This study proposed to explore indigenous bioresource to serve green sustainable biotechnology. For exploration, electrochemically promising microbes, edible plants, medicinal herbs will be selected for feasibility study of bioenergy and biorefinery applications. With microbial fuel cells as the platform of evaluation, this study combines prior novel findings of electron shuttles with bioelectrochemistry for the follow-up study. Environmental condition-dependent electrochemical impedance will be implemented for screening appropriate organisms with multiple probing characteristics (e.g., antioxidative or electron-shuttling dual capabilities). Fingerprint comparison upon candidate organisms and metabolic products should be applied to confirm treatability of electrochemical characteristics in bioengineering potentials for applications. To significantly promote electron-transfer efficiency for electrochemically-steered biotechnology, modification of electrodes to be hydrophilic for biomass attachment of effective energy extraction will also be conducted. The goal is also to optimize bioelectrochemical performance of microbial fuel cell-coupled strategy of bioreactor operation for maximal target production of indigenous bioresources. Such optimizing electrochemically-driven bioprocesses will also provide protocol for applications in bioremediation, pharmaceutical and food science. With advantages of diverse utilization of bioenergy and electrode modification, process performance of bioremediation and bioproduction can be effectively optimized via economically-feasible design of experiments.
|Program:||「TEEP@AsiaPlus」NIU: Microbial Fuel Cell, Bioenergy, Polyphenols|
|School:||National Ilan University|
|Organizer:||Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering|
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