Senior Principal Scientist
Central Leather Research Institute
Dr. P Shanmugam is employed as Senior Principal Scientist (Scientist -“F”) in the Environmental Engineering Department of Central Leather Research Institute (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), Adyar Chennai.20 India, leading a team of Scientists/ Researchers and carrying out research in the field of sequential production of bio-diesel, bioethanol, bio-hydrogen and biomethane from fat and protein rich solid and liquid wastes as a “Biorefinery” through enzymatic transesterification, solventogenesis, hydrogenesis and methanogenesis respectively as an enzymatic biorefinery for CDM, high Carbon offsetting, and for better environmental protection. He has demonstrated many large scale onsite biogas plants producing power and fertilizer from leather, slaughter house, wholesale vegetable market complex waste and municipal organic solid wastes, which can be viewed in his web site www.clri.org/WriteReadData/Biodata/PaShanmugam.htm . Shanmugam did his Ph.D. on Hydrogen and methane generation from the phase separated anaerobic co-digestion of leather fleshing with MSW from Public Health and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom on Commonwealth Fellowship after his M.S.,Degree from Civil / Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, India and M.Sc. Degee in Environmental Sciences, (Specialization on Industrial Pollution and control) from Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University, Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu. India. His core Professional responsibilities are to lead the bioenergy research ream and to deliver lectures in Wastewater Engineering and treatment and solid waste management for Leather industries to B.Tech and M. Tech. Environmental Engineering and Leather Technology students for Anna University, Chennai.
Submerged Anaerobic Membrane separation technologies for water and waste water treatment for zero liquid and solid discharge. Bio-refinery producing biodiesel, bio-ethanol, biohydrogen and biomethane from Industrial and municipal organic solid and liquid wastes for Zero liquid Discharge, power generation (Waste into Wealth) and green house gas emission reduction. Design, erection, commission, execution, operation maintenance and troubleshooting assessment of large scale and pilot scale biohydrogen and methane plants (UASB and CSTR reactors. Tracer residence time distribution, rheology and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling detecting short circuiting and active/ dead zone predictions of anaerobic CSTRs Atmospheric air pollution dispersion modeling and photochemical smog formation studies Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Plan and QMS.