Silicone-immobilized sludge generates hydrogen

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Researchers at Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University have achieved a high rate of microbial hydrogen production from sucrose using a bioreactor seeded with silicone-immobilized sludge. They operated the continuously stirred anaerobic reactor at a hydraulic retention time of 0.5 hours to 6 hours and influent solution containing 10 g/L to 40 g/L of sucrose. Best yield was 3.5 mol of hydrogen per mol of sucrose, a very high rate.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationIndustrial Bioprocessing
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry


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