Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2014)
Impact of various cultural conditions on photo production of hydrogen from Kanyakumari photosynthetic bacteria
Author(s): Jahnavi Alwala, M. P. Pratap Rudra, Ramchander Merugu
Abstract: Biofuel production is a promising energy source since it is clean and renewable. Nowadays the growing interest in alternative fuels is motivated by several finite fossil-fuel resources and generally produces vehicle emissions that contribute to smog, air pollution or global warming. The most efficient way than the known biological routes for Hydrogen Production from Purple Non-Sulphur Bacteria (PNS) of which is a major field of research improved by optimization of culture conditions. Therefore, the present study for Hydrogen production reveals that the influence of consortium purple non sulphur bacteria isolated from Kanyakumari marine Water. The different parameters like various Carbon, Nitrogen, Growth factors and PH variation was identified for hydrogen production by the anoxygenic bacteria. The amount of hydrogen produced varies with various carbon, nitrogen, growth factors and PH used in the medium. The bacterial culture was cultured in 50 ml vessel within 30ml of culture to produce hydrogen in anoxygenic conditions and incubated in 2000 lux light intensity for 196 hours. The best result for highest hydrogen productivity was 6ml/30ml vessel of sodium benzoate, ammonium chloride, biotin and at PH 7.5 to purple non sulphur bacteria isolated from Kanyakumari marine water.