A pulse-width modulation system for waste water mining

Mentor: Dr.ir. René A. Rozendal, Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland
Intern: Balavelan Thanigaivelan
Industry Partner: Dr Howard Leemon, Bilexys Pty Ltd
Project Duration: June to September 2009

Bilexys has developed an innovative waste water treatment system that incorporates a microbial fuel cell as part of the waste treatment process. This project aims to harmonise the output of an array of electrochemical cells by developing algorithms for a pulse-width modulation system that will ensure constant output while minimising microbial losses in underperforming cells.