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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220237/microbial-fuel-cell-coupled-to-biohydrogen-reactor-a-feasible-technology-to-increase-energy-yield-from-cheese-whey
#1
J Wenzel, L Fuentes, A Cabezas, C Etchebehere
An important pollutant produced during the cheese making process is cheese whey which is a liquid by-product with high content of organic matter, composed mainly by lactose and proteins. Hydrogen can be produced from cheese whey by dark fermentation but, organic matter is not completely removed producing an effluent rich in volatile fatty acids. Here we demonstrate that this effluent can be further used to produce energy in microbial fuel cells. Moreover, current production was not feasible when using raw cheese whey directly to feed the microbial fuel cell...
February 20, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214441/enhanced-treatment-of-fischer-tropsch-f-t-wastewater-using-the-up-flow-anaerobic-sludge-blanket-coupled-with-bioelectrochemical-system-effect-of-electric-field
#2
Dexin Wang, Hongjun Han, Yuxing Han, Kun Li, Hao Zhu
The coupling of bioelectrochemical system (BES) with an up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) was established for enhanced Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) wastewater treatment while the UASB (control group) was operated in parallel. The presence of electric field could offer system a more reductive micro-environment that lower the ORP values and maintain the appropriate pH range, resulting in the higher chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency and methane production for BES-UASB (86.8% and 2.31±0.1L/(L·d)) while those values in control group were 72...
February 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213734/dehalococcoides-and-general-bacterial-ecology-of-differentially-trichloroethene-dechlorinating-flow-through-columns
#3
Babur S Mirza, Darwin L Sorensen, Daniel J McGlinn, R Ryan Dupont, Joan E McLean
The diversity of Dehalococcoides mccartyi (Dhc) and/or other organohalide respiring or associated microorganisms in parallel, partial, or complete trichloroethene (TCE) dehalogenating systems has not been well described. The composition of Dhc populations and the associated bacterial community that developed over 7.5 years in the top layer (0-10 cm) of eight TCE-fed columns were examined using pyrosequencing. Columns biostimulated with one of three carbon sources, along with non-stimulated controls, developed into complete (ethene production, whey amended), partial (cis-dichloroethene (DCE) and VC, an emulsified oil with nonionic surfactant), limited (<5 % cis-DCE and 95 % TCE, an emulsified oil), and non- (controls) TCE dehalogenating systems...
February 17, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188105/microbial-community-composition-and-function-in-a-pilot-scale-anaerobic-anoxic-aerobic-combined-process-for-the-treatment-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-wastewater
#4
Longyi Lv, Weiguang Li, Chuandong Wu, Liqiang Meng, Wen Qin
Biodegradation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) wastewater was investigated in a pilot-scale anaerobic-anoxic-aerobic combined process, which was composed of an expanded granular sludge blanket (EGSB) reactor, a hydrolysis acidification (HA) reactor and a biological contact oxidation (BCO) reactor. In stable stage, the average values of COD and color in the combined process effluent were 45.7mgL(-1) and 13 times, respectively. Excellent linear relations (R(2)>0.915) were achieved between color and UV254 at three color levels...
January 30, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183017/effect-of-the-redox-dynamics-on-microbial-mediated-as-transformation-coupled-with-fe-and-s-in-flow-through-sediment-columns
#5
Hee Sun Moon, Bo-A Kim, Sung Pil Hyun, Yoon-Ho Lee, Doyun Shin
Arsenic (As) biogeochemistry coupled with iron (Fe) and sulfur (S) was studied using columns packed with As(V)-contaminated sediments under two phases: a reduction phase followed by an oxidation phase. During the reduction phase, four identical columns inoculated with G. sulfurreducens were stimulated with 3mM acetate for 60days. The As(III) in the effluent rapidly increased then gradually decreased. The Fe(II) and sulfate concentration indicated ferrous sulfide precipitation inside the column after day 14 and X-ray absorption near edge structure spectra showed that As(III) was enriched at the column outlet...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139786/molecular-interactions-between-geobacter-sulfurreducens-triheme-cytochromes-and-the-electron-acceptor-fe-iii-citrate-studied-by-nmr
#6
Marisa R Ferreira, Joana M Dantas, Carlos A Salgueiro
Proteomic and genetic studies have identified a family of five triheme cytochromes (PpcA-E) that are essential in the iron respiratory pathways of Geobacter sulfurreducens. These include the reduction of Fe(iii) soluble chelated forms or Fe(iii) oxides, which can be used as terminal acceptors by G. sulfurreducens. The relevance of these cytochromes in the respiratory pathways of soluble or insoluble forms of iron is quite distinct. In fact, while PpcD had a higher abundance in the Fe(iii) oxides supplanted G...
