Dr. DEBRAJ BHATTACHARYYA


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Dr. Debraj Bhattacharyya

Associate Professor

Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Email: debrajb@iith.ac.in

Phone: +91 (040) 2301-7079

Areas of Interest:

Water & Wastewater Treatment; Solid Waste Management; Renewable Energy (Biofuel)

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, India.
Bachelor of Engineering (1999) Civil Engineering,  Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, West Bengal, India.
 
Work Experience:
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad July 2018 – Present, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad May 2012 – June 2018, 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 April 2009 – May 2010, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment: A UNB-ADI Collaborative Research and Development Project.
Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Canada September 2003 – December 2018, Doctoral Candidate
  • 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.

Manuscripts currently under review

  • Damaraju, M., Bhattacharyya, D., Panda, T. K., and Kurilla, K. K. Downstream Processing of Palm Oil Mill Effluent in a Continuous-flow Bipolar-mode Electrocoagulation (CBME) Reactor. Submitted to Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste, ASCE.
  • Damaraju, M., Gupta, V.K., Bhattacharyya, D., Panda, T. K., and Kurilla, K. K. Improving the Performance of a Continuous Bipolar-mode Electrocoagulation (CBME) System, treating a Marigold Flower Processing Wastewater, through Process Modifications. Submitted to Journal of Water Process Engineering, Elsevier.
  • Damaraju, M., Bhattacharyya, D., Panda, T. K., and Kurilla, K. K. Polishing of a Biologically-treated Marigold Processing Wastewater using a Lab-scale and a Field scale Continuous-flow Bipolar mode Electrocoagulation system: A Comparative Analysis.  Submitted to Journal of Cleaner production, Elsevier.
  • Damaraju, M., Muraki, R., Bhattacharyya, D., Panda, T. K., and Kurilla, K. K. Treatment of a Distillery Wastewater in a Bipolar-mode Electrocoagulation system: Performance Evaluation and Kinetic Analysis. Submitted to International Journal of Civil  Engineering, Springer.

