Biofuel cell based on horseradish peroxidase immobilized on copper sulfide as anode for decolorization of anthraquinone AV109 dye
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AuthorsŠekuljica, Nataša Ž.
Gvozdenović, Milica M.
Knežević Jugović, Zorica
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The potential application of electrochemically formed copper sulfide as horseradish peroxidase mediator in the enzymatic biofuel cell and anthraquinone AV109 dye as a fuel is investigated. The open circuit voltage of 0.52 V and short circuit current of ∼3.6 µA/cm2 are obtained, with the maximum specific power of ∼1 µW/cm2. The influence of internal resistance of the cell is discussed. Decolorization is investigated under open circuit potentials, and under external load of 3.3 kΩ conditions. In both cases, 40% of decolorization is achieved, but are three times faster under external load conditions. Specific energy during decolorization in such cell is estimated to ∼5 mWh/m2. The possible mechanism of the power generation during decolorization of AV 109 dye is discussed.
Keywords:Enzyme / Mediators / Hydrogen peroxide / Oxygen reduction
Source:Journal of Energy Chemistry, 2016, 25, 3, 403-408