The Bioelectrochemically Assisted Electrodialysis
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Marco is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Dipartimento di Sapienza Università di Roma.

                       

The Bioelectrochemically Assisted Electrodialysis

The microbial electrolysis cells are innovative technologies that utilize “electroactive microorganisms” as biocatalysts into an electrochemical device; these electroactive microorganisms can exchange electrons with a conductive material through the external electron transfer mechanism, using the conductive material as electron donor or acceptor. The current generation from a microorganism’s metabolism was firstly reported in 1911 by M.C. Potter in his scientific communication letter “Electrical Effects Accompanying the Decomposition of Organic Compounds”1, where he stated that: The results in electrophysiology have familiarised...

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