Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata - 700032
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Teaching Experience (5)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Professor 2016 November to Till Date
Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2013 November to 2016 November
University of Calcutta Assistant Professor 2013 May to 2013 November
National Institute of Technology - Durgapur Assistant Professor 2007 October to 2013 May
ITME - Sarisha Lecturer 2005 to 2007
Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
nplant training at IPCL, Nagothane, Maharashtra  to 
Field of Specialization
Environmental Engineering,
Nanomaterials, nanoTechnology, Advanced composite materials
Biofuel generation,
Polymeric degradation
Advanced oxidation
Courses Taught/Teaching
Chemical Thermodynamics; Kinetics & Bioreaction Engineering,Modelling & Simulation of Bioprocess Engineering, Renewable Energy Technology; Advanced Environment Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering; Marine Biotechnology; Separation Technology; Chemical Process Calculation, Bioseparation Technology
Research Area
Wastewater Treatment; Water Quality Assessment & Management; Bioremediation; Natural Dye; Nano Technology; Landfill Liner; Modelling & Simulation
14 years
Conference Papers Published (23)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

GO-TiO2 nanocomposite for treatment of textile effluent Abstract book of international conference on Current Trends in Materials Science and Engineering (CTMSE 2018) 2018 Banerjee, P., Mukhopadhyay, A. and Das, P. -105
Bioremediation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): Optimization with Response Surface Methodology and toxicity analysis of treated products National Seminar on Recent Trends in Environmental Research 2017 Barman, S.R., Banerjee, P., Mukhopadhyay, A. and Das, P. -5
Ternary dye effluent treatment by integrated biodegradation-adsorption approach: optimization and toxicity analysis UGC sponsored national level seminar on Recent Advances In Biological Sciences 2017 Banerjee, P., Mukhopadhyay, A. and Das, P. -60
Biodegradation of textile dye using isolated novel bacterial species: Acinetobacter sp. Abstract book of RUSA-Funded International Level Seminar on Recent Trends in Microbiology held in Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math 2017 Roy, U., Das, P. -175
Evaluation of integrated biosorption - biodegradation approach for azo dye removal Abstract book of Workshop titled Connecting People to Nature to celebrate the spirit of World Environment Day, 2017 2017 Banerjee, P., Das, P. and Mukhopadhyay, A. -19
Journal Papers Published (173)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Comparative experimental and mathematical analysis on removal of dye using raw rice husk, rice husk charcoal and activated rice husk charcoal: batch, fixed-bed column, and mathematical modeling Biomass Conversion & Biorefinery 2021 Niladri Saha, Lopamudra Das, Papita Das, Avijit Bhowal, Chiranjib Bhattacharya DOI:10.1007/s13399-021-01996-8-
Integral approach for second-generation bio-ethanol production and wastewater treatment using peanut shell waste: yield, removal, and ANN studies Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 2021 Preetha Ganguly, Papita Das DOI : 10.1007/s13399-021-02277-0-
Biopolymer linked activated carbon-nano bentonite composite membrane for efficient elimination of PAH mixture from aqueous solutions Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 2021 Shramana RoyBarman, Priya Banerjee, Aniruddha Mukhopadhayay, Papita Das DOI: 10.1007/s13399-021-02223-0-
Biochar from waste Sterculia foetida and its application as adsorbent for the treatment of PAH compounds: Batch and optimization Fuel 2021 Shramana RoyBarman, , Aniruddha Mukhopadhayay, Papita Das 306-121623
Thermal, Chemical and ultrasonic assisted synthesis of carbonized Biochar and its application for reducing Naproxen: Batch and Fixed bed study and subsequent optimization with response surface methodology (RSM) and artificial neural network (ANN) Surfaces and Interfaces 2021 Sandipan Bhattacharya, Papita Das, Avijit Bhowal, Abhijit Saha 26-101378
Books Published (13)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Membrane technology. In: Carbon Nanotubes for Clean Water by Banerjee, P., Das, R., Das, P., and Mukhopadhyay, A. Ed: R. Das, Springer Nature [ISBN: 978-3-319-95602-2] 2018
Nanomaterial for CO2 Sequestration by Banerjee, P., Mukhopadhyay, A. and Das, P Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials. Eds: M.A. Maleque, E. Bayraktar, I. Choudhury, D. Grau, J. Haider, S. Hashmi, M. Hashmi, G. Majumdar, H. Metselaar, Z. Qamar, M. Roy, Elsevier [DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813195-4.11031-4] 2018
Biodegradation Behaviour of Cellulose-Reinforced PMMA Composites in Pond Water by Sengupta S., Das P., Datta S., Sain S., Mukhopadhyay A., Ray D. Ghosh S. (eds) Utilization and Management of Bioresources. Springer, Singapore 2018
Shamik Chowdhury, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Papita Das, Novel Carbon-Based Nanoadsorbents for Removal of Synthetic Textile Dyes from Wastewaters, In book: GREEN CHEMISTRY FOR DYES REMOVAL FROM WASTE WATER - Research Trends and Applications John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey, and Scrivener Publishing LLC, Salem, Massachusetts, Editors: Sanjay K. Sharma 2015
Aisha Zaman, Papita Das, Priya Banerjee, Biosorption of Dye Molecules, Book: Toxicity and Waste Management Using Bioremediation Edited by Ashok K. Rathoure & Vinod K. Dhatwalia - IGI Global 2015
Awarded By Award Name Year

