Arivalagan Pugazhendhi

Arivalagan Pugazhendhi
Daegu University · Department of Environmental Engineering

Asst. Prof
Head of Emerging Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications Research Group

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Introduction
Dr. Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, head of Innovative Green Product Synthesis and Renewable Environment Development Research Group, which mainly focuses on Bioenergy production (Biohydrogen, biodiesel, bioethanol, biobutanol, biomethane etc.), Nanocatalysts for biofuel production, Synthesis and application of nanoparticles in diverse fields, Production of biopolymers using wastes (such as PHA, PHB), Nanomaterials etc.
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January 2010 - November 2015
Bharathidasan University
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  • Researcher

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Publications (462)
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The biosorption of cadmium has been investigated using batch technique. In the present study the Cd2+ tolerant bacterial strain KTSMBNL 43 was isolated from electroplating industrial soil. The isolated strain KTSMBNL 43 was identified as Bacillus cereus based on 16S rDNA sequencing analysis. Various parameters which influence metal removal such as...
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A novel Cr(VI) tolerant bacterial strain AR6 was isolated from leather industrial effluent contaminated soil sample sources and it was identified as Cellulosimicrobium funkei following 16S rDNA gene sequencing. Effect of various physicochemical properties on Cr(VI) reducing ability of the strain was also studied. The results showed that the C. funk...
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Microbial electrochemical systems (MESs) are an attracting technology for the disposal of wastewater treatment and simultaneous energy production. In MESs, at the anode microorganisms through the catalytic activity generates electrons that can be converted into electricity or other valuable chemical compounds. Microorganisms those having ability to...
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The present study, a novel haloalkaliphilic Cr(VI) tolerant bacterial strain, Cellulosimicrobium funkei AR8, was isolated and characterized for its high Cr(VI) reduction. In batch experiments, Cr(VI) reduction was evaluated under different parametric conditions which include different pH (5–9), temperature (25–45 °C), NaCl (0–3%) and Cr(VI) concent...
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Modernization of lifestyle, industrialization, population has resulted in generation of huge amount of waste, with rich in organic and inorganic content. Waste biomass (agriculture, algae, sludge, livestock manure, plant source) are available in large quantity worldwide owing to their renewability. Biomass is processed via thermochemical, biologica...
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Biobutanol is considered to be the new generation fuel and it is reported to be an efficient fuel than the other known biofuels due to its both physical and chemical features. The anaerobic fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass is the possible route for the production of biobutanol. The hindrances faced in the production of bio-butanol are the co...
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As the world's population grows, so does the amount of wastewater produced, as well as the demand for energy. Furthermore, the combustion of fossil fuels for energy production emits greenhouse gases (GHG) and other pollutants. As a result, finding alternative green techniques to wastewater treatment and energy production is critical. Microalgal bio...
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The global climate crisis and the ongoing increase in fossil-based fuels have led to an alternative solution of using biomass for fuel production. Sugarcane bagasse (SCB) is an agricultural residue with a global production of more than 100 million metric tons and it has various applications in a biorefinery concept. This review brings forth the com...
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In this study, zeolite sodalite SOD (50NaO2:Al2O3:5SiO2), zeolite LTA (2NaO2:Al2O3:1.926SiO2) and zeolite FAU (16NaO2:Al2O3:4SiO2) of different structures were synthesized successfully through simple conventional hydrothermal crystallization technique without using any template agent. Morphological analysis of three different types of zeolites reve...
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This study deals with the synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HAPnps) mediated by Acacia falcata leaf extract. Aggregates of needle-shaped crystalline nanostructures were confirmed by FE-SEM and TEM analysis. Well-defined rings in the SAED patterns corroborated the polycrystalline nature of the HAPnps. Individual elements present in the HAPn...
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The present study focused on microwave assisted synthesis of zirconium nanoparticles (ZrO2 NPs) using leaf extract of Phyllanthus niruri as ecofriendly approach and assessed its antimicrobial and bioremediation efficiency. Visual color transition from yellow to brown indicates the formation of ZrO2 NPs which was further substantiated by UV–Visible...
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Textile industry is the major backbone of economy of the developing countries. The major problems associated in the textile factories are release of undesired dye effluents, which is a potential pollution risk for human health as well as the environmental aquatic system. The objective of this study was fabrication of a novel composite to treat text...
