Contact Dr Anju Toolaram
- Tel: +44 (0) 1234 758381
- Email: Anju.P.Toolaram@cranfield.ac.uk
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anju-toolaram-31b076b7
Areas of expertise
Dr. Anju Toolaram holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Studies from Guyana and a Joint European Masters in Environmental Studies (JEMES) focusing on Environmental Engineering and Climate Change. She completed her doctorate in Natural Science in Germany after working on hazard assessment of micropollutants formed during drinking water treatment and environmental processes.
work has focused on water contaminants including pharmaceuticals and
pesticides trying to assess their risks and identifying emerging
contaminants of concerns. Over the years, Dr. Toolaram has worked on assessing the products of wood combustion, microbial innoculants, biodegradation processes and drinking water treatment technologies (photolysis, chlorinations, AOPs). She has extensive experience in in vitro genotoxicology and environmental toxicology.
She has an avid interest in water quality and management. Her contribution to water management in developing countries have focused on integrated water resource management incorporating land use planning as well as soil and water management.
Dr. Toolaram's current work focus on water engineering for developing countries. Essentially, she works in providing sustainable solutions to water, sanitation and hygiene issues in the world. To this effect, she is now working on the human user testing of the Nano Membrane Toilet and Menstrual Hygiene Management.
Articles In Journals
- Hennigs J, Ravndal KT, Blose T, Toolaram A, Sindall RC, Barrington D, Collins M, Engineer B, Kolios AJ, McAdam E, Parker A, Williams L & Tyrrel S (2019) Field testing of a prototype mechanical dry toilet flush, Science of the Total Environment, 668 (June) 419-431.
- Elledge M, Muralidharan A, Parker A, Ravndal K, Siddiqui M, Toolaram A & Woodward K (2018) Menstrual hygiene management and waste disposal in low and middle income countries — a review of the literature, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (11) Article No. 2562.
- Toolaram A, Menz J, Rastogi T, Leder C, Kümmerer K & Schneider M (2017) Hazard screening of photo-transformation products from pharmaceuticals: Application to selective β1-blockers atenolol and metoprolol, Science of the Total Environment, 579 1769-1780.
- Menz J, Toolaram A, Rastogi T, Leder C, Olsson O, Kümmerer K & Schneider M (2017) Transformation products in the water cycle and the unsolved problem of their proactive assessment: A combined in vitro/in silico approach, Environment International, 98 171-180.
- Toolaram A, Haddad T, Leder C & Kümmerer K (2016) Initial hazard screening for genotoxicity of photo-transformation products of ciprofloxacin by applying a combination of experimental and in-silico testing, Environmental Pollution, 211 148-156.
- Mahmoud W, Toolaram A, Menz J, Leder C, Schneider M & Kümmerer K (2014) Identification of phototransformation products of thalidomide and mixture toxicity assessment: An experimental and quantitative structural activity relationships (QSAR) approach, Water Research, 49 (1) 11-22.
- Toolaram A, Kümmerer K & Schneider M (2014) Environmental risk assessment of anti-cancer drugs and their transformation products: A focus on their genotoxicity characterization-state of knowledge and short comings, Mutation Research - Reviews, 760 18-35.
- Toolaram A, Gutiérrez I & Ahlf W (2012) Modification of the umu-assay (ISO 13829) accounting for cytotoxicity in genotoxicity assessment: A preliminary study, Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 747 (2) 190-196.