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Pillay Kriveshini

Department of Chemical Sciences Professor
Name: Kriveshini Pillay
Location: 4161 John Orr Building Doornfontein Campus
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About Prof Kriveshini Pillay

Highest qualification PhD
Field(s) of research Environmental Remediation;  Forensic Science
Lecturing: Modules with short description Materials and Processing Science with emphasis on Materials for Water Treatment

Analytical Chemistry 3 with emphasis on Instrumental Techniques

List of publications (20 most recent)Pillay K., von Blottnitz H. and Petersen J. (2003): “Ageing of chromium(III)-bearing slag and its relation to the atmospheric oxidation of solid chromium (III) –oxide in the presence of calcium oxide”, Chemosphere , 52  pp.1771-1779
Pillay, K., Cukrowska E.M. and Coville N.J (2009): “Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes as Adsorbents for the Removal of Parts per billion levels of Hexavalent Chromium from aqueous solution” Journal of Hazardous Materials, 166  pp. 1067-1075.

Muleja, AA, Mbianda, X.Y., Krause, R.W.M. and Pillay, K. (2012): “Synthesis, Characterisation and Themal Decomposition Behaviour of Triphenylphosphine linked Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes” Carbon, 50(8) pp.2679-3120.

Muleja, AA, Mbianda, X.Y., Pillay, K. and Krause, R.W.M. (2012): “Phosphine functionalised Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes: a New Adsorbent for the Removal of Nickel Ions from Aqueous Solution” Journal of Environmental Sciences, 24(6) pp.1133-1141.

Pillay, K., Cukrowska E.M. and Coville N.J. (2013): “Improved Uptake of Mercury by sulphur-containing carbon nanotubes,” Microchemical Journal, 108 pp.124-130.

Debnath, S., Maity A. and Pillay K. (2014): “Impact of Process Parameters on the Removal of Congo Red by Graphene Oxide,” Journal of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, 2 pp.260-272.

Debnath, S., Maity A. and Pillay K. (2014): “Magnetic Chitosan-GO Nanocomposite-Synthesis, Characterisation and batch adsorber design,” Journal of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, 2 pp. 963-973.

Debnath, S., Ballav N, Nyoni H., Maity A. and Pillay K. (2015):”Optimization and Mechanism Elucidation of the Catalytic Photodegradation of the Dyes Eosin Yellow (EY) and Napthtol Blue-Black (NBB) by a Polyaniline coated Titanium Dioxide Nanocomposite” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 163 pp. 330-342.

Debnath, S., Ballav N, Maity A. and Pillay K. (2015):”Development of a Polyaniline Lignocellulose Composite for optimal adsorption of Congo Red” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 75 pp. 199-209.

S. Debnath, N. Ballav, A. Maity, K. Pillay (2015) Single stage batch adsorber design for efficient Eosin yellow removal by polyaniline coated lingo-cellulose, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 72  pp. 732-739

Ballav, N., Debnath S., Pillay K. and Maity A. (2015): “Efficient Removal of Reactive Black from aqueous solution using polyaniline coated lignocellulose composite as an efficient adsorbent” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 209 pp.387-396.

Parashar, K., Ballav N., Debnath S., Pillay K. and Debnath S. (2016): “Rapid and efficient removal of fluoride ions from aqueous solution using a polypyrrole coated hydrous tin oxide nanocomposite” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 476 pp.103-118.

Kera, N.H., Bhaumik M., Ballav N., Pillay K., Ray S.S. and Maity M. (2016): Selective removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution using a polypyrrole /2,5 diamino benzene sulphonic acid nanocomposite” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,  476 pp.144-157.

Kanrar S., Debnath S., De, P., Parashar, K., Pillay, K., Sasikumar, P. and Ghosh, U.C. (2016): “Preparation, characterization and evaluation of fluoride adsorption
efficiency from water of iron-aluminium oxide-graphene oxide composite material,” Chemical Engineering Journal, 306 pp.269-279.

Matlou, G.G.M, Nkosi, D., Pillay K. and Arotiba O. (2016): “Electrochemical detection of Hg(II) in water using self-assembled single walled carbon nanotube-poly(m-amino benzene sulfonic acid) on gold electrode,” Sensing and Biosensing, 10 pp. 27-33.

Parashar K., Ballav, N., Debnath S., Pillay K. and Maity A. (2016): “Hydrous TiO2@polypyrrole hybrid nanocomposite as a selective scavenger for the defluoridation of drinking water, RSC Advances, 6 pp.99482-99495.

Debnath S., Ballav N., Maity A. and Pillay K. (2017): “Competitive adsorption of a ternary dye mixture using pine cone powder modified with β-cyclodextrin,” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 225 pp. 679-688.