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Damaraju, M., Yoshihara, H., Bhattacharyya, D., Panda, T. K., and Kurilla, K. K.(2019). Phosphorous Recovery from the Sludge Generated from a Continuous Bipolar Mode Electrocoagulation (CBME) System. Water Science and Technology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2019.131 
  • Damaraju, M., Bhattacharyya, D., Panda, T. K., and Kurilla, K. K. (2019) Application of a Continuous Bipolar Mode Electrocoagulation (CBME) system for polishing distillery wastewater. Energy, Environment and Earth sciences. DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20199302005
  • Katam K., and Bhattacharyya D. (2019). Simultaneous treatment of domestic wastewater and bio-lipid synthesis using immobilized and suspended cultures of microalgae and activated sludge. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Elsevier, vol 69, 295-303. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2018.09.031
  • Gundupalli, M. P., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2019). Sequential acid hydrolysis and enzymatic saccharification of coconut coir for recovering reducing sugar: Process evaluation and optimization. Bioresource Technology Reports. Elsevier, vol 6, 70-80. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2019.01.015
  • Gundupalli, M. P., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2019). Ethanol production from acid pretreated food waste hydrolysate using Saccharomyces cerevisiae 74D694 and optimizing the process using response surface methodology. Waste and Biomass Valorization, Springer, vol. 10, no. 3, 701-708. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-017-0077-9
  • Katam K., and Bhattacharyya D. (2018). Comparative study on treatment of kitchen wastewater using a mixed microalgal culture and an aerobic bacterial culture: kinetic evaluation and FAME analysis. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer, vol. 25, 21, 20732-20742. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2209-6
  • Gundupalli, M. P., Senthilkumar, N., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2018). Process Optimization for Recovery of Reducing Sugar from Coconut Pith Using Sequential Hydrothermal Pretreatment and Enzymatic Saccharification. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, vol. 9, no. 6, 94-199. DOI: https://doi.org/18178/ijcea.2018.9.6.726.
  • Babu A., Katam K., Gundupalli M.P., and Bhattacharyya D. (2018). Nutrient Removal from Wastewater using Microalgae: A Kinetic Evaluation and Lipid Analysis. Water Environment Research, WEF, vol. 90, no. 6, 520-529. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/106143017X15054988926299
  • Katam K., and Bhattacharyya D. (2018). Biodegradation of Commercial Laundry and Dishwashing Detergents under Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditions: A Kinetic Evaluation. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, vol. 22, no. 1, 04017023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000377
  • Katam K., Maetani K., Shimizu T., Nakajima J., and Bhattacharyya D. (2018). Study of Aerobic Biodegradation of Surfactants and Fluorescent Whitening Agents in Detergents of a Few Selected Asian Countries (India, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand). Journal of Water and Environment Technology, Japan Society on Water and Environment, vol. 16, no. 1, 18-29. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2965/jwet.17-007
  • Katam K., and Bhattacharyya D. (2017). Biodegradation of Laundry Wastewater Under Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditions: A Kinetic Evaluation. Water Environment Research, WEF,vol.89,no.12,2071-2077. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/106143017X14902968254638
  • Damaraju M., Bhattacharyya D., and Kurilla K.K. (2017). Removal of Recalcitrant Carbon from an Industrial Wastewater Using Electrocoagulation. International Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer, vol. 15, no. 4, 697-703. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40999-017-0187-6
  • Bhattacharyya D., Allison M., Webb Z., Zanatta G., Singh K.S., and Grant S. (2013). Treatment of an Industrial Wastewater Containing Acrylic Acid and Formaldehyde in an Anaerobic Membrane Bio-reactor. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, vol. 17, no. 1, 74-79.
  • 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, vol.  46, no. 3, 211-218.
  • Bhattacharyya D., and Singh K.S. (2011). Morphology of the bacterial granules developed in an up-flow anaerobic acid reactor. Environmental Technology, Taylor & Francis, vol. 32, no. 13. 1435-1442. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2010.538931
  • 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. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2008.061
  • 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, vol. 45, no. 3, 307-315. https://doi.org/10.2166/wqrj.2010.033
  • Bhattacharyya D., and 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, vol. 136, no. 6, 576-584. DOI: 10.1061/ASCE EE.1943-7870.0000187
  • 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, vol. 135, no. 8, 700-707.
  • 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, vol. 57, no. 6, 863-868. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2008.061
  • 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, vol. 58, no. 2, 407-411. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2008.416
  • 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, vol. 132, no. 8, 895-900. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2006)132:8(895)

 

