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Pt-based electro-catalytic materials derived from biosorption processes and their exploitation in fuel cell technology

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Dimitriadis, S., Nomikou, N. and McHale, Anthony (2007) Pt-based electro-catalytic materials derived from biosorption processes and their exploitation in fuel cell technology. BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 29 (4). pp. 545-551. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1007/s10529-006-9289-y

Abstract

Yeast-based biomass, immobilised in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) cryogels, was used as a biosorbant material for the recovery of platinum (PtCl62-) from aqueous solutions. The resulting biomass-Pt matrices were then employed directly as an electro-catalytic anode in a fuel cell configuration to generate electrical energy from renewable sources such as glucose and ethanol. We suggest an integrated strategy incorporating the derivation of a high-value product from a bioremediative process with a view towards producing energy from renewable fuels such as glucose and ethanol.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:3982
Deposited By:Professor Anthony McHale
Deposited On:18 Dec 2009 10:12
Last Modified:04 Dec 2012 11:22

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