Dr. J.  Anandkumar

Department Chemical Engineering
Designation Assistant Professor
Educational Qualification Ph.D, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India (2012)
E-Mail anandj.che@nitrr.ac.in / jpanandkumar.env@gmail.com
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Areas of Interest

           (1) Advance Separation Processes (Membrane, Biological & Adsorptive Separations)

           (2) Nano-Composites

Publications

SCI/Refereed Journals

1) Sahariah, B.P., Anandkumar, J, and Chakraborty, S. "Stability of Continous and fed Batch Sequential Anaerobic-Anoxic-Aerobic Moving Bed Bioreactor Systems at Phenol Shock Loading Applications". Environmental Technology, (In-Press, 2017) (Taylor & Francis)Impact Factor: (1.760).

2) Sahariah, B.P., Anandkumar, J, and Chakraborty, S. "Pyridine Influence on Sequential anaerobic-anoxic-aerobic FMBR System for Phenol, Thiocynate and Ammonia Removal". Environmental Technology, (In-Press, 2017) (Taylor & Francis)Impact Factor: (1.760).

3) Yadu, A and Anandkumar, J*. "Biodegradation of Bromophenolin Anaerobic, Anoxic and Aerobic Batch Reactor". International Journal of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Biomedical, 2(1) (2017) (CSVTU).

4) Jyoti, G., Keshav, A and Anandkumar, J. "Esterification of Acrylic Acid with Ethanol Using Pervaporation Membrane Reator". Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, (In-Press, 2017) (Springer)Impact Factor: (2.007).

5) Yadu, A., Sahariah, B.P and Anandkumar, J. "Studies on Biological Degradation of 4-Bromophenol Using Anaerobic, Anoxic and Aerobic Bioreactors". Journal of Modern Chemistry and Chemical Technology, 7(1) (2016) 37–41 (STM Journals)

6) Jyoti, G., Keshav, A and Anandkumar, J. "Experimental and Kinetic Study of Esterification of Acrylic Acid with Ethanol Using Homogeneous Catalyst". International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 14(2) (2016) 571–578 (De Gruyter)Impact Factor: (0.623).

7) Sahariah, B.P., Anandkumar, J,* and Chakraborty, S. "Treatment of Coke Oven Wastewater in an Anaerobic-Anoxic-Aerobic Moving Bed Bioreactor System". Desalination and Water Treatment, 57(31) (2016) (Taylor & Francis)Impact Factor: (1.631), Citation:  01

8) Jyoti, G., Keshav, A and Anandkumar, J. "Review on Pervaporation: Theory, Membrane Performance and Application in Intensification of Esterification Reaction". Journal of Engineering, 2015 (2015) 1-24, (Hindawi)Citation:  10

9) Anandkumar, J.,* Sahariah, B.P and Dasgupta, S. Synthesize and Characterization of Clay based Low-Cost Membrane for Solid-Liquid Separation. Recent Research in Science and Technology, 6(1) (2014) 14–17(Scienceflora)

10) Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. Single, Binary and Ternary Metal Adsorption using Acid Treated Aegle Marmelos Correa Shell: Kinetic, Mechanistic and Thermodynamic Study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 7 (2012) 928–939, (Wiley). Impact Factor: (0.836), Citation:  04

11) Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. Adsorption of Chromium (VI) and Rhodamine B by Surface Modified Tannery Waste: Kinetic, Mechanistic and Thermodynamic Studies. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 186 (2011), 1088-1096 (Elsevier). Impact Factor: (6.065), Citation:  106

12) Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. Removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution using Bael fruit (Aegle marmelos correa) shell as an adsorbent. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 168 (2009), 633-640 (Elsevier). Impact Factor: (6.065), Citation:  118

Conference Presentation

1) Gupta, V., and Anandkumar, J.* (2017). Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-polymeric Composite Membrane. “International Conference on Membrane Technology and its Application" (MEMSEP-2017), February 21-23, NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli, INDIA.

2) Gupta, V., and Anandkumar, J.* (2016). Synthesis and Characterization of Modified Fly-Ash Mircofiltration Membrane. The Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2016), December 27-30, Anna University, Chennai, INDIA (Awarded 1st Price for Best Poster Presentaion).

