About This Project
Biofilms have the ability to oxidize organic matter, generate electricity, and transfer electrons to different materials such as carbon. Our team is looking to tap into that electricity to generate power and or signals for sensors.
The focus of this project is to optimize the material morphology of carbon electrodes to enhance the overall performance the biofilm-electrode. Identifying the governing parameters of carbon based bio-film electrodes will enable a platform technology for sensors and sustainable energy generation from wastes.
Note: Currently, about 2-3% of US Energy is used for the treatment and conveyance of wastewater.