Gangadhar Andaluri is the Lab Manager for Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Temple University. He provides critical support to research and teaching activities in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, and training to graduate (M.S & Ph.D.) and undergraduate students working on research and senior design projects, maintains chemical inventory, troubleshoots research/teaching equipment issues, and interfaces with University EHRS. He establishes a safety culture in CEE labs via awareness, standards, policies, communications and practices. His recent research has dealt with developing advanced oxidation processes for groundwater remediation, industrial wastewater treatment, emerging contaminants, and analytical method development for trace organic analysis. Additionally, he also teaches an undergraduate course, The Environment (ENVT0845)

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Engineering, Temple University, 2011
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Villanova University,
  • 2006 B. Tech in Chemical Engineering, Osmania University, India, 2003

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Research Faculty, Jan 2017 – Present, NSF-Water and Environmental Technology Center, Temple University
  • Adjunct Professor, June 2015 – Present, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Temple University
  • Lab Manager, Aug 2014 – Present, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Temple University
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Jan 2011 – Aug 2014, NSF-Water and Environmental Technology Center, Temple University

Recent Publications

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  • Andaluri, G, Suri, R.P.S. and Graham, K., (2017). “Steroid Hormones in Environmental Matrices: Extraction method comparison.” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189:626.
  • Andaluri, G. and Suri, R. P.S., (2017). “Oxidative Sonication of Estrogen hormones in Water and Municipal Wastewater.” Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 11(2) pp 71-81.
  • Andaluri, G. and Suri, R.P.S., (2017). “Removal of 1, 4-Dioxane and volatile organic compounds from groundwater using ozone based advanced oxidation processes.” Ozone Science and Engineering, 39:6, 423-434.
  • Dietrich, M., Andaluri, G., Smith, R. C., and Suri, R.P.S., (2017). “Combined ozone and ultrasound for the removal of 1, 4-Dioxane from drinking water.” Ozone Science and Engineering, 39(4) pp 244-254.
  • Roy, R., Andaluri, G., and Miller, W. C. (2017) “Haze as high altitude air pollutant, central & south Asia, Introducing earth rotor electro-kinetic yaw.” International Journal of Development Research, 7(2) pp 11681-11685.
  • Roy, R., Andaluri, G. and Miller, W. C. (2016) “Carbon monoxide signature in human body: Measured and GIS physiology.” Research and Reviews: Journal of Engineering and Technology, 5(4) pp 4-6.
  • Andaluri, G. (2016) “A thermodynamic insight on dissociation pathways of chlorinated alkyl sulfides: Computational quantum chemistry approach.” Research and Reviews: Journal of Engineering and Technology 5 (3)
  • Andaluri, G., Suri, R.P.S. and Kumar, K. (2012) “Occurrence of estrogen hormones in biosolids, animal manure and mushroom compost.” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184(2), 1197-1205.
  • Andaluri, G., Ekaterina, V., Suri, R.P.S. (2012) “Evaluation of relative importance of ultrasound reactor parameters for the removal of estrogen hormones in water.” Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 19, 953-958. Suri, R.P.S.,
  • Andaluri, G., Abburi, S., Velicu, M. (2008) “Ultrasound assisted removal of estrogen hormones.” Waste Management and the Environment IV, 109, 13-19

Conference proceedings

  • Dietrich, M., Andaluri, G., Smith, R. C., Suri, R.P.S., (2016) “1, 4-Dioxane removal in flow-through water treatment system using combined O3/Ultrasound.” Proceedings of ACE, AWWA
  • Andaluri, G., Curran, M., and Suri, R. P.S. (2012) “Removal of 1, 4-dioxane and volatile organics from contaminated groundwater using ozone based advanced oxidation processes.” Proceedings of American Chemical Society, volume 244
  • Andaluri, G. and Suri, R.P.S. (2012) “Enhanced oxidative sono-chemical removal of 1,4-dioxane from water.” Proceedings of American Chemical Society, volume 244
  • Andaluri, G., Fenlon, K., Suri, R.P.S. (2010) “Analytical methods and treatability study tools – treatment of micro-constituents.” Water Environment Federation – Industrial Issues and Treatment Technology Micro-constituents, New Jersey
  • Andaluri, G. and Suri, R.P.S. (2009) “Ultrasound assisted degradation of pharmaceutically active compounds: Effect of reactor design variables.” Proceedings of Penn-TEC, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, Lancaster, PA
  • Suri, R.P.S., Fu, H., Andaluri, G. (2007) “Estrogen contamination from wastewater treatment plants and animal wastes.” Proceedings of AWRA summer specialty conference, Vail, Colorado
  • Magdalena, V., Fu, H., Andaluri, G., Chimchirian, R., Suri, R.P.S. (2007), “Occurrence of estrogen hormones in environmental systems.” World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Tampa, Florida

