Generation of Electricity Using Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) from Sludge

Authors

  • Eti Barua Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349
  • Md Saddam Hossain Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349
  • Modhusudon Shaha Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349
  • Ekramul Islam Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349
  • Fatema Tuj Zohora Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349
  • Anica Tasnim Protity Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349
  • Sanjoy Kumar Mukharjee Department of Microbiology, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814
  • Palash Kumar Sarker Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349
  • Md Salimullah Molecular Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349
  • Abu Hashem Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v35i1.39800

Keywords:

Microbial fuel cell (MFC); Sludge waste; Electricity.

Abstract

Microbial fuel cell (MFC), recently, is considered as a promising alternative to traditional power sources as it can use microorganisms to transform chemical energy of organic compounds into electricity. In future, microbial production of electricity may become an important form of bioenergy because electricity extraction is possible through MFC using wide range soluble or nonsoluble complex organic wastes as a renewable biomass. In this study, single chamber MFC and double chambers MFCs were used to production and enrichment a microbial consortium for electricity generation from organic waste samples. Potential electrogenic bacteria were also isolated from anode, analyzed and evaluated. Most of them were Gram negative and fermentative organisms. Their electrogenic role was promising generating upto 5.05 volts and 4.72 mA when combined five) double chambers in series connection. Isolation of these bacteria and employing these for generation of electricity may bring potential power sector endeavor in future.

Bangladesh J Microbiol, Volume 35 Number 1 June 2018, pp 23-26

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Author Biographies

Eti Barua, Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

Microbial Biotechnology Division

Md Saddam Hossain, Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

Microbial Biotechnology Division

Modhusudon Shaha, Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

Microbial Biotechnology Division

Ekramul Islam, Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

Microbial Biotechnology Division

Fatema Tuj Zohora, Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

Microbial Biotechnology Division

Anica Tasnim Protity, Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

Microbial Biotechnology Division

Sanjoy Kumar Mukharjee, Department of Microbiology, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814

Department of Microbiology

Palash Kumar Sarker, Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

Microbial Biotechnology Division

Md Salimullah, Molecular Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

Molecular Biotechnology Division

Abu Hashem, Microbial Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology, Savar, Dhaka-1349

Microbial Biotechnology Division

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Published

2019-01-15

How to Cite

Barua, E., Hossain, M. S., Shaha, M., Islam, E., Zohora, F. T., Protity, A. T., Mukharjee, S. K., Sarker, P. K., Salimullah, M., & Hashem, A. (2019). Generation of Electricity Using Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) from Sludge. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 35(1), 23–26. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v35i1.39800

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