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

Introduction

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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Contributors

Editor(s):
Nuri Azbar
Ege University
Turkey


David B. Levin
University of Manitoba
Canada




Contributor(s):
David B. Levin
Department of Biosystems Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg
Canada


Nuri Azbar
Department of Bioengineering
Ege University
Izmir
Turkey


Carrie Eckert
Biosciences Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden
USA


Alexandra Dubini
Biosciences Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden
USA


Jianping Yu
Biosciences Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden
USA


Paul King
Biosciences Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden
USA


Maria Ghirardi
Biosciences Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden
USA


Michael Seibert
Biosciences Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden
USA


Pin-C. Maness
Biosciences Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden
USA


Taras K. Antal
Department of Biophysics
Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University
Moscow
Russia


Tatyana E. Krendeleva
Department of Biophysics
Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University
Moscow
Russia


Valdimir Z. Pashchenko
Department of Biophysics
Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University
Moscow
Russia


Andrew B. Rubin
Department of Biophysics
Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University
Moscow
Russia


Karin Stensjo
Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science
The Ångström Laboratories, Uppsala University
Uppsala
Sweden


Esa Tyystjärvi
Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry
Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, University of Turku
Turku
Finland


Seeram Ramakrishna
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative
National University of Singapore, 2
Singapore


Dmitry A. Los
Institute of Plant Physiology
Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow
Russia


Robert Carpentier
Groupe de recherche en biologie végétale
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières
Canada


Robert Hiroshi Nishihara
Department of Chemistry
School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Tokyo
Japan


Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev
Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow
Russia


Basar Uyar
Department of Chemical Engineering
Kocaeli University
Kocaeli
Turkey


Gökhan Kars
Department of Biology
Science Faculty, Selçuk University
Konya
Turkey


Meral Yücel
Department of Biology
Middle East Technical University
Ankara
Turkey


Ufuk Gündüz
Department of Biology
Middle East Technical University
Ankara
Turkey


Inci Eroglu
Department of Chemical Engineering
Middle East Technical University
Ankara
Turkey


Anatrly A. Tsygankov
Institute of Basic Biological Problems RAS
Puschino
Russia


Daria N. Tekucheva
Institute of Basic Biological Problems RAS
Puschino
Russia


Patrick C. Hallenbeck
Département de microbiologie et immunologie
Université de Montréal
Montréal
Canada


Vikineswary Sabaratnam
Institute of Biological Science
Faculty of Science, University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia


Mohammad A. Hassan
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Serdang
Malaysia


Kaustubha Mohanty
Indian Institute of Technology
Guwahati
India


Debabrata Das
Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur
India


Ed W. J. van Niel
Lund University
Lund
Sweden


Karin Willquist
Lund University
Lund
Sweden


Ahmad A. Zeidan
Lund University
Lund
Sweden


Truus de Vrije
Food and Biobased Research
Wageningen
Netherlands


Astrid E. Mars
Food and Biobased Research
Wageningen
Netherlands


Pieternel A. M. Claassen
Food and Biobased Research
Wageningen
Netherlands


Richard Sparling
Department of Microbiology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg
Canada


Carlo Carere
Department of Biosystems Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg
Canada


Thomas Rydzak
Department of Microbiology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg
Canada


John Schellenberg
Department of Microbiology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg
Canada


Nathan Wrana
Department of Biosystems Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg
Canada


Ilgi K. Kapdan
Department of Environmental Engineering
Dokuz Eylul University
Turkey




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