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सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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Scientists ▸ Mr. Swachchha Majumdar
Mr. Swachchha Majumdar

Mr. Swachchha Majumdar

Senior Principal Scientist & Head

Membrane and Separation Technology Division


Contact Information:

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

Mr. Swachchha Majumdar

Professional Career

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

Education

Degree Discipline University; Year
B.Tech. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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.
  • 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

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

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)

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

Last Updated on July 1, 2021