A critical review on factors influencing fermentative hydrogen production.

  title={A critical review on factors influencing fermentative hydrogen production.},
  author={Richa Kothari and Virendra Kumar and Vinayak Vandan Pathak and Shamshad Ahmad and Ochieng Aoyi and V. V. Tyagi},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience},
Biohydrogen production by dark fermentation of different waste materials is a promising approach to produce bio-energy in terms of renewable energy exploration. This communication has reviewed various influencing factors of dark fermentation process with detailed account of determinants in biohydrogen production. It has also focused on different factors such as improved bacterial strain, reactor design, metabolic engineering and two stage processes to enhance the bioenergy productivity from… 

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