Microbial Community and Metabolic Activity in Thiocyanate Degrading Low Temperature Microbial Fuel Cells.

Ni G, Canizales S, Broman E, Simone D, Palwai VR, Lundin D, Lopez-Fernandez M, Sleutels T, Dopson M

Front Microbiol 9 (-) 2308 [2018-09-28; online 2018-09-28]

Thiocyanate is a toxic compound produced by the mining and metallurgy industries that needs to be remediated prior to its release into the environment. If the industry is situated at high altitudes or near the poles, economic factors require a low temperature treatment process. Microbial fuel cells are a developing technology that have the benefits of both removing such toxic compounds while recovering electrical energy. In this study, simultaneous thiocyanate degradation and electrical current generation was demonstrated and it was suggested that extracellular electron transfer to the anode occurred. Investigation of the microbial community by 16S rRNA metatranscriptome reads supported that the anode attached and planktonic anolyte consortia were dominated by a

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PubMed 30323799

DOI 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02308

Crossref 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02308

pmc PMC6172326

BioProject PRJNA473625 [Psychrophilic microbiome from a bioelectrochemical system]