Biological hydrogen production from livestock wastewaters

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The potential for hydrogen production from livestock wastewaters and slurries was studied. The hydrogen-production experiments results showed little to no hydrogen production from the slurry. Some of the test conditions showed the production of biogas, but the composition was ≈ 70% methane and 30% CO2. The addition of inocula containing a hydrogen-producing consortium did not result in hydrogen production, even when ammonia inhibition was relieved via sample dilution and high pH volatilization. The hypothesis for the failure to produce measurable hydrogen is that hydrogen consumption is keeping pace with hydrogen production in this complex waste. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 228th ACS National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA 8/22-26/2004).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1546-1547
Number of pages2
JournalACS, Division of Environmental Chemistry - Preprints of Extended Abstracts
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004
Event228th ACS National Meeting - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2004Aug 26 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)


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