Anaerobic membrane bioreactors for biohydrogen production: Recent developments, challenges and perspectives

Muhammad Aslam, Rizwan Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin, Asim Laeeq Khan, Muhammad Kashif Shahid, Shakhawat Hossain, Zakir Khan, Farrukh Jamil, Sikander Rafiq, Muhammad Roil Bilad, Jeonghwan Kim, Gopalakrishnan Kumar

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Biohydrogen as one of the most appealing energy vector for the future represents attractive avenue in alternative energy research. Recently, variety of biohydrogen production pathways has been suggested to improve the key features of the process. Nevertheless, researches are still needed to overcome remaining barriers to practical applications such as low yields and production rates. Considering practicality aspects, this review emphasized on anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs) for biological hydrogen production. Recent advances and emerging issues associated with biohydrogen generation in AnMBR technology are critically discussed. Several techniques are highlighted that are aimed at overcoming these barriers. Moreover, environmental and economical potentials along with future research perspectives are addressed to drive biohydrogen technology towards practicality and economical-feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-464
Number of pages13
JournalBioresource technology
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal


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