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Winery wastewater treatment in microbial fuel cell

Grant number: 14/07904-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 11, 2014
Effective date (End): July 10, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering
Principal Investigator:Ernesto Rafael Gonzalez
Grantee:Eduardo Dellosso Penteado
Supervisor abroad: Manuel Andrés Rodrigo
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real (UCLM), Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:11/23026-0 - Wastewater treatment in microbial fuel cell and direct electric power generation: fundaments and application, BP.DR

Abstract

The treatment of winery wastewater is one of the main environmental impacts in Spain and in Brazil because of the quantity and the qualitative aspects of the effluent: high biodegradable loads (up to 10 g L-1), low pH and recalcitrant pollutants. Several biological treatment technologies have been investigated for the winery wastewaters treatment; however microbial fuel cells (MFC) have not been used so far. The MFC have attracted global attention for the ability to treat wastewater and generate electrical power through bio-electrochemical reactions. The novelty of this study consists in treating winery wastewater using an up-flow membrane-less MFC. First, winery wastewater will be characterized. Afterwards, an up-flow membrane-less MFC will be inoculated with sludge from an activated sludge from the Ciudad Real Wastewater Treatment Plant and kept without aeration during five days to develop an anaerobic microbial community. During the operation, physical-chemical analyses and electrical performance are going to be conducted to assess the system. This study will provide information about the feasibility of using an up-flow membrane-less MFC and also the effect of hydraulic retention time to treat winery wastewater and generate power. In this way this project also aims at establishing research's training at a Spanish university contributing to international Brazilian science insertion. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
EDUARDO D. PENTEADO; CARMEN MARIA FERNANDEZ-MARCHANTE; MARCELO ZAIAT; ERNESTO RAFAEL GONZALEZ; MANUEL ANDRÉS RODRIGO. Optimization of the performance of a microbial fuel cell using the ratio electrode-surface area / anode-compartment volume. Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, v. 35, n. 1, p. -, Jan. 2018.
PENTEADO, EDUARDO D.; MARIA FERNANDEZ-MARCHANTE, CARMEN; ZAIAT, MARCELO; GONZALEZ, ERNESTO RAFAEL; ANDRES RODRIGO, MANUEL. OPTIMIZATION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL USING THE RATIO ELECTRODE-SURFACE AREA / ANODE-COMPARTMENT VOLUME. Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, v. 35, n. 1, p. 141-146, JAN-MAR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
PENTEADO, EDUARDO D.; MARIA FERNANDEZ-MARCHANTE, CARMEN; ZAIAT, MARCELO; GONZALEZ, ERNESTO RAFAEL; ANDRES RODRIGO, MANUEL. On the Effects of Ferricyanide as Cathodic Mediator on the Performance of Microbial Fuel Cells. ELECTROCATALYSIS, v. 8, n. 1, p. 59-66, JAN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 8.
PENTEADO, EDUARDO D.; FERNANDEZ-MARCHANTE, CARMEN M.; ZAIAT, MARCELO; GONZALEZ, ERNESTO R.; RODRIGO, MANUEL A. Influence of carbon electrode material on energy recovery from winery wastewater using a dual-chamber microbial fuel cell. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, v. 38, n. 11, p. 1333-1341, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 9.
PENTEADO, EDUARDO D.; FERNANDEZ-MARCHANTE, CARMEN M.; ZAIAT, MARCELO; CANIZARES, PABLO; GONZALEZ, ERNESTO R.; RODRIGO, MANUEL A. R. Energy recovery from winery wastewater using a dual chamber microbial fuel cell. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 91, n. 6, p. 1802-1808, JUN 2016. Web of Science Citations: 12.
PENTEADO, EDUARDO D.; MARIA FERNANDEZ-MARCHANTE, CARMEN; ZAIAT, MARCELO; CANIZARES, PABLO; GONZALEZ, ERNESTO RAFAEL; ANDRES RODRIGO, MANUEL. Influence of sludge age on the performance of MFC treating winery wastewater. Chemosphere, v. 151, p. 163-170, MAY 2016. Web of Science Citations: 16.

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