Photobiological hydrogen production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides O.U.001 by utilization of waste water from milk industry

Turkarslan, S
Yigit, DO
Aslan, K
Eroğlu, İnci
Gündüz, Ufuk
Hydrogen production with photosynthetic microorganisms contributes to the protection of the environment, not only in producing a clean fuel but also in waste treatment processes. In this study, Rhodobacter sphaeroides, a photosynthetic bacteria, is used in photobiological hydrogen production by using waste water from the milk industry.


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S. Turkarslan, D. Yigit, K. Aslan, İ. Eroğlu, and U. Gündüz, “Photobiological hydrogen production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides O.U.001 by utilization of waste water from milk industry,” 1997, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: