Educational Qualification

DEGREE BRANCH INSTITUTE YEAR
B.E. Mechanical Engineering National Engineering College, Kovilpatti 1988
M.E. Thermal Engineering Annamalai University 1993
Ph. D. Solar Thermal, Heat Transfer Analysis Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai 2003
Post Doctoral Fellowship Solar Thermal Australian National University, Canberra 2011

Experience

PERIOD NO OF YEARS DESIGNATION INSTITUTION
01-01-1998 to 18-01-2000 2 Research Scholar IIT-Madras, Chennai
13-05-1988 to 31-12-1997 9 Senior Grade Lecturer RVS College of Engineering, Dindigul
19-01-2000 to 18-01-2004 4 Lecturer Thiagarajar College of Engineering
19-01-2004 to 18-01-2009 5 Senior Grade Lecturer Thiagarajar College of Engineering
19-01-2009 to 04-07-2012 3 Assistant Professor Thiagarajar College of Engineering
05-07-2012 to 04-07-2015 3 Associate Professor Thiagarajar College of Engineering
05-07-2015 to Till date 5 Professor Thiagarajar College of Engineering

Journals

  1. K Srithar, R Saravanan, R Srinivasan, T Rajaseenivasan, R Venkatesan, A Mariganesh, KN Aravinth,Vapour compression refrigeration with biomass operated bubble column humidification and dehumidification desalination system, Desalination and Water Treatment, 217,52-62,2021
  2. M. Vivar, M. Fuentes, N. Pichel, A. López-Vargas, M.J. Rodrigo, K. Srithar, Photovoltaic and solar disinfection technology meeting the needs of water and electricity of a typical household in developing countries: From a Solar Home System to a full-functional hybrid system, Science of the Total Environment 747, 141082, 2020
  3. K Srithar, T Rajaseenivasan, M Sabeer, T Thirunavukkarasu, V Pavendan, Heat Transfer Study in CPC Solar Water Heater with Turbulators. TERI Information Digest on Energy and Environment, 17 (1), 13-24, 2018
  4. M.S. Govardhanan, G. Kumaraguruparan, M. Kameswari, R. Saravanan, M. Vivar, K Srithar, Photovoltaic module with Uniform water flow on top surface, International Journal of Photo Energy, (2020) 1-9,2020
  5. K. Srithar, T. Rajaseenivasan, M. Arulmani, R. Gnanavel, M. Vivar, Manuel Fuentes. Energy recovery from a vapour compression refrigeration system using humidification dehumidification desalination. Desalination, 439, 155-161, 2018
  6. T Rajaseenivasan, K Srithar, Recent fresh water augmentation techniques in solar still and HDH desalination – A review, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, (82) 629-644, 2018
  7. T Rajaseenivasan, K Srithar, An investigation into a laboratory scale bubble column humidification-dehumidification desalination system powered by biomass energy, Energy Conversion and Management, (139) 232-244, 2017
  8. T Rajaseenivasan, S Ravi Prasanth, M Salamon Antony, K Srithar, Experimental investigation on the performance of an impinging jet solar air heater,Alexandria Engineering Journal 56, 63-69,2017
  9. T Rajaseenivasan, R Prakash, K Vijayakumar, K, Srithar,Mathematical and experimental investigation on the influence of basin height variation and stirring of water by solar PV panels in solar still,Desalination 415, 67-75,2017
  10. K. Srithar, T. Rajaseenivasan, G. Hari Prasath, P. Saravanan. Augmentation of distillate yield in a parabolic concentrator integrated solar still. Journal of Desalination and Water Purification, 9, 10-15, 2017.
  11. C Muthusamy, K Srithar, Energy saving potential in humidification-dehumidification desalination system, Energy, 118, 729-741, 2017
  12. K Kalidasa Murugavel, K Srithar,Single basin double slope solar still: Year round performance prediction for local climatic conditions at Southern India,Thermal Science, S429-438,2013
  13. K Arun Balasubramanian, S Vigneshwaran, K Srithar,Energy and Exergy Analysis of CI Engine Using Dual Biodiesel Blends with Diesel,Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 8 (2), 78-86,2014
