Journal: Inter. J. of Chemical and Analytical Science

Article Id: JPRS-MD-0000382
Title: Production of chitosan from marine trash crustaceans and its application in mercury removal from seawater
Category: Marine Drugs
Section: Research Article
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    The marine bycatch resources especially trash crustaceans can be effectively utilized in producing cheaper means of chitosan; a bioactive substance exhibiting peculiar properties, such as: biodegradability, biocompatibility, adsorption, selective permeability, chelation, ion exchange properties, antitumor and antimicrobial activities. In this present study chitosan is produced from trash crustaceans in bulk quantities indulging minimal infrastructural facilities in laboratory scale. The experimental protocol showed a 3-4 times the production of chitin and chitosan by applying the minimal chemicals. It is then subjected to mercury adsorption from sea water. The FT-IR spectroscopy analysis of the so produced chitosan showed considerable quality of the product as per with the industrial grade chitosan. At the same time proving the former a better choice than the latter for the adsorption of heavy metal (Hg) from the marine resources.

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    Somnath Chakraborty * ,Upasana Ghosh, S. M. Raffi

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    Faculty of Marine Science,Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology,Annamalai University,Parangipettai – 608502, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Mr. Somnath Chakraborty
    Faculty of Marine Science,Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology,Annamalai
    University,Parangipettai – 608502, Tamil Nadu, India.


    Received on: 27-05-2010; Revised on: 29-06-2010; Accepted on:28-07-2010

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    Somnath Chakraborty * ,Upasana Ghosh, S. M. Raffi

    Title:Production of chitosan from marine trash crustaceans and its application in mercury removal from seawater
    Journal:Inter. J. of Chemical and Analytical Science
    Vol(issue):1 (September)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (195-201)
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    Methodology:mercury removal from seawater
    Research Materials:chitosan

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Marine bycatch chitin chitosan adsorption heavy metals.

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