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Mr. Khandgave Santosh Sopanrao

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Publications and Conferences


Research papers published in the Journal


  1. Santosh Sopanrao Khandgave, I.Sreedhar*, “A mini-review on engineered biochars as emerging adsorbents in heavy metal removal”, Materials Today Proceedings Journal, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2022.05.367, 2022.
  2. Sadamanti Sireesha, Ankita Agarwal, Khandgave Santosh Sopanrao, I.Sreedhar*, K.L.Anitha, “Modified coal fly ash as a low-cost, efficient, green and stable adsorbent for heavy metal removal from aqueous solution”, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery Journal, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-022-02695-8, 2022.
  3. Sufiyan Siddiqui, Pranshul Bhatnagar, Sadamanti Sireesha, Khandgave Santosh Sopanrao, I.Sreedhar*,“Efficient copper removal using low-cost H3PO4 impregnated red-gram biochar-MnO2 nanocomposites” Bioresource Technology Reports, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2022.101304, 2023
  4. Khandgave Santosh Sopanrao, Sarthak Gupta, Sadamanti Sireesha, Utkarsh Upadhyay, I. Sreedhar*, “Enhanced removal of Cu (II) and Ni (II) using MnOx modified biochar: Synthesis, characterization, optimization, thermo-kinetics and regeneration" Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, DOI: 10.1007/s13399-023-04411-6, 2023.
  5. Khandgave Santosh Sopanrao, I Sreedhar*, “Polyvinyl alcohol modified chitosan composite as a novel and efficient adsorbent for multi-metal removal”, Separation and Purification Technology (2024) Accepted.

Conferences & Workshops


  1. Presented research work on the topic, " Chitosan Biochar Composite for Sustainable Zn(II) Removal: Synthesis, Parametric study, Equilibrium, Characterization, and Regeneration" at IIChE-Chemcon, Kolkatta, Dec. 27-30, 2023. 
  2. Presented research work on the topic, " Synergistic adsorptive remediation of Cu and Ni from an aqueous solution using a magnetic chitosan-cotton husk green biochar composite: Synthesis, characterization, thermo-kinetics, regeneration, and mechanism", ChEmference, Department of Chemical Engg, BITS, Pilani-Goa Campus, Sept 30-Oct 2, 2023
  3. Participated in workshop on " Process Simulation using Aspen HYSYS (ProSimAH-2023)", Organized by Department of Chemical Engg, BITS, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, June 2-3, 2023
  4. Participated in poster presentation competition (Chem E Day), 21st April 2023, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus. 
  5. Presented research work on the topic" Chitosan-modified green biochar composite for Copper and Nickel removal from synthetic aqueous solution: Synthesis, equilibrium, and characterization", First International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Manufacturing and Automation (AMMA-2023), 7-8 April 2023, Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. 
  6. Presented research work on the topic "A mini-review on engineered biochars as emerging adsorbents in heavy metal removal”, International Conference on Novel Materials and Technologies for Energy and Environmental Applications (NMTE2A), 18-19th Feb 2022, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad.    
  7. Presented research work on the topic " Scope of Utilization of Mix-Bed Adsorbent for Effective Multi-Pollutant Removal", International Conference on Advances in Chemical and petroleum engineering at Aligarh Muslim University from 22- 24 Feb 2020. 
  8. Delivered a full-day expert lecture in the Workshop on Remote and Virtual Labs in Engineering at the College of Engg and Technology, Akola from 27-28 July 2020.
  9. Participated in a National level workshop on Technologies for Sustainable Development from 13-14 Dec 2019 at Dr. DY Patil Institute, Pune.
  10. A Workshop cum Training Course on Chemical Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering-institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga-Mumbai on June 23-27, 2010.
  11. Annual biotechnology conference for students (ABCS-2010), Department of Bio-Technology, International Institute of Information Technology (I2IT), Pune on 11-14 Dec. 2010.
  12. A National Conference on Computational Engineering: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization, Department of Applied Mathematics, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Girinagar, Pune, December 08-09, 2010. 
  13. Fluid mechanics and Machines remote lab demonstration to Telangana Govt diploma college professors in July 2022 at BITS, Hyderabad campus.
  14. Fluid Mechanics and Machines Remote lab demonstration to the delegates of Tata Electronics in Sept 2021 at BITS, Hyderabad campus.