A Highly Effective Thickener and Stabilizer of Xanthan 80 (SF) Applied to Strengthen the Performance of Solid Microbial Fuel Cells

Wang, Chin Tsan and Lin, Tsung Hung and Chen, Yu Jen and Chong, Wen Tong (2017) A Highly Effective Thickener and Stabilizer of Xanthan 80 (SF) Applied to Strengthen the Performance of Solid Microbial Fuel Cells. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 11 (5). pp. 456-460. ISSN 1556-6560

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1166/jbmb.2017.1696

Abstract

Facing the serious issues of using chemical agents in agro-industry and polluting the soil and water sources, the solid microbial fuel cells (SMFCs) would be one of the solutions for managing this problem by undergoing a compost bio-chemical process to degrade solid waste effectively and a driven voltage existed between the electrodes of anode and cathode will transfer electrons from anode to cathode by way of external circuit line for giving the power generation. Now, facing the fact that the water content directly impacts the degrading performance of SMFCs during the composting process, a technique of the highly effective thickener and stabilizer using Xanthan 80 Smoother flow (SF) and a drainage design would be utilized in the system undergoing a series of studies to evaluate its performance on SMFCs. Results show that using Xanthan 80 (SF) can enhance the power performance of SMFCs significantly because of its excellent ability to keep the compost moist throughout and prevent the gravitational effect from the accumulation of water at the bottom of the chamber. These findings will be useful to the modification of SMFCs in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bio-Chemical; Compost; Degrading Performance; Power Generation; Solid-Phase Microbial Fuel Cell (SMFCs); Xanthan 80 (SF)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 03:00
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 03:00
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22822

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