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
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.