Electricity from Microbial Fuel Cell - Challenges in Implementing the Cell in Rural India
International Journal of Applied and Advanced Scientific Research (IJAASR), 2(1), 90-93. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.569764.
4 Pages Posted: 1 May 2017
Date Written: April 28, 2017
Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) is also referred as a biological fuel cell which produces electricity from the bacteria using a chemical reaction. Here the bacteria used for such reaction may be extracted from the fermented soil which acts like nutrient rich anodic media. The sediment Microbial Fuel Cell (SMFC) can generate electricity while decontaminating wastewater. The basic concept of generating electricity from MFC gives a clear idea that the contaminated soil or waste water which are required for generating electricity are available in large quantity in the rural areas of India wherein people depend on such soil or water for agriculture needs. This paper contains the challenges in designing the MFCs in rural India and the amount of electrical energy thus generated and the use of the same. The cost factor involved in designing MFCs is high to provide the adequate energy for the people in the rural area.
Keywords: MFC, Microbial Fuel Cell, SMFC, Wastewater & Bacteria
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