Biohydrogen production by bacterial granules adapted to grow at different thermophilic temperatures

Franklin O. Obazu, Ayo S. Afolabi, Michael O. Daramola, Vincent M. Gray

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Abstract

Bacterial granules grown from mesophilic inoculant were adapted to generate H2 from sucrose under a range of thermophilic temperatures (50, 55, 60, 65, 70°C). In theory under thermophilic temperatures the "Thauer limit" of 4.0 mol H2/mol glucose should be achievable. However, while thermophilic temperatures may be a necessary condition for high yields, this study shows that it was not a sufficient condition. The stability and maintenance of dark anaerobic biohydrogen production in the fluidized granular bed bioreactor was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCE 2015 - World Congress on Engineering 2015
EditorsS. I. Ao, Len Gelman, Len Gelman, David W.L. Hukins, Andrew Hunter, Alexander M. Korsunsky, S. I. Ao, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages924-928
Number of pages5
Volume2218
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404701
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 1 2015Jul 3 2015

Other

Other2015 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7/1/157/3/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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