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Abhijit Majti
Abhijit Maiti Assistant Professor mabhifpt[at]iitr.ac.in
Areas of Interest
  • Polymeric Materials, Multifunctional Polymeric & Inorganic Composite, Membrane Synthesis & Applications
  • Water Treatment, Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater and Wastewater, Arsenic Remediation, Adsorption
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2014TodayAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20112014Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Alberta
20132014Adjunct FacultyUniversity of Alberta
20002002Assistant Chemical EngineerKesoram Rayon Industries
19982000Quality Control and Product Development EngineerBharat Margarine Limited
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Best Poster Award in the International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT-2010)IIT Bombay2010
National ScholarshipGovernment of India1995
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Chemical EngineeringIIT Kharagpur2010
M.TechChemical TechnologyCalcutta University2004
B.TechChemical TechnologyCalcutta University1998
B.Sc (Hons)Chemistry Calcutta University1995
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
20142016Additional OCIIT Roorkee,Saharanpur Campus
2015Till todayOC Electrical SRE CampusIIT Roorkee
2015till todayOC Water Works SRE CampusIIT Rorrkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Synthesis of porous polymeric coated granular Fe-Al oxyhydroxide adsorbent from natural claySRIC IITR2014
Solar Assisted Multi-effect Distillation System to Produce Drinking Water from Contaminated WaterMHRD and Ministry of Urban Development2017
Memberships
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineer, Life Member
  • American Chemical Society , Regular Annual Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Heat TransferPP-2142nd Year PEM, PST, & PP, 3rd Year PSTSpring
Heat TransferPP-2032nd Year PEM, PST, & PPAutumn
Process Utilities & CogenerationIPP-014th Year PPAutumn
Energy TechnologyPE-2532nd year PEMAutumn
Chemical Engineering ThermodynamicPEN -252PEM II YearSpring
Materials and Energy BalancePP-102I Year PEM and PSTSpring
Polymer Engineering ThermodynamicsPEN-201Polymer Science and EngineeringAutumn
Process OptimizationPEN-416&03PST IV Year and PEM III YearSpring
Separation ProcessesPPN-916PhDSpring
Pollution Control EngineeringPEM-352PEM IV YearAutumn
Solid & Hazardous Waste ManagmentCHN-512M.TECH IID (Chemical)Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Removal of Fluoride through Adsorption and Mixed Matrix MembraneMr. Mohit ChaudharyO2014
Bioremediation of Mixed Dyes and Heavy Metals from Contaminated WastewaterMr. Saurabh MishraO2015
Oxidative and Enhanced Removal of Arsenic from Water Mr.Nishant JainO2016
Development of Hybrid Water Treatment SystemMiss Shweta RawatO2017
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
IIT KharagpurJoint research project11/06/2016
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionCategoryYear
Joint Research ProjectIIT KharagpurI2014
Organic matter in pulp & paper mill wastewater and produced water of oil extraction: Challenges and opportunitiesCentral Pulp & paper Research Institute, SaharanpurG2015
Books Authored

Sirshendu De and Abhijit Maiti, Arsenic Removal from Contaminated Groundwater using Laterite Based Adsorption Technique, TERI Publisher, 2010, ISBN-10: 81799338311, ISBN-13: 978-88179933831, New Delhi, India

Refereed Journal Papers

International Referred JOurnal Papers

[19] S. Mishra, and A, Maiti, The efficiency of Eichhornia crassipes in the removal of organic and inorganic pollutants from wastewater: a review, Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., (24) 2017, 7921-7937.

[18] M. Chaudhary, P. Bhattacharya, A. Maiti, Synthesis of Iron Oxyhydroxide Nanoparticles and Its Application for Fluoride Removal from water, J. Environ. Chem. Engg., 4(4), 2016, 4897-4903.

[17] J. Fatema, S. Bhattacharjee, D. Pernitsky, A. Maiti, Study of the Aggregation Behavior of Silica and Dissolved Organic Matter in Oil Sands Produced Water Using Taguchi Experimental Design, Energy & Fuels, 29(11), 2015, 7465-7473.   

[16] S. G. Thakurta, A. Maiti, D. J. Pernitsky, S. Bhattacharjee, Dissolved organic matter in steam assisted gravity drainage blow-down water, Energy & Fuels, 27 (2013) 3883–3890.

[15] A. Maiti, B. K. Thakur, J. K. Basu, S. De, Comparison of treated laterite as arsenic adsorbent from different locations and performance of best filter under field conditions, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 262 (2013) 1176-1186.

[14] A. Maiti, M. Sadrzadeh, S. G. Thakurta, D. J. Pernitsky, S. Bhattacharjee, Characterization of boiler blowdown water from steam assisted gravity drainage and silica-organic co-precipitation during acidification and ultrafiltration, Energy & Fuels, 26 (2012) 5604-5612.

[13] V. B, A. Maiti, S. Bhattacharjee, S. De, Electric field assisted cross flow micellar enhanced ultrafiltration for removal of naphthenic acid, Separation Purification Technology, 98 (2012) 36-45.

[12] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Experimental and kinetic modeling of As(V) and As(III) adsorption on treated laterite using synthetic and contaminated groundwater: Effects of phosphate, silicate and carbonate ions. Chemical Engineering Journal, 191 (2012) 1-12.

[11] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Fe-Al nano-oxide prepared by sol-gel method using precursor of HCl digested liquid fraction of laterite: Arsenic adsorption performance, International Journal of Nanoscience, 10 (2011) 1173-117.

