CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
A Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई
(An ISO 9001:2015 Certified Institute)
Mr. Swachchha Majumdar
Senior Principal Scientist and Head

Water Technology Division

Phone: (033) 23223252/23223266
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: swachchha@cgcri.res.in

B.Tech. (Hons.) (Chemical Engineering) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Research Interest
Ceramic Engineering (related to ceramic membrane fabrication), Chemical Engineering(mass transfer, separation and filtration process), Environmental Engineering(Biological treatment of wastewater and waste gases, biofiltration), water purification(Iron & Arsenic removal), Reverse Osmosis process, Membrane Bioreactors and biofuels

Professional Career
Position HeldOrganisationDuration
Process Engineer (Trainee) Indian Petrochemical Corporation Limited, Vadodara 1995-1996
Scientist B-C Regional Research Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram 1997-2004
Scientist C-Principal Scientist Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata 2004-till date

  • CSIR-CGCRI Diamond Jubilee Award for Best Technology for "Ceramic membrane based high capacity modules for pretreatment of turbid water or polishing of Iron and Arsenic contaminated water using micro-filtration techniques : transferred to Porel Dass Water & Effluent Control Pvt. Ltd., Howrah - awarded in the year 2012. [Certificate]
  • Best patent award for 2003-2004, awarded by Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum for patents obtained by the same Institute for US patent no 6696284 on Biological filter for the purification of waste gases

Selected Publications
Publications: Summary: In SCI Journals: 16; In Conference Proceedings: 23;
Selected Papers:
  1. "Toluene degradation in Biofilter-Sequencing the Nutrient addition" Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, Vol 62, March 2003, S. Majumdar, A.S. Baby & Ajit Haridas
  2. "Treatment of sulphide containing wastewater with sulphur recovery in a novel reverse fluidized loop reactor (RFLR)", Water Research, 39 (2005) 639-647, B. Krishnakumar, Ajit Haridas & S. Majumdar
  3. "Ceramic Membrane and Water Purification" , Science and Culture, Vol.71, no 5-6, May-June, 2005, Page 159- 157, S.N. Roy, Tanmoy Dey, M. Majumder, S. Majumdar, B.P. Ghosh, S. Bandyopadhyay & H.S. Maiti
  4. "Biosorbent-assisted ceramic microfiltration process for treatment of herbal pharmaceutical wastewater with high organic loading", Int. J. Environmental Technology and Management, Vol. 14, Nos. 1/2/3/4,( 2011) 132-146, Priyankari Bhattacharya, Sourja Ghosh, Swachchha Majumdar, Subrata Dasgupta, Sibdas Bandyopadhyay
  5. "Comparative study on treatment of kitchen-sink wastewater using single and multichannel ceramic membrane", Int. J. Environmental Technology and Management, Vol. 13, Nos. 3/4, (2010) 336-347, Sourja Ghosh, Priyankari Bhattacharya

Patents filed / Granted
Summary: International: Five granted patents
  1. US Patent No 6696284 , Filed 23.10.2001, granted on Feb. 24, 2004, Titled "Biological Filter For The Purification Of Waste Gases", Inventors Ajit Haridas & Swachchha Majumdar
  2. US patent no. 6544421, filed March 31, 2001, granted on April 8, 2003 titled "Method for purification of waste water and "RFLR" device for performing the same", inventors Ajit Haridas & Swachchha Majumdar
  3. US patent no. 6527948, filed March 31, 2001, granted on March 4, 2003 titled "Apparatus for purification of waste water and "RFLR" device for performing the same", inventors Ajit Haridas & Swachchha Majumdar
  4. Phillipines patent no 1 -2004-500429, granted on 19.12. 2008 titled "Biological Filter For The Purification of Waste Water" inventors Ajit Haridas & Swachchha Majumdar
  5. German patent DE10197211T5 titled "Verfahren und umgekehrter Flie?bett-Kreislaufreaktor zur bwasserreinigung" inventors Ajit Haridas & Swachchha Majumdar granted on 08/07/2004
  6. Indian patent no. 220910 titled "A BIOLOGICAL FILTER FOR THE PURIFICATION OF WASTE GASES", inventors Swachchha Majumdar and Ajit Haridas, granted on 16/7/2008.

Landmark Research Contribution
Technology Development & Transfer :
  • Developed Biofiltration technology and Licensed to M/s Envirochem of Trissur, Kerala, India for installation at Cochin International airport for deodorization.
  • Developed Biofiltration technology for H2S removal and commercialized at Effluent treatment plant of M/s J.K. Pharmachem Limited, Cuddalore, Tamilnadu, India for odour control.
Technology Demonstration : 10000 LPCD capacity low cost CGCRI developed ceramic membrane based Ion removal plant for production of drinking water from Iron containing Brackish groundwater, integrated with brackishwater reverse osmosis plant (Combined Ceramic Microfiltration -Brackishwater reverse osmosis process, first of its kind in India)

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