Indian Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a process for producing hydrogen from industrial wastewater and solid wastes such as food and vegetable wastes, municipal waste, sludge and biomass.
Today, there are many plants that can produce methane (or bio-methane) from wastes, but in this technology of IICT, biomethane is an intermediate product. The final product is Hydrogen (or bio-hydrogen).
IICT says there is no competitive technology available in the market.
The process is called ‘acidogenic fermentation’. IICT has designs for produce 10 cubic meter a day to 100 cubic meters a day. These Hydrogen plants could either be be married to Effluent Treatment Plants.
To produce biohydrogen, you would need such as acidogenic bioreactor, Biogas holding tanks, buffering tank, gas flow meters, inoculum tank, biogas flare, redox control tank, feed/water storage tank, pumps, air compressor, safety valves, control panel and sensors.
For details, contact:
Dr. S Chandrasekhar
Director, Head of the Institute
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Uppal Road, , Hyderabad – 500 007
Phone: +91 40 27193030