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Dr. Nithya K.

Assistant Professor (SG), Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Qualification: M.E, Ph.D
k_nithya@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Heavy Metal Removal, Industrial Ecology, Nano-Synthesis and Nano-Biosorption, Particle Technology and Ecotoxicology, Sustainability and Green Chemistry, Wastewater Bioremediation for Chemical Process Industries

Bio

Dr. Nithya K. serves as an Assistant Professor (SG) at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences at Amrita School Engineering, Coimbatore. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University and Master’s degree in Environment Management from Anna University, CEG campus. She has 10 years of experience in teaching Chemical Engineering. She also plays the role of the academic coordinator in the department. She is the Co- Developer of the course Sustainability and Green chemistry under National Mission Project on Education through ICT, Pedagogy Project for developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes’ intellectual calibers and research in e-learning.

Courses and Labs Handled

Inorganic Chemical Technology Environmental Studies Mass Transfer lab
Chemical Technology Introductory Modern Biology Chemical Technology lab
Material Science Environment Engg. For Process Industries Inorganic & Physical Chemistry lab
Mechanical Operations Work Environment & Safety Engineering Drawing
Engineering Management Mechanical Operations lab Engineering Graphics
Environmental Science & Engineering Chemical Reaction Engineering lab Fluid Mechanics lab
Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2020

Packed bed column optimization and modeling studies for removal of chromium ions using chemically modified Lantana camara adsorbent

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Dr. Asha Sathish, and Senthil Kumar P., “Packed bed column optimization and modeling studies for removal of chromium ions using chemically modified Lantana camara adsorbent”, Journal of Water Process Engineering, vol. 33, p. 101069, 2020.

Publisher : Journal of Water Process Engineering

Year : 2020

Corn cob immobilised Chlorella sorokiniana for the sequestration of chromium ions from aqueous solution

Cite this Research Publication : K. Athira, Dr. Asha Sathish, Nithya K., and Guhananthan, A., “Corn cob immobilised Chlorella sorokiniana for the sequestration of chromium ions from aqueous solution”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2020.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings, 2020

Year : 2020

Controlled functionalisation of graphene oxide using ethylene diamine: a one-pot synthesis approach for chromium sorption

Cite this Research Publication : G. Govindankutty, S. Hareendran, Dr. Asha Sathish, and Nithya K., “Controlled functionalisation of graphene oxide using ethylene diamine: a one-pot synthesis approach for chromium sorption”, Micro Nano Letters, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. 817-821, 2020.

Publisher : Micro Nano Letters

Year : 2020

Magnetite encapsulated alginates tailored material for the sustainable treatment of electroplating industrial wastewater: column dynamics and mass transfer studies

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Dr. Asha Sathish, and Senthil Kumar P., “Magnetite encapsulated alginates tailored material for the sustainable treatment of electroplating industrial wastewater: column dynamics and mass transfer studies”, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2020.

Publisher : Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

Year : 2020

Spirulina Platensis-capped Mesoporous Magnetic Nanoparticles for the Adsorptive Removal of Chromium

Cite this Research Publication : S. Mohan, Govindankutty, G., Dr. Asha Sathish, and Nithya K., “Spirulina platensis-capped mesoporous magnetic nanoparticles for the adsorptive removal of chromium”, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2020.

Publisher : The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

Year : 2019

Anthocyanin assisted mesoporous magnetite nanoparticles for sorption of chromium ions: modeling, characterization and application studies

Cite this Research Publication : Balamurugan, Adithyaa, V., Nithya K., and Dr. Asha Sathish, “Anthocyanin assisted mesoporous magnetite nanoparticles for sorption of chromium ions: modeling, characterization and application studies”, First International Conference on Recent Trends in “Clean Technologies for Sustainable Environment”, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, 25 – 27, September. 2019.

Publisher : Clean Technologies for Sustainable Environment

Year : 2019

Chlorella sorokiniana waste-based biomass for sorption of chromium ions from aqueous solution- a sustainable approach

Cite this Research Publication : P. S. S. Subramaniam, B. Bharatwaj, N., R. Kumar, A., and Nithya K., “Chlorella sorokiniana waste-based biomass for sorption of chromium ions from aqueous solution- a sustainable approach”, First International Conference on Recent Trends in “Clean Technologies for Sustainable Environment”, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, 25 – 27, September. 2019.

Publisher : First International Conference on Recent Trends in Clean Technologies for Sustainable Environment

Year : 2019

Investigation of the blue-green algae based bio diesel using n-hexane and n-hexanol solvents: diesel engine emission parameter and characterization studies

Cite this Research Publication : T. Shyam Sundar, Dr. Asha Sathish, and Nithya K., “Investigation of the blue-green algae based bio diesel using n-hexane and n-hexanol solvents: diesel engine emission parameter and characterization studies”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 577, p. 012009, 2019.

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing

Year : 2019

Adsorption studies of amine-modified green synthesized Fe3O4 nanoparticles for the removal of nickel from aqueous solution

Cite this Research Publication : Gopika G., Nithya K., and Dr. Asha Sathish, “Adsorption studies of amine-modified green synthesized Fe3O4 nanoparticles for the removal of nickel from aqueous solution”, Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 121, pp. 53-64, 2018.

Publisher : Desalination and Water Treatment

Year : 2019

Algal biomass waste residues of Spirulina platensis for chromium adsorption and modeling studies

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Dr. Asha Sathish, K. Pradeep, and S. Kiran Baalaji, “Algal biomass waste residues of Spirulina platensis for chromium adsorption and modeling studies”, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol. 7, no. 5, p. 103273, 2019

Publisher : Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering

Year : 2018

Investigation of the blue-green algae based bio diesel using n-hexane and n-hexanol solvents: Diesel engine emission parameter and characterization studies

Cite this Research Publication : S. Sundar, Dr. Asha Sathish, and Nithya K., “Investigation of the blue-green algae based bio diesel using n-hexane and n-hexanol solvents: Diesel engine emission parameter and characterization studies”, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA)” held at Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru Campus, Karnataka, India. from 16 - 18th August. 2018.

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA)

Year : 2017, 2018

Fast kinetics and high adsorption capacity of green extract capped superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for the adsorption of Ni(II) ions

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Dr. Asha Sathish, P. Kumar, S., and Dr. Ramachandran T., “Fast kinetics and high adsorption capacity of green extract capped superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for the adsorption of Ni(II) ions”, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (IF – 4.4), 2017

Publisher : Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (IF – 4.4)

Year : 2017

An insight into the prediction of biosorption mechanism, and isotherm, kinetic and thermodynamic studies for Ni(II) ions removal from aqueous solution using acid treated biosorbent: The Lantana camara fruit

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Sathish, A., Kumar, P. S., and T. Ramachandran, “An insight into the prediction of biosorption mechanism, and isotherm, kinetic and thermodynamic studies for Ni(II) ions removal from aqueous solution using acid treated biosorbent: The Lantana camara fruit”, Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 80, pp. 276-287, 2017

Publisher : Desalination and Water Treatment

Year : 2017

Functional group-assisted green synthesised superparamagnetic nanoparticles for the rapid removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Sathish, A., Senthil Kumar P., and T. Ramachandran, “Functional group-assisted green synthesised superparamagnetic nanoparticles for the rapid removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution”, IET Nanobiotechnology, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 852-860, 2017

Publisher : IET Nanobiotechnology, Institution of Engineering and Technology

Year : 2017, 2018

Fast kinetics and high adsorption capacity of green extract capped superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for the adsorption of Ni(II) ions

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Dr. Asha Sathish, P. Kumar, S., and Dr. Ramachandran T., “Fast kinetics and high adsorption capacity of green extract capped superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for the adsorption of Ni(II) ions”, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (IF – 4.4), 2017

Publisher : Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (IF – 4.4)

Year : 2016

Biosorption of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution using raw and acid-treated biosorbent prepared from Lantana camara fruit

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Dr. Asha Sathish, Kumar, PcSenthil, and Dr. Ramachandran T., “Biosorption of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution using raw and acid-treated biosorbent prepared from Lantana camara fruit”, Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 57, no. 27, pp. 25097-25113, 2016

Publisher : Desalination and Water Treatment

Year : 2015

Batch, kinetic and equilibrium studies of hexavalent chromium from aqueous phase using Galaxaura Ornate Seaweed

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Dr. Asha Sathish, Dr. Gangadharan D., Vinaykumar, A., Tharakan, D. M., and Sruthi, B., “Batch, kinetic and equilibrium studies of hexavalent chromium from aqueous phase using Galaxaura Ornate Seaweed”, International Journal of ChemTech Research, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1947-1956, 2015

Publisher : International Journal of ChemTech Research

Year : 2015

Batch, kinetic and equilibrium studies of biosorption of chromium (VI) From aqueous phase using activated carbon derived from Lantana camara fruit

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Sathish, A., and T. Ramachandran, “Batch, kinetic and equilibrium studies of biosorption of chromium (VI) From aqueous phase using activated carbon derived from Lantana camara fruit”, Oriental Journal of Chemistry, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 2319-2326, 2015

Publisher : Oriental Journal of Chemistry, Oriental Scientific Publishing Company

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2019

Process Optimization Studies for Algae Production and Biodiesel Extraction using Monoraphidium and Chlorella Sorokiniana

Cite this Research Publication : A. Namitha, T. Shyam Sundar, Dr. Asha Sathish, and Nithya K., “Process Optimization Studies for Algae Production and Biodiesel Extraction using Monoraphidium and Chlorella Sorokiniana”, First International Conference on Recent Trends in “Clean Technologies for Sustainable Environment”, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, 25 – 27, September. 2019.

Publisher : Clean Technologies for Sustainable Environment

Year : 2019

Rapid sorption of chromium ions using neem extract capped green synthesized magnetic nanoparticles

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Dr. Asha Sathish, A. Sanganathan, A. Pooja, and S. Balamurugan, “Rapid sorption of chromium ions using neem extract capped green synthesized magnetic nanoparticles”, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2019)” organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India, August 29-31. 2019.

Publisher : Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2019)

Year : 2019

Process Optimization Studies for Algae Production and Biodiesel Extraction using Monoraphidium

Cite this Research Publication : A. Namitha, T. Shyam Sundar, Dr. Asha Sathish, and Nithya K., “Process Optimization Studies for Algae Production and Biodiesel Extraction using Monoraphidium and Chlorella Sorokiniana”, First International Conference on Recent Trends in “Clean Technologies for Sustainable Environment”, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, 25 – 27, September. 2019.

Publisher : First International Conference on Recent Trends in “Clean Technologies for Sustainable Environment

Year : 2019

Anthocyanin assisted mesoporous magnetite nanoparticles for sorption of chromium ions

Cite this Research Publication : Balamurugan, Adithyaa, V., Nithya K., and Dr. Asha Sathish, “Anthocyanin assisted mesoporous magnetite nanoparticles for sorption of chromium ions: modeling, characterization and application studies”, First International Conference on Recent Trends in “Clean Technologies for Sustainable Environment”, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, 25 – 27, September. 2019

Year : 2019

Rapid sorption of chromium ions using neem extract capped green synthesized magnetic nanoparticles

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Dr. Asha Sathish, A. Sanganathan, A. Pooja, and S. Balamurugan, “Rapid sorption of chromium ions using neem extract capped green synthesized magnetic nanoparticles”, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2019)” organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India, August 29-31. 2019.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2019)

Year : 2018

In-situ synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles embedded in L. camara adsorbent for the sorption of nickel ions: adsorption, isotherm and kinetic studies

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K. and Dr. Asha Sathish, “In-situ synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles embedded in L. camara adsorbent for the sorption of nickel ions: adsorption, isotherm and kinetic studies”, TECHNOSCAPE18- An International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources: Innovations and Impacts, organized by the School of Chemical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology - VIT, in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, between September 6th and 8th. 2018.

Publisher : TECHNOSCAPE18- An International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources: Innovations and Impacts

Year : 2017

Plant extract capped magnetite nanoparticles for the rapid removal of Ni (II) ions from aqueous solution

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., Sathish, A., and A. Sanganathan, “Plant extract capped magnetite nanoparticles for the rapid removal of Ni (II) ions from aqueous solution”, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advancements in Chemical, environmental and Energy Engineering ( RACEEE 2017). SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamilnadu, p. 35, 2017.

Publisher : 2nd International Conference on Recent Advancements in Chemical, environmental and Energy Engineering ( RACEEE 2017)

Year : 2014

A review on biosorption of hexavalent chromium

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K., .Ramachandran, T., and .Asha, S., “A review on biosorption of hexavalent chromium”, Proceedings, National Conference on Recent Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment ( RAWWT 2014), . The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University, Dindigul ,Tamil Nadu, p. 63, 2014.

Publisher : Proceedings, National Conference on Recent Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment ( RAWWT 2014),

Year : 2013

Sustainable Tourism Plan for Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Cite this Research Publication : Nithya K. and Nagendran, R., “Sustainable Tourism Plan for Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary”, Proceedings of National Conference on Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Silver Jubilee Celebration ( NBRSJC). Department of Zoology & Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, Tamilnadu, p. 119, 2013.

Publisher : Proceedings of National Conference on Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Silver Jubilee Celebration ( NBRSJC)

Year : 2010

Antibacterial Potential of Aquous Extract of Coleus Ambonicus Against Selected Pathogens

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Geetha Srikanth, Nithya K., and , “Antibacterial Potential of Aquous Extract of Coleus Ambonicus Against Selected Pathogens”, Proceedings of 2nd National Conference on Current Scenario in Microbial Biotechnology (CSMB-2010). Department of Biotechnology, K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamilnadu, pp. 112-117, 2010.

Publisher : K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology

Year : 2008

Comparative Study of Removal of Fluoride from Ground Water by Bio-sorption using Fresh Water Algae based BioMass and Surface Modified Activated Carbon

Cite this Research Publication : S. Ramachandran, T. Ramachandran, Dr. Satheesh Babu T. G., and Nithya K., “Comparative Study of Removal of Fluoride from Ground Water by Bio-sorption using Fresh Water Algae based BioMass and Surface Modified Activated Carbon”, Proceedings of International Conference CHEMCON 2008, Green Technology and Sustainable Development, 61st Annual Session of IIChE . Panjab University, Chandigarh, p. 137, 2008.

Publisher : Proceedings of International Conference CHEMCON 2008, Green Technology and Sustainable Development, 61st Annual Session of IIChE

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