Dr Eng. Grzegorz Pasternak from the chemical department of the Wrocław University of Technology is developing an experimental method of obtaining electricity and biosurfactants in microbial fuel cells. The technology uses waste and bacteria, and is a self-sufficient process.
The scientist’s method enables to transform the waste into electricity and useful chemical compounds. The technology can be used in wastewater treatment, bioremediation of contaminated areas, biosynthesis of valuable chemical products, as well as the development of a new class of biosensors.
Dr Pasternak hopes that the results of his work will find application in industry. – I believe that we should do as much as possible to transform our economy towards a circular economy in which the same products are used repeatedly. This is a final direction of our research – says the scientist.