Electricity generation from nopal biogas waste biomass using clay cup (cantarito) modified microbial fuel cell

Sathish Kumar Kamaraj, Alejandro Esqueda Rivera, Selvasankar Murugesan, Jaime García-Mena, Claudio Frausto Reyes, José Tapia-Ramírez

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Abstract

We designed the clay cup (cantarito) modified microbial fuel cell (CCM-MFCs) for digest the Nopal biogas effluent (NPE). Further, we painted the commercial Acrylic varnish on the clay cup, in order to study the impact of power generation in CCM-MFCs. In this context, we performed the three experiments, which follows the order: 1) Painting of commercial varnish on both side of clay cup (CCM-MFC:BS) 2) painting of commercial varnish on inside of clay cup (CCM-MFC:IS) and 3) painting of commercial varnish on outside of clay cup (CCMMFC: OS). The maximum volumetric power densities as follows: CCM-MFC:BS (1841.99 mW/m3) > CCM-MFC: IS (1023.74 mW/m3) > CCM-MFC:OS (448.90 mW/m3). The Closed circuit (3000 ω) operational maximum volumetric power densities as follows: CCM-MFC:BS (205.03 mW/m3) > CCM-MFC:OS (140.83 mW/m3) > CCM-MFC: IS (74.91 mW/m3). The control experiment without varnish doesn't show the stable potential. Hence, Acryloyl group in varnish could favors the cationic ion conduction and favor the performance. Finally, we powered the 4digital clock with the CCM-MFC:BS of 2-cell connected in series .

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th European Fuel Cell - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015
PublisherENEA
Pages185-186
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9788882863241
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 16 Dec 201518 Dec 2015

Other

Other6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period16/12/1518/12/15

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Keywords

  • Clay cup
  • Microbial fuel cell
  • Nopal biogass effluent
  • Prototype

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kamaraj, S. K., Rivera, A. E., Murugesan, S., García-Mena, J., Reyes, C. F., & Tapia-Ramírez, J. (2015). Electricity generation from nopal biogas waste biomass using clay cup (cantarito) modified microbial fuel cell. In Proceedings of the 6th European Fuel Cell - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015 (pp. 185-186). ENEA.