Sophia, Carmalin and Bhalambaala, V M and Lima, Eder C and Thirunavoukkarasu, M (2016) Microbial desalination cell technology: Contribution to sustainable waste water treatment process, current status and future applications. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 4 (3). pp. 3468-3478. ISSN 2213-3437

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Microbial desalination cell (MDC) has been developed for removing water salinity, electricity generation, and wastewater management. MDC emerged from the microbial fuel cell (MFC) and electro-dialysis had recently received a significant consideration for desalination and wastewater treatment as an environmentally friendly technology. The above process can be combined with regular desalination systems or can perform individually. The current paper explains the potential applications of MDCs viz. sea water and brackish water desalination, hydrogen gas generation, hardness removal and ground water remediation. The present article outlines the principle behind the functioning of a standard MDC arrangement with a short introduction to the bacteriological media. The effect of experimental conditions in enhancing the MDC operation is optimized. This review highlights the importance of research efforts towards the current status, progress and commercialization of MDCs

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microbial Desalination Cell; Desalination; Brackish Water; Ammonia Recovery; Water Softening; Biohydrogen Production
Subjects: Waste Utilization
Environmental Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr Carmalin Sophia
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2017 09:50
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2017 09:50

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