Dr Balaji Seshadri

Dr Balaji Seshadri

Research Fellow

Global Centre for Environmental Remediation

Career Summary

Biography

I am a researcher from India, working in Environmental remediation with focus towards the restoration of the degraded ecosystems. Although my Bachelors and Masters degrees were in Biotechnology (Bharathiar University, India), my research career till now has focussed on Environmental conservation and restoration. My past research experiences include Plant Biodiversity assessment in Western Ghats (prominent Mountain ranges in South Western India) and I was coordinating a project on the "Restoration of agricultural lands in Tsunami affected coastal areas of South India." I also had a brief stint at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History for a project entitled "People's Biodiversity Register" where I was gathering information on the traditional wisdom of the rural communities by coordinating school students for the task. 

I would like to stretch my basic knowledge in Biology and Chemistry for the restoration of degraded ecosystems. I am currently learning GIS and remote sensing, targeting application in the planning and management of the environment.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of South Australia

Keywords

  • Phosphorus transformation
  • Nutrient dynamics
  • Rhizosphere chemistry
  • Heavy metals
  • Gut microbes
  • Waste utilisation
  • Mine rehabilitation

Languages

  • Tamil (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Telugu (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
039901 Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) 50
050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation) 30
060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Fellow University of Newcastle
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
6/07/2015 - 30/12/2016 Research Associate

Global Centre for Environmental Remediation

University of Newcastle
Australia
1/08/2012 - 30/06/2015 Research Associate

Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation

The University of South Australia
Australia
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Publications

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Chapter (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Yang C-Y, Reijonen I, Yu H, Dharmarajan R, Seshadri B, Bolan N, 'Back to basic slags as a phosphorus source and liming material', Soil Amendments for Sustainability: Challenges and Perspectives, CRC Press, US (2018)
Co-authors Raja Dharmarajan, Nanthi Bolan
2017 Wijesekara H, Bolan NS, Colyvas K, Seshadri B, Ok YS, Awad YM, et al., 'Use of biowaste for mine site rehabilitation: A meta-analysis on soil carbon dynamics', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 59-74 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ¿Mining¿ refers to the excavation of economically important resources from terrestrial landmasses, thereby generating a large quantity... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ¿Mining¿ refers to the excavation of economically important resources from terrestrial landmasses, thereby generating a large quantity of valuable precursors for commercial and industrial activities. Mineral products such as coal, aluminum, copper, iron, gold, and mineral sand are examples from the mining industry. Though mining advances global economic prosperity, this industry severely disturbs the land, water resources, and the environment (Figure 4.1). Mined waste materials such as tailings, subsoils, oxidized wastes, and fireclay are the main causes for land disturbance. Presence of potentially hazardous substances such as heavy metals in elevated concentrations in the mined waste materials has caused land contamination. Poor soil characteristics such as low-level organic matter and poor soil texture and structure have resulted in deterioration of the land, adversely affecting the establishment of plants and soil microbial flora and fauna (Boyer et al. 2011, Johnson 2003, Larney and Angers 2012, Sopper 1992). Disturbed mine sites are known to contaminate water resources 60 61in many countries, mainly from acid mine drainage (Bolan et al. 2003, Lindsay et al. 2015, Taylor et al. 1997). Therefore, these sites need to be rehabilitated to minimize potential environmental consequences, thereby enhancing their utilization. Revegetation of mine sites is one of the potential strategies that can be applied to improve these disturbed land masses. Here, infertile soil properties are improved by a series of processes such as land application of biowastes

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Ravi Naidu, Peter Sanderson, Nanthi Bolan, Liang Wang, Dane Lamb
2017 Gurung SR, Wijesekara H, Seshadri B, Stewart RB, Gregg PEH, Bolan NS, 'Sources and management of acid mine drainage', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 33-56 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Acid mine drainage (AMD) from both active and abandoned mine sites is a major environmental issue for the mining industry in environme... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Acid mine drainage (AMD) from both active and abandoned mine sites is a major environmental issue for the mining industry in environmentally concerned regions of the world (Gray 1997, Lindsay et al. 2015). The term is used to describe any seepage, leachate, or drainage affected by the oxidation products of sulfide minerals in mine sites when exposed to air and water (Figure 3.1). Both chemical reactions and biological transformations are recognized as being responsible for generating AMD (Lindsay et al. 2015). AMD is typically characterized by low pH and high levels of dissolved metal salts, as well as high concentrations of acidity, sulfate, iron, and other metals (Gray 1997). Once the AMD process begins, it is difficult to control, often accelerates, and is likely to persist for decades or centuries. In the absence of natural or added neutralizing materials 34(carbonate minerals such as calcite or dolomite), the AMD is likely to contain toxic levels of heavy metals such as Fe, Al, Mn, Cu, Pb, Zn, and Cd, which can cause serious environmental problems in soil and water systems (Sengupta 1994)

