Research & Consultancy Projects

Principal Investigator for following projects:

  1. Coupled advanced oxidation and membrane bioreactor technology for removal of organics to facilitate recycling of wastewater in a polyethylene terephthalate plant. Sponsored by DST, Technology Mission Division, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. (DST/TMD(EWO)/OWUIS-2018/RS-10(G) dt. 27-09-2019. Rs. 4156,400/-. Duration 24 months w.e.f. 14-10-2019.
  2. Recent developments in Electrode Synthesis for Improving the performance and Upscaling the Bio-electrochemical Systems for Wastewater Treatment and Bio-electricity recovery (ESW_SKI). Sponsored by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India under SPARC program. Rs. 2607180=00, Duration 15-03-2019 to 14-03-2021. Collaborator, VITO and University of Antwerp, Belgium.
  3. Aditya Choubey Centre for Re-Water Research (CRW). Mr. Aneesh Reddy and Mr. Anant Choubey, Capillary Technologies, Singapore. Duration: 24.0 Months w.e.f. 01-07-2018. Funding: Rs. 20000,000.00.
  4. Overall Indian coordinator and PI of the project “Identifying best available technologies for decentralized wastewater treatment and resources recovery for India (SARASWATI-2.0)”. EU Water project under Horizon 2020, funded by DST India. Duration February 2019 to January 2023. Co-PI: Prof. Brajesh Dubey; Funding Rs. 2.49 crores for IIT Kharagpur. Total funding Rs. 9.3759 crores.
  5. WIN project
  6. Development of Smart Portable Bio-Electrochemical Toilet for Harvesting Electricity during Human Waste Treatment (SAP17_IITKGP_05) (DHT). Swachhta Action Plan (SAP), IIT Madras,IC and SR, IIT Madras, Chennai – 600036. Duration: 36 Months w.e.f. 22-01-2018. Funding: Rs. 6886,000.00.
  7. Small scale and sustainable household grey water recycling (S3HWR) (PROJECT NO.: 5670) (SAQ). MHRD,Department Of Higher Education, New Delhi, Ministry of Urban Development, GoI,Niman Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 108, F. No.: 41-2/2015-T.S.-I (Pt.), Dt. 09-01-2016; 36.0 Months w.e.f. 05-05-2017, Funding Rs. 3192,000.00.
  8. Develop an energy – efficient combined process of microbial fuel cell (MFC) & membrane bioreactor (MBR) for high efficiency & reliable treatment of organic wastewater (OER). Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI),AES Boys Hostel Campus, Near Gujrat University Library and SBI, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380 009, Gujrat; BIRAC SRISTI PMU – 2016/014 , Dt. 04-04-2016; Duration: 24.0 Months w.e.f. 16-09-2016; Amount Rs. 1500000.00.
  9. Development of MFC Based Electro-chemical System for Sewage Treatment and Onsite Electricity Generation (SWE). NTPC Limited, Plot No. 3, Block-E, Udhyog Vihar, Ecotech-II, Greater Noida. Duration: 24.0 Months w.e.f. 18-07-2017. Funding: Rs. 4236000.00.
  10. Bioelectric toilet: a novel approach for treatment of human waste & generating onsite electricity for lighting toilets (TNO). Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. DST/TSG/NTS/2015/99 , Dt. 23-11-2016; Duration: 36.0 Months w.e.f. 23-11-2016; Funding Rs. 3594,360.00.
  11. Intergrated MFC-MBR system using low cost multifunctional ceramic membrane for efficient wastewater treatment and electricity recovery (IUW) funded by DBT under Inno-Indigo project. Funding 96.11 Lakhs, March 2016-March 2019 (bt/iN/inno-indigo/28/mmg/2015-16).
  12. Development of Microbial carbon Capture Cell under DBT PAN IIT center for Bioenergy, Funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Funding Rs. 66.26 Lakhs. January 2015 to December 2019.
