Treatment of Textile Industry Wastewater using Microbial Fuel Cell
C. Marimuthu1, S. Vidya2, S. Diwakaran3

1C. Marimuthu, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sethu Institute of Technology, Pulloor, Kariapatti, Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), India.
2S. Vidya, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kalasalingam Institute of Technology, Krishnankovil, Srivilliputhur (Tamil Nadu), India.
3S. Diwakaran, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 27 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 December 2019 | PP: 87-91 | Volume-8 Issue-4S2 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10211284S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1021.1284S219
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Abstract: Recent research have found out that Bio Electrochemical Systems (BES) are proving to be efficient in both power generation and in waste disposal. The best example for a BES is a microbial fuel cell. The microbial fuel cell (MFC) uses the organic and the inorganic materials in the wastewater to produce electricity by the action of the microbes on them. Thus the MFC’s can be used for both bio-electricity generation and wastewater treatment. The power generation and the efficiency of the MFC depends on various factors like the type of bacteria, type of electrode used and organic content in the effluent. Experiments were carried out to treat textile industry wastewater using Microbial Fuel Cell. Graphite was used as anode, stainless steel and aluminium mesh were used as cathode. Influence of cathodes on power production and COD reduction on process has been critically examined. The maximum power density and COD reduction were observed in graphite and stainless steel electrode system.
Keywords: Electricity, Electrode, Microbes, Microbial Fuel Cell, Textile Wastewater Treatment.
Scope of the Article: Textile Engineering