Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 675-683 April-June 2016

 

YARDSTICK ENHANCEMENT OF ETHANOL FROM MOLASSES, POTATOES, GUAVA, BEET ROOT AND WATER NUT USING Gallionella IRON COMBO (1000NM, 500NM AND 50NM)

 

Bhatnagar M. K.* and Mohammad Azhar

1. Department of Chemistry, Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal (INDIA)
2. Department of Chemistry, Pt. S.N.S. Government (Auto) P.G. College, Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : February 10, 2016

 

ABSTRACT

 

Stocks of coal, petrol and other non-renewable sources of energy are depleting. High cost involved in the generation of solar energy has been hurdle in its popularization. Moreover molasses cannot suffice for required ethanol, hence globalization of ethanol production by the use of nanomaterial is an urgent need of the hour. All the countries of the world should engage in producing power through nanotechnologically produced biofuels. Nanotechnology can offer a helping hand by mixing nano-ferric-oxide particle in the fermentation medium. When Gallionella iron is added in the fermentation medium of molasses in presence of yeast, the energy derived by bacteria is transferred to the yeast as a result, yeast utilizes more energy in addition to 21 Kcals during anaerobic respiration and a significant enhancement in the production of ethanol may takes place.

 

Keywords : Iron nano material, Gallionella micro-organism, Feed stocks,Nanotechnology, Fermentation

 

 

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