INVESTIGATING THE ABILITY OF MICROBIAL SOLAR CELL IN ELECTRICAL ENERGY PRODUCTION
Keywords:microbial solar cell, sludge, wastewater, algae, electricity
The present study aims to Fabricate a promising Microbial Solar Cell (MSC) for electricity generation using (sludge, wastewater and mixed algae), two single chamber MSCs were applied, firstly the sludge and algae cell (SMSC) was used and factors such as pH, types of light source, temperature, configuration of electrode and mixing ratio have been studied. The best pH, light source, temperature, configuration of electrode, and mixing ratio of the sludge and algae experiment are found to be 7, sun light, 30 oC, square electrode, and 1:1 respectively would be used in the wastewater and algae cell (WWMSC) for finding the most effective substrates for electrical energy generation. By comparing the Voltage resulted from sludge Microbial Solar cell (SMSC) and wastewater Microbial Solar cell (WWMSC). It was found that (SMSC) produce higher electrical energy than (WWMSC) with a voltage equal to 180 mV.
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