European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2019)

Electricity production from Rhizobium sp. Biofertilizer enriched soil using microbial fuel cells


N Prabhu, M Abitha, E Ilakkiya, V Parvatham, P Thovarne, P Jeyavel Karthick

The aim of present study is to cultivate Rhizobium bio fertilizer enriched soil and to harvest electricity production. Rhizobium bio fertilizer production was done by using selective and optimized media to increase crop yields by reducing use of chemical fertilizers to maintain ecosystem. It was usually prepared as carrier-based (vermicast) inoculants containing effective microorganisms. Furthermore, the efficiency of inoculation of Rhizobium bio fertilizer on green leafy vegetables was investigated. In our research, the microbial fuel cell is constructed using anode and cathode electrodes and the production of electricity is measured by using power measurement. The maximum voltage obtained from Rhizobium enriched soil is 350 mV. Finally, we concluded that the Rhizobium enriched soil act as an alternate source of energy.
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