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Dane Lamb, Peter Sanderson, Nanthi Bolan, Kim Colyvas, Ravi Naidu, Liang Wang
2017 Bolan NS, Kirkham MB, Ok YS, 'Spoil to soil: Mine site rehabilitation and revegetation', 1-371 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation presents both fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetati... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation presents both fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetation of mine sites. Through three major themes, it examines characterization of mine site spoils; remediation of chemical, physical and biological constraints of mine site spoils, including post mine-site land-use practices; and revegetation of remediated mine site spoils. Each theme includes chapters featuring case studies involving mine sites around the world. The final section focuses specifically on case studies with successful mine site rehabilitation. The book provides a narrative of how inert spoil can be converted to live soil. Instructive illustrations show mine sites before and after rehabilitation. The purpose of this book is to provide students, scientists, and professional personnel in the mining industry sensible, science-based information needed to rehabilitate sustainably areas disturbed by mining activities. This book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in environmental, earth, and soil sciences; environmental and soil scientists; and mine site environmental engineers and regulators

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Ravi Naidu, Peter Sanderson, Nanthi Bolan, Liang Wang, Dane Lamb
2017 Bolan NS, Kirkham MB, Ok YS, 'Preface', xi-xii (2017)
DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Liang Wang, Dane Lamb, Nanthi Bolan, Kim Colyvas, Peter Sanderson, Ravi Naidu
2017 Murdoch D, Karunanithi R, 'Profitable beef cattle production on rehabilitated mine lands', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 111-122 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The Australian beef cattle industry is one of the most efficient and ranks third largest in beef export in the world, contributing 4% ... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The Australian beef cattle industry is one of the most efficient and ranks third largest in beef export in the world, contributing 4% of beef supply. As on 2013, the meat value produced from beef cattle, in Australia is estimated to be $12.3 billion (Fastfacts, 2013). Beef cattle production ranges from intensive farms on fertile lands to extensive range lands. With the increase in human population and increase in affordability of meat-based food, the demand for beef cattle is also increasing

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Peter Sanderson, Dane Lamb, Kim Colyvas, Nanthi Bolan, Liang Wang, Ravi Naidu
2017 Wijesekara H, Bolan NS, Colyvas K, Seshadri B, Ok YS, Awad YM, et al., 'Use of biowaste for mine site rehabilitation: A meta-analysis on soil carbon dynamics', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 59-74 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ¿Mining¿ refers to the excavation of economically important resources from terrestrial landmasses, thereby generating a large quantity... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ¿Mining¿ refers to the excavation of economically important resources from terrestrial landmasses, thereby generating a large quantity of valuable precursors for commercial and industrial activities. Mineral products such as coal, aluminum, copper, iron, gold, and mineral sand are examples from the mining industry. Though mining advances global economic prosperity, this industry severely disturbs the land, water resources, and the environment (Figure 4.1). Mined waste materials such as tailings, subsoils, oxidized wastes, and fireclay are the main causes for land disturbance. Presence of potentially hazardous substances such as heavy metals in elevated concentrations in the mined waste materials has caused land contamination. Poor soil characteristics such as low-level organic matter and poor soil texture and structure have resulted in deterioration of the land, adversely affecting the establishment of plants and soil microbial flora and fauna (Boyer et al. 2011, Johnson 2003, Larney and Angers 2012, Sopper 1992). Disturbed mine sites are known to contaminate water resources 60 61in many countries, mainly from acid mine drainage (Bolan et al. 2003, Lindsay et al. 2015, Taylor et al. 1997). Therefore, these sites need to be rehabilitated to minimize potential environmental consequences, thereby enhancing their utilization. Revegetation of mine sites is one of the potential strategies that can be applied to improve these disturbed land masses. Here, infertile soil properties are improved by a series of processes such as land application of biowastes

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Dane Lamb, Liang Wang, Nanthi Bolan, Peter Sanderson, Ravi Naidu
2017 Thangavel R, Karunanithi R, Wijesekara H, Yan Y, Seshadri B, Bolan NS, 'Phytotechnologies for mine site rehabilitation', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 203-214 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Soils are a prime and very important natural resource, and soil fertility is a major concern for sustainable agriculture and economic ... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Soils are a prime and very important natural resource, and soil fertility is a major concern for sustainable agriculture and economic development of any country. In recent decades, problems of contaminated land sites, water bodies, groundwater, and air worldwide have increased manyfold due to anthropogenic activities. Mining is one of the anthropogenic activities that cause pollution problems in, around, and outside of mining areas. It results in the mobilization of metals and organic and inorganic substances into the environment, which causes pollution of air, soils, sediments, vegetation, and surface and groundwater. It also increases the morbidity and mortality of plant and animal species and results in the loss of visual, aesthetic characteristics of landscapes (Bolan et al. 2003; Pavli et al. 2015)

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Dane Lamb, Ravi Naidu, Peter Sanderson, Nanthi Bolan, Liang Wang, Kim Colyvas
2017 Sarkar B, Wijesekara H, Mandal S, Singh M, Bolan NS, 'Characterization and improvement in physical, chemical, and biological properties of mine wastes', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 3-16 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Degradation of land resources as a result of mining activities poses serious threat to the environment. It has been estimated that aro... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Degradation of land resources as a result of mining activities poses serious threat to the environment. It has been estimated that around 0.4 × 106km2area of land is impacted by mining activities around the world (Hooke and Martín-Duque 2012). Unfortunately, a significant percentage of this area has never been reclaimed, which poses health risks to ecosystems and humans. Often, these wastes contain hazardous substances such as heavy metals, organic contaminants, radionuclides, and crushed limestone, where the latter could become a potential source of atmospheric CO2emission. Thus, they not only pose serious risk to the groundwater and surface water, but also to the atmosphere (Wijesekara et al. 2016). In order to tackle the issues related to mine wastes and manage the affected sites sustainably, an appropriate physical, chemical, and biological characterization of waste materials becomes very prudent. Due to the lack of both above- and below-ground biodiversity, mine waste sites are very poor in organic matter content. This in return leads to poor seed germination, plant growth, and vegetation establishment. In many cases, the associated toxic contaminants also seriously compromise the soil health, microbial life, and plant growth (Castillejo and Castelló 2010, Larney and Angers 2012). This chapter describes the physicochemical characteristics of mine wastes, including spoil, tailings, and overburden, by underpinning their source-property relationships. The value of readily available biowaste resources, including biosolids, composts, and manures, in improving such physicochemical properties of mining-impacted soils/sites is also discussed

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, Liang Wang, Peter Sanderson, Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan, Dane Lamb
2017 Lamb D, Sanderson P, Wang L, Kader M, Naidu R, 'Phytocapping of mine waste at derelict mine sites in New South Wales', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 215s-240s (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Historically, mining of metalliferous ore bodies was a relatively dispersed activity, with numerous small mines occurring throughout m... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Historically, mining of metalliferous ore bodies was a relatively dispersed activity, with numerous small mines occurring throughout many western countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia (Soucek et al. 2000, Grant et al. 2002, Mayes et al. 2009). Many metalliferous mine sites began operation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and were abandoned in most instances before the environmental movement in Western countries. As such, there was very little recognition of the potential impacts caused by the dispersal of metal toxicants such as arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) into the surrounding environments from these sites. Many of these contaminants are cariogenic in humans (e.g., As), cause a range of human health-related impacts (Pb, Cd), and are toxic to ecological receptors in nearby streams and surrounding terrestrial environments (Cu, Zn, Mn, Ni). As a result of the lack of regard for potential impacts, much of the mining waste was discarded carelessly throughout mining sites, and in some cases, directly into nearby watercourses

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Kim Colyvas, Peter Sanderson, Liang Wang, Dane Lamb, Ravi Naidu
2017 Adhikari T, Dharmarajan R, 'Nanoscale materials for mine site remediation', Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation 95-108 (2017)

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In the era of global competition, mineral exploitation has been significantly increased resulting in pressure on the environment in th... [more]

© 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In the era of global competition, mineral exploitation has been significantly increased resulting in pressure on the environment in the form of massive deforestation, soil pollution, and erosion. Despite global economic importance, mineral industries have adversely affected the ecosystems across the world. The impact of mine waste in soil depends on its type and composition, commodity being mined, type of ore, and technologies used to process the ore. Mining types and activities are several, which include surface mining, underground mining, openpit mining, in situ mining, pillar mining, slope mining, block caving, and quarrying. And thus mine waste materials vary in their physical and chemical composition and potential for soil contamination. The different 96types of mine waste materials are overburden, waste rock, tailings, slags, mine water, sludge, and gaseous wastes. Overburden includes the soil and rock that are removed to gain access to the ore deposits at openpit mines. It is usually dumped on the surface at mine sites where it will not hinder further expansion of the mining operation. Waste rock contains minerals in concentrations considered too low to be extracted at a profit. It is often stored in heaps on the mine site. Tailings are finely ground rock and mineral waste products of mineral processing operations. They also contain leftover processing chemicals, and usually are deposited in the form of water-based slurry into tailings ponds. Slags are nonmetallic by-products from metal smelting. Mine water is produced in a number of ways at mine sites and varies in its quality and potential for environmental contamination. Sludge is produced at active water treatment plants used at some mine sites and consists of the solids that have been removed from the water as well as any chemicals. Gaseous wastes are produced during high-temperature chemical processing such as smelting, and consist of particulate matter and oxides of sulfur

