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  • Editors: Ashok Pandey, Jo-Shu Chang, Patrick Hallenbeck, Christian Larroche
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444595485
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444595553

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This book provides in-depth information on basic and applied aspects of biohydrogen production. It begins with an introduction to the topic, and follows with the basic scientific aspects of biohydrogen production, such as the enzyme involved in biohydrogen production, the microorganisms and metabolic engineering information. It then provides state-of-art information on various aspects of biohydrogen production methods such as from solid wastes, from industrial effluents, thermo-chemical route for biohydrogen production, etc. It also includes information on engineering aspects such as the design of bioreactors for biohydrogen production and scale-up issues. Finally, it touches on the issues of hydrogen economy and commercialization. The book introduces you to all aspects of biohydrogen research, helping you understand the various issues involved and plan your own research based on recent findings and commercial needs.

Key Features

  • Provides information on the most advanced and innovative biohydrogen technologies, including fermentation and metabolic processes
  • Provides examples on large-scale and commercial applications of biohydrogen processes and explains the steps necessary for scaling-up
  • Explains the chemistry/theory of the processes involved and provides information on integration of the various processes and technologies on biohydrogen
  • Guides through the process design, reactors and materials selection
  • Devotes a whole chapter on the economical aspects of the processes and their commercialization


Chemists and chemical engineers, biochemical engineers, Biotechnologists, bioengineers, , environmental engineers, academics and research students in these areas as well researchers in government and corporate research labs

Table of Contents

  • Foreword (Michael Seibert)
    Preface (Ashok Pandey, Jo-Shu Chang, Patrick C. Hallenbeck, Christian Larroche)
    1 Biohydrogen Production: An Introduction (S. Venkata Mohan, Ashok Pandey)
    2 Fundamentals of Biohydrogen (Patrick C. Hallenbeck)
    3 Metabolic Engineering of Microorganisms for Biohydrogen Production (You-Kwan Oh, Subramanian Mohan Raj, Gyoo Yeol Jung, Sunghoon Park)
    4 Insurmountable Hurdles for Fermentative H2 Production? (Patrik R. Jones, M. Kalim Akhtar)
    5 Hydrogenase (Philippe Constant, Patrick C. Hallenbeck)
    6 Biohydrogen Production from Organic Wastes by Dark Fermentation (G. Balachandar, Namita Khanna, Debabrata Das)
    7 Photofermentative Biohydrogen Production (Patrick C. Hallenbeck)
    8 Biohydrogen Production from Algae (Man Kee Lam, Keat Teong Lee)
    9 Biohydrogen from Renewable Resources (Ganesh D. Saratale, Rijuta G. Saratale, Jo-Shu Chang)
    10 Biohydrogen Production from Wastewater (S. Venkata Mohan, K. Chandrasekhar, P. Chiranjeevi, P. Suresh Babu)
    11 Fermentative Biohydrogen Production from Solid Wastes (Mi-Sun Kim, Jaehwan Cha, Dong-Hoon Kim)
    12 Thermochemical Route for Biohydrogen Production (Thallada Bhaskar, Bhavya Balagurumurthy, Rawel Singh, Mukesh Kumar Poddar)
    13 Bioreactor and Bioprocess Design for Biohydrogen Production (Kuan-Yeow Show, Duu-Jong Lee)
    14 Scale-up and Commercial Applications of Biohydrogen Production Processes (Biswarup Sen, Chen-Yeon Chu, Chiu-Yue Lin)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 588
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2013
  • Published: June 11, 2013
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444595485
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444595553

About the Editors

Ashok Pandey

Ashok Pandey
Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes, etc. Professor Pandey is Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Scientist in universities in France, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, South Africa, and Switzerland and also in several universities several in India. He has ~1425 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 90 books, >700 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 105 and ~48,800 citations (Goggle scholar). He has transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries. Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2020, 2019 & 2018); Top scientist in Biotechnology (#1 in India and #8 in the world), Stanford University world ranking (2020); Fellow, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (2020); Fellow, Indian Chemical Society (2020); Distinguished Scientist, VDGOOD Professional Association, India (2020); Distinguished Professor of Eminence with global impact in the area of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Nigeria (2020); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019); Life-Time Achievement Award from the Biotech Research Society, India (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from Venus International Research Awards (2018), Most Outstanding Researcher Award from Career360 (2018), Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); Felow, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (2008); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Fellow, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); Fellow, the Biotech Research Society, India (2005); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc. Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (; Founder & International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (, Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (, Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology (, Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (, Journal of Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing (, Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (, Subject Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India ( and Associate Editor, Biologia – Section Cellular and Molecular Biology ( and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Scientist, Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India

Jo-Shu Chang

Dr. Jo-Shu Chang is Deputy Director of Research Center for Energy Technology and Strategy and University Chair Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Irvine (USA) in 1993. His research interests cover biochemical engineering, environmental biotechnology and applied microbiology with a recent focus on microalgae-based CO2 reutilization, biofuels production, and biorefineries. He is Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and has received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards. He has published nearly 400 SCI-indexed journal papers with a total citation of over 38,300 times and an h-index (Web of Science) of 100. He also serves as executive committee member of Asia Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB). He was honoured with Distinguish Research Award by the National Science Council, Taiwan. He is Associate Editor of Bioresource Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Chair Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Patrick Hallenbeck

Patrick Hallenbeck
Patrick C. Hallenbeck, microbiologist, obtained a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California Berkeley (USA) and held post-doctoral positions at the French Nuclear Energy Center, Grenoble (France), and the University of California, Davis (USA) before taking up a position as professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Montreal. Dr. Hallenbeck’s research interests are in microbial physiology, applied microbiology and biotechnology, biological energy production, anaerobic metabolism, and nitrogen fixation. Dr. Hallenbeck is the Canadian representative to Task 21 (Biohydrogen) of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement of the IEA and President of the Biohydrogen subdivision of the International Hydrogen Association. He has served on the organizing committees of numerous international conferences, was chair of ISPP2009, and is chair of BioH2 2013. He is author of over fifty original research publications, twenty-two reviews and book chapters, and numerous abstracts in conference proceedings. He is editor of two books. Prof. Hallenbeck won Outstanding Scientist award for 2012 from the IFIBiop ( He is currently researching the role of metabolite sensing and signalling in the regulation of microbial metabolism, and using metabolic engineering to increase biofuels production. He is editorial board member in Bioresource Technology, Frontiers in Microbiology, and Marine Biotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universite de Montreal, Canada

Christian Larroche

Prof. Christian Larroche is Director of Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, a graduate school of engineering of University Clermont-Auvergne, France. He is also member of the research laboratory Institut Pascal and of the laboratory of excellence ImobS3 at the same university. He has strong research skills and expertise in the area of applied microbiology and biochemical engineering. He is author of 220 documents, including 114 articles, three patents, 15 book chapters and 24 co-editions of books or journal special issues. He is member of French Society for Process Engineering (SFGP), French Society of Biotechnology and European Federation of Chemical Engineering. He is administrator of IBA-IFIBiop and editor of Bioresource Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Laboratory, Institute Pascal, University Clermont Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France

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