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Prasad, Basheshwar
Basheshwer Prasad Professor bashefch[at]iitr.ac.in 01332-285323
Areas of Interest
  • Biomass Energy, Pyrolysis and gasification
  • Integrated Energy Systems, Hybrid energy systems with biomass as base
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Petrochemical, dairy and resin industries
  • Biochemical Energy Conversion, Fuel alcohol production and usage in IC engine
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
11.09.198214.04.1996ScientistAHEC, UOR, Roorkee
15.04.199616.03.2006Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
17.03.200622.10.2012Associate ProfessorDepartment of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
23.10.2012Till dateProfessorDepartment of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
University Gold Medal in M.E. University of Roorkee1982
The Nawab Zain Jung Bahadur Memorial Medal The Institution of Engineers (India)1996
Best paper award for "A perspective of fast pyrolysis oil processing in refinery FCC unit” 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development, SUSCON-2015 held at IIM Shillong, India2015
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.E.ChemicalUniversity of Roorkee1980
M.E.Process Engineering & Plant DesignUniversity of Roorkee1982
Ph.D.Biochemical Engg.University of Roorkee1991
Memberships
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Member
  • Society for Air Pollution Control, Delhi, Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Studies on the treatment of phenolic waste waters using adsorption and immobilized whole cellsM.M. SwamyA1994
Biomass characterization and gasification in a fluidized bedP.B.GangavatiA1998
Treatment of textile mill wastewater Pradeep KumarA2004
Electrochemical treatment of wastewater from agri-based pulp millMahesh KumarA2004
Removal of acrylonitrile and acrylic acid from aqueous solution using adsorptionArvind KumarA2005
Studies on treatment of petrochemical wastewaterShilpi VermaA2010
Co-processing of biomass derived fast pyrolytic oil with vacuum gas oil in a FCC unit Deswat Biswanath NaikA2011
Studies on catalytic desulfurization of liquid fuelsT. Sandeep KumarA2010
Studies on refinery wastewater treatment employing electrocoagulationK.K. GargA2011
Removal of heavy metals from waste water using fly ashSoumitra MaitiO2013
Treatment of resin industry wastewater by advanced oxidation processArvind KumarO2016
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Boston University, USAHybrid Energy Development10.7.1984
South Florida University, USATo attend ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 05.11.2005
M/s Aurora Instruments, Vancouver, CanadaTraining on AAS 25.06.2007
Rome, ItalyTo attend International Conference on Chemical and Process Engineering 10.05.2009
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
National workshop on ambient air quality standards Envirotech Instruments Pvt Ltd. Delhi 2001
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. V.K. Sandhwar, B. Prasad, Comparative study of electrocoagulation and electrochemical Fenton treatment of aqueous solution of benzoic acid (BA): Optimization of process and sludge analysis, Korean J. Chem. Eng., 34 (2017)1062-1072.
  2. V.K. Sandhwar, B. Prasad, A comparative study of electrochemical treatment of para-Toluic Acid (p-TA) from aqueous solution, Water Conserv. Sci. Eng. 1, (2017) 257–270.
  3. V.K. Sandhwar, B. Prasad, Terephthalic acid removal from aqueous solution by electrocoagulation and electro-Fenton methods: process optimization through response surface methodology, Process Saf. Environ. Prot. 107 (2 017) 269–280.
  4. V.K. Sandhwar, B. Prasad, A comparative study of electrochemical degradation of benzoic acid and terephthalic acid from aqueous solution of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) wastewater, Journal of water process engineering. doi: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2017.03.006.
  5. V.K. Sandhwar, B. Prasad, Comparative study of electrochemical oxidation and electrochemical Fenton processes for simultaneous degradation of phthalic and para-toluic acids from aqueous medium, J. Mol. Liq. 243 (2017) 519–532.
  6. V.K. Sandhwar, B. Prasad, Comparison of phthalic acid removal from aqueous solution by electrochemical methods: Optimization, kinetic and sludge study, J. Environ. Manage. 203 (2017) 476-488.
  7. K.K. Garg, B. Prasad , Treatment of toxic pollutants of purified terephthalic acid waste water: A review. Enviro. Tech. & Inno.. 8 (2017) 191-217.
