Shankar Karuppannan

Shankar Karuppannan
Adama Science and Technology University | ASTU · Department of Applied Geology

M.Sc., P.G.Dip.(G.W.E & M ), Ph.D .,

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Introduction
Shankar Karuppannan currently works at the Department of Applied Geology, Adama Science and Technology University. Shankar does research in HydroGeology, Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics (GIS) and Engineering Geology.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - present
Adama Science and Technology University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Handling lectures to under graduate (B.Sc., for Applied Geology & B.E., for Water Resources Engineering) students in the field of Engineering Geology, Water resources Management, Economic Geology, Soil and Rock Mechanics, RS and GIS.
July 2012 - June 2015
Kings College of Engineering
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
July 2012 - June 2015
Kings College of Engineering
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Handling lectures and practical classes to under graduate (B.E.,) students in the field of Engineering Geology, Surveying, Highway Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Hydrology, RS & GIS and GPS. Surveying I & II Lab, Soil mechanics Lab conducted.
Education
April 2009 - March 2010
Annamalai University
Field of study
  • Ground water Exploration & Management
December 2007 - August 2012
Annamalai University
Field of study
  • Integrated groundwater investigation studies using Geo-informatics techniques
June 2002 - April 2007
Bharathidasan University
Field of study
  • Applied Geology

Publications

Publications (105)
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The COVID-19 outbreak again underlined plastic items’ importance in our daily lives. The public has widely utilized disposable face masks constructed of polypropylene polymer materials as effective and inexpensive personal protective equipment (PPE) to inhibit virus transmission. The consequences of this have resulted in millions of tons of plastic...
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This study has been conducted in Adigrat Town and its surrounding area, Ethiopia, to identify suitable groundwater potential zones and methods of proper groundwater management and find suitable groundwater potential zones using recent scientific approaches to remote sensing and GIS techniques. To identify the groundwater potential of the study area...
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The main objective of this research was to assess the quality of groundwater and its appropriateness for drinking and irrigation, along the deltaic areas of the Cauvery River in South India. The physicochemical parameters of groundwater samples were determined, and the results were compared to national and international drinking water quality norms...
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Frontiers in Environmental Science (Journal ) (Electronic ISSN : 2296-665X), Impact Factor: 5.4 Indexed in: Scopus, Web of Science, Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), AGRICOLA, ProQuest Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) Call for Paper on Special Issue: Geophysical,...
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Freshwater is one of the indispensable resources for the livelihood improvement of people and ecological sustainability. This study aims to assess the hydrochemical characteristics and drinking and irrigational water quality of the Ramsar-listed Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake in the Gandaki Province, Nepal. The results revealed that the water was mildly...
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The study area, Fogera-Dera Floodplain, has experienced frequent flooding events in the past several decades related to the topography of the region, mainly during the rainy season. In this study, Four Sentinel-1A Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data was utilized to detect, map, and analyze flood water inundations in the 2020 extreme wet season. Bes...
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COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 and is an accidental global public health threat. Because of this, WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. The pandemic is spreading unprecedently in Addis Ababa, which results in extraordinary logistical and management challenges in response to the novel coronavirus in the...
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Human health is threatened worldwide by microbial infections. Antibiotic overuse and misuse have resulted in antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. To battle such resistant microbes, we are looking for safe and alternative antimicrobial treatments, and the advent of nanotechnology holds promise in this regard. Metal oxide nanoparticles have emerged as a...
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This study aims to explore the state-wise assessment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic spread in Malaysia with focus on influence of meteorological parameters and air quality. In this study, state-wise COVID-19 data, meteorological parameters and air quality index (AQI) were collected from March 13 to April 30, 2020, which encompass three movement...
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Assessment of groundwater quality is of utmost importance to ensure sustainable use of water. Since the availability of water, irrespective of quantity and quality, varies from area to area in Thanjavur taluk. The present paper attempts to determine the spatial distribution of groundwater quality parameters and identify locations with the best qual...
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Climate change is likely to have serious social, economic, and environmental impacts on farmers whose subsistence depends on nature. Land Use Land Cover (LULC) changes were examined as a significant tool for assessing changes at diverse temporal and spatial scales. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) has the potential ability to signify t...
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The main objective of the present study is to perform risk assessment of groundwater contaminated by nitrate (NO3-) and evaluate the suitability of groundwater for domestic purposes in the Palani region of South India. Thirty groundwater samples were collected in the study area. Various groundwater quality analysis parameters such as the pH, electr...
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The volcanic aquifer of Bilate river basin (BRB) that situated on the southwestern side of the MER serve as sole reservoir of water supply for urban and rural people found in the basin. This study investigates residence time and groundwater recharge process in the Bilate river basin. For the first time, this research work delivers information on th...
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(https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/si/810410/) This Special Issue will address the groundwater quality issues and the associated risks to human health. The primary objective is to promote integrated approaches that incorporate geospatial tools, numerical and geochemical modeling, statistical techniques, vulnerability, health risk assessment,...
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Land use and land cover (LULC) changes are one of the world-wide variations which have the most significant effects on the natural environment and ecosystem due to human activities. Pakistan is facing the enormous changes in LULC patterns without any good arrangement from the last few years. The main objective of this study to identify the LULC cha...
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The study aims to determine the impact of global meteorological parameters on SARS-COV-2, including population density and initiation of lockdown in twelve different countries. The daily trend of these parameters and COVID-19 variables from February 15th to April 25th, 2020, were considered. Asian countries show an increasing trend between infectio...
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In coastal aquifers, seawater intrusion is a significant groundwater issue. The research paper contributes to the understanding of the consequences of seawater intrusion in the Chennai coastal aquifer from Foreshore Estate to Thirunilai along the coastline. 110 groundwater samples were collected and analyzed for physicochemical parameters such as p...
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Karankadu mangrove situated along the Southeast coast of India is known for its unique and extreme species diversity and richness. Ecological functions of this mangrove comprise of nutrient cycling, coastal protection, fish fauna production and carbon sequestration besides providing livelihood to nearby coastal communities. The current study having...
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The primary goal of this study is to evaluate the groundwater quality and conduct a non-carcinogenic risk assessment of nitrate contamination in an industrialized and high-density region of South India. A total of 40 sampling sites were identified in and around the industrial area, and samples were collected during the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon...
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In recent years, groundwater pumping has increased for domestic, industrial, and irrigation use in the Modjo River catchment. Understanding changes in groundwater levels is crucial for the sustainable use and management of aquifer. This study investigates the groundwater flow system and aquifer response to increased groundwater pumping and reduced...
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The prestigious journal of Urban Climate (IF: 5.731) (ISSN 2212-0955) is currently running a special issue entitled "Climate change impact on groundwater potential, recharge, quality and management for urban development". As we are acting as guest editors for this issue, we would like to welcome contributions from various disciplines. We kindly inv...
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Meteorological parameters and COVID-19 spread-Russia a case study This chapter investigates the meteorological influence on the COVID-19 pandemic spread in Russia. A total of seven months of data on COVID cases and meteorological parameters were analyzed. Statistical tools, such as correlation analysis and factor analysis, were used to further inf...
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The aim of this research was to assess the land use/land cover (LULC) changes and its impact on land surface temperature (LST) using remote-sensing (RS) technique in the district Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan. Data were pre-processed using ERDAS imagine 15 and Arc GIS 10.4 software for layer stacking, mosaicking, and sub-setting of Landsat images. Aft...
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In this investigation, the positive impact of COVID-19 lockdown on heavy metals concentration and biological parameters in the shallow groundwater samples of Coimbatore city of South India was ascertained. The groundwater samples (n = 15) were obtained from shallow open wells during before lockdown (24-25 February 2020) and after lockdown (2-3 June...
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High resolutions of satellite rainfall products have been widely used for hydrometeorological and hydroclimatological studies over the globe. However, the performance of satellite rainfall estimates varies and is affected by topography and atmospheric characteristics. The assessment of satellite rainfall products is important over different regions...
