Name Dr.V.Chitra Devi

Department Chemical Engineering
Qualification B.Tech - Regional Engineering College Trichy (NIT) (1996)
M. Tech - Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore (2002)
Ph.D - Anna University, Chennai (2011)
Thesis Topic: Studies on Biodecolorization of Cibacron Reactive Dyes
Area of Specialization Biofuels, Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Process Modelling and Simulation, Process Calculations, Heat Transfer.  
Date of Joining KEC 01-06-2000
Experience in (Years) Teaching: 22 yr 2 months



 
Number of Papers Published
National Journals: 1
International Journals: 12
Number of Papers Presented
National Conferences: 24
International Conferences: 37
 Number of Funded Research Projects  1
 Number of Consultancy Projects  1
 Number of Funded Programmes Organized  2

Contact Details
Email: chitrasuresh@kongu.ac.in
Mobile: 9865904404
Office: 04294-226601 Intercom: 601

Journals Published (National)
  1. Chitra Devi Venkatachalam; Mothil Sengottian, "Study on Roasted Date Seed Non Caffeinated Coffee Powder as a Promising Alternative" Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 6, No. 6, June 2016, pp. 1387-1394.
Journals Published (International)
  1. Sivakumar Venkatachalam., Chitradevi Venkatachalam., "Decolorization of Cibacron Yellow S-3R Using Coriolus Versicolor (MTCC 138)", Modern applied science, Vol.2, No.5, pp. 3-8 (2008)
  2. V.Chitradevi., V. Sivakumar., "Optimization and Kinetics Evaluation of Biodegradation of synthetic azo reactive dye by fungal consortium", Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, Vol. 53,No.4, pp.487-492, October 2011
  3. K .Kalaivani.,  V. Chitra Devi., "Mathematical modeling on drying of SyzygiumCumini (L.)", International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Vol.6, No.4, pp. 96-103, 2013
  4. Dr.V.Chitradevi., S.Mothil., "Kinetics study of Cr(III) Adsorption onto low cost Fly Ash Adsorbent", International Journal of Engineering Research and General Science, Vol.3, Issue.2 pp.877-887 March-April 2015.
  5. Dr. V.Chitra Devi., J. Naveen., and P.Vinod Kannan., "Process Optimization of Bio -Ethanol Production through Cashew Apple Juice Fermentation", International Journal of Chem Tech Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 79-81, 2015
  6. Chitra Devi Venkatachalam., Mothil Sengottian.,Tamizharasi Sengodan., "Formulation and Evaluation of Polyherbal Floating Effervescence Tablet Containing Pedalium Murex and Tribulus Terrestris Fruit Extracts", International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, Vol 9, Issue 2, pp.10-15, March-April 2017.
  7. Chitra Devi.V., Mothil.S.,Tamizharasi.S., " Calcium oxalate crystallization inhibition by Pedalium Murex and Tribulus Terrestris fruit extracts", International Journal of ChemTech Research, Vol.10, No.3, pp.128-136, April 2017.
  8. Mugaishudeen.G., Chitra Devi.V., Gomadurai.C., Mothil.S., " Desalination of Simulated Textile Wastewater by Capacitive Deionization Using Nitric Acid Modified Carbon Electrodes", International Journal of ChemTech Research, Vol.10, No.3, pp.296-301, April 2017.
  9. K.Senthilkumar., V.Chitra Devi., Mothil.S., M.Naveen Kumar., N. Sri Kolkilavani " Kinetics and Adsorption Studies on Removal of Ni(II) ions by using Egg Shell Powder", International Journal Industrial Engineering, Vol.2, No.2, pp.41-50, 2018.
  10. K.Senthilkumar., V.Chitra Devi., Mothil.S., M.Naveen Kumar “Adsorption studies on treatment of textile wastewater using low-cost adsorbent”, Desalination and Water Treatment, 123 (2018) 90–100 August. 
  11. A. Manju Sri, V. Chitra Devi, P. Manjula  "Rice Husks as a Sustainable Source of Nanostructured Silica for High Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes",
    International Journal of Modern Science and Technology, Vol.4, No. 3, pp.70-74, March 2019.
  12. K. Kalaivani, Dr. V. Chitra Devi., "Box-Behnken Response Surface Design for Acid Red - 87 Adsorption on Chemically Activated Syzygium Cumini Seeds", Journal International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology,Vol.8, No.  6,pp.1183-1189, June 2019.
Paper Presented in National Conferences

  1. Venkatesan. S., Chitradevi. V., and Sivakumar V. “ An overview of  ethanol production from biomass”. NCAPCA, Kongu Engineering College Perundurai, February 8 & 9, 2007
  2. V. Sivakumar.  , V. Chitradevi.,  and N. Sangeetha.. “Decolorisation Of Cibacron Blue Using White Rot Fungi” NCFCE, IITG,   December 14-16, 2007
  3. S.R.Gopalkrishnan., and V. Chitradevi. “Studies on Decolourization of Distillery Effluent using Electrochemical Method and its Comparison with the Conventional Chemical Methods”. National Conference on Current Trends in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (CTCAB -2011), Sathyabama University, 20&21 JANUARY 2011
  4. Chitradevi Venkatachalam., Sivakumar Venkatachalam., Sangeetha Velusamy., Sudha Ayyasamy. “Biodecolorization of Synthetic and Real Effluents Containing Cibacron Reactive Dyes using Suspended and Immobilized Cells of White Rot Fungi”.  Biological Wastewater treatment Towards Green Environment, NIT, CALICUT, 28&29 JANUARY 2011
  5. Sivakumar Venkatachalam., Sangeetha Velusamy., Sudha Ayyasamy., Chitradevi Venkatachalam. “A Study of suitable Bioreactor for Treatment of dairy and sago effluents “. Biological Wastewater treatment Towards Green Environment, NIT, CALICUT, 28 & 29 JANUARY 2011
  6. Chitradevi Venkatachalam., Sivakumar Venkatachalam., Sangeetha Velusamy., Sudha Ayyasamy.  “Studies on Biodecolorization Kinetics of Cibacron Reactive Dyes Using Bacteria” Biological Wastewater treatment Towards Green Environment, NIT, CALICUT, 28 & 29 JANUARY 2011
  7.  Vivekanadhan. R., Dr.V.Chitra Devi. ’ “Biodecolorization of synthetic textile effluent containing reactive azo dyes by immobilized calcium alginate beads using bacterial cultures”. National Conference on Chemical Engineering Processes in Environmental Applications (CEPEA 2012),A.C.Tech, Anna University, Chennai, March 29-30, 2012
  8. Dr.V.Chitra Devi, N.Sangeetha, J.Naveen and P.Vinod Kannan. “Kinetic Modeling of Bioconversion of Cashew Apple into (Bio) Ethanol”., SCHEMCON 2013 - Eco Friendly Technologies For Better Tomorrow, 14-15 September, 2013
  9. B.Karthik, V.Chitra Devi, S.Mothil. "Plant mediated approach for the synthesis of palladium nanoparticles using leaf extract of syzygium cumini linn". National Conference on Emerging Interdisciplinary Trends of Chemical Technology (EITCT2014), Sathyabama University, Chennai, 13 - 14 March, 2014
  10. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., S.Mothil. “Calcium Oxalate Crystallisation Inhibition by Tribulus terretris and Pedalium murex Fruit Extracts” National Conference "Innovations and New Horizons in Algal Technology and Biotechnology". Kamaraj College of Engineering & Technology, Viruthunagar, Feb 26, 2015.
  11. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., S.Mothil. ”Optimization on Formulation of polyherbal floating tablet containing Tribulus terrestris and Pedalium murex fruit extracts", National Conference on "Advances in Engineering and Technology for sustainable Future" AETSF-2015, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, March 28, 2015.
  12. R. Sathish Raam and Dr.V.Chitra Devi., "Performance Evaluation of the Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger – A Comparison using ANSYS Fluent And HTRI".,Two days national conference on “Current scenario and future prospects of biotechnology in diverse sectors” (CSFPB - 2016), Department of Biotechnomlogy, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, 21&22, January 2016
  13. Dr.V.Chitradevi and S.Mothil " Comparative Adsorption Studies Oon Activated carbon produced From Saw Dust, Banana Peel Anddelonix Regia Fruit pod",  National Conference on Emerging Trends and Applications in Petroleum & Petrochemical Engineering,  "KAFSIMA’16”, JCT College of Engineering and Technology, Department of Petroleum Engineering, March 24, 2016.
  14. S.Mothil and Dr.V.Chitradevi "Treatment of Textile Waste Water By Electro-Coagulation Using Iron and Aluminium Electrodes,National Conference on Emerging Trends and Applications in Petroleum & Petrochemical Engineering,  "KAFSIMA’16”, JCT College of Engineering and Technology, Department of Petroleum Engineering, March 24, 2016.
  15. K.Kalaivani.,Dr.V.Chitra Devi. "Chemical Adsorption of Acid Red – 87 dye on Syzygium cumini Seeds: Optimisation using Response Surface Methodology" National Conference on "Advances in Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (ACBEE)" SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam, Chennai, India,  February 9, 2017.
  16. Faustina S, Dr. V.Chitra Devi and S. Mothil. "Formulation, Characterization and Pharmacological Evaluation of Hydrocortisone and Glycerin Nanoemulgel" Two Days National Conference on “New Paradigms in the development of Biotechnology in Healthcare” (NDPBH’17) & Workshop on “Emerging Nanomaterials for Healthcare Applications” February15 & 16, 2017.
  17. Ciji Sara Mathew., V.Chitra Devi., Sanjay P Kamble., S.Mothil.,  “Removal of Phenol from waste water using advanced technologies ” National Conference on "Advances in Process Engineering" SASTRA University, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, Oct 6th & 7th 2017.
  18. Mothil.S.,Dr.Chitra Devi.V.,Ayesha Siddhika.M.,Jaffina.S.,Iswariya.R., “Graphene coated supercapacitor from graphite” 13th Annual Session of Students Chemical Engineering Congress (SCHEMCON-2017) NIT Rourkela, Odisha, Oct 7th and 8th 2017. (Received BEST PAPER AWARD)
  19. S. Mothil, V. Chitra Devi, K. Senthilkumar, R. SathishRam and R. Sivabalakrishnan. "Treatment of Tannery Effluent using Electrocoagulation with Electrolytic Recirculation". KalamYoung Researchers Conference (KYRC-01) on “Mechanistic Insights into Electrochemical Processes”. CECRI, Karaikudi,  October 16, 2017.
  20. K. Senthilkumar,V. Chitra Devi, S. Mothil, R. SathishRaam and V. M. Tamil Selvan. "Experimental Investigation on Treatment of Textile Industry Effluent Using Electro-Coagulation Technique". KalamYoung Researchers Conference (KYRC-01) on “Mechanistic Insights into Electrochemical Processes”. CECRI, Karaikudi,  October 16, 2017.
Paper Presented in International Conferences
  1.  Sivakumar V., Chitra Devi V., Sriram Prabhu T.V.  and Shanmugam P.  “Prediction of liquid holdup in cocurrent gas–liquid upflow through packed bed reactor”. INCRUIS 2006, Kongu Engineering College, January 4-6, 2006
  2. Sivakumar V. Chitra Devi V. and Kannan K. “Electrochemical oxidation of dye bath effluents”. CHEMCON 2006, IIChE-Ankleshwar Gujarat, December 27-30, 2006
  3. Chitra Devi V.Sivakumar V. and Kannan K. “Electrochemical treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent”. CHEMCON 2006, IIChE-Ankleshwar Gujarat, December 27-30, 2006
  4. Chitra Devi V.Sivakumar V. and Akilamudhan P. “Study on biological degradation of textile effluents”. CHEMCON 2006, IIChE-Ankleshwar Gujarat, December 27-30, 2006
  5. Senthilkumar K., Sivakumar V, and Chitra Devi V. “Anodic oxidation of organic pollutants of distillery effluent by electrochemical method”. CHEMCON 2006, IIChE-Ankleshwar Gujarat, December 27-30, 2006
  6. Kannan K., Sivakumar V., Senthilkumar K. and Chitra Devi V. “Convective heat transfer studies in jacketed vessel under natural and forced conditions”. CHEMCON 2006, IIChE-Ankleshwar Gujarat, December 27-30, 2006
  7. A.Sudha., V.Sangeetha., V.Chitradevi., "Influence of Food Processing on Bioactive Compounds" International Conference on Food Technology, Edition II, Incoftech - 2010, IICPT, Thanjavur, 30&31 October 2010
  8. V. Chitradevi,  V.Sivakumar, V.Sangeetha and A.Sudha. “Comparative Studies on Biodecolorization of Mono Azo Reactive Dyes using White Rot Fungi”. CHEMCON – 2010, Dept. of Chemical Engg., Annamalai University, December 27-29, 2010
  9. V. Chitradevi,  V.Sivakumar, V.Sangeetha and A.Sudha. “Biodegradation of Azo Reactive Dye Remazol Brilliant Blue R by mixed Bacterial Cultures”. CHEMCON – 2010, Dept. of Chemical Engg., Annamalai University, December 27-29, 2010
  10. Dr. V. Chitradevi., and R. Vivekanadhan., Biodecolorization of synthetic textile effluent containing Cibacron azo reactive dyes using Escherichia Coli and Staphylococcus Pigeons”. International Conference on Bio India (ICBI – 2012), Dept. of Biotechnology, Vivekanadha College of Engg. For Women & Vivekanandha Educational Institutions, MARCH 9 & 10, 2012
  11. K. Senthil Kumar., V. Sivakumar,  T.Kannadasan., K.Kannan.,  V. Chitradevi ., P.Akilamudhan., “Kinetic Studies on Treatment of Textile Effluent Using Low Cost Adsorbent”., CHEMCON - 2011, December 27 – 29, 2011
  12. V.Chitradevi., V. Sivakumar, K. Kannan,  K. Senthil Kumar and P.Akilamudhan. “Studies on Biodecolorization Kinetics of Textile Dyes Using Bacterial Consortium”., CHEMCON - 2011, December 27 – 29, 2011
  13. V. Sivakumar, P.Akilamudhan., K. Senthil Kumar., K.Kannan., V.Chitradevi.,Experimental Studies on Spiral Heat Exchangers for Heat Sensitive Systems”., CHEMCON - 2011, December 27 – 29, 2011
  14. Balasubramanian .K., Chitradevi.V., Kalaivani.K., “In-vitro antioxidant activity of methanolic and aqueous extract of Clitoria ternatea linn”. 3-5 September 2012, BITS , Sathyamangalam in association with UNIVERSITY of DERBY, 3-5 September 2012
  15. Dr.V.Chitradevi., and K.Kalaivani. “Decolourisation of dyes by adsorption – A Review”. CHEMCON 2012, Jalandhar, December 27-30, 2012
  16. Kalaivani.K.Chitra Devi.V., Priyenka Devi.K.S.,Studies on Rehydration Characteristics of Syzygium Cumini (L). (Black Plum)”. INCOFTECH, Thanjavur, 4&5, January 2013
  17. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., N.Sangeetha, J.Naveen and P.Vinod Kannan. “Kinetic Modeling of Bioconversion of Cashew Apple into (Bio) Ethanol”., CHEMCON 2013,
    27-30 December, 2013
  18. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., S.Mothil. , ."Anti-urolithiatic activity of Tribulus terrestris and Pedalium murex by invitro method” ICTDAEEGW'15 Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women, Tiruchengode, Feb 23, 2015.
  19. S.Sankar Prasad & Dr. V. Chitra Devi. “Clarification Studies on Dairy Effluent using Natural Coagulant and Utilization of Sludge as Bio-fertilizerICTDAEEGW'15 Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women, Tiruchengode, Feb 23, 2015.
  20. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., S.Mothil. ,F.Donald John.,S.Kiran Kumar., "Extraction of Algal Oil from Chlorella sp. using Combined Osmotic shock and Ultra sonication" CHEMCON 2015, IIT Guwahati, Dec 25, 2015.
  21. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., S.Mothil. ,V.S.Dinesh.,M.S.Monika.,M.Jayakumar., "Extraction of Oil and Non-caffeinated Coffee from Date Palm Seeds" CHEMCON 2015, IIT Guwahati, Dec 25, 2015.
  22. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., S.Mothil. ,S.R.Venkatewara.,A.P.Rubendran., "Phytochemical Screening and Anti-microbial activity of Clerodenruminerme" CHEMCON 2015, IIT Guwahati, Dec 25, 2015.
  23. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., S.Mothil. ,M.Manikandan.,U.Naveen., "Value Added Products from Prosopisjuliflora" CHEMCON 2015, IIT Guwahati, Dec 25, 2015.
  24. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., S.Mothil. ,L.Dharani.,M.Akalya., "Cadmium Adsorption on dried activated paper sludge" CHEMCON 2015, IIT Guwahati, Dec 25, 2015.
  25. Dr.V.Chitra Devi., S.Mothil. ,S.R.Venkatewara.,A.P.Rubendran., "Batch Adsorption studies of Activated Carbon produced from saw dust, banana peel and Delonix Regia fruit pod" CHEMCON 2015, IIT Guwahati, Dec 25, 2015.
  26. S.Mothil., Dr.V.Chitra Devi. "Integrated Algal Plant(INTAP)"  Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Biomass: Bioproducts, Biocatalysts and Biorefinery (SutB4), TNAU Coimbatore, 17-18, November 2016
  27. Gomadurai.C.,Mothil.S.,Chitra Devi.V.,Mugaishudeen.G., "Studies on Mixing Characteristics of Jet Mixer" CHEMCON 2016, A.C.Tech, Anna University Chennai,27-30, December 2016.
  28. G.Mugaishudeen.,Dr.V.Chitra Devi.,Mothil Sengottian.,C.Gomadurai., "Removal of NaCl from textile waste water by capacitive deionization using nitric acid modified carbon electrode" CHEMCON 2016, A.C.Tech, Anna University Chennai, 27-30, December 2016.
  29. Mothil.S.,Chitra Devi.V.,Gomadurai.C.,Mugaishudeen.G., "Tannery dye bath effluent treatment by electro-coagulation using iron an aluminum electrodes"  CHEMCON 2016, A.C.Tech, Anna University Chennai,27-30, December 2016.
  30. Dr.V.Chitra Devi.,Sengottian Mothil.,C.Gomadurai.,G.Mugaishudeen., "Microbial Fuel cells using Geobactor metallireducens" CHEMCON 2016, A.C.Tech, Anna University Chennai, 27-30, December 2016.
  31. Mothil.S.,Dr.V.Chitra Devi.,Kiran kumar.S., "Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Prosopis juliflora woddy biomass - Bio-oil Production and optimization" BIOPROCESSING INDIA 2017, IIT Guwahati, 09-11th Dec 2017.
  32. Mothil Sengottian.,Chitra Devi Venkatachalam., "Advanced oxidation of Organic Pollutants using ZnO/Fe2O3 Nanocatalyst" CHEMCON 2017, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, West Bengal, 27-30th Dec 2017.
Funded Research Projects
S.No Title of the Project Name of the Funding Agency
1

STUDIES ON DRYING CHARACTERISTICS AND DECOLOURISATION OF DYE USING SYZYGIUM CUMINI (BLACK PLUM)

TNSCST – STUDENT PROJECT SCHEME
Consultancy Projects
S.No Title of the Project Name of the Company
1 Mechanical Separation Equipment for Coffee Effluent Treatment M/s. McKinnon Industries (India) Ltd., Narashimanaickenpalayam, Coimbatore
Funded Programmes Organized (Seminar/Conference/Workshop/FDP/STTP/Other)
S.No Title of the Programme Name of the Funding Agency
1 Integrated techniques for treatment  of textile effluent DST    
  2    National Conference on Current & Emerging Process Technologies - CONCEPT 2018 on February 9, 2018 
(Proceedings ISBN:978-93-5288-485-8)
IIChE, Kolkata


Awards and Achievement

Sl. No.

Title of Awards

Programme / Institution

Month and Year

1.                   

Best Faculty Award

Kongu Polytechnic College

February 1998

2.                   

Best paper presentation award

NCFCE – 2007, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati

December 2007

3.                   

Best Faculty Award

Kongu Engineering College

March 2011

Professional Bodies Membership

Sl. No.

Name of the Society

Nature of Membership

Membership No. and date

1.       

Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

Life member

LM32001 and 04 January 2007

2.       

The Indian Society for Technical Education

Life member

LM 51667 and  20 February 2007

3.       

The Institution of Engineers (India)

Member

M-1596705 and 30 November 2017

4.       

International Association of ENGineers

Member

191170 and  29 May 2017











Outside World Interaction

Sl. No.

Topic

Nature of the Program

Workshops/ Seminars /Symposium/ Conference/ Refresher/ Orientation course/FDP/ STTP

Institution

Date

1.       

Session Chair - ZEALICHE – 2013

National Level students’ Technical symposium

Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Thudupathi

23.02.2013

2.       

Green Fuels

ISTE - SRM sponsored STTP on “Green Engineering Concepts for Process Design in Synthesis of Green Products

Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Thudupathi

16/4/2013

3.       

Session Chair - PRASIDHI 14

National Level students’ Technical symposium

KEC

21.03.14

4.       

Session Chair – AFCB -2k14

National conference on “Advances in Food, Chemical and Biotechnology”

Department of Food Technology, KEC

12.09.2014

5.       

Session Chair - chemical panel

Kongu Fest 2016 – Oral session

KPC

13.01.16

6.       

Separation Techniques

TEQIP II Sponsored Two Weeks Faculty Development Programme on Advanced Technologies for Societal Applications (ATSA’16) during 6-19 June 2016

Anna University, Trichy

17.06.2016 F.N

7.       

Industrial Process Calculations

Guest lecture for Chemical Engineering Department

Department of Chemical Engineering Paavai Engineering College, Namakkal.

25.08.2016 A.N

8.       

Session Chair - PRASIDHI 17 -  

Paper Presentation –II

MTS Seminar hall, KEC

11.30am -1.15pm on 23.03.2017

9.       

Chair Person (Topic - Advanced Materials )- (Oral & Poster Sessions)

BRNS & CSIR Sponsored International Conference on “Energy, Environment and Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Future (ICEEAMSF-2017)”

Departments of Physics and Chemistry, School of Science and Humanities, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai-638 060 Erode

Day-1  (23.05.2017) 

10.   

Process Modelling and Simulation

Workshop on PROSIMULATOR

Department of Chemical Engineering

Kongu Polytechnic College

16.02.2018 to 17.02.2018


NPTEL Certification Courses
  1. Completed "Waste to Energy Conversion" 8 weeks course with Elite (Score 70%).

Software Proficiency
  • ASPEN PLUS
  • ASPEN HYSYS
  • HTRI
  • PROSIM
  • ANSYS FLUENT
  • MATALB
  • DOE

Industrial Exposure

Sl. No.

Name of the Industry

Type of Activity

Duration

1.       

Aravind Plastics,  SIPCOT, Perundurai

Training

16.05.03  to 22.05.03

2.       

McKinnon Industries (India) Ltd., Narashimanaickenpalayam, Coimbatore

Consultancy

August 2008 to September 2009

Subjects Handled

Other Responsibilities (Hostel, club activities etc.)

  • Governing Council Member
  • IQAC Member
  • BoS Member
  • ISO Coordinator
  • QIC Convenor