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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Aurelia-Anca Dumitru,
Emeritus Professor Keith Scott
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The improving carbon nanostructure bioactivity related to a specific microorganism community is an important research goal of bionanotechnology. The functionalized CNTs are used to improve the bioaffinity of working electrode in microbial fuel cells and wastewater treatment. Beside CNTs, carbon aerogel is another carbon material with high surface area, high open porosity and controllable morpho-structural characteristics. In the present work we investigate the biofilm growth from wastewater on functionalized CNTs and carbon aerogels. The biofilm growth on CNTs and carbon aerogel was monitored by optical and scanning electron microscopy. The influence of the bacterial growth phase on carbon electrode was assessed,by cyclic voltammetry measurements in wastewater and 0.5 M potassium phosphate buffer solution. (C) 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Author(s): Dumitru A, Morozan A, Ghiurea M, Scott K, Vulpe S
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Physica Status Solidi A: Applications and Materials Science. 8th International Conference on Trends in Nanotechnology (TNT2007)
Year of Conference: 2008
Publisher: Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
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