Sindhu S. currently serves as Assistant Professor at department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. Her areas of research include Bioseparations, Microbial Fuel Cells and Drug Discovery.


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Sindhu S. and Dr. Udaya Bhaskar Reddy Ragula, “Catalytic and Non-Catalytic Pyrolysis of Nerium Oleander”, in 2nd Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2019.

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Sindhu S., ,, Suresh, S., and Ramani, P., “Physico-chemical Studies of Amoxycillin Loaded Sulfonated Polymer”, Materials Today Proceedings , 2017.


Sindhu S., Dr. Sindhu M. R., and Nambiar, T. N. P., “An Exponential Composition Algorithm Based UPQC for Power Quality Enhancement”, Procedia Technology, vol. 21, pp. 415 - 422, 2015.[Abstract]

Abstract Power quality is a major concern nowadays due to extensive use of smart controllers based power system equipment. These controlled load behaves with nonlinear characteristics. It introduces distortions in source voltage and source current at the point of common coupling (PCC). The distortions are propagated throughout the system and affects performance characteristics of all other loads connected to the same point of common coupling. Hence mitigation of power quality issues is essential to maintain good power quality at the point of common coupling. This paper deals with implementation of unified power quality conditioner (UPQC) to compensate for power quality issues voltage sag, voltage harmonics and current harmonics. \{UPQC\} is controlled by an exponential composition algorithm (ECA), which is proposed by the author. The performance of \{UPQC\} is examined with a nonlinear load and simulation studies using MATLAB/Simulink verify the satisfactory performance of UPQC. More »»


Ka Solanki, Subramanian, Sb, Basu, Sa, and Sindhu S., “Microbial fuel cells for azo dye treatment with electricity generation: A review”, Bioresource Technology, vol. 131, pp. 564-571, 2013.[Abstract]

A microbial fuel cell (MFC) has great potential for treating wastewater containing azo dyes for decolourization, and simultaneous production of electricity with the help of microorganisms as biocatalysts. The concept of MFC has been already well established for the production of electricity; however, not much work has been published regarding dye decolourization with simultaneous electricity generation using MFCs. This paper reviews the performance limitations, future prospects, and improvements in technology in terms of commercial viability of azo dye decolourization with electricity generation in MFC. The major limitation identified is the high cost of cathode catalyst. Therefore, there is need of developing inexpensive cathode catalysts. Biocathode is one such option. Moreover, enhanced performance can be obtained by photo-assisted electrochemical process like rutile coated cathode. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

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Sindhu S., A, B., ,, and Ramani, P., “Physico-chemical Studies of Amoxycillin Loaded Sulfonated Polymer”, International Conference on Material Sciences SCICON’16, (Scopus). Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore , 2016.[Abstract]

This study involves in the selection of polymer, poly etherether ketone (PEEK), and its modification to serve the purpose of drug carrier. The polymer is sulfonated to increase the hydrophilic character, thereby making it feasible for functioning as a drug carrier. A blend of sulphonated PEEK and drug was made into thin membrane and characterized using FT-IR and surface morphology studies. Physico-chemical properties such as partition coefficient, permeability coefficients and diffusivity constant were measure for the sulphonated PEEK membranes.

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Sindhu S., Kavitha, V., ,, ,, and Rangarajan, M., “Porous Hydroxyapatite and Poly(methyl methacrylate)-hydroxyapatite Composite Scaffolds”, International Conference on Biotechnology for Innovative Applications - Amrita Bio Quest 2013. School of Biotechnology, Amrita University, 2013.


Sindhu S. and Aravindakshan, M., “Comparative Evaluation of Antioxidant Properties of few Tropical Fruits and Vegetables”, International Conference on Challenges in Biotechnology and Food Technology. Annamalai University,Chidambaram, 2009.[Abstract]

Many tropical fruits and vegetables are known to possess antioxidant properties. .Antioxidants help in lowering incidence of degenerative diseases especially associated with old age. These antioxidants suppress oxidative damages to lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. In this paper a comparative assessment of antioxidant properties of orange, guava, banana, mango, carrot and tomato have been compared from the studies conducted in India and other countries. From the data available it will be seen that tomato has the maximum content of total phenols and ascorbic acid, while in terms of antioxidant activity other fruits and vegetables are better than tomato. It shows that there is a necessity for detailed studies in all tropical fruits and vegetables. Several ayurvedic medicinal plants have nutraceutical and antioxidant properties which need detailed studies.

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Sindhu S., “Purification of Recombinant Lipase produced from Pichia pastoris by Aqueous Two Phase Extractions”, AICTE sponsored National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical Engineering. St. Peters University, Chennai, 2008.

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