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Electricity Generation using Maize Wastewater by Single Chambered Microbial Fuel Cell


Preeti Arakeri , PDA College; Dr. Sashikant. R. Mise, PDA College


Microbial Fuel cell (MFC), Maize wastewater, Electricity generation, Single chambered MFC


Increased human activity and consumption of natural energy resources have led to decline in fossil fuel. The current methods of energy production are not compatible with the environment. Therefore, a new treatment approach of using Microbial fuel cell (MFC) has been developing recently. The technology of Microbial Fuel cells is the latest method for producing electricity from biomaterial by using microorganisms. In this study microbial source uses Maize wastewater as a substrate and is inoculated with cow dung for the production of electricity and used to remove the concentration of COD, BOD and Solids. This research explores the application of single chambered MFC in generating electricity. The maximum current, voltage and power produced were respectively 5.56mA, 4.89V and1.637W/m2 at 30th day and 6000 mg COD/L feed concentration. The maximum removal efficiency of COD, BOD5, TS, and DS was respectively achieved at 79.51%, 76.52%, 72.56%, and 75.07%. The results showed that generating bioelectricity and treatment of Maize wastewater by single chambered MFC is a good alternative for producing energy and treating wastewater at the same time.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I70584
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2016
Page(s): 977-981

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