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Kalliat T Valsaraj

Louisiana State University

Cain Department of Chemical Engineering

110 Chemical Engineering
South Stadium Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70803  

valsaraj@lsu.edu

Project List:

Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Understanding the Phase Behavior of Oil/ Dispersant/ Water System at Different Salinities, Temperature and Pressure

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 11

2016

Zhang, Z., Avij, P., Perkins, M. J., Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Field, J. A., Valsaraj, K. T., et al. (2016). Combined Experimental and Molecular Simulation Investigation of the Individual Effects of Corexit Surfactants on the Aerosolization of Oil Spill Matter. J. Phys. Chem. A, 120(30), 6048–6058.

2015

Rao, A., Reddy, R. K., Valsaraj, K. T., Nandakumar, K., Pandey, S., & Wu, C. (2015). Influence of unsteady mass transfer on dynamics of rising and sinking droplet in water: Experimental and CFD study. AIChE J., 61(1), 342–354.

2014

Ehrenhauser, F. S., Avij, P., Shu, X., Dugas, V., Woodson, I., Liyana-Arachchi, T., et al. (2014). Bubble bursting as an aerosol generation mechanism during an oil spill in the deep-sea environment: laboratory experimental demonstration of the transport pathway. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 16(1), 65.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Zhang, Z., Ehrenhauser, F. S., Avij, P., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2014). Bubble bursting as an aerosol generation mechanism during an oil spill in the deep-sea environment: molecular dynamics simulations of oil alkanes and dispersants in atmospheric air/salt water interfaces. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 16(1), 53–64.
Rao, A., Reddy, R. K., Ehrenhauser, F., Nandakumar, K., Thibodeaux, L. J., Rao, D., et al. (2014). Effect of surfactant on the dynamics of a crude oil droplet in water column: Experimental and numerical investigation. Can. J. Chem. Eng., 92(12), 2098–2114.

2013

Habartová, A., Valsaraj, K. T., & Roeselová, M. (2013). Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Small Halogenated Organics at the Air-Water Interface: Implications in Water Treatment and Atmospheric Chemistry. J. Phys. Chem. A, 117(38), 9205–9215.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Hansel, A. K., Stevens, C., Ehrenhauser, F. S., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2013). Molecular Modeling of the Green Leaf Volatile Methyl Salicylate on Atmospheric Air/Water Interfaces. J. Phys. Chem. A, 117(21), 4436–4443.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Stevens, C., Hansel, A. K., Ehrenhauser, F. S., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2013). Molecular simulations of green leaf volatiles and atmospheric oxidants on air/water interfaces. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15(10), 3583–3592.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2013). Ice growth from supercooled aqueous solutions of reactive oxygen species. Theor Chem Acc, 132(1), 1309.

2012

Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2012). Adsorption of naphthalene and ozone on atmospheric air/ice interfaces coated with surfactants: A molecular simulation study. J. Phys. Chem. A, 116(10), 2519–2528.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2012). Ice Growth from Supercooled Aqueous Solutions of Benzene, Naphthalene, and Phenanthrene. J. Phys. Chem. A, 116(33), 8539–8546.

Book Chapter - 1

2014

Reddy, R. K., Rao, A., Yu, Z., Wu, C., Nandakumar, K., Thibodeaux, L., et al. (2014). Challenges in and approaches to modeling the complexities of deep water oil and gas release. In Oil Spill Remediation: Colloid Chemistry-Based Principles and Solutions, edited by Ponisseril Somasundaran, Raymond Farinato, Partha Patra, and Kyriakos Papadopoulos (pp. 89–126).

Conference Presentations - 13

2014

Avij, P., Dugas, V., Shu, X., & Valsaraj, K. T. (2014). Dispersant Effect in Enhancing the Droplet and Particle Formation by Bursting Bubbles. In 2014 State of the Coast Conference. New Orleans, LA - 03/18/14-03/20/14: Poster.
Avij, P., Ehrenhauser, F. S., Dugas, V., Shu, X., Zhang, Z., Perkins, M., et al. (2014). Laboratory Experimental Demonstration of the Effect of Oceanic Whitecap in Transferring Oil and Dispersant Compounds to Atmosphere. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Rao, A., Pandey, S., Huang, A., Reddy, R. K., Nandakumar, K., & Valsaraj, K. T. (2014). The impact of mass transfer on the dynamics of droplets released in quiescent medium. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Zhang, Z., Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Avij, P., Ehrenhauser, F. S., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2014). Molecular dynamics simulation of oil alkanes and dispersants in atmospheric air/salt water interfaces. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Ehrenhauser, F. S., Heath, A. A., Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Wornat, M. J., Hung, F. R., Herckes, P. R., et al. (2013). Chemistry at the interface: Chemical transformations at the air-water interface. In ACS National Meeting & Spring Exposition. New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Zhang, Z., Ehrenhauser, F. S., Avij, P., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2013). Oil hydrocarbons and dispersants at air/salt water interfaces: Molecular simulations and experiments. In ACS National Meeting & Spring Exposition. New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Ehrenhauser, F. S., Avij, P., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2013). Oil hydrocarbons and surfactants at air/salt water interfaces: Molecular simulations and experiments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2013). Molecular dynamics simulations of green leaf volatiles and OH radicals on atmospheric air/water interfaces. In ACS National Meeting & Spring Exposition. New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.

2012

Ehrenhauser, F. S., Woodson, I., Dugas, V., & Valsaraj, K. T. (2012). Deepwater Horizon Spill – Aerosolization via Bursting Bubbles. In American Chemical Society Meeting. San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012: Poster.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2012). Adsorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and ozone on atmospheric air/ice interfaces. In Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation Conference. Welches, OR, July 22-26, 2012: Poster.
Liyana-Arachchi, T. P., Valsaraj, K. T., & Hung, F. R. (2012). Adsorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and ozone on atmospheric air/ice interfaces: A molecular simulation study. In American Chemical Society Meeting. San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012: Poster.

2011

Dugas, V., Ehrenhauser, F. S., & Valsaraj, K. T. (2011). Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Aerosolization of Crude Oil through Bursting Bubbles. In TripleEx Conference for Undergraduate Research. Baton Rouge, LA, November 4, 2011: Poster.

2010

Woodson, I., Ehrenhauser, F. S., Khadapkar, K., Chaves, M., McLindon, B., & Valsaraj, K. T. (2010). Deepwater Horizon Spill – Determination of Organic Pollutants in the Marine Environment. In TripleEx Conference for Undergraduate Research. Baton Rouge, LA, November 3, 2010: Poster.