K Rabaey

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Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Microbial electrosynthesis - revisiting the electrical route for microbial production
    Korneel Rabaey
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Nat Rev Microbiol 8:706-16. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Metabolic and practical considerations on microbial electrosynthesis
    Korneel Rabaey
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 22:371-7. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Cathodic oxygen reduction catalyzed by bacteria in microbial fuel cells
    Korneel Rabaey
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    ISME J 2:519-27. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Microbial ecology meets electrochemistry: electricity-driven and driving communities
    Korneel Rabaey
    The Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    ISME J 1:9-18. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Microbial fuel cell cathodes: from bottleneck to prime opportunity?
    K Rabaey
    Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Gerhmann Building 60, Brisbane, QLD4072, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 57:655-9. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint High current generation coupled to caustic production using a lamellar bioelectrochemical system
    Korneel Rabaey
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 44:4315-21. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Life cycle assessment of high-rate anaerobic treatment, microbial fuel cells, and microbial electrolysis cells
    Jeffrey M Foley
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 44:3629-37. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of sulfur during acetate oxidation in biological anodes
    Paritam K Dutta
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 43:3839-45. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Sequential anode-cathode configuration improves cathodic oxygen reduction and effluent quality of microbial fuel cells
    Stefano Freguia
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Water Res 42:1387-96. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Towards practical implementation of bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment
    René A Rozendal
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Trends Biotechnol 26:450-9. 2008

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Publications39

  1. doi request reprint Microbial electrosynthesis - revisiting the electrical route for microbial production
    Korneel Rabaey
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Nat Rev Microbiol 8:706-16. 2010
    ..This Review addresses the principles, challenges and opportunities of microbial electrosynthesis, an exciting new discipline at the nexus of microbiology and electrochemistry...
  2. doi request reprint Metabolic and practical considerations on microbial electrosynthesis
    Korneel Rabaey
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 22:371-7. 2011
    ..Particularly the latter is critical, as on a 'per electron basis' MES does not yet appear to deliver a substantial benefit relative to existing approaches...
  3. doi request reprint Cathodic oxygen reduction catalyzed by bacteria in microbial fuel cells
    Korneel Rabaey
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    ISME J 2:519-27. 2008
    ..Further research to refine the operational parameters and increase the current density by modifying the electrode surface and elucidating the bacterial metabolism is warranted...
  4. ncbi request reprint Microbial ecology meets electrochemistry: electricity-driven and driving communities
    Korneel Rabaey
    The Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    ISME J 1:9-18. 2007
    ..While highlighting some of the major breakthroughs and addressing only recently obtained data, this review points out that despite rapid progress, many questions remain unanswered...
  5. doi request reprint Microbial fuel cell cathodes: from bottleneck to prime opportunity?
    K Rabaey
    Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Gerhmann Building 60, Brisbane, QLD4072, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 57:655-9. 2008
    ..This paper addresses several recent developments in MFC cathode research, and demonstrates that energy generation is but an aspect of this versatile technology...
  6. ncbi request reprint High current generation coupled to caustic production using a lamellar bioelectrochemical system
    Korneel Rabaey
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 44:4315-21. 2010
    ..This study is the first to demonstrate effective production of caustic at liter scale, using BESs both in laboratory and field conditions. It also shows that input of power can easily be justified by product value...
  7. doi request reprint Life cycle assessment of high-rate anaerobic treatment, microbial fuel cells, and microbial electrolysis cells
    Jeffrey M Foley
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 44:3629-37. 2010
    ..m(-3) performance at pilot and full scale...
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of sulfur during acetate oxidation in biological anodes
    Paritam K Dutta
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 43:3839-45. 2009
    ..This confirms the mediator role of sulfur during acetate oxidation in BES. A diagrammatic representation of the mechanism is proposed to characterize the interactions between acetate oxidation and sulfur conversions on the anode...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sequential anode-cathode configuration improves cathodic oxygen reduction and effluent quality of microbial fuel cells
    Stefano Freguia
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Water Res 42:1387-96. 2008
    ..Excessive organic loading to the cathode should be avoided as it can reduce the long-term performance through the growth of heterotrophic bacteria...
