Progress in plant-based bioelectrochemical systems and their connection with sustainable development goals


Living organisms' energy conversion is considered as an essential and sustainable green energy source and future bio-hybrid technologies. Recently, plants were used after harvesting as biomass in bio-fermentation as an energy source. In bio-electrochemical systems, microorganisms work with plants to generate electricity, hydrogen, or methane. This work discusses the simultaneous pollutant removal and electricity generation in plant-based bio-electrochemical systems (P-BES). Factors affecting the P-BES performance and the removal efficiencies of the different organic and inorganic pollutants were illustrated. Furthermore, the plant-based bioelectrochemical systems' role in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) was discussed. The SDGs contribution of plant-based bioelectrochemical systems were presented and discussed to evaluate such systems' ability to achieve the three pillars of sustainable development, i.e., economic, environmental, and social.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: © 2021, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioelectrochemical systems,Plant,Power generation,Sustainable development goals, pollutant removal,Fuel Technology,Materials Science (miscellaneous),Process Chemistry and Technology,Catalysis
Publication ISSN: 2588-9133
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 07:21
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2022 10:30
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2021-05-07
Published Online Date: 2021-05-01
Accepted Date: 2021-04-24
Authors: Sayed, Enas Taha
Abdelkareem, Mohammad Ali
Obaideen, Khaled
Elsaid, Khaled
Wilberforce, Tabbi (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1250-1745)
Maghrabie, Hussein M.
Olabi, A. G.

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