Gayathri M Natarajan

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Conventional leaching (extraction) methods for gold recovery from electronic waste involve the use of strong acids and pose considerable threat to the environment. The alternative use of bioleaching microbes for gold recovery is non-pollutive and relies on the secretion of a lixiviant or (bio)chemical such as cyanide for extraction of gold from electronic(More)
Gold was recovered from electronic scrap material (ESM) as gold-cyanide complex by Chromobacterium violaceum which produces cyanide as a secondary metabolite. The effect of pretreatment and mutation of alkali-tolerant bacteria was examined. Pretreatment dissolved most of the base metals, thereby reducing competition for the cyanide ion from other metals. As(More)
We describe the case of a previously healthy 22-year-old man who presented with anginal chest pain and was diagnosed with a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. For 3 weeks, he had been ingesting the dietary supplements Jack3d® (principal ingredient, 1,3-dimethylamylamine) and Phenorex™ (principal ingredient, Citrus aurantium) daily, before undertaking(More)
Rapid technological advancement and relatively short life time of electronic goods have resulted in an alarming growth rate of electronic waste which often contains significant quantities of toxic and precious metals. Compared to conventional recovery methods, bioleaching is an environmentally friendly process for metal extraction. Gold was bioleached from(More)
Oxygen consumption of gill, brain and muscle tissues of Channa striatus exhibits a clearcut circadian rhythm with a maximum uptake at 18.00 h. Metasystox exposure decreased the oxygen consumption of all tissues. Maximum reduction is noted in gill followed by brain and muscle. The peak period of oxygen consumption is also eliminated in the pesticide-treated(More)
Chinese Leishmania isolate MHOM/CN/90/SC10H2 (L. H2), which was obtained from the spinal cords of patients from the Sichuan province of China, is an uncharacterized, pathogenic species closely related to Leishmania tarentolae. The in vitro transformation rate of L. H2 promastigotes into amastigotes has not been studied. This study is the first to(More)
In the present experiment effect of electroplating industrial effluent chromium on the behavioral responses of freshwater air-breathing cat fish Mystus cavasius was studied. The toxicity of chromium to aquatic life is strongly influenced by the form of chromium and quality of water. The two most prevalent chromium forms found in plating industry waste water(More)
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