Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 541–545

Novel BOD (biological oxygen demand) sensor using mediator-less microbial fuel cell

  • Byung Hong Kim
  • In Seop Chang
  • Geun Cheol Gil
  • Hyung Soo Park
  • Hyung Joo Kim


A microbial fuel cell type of biosensor was used to determine the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) of wastewater. The biosensor gave a good correlation between the BOD value and the coulomb produced. The BOD sensor has been operated for over 5 years in a stable manner without any servicing. This is much longer that that of previously reported BOD biosensors.

biochemical oxygen demand biosensor microbial fuel cell 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byung Hong Kim
    • 1
  • In Seop Chang
    • 1
  • Geun Cheol Gil
    • 1
  • Hyung Soo Park
    • 2
  • Hyung Joo Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Water Environment and Remediation Research CentreKorea Institute of Science and TechnologySungpook-ku, SeoulKorea
  2. 2.R&D CenterSamsung Engineering CoYongin, KyounggiKorea
  3. 3.Korea BioSystems CoSeoulKorea

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