International Journal of Energy Engineering          
International Journal of Energy Engineering(IJEE)
Frequency: Yearly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Sri Bandyopadhyay(Australia)
Fermentative Hydrogen Production from Molasses in an Activated Sludge Immobilized Bioreactor
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This study evaluated the possibility of using granular activated carbon as support material for biohydrogen production in a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR). The CSTR was inoculated with aeration pre-treated sludge and operated at temperature of 36 °C and hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 6 h. It was found that both biogas and hydrogen yields increased with OLR at the range of 8-24 d. The biogas was mainly composed of CO2 and H2 with the percentage of H2 ranging from 38.4% to 41% in biogas. The maximum hydrogen production rate of 3.65 L was obtained in the reactor at OLR of 24 kg/m3d. The granular activated carbon could make the hydrogen-producing system stable regarding hydrogen production, pH value and microbial by-products and could be used as support material for fermentative hydrogen production.
Keywords:Hydrogen production; Continuous stirred tank reactor; Fermentation; Support material; Molasses
Author: Han Wei1, Wang Bing1, Liu Xiaoye1, Liu Chunyu1, Yue Liran2, Li Yongfeng1
1.School of Forestry, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
2.School of Landscape Architecture, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
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