Photosynthetic microbial fuel cells

Joseph A. Laureanti, Anne Jones

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Abstract

This chapter presents the current state of research on bioelectrochemical systems that include phototrophic organisms. First, we describe what is known of how phototrophs transfer electrons from internal metabolism to external substrates. This includes efforts to understand both the source of electrons and transfer pathways within cells. Second, we consider technological progress toward producing bio-photovoltaic devices with phototrophs. Efforts to improve these devices by changing the species included, the electrode surfaces, and chemical mediators are described. Finally, we consider future directions for this research field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages159-175
Number of pages17
Volume158
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
Volume158
ISSN (Print)0724-6145

Keywords

  • Algae
  • Biophotovoltaic devices
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Extracellular electron transfer
  • Photosynthetic mechanisms
  • Photosynthetic microbial fuel cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine(all)
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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    Laureanti, J. A., & Jones, A. (2016). Photosynthetic microbial fuel cells. In Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology (Vol. 158, pp. 159-175). (Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology; Vol. 158). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1007/10_2016_48