Manivannan Sethurajan PhD, MSc

Postdoc Researcher

Biography

Dr. Manivannan Sethurajan is an experienced environmental technology researcher with specialized training in biotechnology. In 2006, Dr. Sethurajan received his Master of technology (M.Tech) in Biotechnolgy from Anna University, India. Then he joined National University of Singapore, (NUS, Singapore) as a research engineer in the department of civil and environmental engineering. During this tenure, he conducted biotechnological investigations to recover resources (metals) from metallurgical wastes. Later, he enrolled in the “Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate” funded doctoral programme in University of Paris-EST (France). As part of PhD, he has had training internships in UNESCO-IHE, the Netherlands and Federal university of Minas Gerais and UNIMONTES (Brazil). The ultimate aim of his doctoral research project was to develop technology to recover resources from wastes. During doctoral research, Sethurajan mainly investigated various characteristics of the wastes, bio/hydrometallurgical leaching and selective recovery of metals from the wastes. In 2015, he obtained PhD degree in Environmental Technology and joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India as a SERB funded post-doctoral researcher. Currently, he joined IHE-Delft, the Netherlands as an experienced Post-Doc researcher. At IHE, he is working on a complementary EU COFUND funded project, focussing on resource recovery of critical and precious metals from solid and liquid wastes (acid mine drainage, e-wastes (WEEE) etc).

Research Summary

My main current research interests are,

1. Bio/hydrometallurgy and selective recovery of precious metals from electronic wastes (e-wastes or WEEE)

2. Solid hazardous waste management and resource recovery (critical elements selective recovery)

3. Nutrients (e.g. Phosphorus) leaching and recovery from sewage sludge/wastewater

Publications

Peer reviewed Publications

2018

  1. Sethurajan, M., van Hullebusch, E. D., & Nancharaiah, Y. V. (2018). Biotechnology in the management and resource recovery from metal bearing solid wastes: Recent advances. Journal of Environmental Management, 211, 138-153. (IF – 4.01). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.01.035
  2. Sethurajan M., van Hullebusch E.D., Fontana D., Akcil A., Deveci H., Batinic B., Leal J. P., Gasche T.A., Kucuker M.A., Kuchta K., Neto I.F.F., Soares H.M.V.M., Chmielarz A., (2018). Recent advances on hydrometallurgical recovery of critical and precious elements from end of life electronic wastes - a review – Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. (IF – 5.76). (Under review).

2017

  1. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Jain, R., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H., van Hullebusch, E. D. (2017). Leaching and selective zinc recovery from acidic leachates of zinc metallurgical leach residues. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 324, 71-82. (IF – 6.06). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.01.028
  2. Sethurajan, M., Lens, P. N. L, Rene, E. R., van de Vossenberg, J., Huguenot, D., Horn, H.A., Figueiredo, L.H., van Hullebusch, E. D. (2017). Bioleaching and selective biorecovery of zinc from zinc metallurgical leach residues from the Tres Marias zinc plant (Minas Gerais, Brazil). Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 92(3), 512-521. (IF – 3.15). https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.5026
  3. Rajasekar, A., Xiao, W., Sethurajan, M., Parthipan, P., Elumalai, P. (2017). Airborne bacteria associated with corrosion of mild steel 1010 and aluminum alloy 1100. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(9), 8120-8136. (IF – 2.74). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-8501-z
  4. Kuppusamy, S., Sethurajan, M., Kadarkarai, M., Aruliah, R. (2017). Biodecolourization of textile dyes by novel, indigenous Pseudomonas stutzeri MN1 and Acinetobacter baumannii MN3. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5(1), 716-724. (IF -1.3) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2016.12.021
  5. Sethurajan, M., Lens, P. N., Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H., van Hullebusch, E. D. (2017). Leaching and Recovery of Metals. In Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation Volume 2: Case studies (pp. 161-206). Springer, Cham. (Book Chapter). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61146-4_6

2016

  1. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H.,  van Hullebusch, E. D. (2016). Fractionation and leachability of heavy metals from aged and recent Zn metallurgical leach residues from the Tres Marias zinc plant (Minas Gerais, Brazil). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(8), 7504-7516. (IF – 2.74). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-6014-1
  2. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H.,  van Hullebusch, E. D. (2016). Leaching and selective copper recovery from acidic leachates of Tres Marias zinc plant (MG, Brazil) metallurgical purification residues. Journal of Environmental Management, 177, 26-35. (IF – 4.01). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.03.041

2012

  1. Sethurajan, M., Rajasekar, A., Karthikeyan O .P., Balasubramanian, R. (2012), Bioleaching of copper from black shale ore using mesophilic mixed populations in an Air Up-lift Bioreactor, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 11 (10), 1839-1848 (IF 1.2).

Conference Publications

  1. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H.,  van Hullebusch, E. D.,  “Metallurgical Sludges: from Mineralogical Characterization to Heavy Metals (Bio)leaching and (Bio)Recovery”, Summer school on contaminated soils, June, 2015, Paris France.
  2. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H.,  van Hullebusch, E. D., “Selective recovery of copper from hazardous zinc hydrometallurgical purification residues” in the G16 conference (Chalcogens in the environment), May 28 – 29, 2015, Delft, the Netherlands,.
  3. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H.,  van Hullebusch, E. D., “Toxicity, fractionation and leachability of heavy metals from Tres Marias Zn-metallurgical leach residues” in the Environmental impacts of mining and smelting symposium, January 8 – 9, 2015, Paris, France.
  4. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H.,  van Hullebusch, E. D., “Chemical, mineralogical, toxicity and leaching characteristics of Zn-metallurgical leach and purification residues” in the Responsible intervention in the environment symposium, August  25 – 29, 2014, Pirapora, Brazil.
  5. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H.,  van Hullebusch, E. D.,  “Metallurgical Sludges: from Mineralogical Characterization to Heavy Metals (Bio)leaching and (Bio)Recovery”,. Summer school: biological treatment of solid waste, June, 2014, Cassino, Italy,.
  6. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H.,  van Hullebusch, E. D., “The biological sulfur cycle at work for metal recovery from metallurgical sludges” in the Latin-American congress XIV CBGQ, October 13 – 18, 2013, Diamentina, Brazil.
  7. Sethurajan, M., Huguenot, D., Lens, P. N. L, Horn, H. A., Figueiredo, L. H.,  van Hullebusch, E. D., Metallurgical sludges: from mineralogical characterization to heavy metals bioleaching and bi)recovery. Summer school on contaminated sediments, June, 2013, Delft, the Netherlands,.
  8. SethurajanM., Karthiekyan, O. P., Rajasekar, A., Balasubramanian, R., “Bioleaching of copper from black shale ore using mesophilic mixed populations in an Air Up-lift Bioreactor”, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology 2012, Bologna, Italy.
  9. Rajasekar, A., SethurajanM., Karthiekyan, O. P., Balasubramanian, R., “Comparative Evaluation of Two Bioreactors for Bioleaching of Cu, Fe and Ag from chalcopyrite by Leptospirillum ferrooxidans”, BioMicroWorld 2011, Spain
  10. Karthiekyan, O. P., SethurajanM., Rajasekar, A., Balasubramanian, R., “Bioleaching of precious metals from low-grade copper ores using mixed consortium in air-uplift bioreactors: performance evaluation under single and two stage configurations”, BioMicroWorld 2011, Spain
  11. Karthiekyan, O. P., SethurajanM., Rajasekar, A., Balasubramanian, R., “Microwave-Assisted Pre-Treatment of Black Shale for Removal of Carbonaceous Matter”, 6th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2012, USA.

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