Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
December, 2015 Special Anniversary Review Issue.  Vol. 4(12): pp. 840-850
Copyright © 2015 Global Advanced Research Journals


Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of factors influencing bioelectricity generation in paddy plant microbial fuel cells

*M. Azizul Moqsud1, M.A. Hannan2, K. Omine3


1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Japan

2 Engineering Staff College, Bangladesh

3Department of Civil Engineering, Nagasaki University, Japan


Accepted 19 November, 2015



In this study, an experiment has been carried out to produce green energy (bioelectricity) by using paddy plant microbial fuel cells (PMFCs) in soil and observed the various factors which influenced the bioelectricity generation. A total of four buckets filled with the same soil were used with carbon fiber as the electrodes for the test. Rice plants were planted in three of the buckets, with the fourth bucket containing only soil and an external resistance of 100 ohm was used for all cases. It was observed that the cells with rice plants and compost showed higher values of voltage and power density with time. The highest value of voltage showed around 700mV when a rice plant with 1% compost mixed soil was used, however it was more than 95% less in the case of no rice plant and without compost. Comparing cases with and without compost but with the same number of rice plants, cases with compost depicted higher voltage to as much as 2 times. The power density was also 3 times higher when the compost was used in the paddy PMFCs which indicated the influence of compost on bio-electricity generation. Solar radiation, temperature and humidity had also some influences before rice blooms however the organic matter (compost) had the significant influence to the bioelectricity generation. 

KeywordsBioelectricity; Compost; Humidity, Plant microbial fuel cell; Solar radiation, Temperature.



Related Articles

Original Research Articles
Md. Abul Kashem, Md. Naim Uddin, Mohammad Mosarof Hossain, Md. Tawheed Hasan, Syed Ariful Haque, Mohammed Nurul Absar Khan, Mohammed Masud Hassan and Ferdaus Mohd. Altaf Hossain
Effect of Oxytetracycline on bacterial load of Labeorohita (Rohu) fish in culture pond.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. March 2014 Vol: 3(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (398 KB)
Tsado DN, Adama TZ, Dikko HA, Ishiaku YM and SU Oyibo
Water Intake and Influence of Ambient Temperature on Carcass Characteristics of Savannah Brown Goats Fed Graded Levels of Maize Cob Diets Supplemented With Cowpea Husk
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. February 2015 Vol: 4(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (154 KB)
Adel Salih M and Miqdam Chaichan T
The effect of initial pressure and temperature upon the laminar burning velocity and flame stability for propane air mixtures
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. September 2014 Vol: 3(7): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (765 KB)
Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed
Avalanche Photodiodes APDs Under High Thermal and Protons Irradiation Environments
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. May 2012 Vol: 1(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (873 KB)
Tazvivinga A, Jiri Z, Muyambo S, Nyamadzawo G, and Gotosa J
Jacket Rivers Zimbabwe Use of the South African Scoring System and Habitat Assessment Index
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. November 2012 Vol: 1(8): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (0 KB)
Abdel Wahid TZ
Kinetic Treatment of Exact Solution of Thermal Radiation Field Affected on a Rarefied Gas in Steady State
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. November 2014 Vol: 3(8): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (399 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

M. Azizul Moqsud on Google Scholar
M. Azizul Moqsud on Pubmed
M.A. Hannan on Google Scholar
M.A. Hannan on Pubmed
K. Omine on Google Scholar
K. Omine on Pubmed


Viewed 3101
Printed 324
Downloaded 1836
Powered By iPortal Works