Editors: Nuri Azbar, David B. Levin

State of the Art and Progress in Production of Biohydrogen

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $143
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-60805-411-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-224-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080522401120101


Energy is vital to global prosperity, yet dependence on fossil fuels as our primary energy source contributes to global climate change, environmental degradation, and health problems. Hydrogen offers tremendous potential as a clean, renewable energy currency. It has the highest gravimetric energy density of any known fuel and is compatible with electrochemical and combustion processes for energy conversion without the carbon emissions. This e-book summarizes the current state of the art and progress in biohydrogen production. Biohydrogen has significant economical since biological processes are much less energy intensive compared with electrolysis and thermo-chemical processes. Topics covered in this reference include progress in hydrogen production by light-driven processes, dark fermentation, hydrogen production from waste materials, the role of molecular engineering for enhanced hydrogen production, and post-production processing such as hydrogen purification and storage.

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T. Nejat Veziroğlu
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List of Contributors

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Introduction: Biohydrogen in Perspective

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David B. Levin, Nuri Azbar
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Hydrogenase Genes and Enzymes Involved in Solar Hydrogen Production

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Carrie Eckert, Alexandra Dubini, Jianping Yu, Paul King, Maria Ghirardi, Michael Seibert, Pin-C. Maness
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Photosynthetic Hydrogen Production: Mechanisms and Approaches

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T.K. Antal, T.E. Krendeleva, V.Z. Pashchenko, A.B. Rubin, K. Stensjo, E. Tyystjärvi, S. Ramakrishna, D.A. Los, R. Carpentier, H. Nishihara, S.I. Allakhverdiev
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Hydrogen Production via Photofermentation

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Basar Uyar, Gökhan Kars, Meral Yücel, Ufuk Gündüz, Inci Eroglu
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Integration of Biological H2 Producing Processes

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Anatoly A. Tsygankov, Daria N. Tekucheva
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Fundamentals of Dark Hydrogen Fermentations: Multiple Pathways and Enzymes

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Patrick C. Hallenbeck
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Biohydrogen Production via Fermentation of Biowastes by Microorganisms

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Vikineswary Sabaratnam, Mohammad Ali Hassan
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Kinetics of Biohydrogen Production by Dark Fermentation Processes

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Kaustubha Mohanty, Debabrata Das
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Hydrogen Production by Thermophilic Fermentation

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Ed W. J. van Niel, Karin Willquist, Ahmad A. Zeidan, Truus de Vrije, Astrid E. Mars, Pieternel A. M. Claassen
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Thermodynamic and Biochemical Aspect of Hydrogen Production by Dark Fermentation

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Richard Sparling, R. Carlo Carere, Thomas Rydzak, John Schellenberg, David B. Levin
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Role of Metabolic Engineering in Enhancing Hydrogen Yields

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C. Carere, D.B. Levin
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Hydrogen Production by Microbial Electrohydrogenesis

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Nathan Wrana, David B. Levin
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Use of Immobilized Cell Systems in Biohydrogen Production

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Nuri Azbar, Ilgi K. Kapdan
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Prospects for Biohydrogen Production

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