Prakash Bhuyar

Prakash Bhuyar
Maejo University | Maecho University · International College (MJU-IC)

D.Pharm. M.Sc. M.Eng. Ph.D
Academician and Biotechnologist

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Introduction
Dr. Prakash Bhuyar has a PhD degree in Industrial Biotechnology from Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia, and currently working as a Lecturer in the International College (MJU-IC), Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prakash is an expert in the research field of Algae, Agricultural Biotechnology, Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Molecular biology, and Wastewater management.
Additional affiliations
February 2021 - present
Maejo University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Research
January 2020 - January 2021
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Research
June 2019 - July 2019
De La Salle University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Researcher
Education
February 2021 - June 2022
Maejo University
Field of study
  • Renewable Energy
November 2017 - June 2020
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Field of study
  • Biotechnology
August 2014 - August 2016
Bangalore University
Field of study
  • Biotechnology

Publications

Publications (61)
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The present investigation aimed to enhance the production of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB). The volatile fatty acid (VFA) was obtained from food industry wastewater using a high-yield VFA extraction system. The experimentation was conducted in two stages: continuous production of VFA and batch production of PHB. During the VFA production, the optimal V...
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The present investigation focuses on creating substantial fermentable sugars from tubers obtained from the northern region of Thailand to advance bioethanol production. The generation of bioethanol from tubers was assessed to chemical and biological pretreatment advancements. The enzymatic pretreatment can significantly improve biomass scarificatio...
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This study aims to produce a significant quantity of fermentable sugars from tubers sourced from northern Thailand to boost bioethanol production. Bioethanol production from Amorphophallus spp. tubers was compared using biological and chemical approaches. The tubers were sliced into small pieces (1–2 cm), dried in a solar oven, and powdered before...
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Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a commercial technology for bioenergy technology, which is a naturally occurring process of various microbial actions that break down organic waste materials and produce energy as biogas. Nevertheless, AD efficiency can be reduced due to substrate loading, ammonia inhibition, low methane yield, and impure feedstock. The...
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Worldwide ethanol consumption is steadily expanding due to fast population expansion and industrialization. The synthesis of ethanol from dried elephant ear plants, as weedy lignocellulosic biomass, was investigated in this study. The effects of a combination of steam explosions at various intervals (0, 15, and 30 min) and CaO obtained from fly ash...
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Bioethanol is considered one of the most promising next-generation automotive fuels, as it is carbon neutral and can be produced from renewable resources, like lignocellulosic materials. The present research investigation aimed to utilize the elephant ear plant, a hazardous plant (weed) also considered an invasive species, as a font of non-edible l...
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Aquilaria malaccensis, the resinous agarwood, is highly valued in the perfumery and medicinal industry. The formation of fragrant agarwood resin inconsistently by various fungi is still not clearly understood. The current study investigated the agarwood quality and fungal diversity in artificially inoculated and naturally infected A. malaccensis. T...
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Escalating necessity over exhausting fossil fuels needs an alternative source of energy. In this investigation, a packed-filter bioreactor was employed to generate hydrogen using sulfite wastewater as a substrate. The seed sludge was obtained from the sewage treatment plant. The results discovered that the substrate concentration was 10 g total sug...
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Biofuels have been regaining popularity due to the increasing price of non-renewable fuels and the higher carbon dioxide emissions. Biofuels are manufactured from plant products and are mainly composed of lignocellulose and starch materials. This investigation aims to produce increased fermentable sugars for enhanced bioethanol production from tube...
Conference Paper
Alternative energy sources are becoming increasingly important across the world. It is feasible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, avoid pollution, and enhance domestic energy and energy system production by utilizing renewable energy sources. Among the potential alternative energy sources; bioethanol is the most widely utilized biofuel in the tra...
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The synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) using mixed microbial cultures (MMC) has been studied in three stages: a sequencing batch reactor, a PHA accumulation reactor, and a pyruvate effect. Tainan pig farm, Chiayi pig farm, and Feng Chia University’s sludge were the three seed sludges tested. Two distinct substrates are used, such as effluent...
