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Publications

Collaborative Pathways, Towards Sustainability, Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, IIT Madras, 2016.

Tennison K. Jose, Anand, K., 2016, Effects of biodiesel composition on its long term storage stability, Fuel 177 190–196

Thangaraja, J., Anand, K., Mehta, P S, 2016, Biodiesel NOx Penalty and Control Measures – A Review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 61, pp 1–24

Thangaraja, J., Anand, K., Mehta, P S, 2016, Predicting Surface Tension of Vegetable Oil and Biodiesel Fuels, Royal Society of Chemistry, vol 6, paper ID 84645

Hackenbroch, K., Woiwode, C., 2016, Narratives of Sustainable Indian Urbanism – Urban development between logics of entrepreneurial interreferencing and quiet sensitisation practices,SAMAJ 14/2016, Special Issue on Environmental Politics in Urban India: Citizenship, Environmental Knowledge, and Urban Political Ecologies

Workshop Report on BYPASSLAB, By-Pass Infrastructures on the Peri-Urban Fringe, Beelen, K., Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, IIT Madras, 2016.
Woiwode, C., 2016, “Off the beaten Tracks: the neglected significance of interiority for sustainable urban development, Futures (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2016.10.002, free access until December 9, 2016: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1TvhB3jdJHd49

Woiwode, C., 2016, Chennai Floods 2015: A View from Cop 21 Paris Agreement Implementation in India, Southasiadisasters.net, Publications 145, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI), Ahmedabad, p.5.

Parthasarathy, V., 2016, Study on performance characteristics of a sofc powered by possible fuel gas composition from biomass gasification, P. Vasanth*1 ,2, F. Behrendt1, 1Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Energy Engineering, Chair for Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable Energies, Germany, 2Indo German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS), IIT Madras, India, Elsevier Conference Services, Abstract Number 02.23

Thomas, Anu Rachel, Prof. Ligy Philip, Prof. Dr. Ing. Martin Kranert, Co-composting of Septage in Aerated Static Pile, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Division, IIT Madras, Chair of Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management, University of Stuttgart, IGCS Bulletin Volume 5, Issue 1, April 2016

Springer, C., Heldt, N., 2016: Identification of locally available structural materials as co-substrate for organic waste composting in Tamil Nadu, India, Waste Management & Research, WMR-16-0089. R1

Attermeyer K, Flury S, Jayakumar R, Fiener P, Steger K, Arya V, Wilken F, Van Geldern R, Premke K. 2016. Invasive floating macrophytes reduce greenhouse gas emissions from a small tropical lake. Scientific Reports, 6: 20424.

Sudhir Chella Rajan and H. Lehmann, Policy Paper of the Indo-German Expert Group on Green and Inclusive Economy: Sustainable Lifestyles. Pathways and Choices for India and Germany. GIZ and Federal Environment Agency, Germany, 2015.

Wagner, P. D., S. Murty Bhallamudi, B. Narasimhan, L. N. Kantakumar, K. P. Sudheer, S. Kumar, K. Schneider, P. Fiener, 2016. Dynamic integration of land use changes in a hydrologic assessment of a rapidly developing Indian catchment. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 539: 153-164.

Woiwode, Christoph, 2016, The Chennai Floods 2015: Trapped in the Tragedy of the Commons? In: IGCS Bulletin 5 (1), pp. 10-13. Available from: http://www.igcs-chennai.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IGCS-Bulletin-Vol-5-Issue-1-Jan-2016-2.pdf.

Manjunath, M, Raghavan, V, Mehta, P S, 2015, Vapourization Characteristics of Suspended Droplets of Biodiesel Fuels of Indian Origin and their Diesel Blend, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol 88, pp 28-41

Woiwode, Ch. and Furst, A. (2015) Anpassung an Ueberschwemmungen in Chennai: Moeglichkeiten der Resilienzsteigerung durch kollaborative Praeventions- und Anpassungsmassnahmen bei Ueberschwemmungen in Chennai, Indien [Adaptation to Floods in Chennai]. RaumPlanung 182 (6) and Trialog 120/121, pp. 47-53.

Woiwode, Ch. with Woiwode, N. (2015) Practical Spirituality and the Contemporary City: Awakening the Transformative Power for Sustainable Living. Gandhi Marg, January-March, 36(4), pp. 523-544.

