Seralathan Kamalakannan

Seralathan Kamalakannan
Chonbuk National University | cbnu

Ph.D.

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April 2018 - April 2022
Jeonbuk National University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
April 2013 - March 2018
Jeonbuk National University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
April 2011 - March 2013
Chonbuk National University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
November 2000 - June 2006
University of Madras
Field of study
  • Applied Microbiology-Applied Geology

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Publications (159)
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Heavy metal pollution in aquatic systems has become a major problem worldwide. The present study was designed to assess bioaccumulation of metals, Cu, Zn, Pb, and Cr, in fish species such as Lutjanus fulviflamma, Chanos chanos, Arius sp., and Terapon jarbua, commonly present in the Pulicat Lake, a brackish water ecosystem located in north Chennai c...
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The wide use of antibiotics has caused their continual release and persistence in the eco-system, subsequently giving birth to antibiotic resistant bacterial species in the aquatic environment, thereby necessitating immediate and efficient remediation of the contaminated environment. In the present study, we synthesized Ag/Ag2S@BiOI nanowires with...
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Development of novel and eco-friendly composite photocatalysts for the efficient removal of contaminants from wastewater is the need of the hour. In this study, visible light responsive novel graphene aerogel/bismuth oxyiodide (GA/BiOI) composite was synthesized via low-temperature solvothermal method. The synthesized GA/BiOI composite was tested f...
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Synthetic azo dyes are extensively used in the textile industries, which are being released as textile effluent into the environment presence of azo dyes in the environment is great environmental concern therefore treatment of textile effluent is crucial for proper release of the effluent into the environment. Electrochemical oxidation (EO) is exte...
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Pharmaceuticals and personal care products occupy a predominant position with respect to both utility and release into the ecosystem, thereby contributing to environmental pollution at alarming rates. Of the several methods identified to minimize the concentration of PPCPs, nanomaterial based photocatalysis seems to be a potential alternative for i...
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A simple, cost effective and eco-friendly silver nanoparticle (AgNPs) was synthesized by wild edible Macrolepiota mushroom. Nanoparticles were characterized by UV–visible, FTIR, XRD analysis and TEM analysis. The characterized studies confirmed the spherical shape of AgNPs with 20–50 nm size. Biocorrosion efficacy of myco-synthesized AgNPs and the...
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In this work, chitosan and poly(vinylpyrrolidone) based (3-mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane (MPTMS) crosslinked hydrogels were prepared for application in drug delivery systems. The swelling behavior in distilled water started to increase until the crosslinker concentration reached the optimum level. The most significant swelling characteristic is n...
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WO3/Zeolite/V2O5 (TZV) composite synthesized through co-precipitation was used for the degradation of Bisphenol-A (BpA). XRD and Raman spectra were employed to ascertain the crystallinity of the composite. The pristine nature of the compound without any free particles over the zeolite surface was established through FESEM, thus, substantiating the...
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In the present study, shell-type mesoporous silica-manganese dioxide (MPS-(MnO2)) nanocomposite was prepared and subsequently assessed for photodegradation of Methylene blue (MB) in synthetic solution under visible light. Electron micrographs show that MPS-(MnO2) composite was spherical and the average particle size was ∼180 nm. Elemental compositi...
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This study assessed the Cr(VI) removal efficiency, detoxification, and biocompatibility of polypyrrole/zeolite (PPy/Ze) nanocomposite. The composite was prepared by oxidative polymerization of pyrrole with zeolite. Structural study through scanning electron microscope showed that PPy/Ze nanocomposite was circular in shape with size ranging from 30...
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In this work, we prepared nanocomposites of nickel-decorated manganese oxynitride on graphene nanosheets and demonstrated them as photocatalysts for degradation of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA). The catalyst exhibited a high degradation efficiency over ASA under visible light irradiation and an excellent structural stability after multiple uses. Compa...
