Dr. Hariharan  Thangappan Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Dr. Hariharan Thangappan

Associate Professor
V S B College of Engineering, Karur, Tamilnadu

Dr. Hari is a teacher, engineer and author, a PhD in Chemical Engineering. His services include Faculty(Chemical Engg.), Process Engineer & Manager(Production). Has proven professional skills in production planning, plant wide maintenance, boiler operations, ETP, and development engineering of Machine glazed kraft paper and RO processed drinking water manufacture. He is honored with, one of top twenty projects in Mondialogo Engineering Awards'07 and second place in Green Awards'08


PhD in Chemical Engineering,
Serves in academia, Served as Engineer (Process ) and Management Trainee (Production)
Expertise in continuous process maintenance, effluent treatment and
development engineering in Machine Glazed Kraft Paper manufacturing
and Packaged Drinking Water production.

Honorable mention in UNESCO - Mondialogo Engineering Award’2007
for one of top 20 projects.
Second place in EWB (Engineers Without Border) Green Awards’2008
for research projects in Biomass Utilization for Effluent Treatment

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Biomass Utilization for Effluent Treatment,
    Activated Carbon Preparation from Agro-Wastes
    and Food Processing by Microwave Drying



Desalination and Water Treatment

Surface characterization and methylene blue adsorption studies on a mesoporous

Published: Nov 07, 2015 by Desalination and Water Treatment
Authors: Hariharan Thangappan, Arjun Valiya Parambathu & Shiny Joseph
Subjects: Engineering - Environmental

Activated carbon was prepared from Areca triandra palm shell (ATPS) by chemical activation with sulphuric acid, and its application for the adsorption of methylene blue dye from aqueous solution was investigated in this paper.