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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Paitip Thiravetyan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Paitip Thiravetyan
(Head of Remediation Laboratory)


Division of Biotechnology, School of Bioresources and Technology
King Mongkut' s University of Technology Thonburi (Bangkhuntien Campus)
49 Soi Tientalay  25  Bangkuntien Chai Talay Thakham, Bangkhuntien, Bangkok, 10150, Thailand
Tel (office): (66-2) 4707535                           Fax (office): (66-2) 4523455
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Setsungnoen, A., Treesubsuntorn, C., Thiravetyan, P. (2017) The influence of different light quality and benzene on gene expression and benzene degradation of Chlorophytum comosum, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Accept

Teamkao, P., Techkarnjararuk, S., Kullavanijaya,P. and Thiravetyan, P. (2017) cof diethylene glycol from stationery industry, Desalination andWater Treatment, 60, 114-121



Fahrizal,A., Sudtida, P. Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Kinetic studies using a linear regression analysisfor a sorption phenomenon of 17a-methyltestosterone by Salvinia cucullata in anactive plant reactor, Environmental Engineering Research, 21(4), 384-392.


Maneesuwannarat,S. , Vangnai, A., Yamashita, M.  and Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Bioleaching of gallium from gallium arsenide byCellulosimicrobium funkei and its application to semiconductor/electronicwastes, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 99, 80-87.


Sangthong,S. Suksabye, P. and Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Air-borne xylene degradation byBougainvillea buttiana and the role of epiphytic bacteria in the degradation,Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 126, 273-280.


Suksabye,P., Pimthong, A. Dhurakit, P., Mekvichitsaeng, P. and Thiravetyan, P. (2016)Effect of biochars and microorganisms on cadmium accumulation in rice grainsgrown in Cd-contaminated soil, Environmental Science and Pollution Research,23, 962-973.


Arnamwong,S., Suksabye, P. and Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Using kaolin in reduction ofarsenic in rice grains: Effect of different types  of kaolin, pH and arsenic complex, Bullatinof Environmental Contamination & Toxicology, 96, 556-561.


Khaksar,G., Treesubsuntorn, Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Endophytic Bacillus cereus ERBP -Clitoria ternatea interactions: Potentials for enhancement of gaseousformaldehyde removal, Environmental and Experimental Botany, 126, 10-20.


Sriprapat,W. and Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Efficacy of ornamental plants for benzene removalfrom contaminated air andwater: effect of plant associated bacteria,International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 113, 262-268 .


Hata,M., Amano, Y., Thiravetyan, P. and, Machida, M. (2016) Preparation of bamboochars and bamboo activated carbons to remove color and COD from ink wastewater,Water Environment Research, 88, 87-96.


Toabaita,M.,  Vangnai, A. S. and Thiravetyan, P.(2016) Removal of Ethylbenzene from Contaminated Air by Zamioculcas zamiifoliaand Microorganisms Associated on Z. zamiifolia leaves, Water, Air, & SoilPollution, 227:115.


Khaksar,G., Treesubsuntorn, Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Effect of endophytic Bacillus cereusERBP inoculation into non-native host: Potentials and challenges for airborneformaldehyde removal, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 107, 326-336.


Maneesuwannarat,S., Teamkao, P. , Vangnai, A., Yamashita, M. and Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Possible mechanism of gallium bioleachingfrom gallium nitride (GAN) by Arthrobacter creatinolyticus: Role of aminoacids/peptides/proteins bindings with gallium, Process Safety and EnvironmentalProtection, 103, 36-45.


Boraphech,P. and  Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Cleanup ofTrimethylamine (fishy odor) contaminated air by various species of Sansevieriasp. and their leaf materials, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 18,1002-1013.


Treesubsuntorn,C. and Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Application of P.putida TISTR152 immobilized onplant leaves  for benzene adsorption,Clean-Soil, Air, Water, 44 (8), 915-921.


Siswanto,D., Chhon, Y. and Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Uptake and degradation oftrimethylamine by Euphorbia milii, Environmental Science and PollutionResearch, 23, 17067-17076.


Saiyood,S., Inthorn, D., Vangnai, A. S. and Thiravetyan, P. (2016) 1,2-DCA removal bythe Bruguiera gymnorhiza plant and the role of Pseudomonas putida BCC 23535,Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 16, 1313-1319.


Khaksar,G., Treesubsuntorn, Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Euphorbia milii-endophytic bacteriainteractions affects hormonal levels of the native host differently undervarious airborne pollutants, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 29 (9), pp.663-673.


Leechart,P., Inthorn, D. and Thiravetyan, P. (2016) Adsorption of antimony by bagassefly ash: chemical modification and adsorption mechanism, Water EnvironmentResearch, 88 (9), 907-912.




