Saswati Chakraborty

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Fixed-bed column studies were conducted to evaluate performance of a short-chain polymer, polyaniline, synthesized on the surface of jute fiber (PANI-jute) for the removal of hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] in aqueous environment. Influent pH, column bed depth, influent Cr(VI) concentrations and influent flow rate were variable parameters for the present(More)
A simulated wastewater containing phenol (2500 mg/L), thiocyanate and ammonia-nitrogen (500 mg/L) was treated in an anaerobic (R1)-anoxic (R2)-aerobic (R3) moving bed biofilm reactor system at different hydraulic retention time (HRT) intervals (total HRT 3-8 days, R1: 1.5-4 days; R2: 0.75-2 days and R3: 0.75-2 days) and feed thiocyanate (SCN(-))(More)
A resinous polymer, aniline formaldehyde condensate (AFC) coated on silica gel was used as an adsorbent in batch system for removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution by considering the effects of various parameters like reaction pH, dose of AFC coated silica gel, initial Cr(VI) concentration and aniline to formaldehyde ratio in AFC synthesis. The(More)
The research identifies and studies the parameters involved in the synthesis of two types of insoluble agrobased xanthates, named insoluble baggase xanthate (IBX) and insoluble wood xanthate (IWX) and their ability to remove heavy metals from wastewater. Copper was selected as the model metal and the metal removal capacity of IBX and IWX were expressed by(More)
A laboratory-scale study was conducted in batch mode to investigate the feasibility of using zero-valent magnesium (Mg(0)), for removal of nitrate from aqueous solution. Reaction pH, dose of Mg(0), initial nitrate concentration and temperature were considered variable parameters during the study. Strong acidic condition enhanced nitrate reduction and in(More)
The performance of a three-stage suspended growth continuous system consisting of anaerobic-anoxic-aerobic reactors was evaluated after injection of a pulse phenol shock load in the anaerobic reactor. The synthetic feed contained phenol, cyanide, thiocyanate and ammonia-nitrogen. Anaerobic reactor required 22 days to regain its previous cyanide removal(More)
Trimesic acid (benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid, TMA) coated on basic alumina surface showed a significant and selective adsorption of phosphate from aqueous solution. Focus has been given on the selective adsorption and recovery of phosphate from a wide pH range solution which is the major drawback of phosphate removal in the known literature methods. TMA(More)
BACKGROUND The severity of atopic dermatitis (AD) has been reported to be reduced by dietary eliminations in a subset of patients with AD. AIMS To assess the reduction of the severity of atopic dermatitis in infants and children after eliminations of certain dietary items. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group comprised of 100 children with atopic(More)
Benzene-1,3,5-tri-carboxylic acid (trimesic acid, TMA) coated on basic alumina has been shown to be an effective adsorbent for Fe(III) and Fe(II) from aqueous solution. A comparative study on the adsorption of Fe(III) and Fe(II) revealed that TMA coated alumina is more selective towards Fe(III) than Fe(II). The maximum adsorptions of Fe(III) and Fe(II) were(More)
Biodegradable and eco-friendly organic acid, benzene-1,3,5-tri-carboxylic acid (trimesic acid), coated on commercial basic alumina, was used as adsorbent to remove toxic Cu(II) ion from aqueous solution. Adsorbent preparation was optimized and was characterized by SEM, EDX, FT-IR, and powder XRD pattern. Effect of various regulating parameters like reaction(More)