This study examined the feasibility of dark fermentative biohydrogen production from food waste using hybrid immobilization in mesophilic condition. Among four different organic loading rates (OLRs), the highest average hydrogen production rate (HPR) of 9.82 ± 0.30 L/L-d was found at an OLR of 74.7 g hexose/L-d, which was higher than reported values from particulate feedstock in mesophilic condition. The average hydrogen yield (HY) at the condition was 1.25 ± 0.04 mol H2/mol hexoseconsumed. Whereas the average HPR and HY at an OLR 80 g hexose/L-d were 5.82 ± 0.12 L/L-d and 0.64 ± 0.02 mol H2/mol hexoseconsumed, respectively. Metabolic flux analysis showed the low HY was concurrent with the highest propionic acid and homoacetogenis. Bacterial population was shift from Clostridium sp. to non-hydrogen producers including Bifidobacterium, Bacteriodes, Olsenella, Dysgonomonas, and Dialister sp.
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Jan|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (Ministry of Science & ICT) (No. NRF-2019M3E6A1103839).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Waste Management and Disposal