Madhurima Pandey

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The cadmium removing capacity of a biosorbent Calotropis procera, a perennial wild plant, is reported here. The biomass was found to possess high uptake capacity of Cd(II). Adsorption was pH dependent and the maximum removal was obtained at two different pH i.e. pH 5.0 and 8.0. Maximum biosorption capacity in batch and column mode was found to be 40 and(More)
The study reports the use of three biomarkers i.e. total arsenic in hair and nails, total arsenic in blood, and total arsenic in urine to identify or quantify arsenic exposure and concomitant health effects. The main source of arsenic was inorganic exposure through drinking water. The arsenic levels and the health effects were analyzed closely in a family(More)
A biomass derived from the plant Momordica charantia has been found to be very efficient in arsenic(III) adsorption. An attempt was made to use this biomass for arsenic(III) removal under different conditions. The parameters optimized were contact time (5-150 min), pH (2-11), concentration of adsorbent (1-50 g/l), concentration of adsorbate (0.1-100mg/l),(More)
Research findings are often not adopted by farmers, for which many reasons have been suggested including poor communication between researchers and farmers. Mother–baby trials, involving on-farm participation to introduce and test technology options, was used to evaluate possible nutrient management technologies in a soybean–wheat system on vertisols(More)
The objective of the present work was to investigate the removal of Ni(II) by the fresh biomass (FBM) and chemically treated leached biomass (LBM) of Calotropis procera. The scope of the work included screening of the biosorbents for their metal uptake potential, batch equilibrium, column mode removal studies and kinetic studies at varying pH (2-6), contact(More)
The INTEGRAL observatory has discovered a variety of hard X-ray sources in the Galactic plane since its launch. Using GMRT, we have made repeated observations of these sources to search for the radio counterparts of seventeen of them at low frequencies. The source positions were taken from the various ATEL and IAUC reporting their discovery. Possible radio(More)
This paper has studied the environmental deterioration due to copper mining in Malanjkhand at Central-east India. No data is available on environmental degradation at the studied site although geological aspects are well studied. Mine drainage from the mines is definitively toxic. The site is also undergoing various stages of acid mine drainage (AMD)(More)
This paper reports the high biosorptive properties of an indigenous plant for Cr(VI) biosorption. The biomass uptake capacity is found 85 mg Cr(VI)/gm of biomass in batch mode. The influence of different experimental parameters such as pH, dose of adsorbent and Cr(VI) levels (15–200 mg/l), effect of contact time etc. on biosorption was evaluated. The(More)
Arsenic is the focus of public attention because of its wider prevalence and toxicity. Proper sampling is important in characterizing toxic water contaminants in the groundwater. The present paper studies aspects of sampling, preservation artifacts, analytical issues etc. in a natural arsenic contaminated groundwater. The samples were collected from arsenic(More)
This study has been focused on the efficient removal of Pb (II) from contaminated waters by biosorption using plant derived material. Accordingly an indigenous shrub, Tinospora cordifolia has been identified as the most suitable biosorbent. The plant biomass was subjected to optimization of various parameters such as the pH, equilibrium time, dosage,(More)
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