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Current Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1385-2728
ISSN (Online): 1875-5348

Review Article

Enhancement Strategies for Hydrogen Production from Wastewater: A Review

Author(s): Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Sang-Hyoun Kim, Takuro Kobayashi, Kai-Qin Xu, Wenshan Guo and Huu Hao Ngo

Volume 20, Issue 26, 2016

Page: [2744 - 2752] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1385272820666160513150723

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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.

Keywords: Wastewater, hydrogen, production rate, fermentation, hydrogen yield.

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