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Title (Primary) Life electric—nature as a blueprint for the development of microbial electrochemical technologies
Author Schröder, U.; Harnisch, F.;
Journal Joule
Year 2017
Department UMB;
Volume 1
Issue 2
Language englisch;
POF III (all) R31; T15;
UFZ wide themes RU4;
Abstract Redox potential gradients and electron fluxes are inherent ingredients of electrochemical energy conversion systems. They also play a major role in natural ecosystems from the sub-microscopic to the macroscopic scale. Ultimately, they can be considered to form the fundament of biological energy conversion and thus for all life forms. We discuss that bioelectrochemical processes play an immanent role in nature. Exploiting the tools provided by evolution, such as electrochemically active bacteria and extracellular electron transfer, for microbial electrochemical technologies, thus does not represent a scientific peculiarity. It is a consequent use of nature’s blueprints for the development of sustainable energy conversion and bio- and environmental technologies.
ID 19344
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=19344
Schröder, U., Harnisch, F. (2017):
Life electric—nature as a blueprint for the development of microbial electrochemical technologies
Joule 1 (2), 244 - 252