Goto,T., Amano, Y., Thiravetyan, P. and Machida, M. Efficient nitrate removal byCa-treated activated carbon derived from agricultural residues, Desalinationand Water treatment, accepted.


Teamkao,P., Techkarnjararuk, S., Kullavanijaya, P. and Thiravetyan, P. Comparison ofbioremediation and phytoremediation in treatment of diethylene glycol fromstationery industry, Desalination and Water Treatment, accepted.


Boraphech,P. and Thiravetyan, P. (2015) Removal of trimethylamine (fishy odor) by C3 andCAM plants, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, 11543-11557(impact factor 2014 = 2.828).


Leechart,P., Inthorn, D. and Thiravetyan, P. (2015) Effect of NaCl to antimony andphthalate compounds leached from PET bottles, Water Science and Technology:Water Supply, 15, 766-772.


Aung,L. L.,Tertre, E., Suksabye, P., Worasith, N., Thiravetyan, P. (2015) Effect ofalumina content and surface area of acid-activated kaolin on bleaching of ricebran oil, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 92, 295-304.


Boraphech,P. and  Thiravetyan, P. (2015)Trimethylamine (fishy odor) adsorption by biomaterials: effect of fatty acids,alkanes, and aromatic compounds in waxes, Journal of Hazadous Materials, 284,269-277.


Dolphen,R. and Thiravetyan, P. (2015) Phytodegradation of ethanolamines by Cyperusalternifolius: Effect of molecular size, International Journal ofPhytoremediation, 17, 686-692.


Arnamwong,S., Longhu, W., Hub, P., Yuan, B.,Thiravetyan, P. , Luo, Y., Christie P. (2015)Phytoextraction of cadmium and zinc by Sedum plumbizincicola using differentnitrogen fertilizers, a nitrification inhibitor and a urease inhibitor,International Journal of Phytoremediation, 17, 382-390.


Teamkao,P. and Thiravetyan, P. (2015) Phytoremediation of mono-, di-, and triethyleneglycol by Echinodorus cordifolius L. Griseb, International Journal ofPhytoremediation, 17, 93-100.




Aung,L.L., Tertre, E., Worasith, N., Suksabye, P. and Thiravetyan, P. (2014) Thecapacity of activated kaolins to remove color pigments from the rice bran oil:the effects of acid concentration and pre-heating prior to activation, ClayMinerals, 49, 513-526.


ThongthaS., Teamkao, P., Boonapatcharoen, N., Tripetchkul, S., Techkarnjararuk, S. and Thiravetyan, P. (2014) Phosphorus removal from domestic wastewater by Nelumbonucifera Gaertn. and Cyperus alternifolius L., J of Environmental. Management.,137, 54-60.


Sriprapat,W., Suksabye, P., Areephak, S., Klantup, P., Waraha, A., Sawattan, A. and Thiravetyan, P. (2014) Uptake of toluene and ethylbenzene by plants: removal ofvolatile indoor air contaminants, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 102,147-151.


Sriprapat,W., Boraphech and Thiravetyan, P. (2014) Factors affecting xylene-contaminatedair removal by the ornamental plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia, Environmental Scienceand Pollution Research, 21, 2603-2610.




Treesubsuntorn,C., Suksabye, P., Weangjun, S. Pawana, F. and Thiravetyan, P. (2013) Benzeneadsorption by plant leaf materials: Effect of quantity and composition of wax,,  Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 224(9), 1736.


Sriprapat,W. and Thiravetyan, P. (2013) Phytoremediation of BTEX from indoor air byZamioculcas zamiifolia,  Water, Air,& Soil Pollution, 224, 1482.


Saiyood,S., Vangnai, A. S., Inthorn, D. and Thiravetyan, P. (2013) Phytoremediation ofbisphenol A and total dissolved solids by the mangrove plant, Bruguieragymnorhiza, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 15 (5), 427-438.




Saiyood,S., Vangnai, A. S., Inthorn, D. and Thiravetyan, P. (2012) Treatment of totaldissolved solids from plastic industrial effluent by halophytic plants, Water,Air, & Soil Pollution, 223, 4865-4873.


Treesubsuntorn,C. and Thiravetyan, P. (2012) Removal of benzene from indoor air by Dracaenasanderiana: Effect of wax and stomata, Atmospheric Environment, 57, 317-321.


Maneesuwannarat,D., Maneesuwannarat, S., Nilratnisakorn, S. and Thiravetyan, P. (2012) Effectof silicon on calcium, proline, growthrate and salt stress of narrow-leavedcattails in synthetic reactive dye wastewater, International Journal ofPhytoremediation, 15, 24-37.


Suksabye,P. and Thiravetyan, P. (2012) Cr(VI) adsorption from electroplating wastewaterby chemically modified coir pith, J. of Environmental Management, 102, 1-8.


