The effect of Halobacterium halobium on photoelectrochemical hydrogen production

Sediroglu V., Yucel M., Gunduz U. , Turker L., Eroglu I.

International Conference on Biological Hydrogen Production, Hawaii, United States Of America, 23 - 26 June 1997, pp.295-304 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Hawaii
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-304
  • Keywords: H-halobium, cellulose acetate membranes, electrochemical hydrogen production, photoelectrochemical reactor, bacteriorhodopsin, PURPLE MEMBRANE, BACTERIORHODOPSIN, PHOTORESPONSE


A bio-photoelectrochemical (bio-PEC) reactor containing the photosynthetic bacterium Halobacterium halobium has been constructed. H. halobium contains a retinal protein, bacteriorhodopsin, in its purple membrane that gives protons upon illumination. In this system, the biocatalytic effect of bacteriorhodopsin on photoelectrochemical hydrogen production was determined.