Performance analyses of microbial fuel cells operated in series

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.3182/20100705-3-BE-2011.00091
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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleIFAC Proceedings Volumes
Conference9th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, DYCOPS 2010, July 5-7 2010, Leuven, Belgium
ISSN14746670
Volume43
Issue5
Pages547552
Subjectmicrobial fuel cell; cogeneration; model-based design
AbstractMicrobial Fuel Cells (MFCs) are capable of producing electricity while cleaning wastewater. This novel technology can replace energy-consuming aerobic treatment even if low effluent concentrations are demanded. The goal of this work is to optimize a MFC-based wastewater treatment process. A MFC mathematical model, which accounts for co-existence of methanogenic and anodophilic microbial populations, is used to compare different operating modes and reactor configurations. The following observations are made based on the model analysis: (i) the ratio between the anodophilic and methanogenic populations can be controlled by the electrical load; (ii) co-existence of the two populations decreases reactor performance, and (iii) reactors connected in series always improves treatment efficiency.
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AffiliationNRC Biotechnology Research Institute; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23000833
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