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Centre of Excellence in Environmental Studies

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Centre of Excellence in Environmental Studies

GCT is offering M.E. (Environmental Engineering) course (Full time & Part time) from 1981 onwards. Extensive research works are being carried out in the fields of water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, water and air quality monitoring and assessment. The department is carrying out consultancy services as a third party consultant in the design and commissioning new STP and Monitoring the existing STP, water treatment plant and solid waste management system. Environmental Engineering as a wing of Civil Engineering has established “Centre of Excellence for Environmental Studies” (CoE-ES) under the sub-component 1.2.1 of TEQIP Phase II with the funding of Rs.5 Crores sanctioned by NPIU, Noida. The Centre for Environmental Biotechnology and Nanotechnology has a strong multidisciplinary integration of sciences and engineering team. In addition TEQIP in phase III provision is made for the continuation of R&D activities of CoE-ES, for which additional fund of Rs.1 crore is allotted.

Thematic Area:

  • Biotechnology applications for Bio fuel production from waste.
  • Nanotechnology applications for Environmental management

Specific Objectives of CoE-ES:

  • Fundamental Research
  • Applied research and technology transfer
  • Knowledge transfer for students
  • Dissemination of knowledge through long and short training courses, workshops & conferences
  • Assessments and consultancy services for private and public organizations.
  • Publications in scientific  journals​

Team of CoE-ES:

Principal Investigator

:    Dr. J. Jeyanthi, Associate professor in Civil Engg

Procurement & Financial Nodal Officer

:

Mr. S. Murugan, Assistant professor in Civil Engg

 

Advisory Committee Members of CoE-ES:

  1. Dr. S. Rajamani, Chairman, AIUE Commission
  2. Dr. K. Thanasekaran, Retired Professor, Anna University, Chennai
  3. Dr. Senthil Chinnasamy, Chief Technology Officer, M/s. Aban Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd
  4. Dr. S. Rajamohan, Managing Director, Enviro Care India Pvt Ltd.
  5. Dr. P. Lakshmanaperumalswamy, Emeritus Professor, Bharathiar University
  6. Dr. Paramasivam, Retired Scientist, NEERI, Nagpur
  7. Dr. K. Muthukumaran, Professor - Chemistry, GCT, Coimbatore
  8. Dr. S. Vairam, Asso.Prof - Chemistry, GCT, Coimbatore
  9. Dr. N. Suriyanarayanan, Asso. Prof. - Physics, GCT, Coimbatore
  10. Mrs. M. C. Ravathi, APCE, GCT, Coimbatore
  11. Mrs. R. Bhuvaneswari, APCE, GCT, Coimbatore

Research contacts with Foreign, Indian Institutes & Research Institutes

  • Michigan State University USA,
  • CLRI, Chennai
  • M/s. Aban Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd, Chennai

​Ongoing Research

  • Production of Biodiesel from Industrial wastewater
  • Energy Recovery from Solid waste
  • Alternate Resource recovery from E- waste
  • Adsorptive and Photocatalytic degradation of Dyes using Carbon Nanotubes
  • Electrocoagulation Studies using Nanoparticle Embedded Synthesized Membranes
  • Photocatalytic Studies on Endocrine Disruptors using NanoComposites
  • Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater by Advanced Oxidation Process and Photocatalysis.
  • Wastewater treatment using Algal biomass