Dr. Manaswini BeheraAssistant Professor
School of Infrastructure

Research Interests

Water and wastewater treatment; Bioenergy recovery during wastewater treatment; Microbial fuel cells; Industrial wastewater treatment and reuse; Solid waste management and energy recovery;

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Contact Details

  • Room No- 212, School of Infrastructure, IIT Bhabaneswar
  • 0674-713 6616
  • manaswini@iitbbs.ac.in

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Education

 Degree Discipline Year School
 Ph.D. Civil Engineering 2012 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
 M.Tech Environmental Engineering and Management (Civil Engineering) 2007 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
 

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Teaching

Water and Wastewater Engineering Wastewater Treatment Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering Environmental Impact Assessment Water and Wastewater Engineering Laboratory Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics Environmental Design Sessional

 

Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Priyanka, K., Behera, M., Neelancherry Remya, 2022, Greywater treatment in SBR-SND reactor - optimization of hydraulic retention time, volumetric exchange ratio and sludge retention time, Environmental Technology, https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2022.2072238 (IF: 3.247)
2Raychaudhuri, A., Sahoo, R.N., Behera, M., 2022, Sequential anaerobic-aerobic treatment of rice mill wastewater and simultaneous power generation in microbial fuel cell, Environmental Technology, https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2022.2053753 (IF:3.247)
3Bagchi, S., Behera, M., 2022, Effect of pharmaceutical on performance of earthen pot microbial fuel cell, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive waste, (ASCE), 26(2), 04021057-1-8
4Bagchi S, Sahoo, R.N., Behera M. 2021, Sodium nitrate as a methanogenesis suppressor in earthen separator microbial fuel cell treating rice mill wastewater, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-14940-0 (IF: 4.223)
5Raychaudhuri, A., Sahoo, R.N., Behera, M., 2021, Application of clayware ceramic separator modified with silica in microbial fuel cell for bioelectricity generation during rice mill wastewater treatment, Water Science and Technology, 84 (1), 66-76. (IF: 1.915)
6Raychaudhuri, A., and Behera, M., 2021, Enhancement of bioelectricity generation by integrating acidogenic compartment into a dual-chambered microbial fuel cell during rice mill wastewater treatment, Process Biochemistry, 105, 19-26. (IF: 3.757)
7Thakur, I., Jena, S., Panda, R.K., Behera, M., Pattanaik, S.K., 2021, Groundwater vulnerability assessment from a drinking water perspective: case study in a tropical groundwater basin in eastern India, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (ASCE), 25 (3), 05021004.
8Bagchi S, Behera M. 2021, Bioaugmentation using Pseudomonas aeruginosa with an approach of intermittent aeration for enhanced power generation in ceramic MFC, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 45, 101138. (IF:5.353)
9Bagchi S, Behera M. 2021, Evaluation of the effect of anolyte recirculation and anolyte ph on the performance of a microbial fuel cell employing ceramic separator, Process Biochemistry, 102, 207-212. (IF: 3.757)
10Bagchi S, Behera M. 2021, Methanogenesis suppression and increased power generation in microbial fuel cell during treatment of chloroform containing wastewater, Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 148, 249-255. (IF:6.158)
11Raychaudhuri, A., and Behera, M., 2020, Ceramic membrane modified with rice husk ash for application in microbial fuel cells. Electrochimica Acta, 363. 13726. (IF: 6.901)
12Priyanka, K., Remya, N., & Behera, M., 2020. Greywater treatment using modified solar photocatalyst- degradation kinetics, pathway, and toxicity analysis. Separation and Purification Technology, 117319 (IF: 7.312)