DOI 10.1201/9781351247337
Co-authors Liang Wang, Peter Sanderson, Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan, Kim Colyvas, Dane Lamb
2016 Khan N, Seshadri B, Bolan N, Saint CP, Kirkham MB, Chowdhury S, et al., 'Root iron plaque on wetland plants as a dynamic pool of nutrients and contaminants', Advances in Agronomy, Elsevier, London, UK 1-96 (2016) [B1]
DOI 10.1016/bs.agron.2016.04.002
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2016 Wijesekara H, Bolan NS, Kumarathilaka P, Geekiyanage N, Kunhikrishnan A, Seshadri B, et al., 'Biosolids Enhance Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation', Environmental Materials and Waste: Resource Recovery and Pollution Prevention, Elsevier, Amerstand, Netherlands 45-71 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-803837-6.00003-2
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2016 Karunanithi R, Szogi A, Bolan NS, Naidu R, Ok YS, Krishnamurthy S, Seshadri B, 'Phosphorus Recovery From Wastes', Environmental Materials and Waste: Resource Recovery and Pollution Prevention, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands 687-705 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-803837-6.00027-5
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2016 Kunhikrishnan A, Thangarajan R, Bolan NS, Xu Y, Mandal S, Gleeson DB, et al., 'Functional Relationships of Soil Acidification, Liming, and Greenhouse Gas Flux', Advances in Agronomy, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1-71 (2016) [B1]
DOI 10.1016/bs.agron.2016.05.001
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2016 Weerasundara L, Nupearachchi CN, Kumarathilaka P, Seshadri B, Bolan N, Vithanage M, 'Bio-retention systems for storm water treatment and management in urban systems', Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants, Volume 4, Springer International, Switzerland 175-200 (2016) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41811-7_10
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2015 Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Kunhikrishnan A, Chowdhury S, Thangarajan R, Chuasavathi T, 'Recycled water irrigation in Australia', Environmental Sustainability: Role of Green Technologies, Springer, New Delhi, India 39-48 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2056-5_2
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2013 Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Naidu R, Wang H, Sajwan K, 'Clean Coal Technology Combustion Products: Properties, Agricultural and Environmental Applications, and Risk Management', , ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC 309-370 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-407247-3.00006-8
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2013 Chatskikh D, Ovchninnikova A, Seshadri B, Bolan N, 'Biofuel Crops and Soil Quality and Erosion', Biofuel Crop Sustainability, Wiley, Iowa, USA 261-300 (2013)
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2012 Thangarajan R, Kunhikrishnan A, Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Naidu R, 'Greenhouse gas emission from wastewater irrigated soils', 225-236 (2012)

With increasing demand for world water supply, wastewater reuse is a great opportunity to meet the water need, especially for agricultural and industrial development. Wastewater o... [more]

With increasing demand for world water supply, wastewater reuse is a great opportunity to meet the water need, especially for agricultural and industrial development. Wastewater originates from many sources and hence its composition differs from origin and treatment processes. Wastewater rich in organic matter acts as a soil conditioner, thereby enhancing soil health. Wastewater also acts as a source of nutrient input in agriculture which in turn can reduce, or even eliminate the need for commercial fertilisers. However, wastewater usage in agriculture poses several threats like eutrophication, salinity, toxic chemicals (heavy metal(loids), pesticides), pathogen contamination, and most notably, nutrient leaching, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission. These threats affect public health, soil and ground water resources, environment, crop quality, ecological, and property values. Biological degradation of the organic matter present in wastewater is considered one of the anthropogenic sources of major GHGs (carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4). In this paper, an overview of various sources of wastewater, effects of wastewater application on GHG emission from soil, and the strategies to mitigate wastewater-induced GHG emission from soils is presented. © 2012 WIT Press.

DOI 10.2495/SI120191
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
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Journal article (33 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Choppala G, Kunhikrishnan A, Seshadri B, Park JH, Bush R, Bolan N, 'Comparative sorption of chromium species as influenced by pH, surface charge and organic matter content in contaminated soils', Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 184 255-260 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.gexplo.2016.07.012
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Richard Bush, Nanthi Bolan
2018 Wijesekara H, Bolan N, Bradney L, Obadamudalige N, Seshadri B, Kunhikrishnan A, et al., 'Trace element dynamics of biosolids-derived microbeads', Chemosphere, 199 331-339 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.01.166
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Raja Dharmarajan
2018 Shilpi S, Seshadri B, Sarkar B, Bolan N, Lamb D, Naidu R, 'Comparative values of various wastewater streams as a soil nutrient source', CHEMOSPHERE, 192 272-281 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.10.118
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu, Dane Lamb
2018 Rocco C, Seshadri B, Adamo P, Bolan NS, Mbene K, Naidu R, 'Impact of waste-derived organic and inorganic amendments on the mobility and bioavailability of arsenic and cadmium in alkaline and acid soils', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25 25896-25905 (2018) [C1]

© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. In agriculture, more and more frequently waste-derived amendments are applied to soil to improve physical and chemic... [more]

© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. In agriculture, more and more frequently waste-derived amendments are applied to soil to improve physical and chemical properties. Nevertheless, in soils polluted by potentially toxic metal(loid)s, this agricultural practice may significantly affect the mobility and bioavailability of pollutants modifying the risks for biota and human health. This work was aimed to assess the influence of poultry manure, biochar and coal fly ash on the mobility and bioavailability of As and Cd spiked in two Australian soils with different pH and texture: Mount Gambier (MGB)-alkaline sandy clay loam and Kapuda (KPD)-acid loamy sand. After 4¿weeks of incubation from spiking and another 4¿weeks from amendment addition, the soils were analysed for pH and amounts of As and Cd in pore-water and following 1¿M NH4NO3extraction. Bioavailable amounts were assessed by plant uptake, using Zea mays L. as test crop. In the alkaline MGB soil, the availability of Cd was reduced, while that of As increased. An opposite behaviour was observed in the acid KPD soil. All amendments, when added to KPD soil, increased pH and consequently reduced the mobility of Cd and increased the mobility of As. In MGB, the amendment addition had an effect only on As mobility and bioavailability, which increased likely as a result of the increased competition for adsorption with DOC released by organic compounds. These trends were confirmed by the amounts of Cd and As uptaken by maize plants.

