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Dr. Sourja Ghosh
Senior Scientist and Assistant Professor (AcSIR)

Water Technology Division

Phone: (033) 24733496 (Ex. 3462)
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: sourja@cgcri.res.in

B.E (Chemical Engineering), R.E College, Durgapur
M.E (Chemical Engineering), Jadavpur University
Ph.D (Chemical Engineering), IIT, Kharagpur


Dr. Ghosh joined CSIR-CGCRI on 21.04.2005

Research Interest
Water and wastewater treatment with special references to ceramic membrane development and applications, membrane bioreactor and photobioreactor, membrane contactor, CO2 sequestration, biomass and biofuel generation.
Professional Career
S. NoPosition heldOrganisationDuration
1Senior Scientist CSIR-CGCRI 21.04.2012-till date
2Scientist CSIR-CGCRI 21.04.2008–20.04.2012
3Junior Scientist CSIR-CGCRI 21.04.2005-20.04.2008
4Lecturer Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata July, 2004 - March, 2005

Awards/Recognition
  • Excellent paper award, 6th International Conference on Solid Waste Management, 2016.
  • Best paper awards (oral and poster): 8 nos. in International and National Conferences
  • Invited lectures: 6 nos.
  • Mentorship in Women Scientist project (DST): 2 nos.

Selected Publications
Summary:
In SCI Journals: 45;
Conference Proceedings: 80;
Book Chapters: 5


Selected Papers
  1. Synthesis of ceramic ultrafiltration membrane and application in membrane bioreactor process for pesticide remediation from wastewater, D. Mukherjee, P. Bhattacharya, A. Jana, S. Bhattacharya, S. Sarkar, S. Ghosh*, S. Majumdar, S. Swarnakar, Process Safety and Environmental Protection (Elsevier) 116 (2018) 22–33. (Impact factor: 3.44)
  2. Energy efficient harvesting of Arthrospira sp. using ceramic membranes: Analyzing the effect of membrane pore size and incorporation of flocculant as fouling control strategy, A. Jana, S. Ghosh*, S. Majumdar, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (Wiley), 93 (2018) 1085-1096. (Impact factor: 2.59)
  3. Industrial waste derived biosorbent for toxic metal remediation: Mechanism studies and spent biosorbent management, L. Ramrakhiani, A. Halder, A. Majumder, A.K. Mandal, S. Majumdar, S. Ghosh*, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier) 308 (2017) 1048–1064. (Impact factor: 6.74)
  4. Development of graphene oxide/chitosan composite membrane on ceramic support for atrazine remediation by MBR process, D. Mukherjee, A. Dewanjee, S. Ghosh*, S. Majumdar, Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), DOI : 10.1007/s11356-018-3255-9 (2018). (Impact factor: 2.8)
  5. Application of a new ceramic hydrophobic membrane for providing CO2 in algal photobioreactor during cultivation of Arthrospira sp., A. Jana, P. Bhattacharya, S. Guha, S. Ghosh*, S. Majumdar, Algal Research (Elsevier), 27 (2017) 223-234. (Impact factor: 3.75)

Patents filed / Granted Summary: : Indian Patents: Applied–1

Current Projects (as Principal Investigator):
  • Development of ceramic membrane based process for treatment and recycling of textile effluent towards zero discharge concept (DST), 2016-2019.
  • Process development for tannery wastewater treatment involving membrane bioreactor (MBR) process integrated with micro-algal bioremediation (DBT), 2017-2020.
  • Development and evaluation of ceramic membranes for removal of recalcitrant organics like PPCPs in polluted water (DST), 2016-2018.

Notable Research Contribution
  • Development of ecofriendly process using low cost ceramic membranes for treatment and recycling of toxic and hazardous industrial effluents.
  • Ceramic membrane based photobioreactor process for microalgal biomass and biofuel generation with enhanced CO2 sequestration.
PhD Supervision
Summary: Six (6):
3-awarded 1-submitted, 2-on-going
M.Tech. Thesis Supervision:5;
4- completed , 1-ongoing




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