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Research

Research Interest

  • Environmental Engineering & Separation Processes
    • Removal of Pollutants Using Adsorption (Low-cost adsorbents, Nano-adsorbents
    • Bio-based Pollutant Removal Techniques (Bioremediation, Biofiltration, Biosorption)
    • Wastewater Treatment
    • CO2 mitigation
    • Bioleaching of Metal Ions from Industrial Waste
  • Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Chemical Processes
  • Computational Transport Phenomena
  • Environmental Management Systems (LCA, EIA)
  • Energy Integration

 

Sponsored Projects

S No

Title of the Project

Funding Agency

Participation

Amount (Lakhs)

Duration

Status

1

Integrated approach for the efficient removal and recovery of heavy metal catalyst (Zinc) used in viscos fiber industries

BITS, Pilani and ABSTCPL, Mumbai

Co-Investigator

49.42

2.5 Years (2018-2020)

Completed

2

Process development for bio-mitigation of flue gases (CO2, SOx, and NOx) using chemolithotrophs and production of value-added products"

DST

Co-Investigator

31.61

3 Years (2019-2022)

Ongoing

3

Zinc Recovery from Industrial Waste using Bioleaching

BITS

Principal Investigator

34.5

3 Years

(2014 – 2017)

Completed

4

Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater Streams using Nanoparticles as adsorbents

DST

Principal Investigator

21.47

3 Years

(2013 – 2017)

Completed

5

Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater using Biofiltration

UGC

Co-Investigator

5.50

3 Years

(2012 – 2015)

Completed

6

Modeling and Simulation of Viscose Flow through Jetpack Assembly 

Birla Cellulosic, Kharach

Co-Investigator

5.52

1 Year

(2012 – 2013)

Completed

7

National Mission Project on Education through ICT: Developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes (Process Design Decisions), intellectual calibers and research in e-learning Anchored by IIT-Kharagpur

MHRD

Co-Developer

2.00

1 Year

(2009 – 2010)

Completed

8

Studies on Adsorption Process for the Removal of Metal Ions from Waste Water and Volatile Organic Compounds from Air by using Suitable Adsorbents

UGC

Co-Investigator

7.11

3 Years

(2007-2010)

Completed

Ph.D. Students

S No

Name of Candidate

Title of Thesis

Role

Status (Date of Completion)

1

Subhajit Majumdar (2009PHXF440P)

Studies on Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater using Biofiltration

Supervisor

Completed (March, 2016)

2

Utkarsh Maheshwari (2009PHXF441P)

Removal of Metal Ions from Wastewater using Adsorption: Experimental and Theoretical Studies

Supervisor

Completed

(August, 2015)

3

Somesh Mishra (2011PHXF007P)

Experimental studies on bio-mitigation of carbon dioxide (CO2)

Co-supervisor

Completed

(August, 2017)

4

Saswat Kumar Pradhan

(2013PHXF008P)

Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater

Supervisor

Completed

(June, 2020)

5

Shraddha Mishra

(2014PHXF001P)

Identification and characterization of metal induced/binding protein in its industrial application

Co-supervisor

Ongoing (Adimitted: August, 2014)

6

Shailee Gaur (2016PHXF023P)

Production and recovery of biosurfactants using oil based waste as a substrate

Co-Supervisor

Ongoing (Adimitted: August, 2016)

7

Abhishek Anand (2017PHXF0014P)

Process development for bio-mitigation of flue gases (CO2, SOx , & NOx) using bacterial route and production of valueadded products

Co-Supervisor

Ongoing (Admitted: August, 2017)

8

Anil Kumar K. (2018PHXF0438P)

Design and Optimization of Packed Bed Column for the Continuous Removal of Pollutants using Nanosized Sorbents Immobilized Porous Support

Supervisor

Ongoing (Admitted: January, 2019)

M.E. Students

S No

Name of Candidate

Title of the Project

Date of Completion

1

Nitin Gautam

Removal of metal ions from wastewater using low cost adsorbents

May, 2007

2

D N V R Aditya

Nano-adsorbents for heavy metal removal from wastewater

May, 2011

3

R J Bhargavi

Removal of heavy metals and dyes from wastewater using alumina based nanoadsorbents

December, 2011

4

Giridhar Vadicharla

Removal of heavy metals from Industrial wastewater                 using Biofiltration

December, 2011

5

Gayathri Gangadhar

Removal of heavy metal ions using biofiltration

May, 2013

6

Amrita

Experimental and Theoretical Studies for Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater using Bioremediation

May, 2014

7

Saee Vyawahare

Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Industrial Waste Water using Metallic Nanoparticles as Adsorbents

May, 2014

8

Nori Uma Madhuri

Development of Nano-particles using Chemical Methods for the Recovery of Heavy Metals from Water

May, 2015

9

Sakshi Batra

Experimental and Theoretical Study for the Removal of Dye from Wastewater using Bioremediation

May, 2015

10

Kalyanee K Ambatkar

Experimental Study for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater using Bioremediation

May, 2015

11

Amrita Preetam

Experimental and Theoretical Study for the Removal of Dye from Wastewater using Bioremediation

May, 2016

12

Snehal V. Banore

Removal of Heavy Metal from Industry Grade Wastewater using Bioremediation Process

May, 2016

13

T. Princy Sharon

Modeling and Simulation of Different Chemical Processes

May, 2016

14

Yukti

Design and development of compact and economically viable nano particles fixed bed for treatment of industrial wastewater

May, 2017

15

Poornima K

Targeted Oral Drug Delivery of Nanoparticles for Colon Cancer

May, 2017

16

Rajput Arti Ayodhyaprasad

Development of a composite material for the removal of Arsenite and Arsenate from the aqueous solutions, theoretical and experimental investigation

May, 2018

17

Devesh Saxena

CFD Studies in Bioreactor: Experimental and Theoretical Observations

May, 2019

18

G.Kameshwar Sharma

Development of  Nano-adsorbents for the removal of zinc

May, 2019

19

Balivada Kusum Kumar

Integrated approach (Nano-adsorbent & Bio-sorbent) for the recovery of Zinc from fibre industry effluent

July, 2020

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