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S. Swarnalatha Swarna

Country of origin: India Currently in: India, Chennai General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background


2008 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

• Synthesis of nanomaterials, catalysts and photocatalyts from solid waste • Development of heterogeneous catalytic and biocatalytic processes for waste water treatment and soil bioremediation • Efficient and energy recovery from tannery solid waste • Utilization of tannery waste to synthesis value added products • Wastewater treatment through biomolecules extracted from Bacteria, Fungi and Algae

Publications resulting from Research: 

Top most important publications:

1. Murugan, K. P., Balaji, M., Kar, S. S., Swarnalatha*, S., & Sekaran, G. (2020). Nano fibrous carbon produced from chromium bearing tannery solid waste as the bitumen modifier. Journal of Environmental Management, 270, 110882.
2. Mannacharaju, M., Somasundaram, S., & Ganesan, S. (2020). Treatment of post tanning wastewater with minimum sludge generation using sequential anoxic/oxic bioreactor and its microbial community profile. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 35, 101244
3. Maharaja, P., Boopathy, R., Anushree, V. V., Mahesh, M., Swarnalatha, S., Ravindran, B., Soon Woong Chang, & Sekaran, G. (2020). Bio removal of proteins, lipids and mucopolysaccharides in tannery hyper saline wastewater using halophilic bacteria. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 38, 101674
4. Pounsamy, M., Somasundaram, S., Palanivel, S., Balasubramani, R., Chang, S. W., Nguyen, D. D., & Ganesan, S. (2019). A novel protease-immobilized carbon catalyst for the effective fragmentation of proteins in high-TDS wastewater generated in tanneries: Spectral and electrochemical studies. Environmental research, 172, 408-419.
5. Mannacharaju, M., Villalan, A. K., Shenbagam, B., Karmegam, P. M., Natarajan, P., Somasundaram, S., ... & Ganesan, S. (2020). Towards sustainable system configuration for the treatment of fish processing wastewater using bioreactors. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27(1), 353-365
6. Maharaja, P., Gokul, E., Prabhakaran, N., Karthikeyan, S., Boopathy, R., Swarnalatha, S., & Sekaran, G. (2016). Simultaneous removal of NH4+-N and refractory organics through sequential heterogeneous Fenton oxidation process and struvite precipitation: kinetic study. RSC Advances, 6(5), 4250-4261
7. Sun Kyoung Shin, Woo-IL Kim, Tae-Wan Jeon, Young-Yeul Kang, Seong-Kyeong Jeong, Jin-Mo Yeon, Swarnalatha Somasundaram* (2013) Hazardous waste characterization among various thermal processes in South Korea: A comparative analysis, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 260, 157–166.
8. Swarnalatha Somasundaram, Karthikeyan Sekar, Vinod Kumar Gupta, Sekaran Ganesan (2013) Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous activated carbon from rice husk for adsorption of glycine from alcohol-aqueous mixture, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 177, 416–425
9. S. Swarnalatha, T. Srinivasulu, M. Srimurali and G. Sekaran (2008) Safe disposal of toxic chrome buffing dust generated from leather industry, Journal of Hazardous materials,150 (2), 290 – 299
10. S. Swarnalatha, K. Ramani, A. Geetha Karthi, A. Gnanamani and G. Sekaran (2006) Starved air combustion – solidification/stabilization of toxic primary chemical sludge from a tannery, Journal of Hazardous Materials, B 137, 304 – 313.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Working as Senior Scientist in CSIR - CLRI, Chennai.

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