  14. T Rajaseenivasan, K Srithar, Performance investigation on solar still with circular and square fins in basin with CO2 mitigation and economic analysis,Desalination 380, 66-74,2016
  15. P Raveendiran, B Sivaraman, K Srithar,Heat Transfer Characteristics Study on a Water – To – Water Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger using Effectiveness – NTU method,International Journal of Scientific Research 3 (9), 166-169,2014
  16. A Alaudeen, A Syed Abu Thahir, K Srithar,Investigation on Stepped Basin with Flat Plate Collector in Solar Still,Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 8 (2), 93-98,2014
  17. K Srithar, C Muthusamy,Efficiency investigation of an enhanced air heater used in a Humidification–Dehumidification desalination system,Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 8 (6), 209-216,2014
  18. K Srithar, K Arun Balasubramanian,Dual Biodiesel for Diesel Engine–Property, Performance and Emission Analysis,International Energy Journal 14 (3), 107-120,2014
  19. K Srithar, C Muthusamy, R Periyasamy, G Nishanth,Efficiency Intensification of Humidification-Dehumidification Desalination System using different inserts in air heater,International Journal of Applied Engineering Research 10 (5), 13675-13690,2015
  20. V Pavendan, K Muthukumar, N Arivazhagan, K Srithar,Heat Transfer Augmentation in a Solar water heater using Cross and Twisted Tape Inserts,International Journal of Applied Engineering Research 10 (6), 14739-14754,2015
  21. T Rajaseenivan, AP Tinnokesh, G Rajesh Kumar, K Srithar, Glass basin solar still with integrated preheated water supply-Theoretical and Experimental investigation,Desalination 398, 214-221,2016
  22. T Rajaseenivasan, V Srinivasan, G Syed Mohamed Qadir, K Srithar,An Investigation on the performance of sawdust briquette blending with neem power,Alexandria Engineering Journal 55, 2833-2838,2016
  23. K Kalidasa Murugavel, KKSK Chockalingam, K Srithar,Modeling and Verification of Double Slope Single Basin Solar Still Using Laboratory and Actual Solar Conditions,Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 3 (3), 228-235,2009
  24. T Rajaseenivasan, RK Shanmugam, VM Hareesh, K Srithar,Combined probation of bubble column humidification dehumidification desalination system using solar collectors,Energy 116, 459-469,2016
  25. K Kalidasa Murugavel, K Srithar,Effect of cover plate transmittance on solar still performance,International Journal of Green Energy, 12, 431-439, 2015
  26. T Rajaseenivasan, P Nelson Raja, K Srithar, An experimental investigation on a solar still with an integrated flat plate collector, Desalination, 347, 131–137,2014
  27. K.Srithar, T. Rajaseenivasan, N. Karthik, M.Periannan, M. Gowtham, Stand alone triple basin solar desalination system with cover cooling and parabolic dish concentrator, Renewable Energy. (90) 157-165,2016
  28. T. Rajaseenivasan, S. Srinivasan, K. Srithar,Comprehensive study on solar air heater with Circular and V – type turbulators attached on absorber plate, Energy, 88, 863-873,2015
  29. C Muthusamy, K Srithar,Energy and exergy analysis for a humidification–dehumidification desalination system integrated with multiple inserts. Desalination, 367, 49-59,2015
  30. B Karthikeyan, MG DhineshBabu, M Harimeyyappan, K Srithar, Combined Effects of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Coating and Palm Oil Methyl Ester (Pome) Blends on Energy and Exergy Balance in Agricultural Diesel Engine, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 8 (13), 339-352,2014
  31. B Karthikeyan, D Kesavaram, S Ashok Kumar, K Srithar,Exhaust energy recovery using thermoelectric power generation from a thermally insulated diesel engine,International Journal of Green Energy 10, 1056-1071,2013
