Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production by Halobacterium halobium

Sediroglu V., Yucel M., Gunduz L., Turker L., Aydemir A., Eroglu I.

11th World Hydrogen Energy Conference (11 WHEC), Stuttgart, Germany, 23 - 28 June 1996, pp.2589-2594 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Stuttgart
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.2589-2594
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


A bio-photoelectrochemical reactor has been designed and constructed in order to understand the biocatalytic effect of Halobacterium halobium on the electrochemical production of hydrogen in salt solution. Photoelectrochemical studies were carried out at 25 degrees C in 20 % NaCl solution containing 0.68 mu M bacteriorhodopsin. The reactor was illuminated by a 1000 W projector lamp which was 50 cm apart.