Affiliated Researcher

  arunkumar.p AT ifpindia DOT org
  +91- 9442810093


Completed my post- graduation and Ph.D from the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Pondicherry University. My Ph.D research revolved around the exploration of traditional water treatment techniques. Presently, affiliated with French Institute in Fisher Coast and Community Archive project.


My main objective with respect to Fisher coast project is to analyse and monitor the major transformations that shapes the coastal regions of South India (Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore district), involves a series of initiatives relating to the ecology of the coast.


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Other Publications

Patchaiyappan Arunkumar, Syed Zaki Ahmed, Kaushik Dowarah, Swapna Sarika Khadanga, Tejaswini Singh, Shanmuganathan Jayakumar, Chinnasamy Thirunavukkarasu, and Suja P. Devipriya. "Prevalence of microplastics in the sediments of Odisha beaches, southeastern coast of India." Marine Pollution Bulletin 167 (2021): 112265.

Arunkumar Patchaiyappan, Kaushik Dowarah, Syed Zaki Ahmed, Manivannan Prabakaran, Shanmuganathan Jayakumar, Chinnasamy Thirunavukkarasu & Suja P. Devipriya. Prevalence and characteristics of microplastics present in the street dust collected from Chennai metropolitan city, India (2020). Chemosphere.

Arunkumar Patchaiyappan, Syed Zaki Ahmed, Kaushik Dowarah, Shanmuganathan Jayakumar Suja P. Devipriya, (2020) Occurrence, distribution and composition of microplastics in the sediments of South Andaman beaches, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 111227.

Dowarah, K., Patchaiyappan, A., Thirunavukkarasu, C., Jayakumar, S., & Devipriya, S. P. (2020). Quantification of microplastics using Nile Red in two bivalve species Pernaviridis and Meretrix meretrix from three estuaries in Pondicherry, India and microplastic uptake by local communities through bivalve diet. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 153, 110982.

Patchaiyappan, A., Prabakaran, M., Sarangapany, S., Kudungal, H., & Devipriya, S. (2020). Cytotoxic and antioxidant activity of the polysaccharide isolated from the seeds of Strychnos potatorum. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 101586.

Arunkumar P, Sadish Kumar V, Saran S, Bindun H, Devipriya SP. Isolation of active coagulant protein rom the seeds of Strychnos potatorum–a potential water treatment agent. Environmental technology. 17:1-9. 2018

Patchaiyappan A, Saran S, Devipriya SP. Recovery and reuse of TiO2 photocatalyst from aqueous suspension using plant based coagulant-A green approach. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2016 Jul 1;33(7):2107-13.

Patchaiyappan, A., Sarangapany, S., Saksakom, Y. A., & Devipriya, S. P. (2019). Feasibility study of a point of use technique for water treatment using plant-based coagulant and isolation of a bioactive compound with bactericidal properties. Separation Science and Technology, 1-11.