Manjunath, M., Prakash, P., Raghavan V., Mehta, P S, 2014, Composition Effects on Thermo-physical Properties and Evaporation of Suspended Droplets of Biodiesel Fuels, SAE International Journal on Fuels, vol 7(3), pp 833-841

Sudhir Chella Rajan et al., Long-term Energy and Development Pathways for India, Indo German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) Technical Report No.1, June 2014, 52pp.

Steinbruch, F. and Weise, S.M. (2014) Characterization of the rainfall of Central Mozambique based on isotopes of water, In: Geostatistical and geospatial approaches for the characterization of natural resources in the environment: Challenges, processes and strategies”, (ed N.J.Raju). Capital Publishing Company, India and Springer Germany, ISBN 978-93-81891-25-4, pp. 187.

Steinbruch, F. and Weise, S.M. (2014) Analysis of water stable isotopes fingerprinting to inform conservation management: Lake Urema Wetland System, Mozambique. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2014.09.007.

Renganathan Jayakumar, Steger, K., Chandra, T.S., Sundaram Seshadri. Assessment of temporal variations in physicochemical and microbiologicalproperties of barmouths and lagoons in Chennai (Southeast coast of India). Marine Pollution Bulletin 70 (2013), 44-53.

P. Fiener, V. Dlugoß, W. Korres, and K. Schneider. Spatial variability of soil respiration in a small agricultural watershed – are patterns of soil redistribution important? Catena 94:3-16, 2012.

Koehler B, Corre M.D., Steger K., Well R., Zehe E., Sueta J.P. and E. Veldkamp (2012). An in-depth look into a tropical lowland forest soil: Nitrogen-addition effects on N2O, CO2 and CH4 isotopic signatures down to 2-m depth. Biogeochemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9711-6.

V. Dlugoß, P. Fiener, K. Van Oost, and K. Schneider. Model based analysis of lateral and vertical soil C fluxes induced by soil redistribution processes in a small agricultural watershed. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms:doi10.1002/esp.2246, 2011.

P. Fiener, K. Auerswald, and K. Van Oost. Spatio-temporal patterns in land use and management affecting surface runoff response of agricultural catchments – a review. Earth-Sci.Rev. 106:92-104, 2011.

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., P. Fiener, and Schneider, K., Hydrological modeling with SWAT in a monsoon-driven environment – experience from the Western Ghats, India. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultual and Biological Engineers, 2011.

P. Fiener, S. P. Seibert, and K. Auerswald. A compilation and meta-analysis of rainfall simulation data on arable soils. J.Hydrol. 409:395-406, 2011.

Gudasz C., Bastviken D., Premke K., Steger K. and L.J. Tranvik (2012). Constrained microbial processing of allochthonous organic carbon in boreal lake sediments. Limnology and Oceanography, 57 (1): 163-175. (http://www.aslo.org.ezproxy.its.uu.se/lo/toc/vol_57/issue_1/0163.pdf)

Fiener P, Gottfried T, Sommer M, Steger K. 2015. Soil organic carbon patterns under different land use in South India. Geoderma Regional: 10.1016/j.geodrs.2014.10.005. accepted

Bartels P., Cucherousset J., Gudasz C., Jansson M., Karlsson J., Persson L., Premke K., Rubach, A., Steger K., Tranvik L.J. and P. Eklöv (2011). Terrestrial subsidies to lake food webs: an experimental approach. Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-011-2141-7

Wagner P D, Fiener P, Schneider K. 2015. Hydrologische Auswirkungen des Globalen Wandels in den Westghats – Das Beispiel des Einzugsgebiets von Mula und Mutha (Maharashtra).Geographische Rundschau, accepted.

Fiener P, Neuhaus P, Botschek J. 2013. Long-term trends in rainfall erosivity – analysis of high resolution precipitation time series (1937–2007) from Western Germany. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 171-172: 115-123.

Schmidt M, Reichenau T, Fiener P, Schneider K. 2012. Analyzing seasonal and inter-annual variability of carbon fluxes of a winter wheat field. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.05.0

 

 

Under Preparation

Córdova Gómez, J. and Steinbruch, F. (submitted for revision), Towards Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems: The case of Velachery Taluk, Chennai City, India. Resilient Cities (Book), BK7. Springer.