Conference Presentations

  • Gundupalli, M. P., Senthilkumar, N., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2018). RSM Based Modelling for Mineral and Organic Acid Pretreatment of Coconut Pith using High Pressure Batch Reactor (HPBR). 2018 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), Paris. October 14-17, 2018
  • Damaraju, M., Bhattacharyya, D., Panda, T. K., and Kurilla, K. K. (2018).Application of a Continuous Bipolar Mode Electrocoagulation (CBME) system for polishing distillery wastewater. International Conference on Green Energy and Environment Engineering (CGEEE 2018), Kitahiroshima, Japan. August 27 – 29, 2018.
  • Gundupalli, M. P., Senthilkumar, N., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2018). Process Optimization for Recovery of Reducing Sugar from Coconut Pith Using Sequential Hydrothermal Pretreatment and Enzymatic Saccharification. International Conference on Green Energy and Environment Engineering (CGEEE 2018), Kitahiroshima, Japan. August 27 – 29, 2018.
  • Katam K., Shimizu T., Bhattacharyya D., and Soda S. (2018). Removal of Linear Alkyl-benzene Sulphonate and Caffeine from Domestic Wastewater in Trickling Filters Using Algal-bacterial Consortia.International Conference on Green Energy and Environment Engineering, Kitahiroshima, Japan, August 27-29, 2018.
  • Katam K., Shimizu T., Bhattacharyya D., and Soda S. (2018). Algal-bacterial consortia in trickling filters for removing linear alkylbenzene sulphonate and caffeine from wastewater. Water Environment Conference, Ehime University, Japan, July 2018. 
  • Gundupalli M.P., Sharma P., and Bhattacharyya D. (2017). Hydrothermal Pretreatment of Tender Coconut Coir and Optimization of Process Parameters Using Response Surface Methodology. ASCE INDIA CONFERENCE 2017 – URBANIZATION CHALLENGES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES Moving Towards Resilient Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure, IIT Delhi, Dec 13-14.
  • Katam K., Gundupalli M.P., and Bhattacharyya D. (2017). Production of biofuel from a kitchen wastewater by using a mixed culture of diatoms: Treatment, kinetic evaluation, and lipid analysis. ASCE INDIA CONFERENCE 2017 – URBANIZATION CHALLENGES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES Moving Towards Resilient Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure, IIT Delhi, Dec 13-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482025.029
  • Modi P, Katam K., and Bhattacharyya D. (2017). Aerobic Biological Treatment of Pesticide Industry Effluent: A Kinetic Evaluation. ASCE INDIA CONFERENCE 2017 – URBANIZATION CHALLENGES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES Moving Towards Resilient Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure, IIT Delhi, Dec 13-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482025.001
  • Damaraju D., Bhattacharyya D., Panda T.K., and Kurilla K.K. (2017). Enhancement of the performance of a Continuous Bipolar-mode Electrocoagulation (CBME) system treating palm oil mill effluent through modification of process parameters and reactor configuration. ASCE INDIA CONFERENCE 2017 – URBANIZATION CHALLENGES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES Moving Towards Resilient Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure, IIT Delhi, Dec 13-14. DOI:10.1061/9780784482025.013.
  • Lokesh A., and Bhattacharyya D. (2017). Clear Water Hydrodynamic Behaviour and Mixing Pattern in a Novel Sequenced Anaerobic-Aerobic Baffled Membrane Bioreactor. ASCE INDIA CONFERENCE 2017 – URBANIZATION CHALLENGES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES Moving Towards Resilient Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure, IIT Delhi, Dec 13-14.
  • Gundupalli M.P., and Bhattacharyya D. (2017). Dilute Sulphuric Acid Hydrolysis of Coconut Coir: Process Optimization for Recovery of Reducing Sugar. The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2017, Brighton, July 6-9.
  • Katam K., and Bhattacharyya D. (2017). Comparing and evaluating the kinetics of mixed micro-algal system with the aerobic bacterial system in treating kitchen wastewater: Biodiesel Production. The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2017, Brighton, July 6-9.
  • Damaraju M., Bhattacharyya D., Panda T.K., and Kurilla K.K. (2017). Polishing of a Palm Oil Mill Effluent Using a Bipolar-mode Electrocoagulation setup: Optimization of the process Using Response Surface Methodology. 5th International Conference on Civil, Environment and Waste Management (CAEWM-17), Singapore, March 29-30.
  • Damaraju M., Bhattacharyya D., Panda T.K., and Kurilla K.K. (2017). Phosphate Removal and Recovery from POME using a Bipolar-mode Electrocoagulation System. International Conference on Biotechnology & Bio Engineering Trends-ICBT-2017, JNTU Hyderabad, March 23-25.
  • Gundupalli M.P., and Bhattacharyya D. (2016). Recovery of Reducing Sugar from Food Waste: Optimization of Pretreatment Parameters Using Response Surface Methodology. Biofuels and Bioenergy (BICE2016), NIT Bhopal, Feb 23-25.
  • Gundupalli M.P., and Bhattacharyya D. (2014). Preliminarily Study on Synthesis of Bioethanol from White Coconut Coir Using W303 Strain Saccharomyces cerevesiae. International Conference on Green Technology for Environmental Pollution Prevention and control (ICGTEPC 2014), NIT Thiruchirappalli., Sept 27-29.
  • Damaraju M., Bhattacharyya D., and Kurilla K.K. (2014).  Removal of Recalcitrant Carbon from an Industrial Wastewater using Electrocoagulation. International Conference on Energy & Environment-ICEE-2014, JNTU Hyderabad, December 14-16
  • 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.
  • 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. 12thWorld Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Guadalajara, Mexico, 30 October – 4 November 2010.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.

