Dr. Ligy Philip

EWRE 34, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Division 
+91 - 44 - 2257 4274 (O)
ligy [at] iitm [dot] ac [dot] [in]

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Recent Publications


  1. Balasubramanian P, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi (2010).Biodegradation Of Chlorinated And Non Chlorinated VOCs from Pharmaceutical Industries. Appl. Biochem. and Biotech (Accepted)
  2. R. Ravi, Ligy Philip and T. Swaminathan (2010). J. Chemical Technology Biotechnology
  3. J. Jeyasingh, V. Somasundaram, Ligy Philip, S. Murty Bhallamudi (2010).Bioremediation of Cr(VI) Contaminated Soil/Sludge: Experimental Studies and Development of a Management Model. Journal of Chemical Engineering (Accepted)
  4. J. Senthil Nathan and Ligy Philip (2010).Photocatalytic Degradation of Lindane under UV and Visible Light using N-doped TiO2. Journal of Chemical Engineering (Accepted)
  5. Senthilnathan and Ligy Philip (2010).Investigation On Degradation Of Methyl Parathion Using Visible Light in the Presence of Cr3+ and N-Doped TiO2. Advanced Materials Research Vols. 93-94 (2010) pp 280-283
  6. J. Senthil Nathan and Ligy Philip (2009).Removal of mixed pesticides from drinking water system using surfactant assisted nano TiO2 . Air, water and Soil Pollution. Doi: 10.1007/s11270-009-0230-6
  7. Somasundaram, V, Ligy Philip, Bhallamudi,S.M (2009). Experimental And Mathematical Modeling Studies on Cr(VI) Reduction by CRB, SRB and IRB, individually and in Combination. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 172, 2-3, 606-617
  8. S.I. Ali_, K.R. Hall, K. Aronson, Ligy Philip (2009) Humanitarian Engineering in Mylai Balaji Nagar, Chennai, India: An Integrated Water, Environment, and Public Health Project for Slums of the Indian Subcontinent. Desalination, 248,1-3, 418-427
  9. Shihabudheen M. Maliyekkal, Ligy Philip, Predeep, T. (2009). As(III) Removal from Drinking Water Using Manganese Oxide-Coated-Alumina: Performance Evaluation and Mechanistic Details of Surface Binding. Chemical Engineering journal.153, 1-3, 101-107
  10. J. Senthil Nathan and Ligy Philip (2009). Removal of Mixed Pesticides from Drinking Water System by Photodegradation using Suspended and Immobilized TiO2. J. Env Sci and Health Part-B, 44 (3), pp 262-270
  11. Ramakrishna and Ligy Philip (2009).Biodegradation of Mixed Peticides by Mixed Pesticides Enriched Cultures. J. Env Sci and Health Part-B, 44 (1), 18-30
  12. R. Elangovan, Ligy Philip and K. Chandraraj (2009). Hexavalent Chromium Reduction by Free and Immobilized Cell-Free Extract of Arthrobacter rhombi-RE. Appl. Biochem. and Biotech, 160,1, 81-97
  13. R. Elangovan, Ligy Philip (2009) Performance evaluation of various bioreactors for the removal of Cr(VI) and organic matter from industrial effluent. Biochemical Engineering Journal 44,2-3 (2009) 174-18
  14. N. Sundaresan and Ligy Philip (2008). Performance Evaluation of Various Aerobic Biological Systems for the Treatment of Domestic Wastewater at Low Temperatures. Water Science and Technology 58 (4) pp 819-830
  15. Ramakrishna and Ligy Philip (2008). Adsorption desorption characteristics of Lindane, Methyl Parathion and Carbofuran in Different Indian Soils. Journal of Hazardous Materials Volume 160, Issues 2-3, 30 December 2008, Pages 559-567
  16. R. Elangovan, Ligy Philip and K. Chandraraj (2008). Biosorption of Hexavalent and Trivalent Chromium by Palm Flower (Borassus aethiopum). Chemical Engineering Journal Volume 141, Issues 1-3, 15 July 2008, Pages 99-111 
  17. Ramakrishna and Ligy Philip (2008). Biodegradation of lindane, methyl parathion and carbofuran by various enriched bacterial isolates.J. Env Sci and Health Part-B, 43 (2), 157-171
  18. Shihabudheen M. Maliyekkal, Sanjay Shukla, Ligy Philip, Indumathi M. Nambi (2008). Enhanced Fluoride Removal from Drinking Water by Magnesia amended Activated Alumina Granules. Chemical Engineering Journal Volume 140, Issues 1-3, 1 July 2008, Pages 183-192
  19. Ligy Philip and Marc a Deshusses (2008) The Control of Mercury
    Vapor Using Biotrickling Filters. Chemosphere Volume 70, Issue 3, January 2008, Pages 411-417
  20. R. Elangovan, Ligy Philip and K. Chandraraj (2008). Biosorption of Chromium Species by Aquatic Weeds: Kinetics and Mechanism Studies.
