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Anode hydrodynamics in bioelectrochemical systems

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This study assesses the hydrodynamics in the anode compartment of a bioelectrochemical system (BES) when using different electrode materials (graphite rod, granular graphite, stainless steel mesh or graphite plate). For this purpose, computational fluid dynamics (CFDs) modelling was used. Granular graphite or stainless steel mesh allowed a better water flow distribution through the system favouring biomass attachment and consequently, removal efficiency and electricity production. This study provides the necessary mechanistic understanding on how these materials affect the hydrodynamics and substrate distribution behaviour within the bioanodes and electricity production.

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Submitted
22 Jun 2015
Accepted
07 Sep 2015
First published
07 Sep 2015

RSC Adv., 2015,5, 78994-79000
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Anode hydrodynamics in bioelectrochemical systems

A. Vilà-Rovira, S. Puig, M. D. Balaguer and J. Colprim, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 78994
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA11995B

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