13Bagchi, S, Behera M., 2020, Assessment of Heavy Metal Removal in Different Bio-electrochemical Systems – A Review, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (ASCE), 24 (3), 04020010.
14Raychaudhuri, Aryama, Behera, M., 2020, Comparative evaluation of methanogenesis suppression methods in microbial fuel cell during rice mill wastewater treatment, Environmental Technology and Innovation, 17, 100509. (IF: 5.263)
15Gurjar, R., Behera, M., Treatment of organic fraction of municipal solid waste in bioelectrochemical systems – A review, 2020, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (ASCE), 24(3), 04020018.
16Priyanka, K., Behera, M., Neelancherry Remya, 2020, Greywater treatment in sequencing batch reactor using simultaneous nitrification, denitrification and phosphorus removal with kinetic studies of phosphate adsorption onto corn cob, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (ASCE), 24(3), 04020017
17Raychaudhuri, Aryama, Behera, M., 2020, Process optimization in microbial fuel cell using design of experiment methodology: A review, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (ASCE), 24 (3): 04020013.
18Bagchi, S, Behera M., 2020, Evaluating the Effect of the Antibiotic Ampicillin on Performance of a Low-Cost Microbial Fuel Cell”. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (ASCE), 24 (3), 04020011.
19Bagchi, S., Behera, M., 2020, Performance evaluation of microbial fuel cells employing ceramic separator of different surface area modified with mineral cation exchanger, SN Applied Sciences, 2, 309.
20K., Priyanka, Neelancherry Remya, Behera, M., 2019. Comparison of titanium dioxide based catalysts preparation methods in the mineralization and nutrients removal from greywater by solar photocatalysis, Journal of Cleaner Production, 235, 1-10 (IF:9.297)
21Bagchi, S., Behera, M., 2019. Methanogenesis suppression in microbial fuel cell by aluminium dosing, Bioelectrochemistry, 129, 206-210. (IF: 5.373)
22Behara, M., Ghangrakar M.M., 2017, Optimization of operating conditions for maximizing power generation and organic matter removal in microbial fuel cell, Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 143(4), 40160901:401609010.
23Behera, M., Jana, P.S., Ghangrekar. M.M., 2010, Performance evaluation of low cost microbial fuel cell fabricated using earthen pot with biotic and abiotic cathode, Bioresource Technology, 101(4), 1183-1189. (IF: 9.642)
24Behera, M., Jana, P.S., More, T.T., Ghangrekar, M.M., 2010., Rice mill wastewater treatment in microbial fuel cells fabricated using proton exchange membrane and earthen pot at different pH, Bioelectrochemistry, 79(2), 228-233. (IF: 5.373)
25More, T.T., Behera, M., Ghangrekar. M.M., 2010, Study of the effect of the cathode surface area and sonication of inoculum on the power production of the microbial fuel cell, International Journal of Anaerobic Digestion and Renewable Energy, 1(1), 59-64.
26Jana, P.S., Behera, M., Ghangrekar, M.M., 2010, Performance comparison of up-flow microbial fuel cells fabricated using proton exchange membrane and earthen cylinder, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35 (11), 5681-5686. (IF: 5.816)
27Ghangrekar, M.M., Murthy, S.S.R., Behera, M., Duteanu, N.M., 2010, Effect of sulfate concentration in the wastewater on microbial fuel cell performance, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 9(9), 1227-1234. (IF: 1.186)
28Behera, M., Murthy, S.S.R., Ghangrekar, M.M., 2011, Effect of operating temperature on performance of Microbial fuel cell, Water Science and Technology, 64(4), 917-922. (IF: 1.915)
29Behera, M., Ghangrekar, M.M., 2011, Electricity generation in low cost microbial fuel cell made up of earthenware of different thickness, Water Science and Technology, 64(12), 2468 - 2473. (IF: 1.915)
30Behera, M., Ghangrekar, M.M., 2009, Performance of microbial fuel cell in response to change in sludge loading rate at different anodic feed pH. Bioresource Technology, 100 (21), 5114-5121. (IF: 9.642)

