Dr. R. Saravanane


Environmental Engineering

Pondicherry Engineering College

Department of Civil Engineering



R. Saravanane,  Principal Investigator (2013- 2017), “Sequestration of CO2 and Production of Biofuel from Flue Gas of Thermal Power Plants” for 89 Lakhs & 4 years, PEC- NLC (Neyveli Lignite Corporation) Limited, Industry- Institute - Joint Research Collaborative Project, 2013- 2017. (Currently ongoing, Environmental Engg lab, Civil Engg Dept, PEC, India).

Comprehensive Water Supply Scheme for Peri-urban areas of Puducherry District, Puducherry, under JNNURM scheme 2013- 14, PHB, PWD, India

Design of Central Sewerage System with MBBR scheme for Vijay Vihar City , Gorakhpur, India, 2013.

Green campus project for PEC proposed & EIA Appraisal for Carbon Neutral Green energy routes for zero waste (under UG/PG student level coordination

Principal Investigator, Characterization and Monitoring of Solid Waste Dumping Sites in Puducherry Region – Department of Science, Technology and Environment (DSTE), Government of  Puducherry, Puducherry, (0.75 lakhs),  2007 -08 (Completed).

Chief Coordinator, AICTE Sponsored Research Project titled, “Studies on Fuzzy Logic Decision Support System for Integrated surface water restoration and Drought prediction Application on Rural and Semi-urban Areas”, Under R & D Scheme, New Delhi, India (Sanctioned for Rs. 4.20 Lakhs (2003 – 2005) (Completed).

Modernization of Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Sanctioned under MODROB Scheme-AICTE, New Delhi, India, (Sanctioned for Rs. 8.00 Lakhs (2003 – 2005). (Completed).

Principal Investigator, AICTE Sponsored Research Project titled,  Chemically modified low cost treatment for heavy metal effluent management, under thrust area, (TAPTEC), 1995 – 97, 3.00 lakhs (Completed).



Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) of proposed Liquified  Petroleum Gas (LPG) Bottling Plant,  Capacity  12000 MTPA, Pondicherry Union Territory,  Puducherry, India (Completed )

In plant Modifications and Performance Evaluation for Sago and starch based factories, Salem, Southern region, India (In Progress)

 Online monitoring of Biogas Plant (Capacity : 10m3) using Computer Aided   Data   Acquisition  and Control,  INDP, Karaikal Region,  Puducherry, India  (In  Progress).

Solid Waste Management – Municipal Solid Waste (40 Metric Tonne per day) Toxicity Characterization (TCLP), Leachate Treatment, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) alternatives to plastic waste management, INDP, Karaikal Region,  Puducherry, India (In Progress).

Design and Monitoring of STP, ETP, DEWATS, RO, DM, Industrial Air  Pollution Control, Leachate treatment system



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