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Lincoln Mtemeri

Hometown: Sanyati, Zimbabwe | Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Chemical Engineering

Finding the optimum cathode size that gives maximum volume of hydrogen peroxide in the Microbial Peroxide Producing Cells.

Mentor: Cesar Torres
FURI: Fall 2018

The demand for hydrogen peroxide is increasing in the advanced water and wastewater treatment industries. The current methods of peroxide production are energy intensive and carcinogenic. This research explores the sustainable production of hydrogen peroxide through exploiting Microbial Fuel Cell technology. The researcher will find the optimum volume of the cathode chamber that will give high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide. This work is aimed to fill the knowledge gap in the large scale designing of the Microbial Peroxide Producing Cells at industry level.

Other Projects

An Investigation to Find and Characterize an Effective Catalyst for the Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Cathode That Maximize the Efficiency of Hydrogen Peroxide Production and Reduce its Decomposition Rate

Mentor: Cesar Torres
FURI: Spring 2018

Developing nations are facing severe clean water shortages due to a deficiency in effective wastewater treatment methods. Microbial electrochemical cell (MXC) technology can possibly deliver better freshwater security. MXCs devices convert the chemical energy in organic matter into electricity via metabolic processes of microorganisms. These processes produce useful products such as hydrogen and hydrogen peroxide. Cost effective catalysts that favor the processes are required. This study aims to find these catalyst. It is anticipated that the findings of this study will be incorporated in the large scale development MFC in the wastewater treatment industry.