Electromethanogenesis, in which carbon dioxide is reduced to methane by using electrical current at the biocathode, is one of the Power-to-Gas technologies capable of simultaneous wastewater treatment, CO2 sequestration, and renewable energy production, . Among others, development of effective biocathode with high catalytic ability and dense biomass is one of the key factors to the industrial application of electromethanogenesis . In this work, intact anaerobic granular sludge (AGS) with high biomass level and unique layered spherical structure were fulfilled the cathode chamber to serve as biocathode in order to improve the performance of electromethanogenesis. The AGS based electromethanogenic system achieved a maximum methane production rate of around 130.34 L CH4/m2catproj/d at 45 A/m2 catproj, which is 2 times higher than the maximum value reported so far. The current to methane efficiency was over 90% (95.65%). The effect of buffer concentration，applied voltage，and bicarbonate concentration on methane production was elucidated. The stability of the AGS based biocathode under pH and oxygen interferences was also explored. This work was the first attempt for using intact AGS as an efficient and cost-effective biocatalyst in biocathode for electromethanogenesis.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||7th International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET7) - Okinawa, Japan|
Duration: 7 Oct 2019 → 11 Oct 2019
Conference number: 7
|Conference||7th International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET7)|
|Period||07/10/2019 → 11/10/2019|