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Sequential generation of hydrogen and methane from glutamic acid through combined photo-fermentation and methanogenesis.
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PMID:  23347921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Glutamic acid can hardly produce hydrogen via dark- or photo-fermentation without pretreatment. In this study, a novel process of acidogenic pretreatment with bacteria and zeolite treatment for NH(4)(+) removal was proposed to use glutamic acid as feedstock in photo-fermentation for efficient hydrogen production. Glutamic acid pretreated with acidogenic bacteria produces soluble metabolite products. After zeolite treatment, the acidulated solution, which mainly contains acetate, butyrate, and NH(4)(+), shows a decrease in NH(4)(+) concentration from 36.7mM to 3.2mM (NH(4)(+) removal efficiency of 91.1%). After NH(4)(+) removal, the treated solution is incubated with photosynthetic bacteria, exhibiting a maximum hydrogen yield of 292.9mL/g(-glutamic acid) during photo-fermentation. The residual solution from photo-fermentation is reused by methanogenic bacteria to produce a maximum methane yield of 102.7mL/g. The heating value conversion efficiency from glutamic acid to gas fuel significantly increases from 18.9% during photo-fermentation to 40.9% in the combined photo-fermentation and methanogenesis process.
Ao Xia; Jun Cheng; Richen Lin; Jianzhong Liu; Junhu Zhou; Kefa Cen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  131C     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioresour. Technol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  146-151     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China.
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