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dc.contributor.authorTota-Maharaj, K-
dc.contributor.authorPaul, P-
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-10T14:37:51Z-
dc.date.available2015-
dc.date.available2015-03-10T14:37:51Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, 2015, Forthcomingen_US
dc.identifier.issn2251-6832-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/10377-
dc.description.abstractMicrobial fuel cell (MFC) technology represents a form of renewable energy that generates bioelectricity from what would otherwise be considered a waste stream. MFCs may be ideally suited to the small island developing state (SIDS) context, such as Trinidad and Tobago where seawater as the main electrolyte is readily available and economical renewable and sustainable electricity is also deemed a priority. Hence this project tested two identical laboratory-scaled MFC systems that were specifically designed and developed for the Caribbean regional context. They consisted of two separate chambers, an anaerobic anodic chamber inoculated with wastewater and an aerobic cathodic chamber separated by a proton exchange membrane. Domestic wastewater from two various wastewater treatment plants inflow (after screening) was placed into the anodic chamber, and seawater from the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Paria placed into the cathodic chambers respectively with the bacteria present in the wastewater attaching to the anode. Experimental results demonstrated that the bacterial degradation of the wastewaters as substrate induced an electron flow through the electrodes producing bioelectricity whilst simultaneously reducing the organic matter as biochemical oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand by 30 to 75%. The average bioenergy output for both systems was 84 mW/m² and 96 mW/m² respectively. This study demonstrated the potential for simultaneous bioenergy production and wastewater treatment in the SIDS context.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.subjectWatewater treatmenten_US
dc.subjectBioenergyen_US
dc.subjectBioelectricityen_US
dc.subjectMicrobial fuel cell (MFC)en_US
dc.subjectSmall island developing state (SIDS)en_US
dc.titlePerformance of pilot-scale microbial fuel cells treating wastewater with associated bioenergy production in the Caribbean contexten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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