Continuous hydrogen production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides O.U.001

Eroglu I., Aslan K., Gunduz M., Yucel M., Turker L.

International Conference on Biological Hydrogen Production, Hawaii, United States Of America, 23 - 26 June 1997, pp.143-149 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Hawaii
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-149
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper describes hydrogen gas production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides O.U.001 using a column photobioreactor in batch and continuous operation. The effect of substrates on the hydrogen production rate was investigated in batch-type photobioreactor experiments. Substrate concentrations (L-malic acid and sodium glutamate) were measured by using high-pressure liquid chromatography. The gas produced was analyzed by gas chromatography.