Nano-watt fueling from a micro-scale microbial fuel cell using black tea waste

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621343
Title:
Nano-watt fueling from a micro-scale microbial fuel cell using black tea waste
Authors:
Rojas, Jhonathan Prieto ( 0000-0001-7848-1121 ) ; Alqarni, Wejdan Mohammed Mofleh; Kalantan, Kalthom Kamil Saleh; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 ) ; Mink, Justine E.
Abstract:
In this report, we show the rapid assessment of black tea as potential fuel to power up nanopower systems using a microsized, simplistic and sustainable air-cathode microbial fuel cell. It was found that tea produced more power compared with traditional sodium acetate media due in part to its acidophilic pH and its higher organics content. Although high internal resistance remains a big concern, this simple, curiosity-driven experiment gave us the preliminary results to say that energy could be extracted from the reuse of waste resources such the collection of our afternoon-tea's leftovers.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Research Park and Innovation Cluster, Dow Chemical Co., Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Citation:
Rojas JP, Alqarni W, Kalantan K, Hussain MM, Mink J (2015) Nano-watt fueling from a micro-scale microbial fuel cell using black tea waste. 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NANO.2015.7388776.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)
Conference/Event name:
15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2015
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2016
DOI:
10.1109/NANO.2015.7388776
Type:
Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorRojas, Jhonathan Prietoen
dc.contributor.authorAlqarni, Wejdan Mohammed Moflehen
dc.contributor.authorKalantan, Kalthom Kamil Salehen
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.contributor.authorMink, Justine E.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T06:58:07Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T06:58:07Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-03en
dc.identifier.citationRojas JP, Alqarni W, Kalantan K, Hussain MM, Mink J (2015) Nano-watt fueling from a micro-scale microbial fuel cell using black tea waste. 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NANO.2015.7388776.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/NANO.2015.7388776en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621343-
dc.description.abstractIn this report, we show the rapid assessment of black tea as potential fuel to power up nanopower systems using a microsized, simplistic and sustainable air-cathode microbial fuel cell. It was found that tea produced more power compared with traditional sodium acetate media due in part to its acidophilic pH and its higher organics content. Although high internal resistance remains a big concern, this simple, curiosity-driven experiment gave us the preliminary results to say that energy could be extracted from the reuse of waste resources such the collection of our afternoon-tea's leftovers.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.subjectalternative fuelen
dc.subjectMicrobial fuel cellen
dc.subjectmicrofabricationen
dc.subjectnanoenergyen
dc.subjectsustainableen
dc.titleNano-watt fueling from a micro-scale microbial fuel cell using black tea wasteen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Laben
dc.contributor.departmentResearch Park and Innovation Cluster, Dow Chemical Co., Thuwal, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.identifier.journal2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO)en
dc.conference.date27 July 2015 through 30 July 2015en
dc.conference.name15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE-NANO 2015en
kaust.authorRojas, Jhonathan Prietoen
kaust.authorAlqarni, Wejdan Mohammed Moflehen
kaust.authorKalantan, Kalthom Kamil Salehen
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
kaust.authorMink, Justine E.en
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