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An introduction to the life cycle assessment (LCA) of bioelectrochemical systems (BES) for sustainable energy and product generation: Relevance and key aspects. / Pant, Deepak; Singh, Anoop; Bogaert, Gilbert Van; Gallego, Yolanda Alvarez; Diels, Ludo; Vanbroekhoven, Karolien.

In: Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011, p. 1305-1313.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Pant, Deepak; Singh, Anoop; Bogaert, Gilbert Van; Gallego, Yolanda Alvarez; Diels, Ludo; Vanbroekhoven, Karolien / An introduction to the life cycle assessment (LCA) of bioelectrochemical systems (BES) for sustainable energy and product generation: Relevance and key aspects.

In: Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011, p. 1305-1313.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "An introduction to the life cycle assessment (LCA) of bioelectrochemical systems (BES) for sustainable energy and product generation: Relevance and key aspects",
keywords = "Bioenergy, Microbial fuel cells (MFCs), Life cycle assessment (LCA), Economic analysis, GHG balance, Wastewater",
publisher = "Pergamon",
author = "Deepak Pant and Anoop Singh and Bogaert, {Gilbert Van} and Gallego, {Yolanda Alvarez} and Ludo Diels and Karolien Vanbroekhoven",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1016/j.rser.2010.10.005",
volume = "15",
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T1 - An introduction to the life cycle assessment (LCA) of bioelectrochemical systems (BES) for sustainable energy and product generation: Relevance and key aspects

A1 - Pant,Deepak

A1 - Singh,Anoop

A1 - Bogaert,Gilbert Van

A1 - Gallego,Yolanda Alvarez

A1 - Diels,Ludo

A1 - Vanbroekhoven,Karolien

AU - Pant,Deepak

AU - Singh,Anoop

AU - Bogaert,Gilbert Van

AU - Gallego,Yolanda Alvarez

AU - Diels,Ludo

AU - Vanbroekhoven,Karolien

PB - Pergamon

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) are devices capable of converting organic waste fraction present in wastewaters into useful energy vectors such as electricity or hydrogen. In recent years a large amount of research has been done on these unique systems in order to improve their performance both in terms of waste treatment as well as electric current production. Already there are plans to upscale this technology to convince the end-users of its potential. However, there are not many studies available on the life cycle of these systems with the current state of the art. In this article a methodology has been proposed to perform the life cycle assessment (LCA) of the BESs and some recommendations have been given which may be useful in carrying out LCA of these systems. Not only the direct benefits in terms of energy saved in aerating the wastewater treatment plants, but also the resulting saving in cost and electric power produced should be factored as well. The results of LCA should show that with current knowledge and existing materials, how well the MFCs compares with the existing treatment methods such as anaerobic digestion. Further, given the amount of research going on in this field, it is expected that with cheaper materials and better microorganisms, the technology will breakthrough even soon.

AB - Bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) are devices capable of converting organic waste fraction present in wastewaters into useful energy vectors such as electricity or hydrogen. In recent years a large amount of research has been done on these unique systems in order to improve their performance both in terms of waste treatment as well as electric current production. Already there are plans to upscale this technology to convince the end-users of its potential. However, there are not many studies available on the life cycle of these systems with the current state of the art. In this article a methodology has been proposed to perform the life cycle assessment (LCA) of the BESs and some recommendations have been given which may be useful in carrying out LCA of these systems. Not only the direct benefits in terms of energy saved in aerating the wastewater treatment plants, but also the resulting saving in cost and electric power produced should be factored as well. The results of LCA should show that with current knowledge and existing materials, how well the MFCs compares with the existing treatment methods such as anaerobic digestion. Further, given the amount of research going on in this field, it is expected that with cheaper materials and better microorganisms, the technology will breakthrough even soon.

KW - Bioenergy

KW - Microbial fuel cells (MFCs)

KW - Life cycle assessment (LCA)

KW - Economic analysis

KW - GHG balance

KW - Wastewater

U2 - 10.1016/j.rser.2010.10.005

DO - 10.1016/j.rser.2010.10.005

JO - Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

JF - Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

SN - 1364-0321

IS - 2

VL - 15

SP - 1305

EP - 1313

ER -