Biohydrogen Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass by Extremely Halotolerant Bacterial Communities from a Salt Pan and Salt-Damaged Soil
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Handbook of Environmental Engineering: Integrated Natural Resources Research
Extremely halotolerant hydrogen-producing bacteria were investigated, owing to their ability to live in high salinity conditions. Based on this characteristic, it was hypothesized that extremely halophilic hydrogen-producing bacteria can tolerate high concentrations of Na+ ions. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the characteristics of extremely halotolerant hydrogen-producing bacteria obtained from salt-damaged soil in Khon Kaen and a commercial salt pan field near Bangkok (Samut Sakhon), Thailand. Results of this preliminary investigation showed that hydrogen production under saturated conditions of 26% (6 M) NaCl was possible after 1 year of acclimatization. The extremely halotolerant hydrogen-producing bacteria in this research were also confirmed to have a requirement for Cl− ions for hydrogen production. Therefore, these extremely halotolerant hydrogen-producing bacteria are suitable for hydrogen production from lignocellulosic biomass.
Taroepratjeka, D.A.H., Imai, T., Chairattanamanokorn, P., Reungsang, A., Hung, YT. (2021). Biohydrogen Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass by Extremely Halotolerant Bacterial Communities from a Salt Pan and Salt-Damaged Soil. In: Wang, L.K., Wang, MH.S., Hung, YT., Shammas, N.K. (eds) Integrated Natural Resources Management. Handbook of Environmental Engineering, vol 20. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55172-8_11