Simultaneous Decolorization of Methyl Red and Generation of Electricity in Microbial Fuel Cell by Bacillus circulans NPP1Jumma Shaikh1, Niranjan P Patil1*, Vikas Shinde2 and Vishwas B Gaikwad3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Niranjan P Patil
Department of Microbiology
MES’s Abasaheb Garware College
Karve Road, Pune, India
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Received date September 01, 2016; Accepted date September 30, 2016; Published date October 07, 2016
Citation: Shaikh J, Patil NP, Shinde V, Gaikwad VB (2016) Simultaneous Decolorization of Methyl Red and Generation of Electricity in Microbial Fuel Cell by Bacillus circulans NPP1. J Microb Biochem Technol 8:428-432. doi: 10.4172/1948-5948.1000320
Copyright: © 2016 Shaikh J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study examined azo dye methyl red decolorization in a 2 chambered microbial fuel cell (MFC). The primary objectives of the study were to construct MFC and evaluate methyl red decolorizing and degrading bacterium Bacillus circulans potential in simultaneous decolorization and electricity generation process. In MFC, both the chambers were connected by Nafion 117 Proton exchange membrane and Graphite electrodes were placed in cathode and anode chamber for optimum electron transfer performance in open circuit system. Under an optimal condition 98% methyl red (300 ppm) decolorization, 9.9 mg/l/h maximum decolorization rate and 856 mW/m2 maximum power densities were achieved. As compared to traditional anaerobic technology higher decolorization and electricity generation efficiency was achieved by MFC. Bacillus circulans is electrogenic bacteria having potential in MFC technology.