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The current study focused on enumerating the potential plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) from the rhizosphere of Arachis hypogaea L. Among the several colonies grown on an Ashby plate, only seven isolates (Ah1 to Ah7) had nitrogen-fixing potential. The Ah4 isolate showed higher potential for plant growth-promoting (PGP) activities than th...
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Hydrogen gas has a lot of potential as an ecologically friendly and efficient vehicle fuel. Nearly all hydrogen gas is generated using non-renewable fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. As a result of climate change and declining oil supplies linked to fossil fuel use, hydrogen production from renewable energy sources is becoming a viab...
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Soil ecosystem imparts a fundamental role in the growth and survival of the living creatures. The interaction between living and non-living constituents of the environment is important for the regulation of life in the ecosystem. Biochar is a carbon rich product present in the soil that is responsible for various applications in diversified fields....
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Phytosanitary concerns are part of today's agricultural environment. The use of chemicals to treat plant diseases is both a source of pollution and allows pathogens to become resistant. Additionally, it can improve the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil. Therefore, the soil environment is more conducive to healthy plant growth. B...
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The study reveals the treatment of textile and tannery effluents using freshwater microalgal strains, Chlorella vulgaris (NRMC-F 0128), Scenedesmus dimorphus (NRMC-F 0178), Coelastrella sp., (NRMC-F 0179) and Chlorococcum sp., (NRMC-F 0181) isolated from betel field. The physiochemical parameters of the textile and tannery effluents were analyzed p...
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In a desperate attempt to find organic alternatives to synthetic fertilizers, agricultural scientists are increasingly using biochar as a soil amendment. Using chemical fertilizers results in enormous financial burdens and chronic health problems for plants and soils. Global concerns have also increased over the prolonged consumption of foods grown...
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The conventional synthesis of hematite nanoparticles (HNPs) is expensive and creates secondary contaminants. Therefore, to combat these issues, there is a requirement for a cheap, effective, and eco-friendly technique. Herein, HNPs were prepared using the fruit extract of Spondias pinnata – an abundant source available in Western-coastal India. The...
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The phytoremediation potency of Gossypium hirsutum was explored in this research under the influence of pre-identified metal tolerant Streptomyces tritici D5 in Cr enriched sludge soil using various treatment sets (I to V) in a greenhouse setting. Interestingly, the G. hirsutum remarkable remediate the Cr metal from the Cr enriched sludge soil unde...
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Urbanization and pollution are the major issues of the current time own to the exhaustive consumption of fossil fuels which have a detrimental effect on the nation's economies and air quality due to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and shortage of energy reserves. Algae, an autotrophic organism provides a green substitute for energy as well as commer...
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This research was performed to evaluate the possibilities of reducing the physicochemical properties of polluted pond water situated around the magnesite mine tailing through indigenous metal tolerant fungi. The physicochemical analysis results revealed that most of the physicochemical properties of pond water sample were crossing the permissible l...
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Aim of this research was to treat the organics enriched Paper and Pulp Industry (PPI) effluents using multi-metal tolerant predominant indigenous bacterial species. In addition, assessing the potential of treated bacterial biomass as a single cell protein (SCP). The multi-metal tolerant Streptomyces tuirus OS1 was enumerated from the Paper and Pulp...
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This sustainable approach was performed to evaluate the bioremediation potential of cyanide resistant bacterial species on sago industry effluents and assess the possibility of using the yielded biomass as single cell protein (SCP). The predominant cyanide tolerant bacterium enumerated from muddy soil was identified as Streptomyces tritici D5 throu...
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The swift depletion of fossil fuels and their associated environment and economic impact has led the world to explore the sustainable alternate fuels. Amidst the available alternatives lignocellulosic bioethanol provides the edge over the exhausting fossil fuels. In this current study, Response surface methodology, a mathematical and statistical to...
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Access to clean water has reduced in recent years due to pollution and man-made activities. Wastewater treatment regimens are many such as electrocoagulation, adsorption, ozonation, membrane and advanced oxidation processes. Owing to economical, resource availability and ease of operation adsorption has upper hand over all other methods employed in...
