Development of the microbial electrolysis desalination and chemical-production cell for desalination as well as acid and alkali productions.

@article{Chen2012DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the microbial electrolysis desalination and chemical-production cell for desalination as well as acid and alkali productions.},
  author={Shanshan Chen and Guangli Liu and Renduo Zhang and Bangyu Qin and Yong Luo},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={2467-72}
}
By combining the microbial electrolysis cell and the microbial desalination cell, the microbial electrolysis desalination cell (MEDC) becomes a novel device to desalinate salty water. However, several factors, such as sharp pH decrease and Cl(-) accumulation in the anode chamber, limit the MEDC development. In this study, a microbial electrolysis desalination and chemical-production cell (MEDCC) was developed with four chambers using a bipolar membrane. Results showed that the pH in the anode… CONTINUE READING