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Integration of composite nanomaterials into anode and cathode designs


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Integration of composite nanomaterials into anode and cathode designs

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dc.contributor.author Narváez Villarrubia, Claudia Wuillma
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-02T15:17:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-02T15:17:13Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-02
dc.date.submitted May 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12824
dc.description.abstract This research introduces the use of “bucky” papers based on SWNTs as anode electrode materials for the oxidation of NADH and L-Malate oxidation by poly(methylengreen) and malate dehydrogenase respectively. SWNTs were used to create an electrode design consisting of high surface area-hierarchically ordered carbon nanomaterials with controlled surface chemistry. Additionally, this research introduces new cathodes designs based on buckeye and toray papers for air-breathing and liquid electrolyte modes. Buckeye and 0.11mm-thick toray papers are used to design the air-breathing cathode by immobilization of Laccase using a non-covalent linking agent. The liquid electrolyte cathode, designed to be applied in implantable devices, consists of 0.28 mm-thick toray paper as conductive material and Bilirrubin oxidase, the biocatalyst, immobilized silica-gel. The composite nanomaterials and the immobilization techniques utilized in this research would help as departing stage to engineer electrodes designs that meet the criteria required for optimum biofuel cells. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship AFOSR MURI Program in Fundamentals and Bioengineering of Enzymatic Fuel Cells en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject carbon nanotube. bucky paper. electrochemical deposition. chronoamperometry. Krebs cycle. NADH. L-malate dehydrogenase. poly(methylene green). Fick’s Law. Michaelis-Menten Kinetics. Multicopper Oxidases en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anodes--Materials.
dc.subject.lcsh Cathodes--Materials.
dc.subject.lcsh Nanocomposites (Materials)
dc.subject.lcsh Microbial fuel cells--Design and construction.
dc.title Integration of composite nanomaterials into anode and cathode designs en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Chemical Engineering en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Atanassov, Plamen
dc.description.committee-member Lau, Carolin
dc.description.committee-member Chi, Eva

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