Bio Enviro Chemical Solutions

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Dr. Sathish Mohan Botsa
Director of R&D

Dr SM Botsa contributes his technical support to BECS and is expertise in analytical techniques, environmental impact assessment (EIA), expeditions, and biological studies. He studies the ambient air quality, water quality, noise level, waste water treatment, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and organochloro pesticides and handled GC-MS, AAS, IC, CO analyser, colorimetry, Aerosol spectrometer, Aethalometer, Nephelometer and so on.

His masters in science and doctoral degree obtained from School of Chemistry, AU in 2012 and 2018 respectively. His PhD work covers metal oxide composites prepared by sonochemical approach (ultrasonics) and have studied their structural, optoelectric properties using XRD, Fourier FTIR, FESEM-EDX, TEM, XPS, TGA, Raman Spectroscopy, Photoluminescence, UV-Vis DRS and UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The synthesized materials used for the environmental abatement applications such as removal of fluoride and cadmium ions from contaminated water via adsorption, organic pollutants such as Brilliant green, Methylene blue, Nitrobenzene and Pararosaniline under visible light irradiation via AOP, also the inactivation of copious pathogens. Meanwhile, the inhibition of corrosion rate of prepared materials was studied.

Prior to that, his one year services (2013-14) at Association of Hydrologists of India (AHI) under the project which is socio-oriented that studies the water quality and its role in endemic kidney failures at Uddanam region. He collected water and soil samples regularly from the field of 178 villages and conducted water quality studies and soil texture analysis using standard techniques. Hydrological, hydrogeological and water quality studies were conducted using the instruments like Water analyzer kit, UV-Visible spectrometer, Flame photometer, ICP-MS, Nephelometer and Titrimetric methods for measuring physical and chemical parameters.

He is having multidisciplinary knowledge and skilled in interprets the data and scientific models like MATLAB, Surfer, Grapher, Aquachem, Wateq4f, PhreeqC, Origin office, SPSS, Chem Office and Hysplit. His credentials include serving more than 10 years research and academic professionals, throughout his distinguished career, he has held important positions as teacher, researcher and guide for PhD scholars. He has published more than half century research papers and book chapters at reputed international journals.

    • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Engineering Science & Technology

    • Guest Editor, Hybrid Advances (VSI: NIPEA), Elsevier

    • Lead Topic Editor, Frontiers in Nanotechnology

    • UGC-Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship 2016

    • APTET-2013

    • INSc Young research excellence Award 2020

    • XXXVIII ISEA Expedition Member

    • IBPS-2012, IBPS-2013, SBI (clerical)-2013

    • CPCL JE Asst (chemical)-2015

    • INSc Young research excellence Award 2020

    • Science Father Young Scientist Award 2021

    • CPACE IN Young research excellence Award in Environmental Chemistry 2021

    • Bentham Science Ambassador from India

• Managing Guest Editor, VSI: NIPEA, Hybrid Advances, Elsevier

• Topic Lead Editor, Frontiers in Nanotechnology

• Book Editor, Fluorochemical Industry, Intech open publishers

• Managing Guest Editor, Special issue, Journal of Chemical Research

• Section Editor, Probe-Food Science Research

• Member, Composite Materials

• Member, Science Research Association Journal of Chemistry

• Member, SCIREA Journal of Chemical Engineering

• Member, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia

• Guest Editor, Journal of Photocatalysis

• Editor, Organic Chemistry Plus, Universal wiser publisher

• Journal of Materials Chemistry B (RSC)

• Chemosphere (Elsevier)

• Emergent Materials (Springer)

• Physica B: Condensed matter (Elsevier)

• Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials (Springer)

• Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (Springer)

• Chinese Journal of Catalysis (Scopus)

• Environmental Nanotechnoogy, monitoring & Management (Elsevier)

• Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International

• SN Applied Science (Springer)

• 2020 International Conference on Energy Engineering and Environmental Protection

• Journal of Taibah University of Science (Taylor & Francis)

• Journal of Drug delivery system and technology (Elsevier)

• Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier)

• Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (Scopus)

• American Journal of Case Reports (Scopus)

• Chemistry Africa (Springer)

• Trends in Science (Scopus)

• Chemical Product and Process Modeling (De Gruyter)

• Chemosphere (Elsevier)

• Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier)

• Chemistry Africa (Springer)

• Environmental Processes (Springer)

• Sustainable Environment (Taylor & Francis)

• Arabian Journal of Chemistry (Elsevier)

• Talanta Open (Elsevier)

• Sustainable Chemical Engineering (Wiser Pub)

• Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Research (Scopus)


1. GS Sree, KVB Ranjitha, BJM Reddy, BS Mohan*, Fabrication of RGO based bimetal oxides ternary composite for deterioration of handloom dye and pathogens from polluted water, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, Elsevier, 2023, 155, 111054.

2. P Kalyani, SM Botsa*, KVD Laxmi, S Anil, Optimization of cultural conditions for biomass and antibacterial metabolite production by Aspergillus fumigatus strain MF1. Hybrid Advances, Elsevier, 2023, 100016.

3. B Trinadh, J Suresh, A Rama Krishna, K Vijaya Babu, B Vikram Babu, B. Sathish Mohan*, K Samatha, Exploring the influence of zinc substitution on structural, physical, magnetic, and DC resistivity properties of Co0.5Cu0.5Fe2O4 nano-ferrites. Applied Physics A, Elsevier, 2023, 129 (1), 48.

4. PSRV Sagar, D Ramadevi, K Basavaiah, SM Botsa*, Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using aqueous leaf extract of Saussurea obvallata for efficient catalytic reduction of nitrophenol, antioxidant, and antibacterial activity, Water Science & Engineering, Elsevier, 2023.

5. SK Kumar, M Prasad, AR Krishna, BV Babu, BS Mohan*, MP Rao, Structural, Magnetic and DC Electrical Resistivity Studies of Copper Substituted Mg0.6-xZn0.4CuxFe2O4 Ferrite System, Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 2023, 36 (6), 1571-1581.

6. PSRV Sagar, D Ramadevi, K Basavaiah, SM Botsa, Brief review on synthesis and applications of plant mediated ZnO nanoparticles-A green approach. European Chemical Bulletin, 2023, 12(Special Issue 4), 10088-10108.

7. B. Trinadh, J. Suresh, G.R. Patta, K. Vijaya Babu, Ch Komali, B. Vikram Babu, K. Anjani Devi, B. Sathish Mohan*, K. Samatha. Structural, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of aluminum substituted Co–Cu–Zn nano-crystalline ferrites. Solid State Communications, Elsevier, 2023, 376, 115360.


1. AG Raju, BD Rao, G Himabindu, SM Botsa*, Fabrication of a heterostructure composite with CuO and FeS2 as efficient photocatalyst for decolourisation of Brilliant green. Journal of Material Research & Technology, Elsevier, 2022, 17, 2648-2656.

2. SM Botsa*, C Venkataramana, P Shyamala, Visible light simulated photodegradation of ibuprofen using ZnAl2O4 spinels – factors on degradation rate, Journal of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Elsevier, 2022 (under review).

3. D.V. Lakshmi, B. Vikram Babu, A.R. Krishna, M.S. Reddi, M.K. Raju, B.S. Mohan*, B. Sridhar, P.V.L. Narayana, Structural, morphological and vibrational properties of Li4Ti5-xNbxO12 anode materials, Materials Science for Energy Technologies, Elsevier, 2022, 5, 30-35.

4. D. Varaprasad, B. Sathish Mohan*, Dharmasoth Ramadevi, K Basavaiah, P. Vani, Co-Precipitation Mediated Fabrication of Composite with MnS2 and Reduced Graphene Oxide as Potential for Inactivation of Ortho- Nitrophenol and Pathogens, Journal of Materials Science and Surface Engineering, 2022, 9(1): 1078-1085.

5. B. Vikram Babu, A.R. Krishna, B.S. Mohan*, B. Sridhar, Structural, Impedance and Modulus Studies of Effect of Magnesium (Mg) Substitution on Spinel Li4Ti5O12 Anode Materials, Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials, Springer, 2022,

6. SM Botsa*, P Seetharam, IM Raju, G Satyanarayana, Sonochemical assisted synthesis of Co doped TiO2 for efficient degradation of Methylene blue dye, Hybrid Advances, Elsevier (under review), 2022.

7. B. Vikram Babu, B. Sathish Mohan*, M. Sushma Reddi, A. Rama Krishna, V. Veeraiah, K. Samatha, Synthesis and Characterization of Li4Ti5O12 as Negative Electrode Material for Li-ion Batteries, RSC Advances, 2022.

8. J. Suresh, B. Vikram Babu, A. Rama Krishna, P.V.S.S.S.N. Reddy, B. Trinadh, B. Sathish Mohan*, K. Eswara Rao, K. Samatha, Structural, Electrical and Magnetic Studies of Ni0.7Mn0.2Cu0.1Fe2-xAlxO4 (x=0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2 and 0.25) Nano-Ferrite Synthesized by Sol-gel Technique, Chinese Journal of Physics, Elsevier, 2022, (accepted).

9. AG Raju, BD Rao, G Himabindu, SM Botsa*, Pyrite based zinc oxide composite via hydrothermal as benign photocatalyst for efficient removal of methylene blue, Materials Science & Engineering B, Elsevier, 2022, (submitted) MSB-D-22-00027.

10. SM Botsa*, NS Magesh, A Tiwari, TL Leitao. Long-term characteristics of Atmospheric black carbon over Indian Antarctica station, Maitri: Radiative forcing and source apportionment. Environmental Research, Elsevier, 2021 (under review).

11. GP Rao, BS Mohan*, V Siddiah, Heterogeneous recyclable HClO4-SiO2 catalyzed 3,4,5-trisubstituted-1,2,4-triazoles from hydrazines and oxazolones, Chemistry-A European Journal, wiley, 2021 (under review) chem.202104206.

12. GS Sree, BS Mohan, BJM Reddy, KVB Ranjitha, Fabrication of RGO based bimetal oxides ternary composite for deterioration of handloom dye and pathogens from polluted water, RSC Advances, 2021, (peer review) RA-ART-12-2021-008937. 2021

1. Influence of meteorology on the dynamics of long-range transport of black carbon aerosols at Maitri station, Schirmacher Hills, East Antarctica. Environmental Research: Atmospheres, RSC, 2021.

2. Photocatalytic degradation of polyethylene plastics by NiAl2O4 Spinels- synthesis and characterization. Chemosphere, Elsevier, 2021, 265, 129021.

3. Hazardous heavy metals in the pristine lacustrine systems of Antarctica: Insights from PMF model and ERA techniques. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier, 2021, 412, 125263.

4. Optimization of cultural conditions for biomass and antibacterial metabolite production by Aspergillus fumigatus strain MF1. Archives of Microbiology, Springer, 2021, 1-6.

5. Deterioration of Cadmium and pathogens from contaminated water using hydrothermally prepared ternary NiO-ZnO-RGO composite. Journal of Material Research & Technology, Elsevier, 2021, 10, 976-987.

6. Micro-structural, dielectrical and magnetic properties of Cu2+ substituted Ni0.7Mn0.3-xCuxFe2O4 (x = 0.0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15 and 0.2) nano-ferrites. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Elsevier, 2021, 540, 168464.

7. Bronsted acid catalyzed synthesis of 2-aryl-quinazolinones via cyclization of 2-aminobenzamide with benzonitriles in PEG, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Wiley, 2021,

8. Long-term characteristics of Atmospheric black carbon over Indian Antarctica station, Maitri: Radiative forcing and source apportionment. Chemosphere, Elsevier, 2021 (under review).

9. Evaluation of Micro-Structural and Magnetic Properties of Nickel Nano-Ferrite and Mn2+ Substituted Nickel Nano-Ferrite. Physica B:Condensed matter, Elsevier, 2021, 620, 413264.


