Electricity through Bacteria

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Electricity through Bacteria

Post by Mehboob » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:29 am

can bacteria be used for electricity production if yes plz mentiom how?

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Post by Mehboob » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:33 am

archeobacteria have pseudo murein in there cell wall.

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Post by Rainman600 » Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:45 pm

Do you mean "energy" instead of electricity?

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Post by 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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Post by 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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