Designing of Microbial Fuel Cell coupled constructed wetland for the remediation of dyes

Rapid industrialization and increasing demand have facilitated the use of synthetic dyes in textile industry all over the world which is resulting in enhancing toxicity levels of water bodies by the direct discharge of dye effluent without adequate treatment. Dyes are also carcinogenic and mutagenic. Not only environmental pollution but with depletion of resources, there has been tremendous decrease in the energy. The most of existing energy resource system used are unsustainable, and are energy intensive. There is a need to develop such technologies which could not only treat wastewater in economic way but also generates electrical energy simultaneously. As per present Sustainable Development Goals, the adoption of more sustainable energy generation and wastewater treatment strategies is required for economic and environmental goals to be harmonious. CW-MFCs in combination is the new type of energy provider along with treatment of hazardous synthetic dye effluent in eco-friendly and cost-effective manner.

A microbial fuel cell coupled with constructed wetland reactor will be designed and constructed for the degradation of synthetic dyes. Electrogenic bacteria and plants will be used to improve the degradation efficiency of dyes and to increase the bioelectricity generation

Achievements

Meet the Team

  • Priti Panwar

    Ph.D. Scholar, Chitkara School of Health Sciences
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Pooja Mahajan

    Assistant Professor, Applied Sciences
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Jyotsna Kaushal

    Professor, CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab

Contact Information

Priti Panwar
Email – pritipanwar.phd2020@chitkara.edu.in
Mobile -7888892290