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Scaled-up dual anode/cathode microbial fuel cell stack for actual ethanolamine wastewater treatment
- An, Byung-Min, Heo, Yoon, Maitlo, Hubdar-Ali, Park, Joo-Yang
- Bioresource technology 2016 v.210 pp. 68-73
- ammonia, chemical oxygen demand, electricity, electrodes, energy, ethanolamine, harvesting, microbial fuel cells, wastewater, wastewater treatment
- The aim of this work was to develop the scale-up microbial fuel cell technology for actual ethanolamine wastewater treatment, dual anode/cathode MFC stacks connected in series to achieve any desired current, treatment capacity, and volume capacity. However, after feeding actual wastewater into the MFC, maximum power density decreased while the corresponding internal resistance increased. With continuous electricity production, a stack of eight MFCs in series achieved 96.05% of COD removal and 97.30% of ammonia removal at a flow rate of 15.98L/d (HRT 12h). The scaled-up dual anode/cathode MFC stack system in this research was demonstrated to treat actual ETA wastewater with the added benefit of harvesting electricity energy.