DOI 10.1007/s11356-018-2655-1
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2018 Xu Y, Seshadri B, Sarkar B, Wang H, Rumpel C, Sparks D, et al., 'Biochar modulates heavy metal toxicity and improves microbial carbon use efficiency in soil', SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 621 148-159 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.214
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2018 Sanderson P, Qi F, Seshadri B, Wijayawardena A, Naidu R, 'Contamination, Fate and Management of Metals in Shooting Range Soils - a Review', Current Pollution Reports, 4 175-187 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s40726-018-0089-5
Co-authors Ayanka Wijayawardena, Peter Sanderson, Ravi Naidu
2018 Liu Y, Yan Y, Seshadri B, Qi F, Xu Y, Bolan N, et al., 'Immobilization of lead and copper in aqueous solution and soil using hydroxyapatite derived from flue gas desulphurization gypsum', JOURNAL OF GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION, 184 239-246 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.gexplo.2016.08.006
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2017 Karunanithi R, Sik Ok Y, Dharmarajan R, Ahmad M, Seshadri B, Bolan N, Naidu R, 'Sorption, kinetics and thermodynamics of phosphate sorption onto soybean stover derived biochar', Environmental Technology and Innovation, 8 113-125 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.eti.2017.06.002
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Raja Dharmarajan, Nanthi Bolan
2017 Wijesekara H, Bolan NS, Thangavel R, Seshadri B, Surapaneni A, Saint C, et al., 'The impact of biosolids application on organic carbon and carbon dioxide fluxes in soil', Chemosphere, 189 565-573 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.09.090
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2017 Bolan S, Kunhikrishnan A, Chowdhury S, Seshadri B, Naidu R, Ok YS, 'Comparative analysis of speciation and bioaccessibility of arsenic in rice grains and complementary medicines', CHEMOSPHERE, 182 433-440 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.04.126
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Ravi Naidu
2017 Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Choppala G, Kunhikrishnan A, Sanderson P, Wang H, et al., 'Potential value of phosphate compounds in enhancing immobilization and reducing bioavailability of mixed heavy metal contaminants in shooting range soil', Chemosphere, 184 197-206 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Shooting range soils contain mixed heavy metal contaminants including lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and zinc (Zn). Phosphate (P) compounds have been used to immobil... [more]

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Shooting range soils contain mixed heavy metal contaminants including lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and zinc (Zn). Phosphate (P) compounds have been used to immobilize these metals, particularly Pb, thereby reducing their bioavailability. However, research on immobilization of Pb's co-contaminants showed the relative importance of soluble and insoluble P compounds, which is critical in evaluating the overall success of in situ stabilization practice in the sustainable remediation of mixed heavy metal contaminated soils. Soluble synthetic P fertilizer (diammonium phosphate; DAP) and reactive (Sechura; SPR) and unreactive (Christmas Island; CPR) natural phosphate rocks (PR) were tested for Cd, Pb and Zn immobilization and later their mobility and bioavailability in a shooting range soil. The addition of P compounds resulted in the immobilization of Cd, Pb and Zn by 1.56¿76.2%, 3.21¿83.56%, and 2.31¿74.6%, respectively. The reactive SPR significantly reduced Cd, Pb and Zn leaching while soluble DAP increased their leachate concentrations. The SPR reduced the bioaccumulation of Cd, Pb and Zn in earthworms by 7.13¿23.4% and 14.3¿54.6% in comparison with earthworms in the DAP and control treatment, respectively. Bioaccessible Cd, Pb and Zn concentrations as determined using a simplified bioaccessibility extraction test showed higher long-term stability of P-immobilized Pb and Zn than Cd. The differential effect of P-induced immobilization between P compounds and metals is due to the variation in the solubility characteristics of P compounds and nature of metal phosphate compounds formed. Therefore, Pb and Zn immobilization by P compounds is an effective long-term remediation strategy for mixed heavy metal contaminated soils.

DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.05.172
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Peter Sanderson
2017 Kunhikrishnan A, Choppala G, Seshadri B, Wijesekara H, Bolan NS, Mbene K, Kim W-I, 'Impact of wastewater derived dissolved organic carbon on reduction, mobility, and bioavailability of As(V) and Cr(VI) in contaminated soils', JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 186 183-191 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.020
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2017 Matheyarasu R, Sheshadri B, Bolan NS, Naidu R, 'Nutrient Budgeting as an Approach to Assess and Manage the Impacts of Long-Term Irrigation Using Abattoir Wastewater', WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, 228 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11270-017-3542-y
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2017 Bolan S, Kunhikrishnan A, Seshadri B, Choppala G, Naidu R, Bolan NS, et al., 'Sources, distribution, bioavailability, toxicity, and risk assessment of heavy metal(loid)s in complementary medicines', ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 108 103-118 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.envint.2017.08.005
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2016 Chowdhury S, Bolan NS, Seshadri B, Kunhikrishnan A, Wijesekara H, Xu Y, et al., 'Co-composting solid biowastes with alkaline materials to enhance carbon stabilization and revegetation potential', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23 7099-7110 (2016) [C1]

