Rita S. Dhodapkar

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This paper addresses the treatment of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) effluent using anaerobic and aerobic processes. Laboratory studies were carried out on flow proportionate composite wastewater generated from the manufacturing of PTA. An activated sludge process (ASP-two stage and single stage) and an upflow anaerobic fixed film fixed bed reactor(More)
This paper reports the preparation of gallic acid (GA) molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) by the precipitation polymerisation and highlights the effect of porogen on particle size and specific molecular recognition properties. MIP, M-100 prepared in the porogen acetonitrile and MIP, M-75 prepared in a mixture of acetonitrile-toluene (75:25 v/v), resulted(More)
Studies were carried out to remove basic dyes such as safranine T, methylene blue, crystal violet, light green, brilliant milling violet and patent blue VS from their aqueous solutions using biodegradable polymeric absorbent material, viz., Jalshakti (JS). Results showed that 93% safranine T, 98% methylene blue and 84% crystal violet were adsorbed on JS(More)
Ion cum molecularly dual imprinted polymer (DMIP) was synthesized for the simultaneous removal of salicylic acid (SA) and cadmium (Cd) by suspension polymerization method using chitosan (CTS) as functional polymer, epichlorohydrin as cross-linker, and 4-hydroxy benzoic acid (4HBA) as well as Cd as organic and inorganic templates, respectively. Use of the(More)
Two commercial reactive azo dyes--Reactive Black 5 (RB5) and Reactive Orange 16 (RO 16) have been treated by titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide photocatalysts separately under presence of sunlight. It is observed that solar photocatalytic treatment is effective in terms of colour and COD. The photodegradation efficiency of zinc oxide is comparable with TiO2 at(More)
Studies on bench scale reactor were undertaken to determine its performance at various organic loading rate (OLR) and hydraulic retention time (HRT). The results indicated BOD and COD removals in the range of 67.2-77.4% and 57.8-69.1% respectively at the OLRs between 0.84 and 2.5 kgCOD/m3 d and HRT of 10 days. Daily gas production was measured by gas flow(More)
Gallic acid (GA) is known by its antioxidant, anticarcinogenic properties and scavenger activity against several types of harmful free radicals. Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are used in separation of a pure compound from complex matrices. A stable template-monomer complex generates the MIPs with the highest affinity and selectivity for the(More)
Gallic acid (GA) is important for pharmaceutical industries as an antioxidant. It also finds use in tanning, ink dyes and manufacturing of paper. Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP), which are tailor made materials, can play an excellent role in separation of GA from complex matrices. Molecular recognition being the most important property of MIP, the(More)
The NCT of Delhi in India handles domestic sewage through a long sewerage networks. The network is into eight divisions. The aim of the present study is to arrive at a correlation between sewage quality and gas emissions in the sewer network of various divisions. This will aid in forewarning the sewer workers about the safety precautions. The health effects(More)