January 31, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138101/significance-of-a-post-translational-modification-of-the-pila-protein-of-geobacter-sulfurreducens-for-surface-attachment-biofilm-formation-and-growth-on-insoluble-extracellular-electron-acceptors
#7
Lubna V Richter, Ashley E Franks, Robert M Weis, Steven J Sandler
: Geobacter sulfurreducens, an anaerobic metal-reducing bacterium, possesses type IV pili. These pili are intrinsic structural elements in biofilm formation and together with a number of c-type cytochromes are thought to serve as conductive nanowires enabling long-range electron transfer (ET) to metal oxides and graphite anodes. Here, we report that a post-translational modification of a non-conserved amino acid residue within the PilA protein, the structural subunit of the type IV pili, is crucial for growth on insoluble extracellular electron acceptors...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096491/expressing-the-geobacter-metallireducens-pila-in-geobacter-sulfurreducens-yields-pili-with-exceptional-conductivity
#8
Yang Tan, Ramesh Y Adhikari, Nikhil S Malvankar, Joy E Ward, Trevor L Woodard, Kelly P Nevin, Derek R Lovley
: The electrically conductive pili (e-pili) of Geobacter sulfurreducens serve as a model for a novel strategy for long-range extracellular electron transfer. e-pili are also a new class of bioelectronic materials. However, the only other Geobacter pili previously studied, which were from G. uraniireducens, were poorly conductive. In order to obtain more information on the range of pili conductivities in Geobacter species, the pili of G. metallireducens were investigated. Heterologously expressing the PilA gene of G...
January 17, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093471/interactions-studies-between-periplasmic-cytochromes-provide-insights-on-extracellular-electron-transfer-pathways-of-geobacter-sulfurreducens
#9
Ana P Fernandes, Tiago C Nunes, Catarina M Paquete, Carlos A Salgueiro
Geobacter bacteria usually prevail among other microorganisms in soils and sediments where Fe(III) reduction has a central role. This reduction is achieved by extracellular electron transfer, where the electrons are exported from the interior of the cell to the surrounding environment. Periplasmic cytochromes play an important role in establishing an interface between inner and outer membrane electron transfer components. In addition, periplasmic cytochromes, in particular nanowire cytochromes that contain at least 12 haem groups, have been proposed to play a role in electron storage in conditions of environmental lack of electron acceptors...
January 16, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087529/resilience-dynamics-and-interactions-within-a-multi-species-exoelectrogenic-model-biofilm-community
#10
Anna Prokhorova, Katrin Sturm-Richter, Andreas Doetsch, Johannes Gescher
: Anode-associated multi-species exoelectrogenic biofilms are essential to the function of bioelectrochemical systems (BESs). The individual activities of anode associated organisms and physiological responses resulting from co-culturing are often hard to assess due to the high microbial diversity in these systems. Therefore, we developed a model multispecies biofilm of the three exoelectrogenic proteobacteria Shewanella oneidensis, Geobacter sulfurreducens and Geobacter metallireducens with the aim to study in detail the biofilm formation dynamics, the interactions between the organisms and the overall activity of an exoelectrogenic biofilm as a consequence of the applied anode potential...
