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Details of Research Publications (National + International)

Author Names Topic Journal Name Volume Number Issue Number Page Number Year Published Impact Factor
N.K. Sahoo, K. Pakshirajan and P.K. Ghosh Biodegradation of 4-bromophenol by Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus A6 in batch shake flasks and in a continuously operated packed bed reactor, Biodegradation25265-2762014
K. Pakshirajan and J. MalBiohydrogen production using native carbon monoxide converting anaerobic microbial consortium predominantly Petrobacter sp.International Journal of Hydrogen Energy3816020-160282013
M.A. Ahceampong, K. Pakshirajan and P.N.L. LensAssessment of the effluent quality from a gold mining industry in Ghana. Environmental Science and Pollution Research203799–38112013
K. Pakshirajan, A.N. Worku, M.A. Acheampong, H.J. Lubberding and P.N.L. LensCr(III) and Cr(VI) removal from aqueous solutions by cheaply available fruit waste and algal biomass. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology170498–5132013
K. Pakshirajan and P. RadhikaEnzymatic decolourization of textile dyeing wastewater by the white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Textiles and Light Industrial Science and Technology2142-482013
M.A. Ahceampong, K. Pakshirajan, A. Annachhatre and P.N.L. LensRemoval of Cu(II) by biosorption onto coconut shell in fixed-bed column systems. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry19841-8482013
K. Pakshirajan, M. Izquierdo and P.N.L. LensArsenic(III) removal at low concentrations by biosorption using Phanerochaete chrysosporium pellets.Separation Science and Technology481111-11122013
N.K. Sahoo, K. Pakshirajan and P.K. Ghosh Biodegradation of 4-bromophenol by Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus A6 in a newly designed packed bed reactor.Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering1152182-1882013
A. Pandey, P. Chattopadhyay, S. Banerjee, K. Pakshirajan and L. SinghAntitermitic activity of plant essential oils and their major constituents against termite Odontotermes assamensis Holmgren (Isoptera: Termitidae) of North East India.International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation7563-672012
S.J. Sarma and K. PakshirajanPyrene biodegradation by Mycobacterium frederiksbergense using an encapsulated oil system.Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds324457-4682012
K. Sen, K. Pakshirajan and S.B. SantraModeling the biomass growth and enzyme secretion by the white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium: a stochastic-based approach. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1674705-7132012
K. Pakshirajan and S. KheriaContinuous treatment of coloured industry wastewater using immobilized Phanerochaete chrysosporium in a rotating biological contactor reactor.Journal of Environmental Management101118-1232012
K. Sen, K. Pakshirajan and S.B. SantraModelling the biomass growth and enzyme secretion by the white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium in presence of a toxic pollutant. Journal of Environmental Protection3114-1192012
N.K. Sahoo P.K. Ghosh and K. PakshirajanKinetics of 4-bromophenol degradation using calcium alginate immobilized Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus A6.International journal of Earth Science and Engineering4663-6682011
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. Saha Biodegradation kinetics of phenol by predominantly Pseudomonas sp. in a batch shake flask.Desalination and Water Treatment361-399-1042011
N.K. Sahoo, K. Pakshirajan and P.K. Ghosh Batch biodegradation of para-nitrophenol using Arthrobacter  chlorophenolicus A6.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1657-81587-15962011
K. Pakshirajan, S. Jaiswal and R.K. Das Biodecolourization of azo dyes using Phanerochaete chrysosporium: effect of culture conditions and enzyme activities.Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research70987-9912011
P. Sangeeta, S. Kheria and K. Pakshirajan Biodecolourization of real textile industry wastewater using the white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium.Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research,70982-9862011
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. Saha Kinetics of phenol degradation and growth of predominantly Pseudomonas species in a simple batch stirred tank reactor.Bulgarian Chemical Communications434502-5092011
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. SahaStudies on growth kinetics of predominantly Pseudomonas sp. in internal loop airlift bioreactor using phenol and m-cresol.Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering2871550-15552011
B. Mahanty, K. Pakshirajan and V. V. Dasu Understanding the complexity and strategic evolution in PAHs remediation research.Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology41191697–17462011
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. Saha Repeated batch operation of internal loop airlift bioreactor in degrading phenolics as single and mixed substrate by using Pseudomonas sp.Sustainable Environment Research213135-1402011
A. Daverey, K. Pakshirajan and S. Sumalatha Sophorolipids production by Candida bombicola using dairy industry wastewater.Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy,133481-4882011
N.K. Sahoo, K. Pakshirajan and P.K. Ghosh Biodegradation of p-nitrophenol using Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus A6 in a novel upflow packed bed reactor.Journal of Hazardous Materials1901-3729-7372011
N.K. Sahoo, K. Pakshirajan, P.K. Ghosh and A. GhoshBiodegradation of 4-chlorophenol by Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus A6: Effect of culture conditions and degradation kinetics.Biodegradation222275–2862011
A. Daverey and K. PakshirajanPretreatment of synthetic dairy wastewater using the sophorolipid producing yeast Candida bombicola.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1636720-7282011
A. Ghosh, K. Pakshirajan, P.K. Ghosh and N.K.SahooPerchlorate degradation using an indigenous microbial consortium predominantly Burkholderia sp.indigenous microbial consortium1871-3133–1392011
S. Kumar, V. Venkata Dasu  and K. PakshirajanAssessment of Physical Process Conditions for Enhanced Production of Novel Glutaminase-Free L-Asparaginase from Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1633327–3372011
K. Pakshirajan, A. Sivasankar and N.K. Sahoo Decolourization of synthetic wastewater containing azo dyes by immobilized Phanerochaete chrysosporium in a continuously operated RBC reactorApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology8941223–12322011
S.J. Sarma, K. Pakshirajan and B. MahantyChitosan coated alginate-polyvinyl alcohol beads for encapsulation of silicone oil containing pyrene: a novel method for biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology862266-2722011
S. Kumar, V. Venkata Dasu and K. PakshirajanPurification and characterization of glutaminase-free L-asparaginase from Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428. Bioresource Technology10222077-20822011
S.J. Sarma and K. PakshirajanSurfactant aided biodegradation of pyrene using immobilized cells of Mycobacterium frederiksbergense, International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation65173-772011
K. Pakshirajan and S. SinghDecolourization of synthetic wastewater containing azo dyes in a batch operated rotating biological contactor reactor with the immobilized fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research49167484–74872010
B. Mahanty, K. Pakshirajan and V. V. DasuBatch biodegradation of PAHs in mixture by Mycobacterium frederiksbergense: analysis of main and interaction effects.Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy124441–4472010
A. Daverey and K. PakshirajanEffect of different oils and media constituents on the production of sophorolipids by Wickerhamiella domercqiae.International Journal of Microbes and Environmental Management1111-152010
N.K. Sahoo, K.Pakshirajan and P.K.Ghosh Enhancing the biodegradation of 4-chlorophenol by Arthrobacter chlorophenolicus A6 via medium development.International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation64474-4802010
A. Daverey and K. PakshirajanSophorolipids from Candida bombicola using mixed hydrophilic substrates: production, purification and characterization.Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces79246-2532010
S.J. Sarma and K. PakshirajanAn immobilized cell system for biodegradation of pyrene by Mycobacterium frederiksbergense.Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds303129-1402010
S. Singh and K. Pakshirajan and A. DavereyEnhanced decolourization of Direct Red – 80 dye by the white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium employing sequential design of experiments.Biodegradation214501-5112010
S. Singh, A. Daverey and K. Pakshirajan Screening and optimization of media constituents for decolourization of Mordant Blue - 9 dye by Phanerochaete chrysosporium.Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy123313-3232010
S. Singh and K. PakshirajanEnzyme activities and decolourization of single and mixed azo dyes by the white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium.International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation642146-1502010
