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Title: Microbial fuel cell treatment of fuel process wastewater

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a method for cleansing fuel processing effluent containing carbonaceous compounds and inorganic salts, the method comprising contacting the fuel processing effluent with an anode of a microbial fuel ell, the anode containing microbes thereon which oxidatively degrade one or more of the carbonaceous compounds while producing electrical energy from the oxidative degradation, and directing the produced electrical energy to drive an electrosorption mechanism that operates to reduce the concentration of one or more inorganic salts in the fuel processing effluent, wherein the anode is in electrical communication with a cathode of the microbial fuel cell. The invention is also directed to an apparatus for practicing the method.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1109360
Patent Number(s):
8,597,513
Application Number:
12/366,709
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Borole, Abhijeet P, and Tsouris, Constantino. Microbial fuel cell treatment of fuel process wastewater. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Borole, Abhijeet P, & Tsouris, Constantino. Microbial fuel cell treatment of fuel process wastewater. United States.
Borole, Abhijeet P, and Tsouris, Constantino. Tue . "Microbial fuel cell treatment of fuel process wastewater". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1109360.
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author = {Borole, Abhijeet P and Tsouris, Constantino},
abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to a method for cleansing fuel processing effluent containing carbonaceous compounds and inorganic salts, the method comprising contacting the fuel processing effluent with an anode of a microbial fuel ell, the anode containing microbes thereon which oxidatively degrade one or more of the carbonaceous compounds while producing electrical energy from the oxidative degradation, and directing the produced electrical energy to drive an electrosorption mechanism that operates to reduce the concentration of one or more inorganic salts in the fuel processing effluent, wherein the anode is in electrical communication with a cathode of the microbial fuel cell. The invention is also directed to an apparatus for practicing the method.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {12}
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