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Limitations of bio-hydrogen production by anaerobic fermentation process: An overview

Cheng, K.Y., Cord-Ruwisch, R. and Ho, G. (2007) Limitations of bio-hydrogen production by anaerobic fermentation process: An overview. In: Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific Region Conference, 4-8 February 2007, Fremantle, Western Australia pp. 264-269.

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Abstract

Turning organic wastes into hydrogen (H2) by using anaerobic fermentative technology is an ideal concept because this can accomplish both waste treatment and energy recovery objectives. However, H2 production using anaerobic fermentative approaches faces a fundamental limitation of poor H2 production yield (i.e. <4mol H2 per mol of hexose). This article gives an overview on the limitations of bio-H2 production using fermentative processes. Fundamental microbiology and thermodynamic of the processes are discussed.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
School of Environmental Science
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Copyright: © 2007 American Institute of Physics.
Notes: Appears in AIP Conference Proceedings Volume 941, 2007, pp 264-269
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6815
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