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Title: Microbial Fuel Cell in Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant – An Innovative Step towards Energy Generation and Waste Reduction
Authors: Sonu, K
Syed, Z
Sogani, M
Keywords: Copper;COD;Electricity;Galvanized steel;Primary treatment and secondary treatment;Waste water treatment;MFC
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The aim of the present investigation was to study the low cost fabricated single chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) from the easily accessible and cheaper electrode material such as galvanized steel and copper. The inlet of primary and secondary wastewater treatment plant is used as a substrate in this MFC at ambient temperature and under aerobic condition. Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) confirms the microorganism attachment on the anode surface after running the experiment. The higher voltages of 1530 mV and 3015 mV at a COD reduction of 88 % and 87.0 % were observed for the inlet of primary and secondary treatment units, respectively. Thus, from this study, we suggest that the installation of MFC at the inlet of secondary wastewater treatment would achieve better COD reduction as well as electricity generation. However, for real time application of this technology further detailed investigation of the other influential parameters need to be done.
Page(s): 555-557
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.78(08) [August 2019]

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