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Treatment and Electricity Generation using Sugar Mill Wastewater by Double Chambered Microbial Fuel Cell


Rameshwari Patil , Poojya Dodappa Appa College of Engineering, Kalaburagi; Dr. Sashikant. R. Mise, Poojya Dodappa Appa College of Engineering, Kalaburagi


Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC), sugar mill Wastewater, Electricity, Double Chambered MFC


Increased human activity and consumption of natural energy resources have led to decline in fossil fuel. The current method of energy production is not compatible with the environment. Therefore, a new treatment approach of using microbial fuel cell (MFC) has been developing recently. The technology of MFC is the latest method for producing electricity from biomaterial by using microorganisms. In this study microbial source uses Sugar mill waste water as a substrate and is inoculated with septic waste for production of the electricity and used to remove the concentration of COD, BOD and Solids. The maximum current, voltage and power produced are respectively 3.71mA,2.97V and 0.663w/m2 at 20th day and 2500mg BOD/L feed concentration. The maximum removal efficiency of COD, BOD, TS and DS is respectively achieved at 69%, 68.3%,48.6% and 50.9% this result shows that the method used is a good alternative for producing energy and treating waste water at the same time.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60540
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 1192-1194

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