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1. (WO2017032924) METHOD FOR REDUCING FOULING OF A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL, CLEANING AGENT COMPOSITION AND ITS USE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032924    International Application No.:    PCT/FI2016/050579
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H01M 8/16
Applicants: KEMIRA OYJ
Inventors: HESAMPOUR, Mehrdad
HAVANSI, Hannele
VAINIO, Pirjo
KILPONEN, Kirsi
Title: METHOD FOR REDUCING FOULING OF A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL, CLEANING AGENT COMPOSITION AND ITS USE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for reducing fouling in a microbial fuel cell. The method comprises feeding of an influent comprising organic substance(s) into the microbial fuel cell (MFC), which comprises an anode and a cathode connected through an external electrical circuit with each other. Organic substance(s) are converted into electrical energy in the microbial fuel cell by using microorganisms, such as exoelectrogenic bacteria, and a treated flow is removed from the microbial fuel cell. A cleaning agent composition is fed simultaneously with the influent to the microbial fuel cell. The invention relates also to the cleaning agent composition and its use.