University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Engineering
     
  
 

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Vasanthi Sethu

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

Contact

  • workRoom CLG03 Block C
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
  • work+6 (03) 8924 8135
  • fax+6 (03) 8924 8017

Expertise Summary

Wastewater treatment - biosorption technology; Palm oil mill effluent treatment - coagulation and flocculation

Teaching Summary

Introductory Chemistry (Year 1); Chemistry in the Environment (Year 1); Chemical Engineering Design Project (Year 3)

Research Summary

1. Green water purification technologies - focusing coagulation-flocculation and biosorption

2. Botanical (natural) dye production from local plant waste materials

3. Emotional intelligence in education

Recent Publications

Past Research

Heavy metal removal and recycling from wastewater sludge; Carbon capture and sequestration

  • SAMUGGAM SUMITHA, VASANTHI SETHU, SIVADASAN SHALINI, SURESH V. CHINNI, SUBASH C.B. GOPINATH, SATHASIVAM KATHIRESAN, PERIASAMY ANBU and VEERASAMY RAVICHANDRAN, 2019. Durio zibethinus rind extract mediated green synthesis of silver nanoparticles: Characterization and biomedical applications Pharmacognosy Magazine. 15(60), 52-58
  • DEBABRATA PANDA, VASANTHI SETHU and SIVAKUMAR MANICKAM, 2019. Kinetics and Mechanism of Low-Frequency Ultrasound Driven Elimination of Trace Level Aqueous Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and Perfluorooctanoic acid Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification. 142, 107542
  • VASANTHI SETHU, ANURITA SELVARAJOO, LEE CHEE WEI, PAVITREN GANESAN, GOH SEE LIM and MOK XIN YUAN, 2019. Opuntia cactus as a novel bio-coagulant for the treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent(POME) Progress in Energy and Environment. 9, 11-26
  • VASANTHI SETHU, DHARSHINI VIJAYAKUMAR and SARAVANEDEVAN RAMACHANDARAN, 2019. Biosorption of Nickel, Copper and Zinc from Aqueous solutions using Azadirachta indica (neem) leaf powder In: 5th Postgraduate Colloquium for Environmental Research (POCER) 2019.
  • RAVICHANDRAN VEERASAMY, VASANTHI SETHU, SHALINI SIVADASAN, SYED ADNAN SHAH, MINAKETAN TRIPATHY and NEERAJ PALIWAL, 2019. Green synthesis, characterization, antibacterial, antioxidant and photocatalytic activity of Parkia speciosa leaves extract mediated silver nanoparticles Results in Physics. (In Press.)
  • VASANTHI SETHU, LAU PHEI LI and NOR HAZREN, 2018. Equilibrium and thermodynamic modeling for the biosorption of Cu(II) ions on lime (Citrus aurantifolia) peel biosorbents EPH - International Journal of Applied Science. 4(7), 850
  • BRIAN LEE CHOONG LEK, ANGELA PAUL PETER,, KEVIN HWANGQI CHONG, PAVITHRAN RAGU, VASANTHISETHU, ANURITA SELVARAJOO and SENTHIL KUMAR ARUMUGASAMY, 2018. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) using chickpea (Cicer arietinum) as a natural coagulant and flocculant: Evaluation, process optimization and characterization of chickpea powder Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 6, 6243-6255
  • CHEE YAP CHUNG, ANURITA SELVARAJOO, VASANTHI SETHU, APURAV KRISHNA KOYANDE, ARVIN ARPUTHAN and ZHI CHIEN LIM, 2018. Optimisation and Evaluation of Coagulation–Flocculation Process for Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) Treatment using Peanut–Okra and Wheat Germ–Okra Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. 20(9), 1951-1970
  • SAMUGGAM SUMITHA, VASANTHI SETHU, SIVADASAN SHALINI, SURESH V. CHINNI, SUBASH C.B. GOPINATH, PERIASAMY ANBU, MOHAMMED BAIDI BAHARI, RAJAK HARISH, SATHASIVAM KATHIRESAN and VEERASAMY RAVICHANDRAN, 2018. Phyto-Mediated Photo Catalysed Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Durio Zibethinus Seed Extract: Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activity and Photocatalytic Applications Molecules. 23(12), 3311
  • RAVICHANDRAN VEERASAMY, SUMITHA SAMMUGAM, VASANTHI SETHU, SURESH V. CHINNI, SUBASH CB GOPINATH and PERIYASAMY ANBU, 2018. DURIO ZIBETHINUS (DURIAN) FRUITS WASTE MEDIATED GREEN SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES: A GREEN APPROACH In: 3rd International Seminar on Pharmaceutical Science and Technology [3rd ISPST 2018]. 50
