Feasibility Studies of Vortex Flow Impact on the Proliferation of Algae in Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cell Applications

Azizi Miskon, Suresh Al Thanakodi, Nazatul Shiema Moh Nazar, Marcus Wai Kit Chong, Mohd Sobri Takriff, Kamrul Fakir Kamarudin, Abdul Aziz Norzali, Siti Nooraya Mohd Tawil

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The instability of crude oil price in global market as well as the sensitivity towards green energy increases, more research works being carried out to find alternative energy replacing the depleting of fossil fuels. Photobiological hydrogen production system using algae is one of the promising alternative energy source. However, the yield of hydrogen utilizing the current photobioreactor (PBR) is still low for commercial application due to restricted light penetration into the deeper regions of the reactor. Therefore, this paper studies the feasibility of vortex flow impact utilizing magnetic stirring in hydrogen production for fuel cell applications. For comparison of results, a magnetic stirrer is placed under a PBR of algae to stir the algae to obtain an even distribution of sunlight to the algae while the controlled PBR of algae kept in static. The produced hydrogen level was measured using hydrogen sensor circuit and the data collected were communicated to laptop using Arduino Uno. The results showed more cell counts and hydrogen produced in the PBR under the influence of magnetic stirring compared to static PBR by an average of 8 percent in 4 days.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012092
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume160
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2016

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Photobioreactors
Algae
Hydrogen production
Fuel cells
Vortex flow
Hydrogen
Photobiological hydrogen production
Petroleum
Fossil fuels
Crude oil
Networks (circuits)
Sensors

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Feasibility Studies of Vortex Flow Impact on the Proliferation of Algae in Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cell Applications. / Miskon, Azizi; Thanakodi, Suresh Al; Nazar, Nazatul Shiema Moh; Chong, Marcus Wai Kit; Takriff, Mohd Sobri; Kamarudin, Kamrul Fakir; Norzali, Abdul Aziz; Tawil, Siti Nooraya Mohd.

In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 160, No. 1, 012092, 07.12.2016.

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Miskon, Azizi ; Thanakodi, Suresh Al ; Nazar, Nazatul Shiema Moh ; Chong, Marcus Wai Kit ; Takriff, Mohd Sobri ; Kamarudin, Kamrul Fakir ; Norzali, Abdul Aziz ; Tawil, Siti Nooraya Mohd. / Feasibility Studies of Vortex Flow Impact on the Proliferation of Algae in Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cell Applications. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2016 ; Vol. 160, No. 1.
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