A glimpse into the microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment with energy generation

Yaqoob, Asim Ali and Mohamad Ibrahim, Mohamad Nasir and Umar, Khalid and Parveen, Tabassum and Ahmad, Akil and Lokhat, David and Mohd. Setapar, Siti Hamidah (2021) A glimpse into the microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment with energy generation. Desalination and Water Treatment, 214 . pp. 379-389. ISSN 1944-3994

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2021.26737

Abstract

Energy and water storage are a global challenge due to various factors such as ecological changes, increasing population, increasing demand for energy at both commercial/domestic level, and high material cost. To overcome these problems, microbial fuel cells (MFCs) is considered as an emerging novel technology where one side it can generate electricity and on the other hand it also exhibits better removal efficiency of different pollutants from wastewater. In this technol-ogy, MFCs can use natural waste materials to produce energy and is also efficient in wastewater treatment. This review covers the basics of the technology around MFCs, focusing on the mechanism of energy production along with wastewater treatment. Some current challenges regarding the MFCs approach (especially electrode play a vital role in the field of MFCs) and some future perspectives are also addressed in this article. Moreover, electrodes constitute a significant component of this technique in deciding the working efficiency of MFCs during wastewater treatment. Hence, the selection of the electrode is a great challenge to make MFCs more prolific and commercial. Therefore, this review addressed these issues along with the concept of electro microbiology.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:electricity, electrodes, microbial fuel cells, pollutants, wastewater
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology
ID Code:95843
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:20 Jun 2022 12:07
Last Modified:20 Jun 2022 12:07

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