  • MANIMALA A/P SELVANATHAN, KHOO TIONG YANN, CHANG HAN CHUNG, ANURITA SELVARAJOO, SENTHIL KUMAR ARUMUGASAMY and VASANTHI SETHU, 2017. Adsorption of Copper(II) Ion from Aqueous Solution Using Biochar Derived from Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) Peel: Feedforward neural network modelling study Water, Air & Soil Pollution. 228(299),
  • CHUNG CHEE YAP, APURAV KRISHNA KOYANDE, ARVIN ARPUTHAN, LIM ZHI CHIEN, ANURITA SELVARAJOO and VASANTHI SETHU, 2017. Optimisation and Evaluation of Coagulation–Flocculation Process for Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) Treatment using Peanut–Okra and Wheat Germ–Okra In: 4th Postgraduate Colloquium for Environmental Research 2017 (POCER).
  • RAVICHANDRAN VEERASAMY, VASANTHI SETHU, SHALINI SIVADASAN, SYED ADNAN ALI SHAH and RAJAK HARISH, 2016. Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Atrocarpus altilis leaf extract and the study of antimicrobial and antioxidant activity Materials Letters. 180, 264-267
  • V.S. SETHU, A.C. MENDIS, S. CHIMBAYO, S. VEJAYAN and R.G. RAJIV, 2015. Fenugreek seeds for the treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. 6(2), 1-8
  • C.W. LEE, S.L. GOH, S. ANURITA and V.S. SETHU, 2015. Evaluation of novel plant-based coagulant-flocculants for the treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) In: 28th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2015), Oct. 21-22, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  • R. VEERASAMY, S. SIVADASAN, V.S. SETHU and H. RAJAK, 2015. Green synthesis of Parkia speciosa mediated silver nanoparticles- characterisation and evaluation of its antibacterial and antioxidant potential In: 12th Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society-Pharmacy Scientific Conference (MPS-PSC) 2015.
  • A.A. RASHID, V.S. SETHU and J. JEWARATNAM, 2014. Biosorption of Cu (II) ions from aqueous solutions using neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder: Biosorbent dosages and pH effects In: Proceedings of the Regional Conference on Chemical Engineering (RCCE14). 1-6
  • V.S. SETHU, A.C. MENDIS, S. CHIMBAYO, S. VEJAYAN and R.G. RAJIV, 2014. Fenugreek seeds for the treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) In: Proceedings of the 5th International Chemical and Environmental Engineering Conference (ICEEC-2014).
  • V.S. SETHU, 2014. Forests, Climate change and the UN-REDD Institution of Engineers (IEM) Bulletin. Aug 14(8), 13-18
  • V. S. SETHU, X. W. ANG, J. M. ANDRESEN AND M. SIVAKUMAR, 2013. Copper (II) ion removal from aqueous solutions using biosorption technology – Thermodynamic and SEM-EDX studies Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. 15, 401-407
  • V.S. SETHU, 2012. Biosorption technology for the clean-up of water and wastewater systems - a sustainable approach for the present and future generations In: Proceedings of the 2nd Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (ACSEE 2012), Osaka, Japan.
  • V.S. SETHU, Y.L. KUA, W.S. QUEK, K.V. LIM AND J.M. ANDRESEN, 2011. Adsorption thermodynamics of Cu (II) ions from wastewater using neem-leaf based biosorbents Journal of Environmental Research and Development. 6(1), 26-33
  • V.S. SETHU, X.W. ANG AND J.M. ANDRESEN, 2011. Thermodynamics of Copper (II) ion removal from aqueous solutions using biosorption technology In: Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER11), Surat, India.
  • V.S. SETHU, K. S. GOEY, F. R. IFFAH, C.M. KHOO AND J.M. ANDRESEN, 2010. Adsorption characteristics of Cu(II) ions in aqueous solutions using Mangifera indica (Mango) leaf biosorbents Journal of Environmental Research and Development. 5(2), 262-278
  • V.S. SETHU, K. S. GOEY, F. R. IFFAH, C.M. KHOO and J.M. ANDRESEN, 2010. Adsorption characteristics of Cu(II) ions in aqueous solutions using Mangifera indica (Mango) leaf biosorbents In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER10), Reduit, Mauritius.
