Hydrogen Production from Industrial Waste

Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) as an industrial waste from Palm Oil ndustry contain 50-75% of CH4 and 25-45% of CO2 as biogas which contributes for polluted the air and caused climate change in long-term effect . However, the biogas contents of POME like methane, carbon dioxide, and bio-hydrogen have potency to be renewable energy resource if burned.
Production of Biohydrogen was successfully isolated from anaerobic digested palm oil effluent (POME) in Pakenjeng, Garut, Indonesia.

The Methodology used in this research is approached by biochemical process. First, take the fresh sample of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) from waste disposal of Palm Oil Industry in Pakenjeng-Cikelet, Garut, Indonesia. Then, isolate the bacteria of mixed culture from POME active sludge and reacted them by acidification process. The result of isolation will be enriched and then analyzed by the microbial growth curve. POME will be fermented to produce biohydrogen by dark fermentation and batch culture with treatment. After fermenting, the production of CO2 and H2 will be measured by pH test, and kinetic modeling followed the modified Gompertz equation The result of hydrogen production in fermentor 500 mL of vial tube, medium 250 mL  was incubated in 24 h  kontrol 65.6 mL , yeast exract 43.1 mL , ZA 20.3  mL  dan touge extract 35.7 mL