    Journal of Hazardous MaterialsVolume 152, Issue 1, 21 March 2008, Pages 100-112
  21. Mathava kumar S and Ligy Philip (2007).Biodegradation of Endosulfan Contaminated Soil in Pilot Scale Reactor - Bioaugmented with Mixed Bacterial Culture.J . of Environ. Sci. and Health Part-B 42 (6): 707-715
  22. Shashidhar, T. Ligy Philip, Bhallamudi,S.M (2007) Design of a passive bio-barrier system for chromium containment in confined aquifers. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE 11(4), 216-224.
  23. Shanmugam, P., Neelamani, S, Yu-Hwan Ahn., Ligy Philip, Gi-Hoon Hong (2007). Assessment of the levels of coastal marine pollution of Chennai city, Southern India. Water Resources Management, 21 (7) pp 1573-1650
  24. Shashidhar, T., Bhallamudi,S.M, and Ligy Philip (2007).  Performance evaluation and modeling of bio-barriers for remediation Cr (VI) contaminated confined aquifers. Journal of Hazardous Materials. Volume 145, Issue 3 Pages 437-452
  25. Madhu babu­, Mathava kumar, Ligy Philip, and C.Venkobacher (2007).Treatment of carbofuran bearing wastewater using UASB process. Environmental Science and Health-Part B, Vol. 42 (2): 189-199
  26. Mathava kumar S and Ligy Philip (2006). Endosulfan mineralization by bacterial isolates and possible degradation pathway determination. Bioremediation Journal, Vol 10(4) pp 171-190
  27. Shihabudeen M. Maliyekkalb, Atul Kumar Sharma and Ligy Philip (2006). Manganese oxide coated alumina (MOCA): A highly promising sorbent for Fluoride removal from drinking water system. Water Research , Vol 40, pp3497-3506
  28. P. K. Ghosh and Ligy Philip (2006). Environmental significance of atrazine in aqueous systems and its removal by biological processes: an overview. GLOBAL NEST. Vol 8, No.2, pp 71-90
  29. Sanjay Barman and Ligy Philip. (2006)An Integrated System for the Treatment of Oxides of Nitrogen from Flue Gases. Environmental Science and Technology. 40 (3): 1035-1041 FEB 1 2006  
  30. Elangovan Rajathurai, Abipsha Sarangi ,Rohit Bhat, Ligy Philip, Chandraraj Krishnan (2006) Reduction of chromium (VI) by Bacillus Sp. Biotechnol Letters. 2006 Feb;28(4):247-52..
  31. Shashidhar, T. Ligy Philip, Bhallamudi,S.M (2006). Bench Scale Column Experiments to studt the Containment of Cr(VI) in confined aquifers by Biotransformation. Journal of Hazardous Materials. Volume 131, Issues 1-3Pages 200-209
  32. Mathava kumar S and Ligy Philip (2006).Bioremediation of Endosufan Contaminated soils. Optimization of operating conditions under laboratory scale reactors. Journal of Hazardous Materials. B-136, pp354-364.
