Paper Title:
Biorecovery of Precious Metals from Wastes and Conversion into Fuel Cell Catalyst for Electricity Production
  Abstract

Bio-manufacturing of nano-scale palladium was achieved using bacterial cells. Highly active Pd-catalyst (Bio-Pd) produced by an E. coli mutant gave power output in a fuel cell. Up to ~115% of the maximum power generation was achieved by electrodes of Bio-Pd catalysts from Escherichia coli, compared to that from a commercial-Pd electrode (~0.099 W). A bio-precious-metals (Bio-PM) catalyst made directly from an industrial reprocessing solution by the E. coli was also made into fuel cell electrodes and ~0.06W of maximum power generation was observed.

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Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 71-73)
Edited by
Edgardo R. Donati, Marisa R. Viera, Eduardo L. Tavani, María A. Giaveno, Teresa L. Lavalle, Patricia A. Chiacchiarini
Pages
729-732
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.71-73.729
Citation
P. Yong, I.P. Mikheenko, K. Deplanche, F. Sargent, L. E. Macaskie, "Biorecovery of Precious Metals from Wastes and Conversion into Fuel Cell Catalyst for Electricity Production", Advanced Materials Research, Vols 71-73, pp. 729-732, May. 2009
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May 2009
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