Power generation and wastewater treatment using a novel SPEEK nanocomposite membrane in a dual chamber microbial fuel cell

Hamid Ilbeygi, Mostafa Ghasemi, D. Emadzadeh, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, S. M J Zaidi, Saad A. Aljlil, Juhana Jaafar, Darren Martin, Samaneh Keshani

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    In this paper, the performance of two common and two self-fabricated proton exchange membranes were compared. Nafion 112 and Nafion 117, which are two of the most common proton exchange membranes that can be used in all fuel cell systems, were compared to SPEEK and SP/CC/TAP. The results showed that at lower COD such as 2000 mg/l, Nafion 117 has the highest performance in terms of power production and COD removal, while once the COD of wastewater goes up to 5000 mg/l, SP/CC/TAP has approximately the same performance as Nafion 117. The membranes were characterized by FESEM, while the degree of sulfonation was measured by NMR. The oxidation activity of microorganisms was measure by cyclic voltammetry (CV). Also, the attachment of bacteria onto the anode electrode was observed by SEM, which showed that different bacteria from the media with a mixed culture inoculum had attached to the anode electrode.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)477-487
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
    Volume40
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2015

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    Microbial fuel cells
    crack opening displacement
    Wastewater treatment
    fuel cells
    Power generation
    Nanocomposites
    nanocomposites
    chambers
    membranes
    Membranes
    bacteria
    Ion exchange
    Bacteria
    Anodes
    Protons
    anodes
    inoculum
    Sulfonation
    Electrodes
    electrodes

    Keywords

    • COD removal
    • Microbial fuel cell
    • Power density
    • Proton exchange membrane

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Fuel Technology
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Power generation and wastewater treatment using a novel SPEEK nanocomposite membrane in a dual chamber microbial fuel cell. / Ilbeygi, Hamid; Ghasemi, Mostafa; Emadzadeh, D.; Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi; Zaidi, S. M J; Aljlil, Saad A.; Jaafar, Juhana; Martin, Darren; Keshani, Samaneh.

    In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 40, No. 1, 05.01.2015, p. 477-487.

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    Ilbeygi, H, Ghasemi, M, Emadzadeh, D, Ismail, AF, Zaidi, SMJ, Aljlil, SA, Jaafar, J, Martin, D & Keshani, S 2015, 'Power generation and wastewater treatment using a novel SPEEK nanocomposite membrane in a dual chamber microbial fuel cell', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 477-487. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.10.026
    Ilbeygi, Hamid ; Ghasemi, Mostafa ; Emadzadeh, D. ; Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi ; Zaidi, S. M J ; Aljlil, Saad A. ; Jaafar, Juhana ; Martin, Darren ; Keshani, Samaneh. / Power generation and wastewater treatment using a novel SPEEK nanocomposite membrane in a dual chamber microbial fuel cell. In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2015 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 477-487.
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