Project

Ambient temperature conversion of organic waste to compressed H2 and CO2 in a bioelectrochemical system for chemicals production

Duration
01 October 2014 → 13 October 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Fellow
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
Keywords
bioelectrochemical system syngas fermentation syngas conversion microbial electrolysis cell organic waste
 
Project description

This project will firlsty develop a closed bioelectrochemical system (BES) to convert organic waste to pressurized CO2 and H2 at room temperature, and then further convert them into specific chemicals (e.g. acetate, formate, and methanol) in a fermenter and/or catalytic reactor.