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A review on the contribution of electron flow in electroactive wetlands: Electricity generation and enhanced wastewater treatment


Srivastava, P and Abbassi, R and Yadav, AK and Garaniya, V and Asadnia, M, A review on the contribution of electron flow in electroactive wetlands: Electricity generation and enhanced wastewater treatment, Chemosphere, 254 Article 126926. ISSN 0045-6535 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126926


In less than a decade, bioelectrochemical systems/microbial fuel cell integrated constructed wetlands (electroactive wetlands) have gained a considerable amount of attention due to enhanced wastewater treatment and electricity generation. The enhancement in treatment has majorly emanated from the electron transfer or flow, particularly in anaerobic regions. However, the chemistry associated with electron transfer is complex to understand in electroactive wetlands. The electroactive wetlands accommodate diverse microbial community in which each microbe set their own potential to further participate in electron transfer. The conductive materials/electrodes in electroactive wetlands also contain some potential, due to which, several conflicts occur between microbes and electrode, and results in inadequate electron transfer or involvement of some other reaction mechanisms. Still, there is a considerable research gap in understanding of electron transfer between electrode-anode and cathode in electroactive wetlands. Additionally, the interaction of microbes with the electrodes and understanding of mass transfer is also essential to further understand the electron recovery. This review mainly deals with the electron transfer mechanism and its role in pollutant removal and electricity generation in electroactive wetlands.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:constructed wetlands-microbial fuel cell, electroactive wetlands, bioelectricity generation, pollutant removal, microbial fuel cell, wastewater treatment
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Chemical engineering
Research Field:Chemical engineering design
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities
Objective Field:Management of water consumption by manufacturing activities
UTAS Author:Srivastava, P (Miss Pratiksha Srivastava)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya)
ID Code:139039
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2020-05-23
Last Modified:2021-07-19

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