• M Sunita

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    • Photoproduction of hydrogen by photosynthetic bacteria from sewage and waste water

      M Sunita Chanchal K Mitra

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      Numerous prokaryotes, belonging to physiologically and taxonomically different groups, are able to produce hydrogen. Some photosynthetic bacteria have the property of light-dependent production of hydrogen from organic substrates. We isolated several photosynthetic purple and green bacteria from enrichment cultures made from the water of a waste-water pond of a cool-drink refilling station. After testing them for their ability to use various organic compounds as carbon source, and sulphide, thiosulphate and organic compounds as electron donor, we selected the fastest-growing isolate, aRhodopseudomonas, for a study of its ability to produce molecular hydrogen in presence of light. Immobilized cells of this isolate produced significant amounts of hydrogen from both sewage and waste water

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