Waste from coffee production turned into electricity using bacteria

Waste water is generated during coffee production. They harm the ecosystem and pollute nature, so scientists

decided to create a convenient way to clean up waste materials.

Wastewater problem in coffee productionapplies in particular to Colombia. It can be very difficult for farmers to install the industrial water treatment systems needed to process coffee waste in their factories, so this water flows into local waterways and pollutes them.

The authors of the new work came up with their own idea forsolutions to this problem. They proposed using special bacteria to filter wastewater, which produce electricity as a by-product of their life.

According to the authors, bacteria can filterwater is not completely. However, they allow much more of this valuable resource to be reused and reduced pollutants by about 30%.

Microorganisms also produce electricity, so a small business can save energy while running.

All equipment for such a process can be made from inexpensive materials, for example, using clay and ceramics for the membrane, as well as any wood for the frame.

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