  32. V Velmurugan, K Srithar,Solar stills integrated with a mini solar pond—analytical simulation and experimental validation,Desalination 216 (1), 232-241,2007
  33. V Velmurugan, K Srithar,Prospects and scopes of solar pond: A detailed review,Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 12 (8), 2253-2263,2008
  34. K Kalidasa Murugavel, K Chockalingam, K Srithar,Progresses in improving the effectiveness of the single basin passive solar still,Desalination 220 (1), 677-686,2008
  35. K Kalidasa Murugavel, K Srithar,Performance study on basin type double slope solar still with different wick materials and minimum mass of water,Renewable Energy 36 (2), 612-620,2011
  36. K Srithar, A Mani,Comparison between simulated and experimental performance of an open solar flat plate collector for treating tannery effluent,International communications in heat and mass transfer 30 (4), 505-514,2003
  37. K Kalidasa Murugavel, S Sivakumar, J Riaz Ahamed, KKSK Chockalingam, K Srithar,Single basin double slope solar still with minimum basin depth and energy storing materials,Applied Energy 87 (2), 514-523,2010
  38. V Velmurugan, KJ Naveen Kumar, T Noorul Haq, K Srithar,Performance analysis in stepped solar still for effluent desalination,Energy 34 (9), 1179-1186,2009
  39. V Velmurugan, CK Deenadayalan, H Vinod, K Srithar,Desalination of effluent using fin type solar still,Energy 33 (11), 1719-1727,2008
  40. K Kalidasa Murugavel, KKSK Chockalingam, K Srithar,An experimental study on single basin double slope simulation solar still with thin layer of water in the basin,Desalination 220 (1), 687-693,2008
  41. V Velmurugan, K Srithar,Performance analysis of solar stills based on various factors affecting the productivity—A review,Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15 (2), 1294-1304,2011
  42. V Velmurugan, S Senthil Kumaran, V Niranjan Prabhu, K Srithar,Productivity enhancement of stepped solar still: Performance analysis,Thermal Science 12 (3), 153-163,2008
  43. K Srithar, A Mani,Analysis of a single cover FRP flat plate collector for treating tannery effluent,Applied thermal engineering 24 (5), 873-883,2004
  44. V Velmurugan, S Pandiarajan, P Guruparan, L Harihara Subramanian, C David Prabaharan, K Srithar,Integrated performance of stepped and single basin solar stills with mini solar pond,Desalination 249 (3), 902-909,2009
  45. V Velmurugan, J Mandlin, B Stalin, K Srithar,Augmentation of saline streams in solar stills integrating with a mini solar pond,Desalination 249 (1), 143-149,2009
  46. K Srithar, A Mani,Open fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) flat plate collector (FPC) and spray network systems for augmenting the evaporation rate of tannery effluent (soak liquor),Solar Energy 81 (12), 1492-1500,2007
  47. K Srithar, A Mani,Studies on solar flat plate collector evaporation systems for tannery effluent (soak liquor),Journal of Zhejiang University-Science A 7 (11), 1870-1877,2006
  48. B Karthikeyan, K Srithar,Performance characteristics of a glowplug assisted low heat rejection diesel engine using ethanol,Applied Energy 88 (1), 323-329,2011
  49. K Srithar, A Mani,Comparison of conventional and open flat plate collectors for evaporation of tannery effluent,International Energy Journal 7 (4), 245-251,2006
  50. M Vivar, M Fuentes, N Dodd, J Scott, I Skryabin, K Srithar,First lab-scale experimental results from a hybrid solar water purification and photovoltaic system,Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 98, 260-266,2012
  51. M Fuentes, M Vivar, J Scott, K Srithar, I Skryabin,Results from a first autonomous optically adapted photocatalytic–photovoltaic module for water purification,Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 100, 216-225,2012
