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Evaluvation of Paper recycling Wastewater Treatment Accompanied by power generation using Microbial Fuel Cell

Paper Topic: 
Wastewater treatment

Pages :
682 - 686

Corresponing Author: 
M. Radha
Radha M. and Kanmani S.
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Date Paper Accepted: 
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This study investigates the feasibility of using cathode catalyst (Iron phthalocyanine (FePc) combined multi walled carbon nano tubes (MWCNT) and compares the oxygen reduction rate under different conductivity of catholite solution (50 mM, 100mM) in double chamber Microbial Fuel Cell. Microbial fuel cell (MFC) research is going on for few decades to increase the power density and improve the removal efficiency. Iron phthalocyanine (FePc) combined multi walled carbon nano tubes (MWCNT) cathode catalyst showed the highest power density (9.34 w/m2) in 100 mM PBS than 50 mM (7.58 W/m2). The electrodes are characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the electrocatylitic activity of the catalyst coated electrodes were examined by cyclic voltammetry(CV). The high power density indicates a potential alternative to precious platinum metal catalyst in treatment as well as electricity production Microbial Fuel cell.

Iron phthalocyanine, Multiwalled carbon Nano Tubes, electrocatalytic, conductivity.