Year 2018, Volume 5 , Issue 2, Pages 98 - 106 2018-10-20

Evaluation of the energy potential of cow dung in microbial fuel cell for micro-power applications in Nigeria

Nosa Agho [1] , Aniekan Ikpe [2] , Godwin Sadjere [3] , Rogers Tamuno [4]


In this study, three mediatorless chamber microbial fuel cells were built and experiments were carried out using a mixture of cow dung and water. The volume of the mixture in each cell was 5309440mm3 and the ratio of the surface area of aluminum anode electrode to graphite rod cathode electrode was 2:1. The maximum open circuit voltage and current obtained was 0.73V and 10.87mA respectively. Maximum total voltage and current obtained for the period of 28 days under investigation was 14.4V and 168.1mA. The average total voltage and voltage drop during the period under investigation were 14.59V and 0.4V respectively. The average power rating per day produced from the each cell was 143.47mAH. This study has shown that cow dung is a potential substrate for energy generation using a single chamber Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC).

Energy, Microbial Fuel Cell, Single Chamber, Cow Dung, Micro-power, Current
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Primary Language en
Subjects Engineering, Mechanical, Environmental Engineering
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Nosa Agho (Primary Author)
Country: Nigeria


Author: Aniekan Ikpe
Country: Nigeria


Author: Godwin Sadjere
Country: Nigeria


Author: Rogers Tamuno
Country: Nigeria


Dates

Publication Date : October 20, 2018

Bibtex @research article { ijeat426846, journal = {International Journal of Energy Applications and Technologies}, issn = {}, eissn = {2548-060X}, address = {editor.ijeat@gmail.com}, publisher = {İlker ÖRS}, year = {2018}, volume = {5}, pages = {98 - 106}, doi = {10.31593/ijeat.426846}, title = {Evaluation of the energy potential of cow dung in microbial fuel cell for micro-power applications in Nigeria}, key = {cite}, author = {Agho, Nosa and Ikpe, Aniekan and Sadjere, Godwin and Tamuno, Rogers} }
APA Agho, N , Ikpe, A , Sadjere, G , Tamuno, R . (2018). Evaluation of the energy potential of cow dung in microbial fuel cell for micro-power applications in Nigeria. International Journal of Energy Applications and Technologies , 5 (2) , 98-106 . DOI: 10.31593/ijeat.426846
MLA Agho, N , Ikpe, A , Sadjere, G , Tamuno, R . "Evaluation of the energy potential of cow dung in microbial fuel cell for micro-power applications in Nigeria". International Journal of Energy Applications and Technologies 5 (2018 ): 98-106 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijeat/issue/39866/426846>
Chicago Agho, N , Ikpe, A , Sadjere, G , Tamuno, R . "Evaluation of the energy potential of cow dung in microbial fuel cell for micro-power applications in Nigeria". International Journal of Energy Applications and Technologies 5 (2018 ): 98-106
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ISNAD Agho, Nosa , Ikpe, Aniekan , Sadjere, Godwin , Tamuno, Rogers . "Evaluation of the energy potential of cow dung in microbial fuel cell for micro-power applications in Nigeria". International Journal of Energy Applications and Technologies 5 / 2 (October 2018): 98-106 . https://doi.org/10.31593/ijeat.426846
AMA Agho N , Ikpe A , Sadjere G , Tamuno R . Evaluation of the energy potential of cow dung in microbial fuel cell for micro-power applications in Nigeria. IJEAT. 2018; 5(2): 98-106.
Vancouver Agho N , Ikpe A , Sadjere G , Tamuno R . Evaluation of the energy potential of cow dung in microbial fuel cell for micro-power applications in Nigeria. International Journal of Energy Applications and Technologies. 2018; 5(2): 106-98.