Dr.Ligy Philip

Dr. Ligy Philip
Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574274
Email: ligy@iitm.ac.in


Personal Hompage
Education
  • Ph.D                            Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering    IIT Kanpur, 1998
  • M.Tech                       Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering    IIT Kanpur, 1998
  • B.Tech                        Civil Engineering, M.G.University, Kottayam, Kerala,1990
Professional Experience
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. (Since March 2009)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. (Jan 2004- March 2009)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Jan 2001-Jan 2004)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (May 1999 to Dec. 2000)
  • Visiting Faculty, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (May 1998 to May. 1999)
  • Senior Project Engineer, UNICEF sponsored project on Defluoridation of Water in Rural Areas Using Activated Alumina Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur (Aug 1997-May 1998)
Research Interests
  • Water treatment and Rural Water Supply
  • Domestic and Industrial wastewater treatment with emphasis on wastewater reuse and recycling
  • Bioremediation of contaminated soils, air and water with heavy metals, pesticides and other hazardous organic compounds
Recent Publications
  • H.Sharon,K.S.Reddy,D.Krithik,LigyPhilip (2020) “Viability assessment of solar distillation for desalination in coastal locations of Indian sub-continent – Thermodynamic, condensate quality and enviro-economic aspects”Solar Energy
  • A. R. Thomas, P. R. Arulraj, Martin Kranert & Ligy Philip (2020) “Investigation on greenhouse gas emissions and compost dynamics during in-vessel co-composting of septage and mixed organic wastes” International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Herald Wilson Ambrose, Calvin Tse-LiangChin,EugeneHong,LigyPhilip,G.K.Suraishkumar, Tushar KantiSen,Mehdi Khiadani(2020)”Effect of hybrid (microwave-H2O2) feed sludge pretreatment on single and two-stage anaerobic digestion efficiency of real mixed sewage sludge”, Process Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Mukherjee.S, Ramireddy.H, Baidya. A, Amala, A.K, Sudakar.C, Mondal.B, Ligy Philip, Pradeep.T (2020) “ Nanocellulose-Reinforced Organo-Inorganic Nanocomposite for Synergistic and Affordable Defluoridation of Water and an Evaluation of Its Sustainability Metrics”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
  • Nippala N, and Ligy Philip (2019) “Performance evaluation of a novel electrolytic reactor with rotating and non-rotating bipolar disc electrodes for synthetic textile wastewater treatment.” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
  • Ligy Philip, Jerin Jose (2019) ” Degradation of chlorobenzene in aqueous solution by pulsed power plasma: Mechanism and effect of operational parameters” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
  • Ligy Philip,Bhallamudi.S.M (2019) Editorial Perspectives: Innovation needs for the water sector in India to achieve sustainable development goals. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology
  • Jakka Ravindran,S, Mahendranath, A,Srikrishnarka, P, AnilKumar,A, Islam,M.R, Mukherjee,S, Ligy Philip, Pradeep,T, (2019) “Geologically Inspired Monoliths for Sustainable Release of Essential Minerals into DrinkingWater” ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
  • Vellingiri,K., Choudhary,v., Ligy Philip,(2019) “Fabrication of portable colorimetric sensor based on basic fuchsin for selective sensing of nitrite ions”, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
  • Mukherjee, S., Kumar, A.A., Sudhakar, C., Ligy Philip,  Pradeep, T.(2019) Sustainable and Affordable Composites Built Using Microstructures Performing Better than Nanostructures for Arsenic Removal. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
  • Velligiri, K., Boukhvalov, D.W., Kim.K.H and Ligy Philip (2019) Validation of lock and key Mechanism of a metal organic framework in selective sensing of trimethylamine. RSC Advances
  • Anupama Surenjan, T. Pradeep and Ligy Philip (2019) Application and performance evaluation of a cost-effective vis- LED based fluidized bed reactor for the treatment of emerging contaminants. Chemosphere
  • Krithika, D., Vellingiri, K., Boukhvalov, D.W. Ligy Philip (2019). Development of Highly Water Stable Graphene Oxide-Based Composites for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
  • Nippala N., and Ligy Philip (2019) Electrocoagulation-floatation assisted pulsed power plasma technology for the complete mineralization of potentially toxic dyes and real textile wastewater. Process Safety and Environment
  • Jerin Jose, Ramanujam S, Ligy Philip (2019). Applicability of pulsed corona discharge treatment for the degradation of chloroform. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Anu Rachel Thomas, Martin Kranert, Ligy Philip (2019) In-vessel co-composting – a rapid resource recovery option for septage treatment in Indian cities. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
  • Singh R.K, Ligy Philip, Ramanujam S (2019). Continuous flow pulse corona discharge reactor for the tertiary treatment of Drinking water: Insight on disinfection and emerging contaminant removal. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Kowsalya Vellingiri, Ligy Philip, Ki-Hyun Kim, (2018) Activation strategies of metal-organic frameworks for the sorption of reduced sulfur compounds Coordination, Chemical Engineering journal
  • Anju Singh, Ligy Philip, A.A.Kazmi,(2018) Interpreting best available technologies more flexibly: A policy perspective for municipal wastewater management in India and other developing countries, Environmental Impact Assessment Review
