Prof. Puspendu BhuniaProfessor
School of Infrastructure

Research Interests

  • Nutrient Removal 
  • Vermifiltration for domestic and industrial wastewater treatment
  • Hybrid treatment technology for industrial wastewater
  • Decentralized treatment and reuse of wastewater

Brief Resume

Contact Details

  • SIF-122
  • 674-713-6622
  • pbhunia@iitbbs.ac.in

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Education

 Degree Discipline Year School
 Ph.D. Civil Engineering 2008 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
 

Biosketch

 

Teaching

1. Water and Wastewater Engineering
2. Advanced Water and wastewater treatment
3. Water treatment and supply
4. Environmental Engineering
5. Environmental Pollution Management
6. Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics
7. Water and Wastewater Engineering Laboratory
8. Environmental monitoring Laboratory
9. Advanced Environmental Engineering Laboratory
 
 

 

Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Prangya Ranjan Rout, Rajesh Roshan Dash, Puspendu Bhunia. Nutrient removal from binary aqueous phase by dolochar: Highlighting optimization, single and binary adsorption isotherms and nutrient release Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 01/2016; DOI:10.1016/j.psep.2016.01.001 [Elsevier]
2Pilli, Sridhar; Bhunia, Puspendu; Yan, Song; Tyagi, R. D.; Surampalli, R. Y. Methodology for the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions during land application of sewage sludge (2014). Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Management, 4, 178-200. [Taylor&Francis]
3 Verma, A.K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., 2015. Performance of UASB Reactor Treating Synthetic Textile Wastewater: Effect of Physico-chemical Pre-Treatment. Desalin. Water Treat. DOI:10.1080/19443994.2015.1017739 [Taylor&Francis]
4 Rout, P.R., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., (2015). Effective utilization of a sponge iron industry by-product for phosphate removal from aqueous solution: A statistical and kinetic modelling approach. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 46, 98–108. [Elsevier]
5 Verma, A.K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., 2014. Chemical coagulation and sonolysis for total aromatic amines removal from anaerobically pre-treated textile wastewater: A comparative study. Advances in Environmental Research, 3(4), 293-306. [Techno Press]
6 Rout, P.R., Dash, R.R., Bhunia, P. (2014). Modelling and packed bed column studies on adsorptive removal of phosphate from aqueous solutions by a mixture of ground burnt patties and red soil. Advances in Environmental Research, 3(3), 231-251. [Techno Press]
7 Rout, P.R., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., (2014). Modeling isotherms, kinetics and understanding the mechanism of phosphate adsorption onto a solid waste: Ground Burnt Patties. J. Environmental Chem. Engg., 2(3), 1331-1342. [Elsevier]
8 Verma, A.K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., Tyagi, R.D., Surampalli, R.Y., Zhang, T.C., 2014. Sonolytic decolorization of textile wastewater containing a mixture of reactive, acid and disperse dyes. CLEAN- Air Water Soil, DOI: 10.1002/clen.201400256. [Willey]
9 Verma, A.K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., 2014. Reclamation of wastewater using composite coagulants: a sustainable solution to the textile industries. Chem Eng Trans., 42, 175-180. [AIDIC]
10 Verma, A.K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., Tyagi, R., D., Surampalli, R.Y., Zhang, T.C., 2014. Effects of physico-chemical pre-treatment on the performance of an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor treating textile wastewater: application of full factorial central composite design. Can J Chem Eng., (Accepted). [Willey] DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22168
11 Rout, P.R., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., (2014). A mechanistic approach to evaluate the effectiveness of red soil as a natural adsorbent for phosphate removal from wastewater. Desalin. Water Treat. doi: 10.1080/19443994.2014.881752 [Taylor&Francis]