Recent Publications (National Journals)

1Jana, P.S., Behera, M., Ghangrekar, M.M., 2012, Effect of organic loading rate and proton exchange surface area on performance of microbial fuel cell, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 54 (9), 1-9.

Conferences (International)

1Raychaudhuri, A., Behera, M. Effect of influent pH and hydraulic retention time on bioelectricity generation during rice mill wastewater treatment in integrated acidogenic reactor and microbial fuel cell, 2nd International Conference on Chemical, Bio, and Environmental Engineering (CHEMBIOEN 2021), 20 – 22 August 2021, NIT Jalandhar, India.
2Raychaudhuri, A., Behera, M. Kinetics of substrate utilization and power production in microbial fuel cell during treatment of rice mill wastewater, International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Research for Energy and Environmental Management (ASREEM 2021), 06 – 08 August 2021, SVNIT - Surat, India.
3Priyanka, K., Remya, N., Behera, M., Greywater treatment in continuous-flow solar photocatalytic reactor using graphite supported nitrogen-doped TiO2, In Environmental Science and Engineering. 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development of Water and Environment (ICSDWE) 2021, March 12-13, Bangkok, Thailand
4Raychaudhuri, A., and Behera, M. Electricity generation and simultaneous treatment of rice mill wastewater in acidogenic reactor-MFC integrated system: Investigation and optimization”, Challenges in environmental science and engineering (CESE 2020), 7 -8 November, 2020
5Raychaudhuri, A., and Behera, M., Enhancement of bioelectricity generation by integrating acidogenic reactor into a dual-chambered microbial fuel cell”, Upscaling and field scale application of bio-electrochemical systems for wastewater treatment and bioenergy recovery, 26 – 27 February, 2020, IIT Kharagpur, India.
6Gurjar, R., and Behera, M. Effect of operating parameters on leachate quantity and quality generated during hydrolysis of kitchen waste”. RECYCLE 2020, 13-14 February, 2020, IIT Guwahati, India
7Priyanka, K., Remya, N., Behera, M., Solar photocatalytic treatment of greywater with N-doped TiO2 for the optimization of parameters: Effect of pH, oxidant dosage and catalyst dosage, RECYCLE, 2020, 13-14 February, 2020, IIT Guwahati, India.
8Bagchi, S., Behera, M., Evaluation of the effect of analyte recirculation and anolyte pH on the performance of a microbial fuel cell employing ceramic separator, 9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management towards Circular Economy (9th IconSWM-CE 2019), 27 -30 November 2019, Bhubaneswar, India
9Gurjar, R., Behera, M., Treatment of volatile fatty acid rich leachate in earthen microbial fuel cell obtained from hydrolysis of kitchen waste in leach bed reactor, 9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management towards Circular Economy (9th IconSWM-CE 2019), 27 -30 November 2019, Bhubaneswar, India
10Raychaudhuri, A., Sahoo, R.N., Behera, M., Rice mill wastewater treatment in microbial fuel cell operated in a sequential anaerobic-aerobic configuration. 9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management towards Circular Economy (9th IconSWM-CE 2019), 27 -30 November 2019, Bhubaneswar, India
11Priyanka, K., Behera, M., Neelancherry Remya, Simultaneous nitrification and denitrification coupled with phosphorus removal from greywater using sequencing batch reactor, 9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management towards Circular Economy (9th IconSWM-CE 2019), 27 -30 November 2019, Bhubaneswar, India
12Bagchi, S., Behera, M., Effect of anolyte recirculation on organic matter removal and power generation in microbial fuel cell during wastewater treatment, 12th International Conference on the "Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering" (CESE-2019), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 3-7 November, 2019
13Bagchi, S., Behera, M., Performance evaluation of microbial fuel cells employing ceramic separators of different surface area modified with mineral cation exchanger, 6th International Water Association-Regional Membrane Technology Conference, 10-12 December, 2018, Vadodara, Gujrat, India.
14Priyanka, K., Behera, M., Neelancherry, R., Evaluation of performance for the treatment of Greywater in sequencing batch reactor., 11th International Conference on the Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering, CESE, 4-8 November, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand.
15Dhulipala, V.R., Gurjar R., and Behera, M., Bioelectricity Generation from Kitchen Waste in a Low Cost Earthenware Microbial Fuel Cell. Recycle (International Conference on Solid Waste Management), IIT-Guwahati, India, 22-24 February, 2018
16Behera, S., Behera, M., Performance of low cost microbial fuel cell using earthenware separator, International Conference on Water, environment, energy and Society, AISECT University Bhopal, 15-18 March, 2016.
17Behera, S., Behera, M., Evaluation of low cost Microbial fuel cell employing clayware separator of different thickness, International Conference on Waste Management “RECYCLE 2016’, IIT Guwahati, 1-2 April, 2016
18Ghangrekar. M.M., Murthy, S.S.R., Behera M., Duteanu, N.M., Effect of sulfate concentration in the wastewater on microbial fuel cell performance, Journees d Electrochimie 2009, Sinaia, Romania - (6-10 July, 2009).
19Behera, M., Jana, P.S., Ghangrekar, M.M.,Electricity generation and wastewater treatment in a low cost up-flow microbial fuel cell fabricated with earthen cylinder, International Symposium on Bioenergy, IIT Kharagpur, India - (5-7 January, 2010).
20Jana, P.S., Behera, M., Ghangrekar, M.M., Wastewater treatment and electricity generation in novel up-flow microbial fuel cell under different organic loading rates, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Energy and Environment (ICETEE-2010), Chennai, India - (7-8 January, 2010).
21Behera, M., Jana, P.S., Ghangrekar, M.M., Electricity generation from synthetic wastewater and real sewage in an up flow dual chambered microbial fuel cell, International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER-10), University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius- (16-18 September, 2010).
22Behera, M., More, T.T., Jana, P.S., Ghangrekar, M.M., Rice mill wastewater treatment using microbial fuel cell, IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Montreal, Canada - (19-24 September, 2010).
23Behera, M., Murthy, S.S.R., Ghangrekar, M.M., Effect of Operating Temperature on Performance of Microbial Fuel Cell, IWA-Microbes in Wastewater and Waste Treatment, Bioremediation and Energy Production (MWT-2011), BITS Pilani, Goa campus, India- (24-27 January, 2011).
24Bandaru, S.S.R., Behera, M., Ghangrekar, M.M., Performance and economics of low cost clay cylinder microbial fuel cell for wastewater treatment, World Renewable Energy Congress, Linkoping, Sweden - (8-13 May, 2011)
25Behera, M., Ghangrekar, M.M., Electricity generation in low cost microbial fuel cell made up of earthenware of different thickness, 8th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands- (6-10 June, 2011).
26Ghangrekar M.M., Behera, M., Using wastewater as fuel in a low cost bioelectrochemical system to generate direct electricity, International Symposium on New Horizons in Bioenergy Research, IIT Kharagpur, India - (14-16 January, 2013).
27Ghangrekar. M.M., Murthy, S.S.R., Behera M., Duteanu, N.M., Effect of sulfate concentration in the wastewater on microbial fuel cell performance, Journees d Electro-chimie, 6-10 July, 2009, Sinaia, Romania.