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Synthetic dyes are among the common pollutants in the ecosystem. In the present study, polypyrrole/zeolite (PPy/Ze) nanocomposite was prepared and subsequently assessed for the removal of Reactive blue (RB) and Reactive red (RR) from synthetic solution. The polymeric PPy/Ze composite was synthesized by chemical oxidation of pyrrole in the presence...
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In this present study, spherical shaped zinc ferrite (Zn/Fe 2 O 4) were prepared as uniformly sized (65 ± 0.5 nm) nanoparticles with band gap (2.00 eV) in a visible light regime and employed for the photocatalytic degradation of carbamazepine (CBZ). The doping of Zn decreased the band gap (from 2.00 to 1.98 eV) and enhanced the absorption of visibl...
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A simulated visible light-mediated iron oxide-titania (IoT) nanocomposite was employed to degrade the antibiotic norfloxacin (NFN) photocatalytically. The photocatalyst were prepared using a sol-gel method with controlled titania loadings to iron oxide by altering the fabrications step. The nanocomposites were structurally characterized by field em...
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Berries are rich in bioactive phytochemicals and phenolic compounds. In the present study, strawberry leaves obtained from Nangsan-myeon, Jeollabuk-do, Korea in 2019 were fermented using Lactiplantibacillus plantarum B1-4 and studied for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Comparative testing of active ingredients in the raw and fermented...
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Vinegar is a common food additive produced by acetic acid bacteria (AAB) during fermentation process. Low yield and long incubation time in conventional vinegar fermentation processes has inspired research in developing efficient fermentation techniques by the activation of AAB for acetic acid production. The present study intends to enhance vinega...
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Dyes and heavy metals pollution have become a major environmental concern worldwide. Various methods, such as advanced oxidation, biodegradation, precipitation, flocculation, ultra filtration, ion-exchange, electro-chemical degradation and coagulation, have been proposed for the removal of dyes and heavy metals from contaminated wastewater. Of thes...
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Reduced graphene oxide/cadmium sulfide (RGOCdS) nanocomposite synthesized through solvothermal process was used for methylparaben (MeP) degradation. The crystallinity of the nanocomposite was ascertained through X-ray diffraction. High resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM) results proved the absence of any free particle beyond the cat...
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Herein, carboxymethyl chitosan and poly(vinylpyrrolidone) based hydrogels were synthesized by electron beam irradiation with dose variations (15 kGy, 30 kGy, and 45 kGy) for drug delivery applications. Irradiation crosslinked hydrogels were characterized for swellings in different medias, chemical, thermal, cell cytotoxicity, and drug release aspec...
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Microbial water pollution has gained increased attention due to its detrimental effects on humans and to the planet. Photocatalytic disinfection is reported as an efficient method for the treatment of microbial polluted waters. The current study evaluates the photocatalytic disinfection properties of graphene oxide/V2O5/Pt (GOV-Pt(1%)) nanocomposit...
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BACKGROUND BTEX removal is gaining increased attention owing to the detrimental impacts caused to human health, the foremost being neurological impairments. Thus, this study is intended to assess the efficiency of Zinc-Ferrite/V2O5 (ZFV) nanocomposite for photocatalytic degradation of BTEX isomers in aqueous solution. Furthermore, the developed cat...
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The present study explored the immobilization of laccase onto iron magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) to enhance its enzymatic properties and applications. The immobilization process was optimized using Box–Behnken design (BBD). BBD showed significance towards the quadratic model with experimental data. Maximum laccase activity recovery (99%) of the pre...
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Marine snails are abundant sources of biologically important conopeptides with their potential applications in drug development. The present study aimed to identify the potential conopeptides from the venom duct of Conus inscriptus. After extraction conopeptides were characterized by liquid chromatography–mass spectrometric analysis showing totally...
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The present study reports an eco-friendly phytosynthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) using Candelabra cactus flower extract. The structural and functional properties of the synthesized ZnONPs were examined through various instrumentation. Transmission electron microscopy analysis revealed sphere-shaped ZnONPs between 10-30 nm in size. The...
