Hydrogen production by Rhodopseudomonas palustris CQK 01 in a continuous photobioreactor with ultrasonic treatment

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Author(s)

  • Yong-Zhong Wang
  • Xue-Wang Xie
  • Xun Zhu
  • Qiang Liao
  • Rong Chen
  • Xu Zhao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15450-15457
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume37
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

An ultrasonic treatment technique was applied to a continuous photobioreactor with Rhodopseudomonas palustris CQK 01 suspension to enhance photo-hydrogen production performance. After the start-up period, R. palustris CQK 01 suspension in the photobioreactor was intermittently agitated by ultrasonic wave with a frequency of 20 kHz and then the hydrogen production performance was evaluated. The ultrasonic agitation significantly dropped the hydrogen concentration in the suspension from 300 μmol/L to 50 μmol/L and thus increased the hydrogen production rate and hydrogen yield by nearly 2 times as compared with conventional photobioreactor. Furthermore, the effects of the ultrasonic power and time, influent substrate flow rate and concentration were investigated and discussed, respectively. The maximum hydrogen production performance of the continuous photobioreactor with ultrasonic treatment was obtained under the conditions of ultrasonic power 40 W, agitation/interval time 3/7 s, substrate concentration 75 mmol/L and substrate flow rate 40 ml/h, leading to the hydrogen production rate of 1.12 mmol/L/h and hydrogen yield of 0.23 mol-H 2/mol-glucose. © 2012, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Continuous photobioreactor, Flow rate, Hydrogen production, Photosynthetic bacteria, Ultrasonic treatment

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Citation Format(s)

Hydrogen production by Rhodopseudomonas palustris CQK 01 in a continuous photobioreactor with ultrasonic treatment. / Wang, Yong-Zhong; Xie, Xue-Wang; Zhu, Xun et al.
In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 37, No. 20, 10.2012, p. 15450-15457.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review