Kolkata, India
Kolkata, India

Aliah University , is a state government controlled minority autonomous university in Salt Lake, West Bengal, India. Previously known as Mohammedan College of Calcutta, it was elevated to university in 2008. It offers multiple modern day professional undergraduate and postgraduate programs in different Engineering, Arts, Science and Management subjects respectively. Professor Abu Taleb Khan is its present vice chancellor. Wikipedia.

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Both Organic flash cycle and transcritical CO2 power cycle (T-CO2 power cycle) allow cooling of hot flue gas stream to an appreciably lower temperature due to the absence of pinch limitation. In the present study, a combined thermodynamic and economic comparison is conducted between a T-CO2 power cycle and Organic flash cycles using R-245fa and R600 as the working fluids. It is observed that work output per kg of flue gas flow rate is slightly higher for the T-CO2 power cycle if the flue gas is allowed to cool to the corresponding lowest possible temperature in the Heat Recovery Unit (HRU). It is also observed that with maximum possible cooling of flue gas, minimum bare module costs (BMCs) for each kW power output of OFCs are somewhat higher compared to that of T-CO2 power cycle. Minimum BMCs for each kW output of OFCs can be reduced substantially by increasing terminal temperature difference at the low temperature end of the HRU. However, the increasing terminal temperature difference at the low temperature end of the HRU is having negligible effect on BMC ($/kW) of T-CO2 power cycle. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Dalapati S.,University of Calcutta | Jana S.,University of Calcutta | Alam M.A.,Aliah University | Guchhait N.,University of Calcutta
Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical | Year: 2011

Unsymmetrical azine Schiff base 5-diethylamino-2-[(4-diethylamino- benzylidene)-hydrazonomethyl]-phenol (receptor 1) having multiple binding sites (-NEt2 and -OH group) have been synthesized. The receptor 1 exhibits color change from light yellow to purple and bright yellow in presence of Cu2+ ion and Fe3+ ion, respectively which is detectable by naked-eye. But it shows red color in presence of mixture of all metal ions. The UV-vis spectral investigation of receptor 1 shows a remarkable spectral shift from 410 nm to 527, 572 and 620 nm in presence of Cu2+ ion and 485 nm in presence of Fe3+ ion in acetonitrile solvent. Interestingly, Cu2+ ions generates a new charge transfer emission band at 532 nm in the expense of local emission of receptor at 480 nm, but Fe3+ ion only quenched the local emission. The spectral response of receptor is almost insignificant in presence of other metal ions (Mn2+, Zn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cd2+, Hg2+, Li + and Na+ ions). © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Mukhopadhyay A.,Kalyani University | Ray S.,Aliah University | Maulik U.,Jadavpur University
BMC Bioinformatics | Year: 2014

Background: Discovering novel interactions between HIV-1 and human proteins would greatly contribute to different areas of HIV research. Identification of such interactions leads to a greater insight into drug target prediction. Some recent studies have been conducted for computational prediction of new interactions based on the experimentally validated information stored in a HIV-1-human protein-protein interaction database. However, these techniques do not predict any regulatory mechanism between HIV-1 and human proteins by considering interaction types and direction of regulation of interactions.Results: Here we present an association rule mining technique based on biclustering for discovering a set of rules among human and HIV-1 proteins using the publicly available HIV-1-human PPI database. These rules are subsequently utilized to predict some novel interactions among HIV-1 and human proteins. For prediction purpose both the interaction types and direction of regulation of interactions, (i.e., virus-to-host or host-to-virus) are considered here to provide important additional information about the regulation pattern of interactions. We have also studied the biclusters and analyzed the significant GO terms and KEGG pathways in which the human proteins of the biclusters participate. Moreover the predicted rules have also been analyzed to discover regulatory relationship between some human proteins in course of HIV-1 infection. Some experimental evidences of our predicted interactions have been found by searching the recent literatures in PUBMED. We have also highlighted some human proteins that are likely to act against the HIV-1 attack.Conclusions: We pose the problem of identifying new regulatory interactions between HIV-1 and human proteins based on the existing PPI database as an association rule mining problem based on biclustering algorithm. We discover some novel regulatory interactions between HIV-1 and human proteins. Significant number of predicted interactions has been found to be supported by recent literature. © 2014 Mukhopadhyay et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Datta S.,Sn Bose National Center For Basic Science | Rahaman B.,Aliah University
AIP Advances | Year: 2015

Spin-polarized DFT has been used to perform a comparative study of the geometric structures and electronic properties for isolated M4X4 nano clusters between their two stable isomers - a planar rhombus-like 2D structure and a cubane-like 3D structure with M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu; X = O, S. These two structural patterns of the M4X4 clusters are commonly found as building blocks in several poly-nuclear transition metal complexes in inorganic chemistry. The effects of the van der Waals corrections to the physical properties have been considered in the electronic structure calculations employing the empirical Grimme's correction (DFT+D2). We report here an interesting trend in their relative structural stability - the isolated M4O4 clusters prefer to stabilize more in the planar structure, while the cubane-like 3D structure is more favorable for most of the isolated M4S4 clusters than their planar 2D counterparts. Our study reveals that this contrasting trend in the relative structural stability is expected to be driven by an interesting interplay between the s-d and p-d hybridization effects of the constituents' valence electrons. © 2015 Author(s).

