An Assessment of Ground Water Potential for state of Kerala, India: A Case Study
Jayasankar Parvathi, Babu M N Sridar
The southern state of Kerala in India, known as ‘God’s Own Country’, is blessed with plenty of water resources that include chains of backwater bodies, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, springs and wells. Although, the state receives abundant rainfall throughout the year, the region’s topography and soil characteristics, combined with rapid urbanization are causing significant stress to its ground water level. Therefore, it has become imperative for researchers, scientists, administrators, and policy-makers to analyze the present ground water situation of the state.
Novel Targets and Advancements 18 in Drug Discovery: The Case of HIV-AIDS
Nihar Ranjan, Umesh Kumar, and Sunil K. Deshmukh
Since the very first report of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the early 1980s in the United States, a number of advancements have taken place both in the structural and functional aspects of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) life cycle as well as anti-HIV drug design. While new drugs have come to the market and combination therapies have increased life expectancy, resistance and viral mutations have mandated introduction of new drugs in the market. Apart from two main classes of HIV inhibitors (reverse transcriptase and
Development of a novel myconanomining approach for 2 the recovery of agriculturally important elements from 3 jarosite waste.
Bedi Ankita, Singh Braj Raj, Deshmukh Sunil K, Aggarwal Nisha, Barrow Colin J, Adholeya Alok
In this study, an ecofriendly and economically viable waste management approach have been attempted towards the biosynthesis of agriculturally important nanoparticles from jarosite waste. Aspergillus terreus strain J4 isolated from jarosite (waste from Debari Zinc Smelter, Udaipur, India), showed good leaching efficiency along with nanoparticles (NPs) formation under ambient conditions. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) confirmed the formation of NPs.
Nonribosomal Peptides from Marine Microbes and Their Antimicrobial and Anticancer Potential.
Agrawala Shivankar, Adholeya Alok, Barrow Colin J., Deshmukh Sunil Kumar
Marine environments are largely unexplored and can be a source of new molecules for the treatment of many diseases such as malaria, cancer, tuberculosis, HIV etc. The Marine environment is one of the untapped bioresource of getting pharmacologically active nonribosomal peptides (NRPs). Bioprospecting of marine microbes have achieved many remarkable milestones in pharmaceutics.
Recent applications of enzymes in personal care products
Deshmukh SK, Verekar SA, Ganguli, BN
Fungi: An Amazing and Hidden Source of Antimycobacterial compounds
Deshmukh S.K, Verekar, S.A., Ganguli, B.N.
Tuberculosis is an endemic disease of the poverty ridden, undernourished and over populated countries of the world. It is also a systemic disease that is extremely dependent on the physiology of the system it invades and thus varies signifi cantly from person to person. New developments in the treatment of this d isease have rarely percolated down to the larger sections of the under privileged in our societies. The need for highly active, long acting, yet less expensive drugs against Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis still exists.
Review of MBBR models for treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater
Manuja Sourabh, Tripathi Raj Deep, Siddiqui Faisal Zia
The conventional waste water treatment technologies are based on processes like Activated sludge process, Extended aeration, Submerged aerobic fixed film reactor, Trickling filter or Rotating Biological Contactor. However, in the recent years there has been a shift towards adoption of Sequential batch reactor (SBR) and Moving bed biological reactor (MBBR). This paper reviews various MBBR models available in the Indian market for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater and their effect on reactor volume and media quantity.
Variation in air quality at Filling Stations, Delhi, India, International Journal of Environmental Studies
Sehgal, M, Suresh R, Sharma VP, and Gautam SK
The air was monitored for two consecutive periods, in the dry and the rainy seasons (2009–2010) at 40 petroleum-filling stations in the Indian capital, Delhi, to assess variations in carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, PM10, PM2.5, benzene, toluene and xylene content. PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations exceeded the national ambient air quality standards at all the monitoring locations with maximum values of 1105 and 625 micro gm_3, respectively, in the dry season.