Gautam Roy Chaudhury

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BACKGROUND The use of phenobarbital for childhood epilepsy is controversial because of reported behavioural side-effects; however, whether this research can validly be extrapolated to developing countries is not clear. We undertook a randomised comparison of phenobarbital and phenytoin to assess the acceptability and efficacy of phenobarbital as monotherapy(More)
A novel process was developed using sulfur-oxidizing bacteria to extract metal values like Ni, V and Mo from spent petroleum catalyst. Bacteria were grown in elemental sulfur media for five day and after filtering, the filtrate was used for leaching purpose. Effect of different parameters such as contact time, particle size, pulp density and lixiviant(More)
Recovery of metal values from sulfide ores by use of acidophilic microorganisms is gaining importance. A number of commercial/pilot plants are setup to find out the techno-economic feasibility of the overall process. The main drawback in the process is the slow kinetics of dissolution of metal values from the sulfide ores. To make the technology e(More)
PURPOSE Most people in the world with epilepsy are untreated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). In some developing countries, this is because treatment facilities are unavailable or difficult to access. It has even been suggested that indigenous health systems threaten the prospect of the global control of epilepsy with AEDs. We have investigated patterns and(More)
BACKGROUND Negative societal attitudes towards disability affect the adjustment of parents when their child is diagnosed with epilepsy. Recent studies have suggested that parental and child outcomes, including adjustment, can be influenced by non-directed social support to mothers of children with disability. The objective of our study was to test the(More)
The present study evaluates the feasibility of using a thermally activated fresh water weed in removing Cr(VI) from wastewater through column studies. The effect of flow rate, bed height and Cr(VI) concentration of the feed solution on the adsorption capacity of the activated weed was investigated. The adsorption capacity increased with decrease in both(More)
The removal of fluoride from aqueous solutions has been investigated using various oxide ores such as refractory grade bauxite, feed bauxite, manganese ore, and hydrated oxides of manganese ores (WAD). The refractory grade bauxite showed promising results. The studies were carried out as functions of contact time, pH, concentration of adsorbents,(More)
The present work investigates the adsorptive behavior of As(V) ions with kaolinite, montmorillonite and illite in aqueous medium as a function of As(V) concentration, pH, contact time and temperature. As(V) adsorption on studied clays were pH dependent and maximum adsorption were achieved in the pH range 2.0-5.0. The adsorption data gave good fits with(More)
Only a small fraction of people with epilepsy in developing countries has access to medical facilities. Even with effective treatment, their psychosocial needs are often overlooked in the absence of obvious disability. In rural areas, community-based rehabilitation programmes assist in the integration of people with disabilities into employment and the(More)
The present work was broadly divided into two parts: first, the efficiency of synthetically prepared ferrihydrite and Al-ferrihydrite to adsorb dissolved organic matter (DOM) was tested as a function of time, pH and ionic strength and its effects on specific surface area was found. In the second part, the effect of DOM concentration and solution pH was(More)