  10. doi request reprint Towards practical implementation of bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment
    René A Rozendal
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Trends Biotechnol 26:450-9. 2008
    ..Here, we identify these challenges, provide an overview of their implications for the feasibility of bioelectrochemical wastewater treatment and explore the opportunities for future BESs...
  11. ncbi request reprint Decolorization of azo dyes in bioelectrochemical systems
    Yang Mu
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 43:5137-43. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Nitrobenzene removal in bioelectrochemical systems
    Yang Mu
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 43:8690-5. 2009
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  13. doi request reprint Electrochemical oxidation of trace organic contaminants in reverse osmosis concentrate using RuO2/IrO2-coated titanium anodes
    Jelena Radjenovic
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Water Res 45:1579-86. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Dehalogenation of iodinated X-ray contrast media in a bioelectrochemical system
    Yang Mu
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 45:782-8. 2011
    ..This work demonstrates that the BESs have a potential for efficient dehalogenation of ICM from wastewater or environmental streams...
  15. ncbi request reprint Microbial fuel cells for simultaneous carbon and nitrogen removal
    Bernardino Virdis
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Water Res 42:3013-24. 2008
    ..The process is also more energy effective not only due to the energy production coupled with denitrification, but also because of the reduced aeration costs due to minimised aerobic consumption of organic carbon...
  16. ncbi request reprint Syntrophic processes drive the conversion of glucose in microbial fuel cell anodes
    Stefano Freguia
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 42:7937-43. 2008
    ..This study shows that fermentative processes are not detrimental to current generation, and that direct oxidation of glucose does not play a major role in mixed population conversions in a MFC anode...
  17. doi request reprint Microbial fuel cells operating on mixed fatty acids
    Stefano Freguia
    Advanced Water Management Centre, Gehrmann Building, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Bioresour Technol 101:1233-8. 2010
    ..This study demonstrated the feasibility of using fatty acids, as present in fermented sludge hydrolysates, for current generation...
  18. doi request reprint Electrochemical sulfide removal and recovery from paper mill anaerobic treatment effluent
    Paritam K Dutta
    The University of Queensland, Advanced Water Management Centre AWMC, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Water Res 44:2563-71. 2010
    ..Biofilm formation was avoided as the pH of the cathode solution increased to inhibitory levels during cathodic operation, while still allowing full recovery of the sulfur as end product...
  19. ncbi request reprint Electron fluxes in a microbial fuel cell performing carbon and nitrogen removal
    Bernardino Virdis
    Advanced Water Management Centre AWMC, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 43:5144-9. 2009
    ..Batch experiments at controlled potentials and currents revealed that for a given current the fraction of electron transferred and released as N2O is significantly reduced by low cathodic potentials...
  20. ncbi request reprint Electron and carbon balances in microbial fuel cells reveal temporary bacterial storage behavior during electricity generation
    Stefano Freguia
    Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Environ Sci Technol 41:2915-21. 2007
    ..The method also allows for indirect measurement of growth yields, which ranged from 0 to 0.54 g biomass-C formed per g substrate-C used, depending on the type of substrate and the external resistance of the circuit...
  21. pmc Initial development and structure of biofilms on microbial fuel cell anodes
    Suzanne T Read
    Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    BMC Microbiol 10:98. 2010
    ..To understand how bacteria form biofilms within MFCs and how their development, structure and viability affects electron transfer, we performed pure and co-culture experiments...
  22. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous electrochemical removal of aqueous sulfide
    Paritam K Dutta
    The University of Queensland, Advanced Water Management Centre AWMC, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Water Res 42:4965-75. 2008
    ..Elemental sulfur deposited on the anode appeared to limit the operation of the fuel cell after 3 months of operation, necessitating periodic removal of the accumulated sulfur from the electrode...
  23. doi request reprint Simultaneous nitrification, denitrification and carbon removal in microbial fuel cells
    Bernardino Virdis
    The University of Queensland, Advanced Water Management Centre, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Water Res 44:2970-80. 2010
    ..This work represents the first successful attempt to combine SND and organics oxidation while producing electricity in an MFC...