Torit,J., Siangdung, W. and Thiravetyan, P. (2012) Phosphorus removal from domesticwastewater by Echinodorus cordifolius L., J. of Environmental Science andHealth Part A, 47, 1-13.




Worasith,N., Goodman, B. A., Jeyachoke, N. and Thiravetyan, P. (2011) Decolorization ofrice bran oil using modified kaolin, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’Society, 88, 2005-2014.


Worasith,N., Goodman, B. A., Neampan, J., Jeyachoke, N. and Thiravetyan, P. (2011)Characterisation of modified kaolin from the Ranong deposit Thailand by XRD,XRF, SEM, FTIR and EPR techniques, Clay Minerals, 46, 539-559.


Noonpui,P. and Thiravetyan, P. (2011) Treatment of reactive azo dye from wastewater byburhead (Echinodorus cordifolius L.) in constructed wetland: Effect ofmolecular size, J. of Environmental Science and Health Part A, 46, 709-714.


Sriprapat,W. and Thiravetyan, P. (2011) Phytoremediation of diethylene glycolcontaminated wastewater by Echinodorus cordifolius, International Journal ofPhytoremediation, 13, 592-600.


Dolphen,R. and Thiravetyan, P. (2011) Adsorption of melanoidins by chitin nanofibers,Chemical Engineering Journal, 166, 90-895.


Sriprapat,W., Koompai, S., Techkarnjanaruk, S. and Thiravetyan, P. (2011) Diethyleneglycol removal by Echinodorus cordifolius (L.): The role of plant-microbeinteractions, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 185, 1066-1072.




Teamkao,P. and Thiravetyan. P. (2010) Phytoremediation of ethylene glycol and itsderivatives by the burhead plant (Echinodorus cordifolius (L.)): Effect ofmolecular size, Chemosphere, 81, 1069-1074.


Noonpui,S., Thiravetyan, P., Nakbanpote, W. and Netpradit, S. (2010) Color removal fromwater-based ink wastewater by bagasse fly ash, sawdust fly ash and activatedcarbon, Chemical Engineering Journal, 162, 503-508.


Suksabye,P., Worasith, N., Thiravetyan, P., Nakajima, A. and Goodman, B. A. (2010) Areinvestigation of EXAFS and EPR spectroscopic measurements of chromium (VI)reduction by coir pith, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 180, 759-763.


Saiyood,S., Vangnai, A. S., Thiravetyan, P. and Inthorn, D. (2010) Bisphenol A removalby the Dracaena plant and the role of plant-associating bacteria, J. ofHazardous Materials, 178, 777-785.


Inthorn,D., Tipprasertsin, K., Thiravetyan, P. and Khan, E. (2010) Color removal fromtextile wastewater by using treated flute reed in a fixed bed column, J. ofEnvironmental Science and Health Part A, 45, 637-644.


Simaratanamongkol,A. and Thiravetyan, P. (2010) Decolorization of melanoidin by activated carbonobtained from bagasse bottom ash, J of Food Engineering, 96, 14-17.




Ewecharoen,A., Thiravetyan, P., Wendel, E. and Bertagnolli, H. (2009) Nickel adsorption bysodium polyacrylate-grafted activated carbon, J. of Hazardous Materials, 171,335-339.


Nilratnisakorn,S., Thiravetyan, P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2009) A constructed wetland model forsynthetic reactive dye wastewater treatment by narrow-leaved cattails (Typhaangustifolia Linn.), Water Science & Technology, 1565-1574.


Aworn,A., Thiravetyan, P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2009) Preparation of CO2 activatedcarbon from corncob for monoethylene glycol adsorption, Colloids and SurfacesA: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects,333, 19-25.


Suksabye,P., Nakajima, A., Thiravetyan, P. , Baba, Y. and  Nakbanpote, W.  (2009) Mechanism of Cr(V) adsorption by coirpith studied by ESR and adsorption kinetic, J. of Hazardous Materials,161,1103-1108.


Leechart,P., Nakbanpote, W. and Thiravetyan, P. (2009) Application of ‘waste’ wood shaving bottom ash for adsorption of azoreactive dye, J. of Environmental Management, Vol. 90, 912-920.




Suksabye,P., Thiravetyan, P. , Nakbanpote, W.  (2008)Column study of chromium (VI) adsorption from electroplating industry bycoconut coir pith, J. of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 160, 56-62.


Aworn,A., Thiravetyan, P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2008) Preparation and characteristicsof agricultural waste activated carbon by physical activation having micro- andmesopores, J. of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis,82,279-285.


Ewecharoen,A., Thiravetyan, P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2008) Comparison of nickel adsorptionfrom electroplating rinse water by coir pith and modified coir pith, ChemicalEngineering Journal, 137, 181-188.




