Abstract

Thermincola ferriacetica, a thermophilic, Gram-positive bacterium was recently shown to transfer electrons from oxidation of acetate to an anode. We are conducting a comprehensive characterization of T. ferriacetica strain Z-0001. This strain was grown at 55°C on graphite rods poised at 0 V vs. SHE, in a single-chamber microbial electrolysis cell, and fed with 25 mM phosphate buffer medium containing 20 mM acetate. These conditions resulted in current densities up to 3.5 A m -2. The first derivatives of cyclic voltammetry scans revealed a catalytic wave with a midpoint potential of -0.152 V vs. SHE, similar to the Nernst-Monod E KA for Geobacter sulfurreducens. We will next determine the effect of temperature and buffer concentration on current densities and characterize the substrate range for this strain. The development of thermophilic microbial electrochemical cells may provide an opportunity for recovering energy while treating high temperature wastewaters, such as those from food processing industries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2011
Event241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2011Mar 31 2011

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Other241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period3/27/113/31/11

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Anodes
Buffers
Acetates
Current density
Regenerative fuel cells
Food processing
Graphite
Electrochemical cells
Cyclic voltammetry
Bacteria
Phosphates
Wastewater
Derivatives
Oxidation
Temperature
Electrons
Substrates
Industry

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Lusk, B., Popat, S., Parameswaran, P., Rittmann, B., & Torres, C. (2011). Characterization of the thermophilic anode-respiring Thermincola ferriacetica. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts

Characterization of the thermophilic anode-respiring Thermincola ferriacetica. / Lusk, Bradley; Popat, Sudeep; Parameswaran, Prathap; Rittmann, Bruce; Torres, Cesar.

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Lusk, B, Popat, S, Parameswaran, P, Rittmann, B & Torres, C 2011, Characterization of the thermophilic anode-respiring Thermincola ferriacetica. in ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, United States, 3/27/11.
Lusk B, Popat S, Parameswaran P, Rittmann B, Torres C. Characterization of the thermophilic anode-respiring Thermincola ferriacetica. In ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011
Lusk, Bradley ; Popat, Sudeep ; Parameswaran, Prathap ; Rittmann, Bruce ; Torres, Cesar. / Characterization of the thermophilic anode-respiring Thermincola ferriacetica. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011.
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