Sharon, H., Reddy, K.S., Krithika, D., Ligy Philip, 2017, Experimental investigation of tilted solar still with wick and basin for performance and enviro-economic aspects, Desalination

Krithika, D, Ligy Philip, Reddy, K.S., Sharon, H. 2017, Solar disinfection kinetics of human faeces, Communicated, Journal of Cleaner production

Krithika, D, Ligy Philip, K.S. Reddy, H. Sharon, 2017, Sustainable treatment of human urine using renewable solar energy, Communicated, Solar Energy

Navneet P V, G Hemanth Kumar, Pramod S Mehta and R T E Hermanns, 2017, Predictive Skeletal Model of Biodiesel Oxidation, Energy and Fuels Journal, ACS Publication

Shashank Mishra, K. Anand and Pramod S Mehta, 2017, A Composition Based Approach for Predicting Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Biodiesel Fuelled Engine, SAE World Congress 2017, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2017 (Manuscript Id: 17SDP-0029)

Shashank Mishra, K. Anand and Pramod S Mehta, 2017, Predicting Cetane Number of Biodiesel Fuels from their Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Composition, Energy and Fuels Journal, ACS Publication (Manuscript Id: ef-2016- 013432.R2)

Suresh Kumar, T., Bhallamudi, S.M., Fiener, P, and Narasimhan, B., 2016, Numerical study on the effect of randomly distributed large scale roughness elements on energy loss in open channel flows, Under preparation for Publication in Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (ASCE)

Krithika D, Thomas, Anu Rachel, Gomathy R Iyer, Martin Kranert and Ligy Philip, 2016 Spatio – Temporal Variation of Septage Characteristics of a Semi-arid Metropolitan City in a Developing Country, Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Wagner, P., Bhallamudi, S. Murty, Narasimhan, B.,  Kumar, Shamita, Fohrer, N., Fiener, P., 2016, Comparing the effects of dynamic versus static representations of land use change in hydrologic impact assessments, Environmental Modeling and Software

Hackenbroch, K., Woiwode, Ch., 2016, Narratives of Sustainable Indian Urbanism – Urban development between logics of entrepreneurial interreferencing and quiet sensitisation practices, South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, Special Issue on Environmental Politics in Urban India: Citizenship, Environmental Knowledges, and Urban Political Ecologies (under review).

Hill, Ch.; Hackenbroch, K.; Woiwode, Ch., 2016, The Transformation of Livelihoods and Social Resilience in Peri-Urban Chennai, Environment and Urbanization (under review).

Woiwode, Ch., 2016, Off the beaten Tracks: the neglected significance of interiority for sustainable urban development, in Futures (under review).

Schmerbeck, J., Fiener, P. (submitted). Wildfires and the supply of ecosystem services from tropical dry forests: global perspectives and consequences for India. Environmental Management.

Wilken, F., Wagner, P. D, Fiener P (in preparation). South India using freely available data moderate resolution space borne remote sensing data. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment.

Steger K, Renganathan J, Premke K, Fiener P. (in preparation). Microbial communities in sediments of water harvesting ponds and catchment soils under intensive agriculture in South India (2013).

 

 

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings of the Indo-German Conference on Sustainability, IIT Madras, 27.-28.02.2016

Tobias Kuttler, Pushkal Shivam, 2016, Infrastructure as space of multiple territories: the case of Sriperumbudur region, Proceedings of the Indo German Conference on Sustainability – Energy and Power, IITM, Chennai, pp 200- 207

Keerthi Purushothaman, Amala Devi, Sudhir Chella Rajan, 2016, Agent-based modelling of peri-urban land conversions as decisions of land-owning farmers, Proceedings of the Indo German Conference on Sustainability – Energy and Power, IITM, Chennai, pp 208- 210

Santhosh S, Thangaraja J, Anand K and Mehta P S, 2016, Effects of Compositional Variations on Biodiesel Properties (Adjudged as Best Paper in Indo-German Conference on Sustainability – Energy and Power) Proceedings of IGCS Conference on sustainability; Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities, IIT Madras, pp 215 – 219, Feb 27-28, 2016

Krithika, Ligy Philip, K. Srinivas Reddy, H. Sharon, Philip Varghese, 2016, Preliminary Studies on Treatment of Black Water by Sustainable Technology – A Zero Liquid Discharge Toilet. Proceedings of IGCS Conference on sustainability; Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities, IIT Madras pp 179-183, Feb 27-28, 2016

Sravan P, Anand K and Mehta P S, Investigations on Sustainability of Biodiesel Fuels, Proceedings of the Indo-German Conference on Sustainability, Proceedings of IGCS Conference on sustainability; Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities, IIT Madras, pp 70 – 74, Feb 27-28, 2016
Anu Rachel Thomas, Martin Kranert and Ligy Philip, Co-composting of Sludge in Aerated Static pile, Published in Indo German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) Bulletin Vol 5, Issue 2.