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The marine microalgae Nannochloropsis sp. was grown in a different stress factor to produce maximum biomass and lipid production. The experimental stress factors were light, salinity and pH. The result showed that the maximum growth rate of Nannochloropsis sp. was observed best in photoautotrophic, the salinity of 30 ppt and pH of 8 at 25 ºC ± 1. U...
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Malaysia is one of the world’s largest palm oil producers and exporters, which generates several million tons of palm oil mill effluent (POME). POME is discharged into the water sources and considered as a major environmental pollutants in Malaysia. Alternatively, POME also contains some nutrients and several minerals, thereby POME could prove as a...
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Biogas production can be appreciated as an energy source for humankind, and its role in world biomaterial turnover with billions of tons of methane produced annually by microorganisms. Several nanoparticles (NPs) are used for microbes-to-microbes communication in enzymatic reactions for waste conversion into bioenergy. In the anaerobic digestion (A...
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Malaysia is one of the top eight countries that has a drawback of mismanaged plastic waste. This study intended to investigate polymer degradation using the biological technique with the help of microalgae to minimise the time required for biodegradation. This research article aims to identify the collected sample with the most suitable microalgae...
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Present research investigation aimed to explore the pineapple and jackfruit by‐products, the core and the seed, respectively, as a meat tenderizer. The effects of beef samples treated with bromelain and A. heterophyllus protease in four different concentrations (0, 1%, 2%, 3% and 4%) and combination (4% bromelain and 4% A. heterophyllus protease) w...
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Biodiesel is considered as one of the most sustainable alternative form of bioenergy to overcome and compensate the detrimental effect of fossil fuel. Blending of biodiesel into diesel fuel at specific fractions has been mandated in various countries. In this regard, the present study is intended to observe an appropriate proportion of blending of...
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This present research was aimed to contribute fundamental knowledge about genetic diversity in wild Muntingia calabura. Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD); a method that has been widely used to study genetic relationships in fruit crops. In this research investigation, eight accessions were collected, four accessions from Bangkok, Thailand and...
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Bioethanol production from non-crop-based lignocellulosic material is gaining popularity across the world. Lignocellulosic materials are the most abundant renewable organic resources on the planet (200 billion tons per year) and can be converted to ethanol. Aquatic weeds have a rapid rate of reproduction and are high in cellulose and hemicellulose...
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In this present investigation, a packed-filter bioreactor was employed to produce hydrogen utilizing an expired soft drink as a substrate. The effects of feeding substrate concentrations ranging from 19.51, 10.19, 5.34, 3.48, to 2.51 g total sugar/L were examined, and the position of the packed filter installed in the bioreactor at dimensionless he...
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The use of alternative biomass sources that are not competitive with food production is intended for sustainable management in biogas production through anaerobic digestion. This study investigates the Napier grass and cattle slurry-based biogas production application that could be applied more cost-effectively more sustainable production biogas. T...
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Biodiesel is one of the biofuel alternatives obtained from vegetable oils and animal fats, currently being used globally to lessen environmental pollutions. In this research investigation, waste banana peels impregnated with calcium oxide (CaO) were utilized as a catalyst in the transesterification reaction of soybean oil with methanol. The waste o...
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Waste or low-cost feedstock utilization for preparing renewable energy is a noble effort towards a greener environment. In this work, palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD), which is usually transacted at a concession rate versus crude palm oil, is esteri-fied to methyl esters. Conventional catalysts are not feasible in the process since PFAD consists o...
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Macroalgae are considered to be one of the rich lignocellulosic biomass materials. Aquatic biomass has gained more attention to biofuels generation in recent years due to its renewable, abundant, and environmentally friendly aspects. Macroalgae are photosynthetic organisms that are found in both marine and freshwater environments. These are conside...
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Depleting fossil fuels target plant weeds which have the potential to be converted into efficient biofuels. In this study, mimosa seeds were utilized as a substrate for bioethanol production. This investigation was divided into three parts: breaking dor-mancy of seeds, mimosa seeds germination, and bioethanol production from mimosa seeds. Seed dorm...
