Microbial Fuel Cell for the Treatment of Wastewater


Microbial Fuel Cell for the Treatment of Wastewater

Dibyajyoti Haldar, Mriganka Sekhar Manna, Dwaipayan Sen, Tridib Kumar Bhowmick, Kalyan Gayen

A microbial fuel cell is a potential alternative for the treatment of wastewater. In this process of water treatment, a substantial amount of energy is produced. Microorganisms are explicitly used in microbial fuel cells to generate electrons and protons that are involved in electrochemical reactions for the treatment of wastewater for the generation of power. Moreover, the efficiency of the treatment process and also the generation of power largely depend on the nature of the substrates used as feed, types of the microorganism used and the configurations of the cells. In view of an effective treatment process, various types of wastewater originated from a number of different sources have extensively been treated in microbial fuel cells using electrogenic microorganisms. Environment-friendly features of microbial fuel cells result in a better technology compared to the existing ones for the purpose. The present chapter of this book comprehensively briefs on the reactions mechanisms involved in different aspects of the technique and discusses extensively the essential changes in the treatment techniques of wastewater from varied sources.

Wastewater, Microbial Fuel Cell, Cathode, Anode, COD, Power Density

Published online 2/21/2019, 18 pages

Citation: Dibyajyoti Haldar, Mriganka Sekhar Manna, Dwaipayan Sen, Tridib Kumar Bhowmick, Kalyan Gayen, Microbial Fuel Cell for the Treatment of Wastewater, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 46, pp 289-306, 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781644900116-11

Part of the book on Microbial Fuel Cells

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