Microbial Electrolysis Cell for H2 and Biopolymer (PHB) Production

T. Tommasi & B. Ruggeri
The main object of this work is to present a “proof of concept” test of a method to produce Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) in the cathode of the Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC) utilizing directly the H2 gas via the electrons generated at the anode in the oxidation of an organic substance. A batch test in a rectangular microbial electrolysis cell has been performed at room temperature (20÷22 °C). In the anode compartment a solution of Volatile Fatty...