Anaerobic digestion enhancement with microbial electrolysis cells: Is biomethane production the direction to go for commercialization?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621911
Title:
Anaerobic digestion enhancement with microbial electrolysis cells: Is biomethane production the direction to go for commercialization?
Book Title:
Handbook of Research on Microbial Tools for Environmental Waste Management
Authors:
Vipond, E. (Ellie); Rahman, P. K. S. M. (Pattanathu)
Editors:
Pathak, V. M.
Affiliation:
Teesside University, Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research
Citation:
Vipond, E., Rahman, P. K. S. M. 'Anaerobic digestion enhancement with microbial electrolysis cells: Is biomethane production the direction to go for commercialization?' Pathak, V. M. (ed) (2018) Handbook of Research on Microbial Tools for Environmental Waste Management, IGI Global
Publisher:
IGI Global
Issue Date:
2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/621911
DOI:
10.4018/978-1-5225-3540-9.ch012; 10.4018/978-1-5225-3540-9
Additional Links:
https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/anaerobic-digestion-enhancement-with-microbial-electrolysis-cells/206534
Abstract:
The engineering of replacements for crude oil is a priority within industrial biotechnology. Biogas, produced by anaerobic digestion (AD) during organic waste degradation, has been used for electricity generation and heating. Microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) are an emerging technology which when combined with AD can produce higher yields of such energy whilst simultaneously treating waste water and sludge. MECs are bioelectrochemical systems which utilize the metabolism of microbes to oxidize organics. The majority of the research has been focused on biohydrogen production, despite associated issues, which has resulted in poor commercialization prospects. Consequently, scientists are now suggesting that methane production should be the focus of MEC technology. This chapter presents lab research on the bioprocessing of biomethane using AD and MECs and addresses important issues, namely the lack of pilot-scale studies. Downstream processing techniques are discussed, as well as a novel suggestion of further utilising MECs in the purification process.
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs); Direct Interspecies Electron Transfer (DIET); Energy Crisis; Methanogen; Downstream Processing; Anaerobic Digestion
ISBN:
9781522535409
Rights:
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dc.contributor.authorVipond, E. (Ellie)en
dc.contributor.authorRahman, P. K. S. M. (Pattanathu)en
dc.contributor.editorPathak, V. M.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-18T08:53:12Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-18T08:53:12Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.isbn9781522535409-
dc.identifier.doi10.4018/978-1-5225-3540-9.ch012-
dc.identifier.doi10.4018/978-1-5225-3540-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/621911-
dc.description.abstractThe engineering of replacements for crude oil is a priority within industrial biotechnology. Biogas, produced by anaerobic digestion (AD) during organic waste degradation, has been used for electricity generation and heating. Microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) are an emerging technology which when combined with AD can produce higher yields of such energy whilst simultaneously treating waste water and sludge. MECs are bioelectrochemical systems which utilize the metabolism of microbes to oxidize organics. The majority of the research has been focused on biohydrogen production, despite associated issues, which has resulted in poor commercialization prospects. Consequently, scientists are now suggesting that methane production should be the focus of MEC technology. This chapter presents lab research on the bioprocessing of biomethane using AD and MECs and addresses important issues, namely the lack of pilot-scale studies. Downstream processing techniques are discussed, as well as a novel suggestion of further utilising MECs in the purification process.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIGI Globalen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.igi-global.com/chapter/anaerobic-digestion-enhancement-with-microbial-electrolysis-cells/206534en
dc.rightsAuthors under fair use can post the final typeset PDF (which includes the title page, table of contents and other front materials, and the copyright statement) of their chapter or article (NOT THE ENTIRE BOOK OR JOURNAL ISSUE), on their university repository site. https://www.igi-global.com/about/rights-permissions/content-reuse/ [accessed 18/05/2018]en
dc.subjectBioelectrochemical Systems (BESs)en
dc.subjectDirect Interspecies Electron Transfer (DIET)en
dc.subjectEnergy Crisisen
dc.subjectMethanogenen
dc.subjectDownstream Processingen
dc.subjectAnaerobic Digestionen
dc.titleAnaerobic digestion enhancement with microbial electrolysis cells: Is biomethane production the direction to go for commercialization?en
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University, Social Sciences, Humanities & Law researchen
dc.title.bookHandbook of Research on Microbial Tools for Environmental Waste Managementen
or.citation.harvardVipond, E., Rahman, P. K. S. M. 'Anaerobic digestion enhancement with microbial electrolysis cells: Is biomethane production the direction to go for commercialization?' Pathak, V. M. (ed) (2018) Handbook of Research on Microbial Tools for Environmental Waste Management, IGI Globalen
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