Feasibility Study of Azo Dye Treatment by Decolorized Metabolites-Assisted Salt-Bearing Microbial Fuel Cells
Science Discovery
Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2016, Pages: 99-108
Received: May 17, 2016; Published: May 18, 2016
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Authors
Pei-Lin Yueh, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National I-Lan University, I-Lan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Bor Yann Chen, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National I-Lan University, I-Lan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Chung Chuan Hsueh, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National I-Lan University, I-Lan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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Abstract
Prior findings mentioned that -OH and -NH2 substitute-containing auxochrome compounds (e.g., 2-aminophenol and 1,2-dihydroxybenzene) could act as electron shuttles (ESs) for simultaneous dye decolorization and bioelectricity generation (DD&BG) in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). This feasibility study used decolorized intermediates (DIs) of reactive blue 171, reactive blue 5, reactive red 198 to show such significant electron-shuttling capabilities. Cyclic voltammetric inspections clearly revealed that some of DIs could act as ESs to enhance dye-decolorizing and bioelectricity-generating capabilities without dispute. However, electron transfer (ET) efficiency significantly reduced ca. 40% at higher salt conditions. With supplementation of DIs, ET efficiency was apparently augmented for highly efficient DD and BG. Meanwhile, significant stimulation of ET characteristics also overcame osmotic pressure-gradients between intracellular and extracellular compartments for promising DD and BG. Accumulation of DIs was kinetically favorable for expression of dye-decolorizing capabilities. Of course, such accumulation of DIs autocatalytically enhanced DD and MFC-assisted treatment was technically appropriate for ET-based bioremediation.
Keywords
Electron Shuttles, Textile Dyes, Bioelectricity Generation, Microbial Fuel Cells, Decolorized Intermediates
To cite this article
Pei-Lin Yueh, Bor Yann Chen, Chung Chuan Hsueh, Feasibility Study of Azo Dye Treatment by Decolorized Metabolites-Assisted Salt-Bearing Microbial Fuel Cells, Science Discovery. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 99-108. doi: 10.11648/j.sd.20160402.18
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