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Co-composting biowastes such as manures and biosolids can be used to stabilize carbon (C) without impacting the quality of these biowast... [more]

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Co-composting biowastes such as manures and biosolids can be used to stabilize carbon (C) without impacting the quality of these biowastes. This study investigated the effect of co-composting biowastes with alkaline materials on C stabilization and monitored the fertilization and revegetation values of these co-composts. The stabilization of C in biowastes (poultry manure and biosolids) was examined by their composting in the presence of various alkaline amendments (lime, fluidized bed boiler ash, flue gas desulphurization gypsum, and red mud) for 6¿months in a controlled environment. The effects of co-composting on the biowastes¿ properties were assessed for different physical C fractions, microbial biomass C, priming effect, potentially mineralizable nitrogen, bioavailable phosphorus, and revegetation of an urban landfill soil. Co-composting biowastes with alkaline materials increased C stabilization, attributed to interaction with alkaline materials, thereby protecting it from microbial decomposition. The co-composted biowastes also increased the fertility of the landfill soil, thereby enhancing its revegetation potential. Stabilization of biowastes using alkaline materials through co-composting maintains their fertilization value in terms of improving plant growth. The co-composted biowastes also contribute to long-term soil C sequestration and reduction of bioavailability of heavy metals.

DOI 10.1007/s11356-015-5411-9
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2016 Bolan S, Naidu R, Kunhikrishnan A, Seshadri B, Ok YS, Palanisami T, et al., 'Speciation and bioavailability of lead in complementary medicines', Science of the Total Environment, 539 304-312 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Complementary medicines have associated risks which include toxic heavy metal(loid) and pesticide contamination. The objective of this study was to examine th... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Complementary medicines have associated risks which include toxic heavy metal(loid) and pesticide contamination. The objective of this study was to examine the speciation and bioavailability of lead (Pb) in selected complementary medicines. Six herbal and six ayurvedic medicines were analysed for: (i) total heavy metal(loid) contents including arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), Pb and mercury (Hg); (ii) speciation of Pb using sequential fractionation and extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) techniques; and (iii) bioavailability of Pb using a physiologically-based in vitro extraction test (PBET). The daily intake of Pb through the uptake of these medicines was compared with the safety guidelines for Pb. The results indicated that generally ayurvedic medicines contained higher levels of heavy metal(loid)s than herbal medicines with the amount of Pb much higher than the other metal(loid)s. Sequential fractionation indicated that while organic-bound Pb species dominated the herbal medicines, inorganic-bound Pb species dominated the ayurvedic medicines. EXAFS data indicated the presence of various Pb species in ayurvedic medicines. This implies that Pb is derived from plant uptake and inorganic mineral input in herbal and ayurvedic medicines, respectively. Bioavailability of Pb was higher in ayurvedic than herbal medicines, indicating that Pb added as a mineral therapeutic input is more bioavailable than that derived from plant uptake. There was a positive relationship between soluble Pb fraction and bioavailability indicating that solubility is an important factor controlling bioavailability. The daily intake values for Pb as estimated by total and bioavailable metal(loid) contents are likely to exceed the safe threshold level in certain ayurvedic medicines. This research demonstrated that Pb toxicity is likely to result from the regular intake of these medicines which requires further investigation.

DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.08.124
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Thava Palanisami, Ravi Naidu
2016 Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Wijesekara H, Kunhikrishnan A, Thangarajan R, Qi F, et al., 'Phosphorus-cadmium interactions in paddy soils', Geoderma, 270 43-59 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Regular application of phosphate (P) fertilisers has been identified as the main source of heavy metal(loid) contamination including cadmium (Cd) in agricultu... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Regular application of phosphate (P) fertilisers has been identified as the main source of heavy metal(loid) contamination including cadmium (Cd) in agricultural soils. Some of these P fertilisers that act as a source of Cd contamination of soils have also been found to act as a sink for the immobilisation of this metal(loid). In paddy soils, redox reactions play an important role in the (im)mobilisation of nutrients and heavy metal(loid)s, as a result of flooding of the rice plains. Although a number of studies have examined the potential value of P compounds in the immobilisation of metals in contaminated soils, there has been no comprehensive review on the mechanisms involved in the P-induced (im)mobilisation of Cd in paddy soils. There are a number of factors that influences P induced Cd (im)mobilisation in paddy soils that include pH, redox reactions, liming effect, rhizosphere acidification and root iron plaques. Following a brief overview of the reactions of Cd and common P compounds that are used as fertiliser in soils, the review focuses on the above mentioned mechanisms for the (im)mobilisation of Cd by P compounds in paddy soils. The role of iron plaques on Cd status in soil and rice plants is also discussed followed by a summary and future research needs.

