APPLICATION OF MICROBIAL FUEL CELL FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION BY USING UTILIZING DIFFERENT WASTE WATERSASHIMA SRIVASTAVA, PRATIBHA SINGH, KIRTI SRIVASTAVA, PRATIBHA SINGH, DIVYA GHILDYAL, NUPOOR SRIVASTAVA AND ASHA UPADHYAY
The aim of the present work was to treat the different waste waters by using Microbial fuel cell(MFC). Wastewater served as an effective substrate for power generation by using microbial fuel cell as they are rich in organic content. In MFC, bacteria were grown under anaerobic conditions. MFCâs containing aluminium plates as electrodes using different samples of waste waters, had been analyzed in the present investigation. It had been observed that aluminium plates gives a maximum of 957 mV after 10 days of operation when used with dairy wastewater, while the cell using vermicompost functioned disappointingly poor to give a maximum of 131 mV as compared to other wastes. In case of distillery waste a maximum of 1240 mV was observed. In this MFC,anode solution was in batch and cathode was in continuous mode of operation under optimum conditions of the operating parameters like pH, oxygen flow rate and substrate concentration.