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The biocompatibility microorganisms-carbon nanostructures for applications in microbial fuel cells

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Keith Scott


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Bionanocomposites Staphylococcus aureus/carbon nanotubes were prepared and their biocompatibility with different species of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) evaluated in terms of their incorporation into a microbial fuel cell (MFC) anodic design. Multi wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) with various morphologies and structures, as received, and synthesized by the pyrolysis of novolac with ferrocene addition were used. MWNTs were characterized by TEM and FT-IR spectroscopy. Optical microscopy with fluorescent quantum dots (QDs) have been used for bio-labeling, microorganisms-CNTs biocompatibility and rapid identification of the colonies developed. Designed BNCs are good culture cells media and the electrodes based on synthesized CNTs could be used with good effects in MFCs, from the point of view of bacteria biocompatibility. © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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Author(s): Morozan A, Stamatin L, Nastase F, Dumitru A, Vulpe S, Nastase C, Stamatin I, Scott K

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials: 7th Trends in Nanotechnology (TNT2006) International Conference

Year of Conference: 2007

Pages: 1797-1803

ISSN: 1862-6300

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200675344