Microbial fuel cells a state-of-the-art technology for wastewater treatment and bioelectricity generation

Mohyudin, S., Farooq, R., Jubeen, F., Rasheed, T., Fatima, M. and Sher, F. ORCID: 0000-0003-2890-5912, 2022. Microbial fuel cells a state-of-the-art technology for wastewater treatment and bioelectricity generation. Environmental Research, 204 (Part D): 112387. ISSN 0013-9351

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Abstract

Wastewater treatment and electricity generation have been the major concerns for the last few years. The scarcity of fossil fuels has led to the development of unconventional energy resources that are pollution-free. Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is an environmental and eco-friendly technology that harvests energy through the oxidation of organic substrates and transform into the electric current with the aid of microorganisms as catalysts. This review presents power output and colour removal values by designing various configurations of MFCs and highlights the importance of materials for the fabrication of anode and cathode electrodes playing vital roles in the formation of biofilm and redox reactions taking place in both chambers. The electron transfer mechanism from microbes towards the electrode surface and the generation of electric current are also highlighted. The effect of various parameters affecting the cell performance such as type and amount of substrate, pH and temperature maintained within the chambers have also been discussed. Although this technology presents many advantages, it still needs to be used in combination with other processes to enhance power output.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Microbial fuel cells a state-of-the-art technology for wastewater treatment and bioelectricity generation; Journal Title: Environmental Research; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.112387; Content Type: article; Copyright: © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Publication Title: Environmental Research
Creators: Mohyudin, S., Farooq, R., Jubeen, F., Rasheed, T., Fatima, M. and Sher, F.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: March 2022
Volume: 204
Number: Part D
ISSN: 0013-9351
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.envres.2021.112387DOI
S0013935121016881Publisher Item Identifier
1567206Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 22 Jul 2022 09:43
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 09:43
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46679

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