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Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Report New Data on Bioresource Technology (Simultaneous organic matter removal and disinfection of...

August 1, 2014



Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Report New Data on Bioresource Technology (Simultaneous organic matter removal and disinfection of wastewater with enhanced power generation in microbial fuel cell)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Current study results on Bioresource Technology have been published. According to news reporting from Kharagpur, India, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Presence of pathogenic microorganism in anodic effluent of microbial fuel cell (MFC) makes it unfit for reuse. In this study, performance of dual chamber MFC was evaluated in terms of organic matter removal, power generation and disinfection in cathodic chamber."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Technology, "Anodic effluent was treated further in cathodic chamber for achieving disinfection with different doses of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) with available chlorine varying from 0.67, 1.32, 2, 3 and 4g/L. Addition of different doses of NaOCl resulted in satisfactory disinfection along with removal of nitrogenous compounds. Power output of MFC improved up to 3 g/L of available chlorine (6.5 W/m(3)); however, further increase in chlorine concentration decreased the power. Voltammetric and impedance analysis showed higher and faster electron reduction and decrease in polarization resistance at 3 g/L dose."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Higher organic matter removal from wastewater and complete elimination of microorganism, along with improved power output, demonstrates effectiveness of hypochlorite as catholyte."

For more information on this research see: Simultaneous organic matter removal and disinfection of wastewater with enhanced power generation in microbial fuel cell. Bioresource Technology, 2014;163():328-334. Bioresource Technology can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Bioresource Technology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405854)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D.A. Jadhav, Indian Inst Technol, Dept. of Civil Engn, Kharagpur 721302, W Bengal, India. Additional authors for this research include A.N. Ghadge and M.M. Ghangrekar.

Keywords for this news article include: Kharagpur, India, Asia, Bioresource Technology, Energy, Fuel Cell, Oil & Gas

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