Removal of odors from swine wastewater by using microbial fuel cells

Rae Kim Jung, Jerzy Dec, Mary Ann Bruns, Bruce E. Logan

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Abstract

A single-chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) was used to reduce 10 chemicals associated with odors by 99.76% (from 422 ± 23 μg/ml) and three volatile organic acids (acetate, butyrate, and propionate) by >99%. The MFC produced a maximum of 228 mW/m2 and removed 84% of the organic matter in 260 h. MFCs were therefore effective at both treatment and electricity generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2540-2543
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume74
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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