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dc.contributor.advisorPryor, Barry M.en
dc.contributor.authorEvans, John Parker
dc.creatorEvans, John Parkeren
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-09T17:15:59Z
dc.date.available2016-06-09T17:15:59Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/612407
dc.description.abstractToday’s most pressing problems would greatly benefit from an integrated production method for food, water, and energy. Biological fuel cells can offer such a production method, but current designs cannot be scaled to meet global demand. The ability of five different fungal strains to secrete laccase was evaluated under optimized culture conditions using three inducers. A specialized electrode was developed to increase the loading of laccase on the cathode. Trametes versicolor was then immobilized at the modified cathode and shown to secrete electrochemically active laccase. This hybrid design combines the power density of an enzymatic catalyst with the robustness of a microbial catalyst by facilitating biological renewal of the enzymatic catalyst laccase.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.subjectcathodeen
dc.subjectinductionen
dc.subjectlaccaseen
dc.subjectrenewalen
dc.subjectTrametesen
dc.subjectPlant Pathologyen
dc.subjectbioelectrochemistryen
dc.titleAutoregenerative Laccase Cathodes: Fungi at the Food, Water, and Energy Nexusen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
dc.contributor.committeememberOrbach, Marc J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGervasio, Dominic F.en
dc.description.releaseRelease after 23-May-2018en
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Pathologyen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-05-23T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractToday’s most pressing problems would greatly benefit from an integrated production method for food, water, and energy. Biological fuel cells can offer such a production method, but current designs cannot be scaled to meet global demand. The ability of five different fungal strains to secrete laccase was evaluated under optimized culture conditions using three inducers. A specialized electrode was developed to increase the loading of laccase on the cathode. Trametes versicolor was then immobilized at the modified cathode and shown to secrete electrochemically active laccase. This hybrid design combines the power density of an enzymatic catalyst with the robustness of a microbial catalyst by facilitating biological renewal of the enzymatic catalyst laccase.


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