E. coli, the green celebrity!

Escherichia coli or more commonly known as E. coli, according to me, happens to be the celebrity of the green world when it comes to biology in green chemistry. These are the friendly bacteria that live in our guts and help digest our food. Although, some of its strain do cause problems to us. It's time … Continue reading E. coli, the green celebrity!

Indian Dyestuff Industry

Most of these industries are batch processes. These industries produce around 90,000 tons of dyes, out of which 10% is exported. Covering coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat, these industries are located majorly in the belt of Ahmedabad to Chiplun. Coastal areas are preferred since these processes are water-intensive. Other than water, the most common substance … Continue reading Indian Dyestuff Industry

Water filtration by tomato and apple peels

In order to enhance the ability of apple peels towards extraction of negatively charged pollutants, Mr Ramakrishna immobilised naturally occurring zirconium oxides onto the surface of apple peels. Zirconium loaded apple peels were found to be able to extract anions such as phosphate, arsenate, arsenite, and chromate ions from aqueous solutions. Read more:  NUS researchers … Continue reading Water filtration by tomato and apple peels