Performance of batch solid state fermentation for hydrogen production using ground wheat residue


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.42, no.37, pp.23494-23499, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 37
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.03.225
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.23494-23499
  • Keywords: Bio-hydrogen, Solid state fermentation, Moisture content, Ground wheat starch, Clostridium acetobutylicum, BIOHYDROGEN PRODUCTION, H-2 PRODUCTION, ANAEROBIC FERMENTATION, THERMOTOLERANT YEAST, ETHANOL-PRODUCTION, DARK FERMENTATION, WASTE MATERIALS, STARCH, WATER
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Ground wheat (21 g) was subjected to batch solid state dark fermentation for bio-hydrogen production. Clostridium acetobutylicum (B-527) was used as the culture of dark fermentation bacteria at mesophilic conditions. Effects of moisture content on the rate and yield of bio-hydrogen formation were investigated. The highest CHF (1222 ml), hydrogen yield (63 ml H-2 g(-1) starch), formation rate (10.64 ml H-2 g(-1) starch h(-1)) and specific hydrogen formation rate (0.28 ml H-2 g(-1) biomass h(-1)) were obtained with a moisture content of 80%. Nearly complete starch hydrolysis and glucose fermentation were achieved with more than 80% moisture content and the highest substrate conversion rate (21.9 mg L-1 h(-1)) was obtained with 90% moisture content at batch solid state fermentation producing volatile fatty acids (VFA) and H-2. (C) 2017 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLG. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.