Project

Electron uptake characteristics and diversity of CO2-fixing bacteria

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Bioelectrochemical systems can provide new insights into the fundamental mechanisms of extracellular electron transfer of microorganisms – an important step towards using microorganisms to power electronic devices or remove contaminants from contaminated sites. The uptake of extracellular electrons by microbes is a unique pathway to gain energy for cell growth and metabolism. Despite an increasing research effort towards extracellular electron transfer, there remain questions like: Can microbes using functional pathways uptake external electrons?, how does the rate of electron uptake vary for different functional groups?

The microbiome in rapid sand filtration - a process to treat groundwater for drinking water - consists of several chemolithoautotrophic guilds including iron and manganese oxidizers. Microorganisms were enriched from Islevbro waterworks in Denmark. This project will investigate the electron uptake activity and diversity changes of hydrogen, methane, thiosulfate, ammonium, iron and manganese oxidizing communities in bioelectrochemical systems

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Miljø

Name

Barth F. Smets

Position

Professor

Mail

bfsm@env.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

BSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Barth F. Smets

Co-supervisors

Marlene Mark Jensen, Arda Gülay

ECTS credits

10 - 60

Type

BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Barth F. Smets

Co-supervisors

Marlene Mark Jensen, Arda Gülay

ECTS credits

10 - 60

Type

BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Miljø

Supervisor

Barth F. Smets

Co-supervisors

Marlene Mark Jensen, Arda Gülay

ECTS credits

10 - 60

Type

BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Technical University of Denmark

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