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Dr Vasanthadevi Aravinthan

Dr Vasanthadevi Aravinthan
Name Vasanthadevi Aravinthan
Position Senior Lecturer (Environmental Water Engineering)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z406
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2299
Extension 2299
Email
Qualifications BScEng Peradeniya , MEng Tokyo , PhD Tokyo

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Environmental Engineering ( 090700 )
  • Environmental Engineering Design ( 090701 )

Research interests
Advanced water/wastewater treatment processes
Development of activated carbon and its composites from agricultural wastes for water treatment
Integrated treatment for brackish groundwater
Harnessing energy from organic waste
Novel coagulants from by-products of steel industries for wastewater treatment
Engineering Education

Professional memberships
Member of the Engineers, Australia (EA)
Member of Australian Water Association (AWA)
Committee Member of Water Efficiency Specialist Network, Australian Water Association (AWA)
Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE)
Associate Member, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)
Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLASS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Examiner, ENV4203 - Public Health Engineering
Examiner, CIV2702 - Municipal Services
Examiner- ENV4205 - Water and wastewater treatment
Examiner, ENV3904 - Environmental Engineering Practice
Assistant examiner, CIV3907 - Civil System Practice
Moderator, ENV2103 - Hydraulics 1
Moderator, ENV2105 - Applied Chemistry and Microbiology
Moderator, ENV4204 – Environmental Technology
Moderator, CIV3703 - Transport engineering

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
18 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
9 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Program Coordinator for Bachelor of Engineering Science (BENS - Civil and Infrastructure management)

Research most recent
Rioyo, Javier and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Bundschuh, Jochen (2019) The effect of ‘High-pH pretreatment’ on RO concentrate minimization in a groundwater desalination facility using batch air gap membrane distillation. Separation and Purification Technology, 227 (227 - 115699). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1383-5866

Wongcharee, Surachai and Aravinthan, Vasantha (2019) Application of mesoporous magnetic nanosorbent developed from macadamia nut shell residues for the removal of recalcitrant melanoidin and its fractions. Separation Science and Technology. ISSN 0149-6395

Ricca, Henry and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Gnanamanikam, Mahinthakumar (2019) Modeling chloramine decay in full-scale drinking water supply systems. Water Environment Research. pp. 1-14.


Research most notable
Rioyo, Javier and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Bundschuh, Jochen and Lynch, Mark (2018) Research on ‘high-pH precipitation treatment’ for RO concentrate minimization and salt recovery in a municipal groundwater desalination facility. Desalination, 439 . pp. 168-178. ISSN 0011-9164

Wongcharee, Surachai and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Erdei, Laszlo and Sanongraj, Wipada (2017) Use of macadamia nut shell residues as magnetic nanosorbents. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 124. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0964-8305

Al-Juboori, Raed A. and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Yusaf, Talal (2015) Impact of pulsed ultrasound on bacteria reduction of natural waters. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 27. pp. 137-147. ISSN 1350-4177


Publications in ePrints

Wongcharee, Surachai and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Erdei, Laszlo (2020) Removal of natural organic matter and ammonia from dam water by enhanced coagulation combined with adsorption on powdered composite nano-adsorbent. Environmental Technology & Innovation, 17 (Article 100557). pp. 1-14.

Wongcharee, Surachai and Aravinthan, Vasantha (2019) Application of mesoporous magnetic nanosorbent developed from macadamia nut shell residues for the removal of recalcitrant melanoidin and its fractions. Separation Science and Technology. ISSN 0149-6395

Ricca, Henry and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Gnanamanikam, Mahinthakumar (2019) Modeling chloramine decay in full-scale drinking water supply systems. Water Environment Research. pp. 1-14.

Rioyo, Javier and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Bundschuh, Jochen (2019) The effect of ‘High-pH pretreatment’ on RO concentrate minimization in a groundwater desalination facility using batch air gap membrane distillation. Separation and Purification Technology, 227 (227 - 115699). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1383-5866

Rioyo, Javier and Aravinthan, Vasantha and Bundschuh, Jochen and Lynch, Mark (2018) ‘High-pH softening pretreatment’ for boron removal in inland desalination systems. Separation and Purification Technology, 205. pp. 308-316. ISSN 1383-5866

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