alexa Deciphering characteristics of bicyclic aromatics--mediators for reductive decolorization and bioelectricity generation.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Author(s): Xu B, Chen BY, Hsueh CC, Qin LJ, Chang CT

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Abstract This first-attempt study quantitatively assessed electron-mediating characteristics of bicyclic aromatics - 1-amino-2-naphthol, 4-amino-1-naphthol (i.e., decolorized intermediates of azo dyes - orange I and II) for color removal and power generation in MFCs. According to cyclic-voltammetric profiles, the presence of reduction and oxidation peak potentials clearly suggested a crucial role of these intermediates as electron-shuttling mediators. Shake-flask cultures also showed that appropriate accumulation of 1A2N, 4A1N apparently enhanced color-removal efficiencies of bacterial decolorization. This study clearly suggested that suitable supplementation of electrochemically active electron shuttle(s) to dye-bearing MFCs is a promising strategy to stimulate reductive decolorization and bioelectricity generation. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Bioresour Technol and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

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