Conferences (National)

1More, T.T., Behera, M., Ghangrekar. M.M., Study of the effect of the cathode surface area and sonication of inoculum on the power production of the microbial fuel cell, National conference on Anaerobic Digestion and Renewable Energy through Microbes (ADREM-2009), BITS Pilani, Goa campus, India - (13-15 January, 2009).
2Behera, M., Bhattacharjee, S., Assessment of risk due to intake of groundwater contaminated with heavy metals at some places of West Bengal, India, National Conference onEnvironmental Pollution and Health-Problems and Solutions, organized by the International Development Centre Foundation in collaboration with CPCB, Delhi and COEH, India, (19-20 April, 2007).
 

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Associate Editor, "Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste", American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2020
  • "Odisha Young Scientist Award" in the category of Engineering and Technology for the year 2019, by Odisha Bigyan Academy, Science and Technology Department, Govt. of Odisha.
  • Best Young Scientist Award for oral presentation at the 11th International Conference in Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering, 2018 (CESE 2018), Bangkok
  • Best paper Award at Recycle 2018, International Conference on Waste Management held at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Swedish International Development cooperation Agency (SIDA) fellowship to attend World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC 2011), Linkoping, Sweden by Swedish International Development cooperation Agency, Sweden
  • Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS) fellowship to attend International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER-10), University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius by CSIR, India.
  • Chief Minister’s Merit Award for securing 7th position in state in High School Certificate Examination conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Odisha, Govt. of Odisha 1999
 

Research Scholar

  1. Somdipta Bagchi
  2. Rishi Gurjar
  3. Aryama Raychaudhuri
  4. Kumari Priyanka
  5. Soumyadeep Bhaduri
  6. Divyesh Parde
  7. 7. Rahul Ghosh
 

Gurjar, R., Behera, M., (2022), Industrial Wastewater Treatment in Bio-electrochemical Systems, Innovations in Environmental Biotechnology, pp 345-373, Springer, ISBN: 978-981-16-4445-0.