  • Arya Vijayanandan, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi, (2018) Enhanced removal of PhACs in RBF supplemented with biofilm coated adsorbent barrier: Experimental and model studies, Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Arya Vijayanandan, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi,(2018) Analysis of breakthrough behaviours of hydrophilic and hydrophobic pharmaceuticals in novel clay composite adsorbent column in the presence and absence of biofilm, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
  • Ramprasad and Ligy Philip,(2018)  Contributions of various processes to the removal of surfactants and personal care products in constructed wetland, Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Raj Kamal Singh, Pothanamkandathil Vineeth Ligy Philip, Sarathi Ramanujam (2018) . Effect of recycling overhead gases on pollutants degradation efficiency in gas-phase pulsed corona discharge treatment, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
  • Swathy Ravindran, Ligy Philip, Pradeep.T (2018) Early Detection of Biofouling on Water Purification Membranes by Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Analytical Chemistry
  • Anju Singh, Ligy Philip, A.A.Kazmi,(2018) Technical, hygiene, economic, and life cycle assessment of full-scale moving bed biofilm reactors for wastewater treatment in India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Ramprasad and Ligy Philip.(2018) Greywater treatment using horizontal, vertical and hybrid flow constructed wetlands. Current Science
  • Kowsalya Vellingiri, Ligy Philip, Ki-Hyun Kim (2017) Metal-Organic Frameworks as Media for the Catalytic Degradation of Chemical Warfare Agents.  Coordination Chemistry Reviews
  • Ramprasad and Ligy Philip (2017). Contributions of various processes to the removal of surfactants and personal care products in constructed wetland. Chemical Engineering journal
  • Akash Singh Oberoi and Ligy Philip (2017). Performance evaluation of attached biofilm reactors for the treatment of wastewater contaminated with aromatic hydrocarbons and phenolic compounds Environmental Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Raj Kamal Singh, Ligy Philip, Sarathi Ramanujam (2017). Rapid Removal and Mineralization of 2,4-D in aqueous solution by pulsed corona discharge treatment: Effect of different water constituents, degradation pathway and toxicity assay.  Chemosphere
  • Ramprasad, Chris Shirley Smith, Fayyaz A. Memon and Ligy Philip (2017).  Removal of chemical and microbial contaminants from greywater using a novel constructed wetland: GROW. Ecological Engineering Journal
  • Akash Singh Oberoi and Ligy Philip (2017). Variation in cell surface characteristics and extracellular polymeric substances during the biodegradation of monocyclic and heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in single and multi-substrate systems. Environmental Technology
  • Raj Kamal, LigyPhilip, Sarathi R (2017). Rapid degradation, mineralization and detoxification of pharmaceutically active compounds in aqueous solution during pulsed corona discharge treatment. Water Research
  • Ramprasad and Ligy Philip (2017). Sorption of surfactants and personal care products in Indian soils. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  • G. Madumathi, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi,(2017) “Transport of E. Coli in Saturated and Unsaturated Porous Media: Effect of Physiological State and Substrate Availability, Springer
  • Sharon, H., Reddy, K.S., Krithika, D., Ligy Philip.(2017). Experimental performance investigation of tilted solar still with basin and wick for distillate quality and enviro-economic aspects. Desalination
  • Prem Ranjan, Raj Kamal Singh, H. Suematsu, Ligy Phillip and  R. Sarathi (2017) “Synthesis of Nano-ZnO by Wire Explosion process and its photocatalytic Activity” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
  • Hema Priyamvada, M. Akila, Raj Kamal Singh, R. Ravikrishna, R. S. Verma, Ligy Philip, R. R. Marathe, L. K. Sahu, K. P. Sudheer, S. S. Gunthe (2017). Terrestrial macrofungal diversity from the tropical dry evergreen biome of southern India and its potential role in aerobiology. PLOS ONE
  • Krithika, D, Anu Rachel Thomas, Gomathy R Iyer, Martin Kranert and Ligy Philip (2017). Temporal Variation of Septage Characteristics of a Semi-arid Metropolitan City in a Developing Country. Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Anupama Surenjan, Balaji Sambandam, Thalappil Pradeep and, Ligy Philip (2017). Synthesis, characterization and performance of visible light active C-TiO2 for pharmaceutical photodegradation. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
  • Akshdeep Sing Oberai and Ligy Philip (2016). Variation in toxicity during the biodegradation of various heterocyclic and homocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in single and multi-substrate systems. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
  • Luke Juran, Morgan C. MacDonald, Nandita B. Basu, Shane Hubbard, Raj Rajagopal, Prema Rajagopalan  and  Ligy Philip (2016) Development and application of a multiscalar, participant-driven Water Poverty Index in post-tsunami India . International Journal of Water Resources Development
  • Arya, V. and Ligy Philip. (2016)Adsorption of pharmaceuticals in water using Fe3O4 coated polymer clay composite , Microporous and Mesoporous Materials
  • Priya, V. S. and Ligy Philip (2016).Photocatalytic degradation of aqueous VOCs: Degradation kinetics of VOC”. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research
  • Raj Kamal Singh, Ligy Philip, and Sarathi Ramanujam(2016). Rapid Removal of Carbofuran from Aqueous Solution by Pulsed Corona Discharge Treatment: Kinetic Study, Oxidative, Reductive Degradation Pathway, and Toxicity Assay. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
  • Tarun Anumol, Arya Vijayanandan, Minkyu Park, Ligy Philip and Shane A. Snyder (2016). Occurrence and fate of emerging trace organic chemicals in wastewater plants in Chennai, India. Environment International
