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

M Wahid, Ela Eroglu, Xianjue Chen, Steven Smith, Colin Raston

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)650-655
    Number of pages6
    JournalGreen Chemistry
    Volume15
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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