Characterization of microbial communities during anode biofilm reformation in a two-chambered microbial electrolysis cell (MEC).

@article{Liu2012CharacterizationOM,
  title={Characterization of microbial communities during anode biofilm reformation in a two-chambered microbial electrolysis cell (MEC).},
  author={Wen-zong Liu and Aijie Wang and Dan Sun and Nan-qi Ren and YunQing Zhang and Jizhong Zhou},
  journal={Journal of biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={157 4},
  pages={628-32}
}
GeoChip (II) and single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) were used to characterize anode microbial communities of a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC). Biofilm communities, enriched in a two-chamber MEC (R1, 0.6 V applied) having a coulombic efficiency (CE) of 35±4% and a hydrogen yield (Y(H₂))of 31±3%, were used as the inoculum for a new reactor (R2). After three months R2 achieved stable performance with CE=38±4% and (Y(H₂)). Few changes in the predominant populations were observed from… CONTINUE READING