Degradation of pentachlorophenol with the presence of fermentable and non-fermentable co-substrates in a microbial fuel cell
Logan, Bruce E.
|Source||Bioresource technology , v. 102, (19), October 2011, p. 8762-8768|
|Summary||Pentachlorophenol (PCP) was more rapidly degraded in acetate and glucose-fed microbial fuel cells (MFCs) than in open circuit controls, with removal rates of 0.12 +/- 0.01 mg/L h (14.8 +/- 1.0 mg/g-VSS-h) in acetate-fed, and 0.08 +/- 0.01 mg/L h (6.9 +/- 0.8 mg/g-VSS-h) in glucose-fed MFCs, at an initial PCP concentration of 15 mg/L. A PCP oils mg/L had no effect on power generation from acetate but power production was decreased with glucose. Coulombic balances indicate the predominant product was electricity (16.1 +/- 0.3%) in PCP-acetate MFCs, and lactate (19.8 +/- 3.3%) in PCP-glucose MFCs. Current generation accelerated the removal of PCP and co-substrates, as well as the degradation products in both PCP-acetate and PCP-glucose reactors. While 2,3,4,5-tetrachlorophenol was present in both reactors, tetrachlorohydroquinone was only found in PCP-acetate MFCs. These results demonstrate PCP degradation and power production were affected by current generation and the type of electron donor provided. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
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