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  • IMMOBILIZATION OF CHLOROPLASTS, CHLOROPLAST MEMBRANE FRACTIONS AND PLANT CELLS, AND STABILIZATION OF THE PHOTOSYNTHETIC ACTIVITIES FOR THE PHOTOPRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN

Abstract

Following a preliminary study (642-78 ESB) the aim of this research was to evaluate the technical feasibility of using immobilized photosynthetic organelles or cells to produce hydrogen at the expense of light energy. The present report deals with: (a) researches on techniques for improving the stabilization of the photosynthetic activities of chloroplast, or chloroplasts fractions immobilized in SAG matrices; (b) researches on the immobilization of whole algal cells using normal cells, or cells in which an hydrogenase activity has been induced. A number of experimental results lead to the conclusion that our answer to the evaluation of the technical feasibility of using biological material with the aim to produce hydrogen is negative in the case of organelles immobilized in various conditions described, and is positive in the case of whole cells immobilized in PU or alginate matrices.

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Authors: BROUERS M, UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE (BELGIUM);SIRONVAL C, UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE (BELGIUM);JEANFILS J, UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE (BELGIUM);COLLARD F, UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE (BELGIUM);JEANSON A, UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE (BELGIUM);BELLEFROID E UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE (BELGIUM), UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9278 EN (1984) MF, 61 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 305, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123079800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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