Using bacteria to produce electricity, treat wastewater

Using bacteria to produce electricity, treat wastewater

March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

ASU Now reports, “What if the bacteria found in wastewater could power the water’s own purification system? Chemical engineering professor Cesar Torres is exploring this possibility through research in microbial fuel cells (MFCs), supported in large part by a $1.9 million grant from the Department of Defense."

Torres is researching energy efficient wastewater treatment that harnesses the energy released from microorganisms and converts it into electricity. Click here to read more about microbial fuel cells.