Pravin R. Puranik

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Mycelial wastes of microbial origin from fermentation industries have been recognized as potential biosorbents for decontamination of waste waters containing heavy metals. Dried, nonliving, granulated biomass of Streptoverticillium cinnamoneum was used for the recovery of lead and zinc from solutions. It was found that pretreatment of the biomass with(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the ability of selected strains of cyanobacteria and microalgae to biosynthesize silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) by using two procedures; (i) suspending the live and washed biomass of microalgae and cyanobacteria into the AgNO3 solution and (ii) by adding AgNO3 into a cell-free culture liquid. Ag-NPs were biosynthesized by(More)
The biosorption process for removal of lead, cadmium, and zinc by Citrobacter strain MCM B-181, a laboratory isolate, was characterized. Effects of environmental factors and growth conditions on metal uptake capacity were studied. Pretreatment of biomass with chemical agents increased cadmium sorption efficiency; however, there was no significant(More)
Soil Pollution due to various anthropogenic activities is harmful to human health and phytoremediation is one of the best and cheap way to remove heavy metal s from soil because heavy metals must be trans located and accumulated in the easily harvested part of the plants and Microbial activity in the rhizosphere of plants is several orders of magnitude(More)
Biosorption of cadmium from solution was studied using a hamycin-producing Streptomyces pimprina waste biomass. Mycelial pretreatments with 80% ethanol increased the uptake of cadmium threefold. The rate of uptake of the metal was maximum in the first 10 min and the equilibration of the system was achieved after 60 min. At pH 2.0 there was no adsorption of(More)
Zinc and iron are the key minerals in the development of broiler poultry birds. The study was undertaken to check the applicability of Spirulina platensis enriched with iron and zinc as a feed supplement for broilers. Spirulina platensis an isolate from Lonar lake was mass cultivated in race way open ponds. The biomass on dewatering exposed to metal(More)
The present study is an investigation into the adsorption of zinc metal on marine diatom Nitzschia sp. under the influence of ultraviolet radiation to reveal the possible role of radiation in metal biomineralization. Nitzschia sp. was isolated from marine habitat and gradually acclimatized to UVA, UVB, and zinc (30 mg/L). The culture was subjected to(More)
The present study reports a process wherein CO2 is captured in the form of bicarbonates using calcium oxide and photosynthetically fixed into biomass. Microalgal cultures viz. Chlorella sorokiniana PAZ and Arthrospira sp. VSJ were grown in the medium containing bicarbonates. The rate of bicarbonate utilization by C. sorokiniana PAZ was higher when CO2(More)
Alkaliphilic cyanobacterial cultures were isolated from Lonar lake (MS, India). Among the set of cultures, Synechocystis sp, was studied for phycocyanin production. A maximum yield was obtained in BG-11 medium at optimized conditions (pH 10 and 16 h light). In order to increase the phycocyanin yield media optimization based on the eight media components a(More)
In the present investigation, curcumin loaded magnetically active frustules have been reported. The diatoms were cultured and frustules were obtained by chemical and thermal processes. The frustules were rendered magnetically active by incorporation of iron oxide nanoparticle using two different methods involving ferrofluid (CMDM-F) and in situ synthesis(More)