Short Communication - Journal of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2020) Volume 0, Issue 0
Influence of Proximate and Chemical Components of Kitchen Waste, Palm Kernel Waste, and Cow Dung on Electricity Generation in Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs).
A great variety of substrates can be used in MFCs for electricity production, ranging from pure compounds to complex mixtures of organic matter present in wastewater and organic waste. This study was designed to source mainly for agricultural wastes for MFC based on their nutritional components. Three (3) common agricultural wastes in Nigeria, Palm kernel waste (POPW), Kitchen waste (KW) and Cow dung (CD) were utilized singly or in synergy; POPW+ KW, POPW+ CD, POPW+ KW+ CD) as substrate for MFC. The proximate and mineral components of these substrates were analyzed to explicate the nutrient potentials for microorganisms (electrogens) associated with electricity generation.Author(s): Adebule, Adeniyi Philip