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Hen Friman, Alex Schechter, Yulia Ioffe, Yeshayahu Nitzan and Rivka Cahan Current production in a microbial fuel cell using a pure culture of Cupriavidus basilensis growing in acetate or phenol as a carbon source Microbial Biotechnology 6

Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.12026

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A microbial fuel cell (MFC) was operated with a pure culture of Cupriavidus basilensis bacterial cells growing in the anode compartment in a defined medium containing acetate or phenol. Operating this mediator-less MFC under a constant external resistor of 1 kΩ with acetate or phenol led to current generation of 902 and 310 mA m-2, respectively. After 72 h in the MFC, 86% of the initial phenol concentration was removed, while only 64% was removed after the same time in the control MFC which was held at an open circuit potential (OCP).

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