B. Mahanty, K. Pakshirajan and V. V. DasuA two liquid phase partitioning bioreactor system for biodegradation of pyrene: comparative evaluation and cost benefit analysis.Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology853349-3552010
A. Daverey and K. PakshirajanKinetics of growth and enhanced sophorolipids production by Candida bombicola using a low cost fermentative medium.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology16072090-21012010
K. PakshirajanPrediction of coliform bacteria in surface waters using artificial neural networks.Journal of Information Intelligence and Knowledge23191-2022010
K. Pakshirajan and T. SwaminathanBiosorption of lead by the immobilized fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium in a packed bed column.International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management122-4214-2282010
S. Kumar, V.V. Dasu and K. Pakshirajan Localization and production of novel L-asparaginase from Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428.Process Biochemistry452223-2292010
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. Saha Hydrodynamics and batch degradation of phenol in an internal loop airlift reactor.International Journal of Environmental Engineering21-3303-3152010
A. Daverey and K. PakshirajanProduction, characterization and properties of sophorolipids from the yeast Candida bombicola using a low-cost fermentative medium.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1583663-6742009
S. Kumar, V.V. Dasu and K. PakshirajanDevelopment of medium for enhanced production of glutaminase free L-asparaginase from Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology843477-4862009
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. SahaDegradation of phenol by TiO2-based heterogeneous photocatalysts in presence of sunlight.Journal of Hydro-environment Research3145–502009
A. Daverey, K. Pakshirajan and P. SangeethaSophorolipids production by Candida bombicola using synthetic dairy wastewater.International Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering14173 -1752009
K. Pakshirajan and T. SwaminathanBiosorption of lead, copper and cadmium by Phanerochaete chrysosporium in ternary metal mixtures: statistical analysis of individual and interaction effects.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1582457-4692009
B. Mahanty, K. Pakshirajan and V. V. DasuPyrene encapsulated alginate bead type for sustained release in biodegradation: preparation and characteristics.Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds29156-732009
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. Saha Treatment of phenolics containing synthetic wastewater in an internal loop airlift bioreactor (ILALR) using indigenous mixed strain of Pseudomonas sp. under continuous mode of operation.Bioresource Technology100184111-41162009
K. Pakshirajan and T. SwaminathanBiosorption of copper and cadmium in packed bed columns with live immobilized fungal biomass of Phanerochaete chrysosporium.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1572159-1732009
A. Daverey and K. PakshirajanProduction of sophorolipids from the yeast Candida bombicola using simple and low cost fermentative media.Food Research International424499-5042009
K. Pakshirajan, Eldon R. Rene and T. SwaminathanDecolourization of azo dye containing synthetic wastewater in a rotating biological contactor reactor: A factorial design study. International Journal of Environment and Pollution372-3266-2752009
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. Saha Batch growth kinetics of an indigenous mixed microbial culture utilizing m-cresol as the sole carbon source.Journal of Hazardous Materials1621476 - 4812009
K. Pakshirajan and C. MandaOptimisation of pesticide crystal protein production from Bacillus thuringiensis employing artificial intelligence techniques.International Journal of Adaptive and Innovative systems1177 - 862009
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. Saha Performance of batch stirred tank bioreactor and internal loop airlift bioreactor in degrading phenol using Pseudomonas spp. - A comparative study.Journal of Environmental Protection Science281 – 862008
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. Saha Kinetics of phenol and m-cresol biodegradation by an indigenous mixed microbial culture isolated from a sewage treatment plant. Journal of Environmental Sciences20121508 - 15132008
S. Kumar, S. Kundu, K. Pakshirajan and V.V. DasuCephalosporins determination with a novel microbial biosensor based on permeabilized Pseudomonas aeruginosa whole cells.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1512-3653 - 6642008