  24. doi request reprint The anode potential regulates bacterial activity in microbial fuel cells
    Peter Aelterman
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 78:409-18. 2008
    ..This research indicated that an optimal anode potential of -200 mV versus Ag/AgCl exists, regulating the activity and growth of bacteria to sustain an enhanced current and power generation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Continuous electricity generation at high voltages and currents using stacked microbial fuel cells
    Peter Aelterman
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 40:3388-94. 2006
    ..5 +/- 1.0 to 3.9 +/- 0.5 omega. This study demonstrates a clear relation between the electrochemical performance and the microbial composition of MFCs and further substantiates the potential to generate useful energy by means of MFCs...
  26. ncbi request reprint Tubular microbial fuel cells for efficient electricity generation
    Korneel Rabaey
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 39:8077-82. 2005
    ..Also the use of sustainable, open-air cathodes is a critical issue for practical implementation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Microbial fuel cells: novel biotechnology for energy generation
    Korneel Rabaey
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Trends Biotechnol 23:291-8. 2005
    ..Here we discuss how bacteria use an anode as an electron acceptor and to what extent they generate electrical output. The MFC technology is evaluated relative to current alternatives for energy generation...
  28. ncbi request reprint A microbial fuel cell capable of converting glucose to electricity at high rate and efficiency
    Korneel Rabaey
    Laboratory for Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Biotechnol Lett 25:1531-5. 2003
    ..5-3 g l(-1) d(-1), at powers up to 3.6 W m(-2) of electrode surface, a five fold higher power output than reported thus far. This research indicates that microbial electricity generation offers perspectives for optimization...
  29. ncbi request reprint Microbial fuel cells: methodology and technology
    Bruce E Logan
    Hydrogen Energy Center, 212 Sackett Building, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5181-92. 2006
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  30. ncbi request reprint Microbial fuel cells for sulfide removal
    Korneel Rabaey
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5218-24. 2006
    ..This demonstrates that digester effluents can be polished by a MFC for both residual carbon and sulfur compounds. The recovery of electrons from sulfides implies a recovery of energy otherwise lost in the methane digester...
  31. ncbi request reprint Microbial fuel cells generating electricity from rhizodeposits of rice plants
    Liesje De Schamphelaire
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3053-8. 2008
    ..This process offers the potential of light-driven power generation from living plants in a nondestructive way. Sustainable power productions up to 330 W ha(-1) could be attributed to the oxidation of the plant-derived compounds...
  32. doi request reprint Minimizing losses in bio-electrochemical systems: the road to applications
    Peter Clauwaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 79:901-13. 2008
    ..In this review, these losses and constraints are discussed from an electrochemical viewpoint. Finally, an overview of potential applications and innovative research lines is given for BESs...
  33. ncbi request reprint Impact of iron salts on activated sludge and interaction with nitrite or nitrate
    Sarah Philips
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Bioresour Technol 88:229-39. 2003
    ..The formation of toxic nitrogen oxides, such as nitric oxide, can also be of importance. The observed positive effect of nitrate on the floc activity is of interest and warrants further elucidation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Open air biocathode enables effective electricity generation with microbial fuel cells
    Peter Clauwaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7564-9. 2007
    ..9-3.8 reduced the volumetric power output by 60-67%. Biocathodes alleviate the need to use noble or non-noble catalysts for the reduction of oxygen, which increases substantially the viability and sustainability of MFCs...
  35. ncbi request reprint Metabolites produced by Pseudomonas sp. enable a Gram-positive bacterium to achieve extracellular electron transfer
    The Hai Pham
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 77:1119-29. 2008
    ..enable Gram-positive bacteria to achieve extracellular electron transfer. Possibly, this bacterial interaction is a key process in the anodic electron transfer of a MFC, enabling Brevibacillus sp. PTH1 to achieve its dominance...
  36. ncbi request reprint Continuous electricity generation at high voltages and currents using stacked microbial fuel cells
    Peter Aelterman
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET Coupure Links 653, BE 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 71:63-6. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Biological denitrification in microbial fuel cells
    Peter Clauwaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 41:3354-60. 2007
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  38. pmc Biofuel cells select for microbial consortia that self-mediate electron transfer
    Korneel Rabaey
    Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:5373-82. 2004
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  39. ncbi request reprint Microbial phenazine production enhances electron transfer in biofuel cells
    Korneel Rabaey
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3401-8. 2005
    ..These findings have considerable implications with respect to the power output attainable in MFCs...