Isolation and Characterization of Bacterial Pigments for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Application

AL-Qayyum, Rosman (2018) Isolation and Characterization of Bacterial Pigments for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Application. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Gratzel cells which is a dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) are a new type of solar cells. The main aim for this study is to isolate and identify the pigmented bacteria from the water sample, extract and characterize the bacterial pigment and apply the bacterial pigments on the dyes sensitized solar cell to determine the open-circuit voltage of solar cells. The pale yellow pigmented bacterium was isolated from the water sample of UNIMAS Lake. The pale yellow pigmented bacterium is coccus shaped bacterium identified by gram staining and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The pale yellow pigmented bacterium species was not managed to be identified by conducting molecular identification test such as DNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Agarose Gel Electrophoresis (AGE) and sequencing analysis. The absorption spectra for pale yellow pigment are between 400 nm and 500 nm. There are 9 functional group, 5 hydrogens and 5 carbons contained in the pale yellow pigment. The highest voltage reading showed by pale yellow pigment was 60 mV. Thus, the purified pale yellow pigment were used as photosensitizer for dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC).

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2018.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dye sensitized solar cell, photosensitizers, bacterial pigments
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 08:35
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 08:35

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