Faculty Advisor

Dilorio, Alexander A.

Faculty Advisor

Miller, Judith E.

Abstract

This MQP dealt with the preliminary experiments necessary to construct a fuel cell fueled by bacterial hydrogen production. The optimal culturing conditions for the cyanobacterium Nostoc were analyzed. Growth rate for Nostoc grown with nitrate ions in the medium was determined to be 85 hours. It was determined that the nitrate ions in the medium stimulated Nostoc growth and it is theorized the Nostoc converted the nitrate ions to ammonia which in turn lowered the pH of the medium.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Biology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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