Mesophilic and thermophilic photo-hydrogen production from micro-grinded, enzyme-hydrolyzed maize straws

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27618-27622
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


Photo-fermentative is an endothermic reaction driven by light energy to overcome the energy barrier. This communication conducted photo-fermentation hydrogen tests with micro-grinded, enzyme-hydrolyzed maize straws considering the effects of broth temperature ranging 28.2–54.5 °C. The hydrogen production rate was first increased with broth temperature, peaked at 39.6 °C, and then decreased at higher temperature range. The photo-fermentative process can be approximated as a catalytic reaction with positive activation energy and positive activation entropy, an endothermic, entropy-driven complexation process.

Research Area(s)

  • Activation, Biohydrogen, Enzymatic hydrolysis, Maize straw, Photo-fermentation

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