Conference presentations

  • Dietrich, M., Smith, R. C., Andaluri, G., Suri, R.P.S., (2016) 1,4-Dioxane removal in flow-through water treatment system using combined O3/Ultrasound, ACE, AWWA, Chicago, Illinois
  • Andaluri, G., Vilimanovic, D., Hannah, R. E., Suri, R.P.S., (2016) Emerging Contaminants in the Delaware River Watershed, ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Manickavachagam, M., Andaluri, G., Suri, R.P.S., (2016) Ibuprofen and Ibuprofen-lysinate removal by adsorption and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dietrich, M., Smith, R. C., Andaluri, G., Suri, R.P.S., (2016) “1,4-Dioxane removal in flow-through water treatment system using combined O3/Ultrasound.” ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mac Gillivray, R., Andaluri, G., and Suri, R.P.S., (2014) Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Delaware River Basin, DE-AWRA PPCP Roundtable, NJ
  • Andaluri, G., Vilimanovic, D., Goldman, V., Suri, R. P. S., (2014) Removal of Emerging contaminants by Ozone and UV based advanced oxidation processes, The 20th International conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for treatment of Air, Soil and Water, San Diego, California.
  • Andaluri, G. and Suri, R. P.S., (2013) Optimization of Ultrasound Based AOP for Removal of Emerging Contaminants in Water: Understanding the Impact and Inter-Relation of Process Variables, The 20th International conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for treatment of Air, Soil and Water, San Diego, California.
  • Andaluri, G., Loftus, M., Suri, R.P.S., Sumner, P., Scheilder, J., (2013) Determination of UV dosages for the removal of Ozone from high purity water, International Ozone Association, Berlin, Germany
  • Andaluri, G., Loftus, M., Suri, R.P.S., Sumner, P., Scheilder, J., (2013) UV dose verification for ozone removal – An academic study, ISPE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California
  • Andaluri, G., Muruganandham, M., Suri, R.P.S., (2012) Ozone based treatment of emerging contaminants, Environmental measurement symposium, Washington, DC
  • Andaluri, G. and Suri, R.P.S. (2012) Evaluation of relative importance of ultrasound reactor parameters for the removal of estrogen hormones in water, ACS Conference, Philadelphia
  • Andaluri, G. and Suri, R.P.S. (2012) Oxidative Sono-chemical removal of 1,4-dioxane from water, ACS Conference, Philadelphia
  • Andaluri, G., Curran, M., Singh, T., Suri, R.P.S. (2012) Removal of 1,4-dioxane and volatile organics using ozone based advanced oxidation process, ACS Conference, Philadelphia
  • Andaluri, G., Curran, M., Singh, T., Suri, R.P.S., (2011) Removal of 1,4-dioxane using ozone based advanced oxidation processes, International Ozone Association/International UV Association World Congress, Paris, France
  • Andaluri, G., Rokhina, E., Suri, R.P.S., (2010) Ultrasonic destruction of emerging contaminants: Experimental and Theoretical (ANN) Approach, the 16th international conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for treatment of water, air and soil, San Diego, California
  • Andaluri, G., and Suri, R.P.S., (2009) Effect of reactor design variables on ultrasound induced destruction of emerging contaminants, WEFTEC, Orlando, Florida
  • Andaluri, G., and Suri, R.P.S., (2009) Ultrasound assisted degradation of pharmaceutically active compounds: Effect of reactor design variables, Penn-TEC: Annual conference of the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, Lancaster, PA, USA.
  • Suri, R.P.S., Singh, T.S., Andaluri, G., Fu, H., Mandepanda, U., (2009) Use of Ozone for the destruction of steroid hormones, VA-AWWA Conference, VA Andaluri, G., and Suri, R.P.S., (2008) Nano-materials in indoor air treatment and solar energy harvesting, Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership Forum: Innovate, Connect, Build Pennsylvania’s Green Economy, PA
  • Andaluri, G., and Suri, R.P.S., (2008) Aqueous phase destruction of active pharmaceutical ingredients using ultrasound, 60th Annual PA - AWWA Conference, PA Andaluri, G., Suri, R.P.S., Fu, H., (2008) Pharmaceutically active compounds in animal matrix and their leaching properties, National Water Quality Monitoring Council: Sixth National Conference, Water Environment Federation
  • Andaluri, G., Suri, R.P.S., and Velicu, M., (2008) Occurrence of PhACs in wastewater, surface water, and animal waste matrices, World Environmental and Water Resource Congress, Hawaii
  • Andaluri, G., Abburi, S., and Suri, R.P.S., (2008) Ultrasound assisted removal of estrogen hormones, Waste Management Andaluri, G., Suri, R.P.S., and Abburi, S., (2007) Removal of emerging contaminants from aqueous streams, Fifth Annual Maine Benzodiazepine Study group conference & Fourth Annual Unused Drug Return Conference: Improving Patient Safety through Informed Medication prescribing and Disposal Practices, Portland, Maine
  • Andaluri, G., Suri, R.P.S., Fu, H., Chimchirian, R., and Meduri, S., (2007) Pharmaceutical chemical contamination in surface water, and their aqueous phase destruction using ultrasound, AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition, Ontario, Canada
  • Andaluri, G., Suri, R.P.S., and Fu, H., (2007) Occurrence of estrogen hormones in solid wastes and their leaching properties, 23rd Annual meeting of Hudson-Delaware chapter of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, NJ

