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Integration study on a two-stage fermentation process for the production of biohydrogen

Foglia, Domenico; Wukovits, Walter; Friedl, Anton; Ljunggren, Mattias LU ; Zacchi, Guido LU ; Urbaniec, Krzysztof; Markowski, Mariusz and Modigell, Michael (2009) 12th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction In Chemical Engineering Transactions 18. p.345-350
Abstract
In order to make the hydrogen economy fully sustainable, renewable resources have to be employed for its production. Simulation models, developed with Aspen Plus to calculate mass and energy balances, will be used to integrate the process steps necessary to produce pure hydrogen from biomass in a 2-stage fermentation process. The main challenge is the reduction of water and heat demand connected to the low substrate concentration in the fermentation steps; the easiest solution is to partly recirculate outgoing process streams. Electrolyte equilibrium was considered during simulation of different recirculation options to evaluate important effects on the pH and on the system osmolality. The results show that certain recirculation options... (More)
In order to make the hydrogen economy fully sustainable, renewable resources have to be employed for its production. Simulation models, developed with Aspen Plus to calculate mass and energy balances, will be used to integrate the process steps necessary to produce pure hydrogen from biomass in a 2-stage fermentation process. The main challenge is the reduction of water and heat demand connected to the low substrate concentration in the fermentation steps; the easiest solution is to partly recirculate outgoing process streams. Electrolyte equilibrium was considered during simulation of different recirculation options to evaluate important effects on the pH and on the system osmolality. The results show that certain recirculation options can reduce the heat and water demand significantly. (Less)
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Chemical Engineering Transactions
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18
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345 - 350
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AIDIC ServizuI SRL
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12th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction
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1974-9791
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10.3303/CET0918055
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English
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  abstract     = {In order to make the hydrogen economy fully sustainable, renewable resources have to be employed for its production. Simulation models, developed with Aspen Plus to calculate mass and energy balances, will be used to integrate the process steps necessary to produce pure hydrogen from biomass in a 2-stage fermentation process. The main challenge is the reduction of water and heat demand connected to the low substrate concentration in the fermentation steps; the easiest solution is to partly recirculate outgoing process streams. Electrolyte equilibrium was considered during simulation of different recirculation options to evaluate important effects on the pH and on the system osmolality. The results show that certain recirculation options can reduce the heat and water demand significantly.},
  author       = {Foglia, Domenico and Wukovits, Walter and Friedl, Anton and Ljunggren, Mattias and Zacchi, Guido and Urbaniec, Krzysztof and Markowski, Mariusz and Modigell, Michael},
  booktitle    = {Chemical Engineering Transactions},
  issn         = {1974-9791},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {345--350},
  publisher    = {AIDIC ServizuI SRL},
  title        = {Integration study on a two-stage fermentation process for the production of biohydrogen},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3303/CET0918055},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2009},
}