Bacterial community and process development for anaerobic hydrogen fermentation

Gyokuyu Ri, Chunfeng Chu, Yohei Akutsu

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Anaerobic hydrogen fermentation has been extensively investigated recently with the focus of the new research being how to maintain stable and continuous hydrogen production and achieve a high yield. This paper reviews the new developments in the studies of hydrogen-producing bacteria, the pre-treatment of seed microorganisms, the hydrogen fermentation reactor and analysis of the microbial community based on both domestic literature and foreign journals. It is suggested that the two-stage fermentation process combining thermophilic hydrogen fermentation and methane fermentation with the recirculation of the digested sludge warrants further development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1569-1588
Number of pages20
JournalHuanjing Kexue Xuebao / Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 1


  • Hydrogen-producing bacteria
  • Hydrogenic reactor
  • Seed microorganisms pre-treatment
  • Thermophilic hydrogenesis
  • Two-stage recirculation process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)


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