Education: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Area of Specialization: Environmental Chemistry

For More Details :   www.ctamgu.in 

Research Interests:

Major areas: Environmental Chemistry, Water purification technology, Air pollution, Radiation science, Photochemistry; polar research (Indian Polar Expedition), Environmental Education & Governance

Specific Areas

1) Advanced Oxidation Process for the degradation of Emerging Pollutants (Triazine herbicides, halobenzenes, toluenes, PPCPs)

2) Detection/identification of emerging pollutants in the water bodies of Kerala

3) Identification of emerging contaminants in Polar regions

4) Membrane technology for water purification

5) Fuel cells

6) Radiation and Photo- induced modifications of DNA and related compounds

7) Protein-Pollutant interaction

8) Computer based theoretical calculations for free radical reactions

Recent Publications (Max 10):

1 ) Manoj P. Rayaroth , Chung-Seop Lee, Usha K. Aravind, Charuvila T. Aravindakumar,Yoon-Seok Chang, Oxidative degradation of benzoic acid using Fe0- and sulfidized Fe0-activated persulfate: A comparative study”, Chem. Eng. J., 2017 , , 315, 426-436 (IF: 6.2)

2) Manoj P. Rayaroth , Usha K. Aravind, and C. T. Aravindakumar, Role of in-situ nitrite ion formation on the sonochemical transformation of para-aminosalicylic acid, Ultrasonic Sonochemistry, 2017 (in press) (IF: 4.4)

3) N. Oturan, C.T. Aravindakumar, H. Olvera-Vargas, S. P. Mathew, M.A. Oturan, Electro-Fenton oxidation of para-aminosalicylic acid: Degradation kinetics and mineralization pathway using Pt/carbon-felt and BDD/carbon-felt cells, Environ. Sc. Pollut. Res., 2017 (in press) (IF:2.7)

4) Manoj P. Rayaroth, Usha K. Aravind, Charuvila T. Aravindakumar , Degradation of pharmaceutically active compounds by ultrasound based advanced oxidation process: A review, Env. Chem. Lett., 2016, 14, 259-290 (IF: 3.6)

5) Subha Sasi, M. P. Rayaroth, D. Devadasan, Usha K. Aravind and C. T. Aravindakumar, Influence of inorganic ions and selected emerging contaminants on the degradation of Methylparaben: A sonochemical approach, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2015, 300, 202-209 (IF:6.3)

6) Manoj P. Rayaroth, Usha K. Aravind and C.T. Aravindakumar, Sonochemical Degradation of Coomassie Brilliant Blue: Effect of frequency, power density, pH and various additives, Chemosphere, 2015, 119, 848-855 (IF: 4.2)

7) Akhil Gopalakrishnan, Mary Lidiya Mathew, JishaChandran, Appala Raju Badireddy, Judith Winglee, Mark Wiesner, C. T. Aravindakumar and Usha K. Aravind, Sustainable Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Surfaces: Possible Matrix for Salt/dye Separation, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 2015, 7, 3699-3707 (IF: 7.5)

8) M. M. Sunil Paul, U. K. Aravind, G. Pramod, A. Saha, and C. T. Aravindakumar, Hydroxyl Radical Induced Oxidation of Theophylline in Water: A Kinetic and Mechanistic Study, Org. Biomol Chem. 2014, 12 (30), 5611 – 5620 (IF: 3.6)

9) M. Mathew, S. Sreedhanya, P. Manoj, C. T. Aravindakumar and Usha K. Aravind
Exploring the interaction of bisphenol-S with serum albumins: A better or worse alternative for bisphenol-A?, J. Phys. Chem. B., 2014, 118 (14), 3832–3843 (IF: 3.2)

10) Shoniya Thomas, R. Sreekanth, V.A. Sijumon, Usha K Aravind and C.T. Aravindakumar, Oxidative Degradation of Acid Red 1 in Aqueous Medium, Chem. Eng. J., 2014, 244, 473–482 (IF: 6.2)

Research Group:

14 Ph.D.s awarded; 8 Ph.D students are currently working

Research collaborations (Past & Present)

0) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay

0) Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi

0) Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam, Kerala

0) National Centre for Ultrafast Process, Madras

0) National Centre for Free Radical Research Pune

0) California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

0) GSF-National Research Centre, Munich, Germany

0) Pohang university of Science & Technology, South Korea

0) University of Sherbrooke, Canada,

0) University of Paris (south), France

0) University of Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallee Duke University, USA

Research projects (Ongoing and Completed):

A: International

Name of the Project  : Investigation of the base release from  some pyrimidine nucleosides and  nucleotides in aqueous medium:  A radiation and photochemical study
Funding Agency  :  Third World Academy of Science (ICTP), Italy
Duration  : 1 Year
Status : Completed

Name of the Project : Pulse radiolysis of biomolecules                
Funding Agency  : Indo-French ARCUS Project
Duration  : 2 Year
Status : Completed

Name of the Project : An Interdisciplinary and Community Oriented   Innovative Approach  Towards  Sustainable Development  (as Coordinator of Combined departmental Project)
Funding Agency  : Obama-Singh 21st   Century Knowledge initiative  (Indo-US under UGC)
Duration  : 3 Year
Status : Completed

A: National


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