Jhimli Bhattacharyya

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An investigation was carried out in the laboratory to find out the microbial dynamics and enzyme activities during rapid composting of municipal solid waste (MSW). Various treatments such as aeration (A), addition of chemical agents (glucose (G) and acetic acid (AA) and application of cellulolytic microbial (M) inoculum (Phanerochaete chrysosporium and(More)
Solid waste management is one of the most challenging issues in urban cities, which are facing a serious pollution problem due to the generation of huge quantities of solid waste. This paper presents an assessment of the existing situation of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in major cities in India. The quantity and composition of MSW vary from(More)
Biomethanation of municipal solid waste (MSW) is a slow process and the yield of biogas is usually low. Enhancement of acidification is necessary to increase the biogas yield in biomethanation of MSW. MSW contains a significant fraction of ligno-cellulosic material. The acidification of these materials influences the biogas yield. In the present study,(More)
Crude oil is a major source of energy and feedstock for petrochemicals. Oily sludge, bio-sludge and chemical sludge are the major sludges generated from the processes and effluent treatment plants of the refineries engaged in crude oil refining operations. Refineries in India generate about 28,220 tons of sludge per annum. Various types of pollutants like(More)
We studied the kinetic and thermodynamic effects of locked nucleic acid (LNA) modifications on parallel and antiparallel DNA duplexes. The LNA modifications were introduced at cytosine bases of the pyrimidine strand. Kinetic parameters evaluated from melting and annealing curves showed that the association and dissociation rate constants for the formation(More)
Four nucleic acid duplexes-DNA/RNA hybrid, RNA/DNA hybrid, RNA duplex, and DNA duplex-were studied under molecular crowding conditions of osmolytes. Destabilization of duplexes (ΔΔG°(25)) indicated that the ΔΔG°(25) values of hybrids were intermediate between those of DNA and RNA duplexes. In the presence of polyethylene glycol 200, the ΔΔG°(25) values were(More)
Solid waste management (SWM) is one of the most challenging issues owing to lack of authentic data on different elements of SWM, namely, storage, collection, transportation, separation, processing and disposal. This study presents an assessment of existing status of SWM in conjunction with municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rates, physical and chemical(More)