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Raychaudhuri, A., Gurjar, R., Bagchi, S. and Behera, M., (2022), Application of microbial electrochemical system for industrial wastewater treatment, Scaling up of microbial electrochemical systems-from reality to scalability, pp 195-216. Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-323-90765-1

Bagchi, S., Behera, M., (2022). Microbial degradation of xenobiotics in bioelectrochemical systems.Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes: Microbial Degradation of Xenobiotics through Bacterial and Fungal Approach, In: Shah, M.P., Rodriguez-Couto , S. (Eds.), pp. 1–22, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780323858397

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Priyanka K., Remya N., Behera M. (2022), Insights into the diversity of microbial communities and their role in pollutant degradation in various activated sludge systems, Bacterial Community Structure of Activated Sludge Processes, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN-978-1-68507-676-4

Book Chapter

Raychaudhuri, A., and Behera, M., (2022), Microbial degradation of lignin: conversion, application, and challenges, Microbial degradation of lignin: conversion, application, and challenges”, Development in Waste Water Treatment Research and Processes: Innovative Microbe-Based Applications for Removal of Chemicals and Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants, Elsevier, ISBN-195-219, 978-0-323-85657-7

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Raychaudhuri, A., and Behera, M., (2021), Management of Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater: Detection, Treatment, and Challenges, Urban Mining for Waste Management and Resource Recovery, CRC Press, (1st ed.). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003201076

Gurjar, R., Raychaudhury, A., Bagchi, S., Behera, M., (2021), Biomass to Fuel and Chemicals: Enabling Technologies, Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals (Circular Bioeconomy - Current Status and Future Outlook),Elsevier, 57-90, ISBN:978-0-12-821878-5.

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Priyanka K., Remya N., Behera M. (2021), Greywater Treatment in Continuous Flow Solar Photocatalytic Reactor Using Graphite Supported Nitrogen-Doped TiO2. In: Jeon HY. (eds) Sustainable Development of Water and Environment. Springer, Cham. ISBN: 978-3-030-75277-4

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Gurjar R., Behera M. (2021) Effect of Operating Parameters on Leachate Quantity and Quality Generated During Hydrolysis of Kitchen Waste. Integrated Approaches Towards Solid Waste Management. Springer, Cham. ISBN: 978-3-030-70462-9

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Raychaudhuri, A., and Behera, M., (2021), “Nutrient removal and recovery in bioelectrochemical systems, Delivering Low-Carbon Biofuels with Bioproduct Recovery, 45-83, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-821841-9.

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Gurjar, R., Behera, M., (2020), “Biopolymer: Production from Biomass”, Biorefineries: A Step Towards Renewable and Clean Energy”, 371-390, Springer, ISBN: 978-981-15-9592-9.

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Bagchi, S., Behera, M., (2020), Pharmaceutical Wastewater treatment in microbial fuel cell, Microbial fuel cells for Industrial Wastewater Treatment, 135-155, Elsevier, ISBN:978-0-12-817493-7.

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Dhulipala V.R., Gurjar R., Behera M. (2020) Bioelectricity Generation from Kitchen Waste in a Low-Cost Earthenware Microbial Fuel Cell. In: Kalamdhad A. (eds) Recent Developments in Waste Management, vol 57, 309-322, Springer, Singapore, ISBN-978-981-15-0989-6.

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Bagchi, S., Behera, M., (2019), Microbial fuel cell: A sustainable technology for pollutant removal and power generation, Bio electrochemical Interface Engineering, Wiley Publications, ISBN: 9781119538547.

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Behera, S., Behera, M., (2018) Performance evaluation of low-cost microbial fuel cell employing clayware separator of different thickness, Advances in Waste Management, Springer, Singapore.ISBN: 978-981-10-5797-7

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Behera, S., Behera, M., (2018), Performance of low-cost microbial fuel cell using earthenware separator, Energy and Environment (Springer), 80, 57-66, ISBN: 978-981-13-0214-5.

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Behera, M., Ghangrekar M.M., 2011, “Energy Recovery Wastewater Treatment Processes.” Power Genxt, Engineers’ Welfare Forum, WBPDCL, Kolkata.

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Ghangrekar M.M., Behera, M., 2011, “Sustainable Wastewater Treatment: Strategies and Requirements.” Environmental Health Risk Mitigation, Satish Serial Publishing House, Delhi.

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Ghangrekar M.M., Behera, M., (2014), “Suspended growth processes”, Comprehensive water quality and purification, Elsevier.

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Ghangrekar M.M., Behera, M., (2010), “Microbial fuel cell: a technology for wastewater treatment and renewable energy,” Electrical India,Chary Publications Pvt. Ltd. k Chapters

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