3) Yadu, A., Syambabu, D., and Anandkumar, J.* (2016). Effect of COD/Ammonia Ratio on Simultaneous Removal of NH4+-N and COD. The Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2016), December 27-30, Anna Uiversity, Chennai, INDIA.

4) Bhavani, M., Sahariah, B.P., and Anandkumar, J.* (2016). Extraction and Recovery of Rhodamine B Using Waste Sun Flower Oil as Bulk Liquid Membrane. “International Conference For Academic Disciplines", November 08-11, University of London Union, London, England.

5) Gupta, V., and Anandkumar, J.* (2015). Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Ceramic Composite Membrane. The Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2015), December 27-30, IIT Guwahati, Assam, INDIA.

6) Jyoti, G., Keshav, A., Tiwari, A and Anandkumar, J. (2015) Kinetic Model for an Esterification Process of Acrylic Acid with Ethanol using Homogenous Catalyst". “International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering"(ICACE), December 20-22, NT Surathkal, Karnataka, INDIA. 

7) Yadu, A., Sahariah, B.P., and Anandkumar, J.* (2015). Studies on Degradation of 4-Bromophenol using Anaerobic, Anoxic and Aerobic Bioreactors. “Golden Jubilee International Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical and Bichemical Engineering” October 2-4, NIT Durgapur, West Bengal, INDIA.

8) Jyoti, G., Keshav, A and Anandkumar, J. (2014). Modeling and Simulation of a Pervaporation-Esterification Coupled Reactor". “The Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2014), December 27-30, Punjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA. 

9) Sahariah, B.P., Chakraborty, S and Anandkumar, J.* (2014). Effect of p-cresol Concentration on Removal of Phenol, Thiocyanate and Nitrogen in Anoxic Fed-Batch Moving Bed Reactor. International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering and Technology” October 16-18, TKMCE Kollam, Kerala, INDIA.

10) Anandkumar, J.,* Sahariah, B.P and Dasgupta, S. (2014). Synthesize and Characterization of clay-based low-cost membrane for solid-liquid separation. “International Conference on Emerging Challenges and Issues in Environmental Protection” January 23-24, RITEE Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA.

11) Sahariah, B.P., Anandkumar, J and Chakraborty, S. (2014). Treatment of coke oven wastewater in an anaerobic-anoxic-aerobic moving bed bioreactor system. “International Conference on Emerging Challenges and Issues in Environmental Protection” January 23-24, RITEE Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA.

12) Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. (2012). Multi contaminant adsorption behaviour of activated carbon: Kinetic and mechanistic approach. “International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Urban Ecosystems” (ENSURE-2012), February 24-26, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, INDIA.

13) Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. (2011). Effect of different chemical treatments on the adsorption of strontium from synthetic wastewater. International Conference on Sustainable Water Resource Management and Treatment Technologies (Water 2011 - NEERI), January 19-21, Nagpur, INDIA.

14) Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. (2010). Removal mechanism of Cr(VI) and rhodamine B from aqueous solution using HCl treated adsorbent. The Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2010), Dec 27-29, Annamalainagar, INDIA.

15) Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. (2009). Equilibrium and kinetic modelling of malachite green and Cu (II) adsorption by surface-enhanced Aegle marmelos correa shell. The Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2009), Dec 27-30, Visakhapatnam, INDIA.

16) Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. (2009). Utilization of aegle marmelos correa fruit shell as a novel sorbent for methylene blue adsorption. Spring National Meeting of "The American Institute of Chemical Engineers" (AIChE-2009), April 26-30, Tampa (FL), USA, North America.

17) Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. (2008). Adsorption of chromium (VI) from aqueous solution using bael fruit (Aegle marmelos correa) shell as an adsorbent. The Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2008), Dec 26-30, Chandigarh, INDIA.

18)  Anandkumar, J and Mandal, B. (2008). Study on the preparation of cashew husk adsorbents and biosorption of Cr6+ from aqueous solution. International Congress on Environmental research (ICER-2008), December 18-20, Goa, INDIA.

19) Anandkumar, J., Sekaran, V., and Rajagopal, K. (2006). Comparative studies on the effect of different polyelectrolytes on tannery effluent treatment. National conference on Environmental Solutions for Sustainable Development (ESSD-2006), Feb 23-24, Karaikudi, INDIA.