  • V.S.SETHU, J.M. ANDRESEN, Y.L. KUA, W.S. QUEK AND K.V. LIM, 2010. Biosorption of Cu(II) ions from aqueous solutions using neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder - temperature and metal ion concentration effects In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Environment (ICENV10), University of Science Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • V.S. SETHU, 2010. Recovery of Heavy Metals from Electroplating Wastewater Sludge Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
  • SETHU, V. S, ANDERSEN, J. M and CLOKE, M., 2009. Biosorption of Cu (II) from wastewater using Azadirachta indica (Neem) leaves Journal of Environmental Research and Development. 3(3), 614-620
  • SETHU, V. S, ANDRESEN, J. M, BOO, E. L, NAQIUDDIN, K and LEE, E. W., 2009. Adsorption of Ni(II) ions from wastewater using lemon-peel based biosorbents In: Proceedings of the 16th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE09), Manila, Philippines. 418-421
  • SETHU, V. S, ANDERSEN, J. M and CLOKE, M., 2008. Biosorption of Cu (II) from wasterwater using Azadirachta indica (Neem) leaves In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER08), Goa, India. 210-216
  • SETHU, V. S, AZIZ, A. R and AROUA, M. K., 2008. Recovery and reutilisation of copper from metal hydroxide sludges Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. 10(2), 131-136
  • AZIZ, A.R, NIK MERIAM, N. S, SHALIZA, I and VASANTHI, S., 2007. Bubble size distribution: Comparison between six-bladed curve blade impeller and Rushton Turbine Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 1, 163-170
  • VASANTHI, S and VIJAI, V., 2007. Water Recycling in Food Processing (legislation, water purity standards, over-view of opportunities for recycling). In: Improving Water and Energy Management in Food Processing Woodhead Publishing, UK.
  • VASANTHI, S, AZIZ, A. R and AROUA, M. K., 2006. Mathematical modelling of silver dissolution from electroplating sludge In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Environment (ICENV06), University of Science Malaysia, Penang. 103
  • AZIZ, A. R, VASANTHI, S, NIK SULAIMAN, N. M and IBRAHIM, S., 2006. Bubble size distribution: Comparison between six-bladed curve blade impeller and Rushton turbine In: Proceedings of the 20th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE06), UITM, Shah Alam. 399-403
  • VASANTHI, S, AZIZ, A. R and AROUA, M. K., 2006. Recovery and reutilisation of copper from metal hydroxide sludges In: Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA/PRES06), Prague, Czech Republic. 1080
  • VIJAY, V, VASANTHI, S, AZIZ, A. R and ZALINA, N., 2005. A study on the potential of oil palm biomass as renewable energy in Malaysia In: Proceedings of the 12th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE05), Hanoi Vietnam; Hanoi University of Technology. 347-350
  • VASANTHI, S, AZIZ, A.R and AROUA, M. K., 2005. Selective recovery of aluminum and silver from electroplating wastes In: Proceedings of the AEESEAP International Conference 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (In Press.)
  • VASANTHI, S, AZIZ, A. R, SHALIZA, I and NIK SULAIMAN, N. M., 2005. The effects of impeller types and rotational speeds on bubble size distribution in a salt-water system In: Proceedings of the 12th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE05), Hanoi Vietnam: Hanoi University of Technology. 114-118
  • AZIZ, A.R, NIK MERIAM, N. S, SHALIZA, I and VASANTHI, S., 2004. Bubble breakup characteristics using Rushton turbine and Curve blade impellers In: Proceedings of the 18th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE04), Petronas University, Tronoh, Malaysia. 389-394
  • VASANTHI, S, AZIZ, A. R and AROUA, M. K., 2004. Metal recovery from electroplating wastewater sludge using acid dissolution techniques In: Proceedings of the 11th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE04), Bangkok, Thailand. 1-8
  • VASANTHI, S, AZIZ, A. R and AROUA, M. K., 2004. Selective recovery of heavy metals from an electroplating sludge using acid dissolution techniques In: . Proceedings of the Technica Postgraduate Symposium (TECHPOS04), University of Malaya. 1-6

Faculty of Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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