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Raja Chowdhury
Raja Chowdhury Assistant Professor rajacfce[at]iitr.ac.in 911332284793
Areas of Interest
  • Life cycle analysis, various system
  • Algal bioenergy, Growth Kinetics, biofilm, valuable products
  • Ecological Modeling, Ecological consequences from bioenergy
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2014PresentAsst. ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20132014Postdoctoral ResearcherDept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
2009 2011Postdoctoral ResearcherDept of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo
19981998Engineer In TraineeGammon India Ltd
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Civil EngineeringUniversity of Toledo, USA2009
Books Authored

Preliminary studies for designing a wetland for arsenic treatment” By Raja Chowdhury, Defne Apul and Daryl Dwyer. In Grounwater: modeling Management Editors: L.F Konig and J.L. Weiss. pp 151 – 166. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2008

Varun Sanwal, Raja Chowdhury and Jhuma Sadhukhan Optimization of Life Cycle Net Energy of Algal Biofuel Production. In Sustainable Utilization of natural resources. Edited By P. Mondal and A . Dalai, CRC press. 2017.

Refereed Journal Papers

Using adsorption and sulphide precipitation as the principal removal mechanisms of arsenic from a constructed wetland – a critical review (2017). Raja Chowdhury. Journal of Chemistry and Ecology 33(6). 560 – 571.

Life cycle energy demand from algal biofuel generated from nutrients present in the dairy waste  (2016). Raja Chowdhury and Matthew Franchetti, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Official journal of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering: Part E.

Bioenergy production from algae using dairy manure as a nutrient source: Life cycle energy  and greenhouse gas emission analysis (2015)”. Raja Chowdhury and Fausto Freire. Applied Energy 154: 1112 - 1121.

The role of soil humic and fulvic acid in the sorption of endosulfan (alpha and beta) (2014). By Raja Chowdhury,  James W. Atwater, and Ken J Hall. Journal of Chemistry and Ecology 30(8): 755 – 764.

“Reduction of environmental and energy footprint of microalgal biodiesel production through material and energy integration (2012)”. By Raja Chowdhury, Sridhar Viamajala and Robin Gerlach. Bioresource Technology. 108: 102- 112. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2011.12.099

“Sorption of endosulphan sulphate in soil organic matter (2011)” By Raja Chowdhury, Jim Atwater, Ken Hall, and Paula Parkinson. Environmental Technology 32 (16) pp. 1875 – 1881. DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2011.567300.

“A life cycle based environmental impact assessment of construction materials used in road construction (2010).”  By Raja Chowdhury, Defne Apul and Tim Fry [in Resource Conservation and Recycling 54 (4): 250 – 255].

“Minimization of Short-Circuiting Flow through the Sludge Bed of UASB Reactor (2004)” By Raja Chowdhury and Indu Mehrotra [American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 130(9): 951 – 959].

 

Conference

Variability in greenhouse gas emission in algal biofuel production resulted from nutrient recycling. Vivek Agarwal, Raja Chowdhury, Kapil Mamtani and Deepak Suyal. International conference on Energy and Environment, July 17 – 20, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal.

“Life cycle energy demand from algal biofuel generated from nutrients present in the Dairy waste (2015).” Raja Chowdhury and Fausto Freire. International Society of Industrial Ecology Conference,  University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

“Effects of nutrient recycling on carbon sequestration during algal biofuel production (2015).”  Raja Chowdhury  and Fausto Freire International Society of Industrial Ecology Conference, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

“Water demand estimation of algal biofuel production with special emphasis on evaporative water losses estimation (2015)”  Raja Chowdhury Shubham Patel and Fausto Freire. International Society of Industrial Ecology Conference, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

“A comparative environmental analysis of embankments constructed from conventional materials and industrial byproducts.” Presentation, TRB Annual meeting, Washington DC, 2007. (Peer reviewed)

Chowdhury R and Viamajala S (2011). Alkaliphilic microalgae for biodiesel production, 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Seattle, WA.

Chowdhury R and Viamajala S (2011). An economic and multi criteria analysis of algal biodiesel production. 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Seattle, WA.
Chowdhury R (2008). Wetland based treatment of arsenic, Poster Presentation, 29th Annual meeting,  SETAC North America, Tampa, USA.

Apul, D.S., Chowdhury, R. and Anand, C. BenReMod: Beneficial Reuse Models of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for Byproduct Reuse in Road Construction,  (Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors) AEESP Biannual conference, Blacksburg, VA, July 2007.

Apul, D.S., Chowdhury, R. and Anand, C. A web-based model for comparing the environmental impacts of using recycled versus natural materials in road construction, Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC), Columbus, OH, October 2007.

Chowdhury, R. and Apul, D.S. (2007). Design of a wetland for the treatment of arsenic laden wastewater – Preliminary studies, Sigma Xi Research Symposium, September 15, Toledo, OH

Chowdhury, R. and Apul, D.S. (2006). An Excel based decision making tool for the evaluation of “beneficialness” of various industrial byproducts, Sigma Xi Research Symposium, April 22, Toledo, OH

Chowdhury, R. and Apul, D.S. (2006). Comparison of different conventional materials and industrial byproducts used in base construction of a road using life cycle assessment approach. Poster Presentation, Annual meeting, SETAC North America, Montreal.

Chowdhury, R. and Apul, D.S. (2005). A decision making tool for managing industrial byproducts using life cycle assessment and multi criteria decision analysis. Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting, Society of Risk Analysis, Orlando, Fl.