WHYMFC

Acronym: WHYMFC
Call Addressed: Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) – 1st Call for Research Projects for Postdoctoral Researchers
Project Title: Wastewater Treatment with High Yield Microbial Fuel Cell
Coordinator: National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Scientific Person In Charge: Dr. A. Tremouli | Academic Person In Charge: Professor G. Lyberatos
Start Date-End Date/Duration:01/11/2018 (3yrs)

Partners

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
University of West of England (UWE)

Abstract

WHYFC is a project aimed to address critical issues that bound MFC technology from its successful scale-up. The targeted breakthrough of the proposed work is a combination of multiple actions that will boost MFC technology towards its practical implementation. In order to achieve this goal, this work will join scientists with different background for developing and optimizing an MFC stack of a prototype design and architecture using custom made low cost materials. Particularly, this system lies in the usage of multiple cathode electrodes and the lack of expensive membrane and expensive noble metal catalyst so that the cost is maintained low, while a high area per unit reactor volume is available for proton transfer. This design aims at minimizing the electrochemical losses, which limit MFC performance.