Faculty Advisor

Datta, Ravindra

Faculty Advisor

Liang, Jianyu

Abstract

To date, enzymatic biofuel cells (EFCs) have attracted attention due to their potential to power medical devices implanted into human bodies; however, EFCs must overcome obstacles such as poor stability and low power output. This research investigated the potential advantages of using CNFs versus MWCNTs as the medium for electron transfer. The ultimate goal was to increase the current generated by effectively increasing the total surface area for immobilization. In our study, fuel cell electrodes were fabricated by depositing a PEI/CNT/GOx onto a GC electrode. Performance of the electrodes was characterized through CV tests and SEM analysis. Our results convincingly show that MWCNTs outperform CNFs and remain a good choice for further EFC research.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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