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

S. Dimitriadis, N. Nomikou, Anthony McHale

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-551
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


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