  • Raj Kamal Singh, Vigneshwar Babu, Ligy Philip, Sarathi Ramanujam (2016). Applicability of Pulsed Power Technique for the Degradation of Methylene Blue Journal of Water Process Engineering
  • Oberoi, Akashdeep Singh and Ligy Philip (2016). Biological degradation of heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with naphthalene enriched consortium: Substrate interaction studies and fate of metabolites. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Naresh. K. Sharma and Ligy Philip (2016) Combined biological and photocatalytic treatment of real coke oven waste water, Chemical Engineering Journal
  • D. Krithika and Ligy Philip (2016) Treatment of wastewater from water based paint industries using submerged attached growth reactor, International bio deterioration and bio degradation
  • Raj Kamal Singh, Ligy Philip, Sarathi Ramanujam (2016) Disinfection of water by pulsed power technique: A mechanistic perspective, RSC Advances
  • V. Arya, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi (2016) Performance of suspended and attached growth bioreactors in cationic and anionic pharmaceutical removal, Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Raj Kamal Singh, Vigneshwar Babu, Ligy Philip (2016) Sarathi Ramanujam,” Disinfection of Water Using Pulsed Power Technique: Effect of System Parameters and Kinetic Study, Chemical Engineering Journal
  • C. Ramprasad, Ligy Philip (2016), Surfactants and personal care products removal in pilot scale horizontal and vertical flow constructed wetlands while treating greywater, Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Aswathy E. Valsan, Hema Priyamvada, R. Ravikrishna, Viviane R. Després, C.V. Biju, Lokesh K. Sahu, Ashwini Kumar, R.S. Verma, L. Philip, Sachin S. Gunthe (2015) . Morphological characteristics of bioaerosols from contrasting locations in Southern tropical India – A case study, Atmospheric Environment
  • Suneethi. S, Keerthiga. G, Soundhar. R, Kanmani. M, Boobalan. T, Krithika. D, Philip. L, (2015), Qualitative evaluation of small scale Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in South India, Water Practice and Technology
  • Oberoi, Akashdeep Singh, Ligy Philip, and S. Murty Bhallamudi (2015). “Biodegradation of Various Aromatic Compounds by Enriched Bacterial Cultures: Part B—Nitrogen-, Sulfur-, and Oxygen-Containing Heterocyclic Aromatic Compounds.” Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Oberoi, Akashdeep Singh, Ligy Philip, and S. Murty Bhallamudi(2015). “Biodegradation of Various Aromatic Compounds by Enriched Bacterial Cultures: Part A–Monocyclic and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.” Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Ravi, R.; Philip, Ligy; Swaminathan (2015) “Modified rotating biological contactor for removal of dichloromethane vapours”, Environmental Technology, Taylor & Francis
  • Priya, V. S. and Ligy Philip (2015). Treatment of volatile organic compounds in pharmaceutical waste water using submerged aerated biological filter. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Sambandam, Balaji; Surenjan, Anupama; Philip, Ligy; Pradeep, Thalappil (2015). Rapid Synthesis of C-TiO2: Tuning the Shape from Spherical to Rice Grain Morphology for Visible Light Photocatalytic Application” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
  • Priya, V.S.  and Ligy Philip (2015). Membrane bioreactor for the treatment of VOC laden pharmaceutical wastewater: Effect of biological treatment systems on membrane performance. Journal of Water Process Engineering
  • Sharma, N.K. and Ligy Philip (2015). Treatment of phenolics, aromatic hydrocarbons and cyanide bearing wastewater in individual and combined anaerobic, aerobic, anoxic bioreactors. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Kannan Aravamudan, Varun Harikumar, Bhuvanesh Kumar, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi, K. Srinivasa Reddy (2014), “Simulation of a cross flow wind aided evaporator”, Desalination
  • Arya V. and Ligy Philip (2014) Visible and solar light photocatalytic disinfection of bacteria by N-doped TiO2. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply
  • Sharma, N.K., Ligy Philip (2014) Effect of cyanide on phenolics and aromatic hydrocarbons biodegradation under anaerobic and anoxic conditions. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Aviraj Datta, and Ligy Philip (2014). Performance of a rotating biological contactor treating VOC emissions from paint industry. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Aravamudan, K., Harikumar, V., Kumar, B., Ligy Philip, Bhallamudi, S.M., Reddy, K.S. (2014). Simulation of a cross flow wind aided evaporator. Desalination
  • Aviraj Datta, B.S. Murty, Ligy Philip (2014). Modeling the Biodegradation Kinetics of Aromatics and Aliphatic Volatile Pollutant Mixture in Liquid Phase. Chemical Engg. Journal
  • R. Ravi, Ligy Philip and T. Swaminathan (2013). Growth kinetics of an indigenous mixed microbial consortium during methylene chloride degradation in a batch reactor. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Aviraj Datta and Ligy Philip (2013). Inhibitory Effects of Toluene on Methyl Iso-Butyl Ketone Biodegradation. Journal of Chemical Environmental Engineering
  • Ligy Philip, K. S. Reddy, Bhuvanesh Kumar, S. Murty Bhallamudi, A. Kannan (2013). Solar and wind aided cross flow evaporator for RO reject Management. Desalination
  • V.S. Priya and Ligy Philip (2012). Biodegradation of Dichloromethane along with other VOCs from Pharmaceutical Wastewater. Appl. Biochem. and Biotech
  • Naresh Kumar Sharma, Ligy Philip, Murty Bhallamudi (2012). Aerobic degradation of Phenolics and Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Presence of Cyanide. Bioresources Technology
  • J. Senthil Nathan and Ligy Philip (2012). Elimination of Pesticides and their Formulation Products from Drinking Water using Thin Film Continuous Photoreactor under Solar Radiation. Solar Energy Journal
