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Table 1 A list of substrates used in MFCs

From: Microbial fuel cell: a green approach for the utilization of waste for the generation of bioelectricity

S. no. Substrates Concentration Microorganism Current density (mA/cm2) Reference
1 Cellulose 4 g/L Pure culture of Enterobacter cloacae 0.02 Rezaei et al. (2009)
2 1,2-Dichloroethane 99 mg/L Microbial consortia from acetate enriched MFC 0.008 Pham et al. (2009)
3 Furfural 6.8 mM Pre-acclimated bacteria from anode of a ferricyanide-cathode MFC 0.17 Luo et al. (2010)
4 Lactate 18 mM Pure culture of S. oneidensis MR-1 0.005 Manohar and Mansfeld (2009)
5 Landfill leachate 6000 mg/L Leachate and sludge 0.0004 Greenman et al. (2009)
6 Phenol 400 mg/L Mixed aerobic activated sludge and anaerobic sludge (1:1, v/v) 0.1 Luo et al. (2009)
7 Sucrose 2674 mg/L Anaerobic sludge from septic tank 0.19 Behera and Ghangrekar (2009)
8. Beer brewery wastewater 600 mg/L Anaerobic mixed consortia 0.18 Wen et al. (2009)
9 Chocolate industry wastewater 1459 mg/L COD Activated sludge 0.302 Patil et al. (2009)
10 Domestic wastewater 600 mg/L Anaerobic sludge 0.06 Wang et al. (2009)
11 Protein-rich wastewater 1.75 g/L COD Mesophilic anaerobic sludge 0.008 Liu et al. (2009a, b)
12 Starch processing wastewater 4852 mg/L COD Starch processing wastewater 0.09 Lu et al. (2009)
13 Synthetic wastewater 16 g COD/day Granular sludge from an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor 0.017 Aldrovandi et al. (2009)
14 Synthetic wastewater 510 mg/L Anaerobic culture from a preexisting MFC 0.008 Jadhav and Ghangrekar (2009)
15 Food-industry wastes 8169 CO mg/L Aerobic sludge 0.025 Quezada et al. (2010)
16 Vegetable based waste 0.98 kg COD/m3-day Anaerobic acidogenic mixed consortia 0.0329 Mohanakrishna et al. (2010)
17 Swine wastewater 60 CO gm/L paddy field soil 0.700 Ichihashi and Hirooka (2012)
18 Slaughterhouse wastewater 900 COD mg/L Granular anaerobic sludge inoculum 0.130 Katuri et al. (2012)
19 Food waste 16 g/L Anaerobic culture 0.045 Choi et al. (2011)
20 Rice straw hydrolysate 400 mg/mL Desulfobulbus and Clostridium 137.6 Wang (2014)