Solid waste management
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

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.02.006

Abstract
  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

Environmental biology and biotechnology
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

http://dx.doi.org/10.7508/gjesm.2016.01.007

Abstract
  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