S Venkata Mohan



  1. Venkata Mohan S, Prathima Devi M. Fatty acid rich effluent from acidogenic biohydrogen reactor as substrate for lipid accumulation in heterotrophic microalgae with simultaneous treatment. Bioresour Technol. 2012;123:627-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Scenedesmus sp. and Chlorella sp. Integration of microalgae cultivation with biohydrogen production showed lipid productivity for biodiesel production along with additional treatment. ..
  2. Raghavulu S, Modestra J, Amulya K, Reddy C, Venkata Mohan S. Relative effect of bioaugmentation with electrochemically active and non-active bacteria on bioelectrogenesis in microbial fuel cell. Bioresour Technol. 2013;146:696-703 pubmed publisher
    ..in higher numbers than Enterobacteriaceae. Study corroborated enhanced electron transfer capability of mixed consortia owing to the synergistic interaction with EAB due to augmentation. ..
  3. Velvizhi G, Venkata Mohan S. Bioelectrogenic role of anoxic microbial anode in the treatment of chemical wastewater: microbial dynamics with bioelectro-characterization. Water Res. 2015;70:52-63 pubmed publisher
    ..The feasibility of self-driven bioremediation of chemical wastewater in an AxBET system demonstrated bioelectricity production along with multipollutant removal simultaneously. ..
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    Venkata Mohan S, Sirisha K, Sreenivasa Rao R, Sarma P. Bioslurry phase remediation of chlorpyrifos contaminated soil: process evaluation and optimization by Taguchi design of experimental (DOE) methodology. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2007;68:252-62 pubmed
    ..82% enhancement). The proposed method facilitated systematic mathematical approach to understand the complex bioremediation process and the optimization of near optimum design parameters, only with a few well-defined experimental sets. ..
  5. Chandrasekhar K, Amulya K, Mohan S. Solid phase bio-electrofermentation of food waste to harvest value-added products associated with waste remediation. Waste Manag. 2015;45:57-65 pubmed publisher
    ..Experimental data illustrated that solid-state fermentation can be effectively integrated in SBES for the production of value added products with the possibility of simultaneous solid waste remediation. ..
  6. Pasupuleti S, Venkata Mohan S. Single-stage fermentation process for high-value biohythane production with the treatment of distillery spent-wash. Bioresour Technol. 2015;189:177-185 pubmed publisher
    ..The single-stage biosystem facilitates production of high valued and cost efficient biofuel (biohythane) with fewer controls than individual acidogenic and methanogenic processes. ..
  7. Sreelatha S, Nagendranatha Reddy C, Velvizhi G, Venkata Mohan S. Reductive behaviour of acid azo dye based wastewater: Biocatalyst activity in conjunction with enzymatic and bio-electro catalytic evaluation. Bioresour Technol. 2015;188:2-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Bio-electro kinetic profiles obtained through Tafel analysis showed persistent reduction behaviour, which is in good correlation with dye degradation in the anaerobic microenvironment. ..
  8. Navaneeth B, Hari Prasad R, Chiranjeevi P, Chandra R, Sarkar O, Verma A, et al. Implication of composite electrode on the functioning of photo-bioelectrocatalytic fuel cell operated with heterotrophic-anoxygenic condition. Bioresour Technol. 2015;185:331-40 pubmed publisher
    ..It is interesting to note that the performance of GPF is slightly lower than Gc based PhFC. The findings have opened avenues for composite materials for PhFC. ..
  9. Chandra R, Arora S, Rohit M, Venkata Mohan S. Lipid metabolism in response to individual short chain fatty acids during mixotrophic mode of microalgal cultivation: Influence on biodiesel saturation and protein profile. Bioresour Technol. 2015;188:169-76 pubmed publisher
    ..Protein profiling illustrated prominence of acetyl CoA-synthetase activity in acetate system. Thus, fatty acids provide a promising alternative feedstock for biodiesel production with integrated microalgae-biorefinery. ..

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  1. Naresh Kumar A, Nagendranatha Reddy C, Venkata Mohan S. Biomineralization of azo dye bearing wastewater in periodic discontinuous batch reactor: Effect of microaerophilic conditions on treatment efficiency. Bioresour Technol. 2015;188:56-64 pubmed publisher
    ..First derivative cyclic voltammogram supported the involvement of various membrane bound redox shuttlers, viz., cytochrome-C, cytochrome-bc1 and flavoproteins (FAD (H)). ..
  2. Dahiya S, Sarkar O, Swamy Y, Mohan S. Acidogenic fermentation of food waste for volatile fatty acid production with co-generation of biohydrogen. Bioresour Technol. 2015;182:103-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Integrated process of VFA production from waste with co-generation of H2 can be considered as a green and sustainable platform for value-addition. ..
  3. Krishna K, Sarkar O, Venkata Mohan S. Bioelectrochemical treatment of paper and pulp wastewater in comparison with anaerobic process: integrating chemical coagulation with simultaneous power production. Bioresour Technol. 2014;174:142-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Experimental results demonstrated that BET system can be a viable platform to treat complex wastewaters with simultaneous energy recovery in integrated approach. ..
  4. Agarwal M, Tardio J, Venkata Mohan S. Pyrolysis of activated sludge: energy analysis and its technical feasibility. Bioresour Technol. 2015;178:70-75 pubmed publisher
    ..The process is potentially sustainable when commercialized and can self-sustain in continuous mode of operation in biorefinery context. ..
  5. Sarkar O, Agarwal M, Naresh Kumar A, Venkata Mohan S. Retrofitting hetrotrophically cultivated algae biomass as pyrolytic feedstock for biogas, bio-char and bio-oil production encompassing biorefinery. Bioresour Technol. 2015;178:132-138 pubmed publisher
    ..Integration of thermo-chemical process with microalgae cultivation showed to yield multiple resources and accounts for environmental sustainability in the bio-refinery framework. ..
  6. Arunasri K, Annie Modestra J, Yeruva D, Vamshi Krishna K, Venkata Mohan S. Polarized potential and electrode materials implication on electro-fermentative di-hydrogen production: Microbial assemblages and hydrogenase gene copy variation. Bioresour Technol. 2016;200:691-8 pubmed publisher
    ..8V in both MECs contributing to high hydrogen production. This study first time explored the growth behavior of mixed consortia in response to poised potentials and electrode materials. ..
  7. Nikhil G, Venkata Subhash G, Yeruva D, Venkata Mohan S. Closed circuitry operation influence on microbial electrofermentation: Proton/electron effluxes on electro-fuels productivity. Bioresour Technol. 2015;195:37-45 pubmed publisher
    ..The designed BEF is found to be sustainable system for harnessing renewable energy through wastewater treatment. ..
  8. Amulya K, Jukuri S, Venkata Mohan S. Sustainable multistage process for enhanced productivity of bioplastics from waste remediation through aerobic dynamic feeding strategy: Process integration for up-scaling. Bioresour Technol. 2015;188:231-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The results obtained indicate that this integrated multistage process offers new opportunities to further leverage large scale PHA production with simultaneous waste remediation in the framework of biorefinery. ..
  9. Yeruva D, Jukuri S, Velvizhi G, Naresh Kumar A, Swamy Y, Venkata Mohan S. Integrating sequencing batch reactor with bio-electrochemical treatment for augmenting remediation efficiency of complex petrochemical wastewater. Bioresour Technol. 2015;188:33-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Results were supported with GC-MS and FTIR, which confirmed the increment in biodegradability of wastewater. ..
  10. Chandra R, Nikhil G, Mohan S. Single-Stage Operation of Hybrid Dark-Photo Fermentation to Enhance Biohydrogen Production through Regulation of System Redox Condition: Evaluation with Real-Field Wastewater. Int J Mol Sci. 2015;16:9540-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, the augmented dark-photo fermentation system (ADPFS) showed better performance than the control dark fermentation system (DFS). This kind of holistic approach is explicitly viable for practical scale-up operation. ..
  11. Nikhil G, Yeruva D, Venkata Mohan S, Swamy Y. Assessing potential cathodes for resource recovery through wastewater treatment and salinity removal using non-buffered microbial electrochemical systems. Bioresour Technol. 2016;215:247-253 pubmed publisher
    ..These discrete observations evidenced ascribe to the influence of microbial electrochemical induced ion-migration over cathodic reduction reactions (CRR). ..
  12. Vamshi Krishna K, Venkata Mohan S. Selective enrichment of electrogenic bacteria for fuel cell application: Enumerating microbial dynamics using MiSeq platform. Bioresour Technol. 2016;213:146-154 pubmed publisher
    ..These results signify the role of iodopropane and heat pretreatments on enrichment of electrogenic bacteria for fuel cell application. ..
  13. Shanthi Sravan J, Naresh Kumar A, Venkata Mohan S. Multi-pollutant treatment of crystalline cellulosic effluent: Function of dissolved oxygen on process control. Bioresour Technol. 2016;217:245-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Despite the high organic load, PDBR functioned well without exhibiting process inhibition. ..
  14. Mohan S, Butti S, Amulya K, Dahiya S, Modestra J. Waste Biorefinery: A New Paradigm for a Sustainable Bioelectro Economy. Trends Biotechnol. 2016;34:852-855 pubmed publisher
    ..This approach holistically integrates remediation and resource recovery. Here we discuss the various technologies employable to construct a waste biorefinery platform and its place in a biobased economy. ..
  15. Venkata Mohan S, Purushotham Reddy B, Sarma P. Ex situ slurry phase bioremediation of chrysene contaminated soil with the function of metabolic function: process evaluation by data enveloping analysis (DEA) and Taguchi design of experimental methodology (DOE). Bioresour Technol. 2009;100:164-72 pubmed publisher
  16. Shanthi Sravan J, Butti S, Verma A, Venkata Mohan S. Phasic availability of terminal electron acceptor on oxygen reduction reaction in microbial fuel cell. Bioresour Technol. 2017;242:101-108 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, the study evidenced the critical role of TEA phasic availability to regulate the bio-electrogenic and substrate degradation potential in MFC. ..
  17. Mohanakrishna G, Butti S, Kannaiah Goud R, Venkata Mohan S. Spatiometabolic stratification of anoxic biofilm in prototype bioelectrogenic system. Bioelectrochemistry. 2017;115:11-18 pubmed publisher
    ..Electrochemically active bacteria present on the anode surface (inner and outer layers of biofilms) showed relatively uniform diversity compared with the suspension culture. ..
  18. Kanniah Goud R, Arunasri K, Yeruva D, Krishna K, Dahiya S, Mohan S. Impact of selectively enriched microbial communities on long-term fermentative biohydrogen production. Bioresour Technol. 2017;242:253-264 pubmed publisher
    ..The decreased OTU number after pretreatment indicate, reduction of undesirable microbial populations while favouring conditions for microbiome that are involved in acidogenic, acetogenic and H2 production. ..
  19. Hemalatha M, Venkata Mohan S. Microalgae cultivation as tertiary unit operation for treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater associated with lipid production. Bioresour Technol. 2016;215:117-122 pubmed publisher
    ..Integration of microalgae cultivation improves environmental sustainability and enables greener routes of biofuels and value added products synthesis in a biorefinery approach. ..
  20. Sreelatha S, Velvizhi G, Naresh Kumar A, Venkata Mohan S. Functional behavior of bio-electrochemical treatment system with increasing azo dye concentrations: Synergistic interactions of biocatalyst and electrode assembly. Bioresour Technol. 2016;213:11-20 pubmed publisher
    ..This study illustrates the synergistic interaction of biocatalyst with electrode assembly for efficient treatment of azo dye wastewater. ..
  21. Venkata Mohan S, Nikhil G, Chiranjeevi P, Nagendranatha Reddy C, Rohit M, Kumar A, et al. Waste biorefinery models towards sustainable circular bioeconomy: Critical review and future perspectives. Bioresour Technol. 2016;215:2-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Biorefinery offers a sustainable green option to utilize waste and to produce a gamut of marketable bioproducts and bioenergy on par to petro-chemical refinery. ..
  22. Venkata Mohan S, Rohit M, Chiranjeevi P, Chandra R, Navaneeth B. Heterotrophic microalgae cultivation to synergize biodiesel production with waste remediation: progress and perspectives. Bioresour Technol. 2015;184:169-178 pubmed publisher
    ..Sustainable algae cultivation is essential to produce biofuels leading to green future. ..
  23. Hemalatha M, Butti S, Velvizhi G, Venkata Mohan S. Microbial mediated desalination for ground water softening with simultaneous power generation. Bioresour Technol. 2017;242:28-35 pubmed publisher
    ..1mA; -5.98mA) in closed circuit mode. MDC can function as sustainable and alternative solution for ground and surface water treatment with power productivity and resource recovery. ..
  24. Venkata Mohan S, Modestra J, Amulya K, Butti S, Velvizhi G. A Circular Bioeconomy with Biobased Products from CO2 Sequestration. Trends Biotechnol. 2016;34:506-519 pubmed publisher
    ..Optimizing and implementing this biorefinery model might overcome the limitations of existing sequestration methods and could help realign the carbon balance. ..
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    Venkata Mohan S, Vijaya Bhaskar Y, Sarma P. Biohydrogen production from chemical wastewater treatment in biofilm configured reactor operated in periodic discontinuous batch mode by selectively enriched anaerobic mixed consortia. Water Res. 2007;41:2652-64 pubmed
  26. Venkata Mohan S, Srikanth S, Nikhil G. Augmentation of bacterial homeostasis by regulating in situ buffer capacity: Significance of total dissolved salts over acidogenic metabolism. Bioresour Technol. 2017;225:34-39 pubmed publisher
    ..The study provides valuable information on the role of inorganic dissolved salts that would be required to regulate H2 generation and acidogenesis in the aspects of acid-gas phase system. ..
