Biohydrogen production from industrial wastewater

M. Gunasekaran, J. Merrylin, T. M.Mohamed Usman, Gopalkrishnan Kumar, Sang Hyoun Kim, J. Rajesh Banu

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Biohydrogen production from industrial wastewater as an energy source has propitious trend due to its waste minimization feature along with the clean energy generation. This chapter deals with the lessons learnt during biohydrogen production with various industrial wastewaters with different compositions that are carbohydrate rich and protein rich along with other biological components. Most of the studies have suggested that carbohydrate content of the wastewater influences the hydrogen production performances. Reactor type also impacts the microbiome stability by means of granulation process, conventional up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors (UASBRs) are feasible and provided better granulation process. Additionally, integrative approaches with electrochemical systems for the valorization of hydrogen fermentation effluent have been highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals
Subtitle of host publicationBiofuels: Alternative Feedstocks and Conversion Processes for the Production of Liquid and Gaseous Biofuels
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780128168561
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Chemical Engineering


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