  8. D.V.Naik, V. Karthik, V. Kumar, B. Prasad,  Garg, M.O., 2017. Kinetic modeling for catalytic Cracking of pyrolysis oils with VGO in a FCC unit. Chem. Eng. Sci.170, 2017,790-796.
  9. K. K. Garg, B. Prasad, Treatment of multicomponent aqueous solution of purified terephthalic acid wastewater by electrocoagulation process: optimization of process and analysis of sludge, J. Taiwan Inst. of Chem. Eng., 60, 2016, 383-393.
  10. K. K. Garg, B. Prasad, Development of Box Behnken design for treatment of terephthalic acid wastewater by electrocoagulation process: optimization of process and analysis of sludge, J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 04, 2016, 178-190.
  11. S. Mahesh, K.K. Garg, V.C. Srivastava, B. Prasad, I.D. Mall, I.M. Mishra, Continuous electrocoagulation treatment of pulp and paper mill wastewater: operating cost and sludge study, RSC Adv., 06, 2016, 16223-16233.
  12. K. K. Garg, B. Prasad, Removal of para-toulic acid (p-TA) from purified terephthalic acid (PTA) wastewater by electrocoagulation process, J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 03, 2015, 1731-1739.
  13. K.K. Garg , B. Prasad , Electrochemical treatment of benzoic acid (BA) from aqueous solution and optimization of parameters by response surface methodology (RSM). Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. 56, 2015, 122-130.
  14. K. K. Garg, B. Prasad, Removal of Br- and NO3- ions from petroleum refinery wastewater by electrocoagulation process, Int. J. Chem. & Bio. Sci., 04, 2015, 35-48.
  15. K. K. Garg, P. Rawat, B. Prasad, Removal of Cr (VI) and COD from electroplating wastewater by corncob based activated carbon, Int. J. Water and Waste Water Treatment, 1(1), 2015, 1-9.
  16. Naik, D.V; Kumar, V.;  Prasad, B.; Behera, B.; Poddar, M.K.; Bal, R.; Khatri, O.P.; Adhikari, D.K.;  Garg, M.O., Catalytic cracking of jatropha-derived fast pyrolysis oil with VGO and their NMR characterization, RSC Adv. 5, 398-409, 2015.
  17. K. K. Garg, B. Prasad and V.C. Srivastava, Comparative study of industrial and laboratory prepared purified terephthalic acid (PTA) wastewater with electro-coagulation process, Sep. and Puri. Tech., 128, 2014, 80-88.
  18. Naik, D.V; Kumar, V.; Prasad, B.; Behera, B.; Atheya, N.; Singh, K.K.;  Adhikari, D. K.;  Garg, M. O., Catalytic cracking of pyrolysis oil oxygenates (aliphatic and aromatic) with vacuum gas oil and their characterization, Chem. Eng. Res. Des., 92, 1579-1590, 2014a.
  19. Naik, D.V; Kumar, V.; Prasad, B.; Behera, B.; Atheya, N.; Adhikari, D. K.; Nigam, K.D.P.;  Garg, M. O., Catalytic cracking of C2-C3 carbonyls with vacuum gas oil, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 53, 49, 18816-18823, 2014b.
  20. Naik, D.V; Kumar, V.; Prasad, B.; Behera, B.; Singh, K.K.; Bangwal, D.P.; Atheya, N.;  Garg, M. O., Catalytic Cracking of Glycerol to Fine Chemicals over Equilibrium Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst, Energy Procedia, 54, 593-598, 2014c.
  21. N. S. Khan, R.P. Singh and B. Prasad, Modeling the Diffusional Mass Transfer of Glucose in Microbial Production of L-glutamic Acid, Inter. Rev. Appl. Eng. Res., 3(1), 2013, 45-54.
  22. N. S. Khan, R.P. Singh and B. Prasad,  Modeling the Fermentative Production of L-Glutamic Acid by Corynebacterium Glutamicum in a Batch Bioreactor, Inter.J. Eng. Sci. and Techn., 5(1), 2013, 192-199.
