CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Dr.S. Sundarapandiyan
Academic Qualifications
Contact Details
Dr.S. Sundarapandiyan

CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
e-mail: sundargts@clri.res.in,
Phone:91 512 3269753

Academic Qualifications with Topic of Research

  • Ph.D (Technology), Anna University, Chennai, India (2016)
  • “Mechanistic Insight into Degradation of Wet-finishing auxiliaries by electro-chemical and advanced oxidation techniques” under the guidance of Dr. B. Chandrasekaran, Director, CSIR-CLRI and Dr. G. Bhaskar Raju, Chief Scientist, CSIR-NML.

  • M. Tech Leather Technology
  • “Study of Electrochemical treatment of tannery wet-finishing waste streams” under the guidance of Dr. P. Saravanan, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CLRI.

Area of Expertise

  • Leather Process Technology
  • Zero Wastewater Discharge
  • Enzyme based leather process
  • Cleaner and In-process control measures
  • Treatment & Reuse of Tannery Wastewater
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Environmental Management System (EMS)


Contact Details

Dr. S. Sundarapandiyan

   Regional Centre for Extension & Development (RCED) - Kanpur
   Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI)
   Near 36 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant
   Kanpur - 2018010
   Uttar Pradesh

Mobile: +91 9940556778

Email: sundargts@gmail.com, sundargts@clri.res.in

Professional Experience

Post held




CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI)

2016 - present

Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Bahir Dar Institute of Technology (BiT), Bahir Dar university, Ethiopia

2015 - 2016

Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, CSIR Madras Centre

2011 - 2014


Technology Developed & Transferred

  • Zero Wastewater Discharge Technology for Pre-tanning Operations
    • M/s Leayan Global Pvt Ltd., Banthar, Kanpur, UP, India
    • M/s AN Leather Pvt Ltd., Mathura, UP, India
    • M/s Royal Tanners, Jajmau, Kanpur, UP, India
  • Transferred to

  • Zero Wastewater Discharge Technology for Post-tanning Operations
    • M/s Amar Bros Global Pvt Ltd., Kanpur, UP, India
    • M/s Jasper Concepts, Bangalore, India
    • M/s Leayan Global Pvt Ltd., Banthar, Kanpur, UP, India
    • M/s AN Leather Pvt Ltd., Mathura, UP, India
    • M/s Royal Tanners, Jajmau, Kanpur, UP, India
  • Transferred to

Major Projects Involved

Institutional Projects

  • Zero Emission Research Initiative for Solid Wastes from Leather (ZERIS), A cross cluster project of CSIR-CLRI.
  • Zero Wastewater Discharge for leather manufacturing, Translational research of CSIR-CLRI
  • CSIR Skill Development Initiative Programme
  • Zero Emission Research Initiative in Leather (ZERIL), Network Project of CSIR
  • NMITLI (New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative) Project on “Biotechnology for Leather: Towards Cleaner Leather Processing” with special reference to “Enzymes in Leather Processing”


Consultancy & Industrial Projects

  • Twinning Project, Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI), ethiopia Establishment of management system & Development of 'Project Management System"
  • Implementation of “Waterless Tanning Technology” for Kanpur Leather Cluster
  • Minimising the wastewater discharge to the extent of zero wastewater discharge for M/S Amar Brothers, Kanpur, UP (CNP 1071)
  • Evaluation of Oxazolidine in Leather Processing for M/s Angus Chemicals, Dow Chemicals, USA (CNP 1072)
  • Design, Development and Implementation of ISO 14001 for M/s KKSK Tanning Co Ltd., Erode (CNP 1016)
  • Preparation of Project Report for estabilishing an environmental friendly tannery in Sri Lanka (CNP 1056)
  • Auditing the Tannery Product Systems and Associated Facilities at Erode (CNP 1074)
  • Implementation of Electro-oxidation system for treatment of various waste streams generated in the tannery for M/S KKSK leather processing Pvt Ltd, Erode (CNP 1091)
  • TDS Reduction measures in Dindigal Tanneries (CNP 1022)
  • Monitoring & Reducing TDS level at individual tannery and CETP (CNP 1063)
  • Value added products from keratin hydrolysate of human hair (CLP 24)


Visits Abroad

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    • Twinning Programme, Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    • Teaching & Research at Bahir Dar Institute of Technology (BiT), Bahir Dar University
  • Nairobi, Kenya
    • Training of trainers for Kenyan hides and skins quality improvement
    • Training on Cleaner Technologies Options in Leather manufacturing


  • Photocatalytic degradation of highly refractive phenolic polymer - Mechanistic insights as revealed by Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) and solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopy.
    Sundarapandiyan, S., Shiny Renitha, T., Sridevi, J., Saravanan, P., Chandrasekaran, B. and Raju
    G.B. Chemical Engineering Journal, 313, 1112-1121, 2017
  • Utilization of soak liquor in microbial fuel cell
    Rajeswari S., Vidhya, S., Krishnaraj, R. N., Saravanan, P., Sundarapandiyan, S., Maruthamuthu, S and Vijayan, M
    Fuel, 181, 148-156, 2016
  • Improvement in treatment of soak liquor by combining electro-oxidation and biodegradation
    Rajeswari, S., Vidhya, S., Sundarapandiyan, S., Saravanan, P., Ponmariappan, S. and Vidya, K.
    RSC Advances, 6(53), 47220-47228, 2016
  • Mechanistic insight into active chlorine species mediated electrochemical degradation of recalcitrant phenolic polymers
    Sundarapandiyan, S., Renitha, T.S., Sridevi, J., Chandrasekaran, B., Saravanan, P. and Raju
    RSC Advances, 4(104), 59821-59830, 2014
  • Aerobic digestion of tannery soaking wastewater and reuse of recovered salt
    Thankaswamy Shiny Renitha, Bellamkonda Ramesh, Muruganantham Kayalvizhi, Sundaramoorthy Sundarapandiyan and Palanivel Saravanan
    Journal of Environmental and Applied Research, 2(2), 36-40, 2014
  • Enhancement of chromium uptake in tanning using oxazolidine
    S.Sundarapandiyan, Patrick E. Brutto, G. Siddhartha, R. Ramesh, B. Ramanaiah, P. Saravanan, A.B. Mandal
    Journal of Hazardous Material, 190, 802–809, 2011
  • Degradation of Phenolic Resin by Tremetes versicolor
    Sundarapandiyan S, Ramanaiah B, Chandrasekar R and Saravanan P
    Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 18(4), 674-678, 2010
  • Electrochemical oxidation and reuse of tannery saline wastewater
    S.Sundarapandiyan, R. Chandrasekar, B. Ramanaiah, S. Krishnan, P. Saravanan
    Journal of Hazardous Materials, 180, 197–203, 2010
  • Effect of Sonication on Electro-Oxidation of Organic Pollutants in Saline Wastewater
    S.Sundarapandiyan, V. Sivakumar, G. Rajeswari, P. Saravanan
    Water Environment Research, 81, 319-324, 2009
  • Electro-oxidation of Saline Wastewater from Tannery and Reuse of Recovered Salt
    P. Vijayalakshmi, G. Rajeswari, S.Sundarapandiyan, R. Chandrasekar and P. Saravanan
    Journal of American Leather Chemists Association, 104(11), 384-391, 2009
  • Electrochemical Oxidation and Reuse of Pickling Wastewater from Tanneries
    Sundarapandiyan S, Rajeswari G, Saravanan P*, Dhanaselvan M C K, Ramalingam S and Chandrababu NK
    Journal of American Leather Chemists Association, 103 (11), 370-376, 2008


  • A process for zero water discharge for post tanning operations
    Sundarapandiyan Sundaramoorthy, Baddipudi Ramanaiah, Balaraman Madhan, Muralidharan Vimudha, Theagaranjan Shakila Shobana, Palanivel Saravanan
    Patent Application Number: 0172NF2017
  • Zero Wastewater Discharge Process For Pre-tanning Operations In Leather Manufacture
    Saravanan P, Krishnan S, Ramalingam S, Sundarapandiyan S, Ramanaiah B, Chandrasekar R, Amudeswari A, Chandrababu N K, Mandal A B, Ramasami T
    Patent Application Number: IN201002698-I1
  • A process for the production of Bacterial protease enzyme for industrial application
    Gupta Rishikesh Kumar, Prasad Dinesh, Sambamurthy Durai Anbarasan, Sundaramoorthy Sundarapandiyan, Nesamony Gnanadhas Edwin Oliver, Naidu Ramachandra Boopathy, Chellan Rose, Numbi Ramudu Kamini, Palanivel Saravanan, Marichetti Kuppuswamy Gowthaman
    Patent Application Number: 1181DEL2013
  • A novel alkaline protease for industrial applications and a process for the preparation thereof
    Veluchamy Prabhawathi, Gupta Rishikesh Kumar, Prasad Dinesh, Sambamurthy Durai Anbarasan, Sundaramoorthy Sundarapandiyan, Nesamony Gnanadhas Edwin Oliver, Naidu Ramachandra Boopathy, Chellan Rose, Numbi Ramudu Kamini, Palanivel Saravanan, Marichetti Kuppuswamy Gowthaman
    Patent Application Number: 1939DEL2011


  • Electro-Oxidation: A Sustainable Technology for Reducing the Environmental Impact of Leather Manufacturing
    Sundarapandiyan Sundaramoorthy, Saravanan Palanivel, Bhaskar Raju Guntamadugu
    International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) Congress, February 2017, Chennai, India
  • A study on the degradation of phenolic syntan and melamine syntan in tannery wet-finishing wastewater using electro-oxidation and advanced oxidation techniques
    Sundaramoorthy Sundarapandiyan
    10th Asian International Conference on Leather Science and Technology (AICLST-2014), Okayama, Japan
  • New Avenues of Application of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to understand the Mechanistic Aspects of Degradation of Organic Compounds
    Sundaramoorthy Sundarapandiyan
    21st Conference of National Magnetic Resonance Society (NMRs-2015), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amirtsar, India