  13. Principal Coordinator and investigator for DST-UKIERI project titled Development of high performance carbon nanomaterials for enhancing the cathodic oxygen reduction and performance of anode in microbial fuel cells” Funding Rs. 14 Lakhs /- Rs. Duration: January 2015 to June 2016. DST/INT/UK/P-101/2014.
  14. Simultaneous removal of organic matter and dissolved inorganic salts from wastewater in microbial desalination cell. Funded by Tata Steel Ltd., Jamashedpur, Rs. 2000,000/-; File No. IIT/SRIC/CE/OMI/2013-2014/149, Duration: February 2014 to January 2016.
  15. Supporting consolidation, replication and up-scaling of sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse technologies for India (SARASWATI). Under FP7-ENV-2012-one stage, Funded by DST Rs. 81.32 Lakhs (No. DST/IMRCD/SARASWATI/ 2012/(G)/II), Duration: January 2013 to September 2017.
  16. Development of Microbial Fuel Cell for Direct Electricity Recovery During Wastewater Treatment” Sponsored by DST under Technology system development programme. Funding Rs. 61.10 Lakhs (DST/TSG/NTS/2012/61), August 2012 to July 2015.
  17. “Treatment of steam rice effluent” project sponsored by Aquatreat Engineering, Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata, (No. 2009-10/CE/TSRE/11) Rs. 160,000/-. April to August 2009. Completed.
  18. “Production of bioenergy during wastewater treatment” Research project sanctioned by Ministry of Environment and Forest, New Delhi, India. Funding about Rs. 13,22,213/-. (F. No. 19-35/2005-RE). August 2007-July 2010
  19. “Software development for providing off-line operational guidelines for anaerobic treatment systems” Project proposed by Science Traveler International, Australia.
  20. Treatment and Reuse of Sewage from Small Community” Research Project funded by ISIRD, IIT, Kharagpur. Duration: April 2004 to April 2007. Funding Rs. 3,00,000/-. Completed.
  21. Studies on Anaerobic-Aerobic Package Sewage Treatment Plants”, funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. Duration: June 2003 to June 2006. (F.No. 14-10/2003 (SR)) Rs. 5,60,000/-. Completed.
  22. Development of knowledge base for design, operation and maintenance of Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor”, funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. Duration: April 1999 to April 2002. (F.No.14-10/98 (SR-I)), Rs. 3,64,080/-, Completed.
  23. Development of low cost treatment method for sewage”, funded by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, India. Duration: April 1999 to April 2002. (F. No.8017/ RDII/ R&D/ Deg (664) /98-99 dt. March 27, 1999 Rs. 6,00,000/-, Completed.


As Co-Investigator

  1. Development of a Photoelectrocatalytic (PEC) reactor and testing different photo-active catalysts for degradation of recalcitrant organic pollutants from wastewater. Global Challenges Research Fund, Cardiff University, UK. PI: Dr. Sachin P. Nanavati, Prof. Rajakumar Anathakrishnan, Grant £ 24,960/-. March 2020 till July 2020.
  2. Pilot scale production of ethanol from lignocellulosic feedstock: a technological challenge (EFC). MHRD, Department Of Higher Education, New Delhi, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, GoI, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi, Devleela Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd.,36/395, Guru Nanesh Kripa, Civil Lines, Raipur – 492 001, Chhattis Garh; F. No. 35-13/2016-T.S. I , Dt. 12-08-2016; Duration: 36.0 Months w.e.f. 14-12-2016; Amount Rs. 153,72,400.00.
  3. Upgradation of laboratory and library facilities for renewable energy programme (ULR). Funded by Ministry of New and Renuable Energy, Govt. of India. Funding Rs. 50.00 Lakhs. Duration 3-05-2012 to 02-05-2017. PI: Prof. R. Banerjee, Co-PI: Prof. S. Chakraborty.
  4. Award of Fellowship under national renewable fellowships (REF). Funded by Ministry of New and Renuable Energy, Govt. of India. Funding Rs. 61.76 Lakhs. Duration 3-05-2012 to 02-05-2017. PI: Prof. R. Banerjee, Co-PI: Prof. S. Chakraborty.
