Microbial Fuel Cell for Electricity Generation and Waste Water Treatment
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages: 40-45
Received: Sep. 28, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 15, 2015; Published: May 28, 2016
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Marwan Mosad Ghanem, STEM Egypt High School for Boys, 6th of October City, Egypt
Omar Mohamed Al Wassal, STEM Egypt High School for Boys, 6th of October City, Egypt
Abdelrahman Ahmed Kotb, STEM Egypt High School for Boys, 6th of October City, Egypt
Mohamed Ayman El-Shahhat, STEM Egypt High School for Boys, 6th of October City, Egypt
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Abstract
Energy problem is a global issue that has a serious effect on many countries in the world. The demand for energy is currently growing far greater than the supply of the nationally generated energy. In order to overcome energy crisis and the output pollution of the generation, it is suggested to use the Microbial Fuel Cell (M.F.C). M.F.Cs are devices that use bacteria as a catalyst to oxidize organic and inorganic matters and generate electric current. With the modifications that are suggested by this study, there will be clean, available and suitable energy source. Besides having the property of being efficient, eco-friendly and cheaper than the other resources, it can utilize the sewage to generate electricity and produce clean water, which mean cleaner environment with a great supply of energy and clean drinkable water. Facing challenges that affect the development of the M.F.Cs is an important aspect to be studied, so our study suggests solutions nearly for all the challenges facing them like the types of the electrodes, output pollutants, the catalyst in the cathode chamber and the real application.
Keywords
Microbial Fuel Cell, Anode, Bacteria, Cathode, Agar, Biofilm, Catalyst
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Marwan Mosad Ghanem, Omar Mohamed Al Wassal, Abdelrahman Ahmed Kotb, Mohamed Ayman El-Shahhat, Microbial Fuel Cell for Electricity Generation and Waste Water Treatment, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2016, pp. 40-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20160503.12
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