P-MFC (Plant Microbial Fuel Cell)

Authors: Mohammad Yahia Zakaria

Energy crisis is a great challenge in our world. The usage of non-renewable resources causes pollution and hazardous effects on public health. The consumption and demand for energy is currently growing far greater than the amount of energy produced. To solve this serious problem, microbial integrated cell (MIC) is used. M.I.C is a plant microbial fuel cell (P-MFC). It harvests energy from bacteria, which is used as a catalyst to oxidize organic matters, through anaerobic fermentation. With the developing of traditional MFCs, there will be clean, available and suitable energy sources. Besides achieving our requirements of being efficient, eco-friendly and cheaper than the other resources, it can utilize the wastewater to generate green & renewable energy and produce clean drinkable water. MIC can also use byproducts of these reactions to produce not only electric current, but also hydrogen and methane gas. As a practical step, a prototype with locally available materials has been constructed for the project. Through tests conducted on the prototype to ensure that it meets our previously mentioned requirements, the results were positive in all these requirements. In conclusion, results' analysis represents the project's ability to provide sustainability and be applicable and centralized - can be implemented on large scales - in the future. The centralization process is regulated with an Arduino system.

Comments: 5 Pages. Mohammad Yahia Zakaria is currently a student in STEM High School for Boys, 6th of October city, Egypt. For Further Information, E-mail:

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[v1] 2017-11-28 18:02:48

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