19-Nov-2020 | Market Research Store

Until now, the researchers have found the use of natural reactions taking place in the soil-based microorganisms. However, the team of researchers from the University of Bath hasbeen successful in seizing and using energy madefrom the biological reactions taking placewithin the soil-based microorganisms. The team made use of cost effective and easy-to-usesoil microbial fuel cellsor SMFCsthat will helps purify waterfuelby powering an electrochemical reactor. The foolproof design was verifiedin North-East Brazil at the time of field testing and the SMFCs were found to purify around 3 Liters of water in a day such that an individual’s daily water need is satisfied.

Along with the help of Universidade Federal do Ceará and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte researchers they were able to develop a technology for the region is scarcity of water and reliable power source.Furthermore, the use of chlorine in drinking water is found to cause bad odor& taste as well as harm to human health. Thus, the need for a safe method is urgent. This fuel cell is known to generate energy using the metabolic activity of particular microorganisms especially electrigens that are found in the soil and also have the ability to transfer electrons outside the cells.

The system consists of carbon-based electrodes that have surface flooded with electrigens that use organic compounds to produce electrons that are later transferred from the anode to the cathode through the external circuit, thereby generating electricity. By connecting SMFCs to a battery can help harvest and store energy for further powering an electrochemical reactor for water treatment. The technologies like these will help make water drinkable through sustainable and effective means majorly for the water scarce regions.

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