 

Book Chapters

  • Modi P., Katam K., and Bhattacharyya D. (2018). Aerobic Biological Treatment of Pesticide Industry Effluent: A Kinetic Evaluation. Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies: Energy and Water Infrastructure; Transportation Infrastructure; and Planning and Financing, 1-10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482025.001
  • Damaraju, M., Bhattacharyya, D., Panda, T. K., and Kurilla, K. K. (2018), Enhancement of the Performance of a Continuous Bipolar-Mode Electrocoagulation (CBME) System Treating Palm Oil Mill Effluent through Modification of the Process Parameters and Reactor Configuration. Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies: Energy and Water Infrastructure; Transportation Infrastructure; and Planning and Financing, 122-129. ASCE. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482025.013
  • Gundupalli M. P., Parth S., and Bhattacharyya D. (2018). Hydrothermal Pretreatment of Tender Coconut Coir and Optimization of Process Parameters Using Response Surface Methodology. Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies: Energy and Water Infrastructure; Transportation Infrastructure; and Planning and Financing, 178-188. ASCE. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482025.019
  • Katam K., Gundupalli M. P., and Bhattacharyya D. (2018). Production of biofuel from a kitchen wastewater by using a mixed culture of diatoms: Treatment, kinetic evaluation, and lipid analysis. Urbanization Challenges in Emerging Economies: Energy and Water Infrastructure; Transportation Infrastructure; and Planning and Financing, 278-287. ASCE. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482025.029
  • Gundupalli, M. P., and Bhattacharyya, D. (2017). Recovery of reducing sugar from food waste: Optimization of pretreatment parameters using response surface methodology. In Biofuels and Bioenergy (BICE2016), 161-172. Springer. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47257-7_15
  • Gundupalli M. P., Katam K., and Bhattacharyya D. (2017). Treatment of Sugarmill Effluent and Simultaneous Production of Ethanol: Effect of pH and Quantity of Seed Sludge. International Conference on Biotechnology & Bioengineering – Trends. Chapter 37. ISBN 978 –93 –85518 –10-2

 

Invited Talks

  • Unit Operations and Processes in Wastewater Treatment: A few Design Aspects, Centre for Environment, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Aug. 2018.
  • Wastewater Engineering and Research Trend, Center for Urban Development Studies, Dr. MCR HRD Institute, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad, Feb. 2017.
  • Anaerobic Expanded Granular Sludge Bed Reactor, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, Aug. 2015.
  • Textile Dye Removal in an Advanced Bioreactor System, Research Center for Water Environment Technology, University of Tokyo, Jan. 2015.
  • Treatment of Industrial Wastewater Using Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode, Jul. 2012.
  • Degradation of Textile Dyes and Color Removal in Advanced Bioreactors Systems, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode, Jul. 2012.
  • Industrial Plant Location, Thermal Power Plants – EIA studies, CWRDM, Kozhikode, Jan., 2011.

 

UG Level courses

ID1041 – Engineering Drawing

ID1210 – Engineering Mechanics

CE3512 – Water & Wastewater Engineering

CE3590 – Environmental Systems Engineering  

PG Level courses

CE6510 – Advanced Water & Wastewater Engineering

CE 6580 – Solid & Hazardous Waste Management

CE6520 – Air Pollution Control

  Thesis supervision  a)  Ph.D

Student Name Year of joining Thesis Title
Madhuri D 2014 Development of an Advanced Electrocoagulation System for Wastewater Treatment
Marttin GP 2014 Biofuel Production from Pith & Coir of Tender Cocos nucifera (Coconut)
Lokesh A 2014 Wastewater Treatment in a Novel Sequencing Batch Bioreactor
Keerthi K 2013(as M.Tech) 2015   (converted to PhD) Developing a cost-effective biological decentralized domestic wastewater treatment system using bacteria and microalgae for residential communities
Raj Kumar O 2018 Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater in a Novel Microwave-assisted Sequenced Anaerobic-Aerobic Baffled Membrane Bioreactor

 b)  M.Tech.

