Electrochemically Active Biofilms Short Course

Electrochemically Active Biofilms Short Course

In Collaboration with Gamry Instruments

August 1 – 4, 2022

Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Washington State University – Pullman, WA, USA

  • Learn how to quantify electron transfer in biofilms
  • Hands-on with EAB reactors and potentiostats
  • Biofilm-focused protocols for CV, SWV, EIS, eQCM, RDE, and more

Course Overview

The goal of this short course is to provide the participants with the electrochemical techniques used to study extracellular electron transfer in the electrochemically active biofilms that are used in microbial fuel cells and other bioelectrochemical systems. We define electrochemically active biofilms as biofilms that exchange electrons with conductive surfaces, i.e. electrodes. Following the electrochemical conventions, and recognizing that electrodes can be considered reactants in these bioelectrochemical processes, biofilms that deliver electrons to the biofilm electrode are called anodic, i.e. electrode-reducing, biofilms, while biofilms that accept electrons from the biofilm electrode are called cathodic, i.e. electrode-oxidizing, biofilms.

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