  • Aviraj Datta and Ligy Philip. Biodegradation of Volatile Organic Compounds from Paint Industries. Appl. Biochem. and Biotech
  • Balasubramanian, P., Ligy Philip, Murty Bhallamudi (2012). Biotrickling Filtration of VOC Emissions from Pharmaceutical Industries. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • J. Senthil Nathan and Ligy Philip (2012). Photo degradation of Methyl Parathion and Dichlorvos from Drinking Water using N-doped TiO2 under Solar Radiation, Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Balasubramanian, P., Ligy Philip., Murty Bhallamudi (2011). Effect of chloroform on aerobic biodegradation of organic solvents in pharmaceutical wastewater, Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Obuli P. Karthikeyan, S. Murugesan, Kurian Joseph, Ligy Philip (2011). Characterization of Particulate Matters and Volatile Organic Compounds in the Ambient Environment of Open Dump Sites. Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology
  • V. Somasundaram, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi (2011). Laboratory Scale Column Studies on Transport and Biotransformation of Cr(VI) through Porous Media in Presence of CRB, SRB and IRB. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Imran Ali, Morgan MacDonald, jincy kattupalam, K Arun Sambath, Vinothini G, Ligy Philip, Kevin Hall, Kristan Aronson (2011). Efficacy of an appropriate point-of-use water treatment intervention for low-income communities in India utilizing Moringa oleifera, sari-cloth filtration, and solar UV disinfection. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
  • K. Ramakrishna and Ligy Philip (2011). Bioremediation of Single and Mixture of Pesticide-Contaminated Soils by Mixed Pesticide-Enriched Cultures. Appl. Biochem. and Biotech
  • J. Jeyasingh, V. Somasundaram, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi (2011). Pilot scale studies on the remediation of chromium contaminated aquifer using bio-barrier and reactive zone technologies. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Balasubramanian P, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi (2011). Biodegradation of Chlorinated and Non Chlorinated VOCs from Pharmaceutical Industries. Appl. Biochem. and Biotech.
  • R. Ravi, Ligy Philip and T. Swaminathan (2010). Comparison of biological reactors (biofilter, biotrickling filter and modified RBC) for treating dichloromethane vapors. J. Chemical Technology Biotechnology
  • J. Jeyasingh, V. Somasundaram, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi (2010). Bioremediation of Cr(VI) Contaminated Soil/Sludge: Experimental Studies and Development of a Management Model. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • J. Senthil Nathan and Ligy Philip (2010). Photocatalytic Degradation of Lindane under UV and Visible Light using N-doped TiO2. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Senthilnathan and Ligy Philip (2010). Investigation on Degradation Of Methyl Parathion Using Visible Light in the Presence of Cr3+ and N-Doped TiO2. Advanced Materials Research
  • J. Senthil Nathan and Ligy Philip (2010). Removal of mixed pesticides from drinking water system using surfactant assisted nano TiO2. Air, water and Soil Pollution
  • R. Elangovan, Ligy Philip and K. Chandraraj (2010). Hexavalent Chromium Reduction by Free and Immobilized Cell-Free Extract of Arthrobacter rhombi-RE. Appl. Biochem. and Biotech
  • Somasundaram, V, Ligy Philip, Bhallamudi,S.M (2009). Experimental And Mathematical Modeling Studies on Cr(VI) Reduction by CRB, SRB and IRB, individually and in Combination. Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • S.I. Ali, K.R. Hall, K. Aronson, Ligy Philip (2009) Humanitarian Engineering in Mylai Balaji Nagar, Chennai, India: An Integrated Water, Environment, and Public Health Project for Slums of the Indian Subcontinent. Desalination
  • Shihabudheen M. Maliyekkal, Ligy Philip, Predeep, T. (2009). As(III) Removal from Drinking Water Using Manganese Oxide-Coated-Alumina: Performance Evaluation and Mechanistic Details of Surface Binding. Chemical Engineering journal
  • J. Senthil Nathan and Ligy Philip (2009). Removal of Mixed Pesticides from Drinking Water System by Photodegradation using Suspended and Immobilized TiO2. J. Env Sci and Health Part-B
  • Ramakrishna and Ligy Philip (2009).Biodegradation of Mixed Peticides by Enriched Cultures. J. Env Sci and Health Part-B
  • R. Elangovan, Ligy Philip (2009) Performance evaluation of various bioreactors for the removal of Cr(VI) and organic matter from industrial effluent. Biochemical Engineering Journal
  • J. D. Quinn, Ligy Philip, W. Murphy (2009) Understanding the recession of the Holderness cost, East Yorkshire, UK: a new presentation of temporal and spatial patterns. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
  • N. Sundaresan and Ligy Philip (2008). Performance Evaluation of Various Aerobic Biological Systems for the Treatment of Domestic Wastewater at Low Temperatures. Water Science and Technology
  • Ramakrishna and Ligy Philip (2008). Adsorption desorption characteristics of Lindane, Methyl Parathion and Carbofuran in Different Indian Soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials,
  • R. Elangovan, Ligy Philip and K. Chandraraj (2008). Biosorption of Hexavalent and Trivalent Chromium by Palm Flower (Borassus aethiopum). Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Ramakrishna and Ligy Philip (2008). Biodegradation of lindane, methyl parathion and carbofuran by various enriched bacterial isolates .J. Env Sci and Health Part-B
  • Shihabudheen M. Maliyekkal, Sanjay Shukla, Ligy Philip, Indumathi M. Nambi (2008). Enhanced Fluoride Removal from Drinking Water by Magnesia amended Activated Alumina Granules. Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Ligy Philip and Marc a Deshusses (2008) The Control of Mercury  Vapor Using Biotrickling Filters. Chemosphere
