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Effect of protein on biohydrogen production from starch of food waste.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18441429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study demonstrated the influence of protein on biohydrogen production from carbohydrates, especially starch, by using different combinations of two model food wastes, rice as starch-rich and soybean residue as protein-rich food waste. It was found the maximum specific hydrogen production potential, 0.99 mol H2/mol initial starch as glucose, and the maximum specific hydrogen production rate, 530 ml H2/h g-VS, occurred at a starch/protein ratio of 1.7. The protein content in the initial food waste not only provided buffering capacity to neutralize the volatile fatty acids as concurrent products but also enhanced the hydrogen production by providing readily available organic nitrogen such as soluble proteins and amino acids to microorganisms.
H B Ding; X Y Liu; O Stabnikova; J-Y Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0273-1223     ISO Abbreviation:  Water Sci. Technol.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-28     Completed Date:  2008-09-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9879497     Medline TA:  Water Sci Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1031-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright IWA Publishing 2008.
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798.
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MeSH Terms
Hydrogen / metabolism*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Proteins / metabolism*
Starch / metabolism*
Waste Disposal, Fluid / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Proteins; 1333-74-0/Hydrogen; 9005-25-8/Starch

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