Chapter 13: Bioelectrochemical Systems
Published:16 Dec 2014
By generating electricity from microbially catalysed anodic oxidation processes, the greatest potential lies in the use of wastewater as a fuel, which allows wastewater treatment and energy recovery to be combined. A recent development has expanded the scope of bioelectrochemical systems from power generation and wastewater treatment to an increasing number of applications such as bioelectrochemically driven desalination and microbial electrosynthesis. This chapter provides an overview of microbial bioelectrochemical systems, their fundamentals and potential applications.