheng, Dan Sun, Haobin Huang, J. Chen, K. Cen
- Chemistry, MedicineBiosensors & bioelectronics
- 15 October 2015
In this study, enrofloxacin (ENR), a broad spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic, was incorporated into the catalyst layer of activated carbon air cathodes (ACACs) to inhibit the cathodic microbial growth.
Characterization of microbial communities during anode biofilm reformation in a two-chambered microbial electrolysis cell (MEC).
- Wenzong Liu, Aijie Wang, Dan Sun, N. Ren, Yunqing Zhang, Jizhong Zhou
- Biology, MedicineJournal of biotechnology
- 20 February 2012
Functional genes detection of biofilm indicated that cytochrome genes enriched soon in new reactor R2, and four genera were likely to contribute to exoelectrogenic activity, implied that symbiosis of microbial communities (exoelectrogens and others) contribute to system performance and stability.
A survey of trampling effects on vegetation and soil in eight tropical and subtropical sites
Impacts of recreation, especially of vehicles and walkers, were studied in eight tropical or subtropical public sites in Queensland. In each site, plant species number, vegetation cover, plant…
Examination of microbial fuel cell start-up times with domestic wastewater and additional amendments.
- G. Liu, M. Yates, Shaoan Cheng, D. Call, Dan Sun, B. Logan
- Chemistry, MedicineBioresource technology
- 1 August 2011
These experiments show that wastewater alone is sufficient to acclimate the reactor without the need for additional chemical amendments.
Improving startup performance with carbon mesh anodes in separator electrode assembly microbial fuel cells.
- F. Zhang, Xue Xia, Yong Luo, Dan Sun, D. Call, B. Logan
- Materials Science, MedicineBioresource technology
- 1 April 2013
Results show that pre-acclimation at -0.2 V consistently improves power production compared to use of a more positive potential or the lack of a set potential.
A rapid selection strategy for an anodophilic consortium for microbial fuel cells.
A rapid selection method was developed to enrich for a stable and efficient anodophilic consortium for microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and indicated that such a strategy is highly efficient for obtaining an anodophile consortium for improving the performance of an MFC.