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DOI 10.1111/1751-7915.12802
Title (Primary) Microbial ecology-based engineering of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies
Author Koch, C.; Korth, B. ORCID logo ; Harnisch, F. ORCID logo
Source Titel Microbial Biotechnology
Year 2018
Department UMB
Volume 11
Issue 1
Page From 22
Page To 38
Language englisch
UFZ wide themes RU4;
Abstract Microbial ecology is devoted to the understanding of dynamics, activity and interaction of microorganisms in natural and technical ecosystems. Bioelectrochemical systems represent important technical ecosystems, where microbial ecology is of highest importance for their function. However, whereas aspects of, for example, materials and reactor engineering are commonly perceived as highly relevant, the study and engineering of microbial ecology are significantly underrepresented in bioelectrochemical systems. This shortfall may be assigned to a deficit on knowledge and power of these methods as well as the prerequisites for their thorough application. This article discusses not only the importance of microbial ecology for microbial electrochemical technologies but also shows which information can be derived for a knowledge-driven engineering. Instead of providing a comprehensive list of techniques from which it is hard to judge the applicability and value of information for a respective one, this review illustrates the suitability of selected techniques on a case study. Thereby, best practice for different research questions is provided and a set of key questions for experimental design, data acquisition and analysis is suggested.
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Koch, C., Korth, B., Harnisch, F. (2018):
Microbial ecology-based engineering of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies
Microb. Biotechnol. 11 (1), 22 - 38 10.1111/1751-7915.12802