Special Issue "Fermentative Biohydrogen Production"

A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Fermentation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 168

Special Issue Editor

Key Laboratory of Brine Chemical Engineering and Resource Eco-Utilization, College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Tianjin, China
Interests: biological hydrogen production; photosynthetic bacteria; dark fermentation; biotechnology enzymes; bioremediation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fermentative hydrogen production from different waste materials is a promising approach to produce bio-energy in terms of renewable energy exploration, which is under extensive investigation worldwide. A wide variety of organic wastes can be used as feedstock for hydrogen production in fermentation, thus providing an added advantage of waste recycling. However, the process of fermentation is essentially restricted by the low yields of hydrogen, so advancements are still necessary. Extensive research has been conducted to overcome such bottlenecks. Various technologies have been used to improve the fermentative hydrogen yield, including bacterial strain, substrate, reactor design, metabolic engineering and two-stage processes; pretreatment of the seed sludge; optimization of the bioprocess parameters (e.g., temperature, pH, organic loading rate, hydraulic retention time, effluent recycling ratio, nitrogen, phosphate, metal ion), etc.

The goal of this Special Issue is to publish both recent innovative research results, as well as review papers, on fermentative hydrogen production. Review and research papers on microbiology, biochemistry and enzymology for fermentative hydrogen production are also of interest. If you would like to contribute a review paper, please contact one of the editors to discuss the topic's relevance before submitting the manuscript.

Dr. Jinling Cai
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biological hydrogen production
  • bacteria
  • bioreactor
  • metabolic engineering
  • two-stage process
  • pretreatment
  • bioprocess parameters
  • substrate
  • organic wastes
  • fermentation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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