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Dr. Baranidharan Sundaram

ABOUT
NAME: Dr. Baranidharan Sundaram

M.TECH: Anna University

E- MAIL: baranis@nitandhra.ac.in

POSITION: Assistant Professor & HOD

PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

PHONE: +91 9953624049


AREAS OF INTEREST: Water & Wastewater Treatment Process Fate and Transport of Emerging Contaminants & Monitoring Emerging Contaminants & Toxicity Studies Risk and Life Cycle Assessment Bio-char for Contaminant Removal

PROFILE

Research & Teaching Experience

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh, since 2018
  2. National Post Doc Fellow, IIT Kharagpur, Nov 2017- July 2018, Mentor: Prof. Brajesh Kumar Dubey, IIT Kharagpur “Fate and Transport of Binary Nanoparticles in a Sand Column”
  3. Project Scientist, IIT Delhi, April - Oct 2017, PI: Prof. T.R. Sreekrishnan, IIT Delhi “LOcal Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse (LOTUS)”
  4. Project Scientist, IIT Delhi, May 2016 - April 2017, PI: Prof. Arvind Kumar Nema, IIT Delhi “Life Cycle Assessment of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Bottles”
  5. Project Fellow, INST Mohali, Oct 2015 - April 2016, PI: Dr. Sonalika Vaidya, INST “Biological Treatment of ENMs contaminated Wastewater Feasibility, Implications”
  6. Project Officer, IIT Madras, July-Dec 2010, PI: Prof. Ligy Philip, IIT Madras “Monitoring the Performance of Pallikaranai Wetland (Chennai).

Courses Taught 

  1. Environmental Science and Engineering
  2. Environmental Engineering I & II
  3. Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  4. Industrial Waste Treatment
  5. Air Pollution & Control

Publications

Journals

  1. Nagireddi Jagadeesh, Madhumitha P., Ramsundram and Baranidharan S, Environmental footprint and management of a building through LCA - A case study in India” Sustainable Cities and Society (Under Revision).
  2. Nagireddi Jagadeesh and Baranidharan SA Critique on Microplastic Pollution in Indian Environment and Emerging Concerns” Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Under Review)
  3. Shilpa Mishra and Baranidharan SEfficacy of Nanoparticles as Photocatalyst in Leachate Treatment” Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering (Under Revision)
  4. Nagireddi Jagadeesh and Baranidharan SA review of Microplastics in Wastewater, Their Persistence, Interaction, and Fate” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Under Revision)
  5. Nagireddi Jagadeesh, Santhosh Kumar G, Shaik Mahabu Subhani, and Baranidharan SEnvironmental Performance of Prefabricated Structural Elements for Cleaner Construction solutions – A LCA Approach” ACSE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000667) ISSN (print): 2153-5493
  6. Ananya C, Sudipta B, Vikas S, Joyanti H, Abyaya D, Baranidharan S, Dubey B.K., Poornachandra S, &  Chandra A, (2021) "High-performance magnetic pseudocapacitors - Direct correlation between specific capacitance and diffusion coefficients" Electrochimica Acta, 2021, Volume 397, 139252, ISSN 0013-4686. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2021.139252)
  7. Vikas S, Sudipta B, Baranidharan S., Prasenjit H., Dubey B.K..& Chandra A  (2019) “Electrode materials with highest surface area and specific capacitance cannot be the only deciding factor for applicability in energy storage devices – Inference of combined life cycle assessment and electrochemical studies”  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Volume 7, Issue 5, 5385-5392 (Scopus and Web of Science Indexed) (https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06413
  8. Baranidharan S., and Kumar, A (2018). “Preliminary Evidence of Metal-based Nanoparticle Occurrence in Delhi Water (India)” Environment Monitoring and Assessment (Scopus and Web of Science Indexed) (ISSN: 0167-6369) (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-018-6529-2)
  9. Jyoti C, Singh, D, Baranidharan S., and Kumar, A.(2018) “Identifying Challenges in Assessing Risks of Exposures of Silver Nanoparticles” Exposure and Health, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 61–75 (Scopus and Web of Science Indexed) (ISSN: 2451-9685) (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12403-017-0245-y)
  10. Baranidharan S., and Kumar, A. (2017) “Long-Term Exposure of Mixture of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles to Activated Sludge” Water Science and Technology, 75 (02), 462-473. (Scopus and Web of Science Indexed) (ISSN: 0273-1223) (DOI: 10.2166/wst.2016.541)
  11. Kumar, A., Baranidharan S., Mittal A. K., and Ganguli, A.K. (2016) “Towards Managing Nanotechnology-related Water Pollution for India” Current Science, 110 (08), 1401 (Scopus and Web of Science Indexed) ISSN 0011-3891.
  12. Baranidharan S., and Kumar, A. (2012). “Engineered Nanomaterials-based pollution in India.” Current Science, 103(10), 1138 (Scopus and Web of Science Indexed) ISSN 0011-3891.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Yamini Lakshmi, Muthukumar S, and Baranidharan S " Microplastics in wastewater: A review of the current knowledge on Detection, Occurrence and Removal " Emerging Technologies in Wastewater Treatment, CRC Press (Under Review)
  2. Shilpa Mishra, Muthukumar S and Baranidharan S." Advanced Oxidation Process for Leachate Treatment: A Critical Review" An Innovative Approach of Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment, CRC Press (Under Review)
  3. Nagireddi Jagadeesh and Baranidharan S." Emerging Pollutants removal using Biochar in Wastewater: A Critical Review " Emerging Technologies in Wastewater Treatment, CRC Press (Under Review)
  4. Arundhathi V., Nagalakshmi Manasa S., Kalyani Lakshmi S., Varsha V., Baranidharan S. (2020) "Life-Cycle Assessment of Various Synthesis Routes of Silver Nanoparticles" In: Saride S., Umashankar B., Avirneni D. (eds) Advances in Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, Vol 71. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3662-5_22.
  5. Baranidharan S., and Arun Kumar. (2015). “Toxicity of a Mixture of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on Activated Sludge.” Emerging Micro-Pollutants in the Environment: Occurrence, Fate, and Distribution, ACS Symposium Series, S. Kurwadkar, X. (Jackie) Zhang, D. Ramirez, and F. L. Mitchell, eds., American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 149–165 (ISBN13: 9780841230781, eISBN  : 9780841230798) (DOI: 10.1021/bk-2015-1198.ch008 ) (Scopus Indexed).
  6. Kumar, A., Baranidharan S., Das, P., Singh, A. P., and Anandan, A. (2014). “Environmental Impacts of Nanoparticles: Issues for Future Research.” Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications, T. Varghese, ed., Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd, New Delhi, 284–303 (ISBN: 9788126918751)