  52. K Srithar,Performance Analysis of Vapour Adsorption Solar Still Integrated with Mini-solar Pond for Effluent Treatment,International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications 1 (4), 336-341,2010
  53. V Velmurugan, K Srithar,Industrial effluent treatment: Theoretical and experimental analysis,Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 3, 013107,2011
  54. R Kannan, C Selvaganesan, M Vignesh, B Ramesh Babu, M Fuentes, M Vivar, I Skryabin, K Srithar,Solar still with vapor adsorption basin: Performance analysis,Renewable Energy 62, 258-264,2014
  55. C Muthusamy, M Vivar, I Skryabin, K Srithar,Effect of conical cut-out turbulators with internal fins in a circular tube on heat transfer and friction factor,International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer,2013
  56. C Muthusamy, M Manjunathan, S Manickam, M Gowtham, M Vivar, I Skryabin, K Srithar,Effect of Half Perforated Circular Baffles in an Air Heater with Various Orientations,European Journal of Scientific Research 98 (4), 453-464,2013
  57. A Alaudeen, A SyedAbuthahir, K Srithar,Performance Analysis of Inclined Flat Plate Collector Type Solar Still,European Journal of Scientific Research 97 (1), 89-98,2013
  58. K Srithar, K Arun Balasubramanian, M Vivar, I Skryabin,An Experimental Investigation on Diesel and Low Heat Rejection Engines with Dual Biodiesel Blends,International Journal of Green Energy 10, 1041-1055,2013
  59. K Arun Balasubramanian, A Guruprasath, M Vivar, I Skryabin, K Srithar,Performance and emission characteristics of double biodiesel blends with diesel,Thermal Science 17 (1), 255-262,2012
  60. V Velmurugan, K Srithar,Chemical analysis in an effluent desalination system,Desalination and Water Treatment 16 (1-3), 101-109,2010
  61. K Arun Balasubramanian, K Srithar,Multiple biodiesel mixtures in diesel engine - performance and emission analysis,Energy Education Science and Technology Part A: Energy Science and Research, 32 (1), 13-24, 2014
  62. V Velmurugan, M Gopalakrishnan, R Raghu, K Srithar,Single basin solar still with fin for enhancing productivity,Energy conversion and Management 49 (10), 2602-2608,2008
  63. T Rajaseenivasan, K Srithar, Potential of a dual purpose solar collector on humidification dehumidification desalination system, Desalination, 404, 35-40, 2017
  64. K Srithar, T Rajaseenivasan, Performance analysis on a solar bubble column humidification dehumidification desalination system, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 105, 41-50, 2017
  65. K Srithar, K Arun Balasubramanian, V Pavendan, B Ashok Kumar, Experimental investigations on mixing of two biodiesel blended with diesel as alternative fuel for diesel engines,Journal of King Saud University-Engineering Sciences,29,50-56,2017
  66. A Alaudeen, A Syed Abu Thahir, S Muthugopal, K Thirumalai, K Srithar,Augmentation of evaporation rate using glass basin stepped solar still,IJST, Transaction of Mechanical Engineering, 38, 227-238,2014
  67. M. Maria Antony Raj, K. Kalidasa Murugavel, T. Rajaseenivasan, K. Srithar,A review on flash evaporation desalination, 57(29),13462-13471,2016
  68. C Muthusamy, M Gowtham, S Manickam, M Manjunathan, K Srithar,Enhancement of productivity of humidification–dehumidification desalination using modified air heater,Desalination and Water Treatment, 56(12), 3294 - 3304, 2015
  69. A Alaudeen, A Syed Abu Thahir, K Vasanth, A Maria Infant Tom, K Srithar,Experimental and theoretical analysis of solar still with glass basin,Desalination and Water Treatment, 54 (6), 1489 - 1498, 2015
  70. A Alaudeen, K Johnson, P Ganasundar, A Syed Abuthahir, K Srithar,Study on stepped type basin in a solar still,Journal of King Saud University-Engineering Sciences, 26(2),176-183, 2014

