Volume -1, Issue -1  Jun 2014


Preparation and Characterisation of Tailored TiO<sub>2</sub>nanoparticles Photoanode for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells
Authors : M. Geetha ,K. Suguna ,P. M. Anbarasan ,V. Aroulmoji ,

Pure and Al-doped anatase TiO2 nanoparticles are prepared by an acid tailored sol-gel method and successfully used as a photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The samples were characterized by using powder XRD, FE-SEM with EDX, UV-DRS, and Current-Voltage curve. After Al doping, the conductivity of the TiO2 increases and it has a positive shift. The energyconversion efficiency of... Read More

Electrochemical and surface investigation of poly((N-methacryloyloxymethyl) benzotriazole-co-phenoxyethylmethacrylate) coatings
Authors : K. M. Govindaraju ,A.S. Singha ,R.K. Jarial ,

Methacrylate based copolymers have attracted a great deal of interest because of their environmental friendly organic coatings for anticorrosive application. Poly ((N-methacryloyloxymethyl) benzotriazole-co-phenoxyethyl methacrylate) has synthesized by free radical polymerization technique and confirmed by spectral and thermal analysis. The anti-corrosion behavior of the synthesized copolymer... Read More

Effects of physico-chemical variance in remediated sugarmill effluent by free and immobilized cells of Pseudomonasfluorescens strain MK5
Authors : P. MohanRaj ,M. Kamaraj ,M. Govarthanan ,V. Aroulmoji ,C. Sudhakar ,T. Selvankumar ,

Industrial activities are the major factor causing the water pollution and degradation of the environment around us. Sugar industry play important role in economic development of country but the effluent releases from the industry posses water pollution and causes health hazards. In this study, Pseudomonas fluorescens strain MK5 was isolated from sugar mill effluent collected from Namakkal... Read More

Corrosion Control on Mild Steel in Sulphuric Acid MediumUsing Formazan Derivative as Inhibitor
Authors : B. Anand ,S.Chitra ,R.Vadiyanathan ,V.Balasubramanian ,

The inhibitor efficiency of Formazan derivative of p-dimethyl amino benzaldehyde (FD) and Formazan of benzaldehyde (FB) on the corrosion of mild steel in acidic medium of 1M H2SO4 has been investigated using weight loss measurements and FT-IR spectroscopic techniques. From this analysis it showed that FD and FB acts as a good inhibitor in prevention of mild steel in 1M H2SO4 acid medium... Read More

Analysis of physico-chemical variance in remediated papermill effluents by free and immobilized cells ofPseudomonas aeruginosa strain MK1
Authors : P. MohanRaj ,M. Kamaraj ,M. Govarthanan ,T. Selvan Kumar ,

Indiscriminate and uncontrolled discharge of industrial effluents into the environment has become an issue of major concern worldwide. Paper industry is one of the most water and energy consuming industries in the world. Disposal strategy of solid wastes generated paper industry is varied and it depends on the country and the regulations promulgated. In this study, Pseudomonas aeruginosa... Read More