Microbial reduction of graphene oxide and its application in microbial fuel cells and biophotovoltaics

Tee, Jing-Ye and Ng, Fong-Lee and Keng, Fiona Seh-Lin and Gnana Kumar, G. and Phang, Siew-Moi (2023) Microbial reduction of graphene oxide and its application in microbial fuel cells and biophotovoltaics. Frontiers of Materials Science, 17 (2). ISSN 2095-025X, DOI Higher Education Press.

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Despite more than a decade of study, there are still significant obstacles to overcome before graphene can be successfully produced on a large scale for commercial use. Chemical oxidation of graphite to produce graphene oxide (GO), followed by a subsequent reduction process to synthesize reduced graphene oxide (rGO), is considered the most practical method for mass production. Microorganisms, which are abundant in nature and inexpensive, are one of the potential green reductants for rGO synthesis. However, there is no recent review discussing the reported microbial reduction of GO in detail. To address this, we present a comprehensive review on the reduction of GO by a range of microorganisms and compared their efficacies and reaction conditions. Also, presented were the mechanisms by which microorganisms reduce GO. We also reviewed the recent advancements in using microbially reduced GO as the anode and cathode material in the microbial fuel cell (MFC) and algal biophotovoltaics (BPV), as well as the challenges and future directions in microbial fuel cell research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reduced graphene oxide; Microbial Reduction; Microbial fuel cell; Algal biophotovoltaics; Green chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2023 04:36
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2023 04:36
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/38249

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