Biological Hydrogen Production Processes

생물학적 수소생산 공정

  • Shin, Jong-Hwan (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University) ;
  • Park, Tai Hyun (School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University)
  • 신종환 (서울대학교 화학생물공학부) ;
  • 박태현 (서울대학교 화학생물공학부)
  • Received : 2005.12.20
  • Accepted : 2006.02.06
  • Published : 2006.02.28


Biological hydrogen production processes are more environment-friendly and less energy intensive than thermochemical and electrochemical processes. The biological process can be divided into two categories: photosynthetic hydrogen production and hydrogen production by dark fermentation. Photosynthetic process produces hydrogen mainly from water and reduces $CO_2$ simultaneously. Dark fermentation is a dark and anaerobic process that produces hydrogen by fermentative bacteria from organic carbon. The article presents a survey of biological hydrogen production processes.


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