Power generation and wastewater treatment using a novel SPEEK nanocomposite membrane in a dual chamber microbial fuel cell

Ilbeygi, Hamid, Ghasemi, Mostafa, Emadzadeh, D., Ismail, Ahamd Fauzi, Zaidi, S. M. J., Aljlil, Saad A., Jaafar, Juhana, Martin, Darren and Keshani, Samaneh (2015) Power generation and wastewater treatment using a novel SPEEK nanocomposite membrane in a dual chamber microbial fuel cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40 1: 477-487. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.10.026


Author Ilbeygi, Hamid
Ghasemi, Mostafa
Emadzadeh, D.
Ismail, Ahamd Fauzi
Zaidi, S. M. J.
Aljlil, Saad A.
Jaafar, Juhana
Martin, Darren
Keshani, Samaneh
Title Power generation and wastewater treatment using a novel SPEEK nanocomposite membrane in a dual chamber microbial fuel cell
Journal name International Journal of Hydrogen Energy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-3199
1879-3487
Publication date 2015-01-05
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.10.026
Open Access Status
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 477
End page 487
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In this paper, the performance of two common and two self-fabricated proton exchange membranes were compared. Nafion 112 and Nafion 117, which are two of the most common proton exchange membranes that can be used in all fuel cell systems, were compared to SPEEK and SP/CC/TAP. The results showed that at lower COD such as 2000 mg/l, Nafion 117 has the highest performance in terms of power production and COD removal, while once the COD of wastewater goes up to 5000 mg/l, SP/CC/TAP has approximately the same performance as Nafion 117. The membranes were characterized by FESEM, while the degree of sulfonation was measured by NMR. The oxidation activity of microorganisms was measure by cyclic voltammetry (CV). Also, the attachment of bacteria onto the anode electrode was observed by SEM, which showed that different bacteria from the media with a mixed culture inoculum had attached to the anode electrode.
Keyword Microbial fuel cell
Power density
Proton exchange membrane
COD removal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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