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. SahaKinetics of growth and multi substrate degradation by an indigenous mixed microbial culture isolated from a wastewater treatment plant in Guwahati, India.Water Science and Technology5851101 – 11062008
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. Saha Biodegradation of phenol and m-cresol in a batch and fed batch operated internal loop airlift bioreactor by indigenous mixed microbial culture predominantly Pseudomonas sp.Bioresource Technology99188553-85582008
K. Pakshirajan, D. Chugh and P. SaravananFeasibility of m-cresol degradation using an indigenous mixed microbial culture with glucose as co-substrate.Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy103303-3082008
B. Mahanty, K. Pakshirajan and V.V. Dasu Synchronous fluorescence as a selective method for monitoring pyrene in biodegradation studies.Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds283213-2272008
M. A. Haider, K. Pakshirajan, A. Singh and S. ChaudhryArtificial neural network – genetic algorithm approach to optimize media constituents for enhancing lipase production by a soil microorganism.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1443225-2352008
B. Mahanty, K. Pakshirajan and V.V. Dasu Biodegradation of pyrene by Mycobacterium frederiksbergense in a two phase partitioning bioreactor systemBioresource Technology9972694 - 26982008
P. Saravanan, K. Pakshirajan and P. SahaGrowth kinetics of an indigenous mixed microbial consortium during phenol degradation in a batch reactor.Bioresource Technology991205 – 2092008
B. Mahanty, S.J. Sarma and K. Pakshirajan Evaluation of different surfactants for use in pyrene biodegradation by Mycobacterium frederiksbergense. International Journal of Chemical Engineering Science541505 – 15122007
M. Ali Haider and K. PakshirajanScreening and optimization of media constituents for enhancing lipolytic activity by a soil microorganism using statistically designed experiments.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1412-3377 - 3902007
K. PakshirajanSurface hydrophobicity of acidophilic heterotrophic bacteria of mine origin under metal stress. Advanced Materials Research20 & 21362 - 3652007
B. Mahanty, K. Pakshirajan and V. V. Dasu Production and properties of a biosurfactant applied to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon solubilization.Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1342129 – 1422006
K. Pakshirajan and T. SwaminathanContinuous biosorption of Pb, Cu and Cd by Phanerochaete chrysosporium in a packed column reactor.Soil and Sediment Contamination15187 – 1972006
K. Ravikumar, K. Pakshirajan, T. Swaminathan and K. BaluOptimization of batch process parameters using response surface methodology for dye removal by a novel adsorbent.Chemical Engineering Journal105131 – 1382005
S.R. Prabagaran, K. Pakshirajan, T. Swaminathan and S. JeyachandranMedia optimization of Bacillus thuringiensis PBT – 372 using response surface methodology.Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly Journal182183 – 1872004
K. Pakshirajan and T. SwaminathanBiosorption of lead, copper and cadmium by Phanerochaete chrysosporium - an equilibrium and kinetic study.Water and Environment Management Series1041-10522002
M. Gopal, K. Pakshirajan, and T. Swaminathan Heavy metal removal by biosorption using Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology1021-3227 - 2372002
S.J. Sarma, K. Pakshirajan* and K.B.G. SaamratPyrene biodegradation by free and immobilized cells of Mycobacterium frederiksbergense using a solvent encapsulated system.Indian Journal of Biotechnology10496-5012011
K. Pakshirajan and B. KhataniarModelling the bacteriological quality of Brahmaputra River in relation with some important physico-chemical parameters employing statistical regression method. Journal of the Assam Science and Society481 & 227 – 322008

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Details of Published Book/Book Chapters:

ISBN Book Name Chapter Year Published Co-Author Publisher
Biological Remediation of Explosive ResiduesBioremediation of perchlorate contaminated environment.2013A. Ghosh, P.K. GhoshSpringer, Germany
Microorganisms in Environmental ManagementBacterial degradation of aromatics: An overview on metabolic pathways. 2012N.K. Sahoo, A. RameshSpringer, New York
Microbes and Microbial TechnologyRecent advances in bioremediation of contaminated soil and water using microbial surfactants.2011A. DavereySpringer, New York

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