  • R. Elangovan, Ligy Philip and K. Chandraraj  (2008). Biosorption of Chromium Species by Aquatic Weeds: Kinetics and Mechanism Studies.Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Shashidhar, T. Ligy Philip, Bhallamudi,S.M (2007) Design of a passive bio-barrier system for chromium containment  in confined aquifers. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management
  • Mathava kumar S and Ligy Philip (2007). Biodegradation of Endosulfan Contaminated Soil in Pilot Scale Reactor – Bioaugmented with Mixed Bacterial Culture.J . of Environ. Sci. and Health Part-B
  • Shanmugam, P., Neelamani, S, Yu-Hwan Ahn., Ligy Philip, Gi-Hoon Hong (2007). Assessment of the levels of coastal marine pollution of Chennai city, Southern India.  Water Resources Management
  • Shashidhar, T., Bhallamudi,S.M, and  Ligy Philip (2007).  Performance evaluation and modeling of bio-barriers for remediation Cr (VI) contaminated confined aquifers. Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Madhu babu­, Mathava kumar, Ligy Philip, and C.Venkobacher (2007).Treatment of carbofuran bearing wastewater using UASB process. Environmental Science and Health-Part B
  • Mathava kumar S and Ligy Philip (2006). Endosulfan mineralization by bacterial isolates and possible degradation pathway determination. Bioremediation Journal
  • Shihabudeen M. Maliyekkal, Atul Kumar Sharma and Ligy Philip (2006). Manganese oxide coated alumina (MOCA): A highly promising sorbent for Fluoride removal from drinking water system. Water Research
  • P. K. Ghosh and Ligy Philip (2006). Environmental significance of atrazine in aqueous systems and its removal by biological processes: an overview. GLOBAL NEST
  • Sanjay Barman and Ligy Philip. (2006) An Integrated System for the Treatment of Oxides of Nitrogen from Flue Gases. Environmental Science and Technology
  • Elangovan Rajathurai, Abipsha Sarangi ,Rohit Bhat, Ligy Philip, Chandraraj Krishnan (2006) Reduction of chromium (VI) by Bacillus Sp. Biotechnol. Letters. Springer
  • Shashidhar, T. Ligy Philip, Bhallamudi, S.M (2006). Bench Scale Column Experiments to study the Containment of Cr(VI) in confined aquifers by Biotransformation. Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Mathava kumar S and Ligy Philip (2006). Bioremediation of Endosufan Contaminated soils. Optimization of operating conditions under laboratory scale reactors. Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Mathava kumar S and Ligy Philip (2006), “Enrichment and isolation of endosulfan degrading mixed bacterial culture”, J. of Environ. Sci. and Health Part-B
  • Mathava Kumar. S and Ligy Philip (2006) Adsorption, desorption characteristics of endosulfan in various Indian soils. Chemosphere
  • Eldon R. Rene, Shihabudeen M. Maliyekkal, Ligy Philip and T. Swaminathan (2006) Back Propagation Neural Network for Performance Prediction in Trickling Bed Air Biofilter. Int.  J. Environment and Pollution
  • N.D.V.N.S. Murali Krishna and Ligy Philip (2005). Studies on Removal of Nitrogen Dioxide using Thiobacillus denitrificans Immobilized Biotrickling Filter. Journal of Clean Technology and Environmental Policy
  • K. Rama Krishna and Ligy Philip (2005). Treatment of Chromium Contaminated Soils using a Bioreactor –Biosorption System. Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Jaysing,J. and Ligy Philip (2005) Bioremediation of chromium contaminated soil: optimization of operating parameters under laboratory conditions.  . Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • P.K. Ghosh, Ligy Philip and M. Bandyopadhyay (2005) Management of Atrazine Bearing Wastewater Using A UASB Reactor-Adsorption System Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic &Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE
  • P.K. Ghosh, Ligy Philip and M. Bandyopadhyay (2004). Atrazine Degradation in Anaerobic Environment by a Mixed Microbial Consortium. Water Research
  • Shihabudeen M.M., Eldon R.R., Ligy Philip, and T. Swaminathan (2004). Performance of BTX degraders under substrate versatility conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • E. R. Rene, S. M. Maliyekkal, Ligy Philip, T. Swaminathan (2004) Substrate versatility studies on the aerobic degradation of BTX compounds. Soil and Sediment Contamination
  • Ligy Philip and Deshusses, M.A (2003). Sulfur Dioxide Treatment from Flue gases using a Biotrickling filter – Bioreactor system. Environmental Science and Technology
  • R.N.Prabhu and Ligy Philip (2001). Development of a Portable Filter for Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water. Int. J. Water
  • P.K. Ghosh, Ligy Philip and M. Bandyopadhyay (2001).  “Anaerobic Treatment of Atrazine bearing Wastewaters, Environmental Science and Health Part B
  • Ligy Philip and C. Venkobachar (2001), Insight into the Mechanism of Biosorption of Cu(II) by B. polymaxa.  Int. J. of Environment and Pollution
  • Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (2000). Biosorption of U, La, Dy, Pr, and Eu by Pseudomonas aeruginosa   J. of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (2000), Site of Interaction of Cu(II) on B. polymaxa.  Journal of Water, Air and Soil Pollution
  • Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (1999), Immobilized Microbial Reactor for the Biotransformation of Hexavalent Chromium. Int.  J. Environment and Pollution
  • Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C.  Venkobachar (1998). Cr(VI) Reduction by Bacillus coagulans Isolated from Contaminated Soils.  J. Environmental Engineering, ASCE
  • Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (1996), Immobilized Microbial Reactor for Heavy Metal Pollution Control.  Int.  J. Environment and Pollution
  • Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (1995).  Biosorption of Cu (II) by (Pseudomonas aeruginosa).  Int.  J. Environment and Pollution
  • Muraleedharan T.R., Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (1994), Application Studies of Biosorption for Monazite Processing Industry Effluents.  Bio-resources Technology
Research and Consultancy