12 Verma, A.K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., 2014. Carbonaceous organics removal kinetics in an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor treating physico-chemically pre-treated textile wastewater. Desalin. Water Treat. doi: 10.1080/19443994.2014.888687 [Taylor&Francis]
13 Verma, A. K., Bhunia, P, Dash, R.R.. Applicability of a new pre-hydrated industrial grade polyaluminium salt for the decolourisation of textile wastewater (2014). Desalination and Water Treatment, 52 (22-24), 4553-4561. [Taylor&Francis]
14 Dash, R.R., Dash, R.R., Verma, A.K., Bhunia, P. Sand filtration: An effective post treatment option for aerobically treated wastewater (2012), Journal of Industrial Research and Technology, 2(2), 81-87. [Hatam]
15 Verma, A. K., Bhunia, P, Dash, R.R.. Decolourisation and Chemical Oxygen Demand Reduction Efficiency of Ferrous Suphate for the Treatment of Synthetic Textile Wastwater-A Comprehensive Study (2012), International Journal of Geotechnics and Environment, 4(1), 73-87. [Serials]
16 Verma, A. K., Bhunia, P, Dash, R.R.. Effectiveness of Aluminum Chlorohydrate (ACH) for Decolorization of Silk Dyebath Effluents (2012), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(25), 8646-8651. [ACS]
17 Verma, A. K., Bhunia, P, Dash, R.R.. A review on chemical coagulation/flocculation technologies for removal of colour from textile wastewaters (2012). Journal of Environmental Management, 93, 154-168. [Elsevier]
18 Verma, A. K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R. Decolorization and COD Reduction Efficiency of Magnesium over Iron based Salt for the Treatment of Textile Wastewater Containing Diazo and Anthraquinone Dyes (2012). International Journal of Chemical and Biological Engineering, 6, 116-123. [WASET]
19 Verma, A. K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R. Supremacy of magnesium chloride for decolourisation of textile wastewater: A comparative study on the use of different coagulants (2012). International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 3(2), 118-123. [IACSIT]
20 Pilli, Sridhar; Bhunia, Puspendu; Yan, Song; LeBlanc, R. J.; Tyagi, R. D.; Surampalli, R. Y. Ultrasonic pretreatment of sludge: a review (2011). Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 18(1), 1-18. [Elsevier]
21 Bhunia, P., Yan, S., LeBlanc, R. J., Tyagi, R. D., Surampalli, R. Y., Zhang, T. C. Insight into Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Biological Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Disposal (2010). Pract. Periodical of Haz., Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Mgmt. (ASCE), 14 (3), 158-169. [ASCE]
22 Bhunia, P. and Ghangrekar, M.M. Simulation of Granulation Index and its Utility for Predicting Percentage Granules in UASB Reactors (2009). World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 6 (2/3/4), 127 - 143. [Inderscience]
23 Bhunia, P. and Ghangrekar, M.M. Influence of Biogas Induced Mixing on Granulation in UASB Reactors (2008). Biochemical Engineering Journal, 41(2), 136-141. [Elsevier]
24 Bhunia, P. and Ghangrekar, M.M. Statistical Modeling and Optimization of Biomass Granulation and COD Removal in UASB Reactors Treating Low Strength Wastewaters (2008). Bioresource Technology, 99 (10), 4229-4238. [Elsevier]
25 Bhunia, P. and Ghangrekar, M.M. Analysis, Evaluation, and Optimization of Kinetic Parameters for Performance Appraisal and Design of UASB Reactors (2008). Bioresource Technology, 99 (7), 2132-2140. [Elsevier]
26 Bhunia, P. and Ghangrekar, M.M. Effects of Cationic Polymer on Performance of UASB Reactors Treating Low Strength Wastewater (2008). Bioresource Technology, 99(2), 350-358. [Elsevier]
27 Bhunia, P. and Ghangrekar, M.M. Required minimum granule size in UASB reactor and characteristics variation with size (2007). Bioresource Technology, 98(5), 994-999. [Elsevier]
28 Bhunia, P. and Ghangrekar, M.M. Comments on “Enhanced granulation by natural ionic polymer additives in UASB reactor treating low-strength wastewater” a full paper published in Water Research 39 (16): 3801-3810, 2005 by Manoj K. Tiwari, Saumyen Guha, C. S. Harendranath, and Shweta Tripathi (2006). Water Research, 40(7), 1505-1506. [Elsevier]
29 Bhunia, P., Pal, A., and Bandyopadhyay, M. Assessing Arsenic Leachability from Pulverized Cement Concrete Produced from Arsenic-Laden Solid CalSiCo-Sludge (2007). Journal of Hazardous Materials, 141(3), 826-833. [Elsevier]

