Debraj Bhattacharyya


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Dr. Debraj Bhattacharyya

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
Email: debrajb[at]iith.ac.in
Phone: +91 (040) 2301-7079

Areas of Interest:

Biological Treatment of Waste/Wastewater

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy (2009) Civil Engineering
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Master of Technology (2002) Civil Engineering (specialization in Environmental Engineering)
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India.

Bachelor of Engineering (1999) Civil Engineering
Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, West Bengal, India.

Work Experience:

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad May 2012 – Current, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology Calicut June 2010 – April 2012, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Canada September 2003 – May 2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Apr. 2009 – May 2010)

  • Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment: A UNB-ADI Collaborative Research and Development Project.
  • Doctoral Candidate (Sept. 2003 – Dec. 2008) Degradation of Dyes and Color Removal in Advanced Bioreactor Systems.
  • Teaching Assistant/Stipend Instructor (Sept. 2003 – Dec. 2006) Worked as a teaching assistant for six terms and then as a stipend instructor for another two terms (Course – Introduction to Environmental Engineering).
  • Project Fellow (Jan. 2004 – Aug. 2004) Anaerobic Digestion as a Method of Managing Aquaculture Solids.

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India May 2002 – August 2003,Project/Research Assistant

  • Chemical analysis of bed sediment of Bhopal Lake, India.
  • Performance evaluation of a two-phase UASB reactor treating low strength complex wastewater.
  • Subhash Projects & Marketing Limited, Kolkata, India July 1999 – June 2000,Graduate Engineer Trainee
  • Construction of a 11.1 mld capacity water treatment plant in Purulia, West Bengal, India.

Journal (published/accepted):

[10] Bhattacharyya D., Allison M., Webb Z., Zanatta G., Singh K.S., and Grant S. Treatment of an Industrial Wastewater Containing Acrylic Acid and Formaldehyde in an Anaerobic membrane Bio-reactor. Accepted in the Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE.

[9] Bhattacharyya D., and Singh K.S. (2011). Colour removal and the effect of reactive dyes on acid producing anaerobic microorganisms. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, v 46, n 3, 211-218.

[8] Bhattacharyya D., and Singh K.S. (2011). Morphology of the bacterial granules developed in an upflow anaerobic acid reactor. Environmental Technology, v 32, n 13. 1435-1442..

[7] Bhattacharyya D., and Singh K.S. (2010). Textile dye removal in single-phase and two-phase anaerobic bio-treatment systems. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE, v 14, n 4, 250-257.

[6] Bhattacharyya D., and Singh K.S. (2010). Colour removal and the effect of reactive dyes on growth substrate utilization by an unacclimated ethanol-enriched anaerobic culture. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, v 45, n 3, 307-315.

[5] Bhattacharyya D., Singh K.S. (2010). Understanding the Mixing Pattern in an Anaerobic Expanded Granular Sludge Bed Reactor: Effect of Liquid Recirculation. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, v 136, n 6, 576- 584.

[4] Bhattacharyya D., Harmita H., Singh K.S., and Wilson B.G. (2009). Fluidization is an Anaerobic Expanded Granular Sludge Bed (EGSB) Reactor: Analysis of Primary Wakes and Modeling of Sludge Blanket. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, v 135, n 8, 700-707.

[3] Bhattacharyya D., and Singh K.S. (2008). Treatment of textile dyes in two-phase and single-phase anaerobic bio-treatment systems. Water Science and Technology, IWA, v 57, n 6, 863-868.

[2] Singh K.S., LeBlanc M.M., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2008). Polishing of Pretreated Dye Wastewater Using Novel Sequencing Batch Reactors. Water Science and Technology, IWA, v 58, n 2, 407-411.

[1] Singh K.S., Viraraghavan T., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2006). Sludge blanket height and flow pattern in UASB reactors: Temperature effects. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, v 132, n 8, 895-900.

Conference proceedings:

[6] Allison M., Singh K., Bhattacharyya D., Webb J., and Grant S. (2011). Treatment of acrylic acid production wastewater using an anaerobic membrane bioreactor. Annual Conference – Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Ottawa, June 14- 17, 2011, p 251-257.

[5] Bhattacharyya D., LeBlanc M.M., Modak P.R., Singh K.S., and Connor D.A. (2010). Treatment of a synthetic dye wastewater using combinations of anaerobic- aerobic biological and physico-chemical processes: Comparison of five different treatment strategies. 12th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Guadalajara, Mexico, 30 October – 4 November 2010.

[4] Singh K.S., LeBlanc M.M., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2008). Polishing of Pretreated Dye Wastewater Using Novel Sequencing Batch Reactors. 4th Sequencing Batch Reactor Technology Conference, Rome, Italy, April 7-10, 2008, p 391-397. DEBRAJ BHATTACHARYYA

[3] Bhattacharyya D., and Singh K.S. (2007). Treatment of textile dyes in two-phase and single-phase anaerobic bio-treatment systems. 11th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Brisbane, Australia, September 23-27, 2007.

[2] LeBlanc, M., Modak, P., Bhattacharyya, D., Singh, K., and Connor, D. (2007). Biological and physico-chemical polishing of dye wastewater treated in anaerobic bio-treatment systems. 11th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Brisbane, Australia, September 23-27, 2007.

[1] Ramachandran M.K., Singh K.S., Wilson B.G., Rinehart C., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2006). Anaerobic Digestion of Land-Based Aquaculture Solids. 21st International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., March 26 – 29, 2006, p 307-316.

 

Invited Talks:

[3] Treatment of Industrial Wastewaters Using Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode, Jul., 2012

[2] Degradation of Textile Dyes and Color Removal in Advanced Bioreactors Systems, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode, Jul., 2012

[1] Industrial Plant Location, Thermal Power Plants – EIA studies, CWRDM, Kozhikode, Jan., 2011

INSTITUTE TITLE OF COURSE LEVEL
 
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
 
Wastewater Engineering Postgraduate
National Institute of Technology, Calicut Environmental Engineering I

Environmental Engineering II

Control  Engineering

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Graphics

Undergraduate
 
University of New Brunswick, Canada
 
Introduction to Environmental Engineering Undergraduate

M.Tech Students

Research area of Interest:

Biological Treatment of Waste/Wastewater.

Research projects

 Anaerobic digestion as a method of managing food and garden wastes generated in the campus of IIT Hyderabad

Scholarship and Awards

[1] Received New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) scholarship (2004- 2005) during Ph.D. at University of New Brunswick, Canada.

[2] Received Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) scholarship (2000- 2002) for pursuing master degree at IIT Roorkee, India.

Recognitions/Professional Activities:

Received a Diploma in University Teaching from University of New Brunswick, Canada, in 2008