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Bioenergy from loeophyllum-Rhizopus fungal biofuel cell

Awang Bakar, Aimi Syahirah and Othman, Raihan and Yahya, muhd Zu Azhan and Othman, Rashidi and Nik Din, Nik Mohd Suhaimi (2012) Bioenergy from loeophyllum-Rhizopus fungal biofuel cell. Advanced Materials Research, 512/15. pp. 1461-1465. ISSN 1022-6680

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Abstract

Fungal biofuel cell comprising of liquid culture suspension of Gloeophyllum and Rhizopus fungal strains is studied. Gloeophyllum liquid culture forms the anolyte of the microbial fuel cell (MFC) while Rhizopus liquid culture which forms the catholyte. Bioenergy is harvested from biocatalytic redox reactions of glucose/oxygen as a result of metabolic activities of respective fungi. Pyranose-2-oxidase of Gloeophyllum catalyzes oxidation of glucose, whereas laccase produced by Rhizopus catalyzes oxygen reduction. Upon incubation period of 8 days, the Gloeophyllum-Rhizopus MFC is capable to deliver 5 mW of power output continuously for 21 days under uncontrolled, open ambient surroundings. MFC with such performance characteristics is sufficed to power remote sensing devices.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2593/24232
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microbial fuel cell, Gloeophyllum, Rhizopus, Pyronose-2-oxidase and Laccase
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP250 Industrial electrochemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Raihan Othman
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 09:10
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 09:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24232

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