Graphene-Based Flexible Micrometer-Sized Microbial Fuel Cell

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/575586
Title:
Graphene-Based Flexible Micrometer-Sized Microbial Fuel Cell
Authors:
Mink, Justine E.; Qaisi, Ramy M. ( 0000-0003-0968-5483 ) ; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 )
Abstract:
Microbial fuel cells harvest electrical energy produced by bacteria during the natural decomposition of organic matter. We report a micrometer-sized microbial fuel cell that is able to generate nanowatt-scale power from microliters of liquids. The sustainable design is comprised of a graphene anode, an air cathode, and a polymer-based substrate platform for flexibility. The graphene layer was grown on a nickel thin film by using chemical vapor deposition at atmospheric pressure. Our demonstration provides a low-cost option to generate useful power for lab-on-chip applications and could be promising to rapidly screen and scale up microbial fuel cells for water purification without consuming excessive power (unlike other water treatment technologies).
KAUST Department:
Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program; Electrical Engineering Program; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Energy Technology
Issue Date:
23-Oct-2013
DOI:
10.1002/ente.201300085
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2194-4288
Sponsors:
We would like to thank Professor Bruce Logan at Pennsylvania State University for useful discussions, Professor Gary Amy at KAUST for laboratory use in the Water Desalination and Reuse Center, Daniah Assaadi, Mariyam Mahmud, and Shaiza Sinha from the KAUST schools for photographs. JEM acknowledges the GRP Collaborative Fellowship (GRP-CF-2011-03-S).
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Electrical Engineering Program; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMink, Justine E.en
dc.contributor.authorQaisi, Ramy M.en
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:33:31Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:33:31Zen
dc.date.issued2013-10-23en
dc.identifier.issn2194-4288en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ente.201300085en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575586en
dc.description.abstractMicrobial fuel cells harvest electrical energy produced by bacteria during the natural decomposition of organic matter. We report a micrometer-sized microbial fuel cell that is able to generate nanowatt-scale power from microliters of liquids. The sustainable design is comprised of a graphene anode, an air cathode, and a polymer-based substrate platform for flexibility. The graphene layer was grown on a nickel thin film by using chemical vapor deposition at atmospheric pressure. Our demonstration provides a low-cost option to generate useful power for lab-on-chip applications and could be promising to rapidly screen and scale up microbial fuel cells for water purification without consuming excessive power (unlike other water treatment technologies).en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would like to thank Professor Bruce Logan at Pennsylvania State University for useful discussions, Professor Gary Amy at KAUST for laboratory use in the Water Desalination and Reuse Center, Daniah Assaadi, Mariyam Mahmud, and Shaiza Sinha from the KAUST schools for photographs. JEM acknowledges the GRP Collaborative Fellowship (GRP-CF-2011-03-S).en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.titleGraphene-Based Flexible Micrometer-Sized Microbial Fuel Cellen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Laben
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalEnergy Technologyen
kaust.authorMink, Justine E.en
kaust.authorQaisi, Ramy M.en
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
kaust.authorMink, Justine E.en
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