An MEC-MFC-coupled system for biohydrogen production from acetate.

@article{Sun2008AnMS,
  title={An MEC-MFC-coupled system for biohydrogen production from acetate.},
  author={Min Sun and Guo-ping Sheng and Lei Zhang and Chang-Rong Xia and Zhe-Xuan Mu and Xian-Wei Liu and Hualin Wang and Han-Qing Yu and Rong Qi and Tao Yu and Min Yang},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 21},
  pages={8095-100}
}
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are devices that use bacteria as the catalysts to oxidize organic and inorganic matter and generate current whereas microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) are a reactor for biohydrogen production by combining MFC and electrolysis. In an MEC, an external voltage must be applied to overcome the thermodynamic barrier. Here we report an MEC-MFC-coupled system for biohydrogen production from acetate, in which hydrogen was produced in an MEC and the extra power was supplied… CONTINUE READING