10. Fabrication of multifunctional TANI/Cu2O/Ag ternary nanocomposite for environmental abatement, Scientific Reports, Nature, 2020, 10, 14080.

11. Defluoridation in aqueous solution by reduced graphene oxide decorated with cuprous oxide via sonochemical, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Elsevier, 2020, 13(11), 7970-7977.

12. Flower like SnO2-Fe2O3-rGO ternary composite as highly efficient visible light induced photocatalyst for the degradation of organic pollutants from wastewater, Journal of Material Research & Technology, Elsevier, 2020, 9(6), 12461-12472.

13. Spherical NiWO4-Reduced Graphene Oxide nanocomposite for effective visible light driven photocatalytic activity for the decolourisation of organic pollutants, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Elsevier, 2020, 13(11), 8489-8497.

14. A facile simultaneous synthesis of heterogeneous catalyst Tetraaniline nanostructures/Silver nanoparticles for efficient catalytic reduction of 4-Nitrophenol to 4-Aminophenol, RSC Advances, 2020, 10, 22043 – 22053.

15. Enhanced UV–Visible triggered photocatalytic degradation of Brilliant green by reduced graphene oxide based NiO and CuO ternary nanocomposite and their antimicrobial activity, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Elsevier, 2020, 13(4), 5137-5150.

16.Hydrogeochemistry of the deglaciated lacustrine systems in Antarctica: Potential impact of marine aerosols and rock-water interactions, Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, 2020, 706, 135822.

17. ZnS/Fe2O3/Ag Ternary nanocomposite photocatalyst for the degradation of dyes under visible light, Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Springer, 2020, 94, 392–400.

18. Anionic Surfactant effect on chemical species of L-phenylalanine complexes with heavy metal ions, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, 2020, 24(7), 57-62.

19. Enhanced Photocatalytic degradation of Cationic dyes under visible light irradiation by CuWO4-RGO nanocomposite, Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, Springer, 2020, 3(2), 205-212.

20. Potentiometric studies on bioactive material species of Ternary complexes, Russian Journal of General Chemistry, Springer, 2020, 90(12), 2467–2472.

21. First stereoselective total synthesis of modiolin, Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Springer, 2020, 56, 2028–2031.

22. Facile Synthesis of 1,8-dioxooctahydro Xanthenes by Reusable Zinc Sulfide based Ternary Nanocomposite via Hydrothermal Route, Current Catalysis, Bentham Publishers, 2020, 9(1), 72-79.


23. Removal of Nitrophenols from water by CuO/RGO nanocomposite, Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering, Springer, 2019, 4:1.

24. Fe2O3/RGO nanocomposite photocatalyst: effective degradation of 4-Nitrophenol, Physica B:condensed matter, Elsevier 2019, 553, 190-194.

25. SnO2/Fe2O3/Ag nanocomposite via hydrothermal approach: a novel highly efficient photodegradation of Eosin yellow and Brilliant green dyes under visible light irradiation, Chemistry Africa, Springer, 2019, 2, 635-644.

26. Visible light enhanced photocatalytic degradation of Congo red and Eosin yellow dyes using reduced graphene oxide based zinc oxide nanocomposite via hydrothermal process, Journal of Nanotechnology and Material Science, 2019, 3, 31.

27. Preparation, characterization and photocatalytic activity of ZrO2/Fe2O3/RGO nanocomposite, Physica E:Low dimension and Nanostructures, Elsevier, 2019, 108, 105-111.


28. Sonochemical assisted synthesis of CuO for degradation of nitrobenzene under visible light irradiation and antimicrobial activity, Journal of Nanoscience and Technology, JCAS publishers, 2018, 4(5), 467-470.

29. Facile sonochemical assisted synthesis of Cu2O and CuO nanoparticles, Current Nanoscience, Bentham Publishers, 2018,15 (2),1-5.

