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The modeling of gold recovery from tetrachloroaurate wastewater using a microbial fuel cell
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Choi، نويسنده , , Chansoo and Hu، نويسنده , , Naixu، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2013
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In this study, tetrachloroaurate as an electron acceptor of a microbial fuel cell (MFC) has been studied to discover the parameters that affect the cost-effective recovery of gold. The modeling and equations for calculating the maximum actual efficiency and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic internal resistance of the MFC were also developed. The maximum power density (Pmax) of 6.58 W/m2 with a fill factor of 0.717 was achieved for 60 mL volumes of 2000 ppm Au(III) catholyte and 12.2 mM acetate anolyte, respectively. The Pmax can also be predicted simply by measuring Rint by EIS. Additionally, the maximum actual MFC efficiency of about 57% was achieved, and the recovery efficiency of Au and the remaining concentration reached 99.89 ± 0.00% and 0.22 ± 0.00 ppm, respectively, for an Au(III) concentration of 200 ppm. The anodic concentration polarization quenching of the MFC strongly supports a mediator mechanism for the electron transfer from the microorganism to the anode.
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Microbial fuel cell , Diffusion-controlling , Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy , Power Generation , Gold recovery
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Bioresource Technology
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Bioresource Technology
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