VARIATION IN CHARACTERISTICS OF PRODUCED WATER TREATED BY BIOELECTROCHEMICAL MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS
Produced water is the wastewater released from the oil fields while oil is being extracted out. The huge amount of contaminated water released require immediate response as this can prove detrimental for the environment. During the past decade Bioelectrochemical system has rapidly advanced as a sustainable technology for dual purpose of energy production and wastewater treatment. These systems are adept at converting chemical energy into electrical energy with the help of microbes as catalyst. The success of the electrochemical reactions depends on the functional activity of the micro-organisms.