Biohydrogen Production From Organic Compounds Using Micro Organisms
International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), 11 (2), 2020, pp 209-216
8 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2020
Date Written: March 12, 2020
Hydrogen, an abundant element and this diatomic molecule is trending as an alternative energy source. Hydrogen can be produced as metabolic byproducts of fermentation by some microorganisms. In this study, biohydrogen was produced using Enterobacter sp SU-16 having lactose as carbon source. Hydrogen production was monitored using water displacement method and the produced hydrogen was characterized using GC analysis. Metabolite formation was also checked by HPLC analysis. Displacement of water in terms of hydrogen production was found as maximum as 35 ml/L was recorded at the early stationary phase, there was also pH drop to 5.4.
Keywords: biohydrogen, fermentation, lactose
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