Generation of electricity by the degradation of electro-Fenton pretreated latex wastewater using double chamber microbial fuel cell

Devi Selvaraj, Adishkumar Somanathan, Rajesh Banu Jeyakumar, Gopalakrishnan Kumar

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Abstract

A double chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) reactor with anode and cathode chamber separated by a Nafion proton exchange membrane was developed and performance was evaluated for treatment of electro Fenton pretreated latex processing and production wastewater containing chemical oxygen demand of 2660 and 780 mg L−1, respectively. After 12 days, MFC treatment, the COD reduced to 133 mg/L (96%) and 86 mg/L (88.5%) for latex processing and production wastewater respectively. The MFC treatment system generated electrical energy of 1.57 and 1.04 Wh L−1 for latex processing and production wastewaters respectively that was utilized to drive the electro-Fenton reactor. These results indicated that effective wastewater treatment, energy production, and discharge standards could be obtained in the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12496-12505
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Volume44
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec

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© 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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