Biotreatment of Actual Potato Chips Processing Wastewater with Electricity Generation in Microbial Fuel Cell

  • Ahmed Yasir Radeef College of Engineering-University of Baghdad
  • Zainab Ziad Ismail College of Engineering-University of Baghdad
Keywords: Microbial fuel cell, biodegradation, food processing wastewater, power generation


This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of treatment actual potato chips processing wastewater in a continuously operated dual chambers microbial fuel cell (MFC) inoculated with anaerobic sludge. The results demonstrated significant removal of COD and suspended solids of more than 99% associated with relatively high generation of current and power densities of 612.5 mW/m3 and 1750 mA/m3, respectively at 100 Ω external resistance.