Books

  1. K. Ganesh Babu,K. Srithar,Design of Machine elements,Tata Mcgraw Hill Education,2009

Sponsored Research

TITLE SPONSORING AGENCY AMOUNT RESPONSIBILITY
Experimental investigation on cold storage room operated by Solar Energy and Heat pipe technology ISHRAE(2020-21,2021-22) 18,00,000 Principal Investigator
Experimental investigations of a four-stroke single cylinder direct injection diesel engine operated on Hybrid biofuels for reducing global warming UGC 6,85,000 Principal Insvestigator

Consultancy

NAME OF INDUSTRY DETAILS PERIOD
IFB washing machine, GOA Energy Audit 2008
TVS Sri-Chakra Tyres, Madurai Heat transfer analysis for the flow through the pipes 2002
3 cluster of villages Energy Audit 2007-2008
Johnson Mathew Catalyst, Kanpur. Consultancy 2008 - 09

Seminar, Conference, Workshop Attended

  1. STRATEGIC QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODS FOR ACHIEVING ZERO DEFECT (AICTE-ISTE SPONSORED PROGRAMME), THIAGARAJAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MADURAI 625 015, 06.12.04 -18.12.04
  2. OPERATIONAL STRATEGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES ON LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (AICTE-ISTE SPONSORED PROGRAMME), THIAGARAJAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MADURAI 625 015, 21.06.04- 03.07.04
  3. ACCREDITATION A RIGHT APPROACH (AICTE-ISTE SPONSORED PROGRAMME), THIAGARAJAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MADURAI 625 015, 01.05.04
  4. ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN THERMAL ENGINEERING. (AICTE-ISTE SPONSORED PROGRAMME), NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, WARANGAL, INDIA., 15.12.03- 27.12.03
  5. ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN THERMAL ENGINEERING. (AICTE-ISTE SPONSORED PROGRAMME), NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, WARANGAL, INDIA., 15.12.03-27.12.03
  6. QUALITY ASSURANCE & MANAGEMENT, IIT, KHARAGPUR, 22.11.93 -04.12.93

Seminar, Conference, Workshop Organised

  1. Refreshment Course On Fluid Mechanics, Honey Well, Madurai, 2008
  2. Global Warming And Renewable Energy Sources, Thiagarajar College Of Engineering, Madurai, 14.08.07
  3. Demonstration Cum Education Programme For Self Help Group, Sengappadai Village, 28.04.07
  4. Demonstration Cum Education Programme For Self Help Group, Vilachery Village, 21.04.07
  5. Training Programme At Vilachery Village, Madurai District, Vilachery Village, 14.04.07
  6. Renewable Energy Based Cold Storage Systems, Thiagarajar College Of Engineering, Madurai, 03.03.07
  7. Workshop On Solar Thermal Energy For Industries, Thiagarajar College Of Engineering, Madurai, 28.02.07
  8. Refreshment Course On Fluid Mechanics, Honey Well, Madurai, 2003
  9. Numerical Methods Solution Of Differential Equations And Partial Differential Equations, Honey Well, Madurai, 2003
  10. Refreshment Course On Fluid Mechanics, Honey Well, Madurai, 2003

Ph.D Guidance/Supervisorship

NAME OF SCHOLAR COURSE AREA OF RESEARCH STATUS
Kalidasa Muragavel M.E/M.S Solar Desalination Completed
B. Karthikeyan M.E/M.S I.C. engine Completed
V. Velmurugan M.E/M.S Solar Desalination Completed
C. Muthusamy M.E/M.S Solar Desalination Completed
K. Arun Balasubramanian M.E/M.S Alternate fuels Completed
T. Raja Seenivasan Ph.D Studies on desalination systems Completed