January 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067820/influence-of-anode-potentials-on-current-generation-and-extracellular-electron-transfer-paths-of-geobacter-species
#11
Souichiro Kato
Geobacter species are capable of utilizing solid-state compounds, including anodic electrodes, as electron acceptors of respiration via extracellular electron transfer (EET) and have attracted considerable attention for their crucial role as biocatalysts of bioelectrochemical systems (BES's). Recent studies disclosed that anode potentials affect power output and anodic microbial communities, including selection of dominant Geobacter species, in various BES's. However, the details in current-generating properties and responses to anode potentials have been investigated only for a model species, namely Geobacter sulfurreducens...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067226/syntrophic-anaerobic-photosynthesis-via-direct-interspecies-electron-transfer
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Phuc T Ha, Stephen R Lindemann, Liang Shi, Alice C Dohnalkova, James K Fredrickson, Michael T Madigan, Haluk Beyenal
Microbial phototrophs, key primary producers on Earth, use H2O, H2, H2S and other reduced inorganic compounds as electron donors. Here we describe a form of metabolism linking anoxygenic photosynthesis to anaerobic respiration that we call 'syntrophic anaerobic photosynthesis'. We show that photoautotrophy in the green sulfur bacterium Prosthecochloris aestaurii can be driven by either electrons from a solid electrode or acetate oxidation via direct interspecies electron transfer from a heterotrophic partner bacterium, Geobacter sulfurreducens...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062839/redox-and-ph-linked-conformational-changes-in-triheme-cytochrome-ppca-from-geobacter-sulfurreducens
#13
Leonor Morgado, Marta Bruix, P Raj Pokkuluri, Carlos A Salgueiro, David L Turner
The periplasmic triheme cytochrome PpcA from Geobacter sulfurreducens is highly abundant; it is the likely reservoir of electrons to the outer surface to assist the reduction of extracellular terminal acceptors; these include insoluble metal oxides in natural habitats and electrode surfaces from which electricity can be harvested. A detailed thermodynamic characterization of PpcA showed that it has an important redox-Bohr effect that might implicate the protein in e(-)/H(+) coupling mechanisms to sustain cellular growth...
January 15, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046131/biological-recovery-of-platinum-complexes-from-diluted-aqueous-streams-by-axenic-cultures
#14
Synthia Maes, Ruben Props, Jeffrey P Fitts, Rebecca De Smet, Frank Vanhaecke, Nico Boon, Tom Hennebel
The widespread use of platinum in high-tech and catalytic applications has led to the production of diverse Pt loaded wastewaters. Effective recovery strategies are needed for the treatment of low concentrated waste streams to prevent pollution and to stimulate recovery of this precious resource. The biological recovery of five common environmental Pt-complexes was studied under acidic conditions; the chloro-complexes PtCl42- and PtCl62-, the amine-complex Pt(NH3)4Cl2 and the pharmaceutical complexes cisplatin and carboplatin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045456/redox-potential-as-a-master-variable-controlling-pathways-of-metal-reduction-by-geobacter-sulfurreducens
#15
Caleb E Levar, Colleen L Hoffman, Aubrey J Dunshee, Brandy M Toner, Daniel R Bond
Geobacter sulfurreducens uses at least two different pathways to transport electrons out of the inner membrane quinone pool before reducing acceptors beyond the outer membrane. When growing on electrodes poised at oxidizing potentials, the CbcL-dependent pathway operates at or below redox potentials of -0.10 V vs the standard hydrogen electrode, whereas the ImcH-dependent pathway operates only above this value. Here, we provide evidence that G. sulfurreducens also requires different electron transfer proteins for reduction of a wide range of Fe(III)- and Mn(IV)-(oxyhydr)oxides, and must transition from a high- to low-potential pathway during reduction of commonly studied soluble and insoluble metal electron acceptors...
