Environmental Engineering
1. An integrated approach of composting methodologies for solid waste management

K. Kumaresan; R. Balan; A. Sridhar; J. Aravind; P. Kanmani

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 157-162


  Organic fraction of solid waste, which upon degradation produces foul smell and generates pathogens, if not properly managed. Composting is not a method of waste disposal but it is a method of waste recycling and used for agricultural purposes. An integrated approach of composting methodology was tested ...  Read More

2. Optimization of chromium(VI) biosorption using gooseberry seeds by response surface methodology

J. Aravind; P. Kanmani; G. Sudha; R. Balan

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 61-68


  The current investigation presents the role of gooseberry (Phyllanthus acidus) seeds as an effective biosorbent for remediating chromium (VI)), a toxic heavy metal pollutant commonly found in effluents from tanneries and relevant industries. Biosorption was affected by pH, temperature and initial metal ...  Read More

3. Equilibrium and kinetic study on chromium (VI) removal from simulated waste water using gooseberry seeds as a novel biosorbent

J. Aravind; G. Sudha;; P. Kanmani; A.J. Devisri; S. Dhivyalakshmi; M. Raghavprasad

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2015, , Pages 233-244


  Gooseberry seed (Phyllanthus acidus) was used as an adsorbent to determine its feasibility for the removal of Cr(VI). Various parameters such as pH, temperature, contact time, initial metal concentration and adsorbent dosage were investigated to determine the biosorption performance. Equilibrium was ...  Read More

4. Optimizing the production of Polyphosphate from Acinetobacter towneri

J. Aravind; T. Saranya; P. Kanmani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, , Pages 63-70


  Inorganic polyphosphates (PolyP) are linear polymers of few to several hundred orthophosphate residues, linked by energy-rich phosphoanhydride bonds. Four isolates had been screened from soil sample. By MALDI-TOF analysis, they were identified as Bacillius cereus, Acinetobacter towneri, B. megaterium ...  Read More