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Microbial fuel cells for azo dye treatment with electricity generation: a review.
Bioresour Technol. 2013 Mar; 131:564-71.BT

Abstract

A microbial fuel cell (MFC) has great potential for treating wastewater containing azo dyes for decolourization, and simultaneous production of electricity with the help of microorganisms as biocatalysts. The concept of MFC has been already well established for the production of electricity; however, not much work has been published regarding dye decolourization with simultaneous electricity generation using MFCs. This paper reviews the performance limitations, future prospects, and improvements in technology in terms of commercial viability of azo dye decolourization with electricity generation in MFC. The major limitation identified is the high cost of cathode catalyst. Therefore, there is need of developing inexpensive cathode catalysts. Biocathode is one such option. Moreover, enhanced performance can be obtained by photo-assisted electrochemical process like rutile coated cathode.

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23403060

Citation

Solanki, Komal, et al. "Microbial Fuel Cells for Azo Dye Treatment With Electricity Generation: a Review." Bioresource Technology, vol. 131, 2013, pp. 564-71.
Solanki K, Subramanian S, Basu S. Microbial fuel cells for azo dye treatment with electricity generation: a review. Bioresour Technol. 2013;131:564-71.
Solanki, K., Subramanian, S., & Basu, S. (2013). Microbial fuel cells for azo dye treatment with electricity generation: a review. Bioresource Technology, 131, 564-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2012.12.063
Solanki K, Subramanian S, Basu S. Microbial Fuel Cells for Azo Dye Treatment With Electricity Generation: a Review. Bioresour Technol. 2013;131:564-71. PubMed PMID: 23403060.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Microbial fuel cells for azo dye treatment with electricity generation: a review. AU - Solanki,Komal, AU - Subramanian,Sindhu, AU - Basu,Suddhasatwa, Y1 - 2013/01/05/ PY - 2011/05/28/received PY - 2012/12/09/revised PY - 2012/12/10/accepted PY - 2013/2/14/entrez PY - 2013/2/14/pubmed PY - 2013/8/24/medline SP - 564 EP - 71 JF - Bioresource technology JO - Bioresour Technol VL - 131 N2 - A microbial fuel cell (MFC) has great potential for treating wastewater containing azo dyes for decolourization, and simultaneous production of electricity with the help of microorganisms as biocatalysts. The concept of MFC has been already well established for the production of electricity; however, not much work has been published regarding dye decolourization with simultaneous electricity generation using MFCs. This paper reviews the performance limitations, future prospects, and improvements in technology in terms of commercial viability of azo dye decolourization with electricity generation in MFC. The major limitation identified is the high cost of cathode catalyst. Therefore, there is need of developing inexpensive cathode catalysts. Biocathode is one such option. Moreover, enhanced performance can be obtained by photo-assisted electrochemical process like rutile coated cathode. SN - 1873-2976 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23403060/Microbial_fuel_cells_for_azo_dye_treatment_with_electricity_generation:_a_review_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0960-8524(12)01921-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -