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Functional multi-layer graphene-algae hybrid material formed using vortex fluidics


Wahid, MH and Eroglu, E and Chen, X and Smith, SM and Raston, CL, Functional multi-layer graphene-algae hybrid material formed using vortex fluidics, Green Chemistry, 15, (3) pp. 650-655. ISSN 1463-9262 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c2gc36892g


Dynamic thin films confined in a microfluidic platform are effective in exfoliating graphite in water and then decorating the multi-layer 2D sheets on the surface of microalgal cells. The overall process incorporates green chemistry principles in using naturally available resources, namely algae and graphite, and using water as a benign reaction medium. Furthermore, the nanobio hybrid material is active for wastewater treatment, in removing all traces of nitrate from liquid effluents, more efficiently than the pristine microalgal cells, with the multi-layer graphene itself not showing any significant nitrate removal.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:graphene, algae, vortex fluidics, fluidic device
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:101436
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:50
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-06-24
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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