Publication
Title
Electricity-mediated biological hydrogen production
Author
Abstract
Anaerobic bacteria have the ability to produce electricity from the oxidation of organic substrates. They also may use electricity to support chemical reactions that are energetically unfavorable. In the fermentation of sugars, hydrogen can be formed as one of the main products. However, a yield of only four hydrogen per molecule of glucose can be achieved. Potentially, eight additional hydrogen molecules could be produced when the other main fermentation product acetate is converted further, which however is energetically not possible. By the input of electricity, acetate can be oxidized further to form hydrogen. This paper reviews the scarce knowledge of how electricity can be used to produce hydrogen in the microbial oxidation of acetate or other substrates. The technological design concepts and their performance are presented, and the biochemical mechanisms of electron transfer are discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Current opinion in microbiology. - London
Publication
London : Current biology ltd , 2010
ISSN
1369-5274
Volume/pages
13 :3 (2010) , p. 307-315
ISI
000279302600008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Project info
MASEM: Making Sense of Metagenomes
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 08.10.2018
Last edited 03.09.2021