Research Papers

Applicability of the electrocoagulation process in treating real municipal wastewater containing pharmaceutical active compounds.

Ensanoa Benny Marie B, Boreab Laura, Naddeo Vincenzo, Belgiorno Vincenzo, Luna Mark Daniel G. de, Balakrishnan Malini, Ballesteros Jr Florencio C.
| 2019

​In this study, the viability of using electrocoagulation process as a method for pharmaceuticals removal from real municipal wastewater was demonstrated. Batch experimental runs were performed using a simple laboratory scale electrochemical reactor with aluminium and stainless steel as anode and cathode, respectively. Diclofenac (DCF), carbamazepine (CBZ) and amoxicillin (AMX) were selected as representative of pharmaceuticals frequently detected in the aquatic environment.

Technical analysis for preferring more efficient and green technology for thermal power generation: "Advanced-Ultra Supercritical 760°C"

Dr Shiv Kumar Dube
| 2018

This paper deals with the technical analysis for preferring more "Efficient and Green” of “Advanced-Ultra Supercritical 760°C technology for power generation for achieving more savings on Efficiency, Capital Cost, O&M Cost and with reduced GHG emissions instead of preferring "710°C technology". There is an urgent need for the shifting of the focus of technology development for proposed A-USC (Advanced Ultra-Super Critical) from A-USC-710°C to A-USC-760°C for availing greener and less costly cost power generation option.

Carbon and hydrogen isotope analysis of parathion for characterizing its natural attenuation by hydrolysis at a contaminated site.

Wu Langping , Verma Dipti, Bondgaard Morten, Melvej Anja, Vogt Carsten, Subudhi Sanjukta, Richnow Hans H
| 2018

The applicability of compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) for assessing in situ hydrolysis of parathion was investigated in a contaminated aquifer at a former pesticide wastes landfill site. Stable isotope analysis of parathion extracted from groundwater taken from different monitoring wells revealed a maximum enrichment in carbon isotope ratio of þ4.9‰ compared to the source of parathion, providing evidence that in situ hydrolysis took place.

Climate Change and Women’s Health: Impacts and Opportunities in India

Sorensen Cecilia, Saunik, Sehgal Meena ,Tewary Anwesha , Govindan Mini, Lemery Jay, Balbus John
| 2018

The Call Of The Chengu: An odyssey into the heart of community conservation

Sethi Pia
| 2018

​In a remote area of the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, village communities are creating community conserved areas to protect their forests. They are also working to put an end to hunting and unsustainable fishing. Author writes of the people’s creative efforts to develop bird and biodiversity-based ecotourism

Resurrection of Nalidixic Acid: Evaluation of Water-Based Nanoformulations as Potential Nanomedicine

Pandey Alka , Aggarwal Nisha , Adholeya Alok, Kochar Mandira
| 2018

Resistance to quinolone antibiotics has been a serious problem ever since nalidixic acid was introduced into clinical medicine. Over time, resistance of pathogenic microbes to nalidixic acid led to the design of novel variants to revive its potential application. In the present work, a series of eight nanoformulations of nalidixic acid-based diacyl and sulfonyl acyl hydrazine derivatives were prepared.

An open outdoor algal growth system of improved productivity for biofuel production

Kannan Dheeban Chakravarthi , Venkat Devi
| 2018


Microalgae are among the most promising options for renewable fuel production in the future. Translating high laboratory yields to outdoor productivity has been a major challenge. Outdoor sunlight intensity is much greater than the saturation light intensities of algae. An open outdoor growth system design has been developed based on systematic distribution of sunlight to improve the productivity.

Green Growth Intervention on Employment Generation in India: Dynamic CGE Model Approach

Goswami Anandajit ; Chaudhury Saswata
| 2017

This article highlights the possible impacts of green growth strategies and interventions on skilled and unskilled employment generation in India. Additionally, it indicates how income generation from selected green growth-related potential interventions

can have a ripple effect on selected development indicators, like literacy rates, infant mortality rates, poverty. Job creation might translate to an economic gain for households of different income class across rural and urban India both in the short

​Methodology for Determining Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produce in India

Sharma Jitendra Vir, Gokhale Yogesh, Jain Nishant, Lele Yatish A, Tyagi Aparna, Bhattacharjya Souvik
| 2018

Minor Forest Produce obtained from forests are a crucial commercial resource in the lives oftribals and other forest dwelling communities. More than 100 million rural people depend on the sale of minor forest produce for their livelihoods. These communities are legally empowered with governance of forests as well as ownership of the resource. Yet, not only do the communities remain impoverished, but also the unsustainable harvest of the resource from forests is a major cause of ecological stress.

​Economics, Finance, and the Private Sector

Schwarze Reimund, Meyer Peter, Markandya Anil, Kedia Shailly, Maleki David, de Lara María Victoria Román, Sudo Tomonori, Surminski Swenja, Anderson Nancy, Olazabal Marta, Grafakos Stelios, Dobardzic Saliha
| 2018

​Since cities are the locus of large and rapid socioeconomic development around the world, economic factors will continue to shape urban responses to climate change. To exploit response opportunities, promote synergies among actions, and reduce conflicts, socioeconomic development must be integrated with climate change planning and policies. Public-sector finance can facilitate action, and public resources can be used to generate investment by the private sector. But private-sector contributions to mitigation and adaptation should extend beyond financial investment.