07 December 2010
Posted in Center Information
This study investigates the feasibility of the usage of MFC technology for landfill leachate decomposition, iron release prevention and power generation. In this research, we design experimental scale MFCs where Shewanella putrefaciens utilizes landfill leachate as the energy source. The electrons released from landfill leachate decomposition flow from the anode to the cathode, where they are accepted by selected electron acceptors instead of iron oxides to generate electricity. Since electrons released during landfill leachate decomposition are transited and consumed by designated electron acceptors, iron release is consequently prevented.