Monika Kundu Srivastava

  • New Delhi, July 9 (India Science Wire): India has a total geographical area of nearly 329 million hectares. The climate varies from the north to the south and east to west. However, in spite of this diversity, little is known about how climate affects the diversity of plants that grow in a particula...
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  • Water contamination due to dyes is a major cause of worry. A new study says sawdust from teak wood may help treat wastewater containing dyes and make it reusable.  Researchers have found that sawdust from teak wood is highly effective in removing a very commonly used dye known as crystal viole...
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  • Earthworms are considered best friends of farmers, acting as engineers in soils. They are helpful in the decomposition of waste, producing biofertilisers. Indian scientists have investigated the gut of earthworms to get an insight into why they are so efficient in helping decomposition. They have f...
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  • Gold, the favourite metal of Indian women, is increasingly becoming popular among scientists as well, though for a different reason. A group of Indian researchers has used gold nanoparticles to develop a simple method to detect lead in wastewater. The new technique makes use of specially-produced m...
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  • Heavy metal poisoning is a growing concern in many parts of the country. A new method for removing chromium-6, a highly toxic heavy metal, from waste water has been developed by a group of scientists from India and Ethiopia. They claim it to be low-cost and safe. The new method uses water hyacinth,...
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  • Hospital wastewater, which includes drugs, is a major environmental problem. A group of researchers from Belgium and India has developed a novel method of treating wastewater to get rid of such harmful substances from hospital waste. Wastewater may include cytostatic drugs such as cyclophosphamide ...
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  • A low-cost method to remove fluoride from drinking water with specially made teabag-like pouches has been developed by a team of Indian researchers.  This method uses pouches covered with nanoparticles synthesised from organically-grown jojoba seeds to remove fluoride from water. Jojoba is eas...
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  • White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) is a highly contagious and lethal virus especially to the Penaeid shrimp. Death is certain from three to seven days after the attack. It belongs to a new family of viruses known as Nimaviridae. The first outbreak of the virus was reported in Taiwan in 1992 and since ...
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Study shows how rainfall and temperature affect variety of plants in major bio-geographic zones of India

New Delhi, July 9 (India Science Wire): India has a total geographical area of nearly 329 million hectares. The climate varies from the north to the south and east to west. However, in spite of this diversity, little is known about how climate affects the diversity of plants that grow in a particular area.

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Researchers have come up with a low-cost method to help remove toxic dyes in wastewater.

Water contamination due to dyes is a major cause of worry. A new study says sawdust from teak wood may help treat wastewater containing dyes and make it reusable. 

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Earthworm gut may offer new ways of efficient recycling of organic waste.

Earthworms are considered best friends of farmers, acting as engineers in soils. They are helpful in the decomposition of waste, producing biofertilisers.

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A new technique makes use of minuscule particles of the yellow metal and their property to change colour in the presence of metal particles such as lead.

Gold, the favourite metal of Indian women, is increasingly becoming popular among scientists as well, though for a different reason. A group of Indian researchers has used gold nanoparticles to develop a simple method to detect lead in wastewater.

The new technique makes use of specially-produced minuscule particles of the yellow metal, and the property of gold nanoparticles to change colour when they ‘bunch-up’ in the presence of metal particles such as lead because of their optical properties. 

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A new method for removing chromium-6, a highly toxic heavy metal, from waste water has been developed by a group of scientists from India and Ethiopia.

Heavy metal poisoning is a growing concern in many parts of the country. A new method for removing chromium-6, a highly toxic heavy metal, from waste water has been developed by a group of scientists from India and Ethiopia. They claim it to be low-cost and safe.

The new method uses water hyacinth, a weed known for its ability to spread rapidly over water bodies. It is used for cleansing polluted water bodies owing to its remarkable capacity of absorbing pollutants. 

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Researchers have developed a slurry photocatalytic membrane reactor to remove harmful drugs from hospital wastewater to make it safer for the environment.

Hospital wastewater, which includes drugs, is a major environmental problem. A group of researchers from Belgium and India has developed a novel method of treating wastewater to get rid of such harmful substances from hospital waste.

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A new method developed by a team of Indian researchers uses nanoparticles to remove fluoride from drinking water.

A low-cost method to remove fluoride from drinking water with specially made teabag-like pouches has been developed by a team of Indian researchers. 

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A group of Indian researchers has developed a rapid test to detect a virus that affects shrimp.

White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) is a highly contagious and lethal virus especially to the Penaeid shrimp. Death is certain from three to seven days after the attack. It belongs to a new family of viruses known as Nimaviridae. The first outbreak of the virus was reported in Taiwan in 1992 and since then, it has caused economic losses in the aquaculture industry in many other countries including India.

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