  23. K. K. Garg, B. Prasad, S. Verma, Removal of boron from waste water by electro-coagulation process, In. J. Applied Eng. Res. 1(1), 2013, 61-72.
  24. S. Verma, B. Prasad, I.M. Mishra, Thermochemical Treatment (Thermolysis) of Petrochemical Wastewater: COD Removal Mechanism and Floc Formation. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50 (9), 2011,5352–5359.
  25. S. Verma, B. Prasad and  I.M Mishra, Pretreatment of Petrochemical Wastewater by Coagulation and Flocculation and the Sludge Characteristics, J.  Hazard.  Mater., 178, 2010, 1055-1064.
  26. Arvind  Kumar, B. Prasad and I. M. Mishra, Isotherm and Kinetics Study for Acrylic Acid Removal Using Powdered Activated Carbon, J.  Hazard.  Mater., 176 (1-3), 2010, 774-783.
  27. Arvind Kumar, B. Prasad and I. M. Mishra, Optimization of Acrylonitrile Removal by Activated Carbon-Granular Using Response Surface Methodology, Can. J.  Chem. Eng., 84 (4), 2009, 637-643.
  28. B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Mass Transfer Effects and Kinetics of Gaden Type I Fermentations Using Immobilized Whole Cells in a CSTB, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 17, 2009, 135-140.
  29. K. L. Wasewar, B. Prasad and  Sekhararao Gulipalli, Removal of Selenium by Adsorption on to Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) and Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC), CLEAN: Soil, Water, Air, 37(11), 2009, 827-883.
  30. K. L. Wasewar,  Sekhararao Gulipalli and B. Prasad, Adsorption of Selenium Using Bagasse Fly Ash (BFA), CLEAN: Soil, Water, Air, 37(7), 2009, 534-543.
  31. K. L. Wasewar, S. Kumar and B. Prasad, Adsorption of Tin Using Granular Activated Carbon, J. Env. Prot. Sci.,3, 2009, 41-52.
  32. Kailas L. Wasewar, Mohammad Atif, B. Prasad and I. M. Mishra, Batch Adsorption of Zn Using Tea Factory Waste as an Adsorbent, Desalination, 244, 2009, 66-71.
  33. Kailas L. Wasewar, Mohammad Atif, B. Prasad and I. M. Mishra, Adsorption of Zn Using Factory Teawaste: Kinetics, Equilibrium and Thermodynamics, CLEAN: Soil, Water, Air, 36(3), 2008, 320-329.
  34. R. M. Bande, B. Prasad, I. M. Mishra and Kailas L. Wasewar, Oil Field Effluent Water Treatment for Safe Disposal by Electroflotation, Chem. Eng. J., 137, 2008, 503-509.
  35. Arvind Kumar, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Adsorptive Removal of Acrylonitrile using Powdered  Activated Carbon,  J. Env. Prot. Sci., 2, 2008, 54-62.
  36. Kailas L. Wasewar, Shiv Kumar, B. Prasad and Mohammad Atif, Characterization of Tea Factory Waste as an Adsorbent, J. Fut. Eng. & Technol., 3(3), 2008, 49-55. 
  37. Arvind Kumar, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Adsorptive Removal of Acrylonitrile using Powdered  Activated Carbon,  J. Env. Prot. Sci., 2, 2008, 54-62.
  38. V.C. Srivastava, B. Prasad, I.M. Mishra, I.D. Mall and M.M. Swami, Prediction of Breakthrough Curves for Sorptive Removal of Phenol by Bagasse Fly Ash Packed Column, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 47(5), 2008, 1603-1613.
  39. Pradeep Kumar, B. Prasad, I.M. Mishra and Shri  Chand, J. Hazard. Mater., 153, 2008, 635-645.
  40. Arvind Kumar, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Adsorptive Removal of Acrylonitrile by Commercial Grade Activated Carbon: Kinetics, Equilibrium and Thermodynamics, J. Hazard. Mater.,  152, 2008, 589-600.
  41. Pradeep Kumar, B. Prasad, I.M. Mishra and Shri Chand, Treatment of Composite Wastewater of a Cotton Textile Mill by Thermolysis and Coagulation, J. Hazard. Mater., 151, 2008, 770-779.