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This study was carried out in order to find an environmentally friendly solution to recover the abandoned Cr-enriched sludge soil, which causes a variety of environmental issues. Hence, in this research the influence of pre-identified Brevibacillus borstelensis UTM105 and Brevibacillus borstelensis AK2 coated Jatropha curcas seed in phytoremediatio...
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This research was designed to evaluate the fine quality of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) fabricating proficiency of aqueous leaf extract of Aristolochia bracteolata and evaluate their larvicidal potential against I-IVth instar larvae and pupa of Culex quinquefasciatus. Within 24 h, the A. bracteolata aqueous leaf extract significantly reduced the Ag...
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Green synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are becoming an important candidate for bioremediation and biomedical applications. But in recent trends, more focus is given towards degradation of dyes and application against food pathogens. The synthesis of efficient AgNPs depends on the selection of potential biological material for synthesis. The...
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In this study, silver oxide nanoparticles (Ag2O-NPs) were synthesized from silver nitrate using green amaranth leaf extract as a reducing agent. The degradation of caffeine and inactivation of Escherichia coli (E. coli) by Ag2O-NPs was studied under compact fluorescent lamp illumination irradiation. Apart from that, the antibacterial and antioxidan...
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The aim of this research was to identify a biopolymer producing potential actinobacteria candidate from polluted soil. The Streptomyces toxytricini D2 was enumerated as potential biopolymer producer, which was isolated and characterized using 16S rRNA sequencing. The S. toxytricini D2 produced polymeric granules were categorized through FTIR, 1H NM...
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Zinc oxide reduced into nanosized exhibits antibacterial activity due to the interaction of ZnO with the cell surface and inside of the bacteria making them adaptive candidate for antibacterial activity. ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) synthesized using plant extract and their biomolecules makes them a safer, non-toxic and bactericidal solution against...
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Cellulose nanofiber is one of the predominant biomaterials in carbohydrate polymers and is excellent in recyclability and biodegradability. Due to excellence in mechanical properties, CNF film can be used as a base biomaterial for the fabrication of nanocomposite. The spray-coated cellulose nanofiber was characterized and investigated by UV-VIS abs...
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Every year, millions of people die from cancer, and most anticancer medications have a low specificity of action and significant toxicity, resulting in severe side effects. As a result, the discovery of effective anticancer drugs is a top priority. Hence, the focal point of this research is to synthesize the dragon fruit peel aqueous extract fabric...
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Dye-sensitized solar cell's electron transport layer is responsible for transporting photo-generated electrons to the outer circuit. Utilizing localized surface plasmon resonance, light absorption could be enhanced to a greater degree, which can drive dye molecules to excite more effectively than far-field light, because of increased light absorpti...
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The development of biopolymers has significantly touched each and every sphere of human life due to their eco friendliness and biodegradability. In recent decades, the production of biopolymers gained profound attention due to the serious environmental concerns and threat to the non-renewable resources. The increased use of synthetic plastic in bio...
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The increasing trend of industrialization leads to tremendous release of industrial effluents. Waste water treatment is one of the important sectors to focus in order to overcome the most threatening issue of waste disposal and to ensure sustainability. Sustainable and energy efficient treatment methods are the attractive technologies for their cur...
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Food chain-based waste is generated in tonnes globally and this has led to release of greenhouse gases, poor air quality, land and water pollution. Food wastes are generated in tremendous quantity globally from local producer to international consumers and traders. Authors have used systematic literature review to identify the research gaps, themat...
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Present study deals with a holistic approach to bioenergy production from a single-celled green algae Chlorella pyrenoidosa aiming to valorise all biomass components. In the first phase, the microalgae biomass was used to produce biodiesel in a microwave-assisted biodiesel reactor by in situ transesterification process. The biomass residue left aft...
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A synergistic catalyst was architectured using the hydrothermal crystallization method. Mesoporous material with pore diameter less than 20 nm was grown on the microporous Zeolite HY. The catalysts were characterized by XRD, ICP-OES, BET, TPD, SEM and TEM techniques. The SEM picture portrayed excellent core – shell morphology and TEM analysis corre...
