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School of Science and Technology Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.
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JOCET 2016 Vol.4(4): 249-252 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2016.V4.291

Bioelectricity Generation and Treatment of Sugar Mill Effluent Using a Microbial Fuel Cell

Ravinder Kumar, Lakhveer Singh, and A. W. Zularisam
Abstract—Microbial fuel cells are (MFCs) fascinating bioelectrochemical devices that use living catalysts to produce electric energy from organic matter present naturally in the environment or in waste. In this study, sugar mill effluent (SME) was used as the anodic substrate in a double chambered MFC for an application of electricity generation. The maximum power density, 140 mW/m2 was achieved with 50% concentration of SME. Maximum chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal obtained was 56 % when 50% concentration of SME was used as the anodic substrate. These results demonstrated that SME is a suitable substrate in a MFC for bioelectricity production and its treatment.

Index Terms—Microbial fuel cell, sugar mill effluent, bioelectricity.

The authors are with the Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang 26300, Malaysia (e-mail:,,


Cite:Ravinder Kumar, Lakhveer Singh, and A. W. Zularisam, "Bioelectricity Generation and Treatment of Sugar Mill Effluent Using a Microbial Fuel Cell," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 249-252, 2016.

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