Last year’s floods in Kerala brought out a new snakehead fish from the underground aquifers. 90% of the fish diversity in the Western Ghats is still unknown to science, say scientists. Kudos to the alertness of scientists in KUFOS Kochi that led to the identification of a new species of fish.
Discarded fishnets cause havoc in marine environment. So use it to make fishing boats and save on fibreglass in the composite, advise researchers from Tamil Nadu
Researchers from Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh suggest moringa seed powder in dip bags to remove pathogenic bacteria from water. Read more.
A R Mohanti and Sneha Singh from IIT Kharagpur gives tips on reducing the aerodynamic noise of the air-conditioning units in vehicles.
Atmospheric pollution by particulate matter of 2.5 microns higher in North Indian cities, say researchers. Out of five metros Delhi has the most suffocating air.
Mumbai University researchers come up with cost effective way to monitor cyanide in water. A call for action to environmental entrepreneurs.
Removing heavy metals through sorption High amounts of metallic elements, such as lead, cadmium and copper, make water toxic. Sequestration of these elements from water is the only possible way to make water safe for use. Recently, Rais Ahmad and Anam Mirza from the Aligarh Muslim University synthesised a chitosan-iron oxide nanocomposite to remove heavy… Read More ›
Using Ceiba Pentandra Seeds Toxic dyes released into water bodies by textile industries are a major environmental concern. One could use chemical precipitation, ion exchange, membrane filtration, coagulation, reverse osmosis, liquid–liquid extraction, ozonation, electrochemical oxidation, and electrodialysis to remove dyes from effluents. But they are expensive. Adsorption, on the other hand, is highly effective and… Read More ›