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

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय कांच और सिरेमिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
(वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई)
Dr. Mahesh Kumar Gagrai
Scientist Gr.IV(2)

Ceramic Membrane Division

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

B.Tech. HBTI Kanpur, Chemical Technology (Bio-chemical Engineering)
M.Tech. IIT Guwahati, Chemical Engineering (Petroleum Refining Engineering),
Ph.D. IIT Guwahati, Chemical Engineering, (Spirulina Platensis (Microalgae) for Decontamination of Chromium Laden Aqueous Effluent),

Dr. Mahesh Kumar Gagrai joined CGCRI on 13th January , 2014

Research Interest
  • Microalgae,
  • Wastewater Treatment,
  • Bioremediation,
  • Membrane based Separation Process

Professional Career
Position Held Organisation Duration
Scientist CGCRI, Kolkata 2014 - till date
Engineer SM India, New Delhi May 2008 - Aug 2008
Engineer BC Exports, India Jan 2008 - May 2008
Project Associate IIT Kanpur, India April 2005 - July 2005
Project Assistant IIT Kanpur, India Aug 2004 - April 2005

  • MHRD Fellowship (Govt. of India) after qualifying GATE exam, 2005-2007.
  • Institute Research Fellowship, (IIT Guwahati), 2009-2013

Selected Publications
Publications: Summary: In SCI Journals: 5; In Conference Proceedings: 14;
Selected papers:
  1. M.K. Gagrai, C. Das and A.K. Golder, “Non-ideal metal binding model for Cr(III) sorption using Spirulina platenesis biomass: experimental and theoretical approach”, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2013, 91(12), 1904-1912.
  2. M.K. Gagrai, S. Khuntia, C. Das and A.K. Golder, “Effect of background ions on reduction of Cr (VI) to Cr (III) using saline water algae”, Research Journal of Chemistry Environment, 2011, 15 (2), 450-453.
  3. M.K. Gagrai, C. Das and A.K. Golder, “Reduction of Cr(VI) ion by dead Spirulina biomass in aqueous solution: A kinetic reduction model”, Chemosphere, 2013, 93(7), 1366-1371.
  4. M.K. Gagrai, C. Das and A.K. Golder, “Biological reduction and removal of Cr(VI) with microbial consortia collected from local water treatment plant”, International Journal of Environment Management and Technology (2014) 17(6), 508-520.
  5. Ch.V. Rao, M.K. Gagrai, V.V. Goud and A.K. Golder, “Oxidative brilliant green dye degradation in Fenton process,” International Journal of Cheminformatics and Chemical Engineering (Accepted).

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