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Aluminum (Al) toxicity is the main constraint for crop cultivation in acidic soils. In this study, Al-tolerant rhizobacteria Kosakonia radicincitans (CABV2) and actinobacteria Streptomyces corchorusii (CASL5) were isolated from Beta vulgaris rhizosphere in acidic soil. Both isolates displayed high tolerance to Al (10 mM), produce siderophores, indo...
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Knowing the antibiotic resistance profile of pathogenic bacteria is essential to finding an appropriate remedy for these issues by sourcing antibacterial agents from plants. The present study exposes the bactericidal potential of different leaf extracts of Blepharis maderaspatensis and Ziziphus oenoplia against multi drug resistant bacterial strain...
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Oral health of an individual is a key factor in initiation of oral cancer. Oral cancer can be classified into five stages and involves several risk factors. Novel and safe therapeutic procedures are necessary for this type of aggressive cancer with high mortality and poor diagnosis. Surgery and radiation are common procedures for treatment of oral...
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The need for an alternative fuel has been growing swiftly owing to the extravagant use of fossil fuels as a sole energy source for all purposes. This paper investigates the performance, emission and noise characteristics of cellulosic biofuel. A series of tests were conducted in a single cylinder, four stroke DI engine to determine the performance...
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Water lettuce ( Pistia stratiotes ) was used in the study to extract cellulose biopolymer. Cellulose extraction was carried out by alkali treatment followed by bleaching. Different methods for extraction of cellulose were carried out and the method which gave high yield was selected. Functional properties like bulk density, packed density, hydrated...
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Emerging pollutants (EPs) are causative for teratogenic and reproductive effects. EPs are detected in all the environmental matrices at higher levels. A suitable model for aquatic toxicity assessment is Hydra, because of morphological, behavioral, reproductive (sexual and asexual), and biochemical changes. Many researchers have used Hydra for toxic...
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Bacterial metabolites are one of the primary sources of drugs that we currently use to treat several diseases. However, bacterial drug discovery and development is a challenging and time-consuming process, and the emergence of new diseases and the development of resistance to currently available drugs demand the discovery of new metabolites with be...
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In this work, TiO2 and Ag doped TiO2 nanoparticles with different concentrations of Ag (0.01 M, 0.03 M, and 0.05 M) were synthesized by facile green synthesis method using grapefruit extract as solvent/reducing agent. X-ray diffraction patterns and the Raman spectra of the prepared material exhibited anatase phase with tetragonal crystal structure....
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This work employed a unique kind of vinicultural biomass (grape residues) to generate fermentative hydrogen. This form of biomass serves two purposes (contains substrate and inoculum). Four mathematical model methods were established; these models were used to represent the fluctuation of hydrogen generation and other fermentation products (organic...
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Metal corrosion is one of the key challenges for materials scientists. This natural process creates loses in a variety of industries and necessitates enormous efforts to mitigate its effects. Organic coatings are still the most commonly utilised technique for protecting metallic materials against corrosion. They have opened a new field of research...
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Different CO2 concentration such as 0.03, 5, 10 and 15% and low-cost urea repletion/starvation in Chlorella vulgaris on growth, total and non-polar lipid content and fatty acid composition was studied. Chlorella vulgaris grown at 0.03% CO2 apparently revealed inferior biomass yield 0.55 g/L on 14th day compared to CO2 supplemented cells. In the cas...
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Worldwide demand for antibiotics and pharmaceutical products is continuously increasing for the control of disease and improvement of human health. Poor management and partial metabolism of these compounds result in the pollution of aquatic systems, leading to hazardous effects on flora, fauna, and ecosystems. In the past decade, the importance of...
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At present, there is a vital need for river water purification by developing new approaches to eliminate bacterial biofilms, textile dyes, and Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) plastics that pose severe threats to human and environmental health. The current work put forward the construction of an eco-friendly green strategy to synthesize zinc oxide n...
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Here in this work a simple and direct method to synthesize Rubik’s cube-like Linda Type (LTA) zeolite NaA structure is reported. Linda Type (LTA) zeolite was synthesized by hydrothermal method without using any organic template additives. The molar ratio of 3.165Na2O:Al2O3:1.926SiO2:128H2O have been used to prepare the zeolite NaA hydrogel. The the...