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The wastewater concentration is commonly acceptable for macroalgae growth; this process consumes water and is applicable for bioremediation. This study evaluated biodiesel's potential production from freshwater macroalga, Nitella sp., using batch experiment. Algae were collected from wastewater saturated from irrigation canals. Water quality and al...
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The large number of wastewaters are generated because of the various production processes. Vegetable and fish processing can be considered an important industry for wastewater generation. The essential method for completing this waste is to digest the organic matter using anaerobic digestion followed by aerobic wastewater treatment processes; howev...
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This investigation was aimed to explore antibacterial and antioxidant compounds in Durio zibethinus (Durian) peel/seed extracts and their effectiveness in preventing meat decay. The antioxidant compound from D. zibethinus peel/seed extracts is determined using total phenolic content (TPC) and total phenolic content (TFC). The antibacterial ability...
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Present work proposes on the synthesis of nano calcium oxide derived from waste cockle shell (Anadara granosa) and applied as heterogenous catalyst in biodiesel production via transesterification reaction under reaction parameter 15:1 methanol to oil ratio, 5 wt.% catalyst and 3 hour reation time and constant temperature at 65 ± 2 °C. The waste coc...
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Biodiesel, an environmentally friendly biomass-based fuel, is gaining popularity globally as a cost-effective way to meet rising fuel demand. However, the high cost of raw materials and catalysts continues to drive up biodiesel production. An alternative feedstock with a heterogeneously catalyzed reaction could be the most cost-effective way to sta...
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Keratin is a major structural protein with high sulphur content. It is predominantly found in chicken feathers, wool, hair, hoof, and nails. Over the years, the accumulation of keratin waste has become an uncontrollable entity throughout the world. Environmental aspects may reduce the load of waste generation by waste process engineering. Such stud...
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Sterile and fresh tissues of three marine macroalgae red, green and brown ( Kappaphycus alvarezii, Kappaphycus striatus and Padina gymnospora ) collected from Malaysia east costal seas were compared for the antioxidants and polysaccharide composition of sugars as well as the active components. Results obtained showed that polysaccharides isolated f...
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The development of the anaerobic digestion (AD) process and its mild operating conditions of complex organic carbon distinguish it from conventional energy technologies and make it highly desirable to meet a sustainable green energy technology. Although, the effectiveness of this AD method is often constructed by few issues such as surface heteroge...
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Present investigation focused on marine microalgae strain Coelastrum sp. for enhanced biodiesel production. Microalgae grow when stressed and produce enhanced lipids despite urea being present. The dry cell weight, chlorophyll (a) content and total biomass yield increased productivity after the addition of urea in the nutrient medium. The chlorophy...
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In the effort to manage global warming and fossil carbon emissions, many countries are suggesting brand-new policies to make their energy matrix much more renewable. The boost share of bioethanol as a transportation fuel becomes a short-term option since its production technology is fully grown and combined with gasoline. The 2nd generation ethanol...
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In this research investigation, three microalgal species were screened (Pleurosigma sp., Amphora sp., and Amphiprora sp.) for lipid content before choosing the potential microalgae for biodiesel production. It was found that the lipid content of Amphiprora sp. was 41.48 ± 0.18%, which was higher than the Pleurosigma sp. (27.3 ± 0.8%) and Amphora sp...
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The potential of microalgae as a source of renewable energy based on wastewater has received increasing interest worldwide in recent decades. A freshwater microalga Chlorella vulgaris was investigated for its ability to remove both nitrogen and phosphorus from three industrial wastewaters which were diluted in microalgae in two different proportion...
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There is a rising demand for light olefins production to meet the increase in human population, burgeoning transportation network and rapid pace of industrialization. Methanol-to-olefins (MTO) conversion process is the most preferentially-selected route to synthesize olefins even though obtaining the high selectivity remains a challenge to this day...
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Medicinal plants are sources of important therapeutic aids for alleviating human ailments. The present research investigation was carried out to study anti-fungal activity of C. asiatica were tested against C. albicans, Aspergillus niger, and Penicillium sp. using two methods, disc diffusion method and broth dilution method. C. asiatica crude metha...