1) Anandkumar, J., Sahariah, B.P and Dasgupta, S. Synthesize and Characterization of Clay based Low-Cost Membrane for Solid-Liquid Separation. Recent Research in Science and Technology, 6(1) (2014) 14–17.
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Qualification

  • Ph.D, (Environmental Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam
  • M.E, (Environmental Engineering), Anna University, Chennai, Tamilnadu 
  • B.Tech, (Chemical Engineering), University of Madras, Chennai, Tamilnadu 

Present and Past Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur, Chhattisgarh (May 15th 2013 onwards)
  • Assistant Professor, C. Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering & Technology, Vellore, Tamilnadu, (January 2nd 2013 to May 9th 2013)
  • Lecturer, Priyadarshini Engineering College, Vaniyambadi, Tamilnadu, (August 1st 2006 to July 26th 2007) 

Courses Taught

  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (UG)
  • Environmental Engineering Lab (UG)
  • Process Equipment Design - III (UG)
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering - II (UG)
  • Membrane Separations (PG)
  • Advanced Heat Transfer (PG)
  • Advanced Thermodynamics (PG)

Reviewer of Journals

  • Heliyon Journal (Elsevier)
  • Arabian Journal of Chemistry (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier)
  • Desalination and Water Treatment (Taylor & Francis)
  • Journal of Institution of Engineers (India): Series E (Springer)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Physical Sciences (NASA) (Springer)

Editorial Board Member of Journals

  • International Journal of Surface Chemistry 
  • International Journal of Green Chemistry 
  • International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering 

Invited Lectures

  • Lecture on “Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment” for Short-Term Course on “Advanced Wastewater Treatment Technologies” organized by Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, NIT Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, (Feb 15-19, 2016)
  • Lecture on “Recent Developments in Membrane Separation Technology for Wastewater Treatment” for Short-Term Course on “Environmental Challenges and Remedies” organized by Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, NIT Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, (May 25-29, 2015).
  • Lecture on "Equations of Change" for Short-Term Course on "Simulation of Flow Processes using Computational Fluid Dynamics" organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, (June 02-06, 2014).
  • Lecture on “Advanced Treatment Techniques for Industrial Wastewater Management” for Short-Term Course on “Technical Launching on Environmental issues” organized by Department of Biotechnology and Chemistry, NIT Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, (June 26-30, 2013).

Workshop/STP/Seminar/Conference Organized

  • Organized a Self-Sponsored Short Term Course on “Recent Research Methodologies and Instrumentation Techniques on Chemical and Bio-Medical Engineering” held at National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India on December 15-19, 2014.
  • Organized a Short Term Course on “Simulation of Flow Processes using Computational Fluid Dynamics” held at National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India on June 02-06, 2014.

Workshop/STP/Seminars Attended

  • Participated in “Managing Innovation, EcoSystems Reverse Innovation and Start-up Enterprises” organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Raipur held at National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India on November 24, 2016.
  • Participated in “E-Books in Libraries” organized by Central Library, NIT Raipur held at National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India on November 14-15, 2014.
  • Participated in AICTE Recognised Short Term Course on “Faculty Induction Training Phase-I” organized by NITTTR Bhopal, held at National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India on June 02-13, 2014.
  • Participated in “E-Books in Libraries” organized by Central Library, NIT Raipur held at National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India on November 15-16, 2013.
  • Participated in “Young Water Professional Programme” in collaboration with International Water Association (IWA) held at National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, India on January 22, 2011.
  • Participated in “One-day Seminar on the Uses of Renewable Energy" in collaboration with Tamilnadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) held at Alagappa Chettiyar College of Engineering & Technology, Karaikudi, India on February 02, 2005.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member, Doctoral Research Committee (DRC), Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur (July 2013 onward)
  • Faculty In-charge, Purchasing, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur (July 2013 onward)
  • Faculty In-charge, Chemical Engineering Association (CHEANIT), Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur (July 2015-December 2016)
  • Faculty In-charge, Training & Placement, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur (July 2013-April 2015)

Membership of Professional Society

  • Regular Annual Member of “American Chemical Society” Membership No: 30981865
  • Associate member of “The Institution of Engineers (India)” Membership No: AM156231-5
  • Life member of “Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers” Membership No: LM-53755
  • Member, "International Society for Environmental Information Sciences"

Miscellaneous

  • Served as “Election Officer” in the Students Gymkhana Elections (2009-2010), IIT Guwahati.

