Dr. R. Saravanane


Environmental Engineering

Pondicherry Engineering College

Department of Civil Engineering


Recent Publications 

  1. Rajesh Nithyanandam and Raman Saravanane (2013), "Treatment of Pharmaceutical Sludge by Fenton Oxidation Process", International Journal of Chemical Engineering and  Applications, Vol. 4, No.6, December 2013, pp. 359-364.
  1. B.Radjaram and R. Saravanane, (2011), Assessment of optimum dilution ratio for biohydrogen production by anaerobic co digestion of press mud with sewage and water, Bioresource Technology 102: 2773-2780. [Elsevier, UK, Impact Factor: 4.253]
  1. B.Radjaram and R.Saravanane (2011), Start up study of UASB reactor treating press mud for biohydrogen production, Biomass & Bioenergy, 35: 2721-2728. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 3.326)
  1. Raman Saravanane – Consultation (2013): Extension of the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen, Joint Technology Initiative under Horizon 2020, “Results of the public consultation European Commission: Directorate General for Research and Innovation,  Directorate K – Energy, K.2 - Energy conversion and distribution systems, p.21 & 27, 09 January 2013.
  2. B.Radjaram and R.Saravanane (2011),  Biohydrogen from sugar industry waste & sewage in UASB reactor, ENERGY, 164: 79-89. (Thomas Telford Publishing, UK).
  1. Damien Batstone, Henri Spanjers, Jorge Rodriguez, Jules van Lier, Eberhard                Morgenroth, M.M. Ghangrekar, R. Saravanane (2012), [Edited by Hong  Li]: Global Trends & Challenges in Water Science,  Research and Management, A compendium of hot topics and features from IWA Specialist Groups (2012), Anaerobic Digestion, 1-3, Published  by  International Water Association (IWA), January 2012.
  1. R. Saravanane and B. Radjaram (2011) Assessment of Optimum Dilution Ratio and Microbial Consortium for Biohydrogen Production by Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Press Mud with Sewage and Water - A Comparative Study,  Journal of  Chemical Engineering Process and Technology 2011/ Vol. S1: 001(2011) /Special Issue 2011.
  1. S. Sundararaman and R. Saravanane  and (2010). Effect of Loading rate and HRT on the removal of cephalosporin and their intermediates during the operation of a membrane bioreactor treating pharmaceutical wastewater. Water Science and Technology, (Elsevier UK.), 44, (6),  141-147.
  1. S Balasubramanian and R.  Saravanane (2010)On-line Monitoring of Active Biomass Concentration in Wastewater Treatment Plant using a Potentiometric Microbial Biosensor, Sustainable Environment Research, 20(5), 311-315
  1. B. Radjaram  and R. Saravanane (2011) Biohydrogen production by anaerobic co-digestion of press mud and domestic sewage. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, UK, 10, (2/3),  307 – 320.
  1. B.Radjaram, R.Saravanane and T.Sundararajan (2011) Feasibility study of biohydrogen production from pressmud by UASB process and assessment of operating parameters, Global NEST Journal , Greece. (In press).
  1. K.Nagakarthigan, R.Saravanane, V.Murugaiyan (2012) Influence of Industrial Pharmaceutical Wastewater on The Physico-Chemical and Geotechnical  Properties  of  Fine - Grained Soil, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering ( IJEE, ISSN- 0974-5904) indexed in CAS- USA, 5 [6(01)], 1720- 1728.
  1. S.Jayakumar and R. Saravanane and T. Sundararajan (2010), Detrimental effects on coastal concrete structures by Chaetomorpha Antennina, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, USA,  22 (9), 858-864.
  1. Jayakumar, S., Saravanane, R. and Sundararajan, T. (2011) Biodeterioration of coastal concrete structures by macro algae- Ulva fasciata, Journal of Marine Science and Technology,   19(2), 154- 161.
  1. V. Murugaiyan and R. Saravanane (2009). Influence of Pharmaceutical Effluent
    on the Physico – Chemical Behavior and Geotechnical Characteristics of Clayey and Silty Soils.  International Journal of Soil, Sediment and Water, USA,  2 (3), 1-15.
  1. V. Murugaiyan and R. Saravanane and T. Sundararajan (2011) Assessment of physco-chemical behavior and geotechnical management of pharmaceutical effluent laden clay soils, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, UK, Vol. 7 (1/2), 132- 141.
  1. V. Murugaiyan and R. Saravanane and T. Sundararajan (2009) Interaction of industrial effluents and bentonite: a comparative study of their physico-chemical and geotechnical characteristics, Geomechanics and Engineering (GAE)- An International Journal, Techno Press, Korea, Vol. 1 (4), 291- 306.
  1. Raman Saravanane  and Mario Rosato (2010), Biohydrogen production from organic wastes by dark fermentation  - Experimental and Field viability, 18 th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition from Research to Industry and Markets, Lyon,  France, 3 – 7, May 2010
  1. B. Radjaram B. and R. Saravanane (2009).  Assessment and evaluation of biohydrogen production through co-digestion of sugar fibrous mud and domestic sewage. 11th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2009), 3-5 September 2009, Greece, UK, pp A-1188 – 1193.
  1. B. Radjaram., R. Saravanan and T. Sundararajan, (2011),  Fermentation Of Pressmud and Identification Of Microbial Species Producing Biohydrogen, IWA Specialist Conference on Microbes in waste water and waste treatment bioremediation and energy production , BITS-Pilani, Goa, India, pp-67-68
  1. R. Saravanane and B. Radjaram (2008), “Hydrogen Energy Recovery and Environmental sustainability on Renewable Biomass System”,   NSTI   Nanotech 2008, Environmental Clean Technology, 1- 5 June 2008, Massachusetts, USA
  1. B.Radjaram and R.Saravanane, (2011), Assessment of optimum dilution ratio and microbial consortium for Biohydrogen production by anaerobic co-digestion of press mud with sewage and water- A comparative study, World Congress on Biotechnology, (OMICS Publishing group, USA), March, 21-23,  Hyderabad, India
  1. R. Saravanane and S. Tamizhvendane (2009), Antibiotic liquid waste disposal – A potential threat and environmental compatibility, Current Science, Vol. 96(10), p. 1297.
  2. 24.  Sri B. Muruganandam, R. Saravanane M. Lavanya and R. Sivacoumar (2008) Effect of Innoculum –substrate ratio on acclimatization of pharmaceutical effluent in an anaerobic batch reactor. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering,  Vol. 50 (3), pp. 191-196.

  3. 25.  Manda Chitti Babu, R. Saravanane and R. Sivacoumar (2009) Anaerobic Co-digestion and Increased Solid Destruction for Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste with Cattle Slurry, Journal of Environmental Engineering Division, Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 90, pp. 3-7. [Awarded  Shrimati Saroma Sanyal Memorial Prize (2010)  at the 25 th Indian Engineering Congress, Kochi, India December 2010]

  4. R.Saravanane, R.Rajesh and R.Sivacoumar (2011) Anaerobic Stabilization and Conversion of Transformed Intermediates of Antibiotic Pharmaceutical Effluent in a Fluidized Bed Reactor, Journal of Environmental Science & Engineering, NEERI, 53( 3),  231-236.



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