Novel Concept for Wastewater Treatment with Integrated Power Production based on Microbial Fuel Cells (2006–2010)

Abstract:
Microbial fuel cells have gained worldwide attention in recent years based on significant breakthroughs in process design and performance. The application of this technology is particular promising for wastewater treatment since the energy contained in the organic pollutants can be directly converted to electrical power. This project aims to investigate the fundamental processes in and demonstrate the application of microbial fuel cells for removal of organics and nitrogen-based pollutants from actual wastewater. The scope of the project and the close collaboration with one of the leading groups in this novel research field will ensure that a strong and ongoing research focus is created in Australia for this highly promising technology
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Chief Research Officer CRC for
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Centre Director
    Advanced Water Management Centre
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council