Fermentative hydrogen production in a system using anaerobic digester sludge without heat treatment as a biomass source.

@article{Shizas2005FermentativeHP,
  title={Fermentative hydrogen production in a system using anaerobic digester sludge without heat treatment as a biomass source.},
  author={Ioannis Shizas and David M. Bagley},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 1-2},
  pages={139-44}
}
Hydrogen produced from anaerobic fermentation of organic matter is a sustainable energy source. Anaerobic hydrogen-producing systems have been typically seeded with heat-treated inocula to eliminate hydrogen-consuming methanogens. This can be both energy- and economically-intensive. In this work, operational parameters were modified to determine if operating a reactor at low pH (5.5) and low SRT (10 hours) would result in a hydrogen-producing system free of methanogens using anaerobic digester… CONTINUE READING