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Electricity through Bacteria

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Electricity through Bacteria

Postby Mehboob » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:29 am

can bacteria be used for electricity production if yes plz mentiom how?
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Postby Mehboob » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:33 am

archeobacteria have pseudo murein in there cell wall.
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Postby Rainman600 » Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:45 pm

Do you mean "energy" instead of electricity?
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Postby mith » Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:02 pm

I think he means a bio-electric-cell. Literally electricity. I read an article about using sugar as a fuel and having the bacteria? inside power a flashlight.
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Postby canalon » Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:43 pm

You could produce electricity with bacteria in two main ways:

- Directly in Bio electric cells, not yet really easy to use, but why not in the future.

- indirectly by using bacteria to transform some stuff in a more in chemicals that can be directly used to make electricity. Such as biological waste transformed into CH4 that can be burnt, or the transformation of sugar into (m)ethanol to use in different engines (cars, electricity plant, Hydrogen cells..)
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