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Title: An investigation into the bacterial community structure of an electricity-generating microbial fuel cell
Author: Kim, Gwang Tae
ISNI:       0000 0001 3599 2941
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2004
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It was observed that Proteobacteria sequences were present at higher numbers within clone libraries from the bacterial clump and electrode biofilm compared to other parts of the fuel cell. It was also observed that results of the 16S rRNA gene libraries were in excellent agreement with those of the in situ probing and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analysis. DGGE analysis also showed that the enriched bacterial populations were different from those fond in the original activated sludge used to inoculate the microbial fuel cell at the start of the experiment. Conventional microbiological methods revealed that members of the family Enterobacteriaceae, such as Klebsiella sp. and Enterobacter sp. and of the Proteobacteria with Fe(III)-reduction and electrochemical activity had a significant potential for energy generation in this system.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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