Khan S, Nagabhushana M N, Tiwari D, & Jain P K. (2015). Effect of Higher axle load on the flexible pavement performance in India using Heavy Vehicle Simulator, International Conference on Road and Airfield Pavement, Dallian, China

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Abstract: With the current growth of infrastructure in India, traffic growth is very high, especially transportation of goods and services have also increased considerably in many fold and so the commercial vehicles. The current flexible pavement structure has been designed with a standard axle load of 80 kN and a tyre pressure of 560 kPA, as per Indian Road Congress-37, but numerous field studies conducted by CSIR-CRRI have shown that the trucks with standard and higher axles were found to be carrying more load than designated for them.… View More

Dey A, Dasgupta A, Kumar V, Tyagi A, & Verma A K. (2015). Evaluation of the of antibacterial efficacy of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and tri-sodium citrate (TSC) silver nanoparticles. International Nano Letters, Springer.

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Abstract: We present silver nanoparticles as the new age broad spectrum antibiotic. Siver nanoparticles exhibit unique physical and chemical properties that make them suitable for understanding their biological potential as antimicrobials. In this study, we explored the antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles (TSC-AgNPs) and silver nanoparticles doped with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPAgNPs) against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, Escherichia coli (DH5a) and Staphylococcus aureus, (ATCC 13709).… View More