On Going Sponsored Projects

  • Centre for Sustainable Treatment, Reuse and Management for Efficient, Affordable and Synergistic solutions for Water, Department Of Science & Technology (2018 – 2023)
  • Adaptation of waste management infrastructure in coastal areas to climate change, Department Of Science & Technology (2018 – 2023)
  • Fate and management of Emerging Contaminants (FAME), Department Of Science & Technology (2018 – 2021)
  • Creation of Management Structure for Hazardous Substances, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (2019 – 2022)

On Going Research Based Consultancy Projects

  • Implementing activities of providing safe drinking water, sanitation @ Nagapattinam, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd, (2018 – 2021)
  • Sustainable waste management and resource recovery for clean and healthy villages Vichoor Phase II, M/s.India Additives Ltd, (2018 – 2021)
  • Water filtration performance of Saint-Gobain Ceramic filters, M/s: Saint – Gobain Research India Limited, (2019 – 2020)
  • Study the source of ground water contamination in the wells surrounding the tailing pond of Uranium Corporation of India limited. Kadapa,AndraPradesh Pollution Control board, (2019-2020)
  • Consulting Services Agreement with M/s: Greenvironment Innovation & Marketing India (P) Ltd, (2019-2022)

On Going  Industrial Consultancy Projects

  • Characterization of the surface water sludge and feeders to the water bodies in and around Ranipet Industrial area, Chemical Industries Association(2020)
  • Tirunelveli City Municipal Corporation, Construction of Sewage Treatment Plant,Tirunelveli Smart City limited(2020)
  • Detailed Project Report for ZLD for Proposed CETP for RO Reject in Erode,Erode Common Effluent Treatment Plant Private Limited(2020)
  • Detailed Project Report for ZLD for Erode CETP, Erode Common Effluent Treatment Plant Private Limited,  (2020)
  • Detailed Project Report for ZLD for Suriyampalayam CETP,  (2019-2020)
  • Detailed Project Report for ZLD for Green Kalingarayan Common Effluent Treatment Plant Pvt Ltd, (2019-2020)
  • Detailed Project Report for ZLD for Villarasampatti CETP, (2019-2020)
  • Detailed Project Report for ZLD for propsed Textile common reject management systems private Limited (CRMS), Kadayampatti Common Effluent Treatment Plant (Bhavani) Private Limited, (2019-2020)
  • Detailed Project Report for ZLD for proposed Kadayampatti CETP, Kadayampatti Common Effluent Treatment Plant (Bhavani) Private Limited, (2019-2020)
  • Detailed Project Report for ZLD for Gangapuram Common Effluent Treatment Plant Pvt Ltd, (2019-2020)]
  • Vetting the Design for Pipe Reactor system of Galaxy Towers, M/s: Aurobindo Realty & Infrastructure Private Limited, (2019-2020)

Completed Sponsored Projects

  • Bioremediation Of Endosulfan Contaminated Soils Using Bacterial Isolates From Contaminated Soils,Department of Science &Technology, (2001-2004)

  • Development Of A Low Cost Technology For Arsenic Removal In Rural Areas Of West Bengal, Department of Science &Technology, (2001-2004)
  • Chromium Removal From Tannery Effluent Through Microbial Bioremediation, Department Of Biotechnology, (2004-2007)
  • Monitoring Of Toxic Pollutants And Development Of Flue Gas Control Technology For Clean Air In Chennai, Asian Institute of Technology, (2004 – 2008)
  • Development Of A Humane Sewer Cleaning System, IIT Madras, (2005-2007)
  • Monitoring Water Quality In Rural Habitats Of Krishnagiri, United Nations Children’s Fund (2008-2009)
  • Development Of Economical And Easy To Use Water Quality Test Kits, IIT Madras Alumini, (2007-2009)
  • Development Of Models For The Cleanup Of Cr(Vi) Contaminated Aquifers Using Bio-Remediation, Ministry Of Water Resources, (2006-2009)
  • Piloting community based water quality monitoring system, United Nations Children’s Fund (2009)
  • Assessment of drinking water safety in Krishnagiri District, United Nations Children’s Fund (2009 – 2010)
  • Development of models for managing water quality in drinking, Department Of Science & Technology, (2009-2012)
  • Sustainable water waste management on the chennai basin, Indo-German Center for Sustainability, (2010 – 2011)
  • Bio hydro metallurgy for metal recovery and stabilization of mining waste, NORUT Teknologi AS  Norway, (2011)
  • Solution of Textile Pollution, Department Of Environment, (2011 – 2012)
  • Alternative water systems project in mylai balaji Nagar Chennai, International Development Research Centre Canada, (2009-2012)
  • Decentralized waste water management, benchmarking of public utilities and PPP, Ministry Of Urban Development, (2009-2014)
  • Ganga River Basin Management plan(GRBMP) – A Pan IIT project, Ganga River Basin Management, (2010-2015)
  • Water purification using nanotechnology, Department Of Science & Technology, (2012-2017)
  • Feasibility study of pulse power technique: Alternative technology for water treatment, Department Of Science & Technology, (2013-2015)
  • Supporting consolidation replication and up-scaling of sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse, Department Of Science & Technology, (2013-2016)
  • Building an International research network on sustainability to enhance strategic knowledge, Department Of Science & Technology, (2013-2016)
  • Sustainable decentralized waste management in urban residential areas, Department Of Science & Technology, (2013-2016)
  • Fast sampling analyses for anthropogenic micro pollutants in wet environmental compartments, Indo-German Center for Sustainability, (2013-2016)
  • Development of sustainable waste management of septage by composting and minimizing GHG emissions, Indo-German Center for Sustainability, (2013-2016)
  • Design and development of solar thermal energy system for domestic sewage (Black water) treatment, Indo-German Center for Sustainability, (2014 – 2016)
  • CoE of MoUD (Phase-II) Performance Evaluation Study of Sewerage Treatment Plants Sanctioned, Ministry Of Urban Development,(2014-2018)
  • Industry Waste Water Treatment Adopting Pulsed Power Technique, Department Of Science & Technology, (2015-2017)
  • Sustainable Solar Powered Wastewater Treatment Systems to Improve hygiene and Sanitation in Schools by Adopting Water Recycling and Online Quality Monitoring,Impacting Research Innovation and Technology(IMPRINT), (2017-2019)

