Microbial fuel cell - A self-powered wastewater electrolyser for electrocoagulation

Gajda, I., Stinchcombe, A., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C. and Ieropoulos, I. (2015) Microbial fuel cell - A self-powered wastewater electrolyser for electrocoagulation. In: Cigolotti, V., Barchies, C. and Chianella, M., eds. EFC15 European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference, Naples, Italy, 16-18 December 2015. Rome, Italy: EFC15, pp. 113-114 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/27846

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This abstract describes the suitability of the Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) for generation of electrical power with a simultaneous synthesis of active catholyte in the form of caustic solution. The active solution was a product of self-powered electrolysis inside a MFC reactor, utilizing wastewater with a sodium acetate as a carbon source. Catholyte solution that has been actively synthesized was harvested and used for precipitation of heavy metals showing its suitability for use in electro-coagulation (electro-flocculation).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords:microbial fuel cell, electrolysis, electro-flocculation, metal recovery
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:27846
Deposited By: I. Gajda
Deposited On:14 Jan 2016 16:06
Last Modified:21 Jul 2016 11:07

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