 

Conferences

  1. Shilpa Mishra and Baranidharan S. (2021) " Nanoparticles as Photocatalyst for Leachate Treatment" 2nd International Conference on Chemical, Bio & Environmental Engineering (CHEMBIOEN-2021), 20th -22nd August 2021, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar-144011, India
  2. Nagireddi Jagadeesh and Baranidharan S (2021), Microplastics in Indian wastewater and their potential impacts”  2nd International Conference on Chemical, Bio & Environmental Engineering (CHEMBIOEN-2021), 20th -22nd August 2021, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar-144011, India
  3. Nagireddi Jagadeesh, Santhosh Kumar G, Shaik Mahabu Subhani, and Baranidharan S (2021), Environmental Performance of Prefabricated Structural Elements for Cleaner Construction solutions – A LCA Approach” International Conference on Recent Innovations in Cleaner Technologies (RICT- 2021), 8th -9th March 2021, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT), India
  4. Madhumitha P., Ramsundram & Baranidharan S (2020) “Comparative Study on the Life Cycle assessment of building Industry: A Review” International Conference on Green Energy for Environmental Sustainability (ICGEES 2020), 05 - 06th August 2020, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala.
  5. Madhumitha P., Ramsundram & Baranidharan S (2020) “A Review on Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings with a comparative study” International Conference on Triple Helix Ecosystem for Earth, Environment and Energy (THE3E 2020, 18 - 19th March 2020, PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  6. Manasa S, Arundhathi V, Lakshmi K, Varsha V, Baranidharan S (2019)  “Life Cycle Assessment of Various Synthesis Routes of Silver Nanoparticles” National Conference on Futuristic Approaches in Civil Engineering, 30th-31st August 2019, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad, India.
  7. Manasa S, Arundhathi V, Lakshmi K, Varsha V, Dubey B.K. & Baranidharan S (2018) “Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Various Synthesis Routes of Silver Nanoparticles” National Environmental Conference IIT BOMBAY Diamond Jubilee Year Conference (NEC- 2019) 31st Jan – 2nd Feb 2019, IIT Bombay, India.
  8. Baranidharan S., Sudipta B, Vikas S, Chandra A & Dubey B.K.. (2018) “Life Cycle Assessment of Production of Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles for Supercapacitors” Indian Conference on Life Cycle Management, 04th -05th October, Mumbai, India.
  9. Anantitha   Anandan, Arlene Chen, Emmanuel de-Graft Johnson, Anna Gitter, Patrick L. Gurian, Kerry Hamilton Arun Kumar, Sonya Kozak, Jade Mitchell, Celma Niquice, Divya Singh, Baranidharan, S., and Amy Zimmer-Faust (2016), “Identifying Data Gaps in Understanding Feasibility of Reuse of Nanoparticles-containing Wastewater and Un-Disinfected Biologically Stabilized Wastewater in Aquaculture,” American Chemical Society, 252nd National Meeting, 21st - 25th August 2016, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  10. Baranidharan S., & Kumar, A. (2014) “Mixture Toxicity of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on Biological Activity of Activated Sludge.” International Conference on Environment and Energy, 15th -17th December, Hyderabad, India.
  11. Baranidharan S., Singh, D. and Kumar, A. (2014) “Conceptualizing Framework for Understanding Effect of Engineered Nanomaterials-Bacteria Interaction on Reuse of Wastewater Residuals in Agriculture.” 2nd International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites, 19th – 21st December, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 
  12. Baranidharan S., and Kumar, A. (2013). “A Critical Review on the Effect of Water Quality Parameters on Nanoparticle Toxicity towards Microbial Community in WWTPs” 2nd Water Research Conference, Elsevier, 20th - 23rd January, Singapore.
  13. Baranidharan S., and Kumar, A. (2012). “Significant Factors behind the Toxicity of Nanoparticles to Bacteria.” 5th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, 20th -23rd January, Hyderabad, India.