Student Name Year of Graduation Dissertation Title
Aishwarya Pandey 2019 (expected) Removal of Micropollutant from Wastewater Using Microalgae
Gaddam Vidyasagar Babu 2018 Wastewater Treatment Using a Modified Aerobic Sequencing Batch Reactor
Prakat Modi 2017 Pesticide Industry Effluent Treatment Using Bacteria and Microalgae
Anjana Babu 2016 Wastewater Treatment Using Microalgae: A Batch Study
Katam Keerthi 2015 Biological Degradation of Detergents and Dish Wash Bars
Anas T 2014 Anaerobic Digestion of Lignocellulosic Wastes

 

Funded Research Projects:

Title: Developing a Diatom Algae-based Biological Treatment System for Simultaneous Removal of Organic Carbon, Nutrient, and Micropollutants from Domestic Wastewater: Pilot-scale Demonstration. 

Role: Principal investigator

Program:  Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT-2)   

Funding Agency: MHRD, Industry

 

Title: Developing a cost-effective biological decentralized domestic wastewater treatment system using bacteria and microalgae for residential communities. 

Role: Principal investigator 

Program: Collaboration Kick-starter Program (CKP) 2017 

Funding Agency: Japan International Cooperation Agency

 

Title: Developing Computational and Laboratory Facilities for Earth Sciences, Transportation, and Environmental Studies

Role: Member of the Project Execution Committee 

Program: Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST) Program – 2016 

Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology  

 

Title: Developing a Novel Sequencing Batch Reactor for In-situ Containerized Wastewater Treatment

Role: Principal investigator 

Program: Uchchatar Avishkar Yojana (Round 1) 

Funding Agency: MHRD, SERB, Industry.

 

Title: Developing an Advanced Electrocoagulation System for Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Role: Principal investigator 

Program: Industry funded project 

Funding Agency: Rahyals Envergy Pvt Ltd.

 

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.

Institutional and other activities:

  • Serving as the Coordinator of GATE/JAM for Hyderabad region and managing COAP related activities.
  • Serving as a warden-in-charge of the amenities facilities of the campus.
  • Serving as the faculty advisor for the post-graduate students in the Civil Engineering Department.
  • Serving as an active member of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, IIT Hyderabad chapter.
  • Serving as a reviewer in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
  • Actively participated in developing research laboratories and teaching curriculum.
  • Actively participated in the tendering process for construction of wastewater treatment plant in the IIT Hyderabad campus.               Currently involved in the execution of the same.
  • Served as the warden of IIT Bhilai from July 2016 till June 2017.
  • Served as a member of the campus development committee of IIT Bhilai.
  • Served as a member of the task force committee of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for two years.

Symposia organized

Recent Advances in Waste and Wastewater Engineering

Date: March 03, 2019

Speakers: Dr. Venkata Mohan, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad

                   Prof. Satoshi Soda, Ritsumeikan University

                   Prof. Ch. Subyamanyam, IIT Hyderabad

                   Dr. Toshiyuki Shimizu, Ritsumeikan University

                   Dr. Pritha Chatterjee, IIT Hyderabad

                   Dr. Debraj Bhattacharyya, IIT Hyderabad

Wastewater Treatment & Reclamation 

Date: Feb 20, 2016

Speakers: Dr. Futoshi Kurisu, University of Tokyo 

                 Dr. Tadashi Nittami, Yokohama National University

                 Dr. Debraj Bhattacharyya, IIT Hyderabad

 

Reviewer

  • Separation Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis)
  • Water Science & Technology (IWA)
  • Journal of Water Process Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Fuel (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (ASCE)
  • Environmental Technology (Taylor & Francis)
  • Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Springer)
  • International Journal of Civil Engineering (Springer)