|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|6465454||1422952||2017||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
- Sludge degradation and reduction were influenced by TSS concentration.
- Higher tCOD and VSS specific removal rates at lower sludge content.
- Acetate and MBR sludge oxidation took place at a similar formal potential.
- Greater electricity productions were observed at higher sludge concentration.
- Increase of SMPp/SMPc and sludge hydrophobicity in the MFC and in the control test.
Recently, microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have been integrated with membrane bioreactors (MBRs), either in an internal or an external configuration, for wastewater treatment and energy recovery. In an external configuration, MFCs could be applied for an efficient sludge reduction since they can simultaneously address energy issue and environmental concerns associated with sludge treatment.In the present study, a potentiostatic controlled microbial fuel cell (MFC) was fed with activated sludge from a membrane bioreactor (MBR) at different total suspended solid (TSS) concentrations (1-10Â gTSSÂ Lâ1) in order to assess the electrochemical response of the system and the impact of the bioelectrochemical treatment on sludge characteristics and membrane fouling parameters. The MFC showed COD removals 30% higher than the control test and a reduction of volatile suspended solids (VSS) up to 43% with concomitant production of energy (maximum current density of 2.0Â AÂ mâ2). The electricity production increased with the increase of TSS content. In both MFC and the control test, an increase of soluble microbial products (SMP) ratio in terms of proteins and carbohydrates (SMPp/SMPc) and an average 50% increase of sludge hydrophobicity were observed. This could limit membrane fouling in the case that the sludge is recirculated to the MBR. The electrochemical characterization indicated that both, acetate and sludge oxidation took place at a similar formal potential of â0.2Â V vs. SHE indicating that both used the same electron transfer mechanism. Hence, this study shows that a MFC could oxidize, reduce and stabilise MBR sludge producing electricity and affecting membrane fouling parameters.
Journal: Chemical Engineering Journal - Volume 326, 15 October 2017, Pages 222-230