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 Volume 4, Issue 12 (December 2017), Pages: 47-51


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Efficiency of single chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) in wastewater treatment

 Author(s):  M. H. Zawawi 1, *, M. N. Mimit 2, N. A. Rosli 2, M. D. Hossain 1, N. A. Zainal 1, M. A. Kamarudin 3


 1Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, 43000, Kajang, Malaysia
 2Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia
 3School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Malaysia

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This paper describes the efficiency of the microbial fuel cells in wastewater treatment and power generation. Throughout the experiment, the single chamber – MFCs (SC-MFCs) can treat the wastewater up to 60%. With using the municipal or domestic wastewater as a substrate, the optimum power generation produce is 0.031V. To further improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment using the MFCs, a better understanding in wastewater and MFCs itself is crucial. For example, understand and examine the microorganisms in the wastewater. Besides that, the setup of the MFCs also needs understanding and knowledge. The results indicated that MFCs is efficient in treat the wastewater and produce power generation. From the research, it is concluded that further improvements on MFCs is required for further development of the MFCs. 

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 Keywords: Microbial fuel cell (MFCs), Single chamber, Wastewater treatment, Domestic wastewater, Power generation

 Article History: Received 14 February 2017, Received in revised form 10 September 2017, Accepted 2 October 2017

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 Zawawi MH, Mimit MN, Rosli NA, Hossain MD, Zainal NA, and Kamarudin MA (2017). Efficiency of single chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) in wastewater treatment. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(12): 47-51

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