Feasibility Study on Redox Mediator-Stimulating Bioenergy Extraction Using Edible Flora for Sustainable Applications
Science Discovery
Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2018, Pages: 19-26
Received: May 1, 2018; Published: May 23, 2018
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Authors
Jia-Hui Liao, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National I-Lan University, I-Lan, Taiwan
Chung-Chuan Hsueh, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National I-Lan University, I-Lan, Taiwan
Bor-Yann Chen, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National I-Lan University, I-Lan, Taiwan
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Abstract
This first-attempt study used extracts of appropriate antioxidant abundant Camellia and non-Camellia tea and medicinal herbs as model ESs to stably intensify bioelectricity generation performance in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). As electron shuttles (ESs) could stimulate electron transport phenomena by significant reduction of electron transfer resistance, the efficiency of power generation for energy extraction in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) could be appreicably augmented. Using environmentally friendly natural bioresource as green source of ESs is the most promising to sustainable practicability. As comparison of power-density profiles indicated, supplement of Camellia tea extracts seemed to be the most appropriate, then followed non-Camellia Chrysanthemum tea and medicinal herbs. Antioxidant activities, total phenolic contents and power stimulating activities were all electrochemically associated. In particular, the extract of unfermented Camellia tea (i.e., green tea) was the most promising ESs to augment bioenergy extraction compared to other refreshing medicinal herb extracts for biorefinery applications.
Keywords
Medicinal Herbs, Antioxidant, Bioelectrochemistry, Electron Shuttle, Bioenergy Extraction
To cite this article
Jia-Hui Liao, Chung-Chuan Hsueh, Bor-Yann Chen, Feasibility Study on Redox Mediator-Stimulating Bioenergy Extraction Using Edible Flora for Sustainable Applications, Science Discovery. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 19-26. doi: 10.11648/j.sd.20180601.14
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