Microbial fuel cells in constructed wetlands

Constructed wetlands are a reliable alternative and low cost technologies for wastewater treatment. Moreover, microbial fuel cells represent a novel technology that allows the production of energy from the electrons remaining in the reduced organic matter present in wastewater.

In constructed wetlands redox gradients are sufficiently marked as to implement microbial fuel cells to produce electricity during wastewater treatment. In addition, microbial fuel cells implementation in constructed wetlands, not only may produce electricity for wastewater treatment, but also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The main aim of the research topic is to quantify the potential of this technology and optimize the design criteria and operation of constructed wetlands.