A single-chamber microbial fuel cell as a biosensor for wastewaters.

@article{Lorenzo2009ASM,
  title={A single-chamber microbial fuel cell as a biosensor for wastewaters.},
  author={Mirella Di Lorenzo and Tom P. Curtis and Ian M. Head and Keith A. Scott},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 13},
  pages={3145-54}
}
The traditional 5-day test of the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD(5) test) has many disadvantages, and principally it is unsuitable for process control and real-time monitoring. As an alternative, a single-chamber microbial fuel cell (SCMFC) with an air cathode was tested as a biosensor and the performance analysed in terms of its measurement range, its response time, its reproducibility and its operational stability. When artificial wastewater was used as fuel, the biosensor output had a linear… CONTINUE READING