Specialization: Waste minimization & utilization

Rapid increase in the industrialization and urbanization has led to increase in waste materials and pollution. Biomass waste is one of the most important waste streams, therefore its conversion to useful biofuels can significantly reduce the burden on environment.
There are many groups in the department working on problems ranging from efficient conversion of biomass to effective treatment of industrial wastes to make it harmless.

Major Achievements:
  • Estimation of pollution load on river Ganga and its tributaries through Grossly Polluting Industries, CPCB, GOI, New Delhi.
  • NOx Removal from Diesel Exhaust by Combined NOx Storage Reduction and NH3 SCR System, DST Fast Track, Dr. Sweta.
  • Pyrolysis of Biomass for the Production of Bio-oil: Experimental and Computational Study, DST Fast Track, Dr. J.P. Chakraborty.
  • Characterization and anaerobic digestion of putrescible fractions in municipal solid waste, DST, Prof. M.K. Mondal.
  • Removal of SO2 and NOx from coal-fired thermal power plant stack gases, MoEF, Prof. M.K. Mondal
  • Aerosol and Black Carbon Monitoring in Indo-Gangatic Plane, VSSC, ISRO, Prof. R.S. Singh



Dr. Pradeep Kumar Mishra

Dr. Manoj Kumar Mondal

Dr. Ram Sharan Singh

Dr. Satya Vir Singh

Dr. Vijay Laxmi Yadav

Dr. Sweta

Dr. Jyoti Prasad Chakraborty