Dr. S. Vasudevan

Electro-inorganic Chemicals Division

CSIR – Central Electrochemical Research Institute

Principal Scientist



1995 Ph.D., Alagappa University, Industrial Chemistry (Electrochemistry)

1988 M.Sc., Alagappa University, Industrial Chemistry (Electrochemistry)

1986 B.Sc., Madurai Kamaraj University, Chemistry

Publications (selected)

  1. The Adsorption of Phosphate by Graphene from Aqueous Solution. S.Vasudevan and J. Lakshmi, RSC Advances 2 (2012) 5234 – 524
  2. Oxidized multiwalled carbon nanotubes as adsorbent for the removal of manganese from aqueous solution. P. Ganesan, R. Kamaraj, G. Sozhan, S. Vasudevan Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2012) – in press
  3. Simultaneous removal of Co, Cu and Cr from water by electrocoagulation. S. Vasudevan, J. Lakshmi  and G. Sozhan, Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry 94 (2012) 1930–1940
  4. Electrochemically assisted coagulation for the removal of boron from water using zinc anode. S. Vasudevan, J. Lakshmi and G. Sozhan, Desalination 310 (2013) 122–129.
  5. Process conditions and kinetics for the removal of copper from water by Electrocoagu S. Vasudevan and J. Lakshmi, Environmental Engineering Science 29(2012) 563-572.
  6. Effect of alternating and direct current in an electrocoagulation process on the removal of cadmium from water. S. Vasudevan and J. Lakshmi, Water Science and Technology 65 (2012) 253 – 360.
  7. Nitrate reduction in water: Influence of the addition of a second metal on the performances of the Pd/CeO2 catalyst. D. Abirami, S. Vasudevan, Florence Epron, J. Hazard. Mater 185 (2011) 1412–1417
  8. Studies on the Al-Zn-In – alloy as anode material for the removal of chromium from drinking water in electrolcoagulation process. S. Vasudevan, J. Lakshmi and G. Sozhan Desalination 275 (2011) 260 - 268.
  9. Removal of NO3- from Drinking Water by Electrocoagulation – An Alternate Approach S. Vasudevan, Florence Epron, J. Lakshmi, S. Ravichandran, S. Mohan, G. Sozhan, Clean 38 (2010) 225 – 229
  10. Optimization of the process parameters for the removal of boron from drinking water by electrocoagulation – A clean technology. S. Vasudevan, S. Margrat Sheela, J. Lakshmi and G. Sozhan, J.Chem.Technol.Biotech 85 (2010) 926-933.
  11. Remediation of phosphate-contaminated water by electrocoagualtion with aluminium, aluminum alloy and mild steel anode. S. Vasudevan, J. Lakshmi, J. Jayaraj, G. Sozhan, J. Hazard. Mater. 164 (2009) 1480-1486.
  12. Removal of Iron from Drinking Water by electrocoagulation: Adsorption and kinetics studies. S. Vasudevan, J. Jayaraj, J. Lakshmi and G. Sozhan, Korean J. Chem. Eng. 26 (2009) 1058-1064
  13. An electrochemical process for the recovery of cerium from rare earths.   S.Vasudevan, S.Mohan, G.Sozhan and S.Pushpavanam, Hydrometallurgy 76 (2005) 115-121.
  14. Electrochemical Preparation of Barium Chlorate from Barium Chloride. S. Vasudevan S. Mohan, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 45 (2006) 2923-2928.
  15. Studies on the Electrolytic Preparation of Ba(ClO4)2. S. Vasudevan and S. Mohan, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 46 (2007) 6211-6216.
  16. Studies on the Electrochemical Preparation of Sb2O3. Sw. Mohan, S. Pushpavanam and S. Vasudevan, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 46 (2007) 7870-7874.
  17. Effect of Cations of Alkali and Alkaline-Earth metal Chlorides for Chlorine Evolution Reaction. S. Vasudevan, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 47 (2008) 976-979.
  18. Studies Relating to Electrolytic Preparation of Potassium Bromate. S. Vasudevan, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 47 (2008) 1743 - 1746.
  19. Studies relating to cathodic reactions in neutral chloride solutions used in chlorate Processes. S. Vasudevan, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 47 (2008) 5742–5745
  20. An alternative approach to selective seawater oxidation for hydrogen production. R. Balaji, B. Suresh Kannan, J. Lakshmi, S. Vasudevan, G. Sozhan, A. K. Shukla, S. Ravichandran, Electrochem. Commun. 11 (2009) 1700-1702.
  21. Development and performance evaluation of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) based hydrogen generator for portable applications. R. Balaji, N. Senthil, S. Vasudevan, S. Ravichandran, S. Mohan, G. Sozhan, S. Madhu, J. Kennedy, S. Pushpavanam and MalathyPushpavanam, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 1399 – 1403
  22. Polyvinyl alcohol based membrane as Separator for Alkaline Water Electrolyzer. S. Seetharaman, S. Ravichandran, D.J. Davidson, S.Vasudevan and Sozhan Separation Science and Technology 46 (2011) 1563 – 1570
  23. 1-Nitronapthalene as a cathode material for magnesium reserve batteries. R.Thirunakaran, S. Vasudevan, A. Sivashanmugam, Gopu Kumar and N. Muniyandi, J. Power sources, 58 (1996) 213.
  24. Electrochemical behaviour of mono-chloronitrobenzene as cathode material for magnesium reserve batteries. R. Thirunakaran, S. Vasudevan, A. Sivashanmugam and S. Gopukumar, Journal of Power Sources 148 (2005) 112-115.
  25. Performance characteristics of organic-inorganic composite electrodes in magnesium reserve batteries. R. Thirunakaran, S. Vasudevan, N.Muniyandi, A. Sivashanmugam and S. Gopukumar J.Appl.Electrochem. 35 (2005) 1141-1144.

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