Bioelectrochemical systems

Line of research
Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) rely on the ability of "electroactive" microorganisms to engage in extracellular electron transfer processes with solid-state electrodes, used as either acceptors or donors of electrons in their metabolism. BES allow to address microbial reactions towards value-added products by using organic waste and wastewater as feedstock. This research activity mainly refers to: - biomethane generation, including upgrading of biogas deriving from anaerobic digestion - production of organic acids - in situ bioremediation of chlorinated solvents in groundwater.

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