Microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment

Aelterman, P., Rabaey, K., Clauwaert, P. and Verstraete, W. (2006). Microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment. In: 5th World Water Congress of the International Water Association, Beijing, People's Republic of China, (9-15). September 10-14 2006. doi:10.2166/wst.2006.702

Author Aelterman, P.
Rabaey, K.
Clauwaert, P.
Verstraete, W.
Title of paper Microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment
Conference name 5th World Water Congress of the International Water Association
Conference location Beijing, People's Republic of China
Conference dates September 10-14 2006
Journal name Water Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher I W A Publishing
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.2166/wst.2006.702
ISSN 0273-1223
Volume 54
Issue 8
Start page 9
End page 15
Total pages 7
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are emerging as promising technology for the treatment of wastewaters. The potential energy conversion efficiencies are examined. The rates of energy recovery (W/m3 reactor) are reviewed and evaluated. Some recent data relating to potato-processing wastewaters and a hospital wastewater effluent are reported. Finally, a set of process configurations in which MFCs could be useful to treat wastewaters is schematized. Overall, the MFC technology still faces major challenges, particularly in terms of chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency.
Subjects 090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
030604 Electrochemistry
Keyword Anaerobic digester
Energy efficient
Energy recovery
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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