How can I make bacteria produce hydrogen?

sarah suraya at cyberbeach.net
Sun Nov 26 16:32:43 EST 2000


I found this while searching the net for information for a lab write up.  I'm not
sure if it helps any, but there's a section on hydrogen production from bacteria.

http://www.sp.uconn.edu/~terry/229sp00/lectures/catabolism.html

"Bruce A. Caldwell" wrote:

> WHY hydrogen and not methane ?  The latter is much easier/safer to handle in
> terms of collection, storage, distribution and utilization.  Methanogenesis is
> much more common among anaerobic bacteria than  hydrogen production (limited to
> a few clostriidia).  Many landfills already 'harvest' bio-methane for internal
> use or export.
>
> Ron D. Jones (Florida International University) at one time developed a process
> for converting H2 to methane through a bioreactor using crushed oyster shells.
>
> Sincerely,
> Bruce Caldwell
> Forest Science
> Oregon State University
> Corvallis OR  9731-5752
> USA
> bruce.caldwell at orst.edu
>
> il barbi wrote:
>
> > hi, i'm a girl student in environmental engineering at Politechnical School
> > of Milano, i'm working at my degree in England on this subject in a
> > department of biology where they had already some experience - the target
> > would be to make the little beasts to eat organic waste.
> > While working i'd like to have a full knowledge of the state of art of this
> > research field in the world - if someone can give me some info or link i
> > thank him for help
> > sara






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