Fermentative biohydrogen production in fixed bed reactors using ceramic and polyethylene carriers as supporting material

Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Germán Buitrón

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Abstract

In this study, hydrogen fermentation of glucose in fixed bed reactors using polyethylene (thin and less porous) and ceramic (thick and high porous) material as a support for biofilm formation has been investigated. The results showed that thick porous biofilm developed by ceramic carriers favored the growth of more amount of biomass; however, accelerating the formation of propionic acid and resulting in a lower hydrogen production. In contrast, and interestingly, polyethylene material has supported the formation of thin biofilm and allowed higher hydrogen production performance. The glucose consumption was more than 97% in both the cases. The maximum productivity was achieved in the case of polyethylene material supported reactor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-748
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event9th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2017 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 2017 Aug 212017 Aug 24

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The financial support granted by o“F ndo de Sustentabilidad Energética SENER – CONACYT (Mexico)”, through the project 247006 Gaseous Biofuels Cluster, is gratefully acknowledged. The technical assistance of Gamaliel Hernández, Gloria Moreno and Jaime Pérez is acknowledged.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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