BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION: CONSTRUCTION OF A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL USING THE INDUS RIVER SEDIMENT SOIL AND WATER COUPLED WITH THEIR MICROBIAL FLORA

  • Muhammad Qasim Hayat Department of Plant Biotechnology, Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), H-12 Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Syeda Qudsia Department of Plant Biotechnology, Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), H-12 Islamabad, Pakistan

Abstract

Current study provides new openings for the sustainable generation of energy by using Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) biotechnology. We constructed a MFC using the Indus River sediment soil and water with their microbial flora without adding any additional chemical source of energy. In resulted MFC, voltage readings were observed and their significance is calculated statistically. Furthermore, based on present findings we have proposed a microbial fuel generator model for the Indus River in Pakistan, which can be executed any where in the world.

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Published
2014-05-20
How to Cite
Hayat, M. Q., & Qudsia, S. (2014). BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION: CONSTRUCTION OF A MICROBIAL FUEL CELL USING THE INDUS RIVER SEDIMENT SOIL AND WATER COUPLED WITH THEIR MICROBIAL FLORA. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 10(10). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2014.v10n10p%p
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