Redwood, Mark D (2008)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
The project objective was to advance the development of the H2 economy by improving biological H2 production in a sustainable way. Pseudo-continuous H2 production was achieved with improved efficiency, via the bacterial fermentation of sugars in a dual-bioreactor (‘upstream system’) comprising a dark fermentation coupled to a photofermentation. Excess biomass from the upstream system was used to recover palladium from solution, producing ‘palladised biomass’ (Bio-Pd(0)), which was useful in the construction of bioinorganic catalytic anodes for the electricity generation from bio-H2 using a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (‘downstream system’). Furthermore, the catalytic usefulness of Bio-Pd(0) was confirmed in several reactions in comparison with other palladised biomasses and with Pd(0) made chemically.
Identification Number/DOI: 10.1039/B616567B
|Type of Work:||Ph.D. thesis.|
|Supervisor(s):||Macaskie, Lynne E|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|Department:||School of Biosciences|
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|Keywords:||biohydrogen, bio-hydrogen, bio-Pd, photofermentation, Rhodobacter,|
|Subjects:||Q Science (General)|
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
|Copyright Holders:||Mark Redwood|
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