  33. Mathava kumar S and Ligy Philip (2006), “Enrichment and isolation of endosulfan degrading mixed bacterial culture”, J. of Environ. Sci. and Health Part-B Vol 41, No.1. pp. 81-96
  34. Mathava Kumar. S and Ligy Philip (2006) Adsorption, desorption characteristics of endosulfan in various Indian soils. Chemosphere. 62 (2006) 1064–1077
  35. Eldon R. Renea, Shihabudeen M. Maliyekkalb, Ligy Philipb* and T. Swaminathana (2006) Back Propagation Neural Network for Performance Prediction in Trickling Bed Air Biofilter. . Int. J. Environment and Pollution, Vol 28/29 pp381-401
  36. N.D.V.N.S. Murali Krishna and Ligy Philip (2005). Studies on Removal of Nitrogen Dioxide using Thiobacillus denitrificans Immobilized Biotrickling Filter. Journal of Clean Technology and Environmental Policy (Springer) Vol. 7, N0.4,pp 285-293
  37. K. Rama Krishna and Ligy Philip (2005). Treatment of Chromium Contaminated Soils using a Bioreactor –Biosorption System. . Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol 121, No.1-3, pp 109-117
  38. Jaysing,J. and Ligy Philip (2005) Bioremediation of chromium contaminated soil: optimization of operating parameters under laboratory conditions. . Journal of Hazardous Materials. Vol.118, 1-3, 113-120
  39. P. K. Ghosh and Ligy Philip (2005). Performance evaluation of waste activated carbon on atrazine removal from contaminated water. Journal of Environmental Science and Health- Part B. vol. 40, No3, pp 425-441
  40. P.K. Ghosh, Ligy Philip and M. Bandyopadhyay (2005) Management of Atrazine Bearing Wastewater Using A UASB Reactor-Adsorption System Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic &Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE. Vol.9, No.2 pp 112-121
  41. Shihabudeen M.M., Eldon R.R., Ligy Philip, and T. Swaminathan (2004). Performance of BTX degraders under substrate versatility conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials B109, 201-211.
  42. P.K. Ghosh, Ligy Philip and M. Bandyopadhyay (2004). Atrazine Degradation in Anaerobic Environment by a Mixed Microbial Consortium. Water Research. 38, 2277-2284
  43. Ligy Philip and Deshusses, M.A (2003). Sulfur Dioxide Treatment from Flue gases using a Biotrickling filter – Bioreactor system. Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 37, 9. pp 1978-1982
  44. R.N.Prabhu and Ligy Philip (2001). Development of a Portable Filter for Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water. Int. J. Water, Vol.2, No.1., Pp 217-227
  45. P.K. Ghosh, Ligy Philip and M. Bandyopadhyay (2001). “Anaerobic Treatment of Atrazine bearing Wastewaters, Environmental Science and Health Part B 36 (3), pp 301-316
  46. Ligy Philip and C. Venkobachar (2001), Insight into the Mechanism of Biosorption of Cu(II) by B. polymaxa.  Int. J. of Environment and Pollution, Vol., 15, No.4, pp 448-460
  47. Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (2000). Biosorption of U, La, Dy, Pr, and Eu by Pseudomonas aeruginosa   J. of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol.24, pp1-7
  48. Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (2000), Site of Interaction of Cu(II) on B. polymaxa. Journal of Water, Air and Soil Pollution. (Kluwer Publishers), Vol. 119, Nos. 1-4, pp.11-22.
  49. Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (1999), Immobilized Microbial Reactor for the Biotransformation of Hexavalent Chromium.   Int. J. Environment and Pollution. Vol. 11, No2, pp 202-210.
  50. Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (1998). Cr(VI) Reduction by Bacillus coagulans Isolated from Contaminated Soils. J. Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 124, No.12 pp 1165-1170.
  51. Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (1996), Immobilized Microbial Reactor for Heavy Metal Pollution Control. Int. J. Environment and Pollution, 6, pp.277- 284.
  52. Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (1995). Biosorption of Cu(II) by (Pseudomonas aeruginosa). Int. J. Environment and Pollution, Vol. 5, pp.92 99.
  53. Muraleedharan T.R., Ligy Philip, Leela Iyengar and C. Venkobachar (1994), Application Studies of Biosorption for Monazite Processing Industry Effluents. Bioresource Technology, No. 48, pp.179 186. 



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