Production of hydrogen from domestic wastewater in a pilot-scale microbial electrolysis cell

@article{Heidrich2012ProductionOH,
  title={Production of hydrogen from domestic wastewater in a pilot-scale microbial electrolysis cell},
  author={Elizabeth S. Heidrich and Jan Dolfing and Keith Scott and Simon Edwards and C. M. Jones and Thomas P. Curtis},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={97},
  pages={6979-6989}
}
Addressing the need to recover energy from the treatment of domestic wastewater, a 120-L microbial electrolysis cell was operated on site in Northern England, using raw domestic wastewater to produce virtually pure hydrogen gas (100 ± 6.4 %) for a period of over 3 months. The volumetric loading rate was 0.14 kg of chemical oxygen demand (COD) per cubic metre per day, just below the typical loading rates for activated sludge of 0.2–2 kg COD m−3 day−1, at an energetic cost of 2.3 kJ/g COD, which… Expand
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