  5. Production of Ligonocellulosic Fuels: from Lab to Pilot Scale (PLF)”. Funded by DBT, New Delhi. Funding Rs. 345.84 Lakhs. PI: Prof. R. Banerjee, Co-PI: Prof. S. Chakraborty, Prof. S. Ray, P.K. Sinha Centre for Bioenergy, IIT Kharagpur. 26-03-2012 to 25-03-2015.
  6. P K Sinha Centre Project (PKS)” Project sponsored by Dr. Prabhakant Sinha for enhancing research activities on Bioenergy. USD 150,000. PI. Prof. S. Chakraborty, Co-PI: Prof. R. Banerjee and Prof. M.M. Ghangrekar.
  7. Ganga River Basin Environmental Management Plant (GMP)” Environmental quality work group. 3000,000/-. Sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forest, New Delhi. PI : Prof. D.J. Sen, Co-PI: M.M. Ghangrekar, Dr. A.K. Gupta, Dr. S. Goel.
  8. “Committee on Rain water harvesting” Member of the committee set-up by Department of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal from 29 September 2011.


Consultancy Projects

  1. Monitoring Gross Polluting Industries for CPCB (MGPC). Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,Govt of India, Parivesh Bhawan, East Arjun Nagar, Delhi. Duration May 2019 to July 2019. Amount Rs. 2150,000.00.
  2. Vetting of Design and Drawing for Drainage Pumping Station at Golf Garden in Ward No. 94 under Br-X under Kolkata Municipal Corporation (TDXM). MACKINTOSH BURN LIMITED,MBL House, DD-18/8, Sector-I, Salt Lake city, Kolkata. Amount Rs. 236000.00. From 01-12-2018 to 31-01-2019.
  3. Validation of Design of EPC Project – Raipur (EPCR). SMS Limited (Corporate Office),IT Park, 20 S.T.P.I., Gayatri Nagar, Parsodi, Nagpur. Duration: November 2018 till March 2019. Amount Rs.          2950,000.00.
  4. Monitoring Gross Polluting Industries for CPCB (CPCB). Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,Govt of India, Parivesh Bhawan, East Arjun Nagar, Delhi. Duration April 2018 to November 2018. Amount Rs. 2131,034.00.
  5. Vetting of Process and Hydraulics of STP at Adityapur (VASA). Shapoorji Pallonji And Co – KIPL (JV),Project Office, Jamshedpur, Jharakhand. Duration: March 2018 to March 2019. Amount Rs. 2360,000.00. Co-PI: Prof. N. Dhang, Prof. L.S. Ramachandra.
  6. Adequacy of Effluent Treatment Plant (AETP). IVL Dhunseri Petrochem Industries Private Limited,Dhunseri House, Kolkata. Duration: February – April 2018. Amount Rs. 141,600.00.
  7. Study on WWTP (DP-HP) (SWDH). MCPI PRIVATE LIMITED, Vill and P.O. Bhuniaraichak, HALDIA. Duration: 28-12-2017 to 30-04-2018, Amount Rs. 118,000.00.
  8. Checking of Hydraulic Design of 4 MLD STP (CHDM). M M Enviro Projects Private Limited, Nagpur. Duration November-December 2018. Amount Rs. 100,000.00
  9. Solid Waste Management in Guwahati (SWMG). Office of the Commissioner, Guwahati Municipal Corporation, Panbazar, Guwahati – 01. Duration: 01-04-2017 to 31-03-2019. Amount Rs. 4298,000.00.
  10. Consultant Shapoorji Pallonji Group for developing Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes.  December 2017 to November 2019.  Rs. 1.0 Lakh per month.
  11. Third party inspection services for Sahibganj municipal waste water project (ISWP). Urban Development and Housing Department, Govt. of Jharkhand, State Programme Management Group, Room No.: 403, 4th Floor, Project Bhawan, Dhurwa, Rancji – 834004. Duration: 01-01-2017 to 31-12-2018. Rs. 680,000.00.
