Bio-based waste management processes, like Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Dark Fermentation (DF), couple waste treatment with energy production using natural processes based on microbial metabolism. In addition, Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), like other Bio-Electrochemical Systems (BESs), couples the removal of organic load and mineral nutrients with the production of electric power and commodity chemicals. In this study the potential joined utilization of MFCs with AD and DF in a two-steps process has been investigated. Our results show an increase of biohydrogen (276 %) production from MFCs spent substrates in comparison to the untreated solid organic residues from the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW). MFCs, if adequately improved and scaled up, could merge DF in a more efficient and cost-effective bio-process for a sustainable waste management.

Biohydrogen production from Solid Phase-Microbial Fuel Cell (SPMFC) spent substrate: a preliminary study

Ciro Florio;Rosa Anna Nastro
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Fabio Flagiello;Mariagiovanna Minutillo;Stefano Dumontet;Vincenzo Pasquale;Elio Jannelli
2017

Abstract

Bio-based waste management processes, like Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Dark Fermentation (DF), couple waste treatment with energy production using natural processes based on microbial metabolism. In addition, Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), like other Bio-Electrochemical Systems (BESs), couples the removal of organic load and mineral nutrients with the production of electric power and commodity chemicals. In this study the potential joined utilization of MFCs with AD and DF in a two-steps process has been investigated. Our results show an increase of biohydrogen (276 %) production from MFCs spent substrates in comparison to the untreated solid organic residues from the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW). MFCs, if adequately improved and scaled up, could merge DF in a more efficient and cost-effective bio-process for a sustainable waste management.
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