Research Projects

Principal Investigator for

  1. 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.
  2. Principal Coordinator and investigator for DST-UKIERI project titled Development of high performance carbon nanomaterials for enchaning the cathodic oxygen reduction and performance of anode in microbial fuel cells” Funding Rs. 14 Lakhs /- Rs. Duration: January 2015 to March 2016. DST/INT/UK/P-101/2014.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 December 2016.
  5. 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.
  6. “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.
  7. “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
  8. “Software development for providing off-line operational guidelines for anaerobic treatment systems” Project proposed by Science Traveler International, Australia.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 for

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. “Committee on Rain water harvesting” Member of the committee set-up by Department of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal from 29 September 2011.