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Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) has gained great interest as an alternative green technology for bioenergy generation along with reduced sludge production, nutrient recovery, removal of COD and color, etc. during wastewater treatment. However, the MFC has several challenges for real-time applications due to less power output and high ohmic resistance and...
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Industrial wastewater contains heavy metals, colors, dyes, cyanides, and natural manufactured compounds are expanding around the world. It prompts extreme water shortage just as water quality issues. With enhancing worldwide interest for clean and reestablish water for human utilization. Wastewater treatment with membrane innovation is arising as a...
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Emerging pollutants (EPs) are causative for teratogenic and reproductive effects. EPs are detected in all the environmental matrices at higher levels. A suitable model for aquatic toxicity assessment is Hydra, because of morphological, behavioral, reproductive (sexual and asexual), and biochemical changes. Many researchers have used Hydra for toxic...
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Contamination of aquatic systems with pharmaceuticals, personal care products, steroid hormones, and agrochemicals has been an immense problem for the earth's ecosystem and health impacts. The environmental issues of well-known persistence pollutants, their metabolites, and other micro-pollutants in diverse aquatic systems around the world were col...
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The methanolic leaf extract of A. cymosa yielded significant (60-75%) free radical scavenging activity in ABTS [2,2’-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid)] and DPPH (2,2’-diphenyl 1-picryl hydrazyl) assays, in the concentration range of 10-100 μg/mL. The extract showed antioxidant efficacy of 30-65% in reducing power assay and 55% inh...
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In this research, an ample attempt was made to make use of oil extracted from bergamot fruit peel, which can be regarded as a renewable energy source. A systematic experimental approach was adopted to evaluate the feasibility of bergamot peel oil (BGT) as a substitute for gasoline fuel in spark-ignition (SI) engine applications. The oil derived fro...
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The increased use of fossil fuels in the transportation sector has led to an exponential rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide (CO2) is the major cause of global warming resulting in climate change and extreme weather conditions. This study explores the ways of reducing the CO2 emission from the exhaust of a common rail engin...
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This study focuses on bio-hydrogen production from household mixed waste via hydrothermal gasification (HTG) and hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) experiments. HTG and HTL studies were performed at temperature 280-420 °C and 280-360°C, catalyst of 1-5 wt% and varying solvent proportion. Bentonite/Nb-TiO2 catalyst was synthesized via sol-gel method. M...
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This paper reviews the new progress, challenges and barriers on production of pyrolysis oil from the plastic waste. Among the different processes thermal and catalytic are the potential methods to produce oil. Since the global plastic production increased over years the accumulation of plastic waste increases. Thus, converting the waste plastics in...
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Compression ignition (CI) engines used in the transportation sector operates on fossil diesel and is one of the biggest causes of air pollution. Numerous studies were carried out over last two decades to substitute the fossil diesel with biofuels so that the net carbon dioxide (CO2) emission can be minimized. However, the engine performance with th...
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The purpose of this study was to assess the bio-fabrication possibilities of pre-isolated (from bauxite mine tailings) metal-tolerant Aspergillus niger biomass filtrate and the anticancer potential of synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) tested with a Human Cervical cancer cell line (HeLa cells: Henrietta Lacks cells). The nitrate reduction tes...
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This research was performed to evaluate the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) fabricating potential of aqueous shoot extract of Aristolochia bracteolata and also assess the free radicals scavenging potential of synthesized AgNPs. The results obtained from this study showed that the aqueous shoot extract of A. bracteolata has the potential to synthesize...
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Microalgae are the most attractive renewable energy sources for the production of biofuels because of their luxurious growth and lipid accumulation ability in diverse nutritional conditions. In the present study, Desmodesmus sp. VV2, an indigenous microalga, was evaluated for its biodiesel potential using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) to impro...
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The continuous growing demand for fossil fuel puts an enormous pressure on finding a better replacement. This research paper explores the detailed information on the improved production, emission and performance characteristics of the distinct bio-oil derived from the micro algae of Schizochytrium. The algae were grown in the artificial seawater wi...
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Global threat of mortality and morbidity increasing due to pathogenic bacterial infection and disease become a significant concern for human population. Development of multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens has increased the search of alternative to conventional antibiotics and small molecules. Metallic nanoparticles are rapidly growing in the fie...