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Event Scheduled for Oct 16, 2012
Event: Environmental Engineering Colloquium - “Microbial corrosion and microbial fuel cells: two faces coin”
Location: FLC, Room 306
Time: 11:00 am
Details of Event:
“Microbial corrosion and microbial fuel cells: two faces coin” presented by Dr. Pierangela Cristiani, Senior Researcher, National Research Center (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE S.p.A.), Italy.
Abstract: In the scenario of a sustainable and optimised use of sources Microbial fuel cells could become a new, important ways to make renewable carbon-neutral energy from wastes. Bacteria living in anodic and cathodic biofilm are able to break down organic matter producing clean water and electric current, as well as causing microbial corrosion.
Starting from the study on microbial corrosion and the positive first exploitation of electric current generated by microbial biocathodes in industrial bio-sensors for cooling circuits, it is expected now new applications of “microbial-electricity” for energy technologies and several biotechnology progresses.
Bio: Pierangela Cristiani got the university Degree in Biology at Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy in 1985. She has over fifteen years of experiences, European researches, industrial projects and teaching in the fields of microbial corrosion and biofouling issues in industrial facilities. Recently, her researches address the development of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs).
Sponsored By: Environmental Engineering Program
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