Santosh Narain Kaul

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Azo dyes are among the oldest man-made chemicals and they are still widely used in the textile, printing and the food industries. About 10% - 15% of the total dyes used in the industry is released into the environment during the manufacturing and usage. Some dyes and some of their N-substituted aromatic bio-transformation products are toxic and/or(More)
Waste management involving bioresource recovery in a cane molasses-based distillery engaged in the manufacture of rectified spirit (alcohol) is described. The spentwash generated from the distillation of fermenter wash is highly acidic (pH 4.0-4.3) with high rates of biochemical and chemical oxygen demand (BOD: 52-58, COD: 92-100 kg/m3) and suspended solids(More)
Enrichment of acrylonitrile (AN) degrading bacterial culture from contaminated soil resulted in the isolation of two cultures which were identified as gram negative small rods (C1) and gram positive cocci (C2). One of the cultures (C1) was identified as Citrobacter fruendii on the basis of biochemical and physiological tests. Both the cultures (C1 and C2)(More)
Chronic feeding of guggulsterone to rats showed hypolipidaemic activity in blood serum and liver membrane lipids. The decrease in serum cholesterol is associated with enhanced uptake of LDL by the liver through receptor mediated endocytosis, located on the surface of the cell membrane. In the present communication it has been shown that membranes prepared(More)
Of the variety of adsorbents available for the removal of heavy and toxic metals, activated carbon has been the most popular. A number of minerals, clays and waste materials have been regularly used for the removal of metallic pollutants from water and industrial effluents. Recently there has been emphasis on the application of nanoparticles and(More)
The results of an experimental study on the destruction of disperse dyes by chemical oxidation using ozone, hypochlorite and Fenton reagent (H2O2 + Fe2+) are compared with the data obtained by electrochemical oxidation. While the results obtained during hypochlorite oxidation were not satisfactory (only 35% reduction of colour was achieved at a dose of 6 g(More)
The present study relates to the influence of hydraulic shock loads and total dissolved solids (TDS) on the performance of three large-scale common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) treating textile effluents, which is generated from clusters of small-scale industries in the state of Rajasthan in India. Of the three CETPs, two having capacities 7.0 and 9.0(More)
There has been growing emphasis on the development of coupled treatment systems (e.g., advanced oxidation-biological) for treating poorly biodegradable wastewater. An attempt has been made in the present study to couple photocatalytic (TiO2/UV) pretreatment with conventional activated sludge process to achieve improvement in the biodegradation of H-acid.(More)
The concept of immobilization technology has been incorporated in this research study for biomethanation of high strength herbal based pharmaceutical wastewater. Accordingly, an investigation has been made on laboratory scale to assess the feasibility of an anaerobic fixed film fixed bed reactor system to pre-treat herbal-based pharmaceutical wastewater(More)
In myocardial necrosis produced by isoproterenol (beta-adrenergic agonist) marked increase in creatine phosphokinase, phospholipase and significant decrease in cardiac glycogen and phospholipid levels were observed. The enhanced levels of lipid peroxides, xanthine oxidase activity and lowering of superoxide dismutase may lead to excessive formation of free(More)