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December 7, 2011 - GRACEnotes from Luther House

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Oregon State University: College of Pharmacy 

7th Annual Apothecary Ball


Event Details:

Dance Calendar

Weekly dances with free admission are held every Wednesday in Women's Building room 116
Generally there is a beginning lesson from 7-8 and open dancing from 8-10, followed by an hour of west cost swing dancing hosted by the OSU WCS club

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Microbial Fuel Cells

Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs)

A MFC is a device that directly converts chemical energy into electricity through the catalytic activities of microorganisms. A traditional two-chamber MFC consists of an anode, a cathode, a proton or cation exchange membrane and an electrical circuit. It can be a single-chamber MFC if membrane is removed as demonstrated in following figure.

Microorganisms are used at anode as catalyst to oxidize organic substrate to release protons and electrons as the following reaction:

Photobiological H2 Production

H2 from Cyanobacteria

Solar biohydrogen uses our most abundant energy source (126,000 TW of
solar power reaches the Earth’s surface) to produce hydrogen, the fuel
with the highest specific energy.Photosynthetic bacteria can harvest
this solar energy and convert it into hydrogen, a clean and sustainable
fuel source.We are using genetic and metabolic engineering approaches
to improve the H2 production efficiency from Synechocystis PCC 6803.
Some of the current challenges to photobiological H2 production include