Honors & Awards

  • Chair of the Conference Session Conducted by "International Journal of Arts and Sciences", held at University of London (08-11 Nov, 2016)
  • Early Carrer Research Award (DST-SERB, Research Grant for 2016-19)
  • Best Paper Award in the "International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering & Technology" 16-18 October, Kollam, Kerala 2014
  • MHRD fellowship for Ph.D from IIT Guwahati (2007-2011)
  • Qualified in GATE 2003
  • School Topper,  in SSLC public Exam (1996)

Sponsored Projects (Ongoing)

(1) Project Title: Synthesis of Nano-Coated Composite Membrane for Separation of Green Chemicals from Technical Lignin 
  Sponsoring Agency: ECR-SERB-Department of Science & Technology (DST)
  Total Project Budget: 25.36 Lakhs
  Duration:  October 2016 - October 2019

 

Investigator:

Dr. J. Anandkumar (PI) & Dr. D. Vasanth (Co-PI)

(2) Project Title: Combined Novel Bio-Physical Treatment For Heterogeneous Wastewater Pollutants
  Sponsoring Agency: SERB-Department of Science & Technology (DST)
  Total Project Budget: 48.66 Lakhs
  Duration:  April 2016 - March 2020
  Investigator: Dr. J. Anandkumar (PI)

(3)

Project Title: Removal of Dyes and Reduction of Chemical Oxygen Demand from Dye Bearing Effluent

Sponsoring Agency: Chhattisgarh Counsil of Science & Technology (CCOST)
  Total Project Budget: 4.0 Lakhs
  Duration:  June 2015 - May 2017
  Investigator: Dr. J. Anandkumar (PI) & Dr. P.K. Chaudhari (Co-PI)


Research Group

Ph.D / M.Tech / B.Tech Students

Programme

Name

Thesis Area

Supervision

(Single/Joint)

Status

Ph.D

Ms. Swati Baghel

Synthesis of Nano-Coated Ceramic Composite Membrane for Separation of Green Chemicals from Technical Lignin 

    --Single--

Ongoing

(From Aug 2017)

Mr. Raja

Synthesis of Nano-coated Membranes for Pharma Applications

    --Single--

Ongoing

(From Aug 2017)

Ms. Aparna Yadu Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sequential Bioreactor System using Mixed Microbial Consortia     --Single--

Ongoing

(From Aug 2015)

Ms. Vandana Gupta

Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Fly-Ash Supported Thin Film Composite Membranes

--Single--

Ongoing

(From Aug 2014)

Ms. Ghosna Jyoti

Modeling and Simulation of a Pervaporation-Esterification Coupled Reaction 

Jointly with

Dr. A.Keshav

Ongoing

(From Aug 2013)

M.Tech

Mr. Nikunj Patel

Lignin Depolymerisation using Native Microbs for Green Chemical Production

Jointly with

Dr. A.K.Poonia

Ongoing

(from June 2017)

Ms. Maddela Bhavani  Extraction and Recovery of Rhodamine B from Aqueous Solution using Vegetable Oil as Bulk Liquid Memberane --Single--

Completed

(June 2016)

Ms. Aparna Yadu

Studies on 4-Bromophenol Degradation using Anaerobic, Anoxic and Aerobic Reactor

--Single--

Completed

(June 2015)

Mr. Santosh G. Doddamani

Synthesis and Application of Ceramic Microporous Membrane using Coal Fly Ash

--Single--

Completed

(June 2015)

Mr. Somendu Dasgupta

Synthesis and Characterization of Low-Cost Porous Membranes

--Single--

Completed

(June 2014)

B.Tech

20 Students

Area of Work: Material Synthesis & Separation Processes

--Single--

20 Completed

(Till May 2017)

+ 04 ongoing

Membership No: AM156231-5