Rameetha Rajan1, Dharmalingam Jothinathan Mukesh Kumar2,Palani Perumal2 and Abhay Kumar1*
1Eureka Forbes Limited, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
2CAS in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Water is the most important part of life. It is one of the things that make our planet suitable for existence of life. Water exhibits special properties that make it unique from other substances. The property of water changes when treated with magnet. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of magnetically treated water on Vigna radiata germination, pH and osmosis. The results obtained with respect to magnetically treated water were compared with the results of Aquaguard RO and Bore well water. The results revealed that, the magnetically treated water had positive impact on seed germination. With reference to the ratio calculation, it was evident that the number of seeds germinated from treated water was more than the number of seeds germinated from RO and tap water. Similarly, the osmotic ratio was found to be higher when compared with the non-treated water. It was also noted that the weight of the seed increased from 2.04 gm to 4.26 gm in the case of magnet treated water. However, the pH value of the treated water did not show significant increase. On the basis of obtained results, further research was carried out by changing the pole of the magnet. The water was made to pass through North Pole and South Pole.
Keywords: Magnetic field, Seed germination, Osmosis, pH.