  12. Third party inspection of Ranchi sewarage project (TPIR).  Urban Development and Housing Department, Govt. of Jharkhand, State Programme Management Group, Room No.: 403, 4th Floor, Project Bhawan, Dhurwa, Rancji – 834004. Duration:  01-04-2017 to 31-03-2019, Amount Rs. 230000.00.
  13. Inspection of GPIS for compliance verification of effluent discharged standards (IEDS). Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India,Parivesh Bhawan, East Arjun Nagar, Delhi – 110 032. Duration: 31-03-2017 to 30-04-2017. Amount Rs. 710000.00.
  14. DPR Review for Ganga river development work under National Mission for Clean Ganga, Government of India. Proposal Reviewed:
    1. Rajmahal and Sahebganj river front development,
    2. Solid waste management for Rajmahal and Sahebganj, Jharakhand
  1. Design and Commissioning of UASB reactor for treatment of chocolate industry (CTCI). Sponsored by Industrial Water Engineering, Malaysia, Rs. 314608; duration 24-06-2014 to 31-05-2015.
  2. Review of pollution control measures at Poori (RPCM). Sponsored by Orissa Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bhubaneshwar. Rs. 123596; duration 01-08-2014 to 31-12-2014.
  3. UASB-Biofilm hybrid reactor (UBHR). Sponsored by Tata Steel Ltd. Jamshedpur, Rs. 1125583; 01-08-2014 to 31-12-2015.
  4. Technical vetting of inhouse design of biotower for media requirement (TIBR). Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., Mumbai. Rs. 50,000/-. 01-12-2012 to 31-01-2013.
  5. Setting up Sewage Disposal system at NIT Silchar (SDSN). NIT Silchar. Rs. 2.20 Lakhs. Duration: 18-07-2012 to 17-07-2013.
  6. Expert advice on structural disorder in the 27 MLD capacity Water Treatment Plant at Kendrapada, Odisa (EMPH). Chief Engineer, Public Health (Urban), Bhubaneshwar. Rs. 1.68 Lakhs, Duration 15-03-2012 to 14-06-2012.
  7. “Development of Effluent treatment plant for Rice mills” (DETP). Qualicom solutions Pvt. Ltd. Bhubaneswar. Rs. 200,000/-; June to December 2011.
  8. Checking design and drawing of UASB type sewage treatment plant (CDST). Apporv Air Control, Jaipur. (IIT/SRIC/CE/2010-2011/39. Rs. 3.25 Lakhs.
  9. Study of water supply distribution/ storage and source availability for Darjeeling Municipality (No. 2007-2008/CE/SWSD/33).  Amount Rs. 482,000/-. PI: Dr. V.R. Desai; Co-PI: Dr. M.M. Ghangrekar; Dr. A. Sengupta. Sponsored by District Magistrate, Darjeeling.
  10. Design of UASB reactor for bio-diesel wastewater treatment. Client: Industrial Water Engineers, Malaysia. Consultancy Fee Rs. 4,00,000/- (Project No. 2006-07/CE/UASB/75).
  11. Adequacy of measures taken by Rourkela Steel Plant regarding the sewage treatment system of Rourkela Steel Plant Township (RSPT). Client: Rourkela Steel Plant, SAIL, Rourkela. Consultancy Fees Rs. 808,992/-. (Project No. IIT/SRIC/CE/2007-08/124).
  12. Testing of Wholly Water appliances for arsenic and other pollutant removal from water. For Quality Systems & Inspection Services, Kolkata. Rs. 1,60,000/-.
  13. Design of sewerage system with sewage pumping stations for Air Force Colony, Kalaikonda. Rs. 2,50,000/-.
  14. Provided design of UASB reactor and operational guidelines for treatment of Brewery, Dairy, Pharmaceuticals wastewaters and Sewage treatment.
  15. Extending consultancy services for design of water and wastewater treatment plants, operation and maintenance of effluent treatment plants, and water, wastewater and air quality monitoring.
  16. Providing technical know-how for operation and maintenance of effluent treatment plants.