Original Research Paper
Photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes by PEG and PVP capped Cu, Ni and Ag nanoparticles in the presence of NaBH4 in aqueous medium

Subramanian Kanchana; Radhakrishnan Vijayalakshmi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 294-306


  Photocatalysis mediated by metal nanoparticles is emerging as an effective method for removal of hazardous dye pollutants in natural aquatic bodies. Nanoparticles of Cu, Ni and Ag were synthesized by chemical method using PEG and PVP polymers as capping agents. Experimental photocatalyis was carried ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Facile green synthesis of silver doped ZnO nanoparticles using Tridax Procumbens leaf extract and their evaluation of antibacterial activity

Ubaithulla Baig A; Vadamalar R; Vinodhini A; Fairose S; Gomathiyalini A; Jabena Begum N; Shaista Jabeen

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 307-320


  Silver and zinc oxide are well known for both antimicrobial and pro-healing properties. ZnO is a biocompatible and bio-safe material that possesses photo-oxidizing and photocatalysis impacts on chemical and biological species. ZnO nanomaterials can interact chemically as well as physically to exhibit ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Highly selective removal of Pb(II) ions using one-pot thiol- functionalized nanoporous silica with a low amount of directing agent

Najmeh Atoub; Ahmad Amiri; Alireza Badiei; Jahan B. Ghasemi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 321-330


  In this study, thiol-functionalized nanostructure silica type MCM-41 was successfully prepared via the facile one-pot hydrothermal method with low amounts of the directing agent. The mesoporous silica indicated a remarkable adsorption behavior toward Pb(II) ions without any interference of the competing ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
The MoS2/S-doped graphitic carbon nitride: synthesis and application as a composite for removing organic pollutant

Mahdieh Chegeni; Mozhgan Mehri; Mehdi Hosseini

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 331-341


  The MoS2/S-doped graphitic carbon nitride (MoS2/S-g-C3N4) was synthesized by a simple method and applied for methylene blue (MB) removal as an organic pollutant. The structure of MoS2/S-doped graphitic carbon nitride was characterized using FTIR, XRD, SEM, TGA and BET techniques. The accomplishment of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Effect of magnetite nanoparticles addition on modification of cobalamins production via Propionibacterium freudenreichii PTCC1674 using oily sludge of lubricant industry as the carbon source

Rouhollah Hedayati; Morteza Hosseini; Ghasem Najafpour; Hosein Attar

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 342-357


  Cobalamins are one of the most complicated cofactors produced by the microorganisms. Propionibacterium freudenreichii has to follow the anaerobic and aerobic conditions respectively during a course of batch fermentation, for the production of the biologically active form of cobalamins. Magnetite (Fe3O4) ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Investigation the Synergistic Effect of Adsorption and Photocatalysis for Removal of Dye Pollutants by Hydrogel Supported In2S3 Nanoparticles

Mohammad Reza Mohammad Shafiee; Janan Parhizkar; Sasan Radfar

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 358-368


  Homogenous catalysis which the catalyst operates in the same phase as the reactants is definitely efficient in catalysis processes while it suffers from the impossibility or inconvenience of the removal of the catalyst from the reaction media. In this research, In2S3 nanoparticles were synthesized by ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Interaction of Crizotinib (as an anti lung cancer drug) on Pure, Boron-Doped, and Carboxylated C60 Fullerene: Based on Density Functional Theory

Ashrafsadat Ghasemi; Mohmmad kia Kiani; fateme ravari

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 369-377


  Notwithstanding the enormous benefit of crizotinib, as anti lung cancer, severe toxicity as side effects are the main problem for this drug. In this research, the interaction of crizotinib over NH2 agent with C60 fullerene, boron-doped fullerene (C59B), and carboxylated fullerenes (C60COOH) using density ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Organic amendment can affect the heavy metal uptake of the inoculated plant with root stimulating microorganisms which was cultivated in contaminated soil

Amir Hossein Baghaie

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 378-387


  Reducing the entry of heavy metals into the food chain in plant cultivated in the areas contaminated with heavy compounds or petroleum compounds is one of the main environmental issues. This research was conducted to evaluate the role of co-inoculation of wheat with piriformospora indica and pseudomonas ...  Read More