Prof. Rajasekhar Balasubramanian

Division of Environmental Science and Engineering

National University of Singapore, Singapore



1991 Ph.D., in Atmospheric Science, University of Miami

1985 M.Tech., in Chemical Instrumentation, Indian Institute of Technology

1983 M.Sc., in Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology

1981 B.Sc., in Chemistry, St. Xavier’s College

Publications (selected)

1. Kuppusamy, V, S Muthuswamy and R Balasubramanian, "Biosorption of Lanthanum, Cerium, Europium and Ytterbium by a Brown Marine Alga, Turbinaria Conoides". INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, (2010).

2. Joshi, U and R Balasubramanian, "Characteristics and Environmental Mobility of Trace Elements in Urban Runoff". Chemosphere, (2010).

3. Zhao, X S, T Y A Quek and R Balasubramanian, "Mechanistic Insights into Copper Removal by Pyrolytic Tire Char through Equilibrium Studies". INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, (2010).

4. Kuppusamy, V, M J Umid and R Balasubramanian, "Removal of Metal Ions From Stormwater Runoff by Low-Cost Adsorbents: Batch and Column Studies". JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, (2010).

5. He, J, B Zielinska and R Balasubramanian, "Composition of Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in the Urban Atmosphere of Singapore: Influence of Biomass Burning". ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, (2010).

6. Sundaramabal, P, P Tkalich and R Balasubramanian, "Impact of Biomass Burning on Surface Water Quality in Southeast Asia through Atmospheric Deposition: Eutrophication Modeling". ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, (2010).

7. Sundarambal, P, R Balasubramanian, P Tkalich and J He, "Impact of Biomass Burning on Surface Water Quality in Southeast Asia through Atmospheric Deposition: Field Observations". ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, (2010).

8. Sundarambal, P, P Tkalich and R Balasubramanian, "Modeling the effect of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on marine phytoplankton at the Singapore Strait". WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 61, 4 (2010): 859-867.

9. He, J and R Balasubramanian, "Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in ambient air and rainwater intropical environment: Concentrations and temporal and seasonal trends a ". Chemosphere, 78 (10) (2010): 742-751.

10. He, J and R Balasubramanian, "The Exchange of SVOCs acrossthe Air-Sea Interface in Singapore’s Coastal Environment". ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 10, no. 4 (2010): 1837-1852.

11. Elisabeth, R and R Balasubramanian, "Optimization and validation of solid phase micro-extraction (SPME) method for analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in rainwater and stormwater". PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF THE EARTH, 34, no. 13-16 (2009): 857-865.

12. Umid, M J, V Kuppusamy and R Balasubramanian, "Trace Metals In Urban Street Dusts And Their Dissolution Characteristics In Various Aqueous Media". Chemosphere, 77(4) (2009): 526-533.

13. Mano, K S S P, R Balasubramanian, K W Cheong and K W Tham, "Traffic- generated Airborne Particles in Naturally-Ventilated Multi-Storey Residential Buildings of Singapore: Vertical Distribution and Potential Health Risks". BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, 44(7) (2009): 1493-1500.

14. Sundarambal, P, R Balasubramanian and P Tkalich, "Atmospheric fluxes of nutrients onto Singapore Strait". WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 59, no. 11 (2009): 2287-2295.

15. Kuppusamy, V, M Arun, M J Umid and R Balasubramanian, "A comparative study of seven materials as sorbents for removal of metal ions from real storm water runoff ". Chemical Engineering Transactions, 17 (2009): 379-384.

16. Balasubramanian, R, J HE, S Kathikeyan and M J Umid, "Determination of Semi-Volatile Organochlorine Compounds in the Atmosphere of Singapore Using Accelerated Solvent Extraction". Chemosphere, 75, no. 5 (2009): 640-648.

17. He, J and R Balasubramanian, "Determination of Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Using Accelerated Solvent Extraction". ANALYTICAL LETTERS, 42(11) (2009): 1603-1619.

18. Kuppusamy, V, M Arun, M J Umid and R Balasubramanian, "Biosorption of As(V) onto the shells of the crab (Portunus sanguinolentus): Equilibrium and kinetic studies". INDUSTRIAL& ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 48, no. 7 (2009): 3589-3594.

19. Kuppusamy, V, T T TEO, R Balasubramanian and U M Joshi, "Application of Sargassum biomass to remove heavy metal ions from synthetic multi-metal solutions and urban storm water runoff". JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 164, no. 2-3 (2009): 1019-1023.

20. Karthikeyan, S and R Balasubramanian, "Inter-Laboratory Study to Improve the Quality of the Analysis of Nutrients in Rainwater Chemistry". ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 43 (21) (2009): 3424-3430.

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