Effects of feedstocks on the process integration of biohydrogen production
Domenico Foglia , Walter Wukovits , Anton Friedl , Mattias Ljunggren , Guido Zacchi , Krzysztof Urbaniec , Mariusz Markowski
AbstractFuture production of hydrogen must be sustainable. To obtain it, renewable resources have to be employed for its production. Fermentation of biomasses could be a viable way. The process evaluated is a two-step fermentation to produce hydrogen from biomass. Process options with barley straws, PSP, and thick juice as feedstocks have been compared on the basis of process balances. Aspen Plus has been used to calculate mass and energy balances taking into account the integration of the process. Results show that the production of hydrogen as energy carrier is technically feasible with all the considered feedstocks and thanks to heat integration, second generation biomass (PSP and barley straws) are competitive with food crops (thick juice).
|Journal series||Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, ISSN 1618-954X, 1618-9558, (0 pkt)|
|Keywords in English||Aspen Plus, Biohydrogen, Environmental Economics, Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology, Fermentation, Industrial and Production Engineering, Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Process integration, Process simulation, Sustainable Development|
|Publication indicators||= 17; = 18; = 13.0|
|Citation count*||13 (2015-03-29)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.