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Water quality monitoring in developing countries; can microbial fuel cells be the answer?


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Chouler, J. and Di Lorenzo, M., 2015. Water quality monitoring in developing countries; can microbial fuel cells be the answer? Biosensors, 5 (3), pp. 450-470.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/bios5030450

    Abstract

    The provision of safe water and adequate sanitation to developing countries is a must. A range of chemical and biological methods are currently used to ensure the safety of water for consumption. These methods however suffer from high costs, complexity of use and inability to function onsite and in real time. The microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology has great potential for the rapid and simple testing of the quality of water sources. MFCs have the advantages of high simplicity and possibility for onsite and real time monitoring. Depending on the choice of the manufacturing materials, this technology can also be highly cost effective. This review covers the state-of-the-art research on MFC sensors for water quality monitoring, and explores enabling factors for their use in developing countries.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsChouler, J.and Di Lorenzo, M.
    DOI10.3390/bios5030450
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Chemical Engineering
    Research CentresCentre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies
    EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Mathematics (SAMBa)
    ?? WIRC ??
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code45910

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