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Bio-Refractory Pollutant Removal Using Microbial Electrochemical Technologies: A Short Review

Authors : Indrasis Das, Sovik Das, Indrajit Chakraborty and M. M. Ghangrekar


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Abstract

Microbial electrochemical technologies (MET) is an interdisciplinary approach where microbes are used as bio-catalyst for the treatment of wastewater and generation of value-added products like electricity, biofuels etc. This technology is very robust and thus can also be used for the removal of bio-refractory substances from industrial wastewater. This short review presents gist of research demonstrating the use of this technology for the removal of recalcitrant pollutants from wastewater.
 

Cathodic removal of refractory pollutants

 

Keyword

Bio-refractory pollutants, microbial desalination, microbial electrochemical technologies, microbial fuel cell, microbial electrolysis.