Characteristics of hydrogen produced in anaerobic immobilized cells in a packed bed reactor

Wei Liu, Yong Zhong Wang, Qiang Liao, Xin Tian, Yong Shi

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Bio-hydrogen produced in an anaerobic immobilized cell in a packed bed reactor has been carried out. The characteristics of hydrogen production rate and decomposition ability of the reactor impacted by the different influent substrate concentration (ISC), flow rate of influent as well as temperature and pH was studied in the article. The results show that the performance of the reactor is greatly affected by the ISC and the flow rate of influent. It was demonstrated that the optimum conditions for hydrogen production in the reactor was at a temperature of 35°C, with a pH value of 6.0 and with an ISC of 30 g/L. In the above conditions the maximum hydrogen production rate of 0.965 mg/h was reached when the flow rate of substrate was 0.1344 m/L and evidences indicated that the decomposition ability of this bacteria is high enough when glucose is taken as only carbon source.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1749-1751
Number of pages3
JournalKung Cheng Je Wu Li Hsueh Pao/Journal of Engineering Thermophysics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Bio-hydrogen production
  • Flow rate of influent
  • Immobilized cells
  • Influent substrate concentration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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