A critical review on limitations and enhancement strategies associated with biohydrogen production

Rajesh Banu J, Mohamed Usman T M, Kavitha S, Yukesh Kannah R, Yogalakshmi K N, Sivashanmugam P, Amit Bhatnagar, Gopalakrishnan Kumar

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Abstract

The potential to operate energy efficient and less expensive production methods are important in biohydrogen production. Biological hydrogen production is often constrained by less productivity. However, to obtain industrial level implementation, greater productivity is essential. Researches on various bioreactors configurations and influencing factors were deeply investigated in this regard. The bioreactors operated in batch mode are appropriate for preliminary optimization whereas industrial level execution needs continuous mode. The main objective of this review is to recap the limitations and constraints associated with bioreactor operation and to list out the enhancement approaches that are currently investigated for improved biohydrogen generation. Recent approaches designed towards biohydrogen production enhancement such as substrate pre-treatments, inhibitors removal, bioaugmentation, immobilization, effluent recycling, buffering capacity maintenance, exploitation of by-products etc., are reviewed thoroughly.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by Department of Biotechnology, India under its initiative Mission innovation Challenge Scheme (IC4). The grant from the project entitled ?A novel integrated biorefinery for conversion of lignocellulosic agro waste into value added products and bioenergy (BT/PR31054/PBD/26/763/2019) is utilized for this study.

Funding Information:
This work is supported by Department of Biotechnology, India under its initiative Mission innovation Challenge Scheme (IC4). The grant from the project entitled “A novel integrated biorefinery for conversion of lignocellulosic agro waste into value added products and bioenergy (BT/PR31054/PBD/26/763/2019) is utilized for this study .

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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