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Title: Simultaneous electricity production and removal of organics from synthetic wastewater in a continuous membrane less MFC: Effects of process parameters
Authors: Shankar R.
Mondal, Prasenjit
Singh R.
Chand S.
Published in: Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy
Abstract: In this study, a membrane less microbial fuel cell with internal resistance of 4.9 M? was used in continuous mode for simultaneous generation of electricity and removal of organics from synthetic wastewater having equimolar concentration of glucose and glutamic acid. Activated sludge of a municipal wastewater treatment plant (MW-AS) was used as the source of mixed microbial strains and graphite sheets were used as electrodes. The effects of process variables such as empty bed contact time, electrode surface area, inter electrode distance, mediator concentration etc., on the voltage generation and color and COD removal have been studied. Under optimum conditions with initial COD value of 500 mg/L, the maximum voltage and current have been found to be 200 mV and 2.5 mA, respectively, with the COD removal of 90%. © 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Environ Prog, 34: 1404-1413, 2015 © 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Environ Prog.
Citation: Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy (2015), 34(5): 1404-1413
URI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.12136
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/2134
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Keywords: electrode
glucose and glutamic acid
ML-MFC
MW-AS
ISSN: 19447442
Author Scopus IDs: 56645875100
57200197409
56645275500
7102245914
Author Affiliations: Shankar, R., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Mondal, P., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Singh, R., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Chand, S., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee-Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Mondal, P.; Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia
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