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The present study explores the rapid chlopyrifos (CPs) biodegradation potential of plant growth promoting (PGP) psychrophilic bacteria isolated from brackish water by enrichment culture technique. Based on biochemical tests and 16 S rDNA sequencing the isolate was identified as Shewanella sp. The isolate Shewanella BT05 showed significant growth ra...
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Fermented extracts have evolved to be a potential alternative to synthetic chemicals, owing to their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. This study intends to assess the potential of fermented Zanthoxylum schinifolium extract for use in biomedical applications. Probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus rhamnosus A6-5, were deployed as a seed c...
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Chelate-assisted phytoextraction is proposed to be an effective approach for the removal of metals from contaminated soil. Organic chelators can improve this biological technique by increasing metal solubility. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of improving the phytoextraction of lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) by the application of...
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Soil contamination with benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene isomers (BTEX) has raised increasing concern because of its high solubility in water and toxicity to biotic communities. This study aims at investigating the process and prospects of deploying bioelectrochemical system (BES) for the removal of BTEX from artificially contaminated soil...
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The cover image is based on the Research Article V2O5/RGO/Pt nanocomposite on oxytetracycline degradation and pharmaceutical effluent detoxification by Mohan, H et al., DOI: 10.1002/jctb.6238. The cover image is based on the Research Article V2O5/RGO/Pt nanocomposite on oxytetracycline degradation and pharmaceutical effluent detoxification by Mohan...
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The present study is aimed to isolate and identify polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) degrading bacteria from brackish water and to assess the biodegradation efficiency against low and high molecular weight PAHs. Among 15 isolates, the isolate designated as RM effectively degraded 100 mg/L of phenanthrene (Phe) (67.0%), pyrene (Pyr) (63.0%), n...
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The aim of the present study is to assess the influence of vermi-wash (VW) and citric acid (CA) on Sorghum bicolor growth and phytoaccumulation of lead (Pb) and nickel (Ni) contaminated soil. The biomass of the S. bicolor has been enhanced by the addition of VW (24 and 26%) and CA (11 and 9%) in Pb and Ni contaminated soil, respectively. The VW tre...
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Lignocellulosic agricultural bi-products, pearl millet (PM) and finger millet (FM) husks, were used for the production of laccase using Bacillus sp. PS under solid-state fermentation (SSF). Abiotic variables such as substrate (PM, FM) concentration (1–5%), incubation time (24–96 h) and pH (5–10) were optimized using Response surface methodology (RS...
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The increasing prevalence of antibiotics in the environment has promoted the development of antibiotic resistant microorganisms, and novel approaches are needed to effectively remove antibiotics from water and mitigate this worldwide problem. A reduced graphene oxide‐V2O5 (RGOV) nanocomposite was synthesized and used for photocatalytic degradation...
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Rhodobacter sp. BT18, a phototrophic salt-resistant bacterium, was isolated from brackish water and screened for the production of exopolysaccharides (EPS). The effect of different light sources on the growth of Rhodobacter sp. BT18 was investigated. The effect on the growth order was found to be blue > white > green > red > yellow > dark. Based on...
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The porcine myeloid antimicrobial peptide (PMAP), one of the cathelicidin family members, contains small cationic peptides with amphipathic properties. We used a putative lysozyme originated from the bacteriophage P22 (P22 lysozyme) as a fusion partner, which was connected to the N-terminus of the PMAP36 peptide, to markedly increase the expression...
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The effectiveness of inexpensive agro-industrial wastes such as sugarcane molasses, paper mill effluent, and dairy effluent for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) using Bacillus subtilis RS1 was assessed in this study. Laboratory-scale fermentations were carried out with both raw and pre-treated agro-industrial effluents, and maximum PH...