DOI 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.11.029
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2016 Shakoor MB, Niazi NK, Bibi I, Murtaza G, Kunhikrishnan A, Seshadri B, et al., 'Remediation of arsenic-contaminated water using agricultural wastes as biosorbents', Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 46 467-499 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Arsenic (As) contamination of groundwater reservoirs is a global environmental and health issue given to its toxic and carcinogenic natur... [more]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Arsenic (As) contamination of groundwater reservoirs is a global environmental and health issue given to its toxic and carcinogenic nature. Over 170 million people have been affected by As due to the ingestion of As-contaminated groundwater. Conventional methods such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange, and electrodialysis are commonly used for the remediation of As-contaminated water; however, the high cost and sludge production put limitations on their application to remove As from water. This review critically addresses the use of various agricultural waste materials (e.g., sugarcane bagasse, peels of various fruits, wheat straw) as biosorbents, thereby offering an eco-friendly and low-cost solution for the removal of As from contaminated water supplies. The effect of solution chemistry such as solution pH, cations, anions, organic ligands, and various other factors (e.g., temperature, contact time, sorbent dose) on As biosorption, and safe disposal methods for As-loaded biosorbents to reduce secondary As contamination are also discussed.

DOI 10.1080/10643389.2015.1109910
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2016 Matheyarasu R, Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Naidu R, 'Assessment of nitrogen losses through nitrous oxide from abattoir wastewater-irrigated soils', ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 23 22633-22646 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11356-016-7438-y
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2016 Yan Y, Qi F, Balaji S, Xu Y, Hou J, Ok YS, et al., 'Utilization of phosphorus loaded alkaline residue to immobilize lead in a shooting range soil', Chemosphere, 162 315-323 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier LtdThe alkaline residue generated from the production of soda ash using the ammonia-soda method has been successfully used in removing phosphorus (P) from aqueous ... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier LtdThe alkaline residue generated from the production of soda ash using the ammonia-soda method has been successfully used in removing phosphorus (P) from aqueous solution. But the accumulation of P-containing solid after P removal is an undesirable menace to the environment. To achieve the goal of recycling, this study explored the feasibility of reusing the P loaded alkaline residue as an amendment for immobilization of lead (Pb) in a shooting range soil. The main crystalline phase and micromorphology of amendments were determined using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy-electron dispersion spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) methods. The toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP), sequential extraction procedure, and physiologically based extraction test (PBET) were employed to evaluate the effectiveness of Pb immobilization in soil after 45¿d incubation. Treatment with P loaded alkaline residue was significantly effective in reducing the TCLP and PBET extractable Pb concentrations in contrast to the untreated soil. Moreover, a positive change in the distribution of Pb fractions was observed in the treated soil, i.e., more than 60% of soil-Pb was transformed to the residual fraction compared to the original soil. On the other hand, P loaded amendments also resulted in a drastic reduction in phytoavailable Pb to the winter wheat and a mild release of P as a nutrient in treated soil, which also confirmed the improvement of soil quality.

DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.07.068
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2016 Tripathi N, Choppala G, Singh RS, Srivastava P, Seshadri B, 'Sorption kinetics of zinc and nickel on modified chitosan', ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, 188 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10661-016-5499-5
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2015 Bolan N, Mahimairaja S, Kunhikrishnan A, Seshadri B, Thangarajan R, 'Bioavailability and ecotoxicity of arsenic species in solution culture and soil system: implications to remediation', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22 8866-8875 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1827-2
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2015 Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Naidu R, 'Rhizosphere-induced heavy metal(Loid) transformation in relation to bioavailability and remediation', Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 15 524-548 (2015) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2015 Choppala G, Bolan N, Kunhikrishnan A, Skinner W, Seshadri B, 'Concomitant reduction and immobilization of chromium in relation to its bioavailability in soils', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22 8969-8978 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1653-6
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2014 Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Kunhikrishnan A, Choppala G, Naidu R, 'Effect of coal combustion products in reducing soluble phosphorus in soil II: Leaching study', Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 225 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11270-013-1777-9
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2014 Seshadri B, Kunhikrishnan A, Bolan N, Naidu R, 'Effect of industrial waste products on phosphorus mobilisation and biomass production in abattoir wastewater irrigated soil', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21 10013-10021 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11356-014-3030-5
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2013 Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Kunhikrishnan A, 'Effect of clean coal combustion products in reducing soluble phosphorus in soil I. Adsorption study', Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 224 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11270-013-1524-2
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2013 Choppala G, Bolan N, Seshadri B, 'Chemodynamics of chromium reduction in soils: Implications to bioavailability', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 261 718-724 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.03.040
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2013 Seshadri B, Bolan N, Choppala G, Naidu R, 'Differential effect of coal combustion products on the bioavailability of phosphorus between inorganic and organic nutrient sources', JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 261 817-825 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.04.051
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2013 Bolan NS, Thangarajan R, Seshadri B, Jena U, Das KC, Wang H, Naidu R, 'Landfills as a biorefinery to produce biomass and capture biogas', BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 135 578-587 (2013)
DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.08.135
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2012 Matheyarasu R, Seshadri B, Bolan N, Naidu R, 'Nutrient management in effluents derived from agricultural industries: An Australian perspective', WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.2495/SI120181
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
2010 Bolan NS, Szogi AA, Chuasavathi T, Seshadri B, Rothrock MJ, Panneerselvam P, 'Uses and management of poultry litter', WORLDS POULTRY SCIENCE JOURNAL, 66 673-698 (2010)
DOI 10.1017/S0043933910000656
Citations Scopus - 121Web of Science - 109
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan
2010 Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Naidu R, Brodie K, 'THE ROLE OF COAL COMBUSTION PRODUCTS IN MANAGING THE BIOAVAILABILITY OF NUTRIENTS AND HEAVY METALS IN SOILS', JOURNAL OF SOIL SCIENCE AND PLANT NUTRITION, 10 378-398 (2010)
DOI 10.4067/S0718-95162010000100011
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
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Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Yu H, Yang C-Y, Bolan N, Dharmarajan R, Seshadri B, 'Pilot plant demonstration of an advanced aqueous ammonia-based CO2 capture technology: Preliminary data', Melbourne, Australia (2018)
Co-authors Raja Dharmarajan, Nanthi Bolan
2017 Bolan SS, Seshadri B, Wijayawardena AMA, Grainge I, Naidu R, Nicholas JT, 'Diffential toxicity effect of arsenic species on gut microbiome', Melbourne, Australia (2017)
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Ayanka Wijayawardena
2015 Bolan S, Naidu R, Clark I, Palanisami T, Seshadri B, 'Sources, speciation and bioavailability of heavy metal(loid)s in complementary medicines', Melbourne, Australia (2015)
Co-authors Thava Palanisami
2014 Chuasavathi T, Bolan NS, Naidus R, Seshadris B, 'Biosolids-Based Co-Composts Reduce the Bioavailability of Heavy Metals', I INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ORGANIC MATTER MANAGEMENT AND COMPOST USE IN HORTICULTURE, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA (2014)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Nanthi Bolan, Ravi Naidu
2012 Matheyarasu R, Seshadri B, Bolan NS, Naidu R, 'Nutrient management in effluents derived from agricultural industries: An Australian perspective', WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (2012)