Lectures Delivered

TOPIC DELIVERED AT PERIOD
Recent trends in solar desalination Solar Energy Centre, New Castle, Australia 01-06-2011 to 01-06-2011
Industrial Effluent treatment using solar energy Ian Ross seminar room, Australian National University, Australia 19-05-2011 to 19-05-2011
Recent Trends in Thermal Engineering KLN College of Engineering, Madurai 29-10-2010 to 29-10-2010
Emerging trends in Solar Energy KSR College of Engineering, 15-10-2010 to 15-10-2010
Solar Desalination SIT, Madurai 22-04-2010 to 22-04-2010
Recent Developments in Renewable Power Generation Marthandam College of Engineering, Kuttakuzhi, Marthandam 19-02-2010 to 19-02-2010
Recent Trends in Thermal Engineering KLN College of Engineering, Madurai 29-01-2010 to 29-01-2010
Applications of Solar Thermal Energy Madurai District Tiny & Small Scale Industries Association (MADITSSIA), Madurai 21-10-2008 to 21-10-2008
Applications of Solar Thermal Energy Madurai District Tiny & Small Scale Industries Association (MADITSSIA), Madurai 21-10-2008 to 21-10-2008
APPLICATIONS OF SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY MADURAI DISTRICT TINY & SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (MADITSSIA), MADURAI 21-10-2008 to 21-10-2008
Refreshment course on Fluid Mechanics Honey Well, Madurai 09-04-2008 to 09-08-2008
Refreshment course on Fluid Mechanics Honey Well, Madurai 09-04-2008 to 09-08-2008
Refreshment course on Fluid Mechanics Honey Well, Madurai 05-04-2008 to 08-06-2008
RENEWABLE ENERGY APPLICATIONS AYYA NADAR JANAKI AMMAL POLYTECHNIC, SIVAKASI 01-03-2008 to 01-03-2008
Renewable Energy Applications Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal Polytechnic, Sivakasi 01-03-2008 to 01-03-2008
Renewable Energy Applications Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal Polytechnic, Sivakasi 01-03-2008 to 01-03-2008
DESALINATION OF INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENT THIAGARAJAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, MADURAI 14-08-2007 to 14-08-2007
EFFLUENT DESALINATION BY SOLAR ENERGY PERIYAR MANIAMMAI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, TANJORE 12-07-2007 to 12-07-2007
SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY FOR EFFLUENT TREATMENT NATIONAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE, KOVILPATTI 11-04-2007 to 11-04-2007
SOLAR ENERGY FOR EFFLUENT TREATMENT VILACHERY VILLAGE ELDERS, MADURAI DISTRICT 23-03-2007 to 23-03-2007
RECENT TECHNOLOGY IN SOLAR ENERGY LAXMI SCHOOL, MADURAI 06-03-2007 to 06-03-2007
SOLAR PUMP USING ETHYL ETHER CSR SCHOOL, MADURAI 03-02-2007 to 03-02-2007
SOLAR ENERGY FOR EFFLUENT EVAPORATION VIKASA SCHOOL, MADURAI 30-01-2007 to 30-01-2007
Solar still with mini solar pond 3rd BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering,Dhaka, Bangladesh. 21-12-2006 to 21-12-2006
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN SOLAR COOLING AND HEATING PROCESSES ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY, ANNAMALAI NAGAI 22-11-2005 to 22-11-2005
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY NATIONAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE, KOVILPATTI 17-08-2005 to 17-08-2005
SOLAR REFRIGERATION A NEW TREND ALAGAPPA UNIVERSITY, KARAIKUDI 02.02.05
SOLAR REFRIGERATION SYSTEM ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY, ANNAMALAI NAGAI 10-12-2004 to 10-12-2004

Awards / Recognition Received

  1. Endeavour Executive Award, Australian Government
  2. Young Scientist Award, Central Jaycees, Madurai Chapter

Visits Abroad

PLACE PURPOSE DURATION
Australian National University, Canberra Post Doctoral Fellowship 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh attending BSME-ASME sponsored conference 2006

Membership

NAME OF SOCIETY DETAILS PERIOD
ISHRAE Professional Society
ISTE Profession

Other Achievements

  1. Endavour Ambassador-Australia
  2. Post Doctoral Fellowship