Sarkar S.,Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati | Khan A.T.,Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati | Khan A.T.,Aliah University
Chemical Communications | Year: 2015

A hitherto unreported route for the synthesis of anthranilate esters is demonstrated using 2-nitrobenzaldehyde, malonitrile and an alcohol or amine via a metal and oxidant free multicomponent reaction (MCR) strategy. This process simultaneously installs an ester and urea or urethane functionality via CO and CN bond formations via concurrent oxidation of the aldehyde group and reduction of the nitro group involving an intramolecular redox process. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.

The paper deals with the dynamical behavior of fish and mussel population in a fish farm where external food is supplied. The ecosystem of the fish farm is represented by a set of nonlinear differential equations involving nutrient (food), fish and mussel. We have listed some results already obtained. We have analyzed for the direction of Hopf-bifurcation, stability of the Hopf-bifurcating periodic orbits, and the period of the periodic orbits by using Poincare' normal form and center manifold theory. We have performed numerical simulation to support the analytical results. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.

Khan M.A.,Aliah University
International Journal of Modern Physics E | Year: 2015

In this paper, hyperspherical three-body model formalism has been applied for the calculation of energies of the low-lying bound 3S-states of neutral helium and helium like Coulombic three-body systems having nuclear charge (z) in the range 2 ≤ Z ≤ 92. Energies of 1S-states are also calculated for those having nuclear charge in the range 14 ≤ Z ≤ 92. The calculation of the coupling potential matrix elements of the two-body potentials has been simplified by the use of Raynal-Revai Coefficients (RRC). The three-body wave function in the Schrödinger equation when expanded in terms of hyperspherical harmonics (HH), leads to an infinite set of coupled differential equation (CDE) which for practical purposes is truncated to a finite set and the truncated set of CDE's are solved by renormalized Numerov method (RNM) to get the energy (E). The calculated energy is compared with the ones of the literature. © 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.

Sarwardi S.,Aliah University | Haque M.,University of Nottingham
Journal of Biological Physics | Year: 2011

A Leslie-Gower-Holling type II model is modified to introduce a contagious disease in the predator population, assuming that disease cannot propagate to the prey. All the system's equilibria are determined and the behaviour of the system near them is investigated. The main mathematical issues are global stability and bifurcations for some of the equilibria, together with sufficient conditions for persistence of the ecosystem. Counterintuitive results on the role played by intraspecific competition are highlighted. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Khan M.A.,Aliah University
Few-Body Systems | Year: 2014

The energies of the low-lying bound S-states of some two-electron systems (treating them as three-body systems) like negatively charged hydrogen, neutral helium, positively charged-lithium, beryllium, carbon, oxygen, neon, argon and negatively charged muonium and exotic positronium ions have been calculated employing hyperspherical harmonics expansion method. The matrix elements of two-body interactions involve Raynal–Revai coefficients which are particularly essential for the numerical solution of three-body Schrődinger equation when the two-body potentials are other from Coulomb or harmonic. The technique has been applied for to two-electron ions 1H− (Z = 1) to 40Ar16+ (Z = 18), negatively charged-muonium Mu− and exotic positronium ion Ps−(e+e−e−) considering purely Coulomb interaction. The available computer facility restricted reliable calculations up to 28 partial waves (i.e. Km = 28) and energies for higher Km have been obtained by applying an extrapolation scheme suggested by Schneider. © 2014, Springer-Verlag Wien.

Khan M.A.,Aliah University
International Journal of Modern Physics E | Year: 2014

In this paper, energies of the low-lying bound S-states (L = 0) of exotic three-body systems, consisting a nuclear core of charge +Ze (Z being atomic number of the core) and two negatively charged valence muons, have been calculated by hyperspherical harmonics expansion method (HHEM). The three-body Schrödinger equation is solved assuming purely Coulomb interaction among the binary pairs of the three-body systems XZ+ μ- μ- for Z = 1 to 54. Convergence pattern of the energies have been checked with respect to the increasing number of partial waves Λmax. For available computer facilities, calculations are feasible up to Λmax = 28 partial waves, however, calculation for still higher partial waves have been achieved through an appropriate extrapolation scheme. The dependence of bound state energies has been checked against increasing nuclear charge Z and finally, the calculated energies have been compared with the ones of the literature. © World Scientific Publishing Company.

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