  42. Arvind Kumar, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Optimization of Process Parameters for Acrylonitrile Removal by a Low-cost Adsorbent using Box–Behnken Design, J. Hazard. Mater., 150(1), 2008, 174-182.
  43. Pradeep Kumar, B. Prasad, I.M. Mishra and Shri  Chand, Catalytic Thermal Treatment of Desizing Wastewaters, J. Hazard. Mater., 149(1), 2007, 26-34.
  44. Arvind Kumar, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Process Parametric Study for Ethene Carboxylic  Acid Removal onto Powder Activated Carbon using Box-Behnken Design, Chem. Eng. Technol., 30(7) 2007, 932-937.
  45. Ravi Kumar Rajoria, B. Prasad, I.M. Mishra and Kailash L. Wasewar, Adsorption of Benzaldehyde on Granular Activated Carbon: Kinetics, Equilibrium and Thermodynamics, Chem. Biochem. Eng., 22(3) 2007, 219-226.
  46. Mahesh S., B. Prasad, I.D. Mall and I.M. Mishra, Electrochemical Degradation of Pulp and Paper Mill Waste Water: Part 2- Characterization and Analysis of Sludge, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 45(16), 2006, 5766-5774.
  47. Mahesh S., B. Prasad, I.D. Mall and I.M. Mishra, Electrochemical Degradation of Pulp and Paper Mill Waste Water: Part I-COD and Color Removal, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 45(8), 2006, 2830-2839.
  48. V.C. Srivastava, M.M. Swami, I.D. Mall, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Adsorptive Removal of Phenol by Bagasse Fly Ash and Activated Carbon: Equilibrium, Kinetics and Thermodynamics, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 272, 2006, 89-104.
  49. N.S. Khan, I.M. Mishra, R.P. Singh and B. Prasad, Modelling the Growth of Corynebacterium glutamicum Under Product Inhibition in L-Glutamic Acid Fermentation, Biochem Engg. J., 25, 2005,173-178.
  50. P.B. Gangavati, M.J. Safi, A. Singh, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Pyrolysis and Thermal Oxidation Kinetics of Sugar Mill Press Mud, Thermochim. Acta, 428, 2005, 63-70.
  51. M.J. Safi, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Global Degradation Kinetics of Pine Needles in Air, Thermochim. Acta, 412, 2004, 155-162.
  52. I.D. Mall, D. Singh, A.K. Singh, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Detoxification Using Low Cost Adsorbents: Removal of Tetrachlorocatecol, IPPTA, 14(4), 2002,43-47.
  53. I.D. Mall, P.M. Pandey, B. Prasad and Arvind K Singh, Removal of 2,4 D Bearing Wastewaters using Bagasse Fly Ash and Activated Carbon, Chemical Engg. World, 36 (12), 2001, 156-159.
  54. M.M. Swamy, I.D. Mall, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Sorption Characteristics of O-cresol on Bagasse Fly ash and Activated Carbon, Ind. Jl. Env. Health, 40(1), 1998, 67-78.
  55. M.M. Swamy, I.D. Mall, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Resorcinol Removal from Aqueous Solution by Bagasse Fly Ash and Activated Carbon: Batch and Column Studies, IE (I) J. En. 77(2), 1997, 49-55.
  56. M.M. Swamy, I.D. Mall, B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, Removal of Phenol by Adsorption on coal Fly Ash and Activated Carbon, Pollution Research, 16(3), 1997, 170-178.
  57. B. Prasad and I.M. Mishra, On the Kinetics and Effectiveness of Immobilized Whole Cell Batch Cultures, Bioreso. Technol., 53, 1995, 269-275.
  58. M.P. Sharma and B. Prasad, Bio-Energy Based Conservation of Conventional Fuel Resources, J. Natural Conservation, 1(2), 1989, 107-114.
  59. M.P. Sharma and B. Prasad, Development of a Downdraft Biomass Gasifier for Thermal and Power Generation Applications, Energy Management, 11(4), 1986, 297-304.