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Microbial fuel cell with high content solid wastes as substrates- a review

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Title

Microbial fuel cell with high content solid wastes as substrates- a review

Date

2017

Language

English

Abstract

With the increasing concern about the serious global energy crisis and high energy consumption during high content solid wastes (HCSWs) treatment, microbial fuel cell (MFC) has been recognized as a promising resource utilization approach for HCSW stabilization with simultaneous electrical energy recovery. In contrast to the conventional HCSW stabilization processes, MFC has its unique advantages such as direct bio-energy conversion in a single step and mild reaction conditions (viz., ambient temperature, normal pressure, and neutral pH). This review mainly introduces some important aspects of electricity generation from HCSWand its stabilization in MFC, focusing on: (1) MFCs with different fundamentals and configurations designed and constructed to produce electricity from HCSW; (2) performance of wastes degradation and electricity generation; (3) prospect and deficiency posed by MFCs with HCSWas substrates. To date, the major drawback of MFCs fueled by HCSW is the lower power output than those using simple substrates. HCSW hydrolysis and decomposition would be a major tool to improve the performance of MFCs. The optimization of parameters is needed to push the progress of MFCs with HCSW as fuel.

Author

Zhao, Q.; Yu, H.; Zhang, W.; Kabutey, F. T.; Jiang, J.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, K.; Ding, J.

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Citation

“Microbial fuel cell with high content solid wastes as substrates- a review,” CSIRSpace, accessed February 25, 2024, http://cspace.csirgh.com/items/show/2173.