30. Facile green synthesis of Fe3O4 nanoparticles using leaf extract of Zanthoxylum armatum DC for efficient adsorption of methylene blue, Asian journal of ceramic Societies, Taylor & Francis, 2018, 6(2), 145-155.

31. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Aqueous Extract of Dolichos lablab for Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol, Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activities, Open Nano, Elsevier, 2018, 3, 28-37.

32. Visible light enhanced photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue by ternary nanocomposite, MoO3/Fe2O3/RGO, Asian journal of ceramic materials, Taylor & Francis, 2018, 6, 183-195.

33. ZnO/RGO nanocomposite via hydrothermal route for photocatalytic degradation of dyes in presence of visible light, Journal of Chemical studies, 2018, 6 (6), 20-26.

34. Synthesis of Benzimadazole in presence of nanocatalyst Fe2O3, Asian journal of Research in Chemistry, 2018, 11(3), 1-3.

35. A simple and green synthesis of Zinc oxide nanoparticles using Gloriosa superba leaves extract, Int J of Green and Herbal Chemistry, 2018, 7(2), 373-378.

36. HClO4-SiO2 catalysed distinct protocol for the synthesis of 3-N,N-dialkylamino-1,2,4-triazole under solvent-free conditions, JETIR, 2018, 5(4), 742-749.

37. Catalytic activity of graphene oxide hybridized ZnWO4 for dyes degradation and oxidation of functionalized benzyl alcohols, MOJ Bioorganic Chemistry, 2018.

38. Wastewater disinfection by insitu hydrothermal synthesis of RGO supported MoO3/Fe2O3 ternary nanocomposite, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2018, 7(3), 1260-1277.

39.Enhanced biosorption of Fluoride from drinking water using Brachiariadistachya leaves, Int. J. of Current Advanced Research, 2018, 7(1F), 9096-9100.

40. Hydrothermal assisted synthesis of FeWO4 for degradation of 2-Nitrophenol under visible light illumination, IJSRST, 2018, 4(2), 417-422.

41. Investigation of Structural and Thermal Properties of Nanostructured PANI, Int. J. of Trend in Scientific Res. & Develop. 2018, 2(5), 1024-1028.


42. Facile synthesize of graphene oxide by modified hummer’s method and degradation of Methylene blue dye under visible light irradiation. Int. J. Adv. Res., 2017, 5(3), 405-412.

43. Interpretation of ground water sample analysis around Etcherla in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India, SSRG IJAC, 2017, 4(2)1-9.

44. A facile plant mediated synthesis of Magnetite nanoparticles using aqueous leaf extract of Ficus hispida L. for adsorption of organic dye, IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry, 2017, 10(7)35-43.

45. Water quality assessment of groundwater samples in Bobbili region, Andhra Pradesh, India, Asian Journal of Science and Technology, 2017, 8(8), 5223-5230.


46. Catalytic oxidation of Substituted Benzyl alcohols to aldehydes using ZnWO4 Nanoparticles, International Journal of Current Research, 2016, 8(6), 33291-33295.

47. Hydrochemical Analysis of Ground water samples of Coastal region of Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India, International Journal of Advanced Research, 2016, 4(12), 1166-1173.

48. Preparation, Characterization and Photocatalytic activity of Iron Oxide-Reduced Leaf Like Graphene Oxide composite, International Journal of Engineering Applied Sciences and Technology, 2016, 1(10), 103-109.

49. Meteorological Aspects of Atmospheric Pollutants in Visakhapatnam, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2016, 6 (10), 161-192.

50. Facile Synthesis and Characterization of Tetraaniline Nanostructures via Self-Assembly method, Chemical Science Transactions, 2016, 5(4), 918-923.

Book Chapters Published

1. Title: Semiconductor photocatalysis for dyes degradation and inactivation of pathogens in the book "Semiconductor Photocatalysis" Intech Publishers, 2019 (accepted).

2. Title: The role of Carbon and Water in Agricultural Science in Book title “Research Trends in Agriculture Sciences” (Volume - 16), Akinik Publications, 2019, ISBN: 978-93-5335-673-6.