Nilratnisakorn,S., Thiravetyan, P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2007) Synthetic reactive dye wastewatertreatment by Narrow-leaved cattails (Typha angustifolia Linn.): effects of dye,salinity and metals, Science of the Total Environment, 384, 67-76.


Nakbanpote,W., Goodman, B. A. and Thiravetyan, P. (2007) Copper adsorption on rice huskderived materials studied by EPR and FTIR, Colloid and Surface A:Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 304, 7-13.


Dolphen,R., Sakkayawong, N., Thiravetyan, P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2007)  Adsorptionof synthetic reactive dye wastewater onto modified chitin , J. of HazardousMaterials, Vol. 145, 250-255.


Suksabye,P., Thiravetyan, P. , Nakbanpote, W. and Chayabutra, S. (2007) Chromium removalfrom electroplating wastewater by coir pith, J. of Hazardous Materials, Vol.141, 637-644.




Aworn,A., Thiravetyan. P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2005) Recovery of gold from gold slagby wood shaving fly ash, J. of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 287, 394-400.


Sakkayawong,N., Thiravetyan, P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2005) Adsorption mechanism of syntheticreactive dye wastewater by chitosan, J. of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.286, 36-42.




Netpradit,S., Thiravetyan, P., Nakbanpote, W. , Rattanakajhonsakul, K., Tantarawong andS., Jantarangsri, P. (2004) Waste metal hydroxide sludge as a newadsorbent,  Environmental EngineeringScience, Vol. 21, No. 5, 575-582.


Songkroah,C., Nakbanpote, W. and Thiravetyan, P. (2004) Recovery of silver-thiosulphatecomplexes by chitin, Process Biochemistry, Vol. 39, 1553-1559.


Inthorn,D., Singhtho. S., Thiravetyan, P. and Khan, E. (2004) Decolorization of basic,direct and reactive dyes by pre-treated narrow-leaved cattail (Typhaangustifolia Linn.), Bioresource Technology, Vol. 94, 299-306.


Netpradit,S., Thiravetyan, P. and Towprayoon, S. (2004) Adsorption of 3 azo reactive dyesby metal hydroxide sludge: Effect of temperature, pH and electrolytes Journalof Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 270, No. 2, 255-261.


NetpraditS., Thiravetyan, P. and Towprayoon, S. (2004) Evaluation of metal hydroxidesludge for reactive dye adsorption in a fixed-bed column system, WaterResearch, Vol. 38, No. 1, 71-78.




Netpradit,S., Thiravetyan, P. and Towprayoon, S. (2003) Application of ‘Waste’ metalhydroxide sludge for  adsorption of azoreactive dyes, Water Research, Vol. 37, No. 4, 763-772.




Nakbanpote,W., Thiravetyan, P., and Kalambaheti, C. (2002) Comparision of gold adsorptionby Chlorella vulgaris, rice husk and activated carbon, Minerals Engineering,15, 549-552.




Nakbanpote,W., Thiravetyan, P. and Kalambaheti, C. (2000) Preconcentration of gold by ricehusk ash, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 4, 391-400.


Wilawan,S., Thiravetyan, P. and Tanticharoen, M. (2000) A possible mechanism of Zn2+uptake by living cells of Penicillium sp., Biotechnology Letters, Vol. 22, No.21, 1709-1712.

Patent/Petty Patent

Thiravetyan P, Dolphen R., Treesubsuntorn C., P. Dhurakit, (2016) Air Rotating Biofilter (Petty Patent number 12889 July, 20 2017).

Dolphen R., Treesubsuntorn C., and Thiraveyan P., (2014) Biofilter for treatment of volatile organic compounds and process of production(Petty Patent number 12237 December, 28 2016).

Thiravetyan, P., Nilratnisakorn, S., Maneesuwannarat, S., Dhurakit, P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2014) Treatment system of wastewater containing color and/or organic compounds in wetland including adjusted containers (Petty Patent No. 9321).

Thiravetyan, P., Nakbanpote, W. and Dolphen, R. (2013) Process of treatment of cadmium-contaminated soil (Petty Patent No. 8047).

Thiravetyan, P., Aworn, A. and Nakbanpote, W. (2010) Process of production of activated carbon from corncob (Petty Patent No. 5434).

Thiravetyan, P., Leechart, P., Suksabye, P. and Nakbanpote, W. (2009) Process of preparation of coir pith as an adsorbent in cylinder container for treatment of heavy metal from industrial factory (Petty Patent No. 4900)

Thiravetyan, P., Dolphen, R., Sakkayawong, N. and Nakbanpote, W. (2007) Process of modified chitin by sodium hyperchlorite (Petty Patent No. 4003)

Thiravetyan, P., Nakbanpote, W., Netpradit, S. and Thiraket, P. (2005) Wastewater containing color and/or heavy metals system and process to treatment of wastewater containing color and/or heavy metals ( Petty Patent No. 1887)