March 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038879/microbial-polychlorinated-biphenyl-dechlorination-in-sediments-by-electrical-stimulation-the-effect-of-adding-acetate-and-nonionic-surfactant
#16
Hui Yu, Hui Wan, Chunhua Feng, Xiaoyun Yi, Xiaoping Liu, Yuan Ren, Chaohai Wei
The necessity for developing an efficient and cost-effective in situ bioremediation technology for sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has prompted the application of low-voltage electrical fields to anaerobic digestion systems. Here we show that the use of a sediment-based bio-electrochemical reactor (BER) poised at a potential of -0.50V (vs. a standard calomel electrode, SCE) substantially enhanced the reduction of 2,3,4,5-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 61) when acetate was added as a carbon source...
February 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033549/combined-iron-and-sulfate-reduction-biostimulation-as-a-novel-approach-to-enhance-btex-and-pah-source-zone-biodegradation-in-biodiesel-blend-contaminated-groundwater
#17
Juliana B Müller, Débora T Ramos, Catherine Larose, Marilda Fernandes, Helen S C Lazzarin, Timothy M Vogel, Henry X Corseuil
The use of biodiesel as a transportation fuel and its growing mandatory blending percentage in diesel increase the likelihood of contaminating groundwater with diesel/biodiesel blends. A 100L-field experiment with B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% diesel, v/v) was conducted to assess the potential for the combined biostimulation of iron and sulfate reducing bacteria to enhance BTEX and PAH biodegradation in a diesel/biodiesel blend-contaminated groundwater. A B20 field experiment under monitored natural attenuation (MNA) was used as a baseline control...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000139/comparative-metabolic-state-of-microflora-on-the-surface-of-the-anode-electrode-in-a-microbial-fuel-cell-operated-at-different-ph-conditions
#18
Daisuke Sasaki, Kengo Sasaki, Yota Tsuge, Akihiko Kondo
The metabolic state of microflora (mixed microbial cultures) in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) is currently unclear. Metabolomic analyses were conducted of microflora growing on the anodic electrodes of MFCs operated at pH 7.0, 5.5, or 4.0 and utilizing starch as the major carbon substrate. A much higher current was produced at pH 7.0 than at pH 5.5 and 4.0, correlating with an increased population ratio of Geobacter species to the total bacteria growing on the electrode. Most intracellular metabolites related to the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle were present at a higher level at pH 7...
December 2016: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998783/decoupling-of-damo-archaea-from-damo-bacteria-in-a-methane-driven-microbial-fuel-cell
#19
Jing Ding, Yong-Ze Lu, Liang Fu, Zhao-Wei Ding, Yang Mu, Shuk H Cheng, Raymond J Zeng
Anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) contributes significantly to the global methane sink. Previously, studies of anaerobic methanotrophic (ANME) archaea have been limited as they have not been separable from their bacterial partners during the AOM process because of their dependence on the bacteria. A microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a device capable of directly transforming chemical energy to electrical energy via electrochemical reactions involving biochemical pathways. In this study, decoupling of denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation (DAMO) archaea and DAMO bacteria was investigated in an microbial fuel cell (MFC) using methane as the fuel...
December 9, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979700/phenol-degrading-anode-biofilm-with-high-coulombic-efficiency-in-graphite-electrodes-microbial-fuel-cell
#20
Dongdong Zhang, Zhiling Li, Chunfang Zhang, Xue Zhou, Zhixing Xiao, Takanori Awata, Arata Katayama
A microbial fuel cell (MFC), with graphite electrodes as both the anode and cathode, was operated with a soil-free anaerobic consortium for phenol degradation. This phenol-degrading MFC showed high efficiency with a current density of 120 mA/m(2) and a coulombic efficiency of 22.7%, despite the lack of a platinum catalyst cathode and inoculation of sediment/soil. Removal of planktonic bacteria by renewing the anaerobic medium did not decrease the performance, suggesting that the phenol-degrading MFC was not maintained by the planktonic bacteria but by the microorganisms in the anode biofilm...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
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