Stanford University World Ranking of top 2% 2020
CIPET, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Govt of India 8th National award (2017-18) for Technology Innovation 2019
6th ICONSWM 2016 Excellent Papers Award 2016
Bio-resource & Bioprocessing Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of excellent paper 2015
The Biotech Research Society of India Malaviya Memoria Award (Young Faculty Category) 2015
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (20)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Sandeep Thakur Assessment of Environmental Stresses on the Mangrove ecosystem of Sundarbans, India Complete 2021
Uttarini Pathak Simultaneous Physiocochemical Separation, treatment and reuse of Industrial wastes to save the natural resources Complete 2020
Sandipan Bhattacharya Treatment of pharmaceutical containing wastewater using bio-nanocomposite materials in combination with advanced technology followed by assessment on the toxicity of treated wastewater on a model specimen Ongoing 2019
Lopamudra Das Development of carbonaceous and polymeric material grafted composites for treatment of dye and fluoride containing solution Ongoing 2019
Anup Pardey Process Intensification in removal of pollutants for wastewater Ongoing 2019
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (23)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Gautam Vats Nanomaterials coated composite and its application for waste water treatment 2021
Subhashis Maity Utilization of natural source for the production of bioenergy and value added products 2020
Koustav Saha The application of nanocomposite for the removal of organic compounds present in solution 2020
Nikhil Singh Treatment of aromatic hydrocarbon containing solution using marine micro-organism 2019
Preetha Ganguly Extraction of cellulose and its application for biofuel production and waste water treatment 2019
Project Works (16)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Integral approach of separation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon from aqueous solution using waste biomass based magnetic nanocomposites and advanced oxidation 1 Year 2019 to 2020 Ongoing
Utilizing natural resources, Carbondioxide and waste heat towards sustainable development Principal Investigator RUSA 2 Departmental project 1 Year 2019 to 2020 Ongoing
Synthesis of reduced Graphene oxide using gamma irradiation and Detoxification of waitewater using reduced Graphene oxide based nano-coated composite in presence of Gamma/UV/photolytic radiation/irradiation technique UGC DAE 4 Years 2019 to 2022 Ongoing
Sustainable development of value added products from Food waste Materials and its Application Principal Investigator RUSA2 Faculty Project 1 Year 2019 to 2020 Ongoing
Synthesis of Graphene oxide coated natural waste materials and its application for simultaneous treatment of wastewater containing fluoride and chromium: Reactor performance in batch, fluidized bed and membrane reactor Principal Investigator SERB DST 4 Years 2019 to 2022 Ongoing
Patents (1)
Patent Name Year

Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (2)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Emerging Trends of Waste Management and Valorization (ETWMV-2016) Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology - Durgapur. Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology - Durgapur. 2016
Extraction & Application of Natural Dye International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics; D Y Patil University, Pune Le Meridian Hotel, Pune 2013
Membership Of Learned Societies (12)

Fellow member of Society of Applied Biotechnology (India),
Life member of European Federation of Biotechnology
Life Member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES).
Associate Life member of Institution of Engineers (India),
Life member of Institute of Chemical Engineers
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (3)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

National Conference on "Biotechnology and Environment". DBT, CSIR, DST, NIT-Durgapur NIT-Durgapur 2010
National Seminar on "Present Industrial Scenario of Biotechnology in India" Biotechnology Department of National Institute of Technology, Durgapur NIT-Durgapur 2008
5 days workshop on "Modeling & Simulation of Biological Processes" NIT-Durgapur NIT Durgapur 2008
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (1)
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

ICABB 2013 Industrial Biotechnology D Y Patil University, Pune & BRSI, India Le Meridian Hotel, Pune 2013
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Professional Society Activity (2)
Type of Professional Activity Period

NSS 2018 to Till Now
NSS 2009 to 2011
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Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (2)


1. International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
2. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology
3. Journal of Ecology and Environmental Science
4. The Scientific World Journal, Hindawi Publication.


1. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier Publication.
2. Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier Publication.
3. International Journal of Physical Sciences, Academic Journal.
4. African Journal of Business Management, Academic Journal.
5. Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, Wiley Publication.
6. Bioremediation Journal, Taylor & Francis Journal.
7. Water, Air, Soil Pollution, Springer Publication.
8. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Wiley Publication.
9. Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quaterly, Association of Chemical Engineering
10. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, Wiley Publication
11. Taiwan Journal of Chemical Engineering, Elsevier Publication.
12. Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier Publication.
13. Separation Science & Technology, Wiley Publications.
14. Desalination & Water Treatment, Desalination Publication.
15. Journal of Environment Engineering, ASCE Publication
16. International Journal of Water Resource & Environment Engineering, Academic Publication
17. Environmental Science & Technology, ACS Publication
18. Bioresource Technology, Elsevier Publications
19. Fuel, Elsevier Publications
20. Bioresources, NC State University journal
21. Journal International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Springer Publication
22. The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer Publication
23. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Wiley Journal
24. Basic Research Journal of Soil and Environmental Science
25. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Springer Publication.
26. Chemical Engineering Communication, Taylor & Francis Publication
27. Clean: Soil, Air, Water, Wiley Publication.
28. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Wiley Publication
29. Dyes and Pigments, Elsevier Publication
30. International Journal of Industrial Chemistry, Springer Publication
31. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Elsevier Publication
32. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer Publication

1. Editor: Editor of Heliyon, Elsevier Publications.

2. Member of State Level Expert Appraisal Committee, West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Department of Environment, West Bengal.

3. Member of No Increase in Pollution Load, West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Department of Environment, West Bengal.