The use of microalgae in microbial fuel cells

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Oral Enviromentally-Frendly Energy Conversion and Supply/Экоэнергетика Enviromentally-Frendly Energy Conversion and Supply/Экоэнергетика


Mr Mikhail Konovalov (Irkutsk State University)


In classic microbial fuel cells, a wide range of different substances is utilized: organic acids, sugars, alcohols, fats and other substrates. In them the energy of chemical bonds is converted into electrical energy. In recent years, a number of developments on the use of algae in such devices. Microalgae can convert the energy of sunlight into electricity. This article describes the materials on the use of various types of microalgae for the operation of microbial fuel cells. The data on the composition of microbiocenoses associated with the anode, the voltage and current strength produced by these microalgae are analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the use of well-combined with each other joint associations of microalgae and bacteria for microbial fuel cells. It is important for understanding the processes of formation of highly productive consortiums of various microorganisms with energy-efficient microalgae strains in microbial fuel cells. The role of microalgae in the implementation of electron transport in the production of oxygen in the cathode chamber of microbial fuel cells is discussed.

This work was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (project RFMEFI58317X0060 “Bioremediation and bioconversion of waste using a complex of photosynthetic organisms and heterotrophs in aerobic and anaerobic conditions with bioenergy generation”).

Affiliation of speaker Иркутский государственный университет
Publication Journal of Cleaner Production
Position of speaker аспирант

Primary authors

Mr Mikhail Konovalov (Irkutsk State University) Elena Konovalova (Irkutsk State University) Mr A.B. Kupchinskiy D.I. Stom (Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Baikal Museum of the Irkutsk Science Center of the SB RAS)

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