Dr. Bhaskardas

Designation : Professor Grade 1
School / Centre : School of Civil Engineering
Department : Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Educational Details

BIT Mesra, Ranchi

Civil Engineering
Graduated in 2000

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Water Resources & Hydraulics Engineering
Graduated in 2005

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Civil Engineering
Graduated in 2011

Research Details

Areas of Specialization
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Soil contamination and remediation
  • Waste to energy
  • Ecological risk assessment
  • Health risk assessment
  • Bioelectrochemistry

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Completed Consultancy Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Hydro geological setup and geochemical status with respect to the surface and subsurface condition in the specified sub watershed area consisting Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd. (TCL), Ranipet. Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd. (TCL), Ranipet

Ongoing Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Investigation of the complete pathway of chromium from tannery effluent to soil in different particle sizes and their probable mitigation through phytoremediation EMR-DST

Completed Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Preliminary Investigation of Constructed Wasteland Microbial Fuel Cell (CW-MFC) using halophyte plants for treating RO Reject water and sustainable power generation SEED Grant, VIT

Books / Book Chapters Published Details

Title Publisher Published Year
Microbial-Based Biofuel Production: A Green Sustainable Approach CRC Press 2022
Multistage constructed wetland microbial fuel cells: A new perspective for potential high strength wastewater treatment under continuous operation. Elsevier 2022
Status of Groundwater Arsenic Contamination in the GMB Plain. Managing Water Resources and Hydrological Systems CRC Press 2020
Comparison of biomass in natural and plantation dry forests in India Springer Nature 217
Impact of Electricity Tariff Policy on Groundwater Use: The Case of West Bengal, India Routledge, Taylor & Francis 2014

Awards & Recognitions Details

  • National Doctoral Fellowship awarded by AICTE for the year of 2004-2007 during PhD.
  • Awarded the Best Group Presentation in Cross Cutting Research (CCR) level in, “International Training and Research Course on Groundwater Governance in Asia: Theory and Practice” from November 13, 2007 - March 31, 2008 in Katmandu, Nepal on, “Transition from flat to metered electricity tariff in agriculture: Who gains and who loses? Evidence from West Bengal, India” jointly with Dr. N. Majumdar, N. C. Nayak, R. R. Sethi.
  • Financial assistance received by DST for attending CPWF International Forum on Water and Food held from 09th November 2008 to 14th November 2008 in Etheopia.
  • Awarded First Position in National Symposium on Emerging Environmental Challenges: An Engineering Approach on oral presentation titled, “Solar Power Coupled Electrokinetic Remediation of Chromium Contaminated Soil from Ranipet” in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad on 16th February 2018.

International Collaborations

  • More than 30 publications with international collaboration
  • Submitted 2 Research project with International collaboration
  • Joint Convener in a Session in Asia Oceania Geoscience Society (AOGS) 21 International Conference
  • Guest editing one Special Issue in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology with international collaboration

Industry Collaborations

  • Published one research paper with Industry Collaboration in Biomass and Bioenergy (TF 5.06)
  • Helped to get >30 B. Tech students recruitments/internship through direct contact in the industry

Other Information

Editorial Experience : Guest editing one Special Issue in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology