Munusamy Thirumavalavan

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The present work was aimed at developing stability enhanced silica gel-supported macroporous chitosan membrane for immobilization of enzymes. The membrane was surface modified using various cross-linking agents for covalent immobilization of enzyme Bovine serum albumin. The results of FT-IR, UV–vis, and SEM analyses revealed the effect of cross-linking(More)
Nano zinc oxide (ZnO) with moderate surface area and high pore volume were prepared using a facile preparation method. Chitosan was utilized as both chelating and structure directing agent. The application of chitosans in this study suggested that even biowastes can be served in a productive manner economically. The surface modification of chitosan was(More)
This article covers the adsorption capacity of microcystin-LR (MC-LR) onto natural organic matter (NOM) or suspended solids of water samples from reservoirs (Emerald and Jade reservoirs) and rivers (Dongshan, Erhjen and Wukai rivers) in Taiwan to determine the fate, transport behavior and photo-degradation of microcystins in natural water systems. Langmuir(More)
The aim of the present study was to isolate and characterize a proteinaceous α-amylase inhibitor from the whole plant extract of Leucas aspera (Willd) Link. The proteins were further purified by fast and reliable ion-exchange chromatography. A ~ 28 kDa protein from L. aspera inhibited the activity of fungal α-amylase by 90% at 80:1 (inhibitor:enzyme) ratio.(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life threatening opportunistic infections. Reverse transcriptase inhibitors are class of antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection. RTIs inhibit activity of reverse transcriptase, a(More)
A complete set of experiments in two aspects of studies combining the various factors affecting both the preparation and photocatalytic activity of ZnO/Zn nanocomposite obtained using corn starch and cellulose (native and modified) as chelating agents for the photodegradation of methylene blue, and congo red was carried out and discussed. The resulting(More)
The development of a complete set of extensive studies combining both the preparation factors of catalysts and photocatalytic experimental factors for the photodegradation of methylene blue, crystal violet, and Congo red using effective nano zinc oxide (ZnO) obtained from polysaccharides (chitosans, corn starch, and sodium alginate) as chelating agents was(More)
The objective of the present study was to identify the proteome pattern, isolate and study the functions of selective proteins from Ferula asafoetida root exudate using chromatographic techniques. The root exudate proteins were fractionated using ion-exchange and gel filtration chromatography. A range of bioactive protein fractions were then separated in(More)
The influence of two non-ionic surfactants (TX-100 and Brij 35) on a bacterial community and its exoenzymatic activity during polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (naphthalene, phenanthrene and pyrene) biodegradation was evaluated in this study. The result indicated the addition of the non-ionic surfactants altered the profiles of the microbial populations and(More)
A series of silica-supported macroporous chitosan membranes (CM15, CM20, and CM25) was prepared by varying the ratio of 70–230-μm-sized silica particles. These synthesized membranes were further cross-linked using different cross-linking agents for covalent immobilization of biological macromolecules especially enzymes and in this study, Bovine serum(More)