The effluents derived from agricultural industries are major sources of wastewater with significant amounts of nutrients and organic load. Australia's agricultural industries... [more]

The effluents derived from agricultural industries are major sources of wastewater with significant amounts of nutrients and organic load. Australia's agricultural industries have experienced rapid growth in recent years, with nearly 152 abattoirs, 1798 wine industries, 9256 dairy farms and 1835 piggeries in operation. Agricultural industries require huge volumes of water for processing the farm products towards commercial value and quality. For instance, around 200 L of water required for processing a cattle in an abattoir; around 2.4-2.5 L for producing 1 L of wine; 500-800 L for 1 L of milk; and 12-45 L for sow and litter management in piggeries. As a result, these industries generate huge volumes of wastewater. For example, Australian meat industries produce an average of 4000 m3/day wastewater, with high concentration of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). The annual average N and P loads in some of the farm effluents are: abattoir - 722 and 722 t; winery - 280 and 280 t; dairy - 150000 and 110000 t; and piggery - 72895 and 5075t. With Australia's average fertiliser consumption being 1 Mt N and 0.5 Mt P, the huge amounts of N and P from the agricultural effluents can be re-used as a potential alternative for fertiliser usage. Sustainable management of nutrients in the wastewater irrigated soil is a critical step to prevent contamination of both surface and ground-water. The available technologies for wastewater treatment require high investment. Hence, using high biomass-producing plants (e.g., Pennisetum purpureum and Arundo donax) as remediators, which also has the potential to uptake high amount of nutrients and heavy metals, can serve as a cost effective technology. Consequently, the plants used not only act as remediators, but also provide biomass that can also be used for energy generation, paper production and as a feed for animals. © 2012 WIT Press.

DOI 10.2495/SI120181
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Nanthi Bolan
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Bolan S, Seshadri B, Talley NJ, Naidu R, 'Bio-banking gut microbiome samples', ( issue.7 pp.929-930): WILEY-BLACKWELL (2016)
DOI 10.15252/embr.201642572
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Nicholas Talley, Ravi Naidu
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $12,500

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20181 grants / $12,500

Potential avenues for brine wastewater remediation$12,500

Funding body: Restech Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Restech Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Dane Lamb, Doctor Balaji Seshadri
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800904
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Phytocapping: An Alternative Technology for the Sustainable Management of Landfill Sites PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Characterisation of Heavy Metals (As, Cd, Pb) Contaminated Soil and Their Remediation by Using Different Methods PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Capturing and Utilization of Gaseous Emissions From Flue Gas in Coal-Fired Power Station PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Speciation and Bioavailability of Heavy Metal(loid)s in Complementary Medicines PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Wastewater Driven Biomass Production for Energy Generation PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD A Study on Carbon Storage in Soil Using Biosolids PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD A Study on Microbial Carbon Use Efficiency in Soil PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Phosphorus Recovery From Waste Streams Using Absorbents PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 53
Korea, Republic of 27
United States 13
China 9
India 7
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Dr Balaji Seshadri

Position

Research Fellow
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER)
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email balaji.seshadri@newcastle.edu.au

Office

Room ATC
Building Advanced Technology Centre.
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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