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Optimization and Characterization of Protein Nanoparticle Size

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Ukele, Sean M.
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Chemical Engineering; Dr. Patrick A. Johnson
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University of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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The idea of a renewable biological fuel source is by no means new with research dating back to the early electrochemistry days. However, the ever-growing demand for petroleum-based energy and the declining number of discovered sources has recently directed a large focus on alternate and renewable energy sources such as bio-fuels. Nanostructured materials have also been growing in interest due to their unique qualities including very large surface areas and ease of isolation. Enzymes cross-linked to form protein nanoparticles offer a variety of solutions to the problems currently encountered in enzyme fuel cell research including: maintenance of enzyme activity, low electrode loading capabilities, isolation, and no introduced transport issues. For this study protein nanoparticles composed of Albumin were produced by cross-linking the protein molecules. The nanoparticles were characterized based on constituents and size as a base model for future work with enzymatic nanoparticles. The effective diameters of particles produced were obtained through the use of phase analysis light scattering methods. The project is now in the early stages of testing enzymatic fuel cells that incorporate the cross-linked nanoparticles modeled.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Nanoparticles; Enzymes; Fuel cells--Research

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Undergrauate Research Day 2008

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