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Microbial fuel cell-integrated wastewater treatment systems


Srivastava, P and Abbassi, R and Yadav, AK and Garaniya, V and Khan, F, Microbial fuel cell-integrated wastewater treatment systems, Integrated Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment, Butterworth-Heinemann, R Abbassi, AK Yadav, F Khan, and V Garaniya (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 29-46. ISBN 978-0-12-817493-7 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-817493-7.00002-3


Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are a rising technology developed based on microbe–electrode interaction for wastewater treatment and electricity generation. The technology has become more popular in the past few years, but it is still far from being used for the field application. The reasons behind its limited application are its scalability challenges such as internal and external resistance, size issues, and cathode challenges. Apparently, the simple design configuration of MFCs gives the possibility of integration into other technologies such as sediment MFCs (SMFCs), membrane biofilters, desalination cells (DS), and constructed wetlands (CW). The design suitability of MFCs with other technologies has steered MFCs into a successful integrated technology such as SMFCs, membrane biofilters-MFCs, DS-MFCs, and CW-MFCs. The integrated technology has so far achieved higher pollutants removal from the wastewater with simultaneous electricity generation.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:constructed wetlands-microbial fuel cell, electroactive wetlands, bioelectricity generation, pollutant removal, microbial fuel cell, wastewater treatment
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Environmental engineering
Research Field:Environmentally sustainable engineering
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Water and waste services
Objective Field:Water recycling services (incl. sewage and greywater)
UTAS Author:Srivastava, P (Miss Pratiksha Srivastava)
UTAS Author:Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya)
UTAS Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:139041
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2020-05-23
Last Modified:2021-07-19

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