Hydrogen production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides OU001 in a flat plate solar bioreactor


Eroglu I. , Tabanoglu A., GÜNDÜZ U. , Eroglu E., Yucel M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.33, no.2, pp.531-541, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2007.09.025
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-541

Abstract

Rhodobacter sphaeroides O.U.001 can produce hydrogen under anaerobic conditions and illumination. The objective of this study was to investigate the performance of an 81 flat plate solar bioreactor operating in outdoor conditions. Different organic acids were used as carbon sources (malate, lactate and acetate) and olive mill waste water was used as a sole substrate source. The consumption and the production of the organic acids were determined by HPLC. The accumulation of by-products, such as poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and carotenoid, throughout the course of hydrogen production was determined.