Enzymatic Oxygen Microsensor Based on Bilirubin Oxidase Applied to Microbial Fuel Cells Analysis

Matteo Grattieri, Sofia Babanova, Carlo Santoro, Edoardo Guerrini, Stefano Pm Trasatti, Pierangela Cristiani, Massimiliano Bestetti, Plamen Atanassov

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Abstract

A selective oxygen biosensor based on bilirubin oxidase (BOx) was developed. The sensor was used for determining oxygen profiles in a membraneless, single-chamber microbial fuel cell (SCMFC), fed with raw wastewater. The linear response of the sensor was optimized by a diffusion layer of silica gel. A computer-controlled stage was used to obtain accurate and precise measurements. Oxygen concentration in biofilms covering electrodes was measured, showing 3mgL-1 of O2 in the bulk solution, decreasing to 0mgL-1 in the cathodic biofilm. The MFC generated power in the range of 0-0.08mW, associated to the oxygen content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-335
Number of pages9
JournalElectroanalysis
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bilirubin oxidase
  • Biocathode
  • Biofilm
  • Biosensor
  • MFC
  • Oxygen measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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    Grattieri, M., Babanova, S., Santoro, C., Guerrini, E., Trasatti, S. P., Cristiani, P., Bestetti, M., & Atanassov, P. (2015). Enzymatic Oxygen Microsensor Based on Bilirubin Oxidase Applied to Microbial Fuel Cells Analysis. Electroanalysis, 27(2), 327-335. https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201400543