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The fractured volcanic aquifer of the Abaya Chamo basin in the southern Ethiopian Rift represents an important source for water supply. This study investigates the geochemical evolution of groundwater and the groundwater flow system in this volcanic aquifer system using hydrochemistry and environmental tracers. Water types of groundwater were found...
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The main focus of the present research was to examine the appropriateness of groundwater resources for drinking purposes in the Bilate River Basin of Southern Main Ethiopian Rift, Ethiopia. The groundwater quality index (GWQI), fluoride pollution index (FPI), and human health risk were used to examine the human health risk factors associated with t...
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Evaluation of the hydrogeochemical processes governing the heavy metal distribution and the associated health risk is important in managing and protecting the health of freshwater resources. This study mainly focused on the health impacts due to the heavy metals pollution in a known Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) contact region (Tiruchinopoly, Tamilnadu...
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Samples of groundwater were collected during a post-monsoon period (January) and a pre-monsoon period (May) in 2020 from 30 locations in the rapidly developing industrial and residential area of the Coimbatore region in southern India. These sampling periods coincided with times before and during the lockdown in industrial activity and reduced agri...
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The main intent of this study was to investigate the condition of groundwater quality for irrigation purposes in and around the main Gadilam river basin, the east coast of southern India. A total of fifty groundwater samples were collected and analyzed for various parameters such as electrical conductivity (EC), pH, TDS, major cations (Ca 2+ , Mg 2...
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In southern India, Attur is a major groundwater province with substantial groundwater quality and quantity deficiencies as a result of increasing population density and urbanization. In the present study, 43 bore well locations are identified in the study area to evaluate the appropriateness of the nature of groundwater for domestic and irrigation...
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This research was carried out using the open-source database system along with the continuous air quality monitoring station results from global data sets during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India and the global. Our purpose of this research is to study the improvement of air quality and human mortality rates in countries worldwide during the...
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This research was carried out using the open-source database system along with the continuous air quality monitoring station results from global data sets during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India and the global. Our purpose of this research is to study the improvement of air quality and human mortality rates in countries worldwide during the...
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Groundwater is widely recognized as an essential source of water for drinking and irrigation uses in the South India. It is essential to evaluate the characterization of groundwater for drinking and irrigation uses. A total of 67 samples were collected in different locations of study area from tube wells for physio-chemical analysis. Water quality...
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Groundwater is a major source for domestic and agricultural uses in Natham Taluk, Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, India. The intention of this study is to determine the quality of groundwater for domestic and irrigation purposes in the hard rock region. Totally, 37 samples were collected and analysed for physical parameters that are pH, EC, TDS, TH,...
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The morphometric analysis of the Wonji drainage basin of the central Ethiopian Rift valley was carried out using the geospatial technique. The study was focused to observe the different aspects of drainage morphometry of the Wonji basin. It was observed that the Wonji basin is mainly dendritic pattern in the upper reaches and trellis pattern in the...
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This research was carried out using the open-source database system along with the continuous air quality monitoring station results from global data sets during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India and the global. Our purpose of this research is to study the improvement of air quality and human mortality rates in countries worldwide during the...
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The SARS-CoV-2 infections continue unabated in Ghana and globally. The identification of country dynamics of the virus, its spread, and country-specific interventions in tackling the menace including the application of geospatial technologies. This research sought to highlight the use of geospatial technologies in the fight against COVID-19 in Ghan...
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Link: https://www.gathacognition.com/article/gca81; COVID-19 Coronavirus is now one of the most contagious diseases of the recently discovered and spread across China in 2019 and has received global attention. In most COVID-19-infected individuals, respiratory symptoms should be mild to moderate and improve without the need for medical care. The r...
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The main objective of this study was to evaluate the groundwater quality for domestic, agriculture use and to describe fluoride contamination in groundwater and their impacts on human health. 67 groundwater samples were collected and analyzed for major ions. Water Quality Index (WQI), Piper diagram and Gibbs diagrams were calculated to measure the...
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The present study aimed to assess the impact of municipal solid waste dumpsite on groundwater bodies at Hyderabad, India. Leachate and groundwater samples collected through pre- and post-monsoon analyzed the physicochemical, microbiological, biological and heavy metals. The analytical data were compared with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) drinkin...
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Cite this article as: P. Balamurugan P.S Kumar, K. Shankar,(2020) Dataset on the suitability of groundwater for drinking and irrigation purposes in the Sarabanga River region, Tamil Nadu, India, Data in brief, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105255 Abstract The present datasets reveal that to assess the suitability of groundwater quality for...
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Investigation of the aquifer responses to the recharge changes and pumping stress provides basic information for water resource protection, management, and development. In this study, steady-state groundwater flow model was constructed and calibrated to simulate groundwater flow system and evaluate response of the aquifer under increasing groundwat...
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Assessment of groundwater quality is vital for the sustainable use of the resources for domestic and agricultural purposes. In this study spatial variation of physicochemical parameters were analyzed for Northeast Adama Town. Water Quality Index (WQI) and irrigation indices were used to determine the suitability of groundwater for drinking and irri...
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The Kalingarayan canal is crossing the major textile town Erode which is abundantly occupied by textile units. Major streams carrying the untreated / semi treated industrial effluents are mixed into the canal. However, the gradual introduction of a large number of new chemical compounds and the technologies has resulted in a much higher number of c...
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In the past, decadal time-series analysis has been done traditionally using meteorological data. In particular, decadal analysis of land surface temperature has been a major issue due to the unavailability of remote sensing techniques. But, nowadays, with the recent advances in remote sensing techniques and modern software Land Surface Temperature...
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“Simulation-Optimization modeling for the Management of Groundwater Resources in Modjo River catchment, Modjo, Ethiopia (10th cycle ASTU Funded research project)” along with Mr. Nafyad Serre, which was ranked 2nd best in the year of 2018 among the research projects funded by Adama Science and Technology University, in the School of Applied Natural...
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The objective of the present study is to establish the structural history and deformation episodes present in the area. The techniques used are Preparation of structural map of the area from primary data and subsequent structural analysis by preparing Pie diagrams. The Study reveals that the complex structural pattern observed is the result of over...
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Please cite this article as: A.S.M. Abdul Athick, K. Shankar, Data on Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Adama Wereda, Ethiopia, on ETM+, TM and OLI-TIRS landsat sensor using PCC and CDM techniques, Data in Brief, https://doi.10.1016/j.dib.2019.103880 Land use and land cover changes are often referred for the anthropogenic modification of Earth’s...
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This data article aimed to investigate the quality of surface water in Kalingarayan Canal for heavy metal pollution, Tamil Nadu. Eight heavy metals like Fe, Cu, Mn, Cr, Zn, Cd, Pb, and Ni were analyzed in the water, for a period of three years, spanning the time frame between January 2014 to December 2016. Eight stations were selected along the Kal...