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Malachite green removal and bio-electricity generation using a novel-design multi-electrode microbial fuel cell
 
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Thaksin University
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Pimprapa Chaijak   

Thaksin University
Submission date: 2021-01-03
Final revision date: 2021-02-22
Acceptance date: 2021-02-22
Publication date: 2021-07-25
 
Acta Sci. Pol. Formatio Circumiectus 2021;20(1):69–76
 
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Aim of the study:
This study aims to develop the novel model of multi-electrode MFC with the termite-associated yeast G. reessii for MG decelorization and electricity generation.

Material and methods:
The termite-associated yeast G. reessii was inoculated into modified midia with 150 mg/L MG. The laccase activity and MG removal was studied. Then, the G. reessii was immobilized on anode surface. The electrical properties and color removal were tested.

Results and conclusions:
The results showed it successfully removed the MG with 98.15±0.92% within 1 day of operation. Moreover, the OCV, CD and PD of 550.00±10.00%, 3.90±0.10 A/m3 and 1.52±0.08 W/m3 were achieved. Therefore, the system could have the potential for treatment of high concentration MG contaminated wastewater and produce a bio-electric energy.

ISSN:1644-0765