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Quantitative analysis of plant growth exposed to electric fields

Ahmad, Hussein and Ahmad, Mohd Hafizi and Awang, Noor 'Aliaa and Zakaria, Izzah Hazirah Quantitative analysis of plant growth exposed to electric fields. TELKOMNIKA Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering, 16 (2). pp. 207-220.

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Electromagnetic radiations present in the environment has a profound effect on the growth of vegetable plant primarily grown under the high power transmission lines. The high electric field generated due to ultra high voltage causes the increase and reduction in the size of the plants. Numerous research have been carried out to investigate the effect of electric field on the plants. However, the knowledge in term of quantitative analysis on the effect of electric field on the growth of vegetables is not entirely understood. Thus, this paper presents a study conducted to investigate the effect of high voltage DC electric fields on the young vegetables growth namely ‘Choy Sam’ and bean sprout. The experimental setup was designed which composed of two parallel plate electrodes. An electric field intensity of 38 kV/m was suppliedbetween those two plateelectrodes, and it was applied to the young vegetables. This research was focused on the percentage of germination and growing rate of young vegetables. The experiment was divided into two parts. The first part was to test whether there was an effect towards young vegetablesexposed to or not exposed to electric fields. The second part of the experiment was to test the effect of electric fields treated water towards young vegetables. The numbers of seed, temperature and relative humidity were controlled. The changing of vegetables was observedfor 8 hours per day for two weeks (Choy Sam) and one week (bean sprout). The growth of the young vegetables during exposure was calculated by using statistical methods. The analysis of the results showed that the electric fields and the electric fields treated water have influenced the germination rate and height of stems of both young vegetables causing the increase in stem height.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electromagnetic; electric field; DC high voltage; choy sam; bean sprout
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK4001-4102 Applications of electric power
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Power Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 04:26
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 04:26
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8117
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