Professional expertise

More than 10 years of research experience in water/wastewater treatment, groundwater remediation, industrial wastewater treatment, bench/pilot scale testing, physical/chemical/biological treatment processes and advanced oxidation technologies 10 years of experience in operation, regular maintenance, and troubleshooting of advanced analytical instruments including GC/MS/MS, LC/MS/MS, LC/MS/QToF, UPLC, HPLC, GC/MS-Purge & Trap, Ion Chromatography, Total Organic Carbon analyzers, BET surface area analyzer, and UV-Vis Spectrophotometers 10 years of experience in analytical method development including QA/QC, Solid Phase extractions, Liquid-Liquid extractions, and Soxhlet extractions Three years of Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate courses Extensive experience in operation and maintenance of Tinius Olsen 300K Super-L Universal Testing Machine, MTS Landmark and Mini Bionix II Advanced Material Testing instruments, and ELE Digital Shear, Load Consolidation, and Tritest instruments Extensive experience in Environmental Health and Safety aspects of engineering laboratories Lab Management – Environmental Compliance (State and Federal) and Safety Certified to operate Forklift for Temple Engineering

Awards and honors

  • First place and Overall Research Award, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, 2009
  • Second place, Young Professional – Fresh Ideas Research Award, PA-AWWA, 2008
  • First Place Student Research Award, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Hudson Delaware Chapter, 2007
  • Research was featured in ACS-Chemistry and Industry Magazine “Sound Idea to Cleanup Wastewater”, 2008 Technology development was featured in WHYY National Radio “Sound Investment: Temple team advances use of noise to purify water”. 2012

Certifications

  • Engineer in Training (NCEES Board, New Hampshire) License # 5352
  • Environmental Protection in Chemical Process Industries, Villanova University 2006

Scholarly peer reviewer

  • Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Environmental Engineering Science Desalination and Water Treatment
  • International Journal of Photo energy

Professional Affiliations/memberships

  • Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PA-WEA)
  • American Water Works Association, PA Section (PA-AWWA)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Patents

Andaluri, G. and Suri, R.P.S. (2010) “Electro-Sonolytic Destruction of Emerging Contaminants”, Invention Disclosure Filed, Temple University