publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Sediment microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment: challenges and opportunities

Zheng Ge; Zhen He; Bojun Xu;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Sediment microbial fuel cells (SMFCs) have been intensively investigated for the harvest of energy from natural sediment, but studies of their application for wastewater treatment mainly occurred in the past 2-3 years. SMFCs with simple structures can generate electrical energy while decontaminating wastewater. Most SMFCs used for wastewater treatment contain plants to mimic constructed wetlands. Both synthetic and real wastewaters have been used as substrates in SMFCs that achieved satisfactory performance in organic removal. SMFCs have also been scaled up from several litres to more than 150 L. To further develop this technology, identification of a suitable a...
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free text keywords: Environmental engineering, Microbial fuel cell, Waste management, Electricity generation, Sewage treatment, Wastewater, Engineering, business.industry, business, Sediment, System configuration, Contamination
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