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dc.titleConception and optimization of a membrane electrode assembly microbial fuel cell (MEA-MFC) for treatment of domestic wastewater
dc.contributor.authorLefebvre, O.
dc.contributor.authorUzabiaga, A.
dc.contributor.authorShen, Y.J.
dc.contributor.authorTan, Z.
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Y.P.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, W.
dc.contributor.authorNg, H.Y.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-22T08:32:07Z
dc.date.available2014-04-22T08:32:07Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationLefebvre, O., Uzabiaga, A., Shen, Y.J., Tan, Z., Cheng, Y.P., Liu, W., Ng, H.Y. (2011). Conception and optimization of a membrane electrode assembly microbial fuel cell (MEA-MFC) for treatment of domestic wastewater. Water Science and Technology 64 (7) : 1527-1532. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2011.067
dc.identifier.issn02731223
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/50421
dc.description.abstractA membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for microbial fuel cells (MEA-MFC) was developed for continuous electricity production while treating domestic wastewater concurrently. It was optimized via three upgraded versions (noted α, β and γ) in terms of design (current collectors, hydrophilic separator nature) and operating conditions (hydraulic retention time, external resistance, aeration rate, recirculation). An overall rise of power by over 100% from version α to γ shows the importance of factors such as the choice of proper construction materials and prevention of short-circuits. A power of 2.5 mW was generated with a hydraulic retention time of 2.3 h when a Selemion proton exchange membrane was used as a hydrophilic separator in the MEA and 2.8 mW were attained with a reverse osmosis membrane. The MFC also showed a competitive value of internal resistance (≈40-50 Ω) as compared to the literature, especially considering its large volume (3 L). However, the operation of our system in a complete loop where the anolyte was allowed to trickle over the cathode (version γ) resulted in system failure. © IWA Publishing 2011.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectDomestic wastewater
dc.subjectMicrobial fuel cell
dc.subjectSpacer
dc.subjectWastewater treatment
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.departmentCHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.departmentDIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGG
dc.description.doi10.2166/wst.2011.067
dc.description.sourcetitleWater Science and Technology
dc.description.volume64
dc.description.issue7
dc.description.page1527-1532
dc.description.codenWSTED
dc.identifier.isiut000295879400020
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