Completed Research Based Consultancy Projects

  • Scaling Up Of Community Based Water Quality in Krishnagiri District,United Nations Children’s Fund, (2010)
  • Terrestrial Environmental Monitoring In L&T Shipbuilding Kattupalli, L&T Shipbuilding, (2009 – 2011)
  • Demonstration Project For The Bioremediatyion Of Chromium Contaminated Soil And Aquifer In Ranipet, Central Pollution Control Board, (2009-2011)
  • Evaluation  Of  Water Filter Performance, Blue Gold Engineering., USA, (2012)
  • Terrestrial Environmental Monitoring In L&T Shipbuilding Kattupalli, L&T Shipbuilding, (2010-2013)
  • Feasibility Study For Design, Investment And Management Models of Toilet, Institute for Financial Management and Research, (2013)
  • Study on pollution River Stretches, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, (2014-2015)
  • Sustainable waste management and resource recovery for clean and healthy villages [Vichoor], M/s.India Additives Ltd, (2015-2018)
  • Evaluation of DRDO wastewater treatment system, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, (2015-2016)
  • Developing improved Design of Septic Tanks to Prevent Groundwater Contamination in the Context of Namakkal, ARGHYAM, (2015-2017)
  • Assessment of Migration of Plasticizers in Consumer Products Such as Hair Oils, Soft Drinks, etc, M/s:Galaxy Trust, (2015-2016)
  • Evaluation of small scale decentralized sanitation systems, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, (2016-2017)
  • Know How Process to Bioremediate Hexavalent Chromium, M/s: Shriram pistons & Rings Ltd., (2017)
  • Evaluation of DRDO wastewater treatment system, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, (2016-2017)
  • Identification of reliable source for drinking water supply and designing of conveyance systems, AM Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation, (2017-2018)
  • Sustainable waste management and resource recovery for clean and healthy villages [SP Kovil], M/s.Technip India Limited, (2015-2019)
Student Guidance

Current Ph. D Guidance

  • Anu Rachel Thomas: Septage management through composting and understanding the fate of emerging contaminants during the treatment
  • Krithika D: Onsite household wastewater management for maximizing the reuse of treated water
  • Jerin Jose: Water and Wastewater Treatment by High Energy Electron Beam Irradiation and High Voltage Pulse Power Technology
  • Nippatala Narasamma. Application of Pulse power technology and pulse power coagulation for Tannery and textile wastewater treatment
  • Manthiram Karthik. Removal of emerging contaminants using natural treatment system
  • Vaishali Choudhary, Remediation of Micropollutants and recovery of nutrient from Treated Secondary wastewater effluent
  • Vishnu Vardhan: Nitrate removal from water using hybrid technologies
  • Sumit Kumar: Water and Wastewater Treatment via Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) and Sensors
  • Mohammed Iqbal Thayyil: Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Infrastructure and Adaptation Strategies

Past Ph. D Guidance

  • Pranab Kumar Ghosh: Treatment of Pesticide bearing Wastewaters using Anaerobic Technology (Completed) on 23rd May 2003. (Admin-guide- Prof. M. Bandhyopadhyay)
  • T. Shashidar: Development of a transport/biotransformation model for Chromium (VI) (Completed, 2006) (Co-guide: Dr. B.S. Murty)
  • Mathava Kumar: Bioremediation of Endosulfan contaminated soils (Completed, 2006. Best thesis in Green Sciences/Biological systems)
  • Shihabudheen M.M. Treatment of arsenic and fluoride contaminated water using novel adsorbents (Completed, 2008)
  • Rama Krishna K. Development of a biological system for the degradation of mixed pesticides (Completed, 2009)
  • R. Elangovan. Biotransformation and Biosorption of Cr (VI) from tannery wastewater. (Completed, 2009, Co-guide-T. Chandraraj, Dept. of Biotechnology )
  • R. Ravi. Treatment of VOCs contaminated air using rotating biological contactors (Completed, 2009, Co-guide: T. Swaminathan )
  • Jay Sing J. Remediation of Cr(VI) contaminated site in Ranipet, Tamilnadu using biological systems. (Sponsored candidate from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Coguide: Dr. B.S. Murty, Completed, 2011)
  • J. Senthil Nathan. Advanced oxidation/photocatalytic degradation of pesticides from contaminated waters (Completed, May, 2011)
  • Balasubramanium. Biofiltration of VOCs from Pharmaceutical Industries (Co-guide: Dr. B.S. Murty, Completed 2012)
  • Aviraj Dutta . Treatment of VOCs from paint industries using advanced oxidation and biofiltration. (GE award, Completed May 2014)
  • Priya V. Nair. Treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater using membrane bioreactors(Completed April, 2015)
  • Naresh Kumar. Complete treatment of Coke-oven wastewater using hybrid systems (Completed Aug 2016, Best thesis in Green Sciences/Biological systems )
  • Akashdeep Oberoi: Biodegradation of various Heterocyclic and Homocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by Enriched Bacterial Consortium (Completed, January, 2017)
  • Raj kamal Singh: Water Treatment Using Pulsed Power Technique (Completed Feb.2017, Best research Award) Co-guide: Dr.R.Sarathi
  • V. Arya: Fate of emerging contaminants in different water and wastewater treatment systems , (Completed June, 2017) Co-guide: Dr. B.S. Murty
  • C. Ramprasad: Greywater treatment using horizontal, vertical and hybrid flow constructed wetland (Completed, July, 2017).
  • Madhumathi. M: Transport of Bacteria through confined and unconfined aquifer (Coguide: Dr. B.S. Murty) (Completed, December 2018)
  • Anupama Rajendran: Removal of pharmaceutically active compounds using heterogeneous photocatalysis under visible light (Co-guide: Dr. T.Pradeep) (Completed, December 2018)
  • Swathy. Nanotechnology application for water treatment (Main Guide –Prof.T. Pradeep) (Completed, September 2019)

Past M. S. Guidance

  • S. Somasundaram. Simultaneous treatment of Tannery and Electroplating industrial wastewaters (Co-guide: Prof. B.S.Murty, Completed, 2010)

Past M. Tech  Guidance

  • R. N. Prabhu (1999) Development of a Portable Filter for the Removal of Arsenic from Aquatic Environment
  • N.D.V.S.S.Murali Krishna (2000) Development and Performance Evaluation of a Biofilter for NOx Removal (Best thesis award)
  • Prashant Mukherjee (2001) Development of a low cost technology for As removal for Rural areas
  • Sanjay Lalan (2001) Performance evaluation of a Biofilter for Sulphur dioxide removal
  • R. Rama Krishna (2003) Studies on the ex situ bioremediation of chromium contaminated soils (ISTE BEST THESIS AWARD)
  •  P. Srikiran Babu (2003). Bioremediation of atrazine contaminated soils
  • Shihabudheen M.M (2003) Performance evaluation of a bootlicking filter for treating BTXs
  • J. Dayalan (2003). Level of Pollution of Chennai Coastal Water due to Wastewater Disposal (Co-guide Dr. S. Neelamani,)
  •  J. Jeyasingh (2003). Studies on the in-situ remediation of Chromium contaminated soils
  • V. Rohit Kumar (2003). Bioremediation of phenol; contaminated soils
  • Sanjay Bharman (2005). Chemical/Biological system for the treatment of NOx from Flue gases
  • Madhubabu (2005) Treatment of Carbofuran contaminated wastewater in anaerobic system
  • Giri (2005) Comparison of conventional and modified UASB reactors for the domestic wastewater treatment.
  • Sanjeev Arjunagi (2007). Development of a Novel biological system for the treatment of NOx from Flue gases
  • Shankar Lal (2007). Development and Performance Evaluation Of A Biological System For The Treatment Of Phenol, Ammonia and Cyanide Containing Wastewater
  • N. Sundareshan (2007). Development of a Biological System for the Treatment of Domestic Wastewater in Cold Climates
  • Lt.Col. Dinesh Kumar (2008). Development of a Household Unit for the Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater in Rural Areas of India
  • Koushal Madhav (2009). Treatment of Coke Oven Wastewater using Biological Systems
  • Lt. Maj. Raja Shekar (2009) Treatment of Domestic Wastewater Rich in Colloidal materials using Biological Systems in Cold Climates
  • Ms. Divya Chandran (2011). Experimental and modeling studies on export of contaminants from catchments (B.S. Murty, Co-advisor)
  • V. Arya (2012). Development of an environmentally friendly water treatment system.
  • Surya (2012). Estimation of METHANE Emissions from Rivers Receiving Partially Treated/Untreated Wastewaters
  • Krithika (2013). Biodegradation of waste generated from water based Paint industries using microbial consortium.
  • Sumeet Makkad (2014). Onsite wastewater treatment system for recycling in urban residential areas
  • Aravind. (2015). River water quality monitoring and providing management strategies
  • Sanjeev Chhetri (2019). Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of low strength household Greywater
  • P.Kavitha (2019). Fate. Occurrence, and Removal of Pharmaceuticals in River Sediment by Biodegradation
  • N. Somasundaram (2019). Effect and Removal of Heavy Metals during Industrial and sewage sludge composting
Courses

B.Tech

  • Engineering Drawing
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering
  • Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Industrial Wastewater Management
  • Environmental Engineering Lab
  • Environmental Engineering

M.Tech

  • Wastewater Management
  • Planning and Design of Water treatment Facilities
  • Planning and Design of Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Air Quality Management
  • Microbiology and Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Project Formulation and Appraisal
  • Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Water Quality and Treatment
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Environmental monitoring Laboratory
Continuing Education
  • About 30 Training workshop on Community Based Water Quality Monitoring System (Organized for the Community Level Stakeholders of Village Panchayat), Krishnagiri District, Tamilnadu, Sponsored by UNICEF, 2009-2012
  • Collection, treatment and Distribution of Water and Wastewater. Training Program conducted for Nagarjuna Construction Company (CEP) during 18-20 November, 2008  at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Co-coordinator Dr. B.S. Murty)
  • Collection, treatment and Distribution of Water and Wastewater. QIP/CEP program during 25-31 August, 2008  at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Co-coordinator Dr. B.S. Murty)
  • Water Quality and Related Health Issues. Two day Training Program, sponsored by UNICEF. Held at IIT Madras During 14-15, November, 2008 (Co-coordinator Dr. Indumathi Nambi)
  • Video Course on “Water and Wastewater Engineering” (30 Lectures), NPTEL, IIT Madras (2005-2006)
  • Documentary on “Water recycle and Reuse”, CD Cell, Continuing Education Centre, IIT Madras (AICTE Sponsored, 2007)
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling: Theory and Application Sponsored by AICTE under QIP program. Held during 11-16, June, 2007 at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Co-coordinator Dr. B.S. Murty)
  • Collection, treatment and Distribution of Water and Wastewater. Training Program conducted for Nagarjuna Construction Company (CEP) during 11-13 September, 2007  at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Coordinator Dr. B.S. Murty)
  • Hazardous waste management. Sponsored by AICTE under QIP program. Held during 7-18 July, 2003 at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Co-coordinator Dr. B.K. Bezbarua). Also registered as CEC program
  • Advanced Waste Minimization and Management Technologies.  Sponsored by AICTE under QIP program. Held during 20-25 November, 2000 at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (Co-coordinator Dr. A.K. Dikshit)