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Preliminary study on biohydrogen production from oleochemical waste.

Dayang Rafika Atiqah, Abang Othman (2009) Preliminary study on biohydrogen production from oleochemical waste. Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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Hydrogen has become centre of global attention with its potential of being alternative fuel. It has indeed a favorable choice in dealing with fossil fuel depletion and high demand problem. Not only it produces a clean future fuel since it only produces water upon combustion; it also provides a solution for abundant waste. This study focused on the anaerobic fermentation, one of the biological methods available with the use of oleochemical industry waste. The objective of this study was to determine the hydrogen producing strain microorganisms that were capable in utilizing oleochemical waste and hence producing hydrogen. Mixed culture obtained from treated and untreated oleochemical waste was used in this study. Three types of medium used in this study were consisted from TYA medium, autoclaved untreated oleochemical waste and autoclaved treated oleochemical waste. Whereas the trials carried out in this study were based on the several combinations of different medium and inoculums. Results obtained in trials conducted were not conclusive since the amount of gas released upon fermentation was very minimal. Although the hydrogen detection system 3 showed some promising result in Trial 11, repetitions were not able to confirm the result obtained due to some technical problems encountered. As a conclusion, this study managed to design three detection systems that would show conclusive results with presence of substantial amount of hydrogen. Thus, the contributing factors of which no detection of hydrogen and the recommendation has been discussed.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrogen
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Rosfadilla Mohamad Zainun
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 03:12
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 07:46
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