Enhancement strategies for hydrogen production from wastewater: A review

Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Sang Hyoun Kim, Takuro Kobayashi, Kai Qin Xu, Wenshan Guo, Huu Hao Ngo

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This mini review focuses on the current developments in the field of dark fermentation technologies using wastewater as carbon and nutrient source in batch reactors. Besides, the major microbiota (pure, enriched mixed, co and mixed cultures) involved in the process have been emphasized. Additionally, problems associated with the lower production performances and the overcoming strategies applied to enhance the production rate (HPR) and yield (HY) bybio-augmentation, immobilization, enrichment technique and nano particles (NP) addition were also discussed. This mini review provides more insights about the recent developments in the dark fermentative hydrogen production (DHFP) process and their advantages in a brief manner. The perspective towards the development of sustainable society by using bioH2 technology is enlightened.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2744-2752
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Organic Chemistry
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

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  • Organic Chemistry


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