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Microbial Electrolysis Cells

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Microbial Electrolysis Cell Research
Photos
Publications
PowerPoint Presentations
Public Reports on MEC Research
  - Penn State press
  - Other media
  Projects
H2E Center
   
   

 

Photos and Videos of Microbial Electrolysis Cells (MECs)/BEAMR systems researched in the Logan lab

   

A single chamber MEC with a brush anode and a flat carbon cathode, shown with a reference probe. See the paper by Call & Logan (2008).

A new, high performance two-chamber microbial electrolysis cell (MEC). The anode chamber is filled with graphite granules(shown with a red clip connector). The hydrogen gas evolves from the cathode(black clip) and is captured in the tube above. Gas flows through a respirometer to measure gas flow rate. (Photo by Shaoan Cheng). See the paper by Cheng and Logan, PNAS, 2007, 104(47): 18871–18873.
Shaoan Cheng (left) and Bruce Logan examine one of the new MEC reactors.
This is the first bio-electochemically assisted microbial reactor (BEAMR) that was used to prove the feasibility of the MEC process. See the publication by Liu et. al. (2005) for more information
Hong Liu (left) and Bruce Logan examining an MEC/BEAMR reactor.
A data logging multimeter is used to monitor voltage in the circuit containing a resistor. From the voltage and resistor information, we can calculate current.

 

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