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Title (Primary) Towards real-time determination of yield coefficients of early-stage electroactive biofilms using optical microscopy
Author Scarabotti, F.; Kuchenbuch, A.; Kallies, R.; Bühler, K.; Harnisch, F.
Journal Frontiers in Energy Research
Year 2022
Department UMB; SOMA
Volume 10
Page From art. 920266
Language englisch
Topic T7 Bioeconomy
Supplements https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenrg.2022.920266/full#supplementary-material
Keywords Electroactive microorganisms; Relative growth rates; Duplication rate; Geobacter; Flow cell
Abstract Physiological cellular parameters, like for instance latency times (lagt), duplication rates (DR), relative growth rates (RGR) and yield coefficients (YNe) are only known as endpoint measurements for electroactive microorganisms (EAM). Here we show that these can be gained non-invasively and in real-time for early-stage biofilm formation at electrodes using a microfluidic electrochemical flow-cell (EFC) allowing in vivo optical microscopy. Parameters obtained for early-stage mixed culture biofilm anodes formed at +150 mV vs. Ag/ AgCl sat. KCl are lagt of 2.31-4.58 days, DR of 0.72-1.20 × 105 cells h-1, RGR of 0.02-0.27 h-1 and YNe of 5.99-7.94 × 1012 cells mole--1. However, oxygen permeation into the EFC was a main problem remaining unsolved during the study that provides interesting lessons for future improvements.
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=26179
Scarabotti, F., Kuchenbuch, A., Kallies, R., Bühler, K., Harnisch, F. (2022):
Towards real-time determination of yield coefficients of early-stage electroactive biofilms using optical microscopy
Front. Energy Res. 10 , art. 920266