Title: To study the effect of glucose feeding rate for sustainable voltage generation from microbial fuel cell containing wastewaters

Authors: Payel Choudhury; Rup Narayan Ray; Tarun Kanti Bandyopadhyay

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Agartala, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Agartala, India ' Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Agartala, India

Abstract: The sustainable voltage generation was extensively experimented through semi batch using isolated pure microorganism. Though higher voltage generation of 911 mV can be possible through optimisation of process parameters by batch fermentation, however, sustainable power generation was not found in batch process. Therefore, the potential influence of several parameters for voltage generation was addressed by semi continuous fermentation process. In this present work sustainable voltage generation (550 mV) was achieved through fed batch mode when initial glucose was kept 8 g/L in the production medium. However, 18 g/L of glucose (25 ml) was consecutively fed at interval of 72 and 108 h during semi continuous fermentation.

Keywords: MFC; fed batch; optimisation; voltage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2018.090114

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2018 Vol.9 No.1/2, pp.191 - 197

Received: 27 Dec 2016
Accepted: 10 Jul 2017

Published online: 28 Feb 2018 *

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