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

Gajda, Iwona; Stinchcombe, Andrew; Greenman, John; Melhuish, Chris; Ieropoulos, Ioannis

Authors

Andrew Stinchcombe andrew2.stinchcombe@uwe.ac.uk

Chris Melhuish Chris.Melhuish@uwe.ac.uk
AVC - Advanced Technologies & Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems



Contributors

Viviana Cigolotti
Editor

Chiara Barchies
Editor

Michela Chianella
Editor

Abstract

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).

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Start Date Dec 16, 2015
Publication Date Dec 18, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 113-114
Book Title Proceedings of the EFC15 European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference
ISBN 9788882863241
APA6 Citation Gajda, I., Stinchcombe, A., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2015, December). Microbial fuel cell - A self-powered wastewater electrolyser for electrocoagulation. Presented at EFC15 European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference
Keywords microbial fuel cell, electrolysis, electro-flocculation, metal recovery
Publisher URL http://www.europeanfuelcell.it/images/proceedings_EFC15_web.pdf
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : EFC15 European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference
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