“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.”


Work area – Develop advanced oxidation approaches to treat antibiotics from wastewater effluents and mitigate wastewater-mediated dissemination of antimicrobial resistance. Develop novel disinfection strategies to prevent dissemination through drinking water supplies.


A U. S. – based company along with IIT M’s assistance has begun remediation measures in Tondiarpet in Northern Chennai where an oil leak from an underground pipeline had contaminated groundwater and soil. Learn More

Recovery of Oil from Petroleum Sludge using Microwave Pyrolysis

The objective is develop suitable standalone treatment technology or pre-treatment to accelerate and enhance existing bio-remediation for complete list of petrochemical wastes such as refinery sludge, tank bottom sludge, oil-contaminated soil, oil-water emulsions and refinery wastewater. Learn More

A complete list of all the past as well as the ongoing research activities are listed below,

  1. E-Waste A Resource for Wastewater Treatment and Electricity Production
  2. Modified Electro-Fenton Process for Removal of Emerging Contaminants
  3. Coupled Removal of Chromium and Phenol Using Zero Valent Iron
  4. Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium Using Sodium Meta Bi-Sulphite
  5. Tannery Effluent Treatment using Electro-Coagulation
  6. Accelerated Treatment of Petroleum Chemical Sludge Using Coupled Physio-Chemical, Photo-Chemical Treatment
  7. Treatment of Tannery Effluent Using Advanced Oxidation Process
  8. Electro-chemical Remediation of Chromium Contaminated Aqueous Matrices
  9. Reducing Risks to Human Health due to Petroleum Contamination in Groundwater by Electro-Chemical Oxidation Methods

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