Microbial Electrochemical Systems can be setup in soil either for the harvesting of energy from microbial metabolism (sediment microbial fuel cell, SMFC) or for the bioremediation of polluted environments (Microbial Electroremediating Cell, MERC). However, the previously thought need for this technology to be located in flooded environments, to assure the ionic contact between anode and cathode, has limited its implementation in standard soils.
Ainara Domínguez-Garay, Abraham Esteve-Núñez,
Designing strategies for operating Microbial Electrochemical Systems to clean up polluted soils under non-flooded conditions, Bioelectrochemistry, 2018, ISSN 1567-5394,
Keywords: Microbial Electroremediating Cell; Atrazine; Bioremediation; Sediment MFC; Ecotoxicology; Non-flooded soil