Waste Water Treatment and Energy Reaping from Distillery Waste using Bio Electrochemical System (BES)


  • Srithar B., Arun Prasad J., Ramkumar S., Anukarthika B.


The energy need will be increased day by day in next 20years and especially cleanly- generated electricity. This resulted in serious search of alternate energy in order to tackle the above said tribulations. In this scenario, renewable energy technologies are emerging as a major alternative to provide long term sustainable and environmental friendly energy source. At the same time pollution also become very serious problem. We are disposing many wastes without any treatment. So, if we convert waste into the energy then it will solve the two problems and also we need to develop the ecofriendly methods for the disposal of this high strength wastewater. A microbial fuel cell (MFC) is an emerging technology. It has been known for many years that it is possible to generate electricity directly by using bacteria to break down organic substrates. The recent energy crisis has reinvigorated interests in MFCs among academic researchers as a way to generate electric power or hydrogen from biomass without a net carbon emission into the ecosystem. The traditional method, anaerobic digestion is not an efficient one amid its drawbacks like energy cost, foot print, investment costs etc. To know the maximumefficiency of MFC in distillery waste water synthetic (artificial) waste water is used. In this project, the electrodeoptimization is mainly considered to attain the maximum efficiency regarding the electrode and to find the maximum efficient electrode. As the distance between the electrode plays main role in the efficiency so, the in reactor design two provisions are made.