  27. Venkata Mohan S, Veer Raghavulu S, Sarma P. Biochemical evaluation of bioelectricity production process from anaerobic wastewater treatment in a single chambered microbial fuel cell (MFC) employing glass wool membrane. Biosens Bioelectron. 2008;23:1326-32 pubmed publisher
    ..MFC performance was evaluated employing polarization curve, impedance analysis, cell potential, Coulombic efficiency and bioprocess monitoring. Sustainable power yield was calculated at stable cell potential. ..
  28. Hemalatha M, Sravan J, Yeruva D, Venkata Mohan S. Integrated ecotechnology approach towards treatment of complex wastewater with simultaneous bioenergy production. Bioresour Technol. 2017;242:60-67 pubmed publisher
    ..The study resulted in providing a strategy of combining SBR as pretreatment step to BET process and finally polishing with microalgae cultivation achieving the benefits of enhanced wastewater treatment along with value addition. ..
  29. Venkata Mohan S, Falkentoft C, Venkata Nancharaiah Y, Sturm B, Wattiau P, Wilderer P, et al. Bioaugmentation of microbial communities in laboratory and pilot scale sequencing batch biofilm reactors using the TOL plasmid. Bioresour Technol. 2009;100:1746-53 pubmed publisher
    ..9 mg BA/min on the seventeenth day of operation. Survival of a bioaugmented strain, conjugative plasmid transfer and enhanced BA degradation was demonstrated in the laboratory scale SBBR but not in the pilot scale SBBR. ..
  30. Mohan S, Reddy C, Kumar A, Modestra J. Relative performance of biofilm configuration over suspended growth operation on azo dye based wastewater treatment in periodic discontinuous batch mode operation. Bioresour Technol. 2013;147:424-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Higher redox catalytic currents, lower Tafel slopes and polarization resistance showed good correlation with enzyme activities and dye removal...
  31. Chiranjeevi P, Venkata Mohan S. Diverse acidogenic effluents as feedstock for microalgae cultivation: Dual phase metabolic transition on biomass growth and lipid synthesis. Bioresour Technol. 2017;242:191-196 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, the microalgae growth is favoured with effluents containing high acetate, and low butyrate concentrations. Mixotrophic cultivation enhanced both biomass growth and lipid production along with simultaneous treatment. ..
  32. Sarkar O, Venkata Mohan S. Pre-aeration of food waste to augment acidogenic process at higher organic load: Valorizing biohydrogen, volatile fatty acids and biohythane. Bioresour Technol. 2017;242:68-76 pubmed publisher
    ..AS strategy showed positive influence on biofuel (biohydrogen and biohythane) production along with the biosynthesis of short chain fatty acids functioning as a low-cost pretreatment strategy in a single stage bioprocess. ..
  33. S V, P C, Dahiya S, A N. Waste derived bioeconomy in India: A perspective. N Biotechnol. 2018;40:60-69 pubmed publisher
    ..The enabling technologies/processes that can be applied for biogenic wastes valorisation are elaborated. Circularizing the economy in a waste biorefinery model for the production of biobased products including bioenergy is discussed. ..
  34. Kona R, Hemalatha M, Venu Srivastav K, Venkata Mohan S. Regulatory effect of Fe-EDTA on mixotrophic cultivation of Chlorella sp. towards biomass growth and metabolite production. Bioresour Technol. 2017;244:1227-1234 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of iron showed distinct influence on the saturated fraction of FAME and increment in oleic acid (omega fatty acids; edible oil). Higher concentrations of Fe-EDTA (10/12mg/L) depicted incremental fraction of oleic acid. ..
  35. Dahiya S, Kumar A, Shanthi Sravan J, Chatterjee S, Sarkar O, Mohan S. Food waste biorefinery: Sustainable strategy for circular bioeconomy. Bioresour Technol. 2018;248:2-12 pubmed publisher
    ..The waste biorefinery approach for FW needs optimization of the cascade of the individual bioprocesses for the transformation of linear economy to circular bioeconomy. ..
  36. Reddy C, Kumar A, Mohan S. Metabolic phasing of anoxic-PDBR for high rate treatment of azo dye wastewater. J Hazard Mater. 2018;343:49-58 pubmed publisher
    ..Flexibility in phasing the multiple microenvironments in single bioreactor (PDBR) provides new insights in embodying the required capabilities to treat the recalcitrant azo dye wastewater especially at higher dye load operations. ..