Author(s): Angenent LT, Karim K, AlDahhan MH, Wrenn BA, DomguezEspinosa R
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Abstract The building of a sustainable society will require reduction of dependency on fossil fuels and lowering of the amount of pollution that is generated. Wastewater treatment is an area in which these two goals can be addressed simultaneously. As a result, there has been a paradigm shift recently, from disposing of waste to using it. There are several biological processing strategies that produce bioenergy or biochemicals while treating industrial and agricultural wastewater, including methanogenic anaerobic digestion, biological hydrogen production, microbial fuel cells and fermentation for production of valuable products. However, there are also scientific and technical barriers to the implementation of these strategies.
This article was published in Trends Biotechnol
and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology