Name Dr. K. Senthilkumar

Department Chemical Engineering
Qualification M.Tech., Ph.D.
Area of Specialization Environmental Engineering, Bio-energy Generation, Multiphase Flow
Date of Joining KEC 05-06-2017
Experience in (Years) Teaching: 19 Industry: -- Others: --  
Number of Papers Published
National Journals: 03
International Journals: 18
Number of Papers Presented
National Conferences: 43
International Conferences: 16


 Number of Books/Book Chapters Published  04
 Number of Funded Research Projects  02
 Number of Consultancy Projects  01
 Number of Funded Programmes Organized  05

Contact Details
Email: senthilkumar.chem@kongu.ac.in
Mobile: 9842844880
Office: 04294-226600 Intercom: 600

Journals Published (National)
  1. Senthilkumar K, Sivakumar V, Kannan K. Studies on prediction of phase holdups in three-phase fluidized bed reactor using Newtonian  fluids. International Journal of Chemical Science, Vol.5, No. 4, pp. 1723-1731,2007.
  2. Senthilkumar K, Kumaresan M. Dyeing of silk with eco-friendly natural dyes obtained from flower of Plumeria species, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016,  Vol. 9, Issue 1,  pp. 313-317.

  3. Bharathiraja B, Jayakumar M, Senthilkumar KProduction and kinetics of amylase from starch using mutant strain of Bacillus, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016, Vol. 9, Issue 1,  pp. 281-286.
Journals Published (International)
  1. Senthilkumar K, Sivakumar V, Kannadasan T. Experimental investigation on relationship between sedimentation rate constants of solid materials. Modern Applied Science. 2008 Sep 19;2(5):80.
  2. Senthilkumar K, Sivakumar V, Akilamudhan P. Experimental studies on disposal of various industrial solid wastes. Modern Applied Science. 2008 Nov 18;2(6):128.
  3. Sivakumar V, Senthilkumar K, Akilamudhan P. Prediction of Liquid Holdup and Solid Holdup in Three-phase Fluidized Bed: Air/Newtonian and non-Newtonian Liquid Systems. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly. 2008 Dec 23;22(4):401-10.
  4. Sivakumar V, Senthilkumar K, Kannadasan T. Prediction of gas holdup in the three-phase fluidized bed: air/Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquid systems. Polish Journal of Chemical Technology. 2010 Jan 1;12(4):64-71.
  5. Venkatachalam S, Kandasamy K, Kandasamy S. Correlation for Prediction of Minimum Fluidization Velocity and Riser Liquid Holdup in Three-Phase External Loop Air Lift Fluidized Bed Reactor. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. 2010 Jan 1;8(1).
  6. Venkatachalam S, Kandasamy S. Prediction of minimum fluidization velocity in two-phase and three-phase fluidized beds: Air/Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. 2010 Jan 1;8(1).
  7. Kannadasan T, Sivakumar V, Basha C, Parwate A, Senthilkumar K, Kannan K. COD reduction studies of paper mill effluent using a batch recirculation electrochemical method. Polish Journal of Chemical Technology. 2011 Jan 1;13(3):37-41.
  8. Venkatachalam S, Palaniappan A, Kandasamy S, Kandasamy K. Prediction of gas hold-up in a combined loop air lift fluidized bed reactor using Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids. Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly/CICEQ. 2011;17(3):375-83.
  9. Venkatachalam S, Palianiappan A, Kandasamy S. Studies on minimum fluidization velocity and liquid hold in an internal loop airlift fluidized bed reactor. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. 2011 Jan 1;9(1):10-8.
  10. Kannan K, Senthilkumar K, Akilamudhan P, Sangeetha V, Manikandan B. Studies on effectiveness of low cost adsorbents in continuous column for textile effluents. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. 2012 Nov 1;2(6):398.
  11. Akilamudhan P, Sivakumar V, Mohanraj R, Senthilkumar K. Prediction of Solid holdup in an Internal Loop Airlift Fluidized Bed Reactor. Interntional J. ChemTech Res.. 2014;6:4460-7.
  12. Senthilkumar K, Akilamudhan P. Experimental Studies on Effect of Grinding Additives in Size Reduction Process. Interntional J. ChemTech Res..Vol.6, No.9, pp 4428-4433, 2014.
  13. Senthilkumar K, Akilamudhan P. Treatment of paper industry effluent using electrochemical method. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2016;9:265-7.
  14. Senthilkumar K, Sruthi S, Bharathiraja B, Praveenkumar R. A green technology approach for the innovative production of grease.Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016, Vol. 9, Issue 1,  pp. 295-297.
  15. Senthillkumar K, P.Akilamudhan, N.Sri Gokilavani, Kinetic studies on the removal of Cr (VI) using natural adsorbent, SSRG International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research, Vol. 4, issue1, 2017, pp. 29-54.
  16.  Senthilkumar K, Akilamudhan P, Sri Gikilavani N, Hydrodynamic studies in Multiphase Internal Loop Airlift Fluidized Bed, SSRG International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research, Vol. 4, issue1, 2017, pp. 22-28.
  17. Senthilkumar K, Chitradevi V, Mothil S,M.Naveenkumar, Sri Kogilavani N,Kinetic and adsorption of removal of Ni(II) ions by using Egg Shell Powder. International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 2, Issue 2, 2018. pp. 41-50.
  18. Senthilkumar K, Chitradevi V, Mothil S, Naveen Kumar M, Adsorption Studies on Treatment of Textile wastewater using Low Cost adsorbent, Desalination and Wastewater treatment, 2018, Vol. 123, pp. 90-100
  19. V. Chitra Devi, S. Mothil, K.Senthilkumar,  B.Karthick, Biogenic synthesis of PdNCs embedded α-Fe2O3 microspheres using Myrtus cumini L. leaf extract and a Box-Behnken optimization of its Fenton-like catalytic activity, Global NEST Journal, Vol 21, No 3, pp 410-421.

Paper Presented in National Conferences
  1. K.Senthilkumar. "Treatment Of Paper Mill Effluent By Electrochemical Method". National conference of ENVIRO-2001, September 2001
  2. K.Senthilkumar. "Liquid-solid semi fluidization of heterogeneous mixtures: prediction of minimum and maximum semi-fluidization velocity using internal". CHEMCON 2002 (Indian Chemical Engineering Congress), December 2002
  3. K.Senthilkumar. "Treatment of distillery effluent by electro chemical method". CHEMCON 2002(Indian Chemical Engineering Congress), December 2002
  4. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies on semi-fluidization: prediction of packed bed formation and clear zone height using Kenics-mixing elements". CHEMCON 2002(Indian Chemical Engineering Congress), December 2002
  5. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies and analysis on extraction of rice bran oil". CHEMCON 2003, December 2003
  6. K.Senthilkumar. "Defluoridation of steel industry effluent using high density sludge precipitation method". CHEMCON 2003, December 2003
  7. K.Senthilkumar. "Recovery of caustic from wash water of mercerizing process and recycle of treated water". CHEMCON 2003, December 2003
  8. K.Senthilkumar. "Comparative study on removal of chromium by chemical coagulation and electro  coagulation from tannery effluent". 11th National Convention for Electrochemists, December 2003
  9. K.Senthilkumar. RTD studies in a Electrochemical reactor, 11th National convention for Electrochemists, December 2003.
  10. K.Senthilkumar. "Recovery of Chromium ions from chrome plating industry effluent by using Electrodiaresis method".11th National convention for Electrochemists, December 2003
  11. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies and determination of EOD in the nodic oxidation of pulp and paper mill effluent". 11th National convention for Electrochemists, December 2003
  12. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies on the characterization and effective utilization of various solid wastes". Safety-Health-Environment (SHE-2004), February 2004
  13. K.Senthilkumar. "Alternative fuels for minimizing automobile pollution". Safety-Health-Environment(SHE-2004), February 2004
  14. K.Senthilkumar. "Safety in Material handling". Safety-Health-Environment (SHE-2004), February2004
  15. K.Senthilkumar. "Precautionary methods against fire". Safety-Health-Environment (SHE-2004), February2004
  16. K.Senthilkumar. "Techno-economic feasibility studies on the characterization and effective utilization of an assortment of solid waste". Indian Chemical Engineering Congress  (CHEMCON-2004), December 2004
  17. K.Senthilkumar. "Convince of chemicals on size lessening of materials". Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2004), December 2004
  18. K.Senthilkumar. "Cellular Polymers".  Indian Chemical Engineering Congress  (CHEMCON-2004), December 2004
  19. K.Senthilkumar. "Hydrodynamic studies on sedimentation of solid particles". Indian Chemical Engineering Congress  (CHEMCON-2004), December 2004
  20. K.Senthilkumar. "Polymers in Tissue Engineering". Indian Chemical Engineering Congress  (CHEMCON-2004), December 2004
  21. K.Senthilkumar. "Sway of grinding aids on grinding of materials". Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2004), December 2004
  22. K.Senthilkumar. "Prediction of bed voidage in three phase fluidized bed reactor" Indian Chemical Engg. Congress  (CHEMCON 2006), December 2006
  23. K.Senthilkumar. "Grinding studies in autogenous and semi-autogenous ball mills". Indian Chemical Engg. Congress  (CHEMCON 2006), December 2006
  24. K.Senthilkumar. "Anodic oxidation of organic pollutants of distillery effluent by electro- chemical method".Indian Chemical Engg. Congress  (CHEMCON 2006), December 2006
  25. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies on sedimentation rate constants  of calcium carbonate slurry". Indian Chemical Engg. Congress  (CHEMCON 2006), December 2006.
  26. K.Senthilkumar. "Convective heat transfer studies in jacketed vessel under natural and forced conditions Indian Chemical Engg". Congress  (CHEMCON 2006), December 2006.
  27. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies on kinetics and optimum conditions of bentonite clay activation process" Indian Chemical Engg. Congress  (CHEMCON 2006), December 2006.
  28. K.Senthilkumar. "Effect of Grinding additives on grinding of materials national conference on applications of advanced quality methods in engg. And technology". (AAQMENT-06), February 2006
  29. K.Senthilkumar. “Hydrodynamic studies on sedimentation of various solid materials, National conference on Applications of Advanced Quality Methods in Engg. and Technology AAQMENT-06), February 2006
  30. K.Senthilkumar. "Size reduction studies of solid material using grinding additives". National Conference on Frontiersin Chemical Engg. -2007 December 2007.
  31. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies on prediction of phase holdups in three-phase fluidized bed reactor using Newtonian  fluids". National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engg. -2007, December 2007
  32. K.Senthilkumar. "Adsorption of metal ions using Tree leaves". National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engg. -2007, December 2007
  33. K.Senthilkumar. "An experimental study for the prediction of liquid holdup in a three-phase fluidized bed using Non-Newtonian fluids". Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON 2007), December 2007
  34. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies on prediction of critical speed and power consumption in three-phase agitated vessel", Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON 2010), December 2010
  35. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies on removal of heavy metals from industrial effluent".  Indian Engineering Congress –ICE 2011, December 2011
  36. K.Senthilkumar. "Experimental studies on spiral heat exchangers for heat sensitive systems". Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON 2011,  December 2011
  37. K.Senthilkumar. "Kinetic Studies on Treatment of Textile Effluent Using Low Cost Adsorbent".   Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON 2011,  December 2011
  38. K.senthilkumar. “Studies on Biodecolorization Kinetics of Textile Dyes Using Bacterial Consortium”. Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON 2011,  December 2011
  39. K.Senthilkumar. “Best practices in education technology”.  15th ISTE TN & P Section convention,  December 2012
  40. K.Senthilkumar. “Techniques for creative teaching”. 15th ISTE TN & P Section convention,  December 2012
  41. K.Senthilkumar. “Building authentic learning environments”. 15th ISTE TN & P Section convention 2012, December 2012
  42. K.Senthilkumar “Problem based learning in engineering class rooms”. 15th ISTE TN & P Section convention 2012,  December 2012
  43. K.Senthilkumar. “Experimental studies on influence of grinding additives in size reduction process”. National conference on Recent trends in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering-RTBCE 2014, August 2014
  44. K.Senthilkumar. “Prediction of Solid hold up in an internal loop airlift fluidized bed reactor”. National conference on  Recent trends in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering-RTBCE 2014 August 2014
  45. K.Senthilkumar. “Adsorption of dyes from textile using novel adsorbents”.  National conference on  Recent trends in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering-RTBCE 2014, August 2014
  46. K.Senthilkumar. “Prediction of bed voidage in three-phase fluidized bed :Air/Newtonian and Non Newtonian Liquid systems”. 2nd International conference on Bio-energy, Environment and sustainable technologies, January 2015
  47. K.Senthilkumar. “Treatment of paper mill effluent using electrochemical method”. 2nd International conference on Bio-energy, Environment and sustainable technologies, January 2015
  48. K.Senthilkumar. “Batch studies on removal of nickel from industrial effluent”. 2nd International Conference On Bio-Energy Environment And Sustainable Technologies, January 2015
  49. K.Senthilkumar. “An green technology approach for the innovative production of grease”.  Recent Trends In Biotechnology And Chemical Engineering RTBCE 2015, August 2015
  50. K.Senthilkumar. “Dyeing of cotton with eco-friendly natural dyes obtained from flowers”. International Conference on Modern, Intelligent and Green Manufacturing, December 2015
  51. K.Senthilkumar, “Treatment of paper mill effluent by using electro-coagulation technique”. National conference on Advances in Science & Engineering Research, March 2016
  52. K.Senthilkumar, “Treatment of Industrial Effluent Using Coagulation Techniques”. National Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Biologi-cal, Energy and Environmental Engineering,  August 2017
  53. K.Senthilkumar, “Experimental Investigation on Treatment of Textile Industry Effluent Using Electro- Coagulation Technique”. Kalam Young Researchers Conference-01, October 2017
  54. K.Senthilkumar, “Treatment of Tannery Effluent using Electrocoagulation with Electrolytic Recirculation”. Kalam Young Researchers Conference-01,  October 2017
Paper Presented in International Conferences
  1. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies on the characterization and effective utilization of various industrial solid waste". international conference on emerging technology (ICET-2004), December 2004
  2. K.Senthilkumar. "Studies on influence of Chemicals on Comminution of solid Materials". International conference of Resource Utilization of Intelligent Systems (INCRUIS-2006), January 2006
  3. K.Senthilkumar. "RTD Studies and Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent". International conference of Resource Utilization of Intelligent Systems (INCRUIS-2006), January 2006
  4. K.Senthilkumar. "An Investigation On Removal Of Chromium By Chemical Coagulation And Electro Coagulation From Electroplating Effluent". International conference of Resource Utilization of Intelligent Systems (INCRUIS-2006), January 2006
  5. K.Senthilkumar. "Prediction Of Liquid Holdup In Three Phase Fluidized Bed Reactor".  International conference of Resource Utilization of Intelligent Systems (INCRUIS-2006), January 2006
  6. K.Senthilkumar. "Application of Cashew Nut  shell liquid as sand core binder". International conference of Resource Utilization of Intelligent Systems (INCRUIS-2006), January 2006
  7. K.Senthilkumar. "Influence of Grinding aids in Mineral Processing". International Conference on Advanced Material Processing & Characterization, August 2006
  8. K.Senthilkumar. "Chrome Tanning –An Enzymatic Approach". International Interdisciplinary Conference on Sustainable Technologies for Environmental Protection IICSTEP 06, January 2006
  9. K.Senthilkumar.  “Treatment of removal of heavy metal from an industrial effluent”.  International Conference on Modern Intelligent and Green Manufacturing, December 2015
  10. K.Senthilkumar. “Studies on electrochemical treatment of industrial effluent by using electro coagulation method”. International Conference on Modern, Intelligent and Green Manufacturing,  December 2015
  11. K.Senthilkumar. “Dyeing of cotton with eco-friendly natural dyes obtained from flowers”. International Conference on Modern, Intelligent and Green Manufacturing, December 2015
Books/Book Chapter Published
  1. K. Senthilkumar, M. Naveen Kumar, V. Chitra Devi, K. Saravanan, S. Easwaramoorthi published Book Chapter "Agro-Industrial Waste Valorization to Energy and Value Added Products for Environmental Sustainability", in Biomass valorization to Bio-energy, Springer, 2019; pp.1-10.
  2. M. Naveen Kumar and  K. Senthilkumar published Book Chapter "Captivating Technology for Generation of Bioenergy from Industrial Waste: Microbial Fuel Cell" in Biomass valorization to Bio-Energy, Springer, 2019; pp.85-96.
  3. V. Chitra Devi, S. Mothil, R. Sathish Raam, K. Senthilkumar published Book Chapter "Thermochemical Conversion and Valorization of Woody Lignocellulosic Biomass in Hydrothermal Media" in Biomass valorization to Bio-Energy, Springer, 2019; pp.45-64.
  4. K.Senthilkumar and M. Naveen Kumar, published Book Chapter "Generation of bioenergy from industrial waste using microbial fuel cell technology for the sustainable future" in Refining Biomass Residues for Sustainable future, Elsevier, 2020, pp. 181-193.
  5. K.Senthilkumar, M. Naveen Kumar. (2018) published Book Chapter on "Research aspects of bioenergy generation from waste using MFC” in Advances in Engineering Technology, Volume –I, AkiNik Publications, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-5335-124-3.

Courses Handled
  1. TQM -  Unit 1, Unit 2 & 3, Unit 4 & 5
  2. Corrosion Technology - UNIT I, UNIT II, UNIT III, UNIT IV & V
  3. Energy Technology - UNIT 1, UNIT 2, UNIT 3, UNIT 4, UNIT 5
  4. Risk Analysis - Unit I and II , Unit III, Unit IV, Unit V
Funded Research Projects                                                            

S.No Title of the Project Name of the Funding Agency  Grant Received
 Year
1

2


3


4
Establishment of SPDP Cell in KEC

Energy generation from waste


Hydrodynamic and RTD studies in a multi-phase fluidized bed reactor with data logger

Experimental investigation on treatment of industrial effluent using electrochemical method 
AICTE, New Delhi

TNSCST, Chennai


AICTE, New Delhi


ESEC, Erode
 Rs.11,89,000

Rs. 3,00,000


Rs.5,00,000


Rs. 40,000
 2019-2022

2019-2021


2009-2010


2012-2013

Funded Programmes Organized (Seminar/Conference/Workshop/FDP/STTP/Other)
S.No Title of the Programme Name of the Funding Agency
1

2


3



4


5


6
One day national seminar on carbon di oxide sequestration

Two days National seminar on innovative green technologies for the protection of atmosphere

National Seminar on Creating Awareness about Innovative Technologies to Alleviate Soil Water Repellency in Farming Land’s among Farmers at Rural Area

National seminar on Geologic sequestration of green house gasses for the sustainable development

Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp


FDP on Green Technology and its Applications
MoES, New Delhi

AICTE, New Delhi



MoES, New Delhi



SERB, New Delhi


EDII, Ahmadabad

AICTE, New Delhi