Preliminary Study of the Use of Sulphonated Polyether Ether Ketone (SPEEK) as Proton Exchange Membrane for Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14710/ijred.0.X.xxx-xxx

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Sulphonated polyether ether ketone (SPEEK) was utilized as a proton exchange membrane (PEM) in Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC). The SPEEK performance in producing electricity had been observed in MFC using wastewater and glucose as substrates. The MFC with catering and tofu wastewater produced maximum power density about 0.31 mW/m2 and 0.03 mW/m2, respectively, lower that of MFC with tapioca average power density of 39.4 W/m2 over 48 h. The power density boosted because of the presence of Sacharomyces cerevisiae as inoculum. The study using of S. cerivisiae and Acetobacter acetii, separately, were also conducted in with glucose as substrate. The MFC produced an average power density were 7.3 and 6.4 mW/m2 for S. cerevisiae and A. aceti respectively. The results of this study indicated that SPEEK membrane has the potentially usage in MFCs and can substitute the commercial membrane, Nafion

Keywords

Microbial Fuel Cell, sulphonated polyether ether ketone, electricity

  1. Dani Permana 
    Indonesian Institute of Sciences
  2. Herlian Eriska Putra 
    Indonesian Institute of Sciences
  3. Djaenudin Djaenudin 
    Indonesian Institute of Sciences

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