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The prospective of indigenous Pseudomonas sp. (RPT) and neem oil cake for enhanced removal of chromium (Cr) from contaminated soil microcosm was explored in this study. The bacteria were isolated from Cr-contaminated soil and identified as Pseudomonas sp. based on partial 16S rDNA sequencing. The isolate RPT showed high Cr(VI) tolerance (1000 mg/l)...
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Coir pith biochar obtained by pyrolysis process is used for Cr(VI) removal from aqueous solution. The biochar has 0.27% moisture and 61.0% carbon contents. Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the coir pith biochar shows irregular plates with several developed mesopores over the surface. The coirpith sample optimized with different pH conditions,...
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In this study, we report the potential use of market vegetable waste for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). The AuNPs were synthesised using a green method without using any harmful chemical. The AuNPs obtained from vegetable wastes were characterised by UV– vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy...
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In the present study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized using market vegetable waste extract. The formation of AgNPs was observed by a change in the reaction mixture colour from colourless to brown, after the addition of vegetable waste extract. The bioreduced AgNPs were characterized using transmission electron microscopy, scanning ele...
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The role of polypyrrole-cellulose (PPy-Ce) nanocomposite for the removal of Ni(II) from aqueous solution was investigated by batch experiments. The PPy-Ce nanocomposite was prepared by chemical oxidate polymerization of pyrrole monomer with cellulose. Transmission electron micrography (TEM) showed the size of the particles varied from 80 to 95 nm....
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In the present study, we have reported an eco-friendly, rapid, and simple method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Bauhinia purpurea flower extract as non-toxic bioreducing agent. The formation of AgNPs was confirmed by UV-visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy and energy-dis...
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Difructose dianhydride IV (DFA-IV) is produced from levan, which is a natural polysaccharide that belongs to the fructan family, through the activity of levan fructotransferase (LF) derived from microorganisms. Recently, DFA-IV has been expected to have diverse applications in the food and medical industry. Here, we examined the potential applicati...
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Cellulase is an enzyme that degrades the linear polysaccharide like cellulose into glucose by breaking the β-1,4- glycosidic bonds. These enzymes are the third largest enzymes with a great potential towards the ethanol production and play a vital role in degrading the biomass. The production of ethanol depends upon the ability of the cellulose to u...
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Objective of the study was to isolate heavy metal resistant bacteria from chromium-contaminated subsurface soil and investigate biosurfactant production and heavy metal bioremediation. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence and phylogenetic analysis, the isolate was identified as Rahnella sp. RM. The biosurfactant production by heavy metal resistant Rahne...
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Benzenesulfonic acid-doped polyaniline nanorods were synthesized by oxidative polymerization of aniline and were subsequently used for the decolorization of simulated reactive dye bath effluent. Transmission electron micrograph showed that the size of the nanorods varied from 60 to 90 nm. Fourier transform infrared pattern of nanorods indicate that...
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Fixed-bed column studies were conducted to evaluate the potential of co-immobilized (activated carbon and Bacillus subtilis) (CI) beads for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution. The impact of various parameters such as initial Cr(VI) concentrations (100, 150, and 200 mg/L), flow rate (3, 9, and 15 mL/min), and bed depth (10, 15, and 20 cm) o...
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In order to realize the effective measurement of environmental pollution loss (EPL) caused by waste gas emits from energy consumption in industrial parks, it is built a shadow price model of waste gas emits in this study on the basis of literature review and status analysis. The measurement model is applied to Nanjing MV Industrial Park by using re...
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Finding appropriate rooftop vegetation may improve the quality of runoff from green roofs. Portulaca grandiflora was examined as possible vegetation for green roofs. Green roof substrate was found to have low bulk density (360.7 kg/m(3)), high water holding capacity (49.4%), air-filled porosity (21.1%) and hydraulic conductivity (5270 mm/h). The op...
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The aim of the present study was to assess the bioremediation potential of endophytic bacteria isolated from roots of Tridax procumbens plant. Five bacterial endophytes were isolated and subsequently tested for minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) against different heavy metals. Amongst the five isolates, strain RM exhibited the highest resistanc...