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Rivers Chemical Compounds
river Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sewage treatment plants Engineering & Materials Science
monsoon Earth & Environmental Sciences
Coastal zones Engineering & Materials Science
Catchments Chemical Compounds
sewage treatment Earth & Environmental Sciences
coast Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1996 2019

  • 583 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 36 Article
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Occurrence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in air and soil surrounding a coal-fired thermal power plant in the south-west coast of India

Gune, M. M., Ma, W. L., Sampath, S., Li, W., Li, Y. F., Udayashankar, H. N., Balakrishna, K. & Zhang, Z., 01-01-2019, In : Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Power Plants
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Coastal zones

Spatio-temporal variability of trace metals and major ions in a small tropical river, southwest coast of India

Nishitha, DS. S., Praveenkumarreddy, Y., Khare, N., Udayashankar, H. N. & Balakrishna, K., 01-11-2019, In : Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 191, 11, 698.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

trace metal
Coastal zones

Seasonal movement of trace-element discharge in a typical south-Indian suburban community

Joshua, D. I., Abeykoon, S., Watanabe, I., Paszek, L., Balakrishna, K., Akiba, M. & Guruge, K. S., 01-02-2018, In : Water Science and Technology. 77, 4, p. 1035-1047 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sewage treatment plants
Trace elements
sewage treatment
trace element
1 Citation (Scopus)

Water and Organic Carbon Cycles in Monsoon-driven Humid Tropics of the Western Ghats Mountain Belt, India: Insights from Stable Isotope Approach

Tripti, M., Gurumurthy, G. P., Lambs, L., Riotte, J. & Balakrishna, K., 01-11-2018, In : Journal of the Geological Society of India. 92, 5, p. 579-587 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

humid tropics
carbon cycle
stable isotope
organic carbon
72 Citations (Scopus)

A review of the occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in Indian water bodies

Balakrishna, K., Rath, A., Praveenkumarreddy, Y., Guruge, K. S. & Subedi, B., 01-03-2017, In : Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 137, p. 113-120 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pharmaceutical Services
Body Water
Waste Water
Wastewater treatment
Drug products