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2010

1

Limnological characteristics of the high altitude wetlands in Kerala with special reference to pookot lake.

Name of PI and Affiliation: 

Dr. Girish Gopinath, Scientist B

Amount of Grant Sanctioned: 

12,38,600/-

Duration: 

3 Years

Abstract of the Work:

The capabilities of isotopic, remote sensing and GIS techniques has been utilised in the present investigation for evaluating various aspects of Pookot lake with a special emphasis on lake sediment characteristics, rate of sedimentation, hydrologic aspects, land use pattern, geo morphological aspects etc.

     

 

2

Study  of heavy metal distribution in the sediments of a lake system

Name of PI and Affiliation: 

Smt.Swarna Latha, Senior Lecturer

Amount of Grant Sanctioned: 

11,44,000/- 

Duration: 

3 Years

Abstract of the Work:

The project process to detect the presence of principle heavy metals in the selected water body like Akkulam- Veli Lake. The nutrient status , pollution and distribution in the selected water body in the study to develop a suitable model for the prediction of  pollutant in the near future

     

 

3

Development of green concrete using industrial waste 

Name of PI and Affiliation: 

Dr. Benny Joseph, Sl. Grade Lecturer

Amount of Grant Sanctioned: 

8,61,300/-

Duration: 

2 Years

Abstract of the Work:

The objective of the proposed project is to set up laboratory facilities for studying the behaviour and engineering properties of green concrete (geo-polymer concrete) using fly ash. The development of geo-polymer concrete as an alternative to traditional cements provides significant potential advantages form environmental, technological and commercial perspectives.  Geo-polymer concrete is significant green house emission reduction compared to ordinary Port land cement.  The geo-polymer concrete is formed by mixing the fine aggregate and coarse aggregate with geo polymer paste and curing at high temperature. The geo-polymer concrete paste is made by the reaction of alumino- silicate and alkali solution. It is proposed to conduct test conforming t relevant Indian standars, ACI, ASTM, AASHTO action geo polymer concrete at ordinary temperature and after exposure to elevate temperatures. Suitability of non-conventional ingredients are also be investigated. Recent standard publication reveals that geo-polymer concrete behaves almost similar to the ordinary Port land cement but, it is requires establishing standards on geo-polymer concrete using locally available alumino-silicate material.

     

 

4

Exploration, taxonomic characterisation and establishment of conservation repository of bryophytes of Kerala

Name of PI and Affiliation: 

Director, MBGS

Amount of Grant Sanctioned: 

15,19,100/-

Duration: 

3 Years

Abstract of the Work:

The present study includes exploration and detailed taxonomic studies with upto date nomenclature problems and preliminary attempt to conserve the species in manmade repository providing suitable climate and microhabitat for the proper growth of bryophytes. The ultimate aim of the project is to bring an illustrative manual of the bryophytes of Kerala.

     

 

5

River Basin Adventure Expo 2010

Name of PI and Affiliation: 

Shri. C. Rajendran Nair, Director

Amount of Grant Sanctioned: 

50,000/-

Duration: 

21 Days

Abstract of the Work:

Conducted a river basin expo by covering all the 44 rivers in the State of Kerala

     

 

6

Predictive and preventive modelling for landslides in the Kuttiyadi river basin Kerala

Name of PI and Affiliation: 

Dr. S. Sreekumar, Associate Professor

Amount of Grant Sanctioned: 

13,81,600/

Duration: 

3 Years

Abstract of the Work:

The study aims the assessment of changes in land use and preparation of present land use map, inventory of paleoslides, landslide hazard zonation mapping using GIS and RS, generate a landslide susceptibility map using site specific investigation hazardous zones and to suggest mitigation strategies in high risk zone

     

 

7

Unveiling the floristic account and potentiality of Manglicolous Marine Fungi (Mangrove Marine Fungi) of mangrove ecosystem of Kerala coastal water bodies.  

Name of PI and Affiliation: 

Dr. Raveendran  K, Sl. Grade Lecturer

Amount of Grant Sanctioned: 

11,66,000/-

Duration: 

2 years  

Abstract of the Work:

The project proposes to identify and document mangli colour, marine fungi the back bone of the mangrove ecosystem responsible for nutritional enrichment of the mangrove forest of Kerala.  And to study the relationship between the marine fungi and healthy condition of mangrove.