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A New Energy Source: Major Advance Made in Generating Electricity From Wastewater
August 13, 2012
Engineers have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants not only will power themselves while cleaning sewage, but will sell excess electricity.
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