A blue-green algae, Anabaena N-7363, was immobilized in 2% agar gel. The hydrogen productivity of the immobilized algae was three times higher than that of free algae. The maximum hydrogen production rate by the immobilized blue-green algae was 0.52 μ moles h-1 g-1 (of wet gel) in the medium without nitrogen sources under illumination (10,000 lux). The oxygen evolved was then removed by a reactor containing aerobic bacteria. A photo-current of 15-20 mA was continuously produced for 7 days by the photochemical fuel cell system consisting of the immobilized Anabaena reactor, the oxygen-removing reactor and the hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell. The conversion ratio of hydrogen to current was from 80% to 100%.
|ジャーナル||European Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1981 3月|
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