Design and Fabrication of Membrane Less Microbial Fuel Cell (ML-MFC) using Food Industries Wastewater for Power Generation

Authors

  • Maksudur R Khan Department of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, 26300 Gambang, Pahang
  • MSA Amin Department of Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet
  • S Sarker Department of Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet
  • K Ferdaus Department of Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jce.v27i2.17803

Keywords:

Microbial Fuel Cell, Bio-electricity, pH, COD

Abstract

Electricity generation from the biodegradable organic substrate can be accompanied by wastewater treatment, which reduces the cost of industrial effluent treatment. In this study, effluent of local food-processing industries was treated in Membrane-Less Microbial Fuel Cell (ML-MFC) for electricity generation. Several investigations were conducted to enhance the current and voltage generation of MFC in different operating conditions, such as direct industrial effluent, adding drainage sludge concentration, aeration in cathode compartment, increasing the electrode area. In addition, COD removing capability of the ML-MFC was also studied. The study documented a maximum power density of 7.11874mW/m2 with the current density of 97.34mA/m2. COD removal was observed 47% to 74% in all experiments.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jce.v27i2.17803

Journal of Chemical Engineering, IEB Vol. ChE. 27, No. 2, December 2012: 55-59

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Published

2014-01-29

How to Cite

Khan, M. R., Amin, M., Sarker, S., & Ferdaus, K. (2014). Design and Fabrication of Membrane Less Microbial Fuel Cell (ML-MFC) using Food Industries Wastewater for Power Generation. Journal of Chemical Engineering, 27(2), 55–59. https://doi.org/10.3329/jce.v27i2.17803

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