Centre for Environmental Studies
 
 

Director : A. Navaneetha Gopalakrishnan
Phone : 044-2235 9020

The Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), Anna University, has made significant contribution in Environmental Education, Research and extension activities for the past 50 years.The state-of-the art laboratories are used to conduct in-house research programmes leading to Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering.

With well qualified faculty and state-of-the art laboratory facilities as its main strengths, the CES is producing 60 well trained environmental engineers and scientists. In addition, need based specialized training programmes organized for in service engineers in Government Departments and industries. Every year a minimum of 2 such programmes are organized. One of the training programmes “Short Term Course in Public Health Engineering” sponsored by CPHEEO, Ministry of Urban Development, GoI, is conducted since 1955. Through this programme alone, more than 1500 public health engineers of various state Governments have been trained.

The Centre is involved in fundamental and applied research work. Assessment of chemical and biological characteristics of water bodies, treatment and reuse of wastewaters, degradation of toxic wastes such as phenol, removal of toxic pollutants by aquatic plants, biomass productivity, management of solid wastes as well as landfill management and treatment of high TDS industrial wastewaters are some of the areas of investigation at the Centre. Other thrust areas include, microbial degradation of toxic pollutants, environmental impact assessment of developmental projects in the region, membrane processes for industrial wastewater treatment and byproduct recovery, cost effective design of water distribution systems, remote sensing applications in environmental studies and ground water contamination and solute transport modeling.

Various National/International agencies like DST, MoEF, Ministry of Urban Development, UNDP, University Grants Commission, Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Central Pollution Control Board and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board fund sponsored research activities. The CES has been able to attract national and nternational attention with generous funding for infrastructure development, research and extension activities.
FACULTY PROFILE

Name and highest qualification Designation Phone No. & E Mail Expertise
Dr.K.Thanasekaran, Ph.D.
Professor
22359024
sktsekaran@rediffmail.com
Environmental Engineering
Dr.A.Navaneetha Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D.
Professor
22359020
angkrishna@hotmail.com
Environmental Engineering
Dr.S.Kanmani, Ph.D.
Professor
22359027
skanmani@hotmail.com
Environmental Engineering
Dr.Usha Natesan, Ph.D.
Professor
22359013
u_natesan@yahoo.com
Remote Sensing Ocean engg. & Environmental Engineering.
Dr.N.Vasudevan, Ph.D.
Professor
22359018
nvasudevan@annauniv.edu
Environmental Sciences
K.Palanivelu, Ph.D.
Asso.Prof
22359014
kpvelu@hotmail.com
Environmental Sciences
Kurian Joseph, Ph.D.
Asso.Prof
22359021
kuttiani@vsnl.com
Environmental Engineering
S.Amal Raj, Ph.D.
Asso.Prof
22359033
amalrajz@yahoo.com
Environmental Engineering
S.Ganapathy Venkatesubramanian, Ph.D.
Asso.Prof
22359019
sgvsmanian@hotmail.com
Environmental Sciences
A.Merline Sheela, Ph.D.
Asst.Prof(Sr.Grade)
22359036
merlinshasu@yahoo.com
Environmental Microbiology
M.S.Karthikeyan, M.E.
Asst.Prof
22359015
skarthi@annauniv.edu
Environmental Engineering
G.Dhinagaran, M.E.
Asst.Prof
22359034
twinsdina@gmail.com
Environmental Engineering
B.Manimekalai, M.E.
Asst.Prof
22359023
manimekalai@annauniv.edu
Environmental Engineering

LIST OF SPONSORED PROJECTS CARRIED OUT RECENTLY

Sl.No. Title of the Research project Agency
1
Rehabilitation of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites
Swedish International Development
2
Ecosystem Modelling for Vedaranyam
Department of Ocean Development
Integrated Coastal and Marine Area
Management (ICMAM)
3
Modelling of Groundwater Pollution due to the solid waste dumping at Perungudi
Institute of Water Studies, Tharamani
4
Study on pollution due to domestic effluent of Thuraiyur Municipality in Chinna Eri
Institute for water studies, Taramani, Chennai
5
Studies on Removal and Recovery of hexavalent Chromium from Plating Wastewater using Supported Liquid Membrane
Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), New Delhi
6
Sustainable Solid Waste Landfill Management in Asia
Swedish International Development
7
Management of Total Dissolved Solids in the Exhausted dye bath from Cotton Knitwear Industry
Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), New Delhi
8
Studies on Adsorption Capacities and Leaching Behaviour of Heavy Metals in Soils used for Department of Science &Technology, Root Zone Treatment Plants
Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi-16
9
An Environmental and Ecological Assessment of Coastal Waters of Kalpakkam
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
10
Prediction of Oceanic Dispersion of Radionuclides Released from Maps into Coastal Waters of Kalpakkam
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Bombay
11
Recovery of VOCs from waste effluents by evaporation
University Grants Commision New Delhi
12
Monitoring and Database Management of Waterways of Chennai City
Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi
13
Prediction of Offshore and Nearshore Wave and Sediment Transport along the East Coast of India using MSMR
Indian Space Research Organisation, Headquarters, Bangalore
14
Water Quality assessment in the Tsunami Affected areas-Kolachal and Kanyakumari
DST, New Delhi
15
Isolation and characterisation of selected polyaromatic hydrocarbon utilising bacterial strain from marine environment
University Grants Commision, New Delhi
16
Degradation of Phenolic Wastewaters by integrated Solar Photocatalytic and Biological Treatment Processes
University Grants Commision, New Delhi
17
Bioleaching of heavy metals from soils
University Grants Commission, New Delhi
18
Ooranies - Kancheepuram District Rejuvenation of Ooranies and Ponds in Thirukkalukundram Block - B12 Implementation of Pilot Project
The Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency, Kancheepuram
19
Assessment of Water Quality in the Rivers of Tamil Nadu
Department of Environment, Chennai
20
Mapping of Areas of Inundation Vedaranyam, Nagai District
DST, New Delhi
21
Renovation of Traditional Village Ponds Pilot Project in Ramanathapuram District.
Additional Collector (Dev.), Ramnad District. Development Agency, Ramanathapuram
22
Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Ecological evaluation of Vedaranyam coast using remote sensing and GIS
Indian Space Research Organisation, Headquarters, Bangalore
23
Impact of Coastal Pollution on Biodiversity at Ennore
International Foundation for Science, Sweden
24
Water Quality Assessment in the Tsunami
affected Coastal areas of Tamilnadu - Adyar
DST, New Delhi

VALUE OF RESEARCH PROJECTS TAKEN UP DURING 2003 TO 2007

Completed Projects Ongoing Project
No
17
Value (Rs. Lakhs)
152
No
7
Value (Rs. Lakhs)
154

Patents taken:

Patent filed for A Process for the Biological Treatment of an Industrial Effluent (2006).

No: National/International

1	 National				   by Dr N.Vasudevan, Professor