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Revealing the proliferation of hydrogen scavengers in a single-chamber microbial electrolysis cell using electron balances
Ruiz Franco, Yolanda (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Enginyeria Química)
Baeza Labat, Juan Antonio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d’Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)
Guisasola Canudas, Albert (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d’Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental)

Data: 2013
Resum: The bioelectrochemical generation of hydrogen in microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) is a promising technology with many bottlenecks to be solved. Among them, the proliferation of hydrogen scavengers drastically reduces the cell efficiency leading to unrealistic coulombic efficiencies (CE) and cathodic gas recoveries (rCAT). This work provides a novel theoretical approach to understand, through electron equivalent balances, the fate of hydrogen in these systems. It was validated with a long term operated single-chamber membrane-less MEC. In the short term, H2-recycling (i. e. hydrogen being derived to the anode) resulted in rCAT of only 4% and in CE up to 463%. The 80. 5% of the current intensity came from H₂-recycling and only the 19. 5% from substrate oxidation. In the long term, methane was produced from hydrogen, thus decreasing rCAT to 0 (rCAT ¼ 94. 5% when considering methane production). CE was 74. 5% suggesting that H₂-recycling only took place when methanogenic activity was marginal.
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/BIOSOS
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2009/SGR-815
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Llengua: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Matèria: 2-Bromoethanesulfonate ; Homoacetogens ; Hydrogen recycling ; Methanogens ; Single-chamber membrane-less microbial electrolysis cell
Publicat a: International journal of hydrogen energy, Vol. 38, issue 36 (Dec. 2013) , p. 15917-15927, ISSN 0360-3199

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.10.034


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