Debes Bhattacharyya

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Osteopontin (OPN) is a sialic acid-rich, adhesive, extracellular matrix (ECM) protein with Arg-Gly-Asp cell-binding sequence that interacts with several integrins, including alpha(v)beta(3). Since the ECM is a key regulator of mammary gland morphogenesis, and mammary epithelial cells express OPN at elevated levels, we sought to determine whether this(More)
Straining of PVA/PE and PVA/PP blends (70:30) is monitored by small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS). Sheet-extruded films with different predraw ratio are investigated. The discrete SAXS of predrawn samples originates from polyolefin nanofibrils inside of polyolefin microfibrils immersed in a PVA matrix. PE nanofibrils deform less than the macroscopic strain(More)
In an attempt to concurrently address the issues related to landfill gas emission and utilization of organic wastes, a relatively novel idea is introduced to develop biocomposites where biochar made from pyrolysis of waste wood (Pinus radiata) is added with the same wood, plastic/polymer (polypropylene) and maleated anhydride polypropylene (MAPP).(More)
The widespread applications of biochar in agriculture and environmental remediation made the scientific community ignore its mechanical properties. Hence, to examine the scope of biochar's structural applications, its mechanical properties have been investigated in this paper through nanoindentation technique. Seven waste derived biochars, made under(More)
To identify a route for organic wastes utilisation, biochar made from various feedstocks (landfill pine saw dust, sewage sludge, and poultry litter) and at diverse pyrolysis conditions, were collected. These biochars were used to fabricate wood and polypropylene biocomposites with a loading level of 24 mass%. The composites were tested for their mechanical,(More)
Novel, aerobic sequencing batch reactor technology was tested as a polishing step for anaerobically treated textile wastewater containing dye. Operation cycle times of 6, 8 and 12 hours were studied using discrete phase periods. The SBRs were able to further remove influent dye concentration of as little as 5 mg/L, and remove highly variable loadings of COD(More)
A step towards sustainability was taken by incorporating waste based pyrolysed biochar in wood and polypropylene biocomposites. The effect of biochar particles on the chemistry and thermal makeup of the composites was determined by characterising them through an array of characterisation techniques such as 3D optical profiling, X-ray diffraction,(More)
This research integrates two different concepts of anaerobic biotechnology- two-phase anaerobic treatment and anaerobic granular sludge bed technology, in treatment of colored wastewaters from textile industries. Four anaerobic reactors based on upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) technology were used as acid reactors and an expanded granular sludge bed(More)
Biocomposites have been used for sustainability for a few years now and considerable advancements have been made to perfect the physical and mechanical properties. However, there still remain some considerable disadvantages (such as inferior mechanical strength, thickness swell, and rotting) which restrict their proper utilization in wider markets. Attempts(More)