Electricity harvest from wastewaters using microbial fuel cell with sulfide as sole electron donor

Chin Yu Lee, Kuo Ling Ho, Duu Jong Lee, Ay Su, Jo Shu Chang

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Abstract

Toxicity prevents the bioenergy content of certain industrial effluents from being recovered. In operation of microbial fuel cell (MFC), microorganisms can be inhibited with high levels of sulfides. This study applied a pure culture, an autotrophic denitrifier, Pseudomonas sp. C27, to start up a two-chambered MFC using sulfide as the sole electron donor. The experimental results revealed that the MFC can successfully convert sulfide to elementary sulfur with electricity generation at a maximum power density of 29.3 mW m -2. With no use of external organic carbon sources, the present device introduces a route for treating sulfide laden wastewaters with electricity harvest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15787-15791
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume37
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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