 

Research Projects

  • As Co-PI Secured funding of 04,32,000/- INR  from the Central Pollution Control Board (2021) for the project titled "Random Verification of Annual Inventory on Hazardous Waste Management" 
  • As Principal Investigator Secured funding of 19,20,000/- INR (3025 USD) from Government of India, Science and Engineering Research Board (2018-2020) for the project titled “Fate and Transport of Binary Nanoparticles in a Sand Column”
  • Received 53,0000 INR from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi under Technology Development Project Initiation Award Scheme (TDP-IAS) for the project titled “Nanoparticle leaching from sludge after Rain Event” PI: Dr. Arun Kumar, IIT Delhi

 

Consultancy Works

  • 2021: “LCA of PET Resin, PET film and MPET film for Polyplex” – Aspirelabs Accelerator Pvt Ltd, Noida (0.88 Lakh)   Status - Ongoing
  • 2021: “LCA of Flex Banner” – Aspirelabs Accelerator Pvt Ltd, Noida (0.3 Lakh)  Status - Ongoing
  • 2020: “Impact of Micron Thickness on Integrated Industrial Plastic Packaging Film (Monolayer)” – Aspirelabs Accelerator Pvt Ltd, Noida (01 Lakh)  Status - Completed

 

Faculty Development Programme (FDP) Organized:

  • Organized a 5-day FDP on "Advances in Environmental Geotechnics" at NIT Andhra Pradesh between 12-16th October 2020.

 

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Courses Approved

  • "Nanomaterials for Water Treatment ",  Foreign Faculty: Prof Hadas Mamane, Israel (will be held in Online Mode between 14th - 18th Feb 2022)
  • "Risk and Life Cycle Assessment of Engineered Nanoparticles in the Environment ",  Foreign Faculty: Dr Lok Pokhrel, , United States of America (will be held in Online Mode between 14th - 18th March 2022)

 

Achievements

  • Research Scholar Day 2015- Received Participation Award on behalf of Civil Engineering Department IIT Delhi for the work titled "Behaviour of TiO2 NPs in wastewater: Known and Unknowns"

 

Past Group Members

  • 2021: Kotha Phani Sree, Relangi Hasini, Rupak Kumar, Thodindla Naveen
  • 2020: Anmol Bhalla, Mukesh Kumar Ranwa, Nikhil Kumar Singh, Shiva Kumar
  • 2019: Manasa S, Arundhathi V, Lakshmi K, Varsha V 
  • 2019: Madhumanohar T, Israel Samuel M, Sandeep Ch, Bhasker N, Amitanshu Kumar