Anu Rachel Thomas, Krithika D, Gomathy R Iyer, Martin Kranert and Ligy Philip, 2016, Optimization of bulking material for co-composting of septage, Chennai, India. Proceedings of IGCS Conference on Sustainability; Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities, IIT Madras pp 25 – 27,Feb 27-28, 2016

Anu Rachel Thomas, Krithika D, Gomathy R Iyer, Martin Kranert and Ligy Philip, 2016, Dewatering of Septage for Co-composting, Proceedings of IGCS Conference on sustainability; Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities, IIT Madras pp 86 – 90, Feb 27-28, 2016

Jyothi S Menon and S M Shiva Nagendra, 2016, Personal exposure to PM10 concentrations in Chennai city, Proceedings of IGCS Conference on sustainability; Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities, IIT Madras pp. 189-193, Feb 27-28, 2016

Shiva Nagendra SM, Uwe Schlink, Jyothi S Menon, Lekshmi Mohan V, Sathyanarayana N Gummadi, Ravikrishna R., 2016, Air quality and personal exposure in residential, industrial and high traffic regions, Proceedings of IGCS Conference on sustainability; Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities, IIT Madras pp. 184-188, Feb 27-28, 2016

Anu Rachel Thomas, A. Praveen Rosario, Martin Kranert and Ligy Philip, 2016, In-vessel Co-composting of septage in natural and aerated system, Accepted  for BioWCHK 2016 conference, Hong Kong

Anu Rachel Thomas, A. Praveen Rosario, Martin Kranert and Ligy Philip, 2016, Evaluation of SeptageCo-composting in In-vessel system (Full paper SUBMITTED) Accepted for 6th ICONSWM 2016 conference on 23-27 November 2016

Woiwode, Christoph; Adelina, Charrlotte.; Hill, Chloe; John, Robert; Kuttler, Tobias; Rajan, Sudhir Chella; Roul, Avilash (2016) Peri-urban Dynamics and Sustainability in Chennai: the case of Sriperumbudur, N-AERUS conference proceedings in Trialog (forthcoming).

Wagner P.D., Murty B. S, Narasimhan B., Kantakumar L., Sudheer KP, Kumar S., Schneider K., Fiener P. 2015. Integration dynamischer Landnutzungsänderungen in ein hydrologisches Modell: Verbesserte Grundlagen für ein nachhaltiges Flussgebietsmanagement in Indien. Tag der Hydrologie. 19.03.- 20.03.2015. Bonn.

Attermeyer K., Flury S., Renganathan J., Arya V., Steger K., Fiener P., Premke K. 2014. Bioinvasion von Wasserhyazinthenverändern die Kohlenstoffumsetzung und Emissionen von Treibhausgasen in einemsubtropischen See in Südost-Indien. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Limnologie. Magdeburg, Germany, Oral Presentation.

Fiener P., Gottfried T., Sommer M., Steger K. 2014. Layer- and land use-specific analysis of soil organic carbon patterns in a small catchment in the semi-arid and tropical south of India. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, Oral Presentation

Steger K., Premke, K., Renganathan J., Fiener P. 2013. Microbial communities and carbon fluxes in a small agricultural catchment in south-east India. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Limnologie 2013. Potsdam, Germany, 1-5.

Strehmel A., Fiener P., Wilken F., Hörmann G., Sudheer K P, Fohrer N. 2013. Effects of changes in agricultural irrigation systems on surface water resources – A SWAT based study in South India. 2013 International SWAT Conference & Workshops.15- 19 July, 2013, Toulouse, France, Poster Presentation.

Hörmann G., Schmalz B., Strehmel A., Fohrer N., Fiener P. 2014. Practical problems of calibration and validation with integrated, ecohydrological models. Conference Remote sensing and Environment. Bangalore, India, Oral Presentation.

Wilken F., Wagner P. D., Schneider K., Fiener P. 2014. Untersuchung des Landnutzungs- und Landbewirtschaftungswandels unter Verwendung eines wissens basierten Fernerkundungsalgorithmus in einemtropischen Einzugsgebiet in Südindien.2014. Annual Conference of the South Asia Study Group. 24 -25 January, 2014, Freiburg, Germany, Oral Presentation.