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Cyanobacteria is blue-green microalgae that produces a variety of secondary metabolites such as antibiotic, cytotoxic and antimicrobial agents. Present investigation proposed to study an extraction of active agents from Cyanobacteria and its antibacterial activity. The Cyanobacteria were collected, and isolated colony was found to be Oscillatoria s...
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Process intensification has been a promising tool for efficient energy usage, especially in the production of products that are considered energy sources, such as biodiesel. The very mechanism of ultrasound in aiding the reactions lies in the implosion of cavitation bubbles that generate hot regions with extremely high temperatures that reach as hi...
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This study aimed to explore the antioxidant and antibacterial compounds in P. edulis peels and to identify the effectiveness of P. edulis peels extract on preserved meat. In this research studies, the antioxidant compound from sample extract of P. edulis peel is determined using total flavonoid and total phenolic content respectively. TPC of 7.273...
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This study was designed to examine the in vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of the essential oil and various extracts processed from Jackfruit seed (Artocarpus heterophyllus). Seed extracts obtained from Jackfruit were tested for TPC and TFC, and the TPC of 34.48 ± 1.77 mg GAE/g extract was detected while TFC of 0.19 ± 0.004 mg QE/g extr...
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Background Detoxification of heavy metal pollutants in wastewater has become a serious problem to surrounding environment. This research was conducted to utilize a potential heavy metal-resistant bacterium for the remediation of cobalt metal and simultaneous synthesis of cobalt oxide nanoparticles in the form of powder for various industrial applic...
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Nowadays, the water pollution is leading issue due to palm oil mill effluent (POME), waste from palm oil production is a big problem to Malaysia which is largest palm oil producers. POME containing large amount of chemical oxygen demand (COD) which can cause severe pollution to the environment especially water. This present study designed for cultu...
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The potential of microalgae as a source of bioremediation based on wastewater has received increasing interest throughout the world. A freshwater microalga Chlorella vulgaris was investigated for its ability to reduce salinity from six different poly-chem industrial wastewaters which were diluted in microalgae in three different proportions (namely...
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Biofuels have been regaining popularity due to the rising price of oil, along with the growing concern about global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions. Biofuels are processed from plant resources and are mostly made up of cellulose, which is one of the toughest materials. If cellulose can be turned into biofuel, it could be more efficient t...
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In this investigation microalgae Chlorella sp. were isolated and identified from the industrial wastewater. Microalgae species was mass cultivated by using BG11 medium. After 30 days, mixture of Chlorella with different wastewater A, B, C, D, E and F with different ration of Chlorella: wastewater which were 1:6, 1:1, and 2:1. Incubated at room temp...
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The economic globalization and rapid energy depletion require alternative forms of energy which is more reliable, sustainable and renewable without causing adverse effects to the life forms. Microalgae are currently considered to be one of the most promising alternative sources for biodiesel and the application of phytohormones has also been consid...
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Background Marine algae used as a food source for ocean life and range in color from red to green to brown grow along rocky shorelines around the world. The synthesis of silver nanoparticles by marine alga Padina sp. and its characterization were fulfilled by using UV-visible spectrophotometer, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning elec...
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Seaweeds can produce variety of bioactive components for the benefits of humans. Malaysia is one of the countries to produce red seaweeds, which are popular secondary metabolites. Kappaphycus species, largest tropical red algae exhibit the high growth rate. It was reported that its biomass can grow double in just 15 to 30 days. Therefore, this inve...
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In this study, the research was made to understand the knowledge widely related to the degradation process of polyethylene polymer. The mode of treatment that involves in the degradation process of polyethylene is physical treatment while the method of degradation used is photo-degradation of UV light. By using the physical treatment of UV irradiat...
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Today the use of plastic wastes (high density and low density polyethylene) have become an unavoidable entity of human life, these wastes continuously accumulating in the environment and becoming worldwide ecological threat. This accumulation can be hazardous and may cause some environmental disturbances. The conventional methods used for polymer d...