Laying waste to energy problems

The purpose of this research is to use civil wastewaters entering the purification plant and those coming out of it after various treatments to build a galvanic battery and produce electric current. The water sent for purification contains molecules formed by elements such as carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus in a predominantly “reduced” state and is scarce in oxygen concentration. The water that comes out of purification contains the same elements in a predominantly “oxidized” state and is rich in oxygen level. A prototype of this cell is assembled in order to analyze the generated potential difference and the involved chemical reactions.

Category: ENVIRONMENT Country: ITALY Year: 2021


Leonardo Cerioni

Linda Paolinelli

Matteo Santoni