Recent Publications (National Journals)

1Bhunia, P. and Bandyopadhyay, M. Leaching of As (III) and As (V) from exhausted CalSiCo- A case study (2004). Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 46 (1), 1-9. [NEERI]

Conferences (International)

1PR Rout, RR Dash, P Bhunia. Analyzing Simultaneous Heterotrophic Nitrification and Aerobic Denitrification Potential of a Newly Isolated Bacterium, Bacillus cereus strain GS5. Paper published in “2nd International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (ACSEE 2014)” October 25-26, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.
2P.R. Rout, P.Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Bio-denitrification of nitrate rich aqueous solution using waste organic solid substances (WOSS) as carbon source and bio-film carrier. Paper published in the proceedings of the 7th International congress of Environmental Research, 2014, T093, p.559.
3Verma, A. K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R. Reclamation of wastewaters using composite coagulant: a sustainable solution to the textile industries. Paper presented in the 8th Conference on sustainable development of energy, water and environment systems (SDEWES2013-0075), Sponsored by UNESCO, September 22-27, 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
4PR Rout, RR Dash, P Bhunia. Adsorptive Phosphate Removal from Wastewater Using Red Soil as a Natural Adsorbent: Kinetics and Isotherm Studies. Paper published in the “1st International Forum on Asian Water environmental Technology (1st IFAWET)”, December 18-20, 2013 in New Delhi, India
5A.K. Verma, P.Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Decolourisation of textile wastewaters using Ultrasonication, Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development, IIT Bhubaneswar, February 7-9, 2013, p. 161-167.
6P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P.Bhunia. Biotechnology of nutrient removal from domestic wastewater: A review, Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development, IIT Bhubaneswar, February 7-9, 2013, p. 168-176.
7Rajesh Roshan Dash, Rakesh Roshan Dash, Akshaya Verma, Puspendu Bhunia. Sand filtration: An effective post treatment option for aerobically treated wastewater. Paper published in the proceedings of the International conference of Environmental Research, 2012, ICER/PS/O/577/12, 22nd -24th November, 2012, Terengganu, Malaysia.
8Verma, A. K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R. Supremacy of magnesium chloride for decolourisation of textile wastewater: A comparative study on the use of different coagulants. Paper presented in the JCESD 2012 1st Journal conference on Environmental Science and Development, 7th-8th April, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand
9Akshaya Kumar Verma, Puspendu Bhunia, Rajesh Roshan Dash, Decolourisation of simulated reactive dye bath effluents using aluminium and mangnesium based pre-hydrated salts, International Symposium of Southeast Asian water Environment, 8th-10th November, 2012, Hanoi, Vietnam, Vol.10 (Part I) 179-186.
10Dash, R.R., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R. Post Treatment of effluent from oxidation ditch by sand filtration. Paper published in the proceedings of the International symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment, Vol. 9, p. 1-6, 2011 (Part II), Bangkok, Thailand..
11Bhunia, P., Verma, A. K., Dash, R.R. Performance of ferrous sulphate in combination with calcium hydroxide for removal of colour and COD of synthetic textile wastewater. paper published in the International Congress of Environmental research, ICER-11, PS-1279, p.323, Surat, India, December 15-17, 2011.
12Dash, R.R., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R. Post treatment of effluent from oxidation ditch by sand filtration. Paper published in the 9th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment, vol.9, 2011 (partII), Bangkok, Thailand, December 1-3, 2011.
13Bhunia, P., Shinde, B.V., and Ghangrekar, M.M. Bio-energy from sewage treatment: The technologies for future. Paper published in proceedings of the International conference on CENeM-2007, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, India, January 11-14, 2007.
14Bhunia, P. and Ghangrekar, M.M. Effect of cationic polymer on biomass granulation in UASB reactors treating domestic sewage. Paper presented at the IWA 3rd International Young Researchers Conference (2006): Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, May 24- 26, 2006.
15Bhunia, P. and Ghangrekar, M.M. Performance of UASB-UAF system for two stage anaerobic treatment of domestic sewage. Paper presented at the 9th International conference on “ECOSAN” (2005): IWWA, Mumbai, India, November 25-26, 2005.
16Ghangrekar, M.M. and Bhunia, P. Design and start-up of UASB reactor. Paper presented at the International conference on Advances in Industrial Wastewater Treatment, (2005). Anna University, Chennai, India, February 9-11, 2005.
 

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Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Wastes

 Dr. Bhunia has been appointed as Associate Editor of one of the prestigious ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Wastes.
 

Book Chapters

Bhunia P. (2014). Fundamentals of Biological Treatment. In: Ahuja S. (ed.) Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification, vol. 3, pp. 47-73.United States of America: Elsevier.

Puspendu  Bhunia, Rojan  P.  John, S.  Yan, R.D.  Tyagi &  R.Y.  Surampalli (2010).  Algal Biodiesel Production: challenges and opportunities. In Bioenergy and Biofuel from Biowastes and Biomass. (eds. Samir. K. Khanal et al.). American Society of Civil Engineers(ASCE). pp-313.

Rojan P. John,  Puspendu Bhunia,  S. Yan,  R.D. Tyagi & R.Y. Surampalli (2010).  Microalgal Ethanol Production: A New Avenue for Sustainable Biofuel Production. In Bioenergy and Biofuel from Biowastes and Biomass. (eds. Samir. K. Khanal et al.). American Society of Civil Engineers(ASCE). pp-377.

Prangya Ranjan Rout, Rajesh Roshan Dash and Puspendu Bhunia (2014). Nutrient Removalfrom Domestic Wastewater: An Environmental Biotechnology Approach. In: Dash and Das (ed.) Advances in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, pp-232, Astral Publication, India.

Pramit Sarkar, Akshaya Kumar Verma, Puspendu Bhunia and Rajesh Roshan Dash (2014). Adsorption of Reactive Red 120 from Aqueous Solution by Locally Available Modified Adsorbents. In: Dash and Das (ed.) Advances in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, pp-250, Astral Publication, India.

 

Associate of GIEES, USA

 Dr. Bhunia has been appointed as Associate of Global Institute for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (GIEES), USA

List of Research Scholars

 1. Mr. Akshaya Kumar Verma--- Thesis topic "Development of an intergrated treatment system for removal of colour and COD from textile wastewater" Awarded PhD in the year 2015.
 
2. Mr. Prangya Ranjan Rout- joined for PhD in the year 2012. Working on Nutrients removal from secondary treated domestic effluents.
 
3. Mr. Rajneesh Singh- joined for PhD in the year 2014. Working on vermifiltration of brewery wastewater.
 
 
 
 

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