Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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K. Nandakumar

Louisiana State University

Cain Department of Chemical Engineering

110 Chemical Engineering
South Stadium Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70803  


Project List:

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

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 2


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.


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.

Book Chapter - 1


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 Presentation - 1


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.