[10] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Chemical treated laterite as promising fluoride adsorbent for aqueous system and kinetic modeling. Desalination, 265 (2011) 28-36.

[9] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Development of a treated laterite for arsenic adsorption: Effects of treatment parameters, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49 (2010) 4873-4886.

[8] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Removal of arsenic from synthetic and natural groundwater using acid activated laterite, Environmental Progress and Energy Sustainability, 29(4) (2010) 457-470.

[7] A. Maiti, V. Agarwal, J. K. Basu, S. De, Removal of As(V) using iron oxide impregnated carbon prepared from tamarind hull, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A:, 45(10), (2010) 1203-1212.

[6] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Desorption kinetics and leaching study of arsenic from arsenite/arsenate-loaded natural laterte, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 12 (2010) 294-304.

[5] A. Maiti, B. K. Thakur, J. K. Basu, S. De, Arsenic removal on treated laterite from contaminated groundwater, Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases, As 2010 - 3rd International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment,  (2010) 401-402.

[4] A. Maiti, H. Sharma, J. K. Basu, S. De, Modeling of arsenic adsorption kinetic of synthetic and contaminated groundwater on natural laterite, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 172 (20009) 928-934.

[3] A. Maiti, S. DasGupta, J. K. Basu, S. De, Batch and column study: Adsorption of arsenate using untreated laterite as adsorbent, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47 (2008) 1620-1629.

[2] M. K. Purkait, A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Removal of congo red using activated carbon and its regeneration, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 145 (2007) 287-295.

[1] A. Maiti, S. DasGupta, J. K. Basu, S. De,  Adsorption of arsenite using natural laterite as adsorbent, Separation Purification. Technology, 55 (2007) 350-359.

 

 

Conferences/seminars

[18] Mohtada Sadrzadeh, Abhijit Maiti, Ni Yang, Subir Bhattacharjee, & David Pernitsky, “Characterization of the scaling deposits on evaporator tubes of oil sands produced water treatment plant”  in the conference International Desalination Association World Congress on Desalination & Water Reuse, August 30 to September 4, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.           2015
[17] Pritha Bhattachaya and Abhijit Maiti, Synthesis of iron oxy hydroxide nanoparticle and its application for fluoride removal from water. 5th International Conference on Environment-2015, Aug, 18-19, Penang, Malaysia.           2015
[16] Abhijit Maiti and Subir Bhattacharjee, Effects of Dissolved Organic Fractions and Silica in OTSG Boiler Blow-down Water on Flux Behavior during Ultrafiltration, CHEMCON-2015, Dec, 27-30, Guwahati, India            2015
[15] Pritha Bhattacharya, M. Avinash, Mohit Chaudhary and Abhijit Maiti, Nano Iron Oxy-hydroxide Polymeric Composite to Remove Lead and Fluoride from Water, CHEMCON-2015, Dec, 27-30, Guwahati, India.           2015

[14] A. Maiti, S. Guha Thakurta, D. J. Pernitsky,  A. Mahmoudkhani, S. Bhattacharjee, Effects of pH on SAGD boiler blow-down and spectro-fluorescence analysis, Oilsands 2012, August, 28-30, 2012, Edmonton, Canada

             2012

[13] A. Maiti, S. Guha Thakurta, D. J. Pernitsky,  S. Bhattacharjee, Dissolved organic matter characterization of SAGD boiler blow down water using resin fractionation, membrane separation, and fluorescence excitation-emission mapping, Conference of  Canadian Oil Sands Network for Research & Development, Edmonton, Canada, 2012

             2012

[12] A. Maiti, S. Guha Thakurta, D. J. Pernitsky,  A. Mahmoudkhani, S. Bhattacharjee, Minimizing SAGD boiler blow-down disposal volume by evaporation and acidification, Conference of  Canadian Oil Sands Network for Research & Development, Edmonton, Canada, 2012

             2012

[11] A. Maiti, Subir Bhattacharjee, Detection of organic matter and silica removal efficiency in evaporative and acid treatment processes for minimizing disposal water volume during in-situ thermal oil recovery. 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, Ontario, Canada, 2011

             2011

[10] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Fe-Al nano-oxyhydroxide synthesized by reverse-micellar route using HCl digested liquid fraction of laterite as precursor, International Conference on Fundamental & Applications of Nanoscience& Technology, Jadavpur University, India, 2010

             2010

[9] A. Maiti, B. K. Thakur, J. K. Basu, S. De, Arsenic removal on treated laterite from contaminated groundwater, International Congress on “Arsenic in geosphere and human Diseases”  Taiwan AS2010, Taiwan, 2010

             2010

[8] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Oxide nanoparticles of iron and aluminium prepared by sol-gel method from liquid fraction of HCl treated laterite: Arsenic adsorption performance, International Conference Nanoscience & Technology, Indian Institute of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 2010

                2010

[7] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Arsenic removal using natural laterite and treated laterite from synthetic and arsenic contaminated natural groundwater, Research Scholar Day, Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, 2009

                2009

[6] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Fluoride ion scavenging performance of a mesoporous adsorbent prepared from laterite: Comparative kinetic adsorption of fluoride with As(V) and lead ions, CHEMCON, Viskhapattanam, India, 2009

                 2009

[5] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Removal of Cr(VI) ion from aqueous solution using treated laterite as adsorbent, International Conference on Separation Processes, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Chemical Engineering Department, India, 2009

                2009

[4] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Synthesis and arsenic-scavenging performance of a mesoporous adsorbent from laterite, International Conference on Separation Processes, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Chemical Engineering Department, India, 2009

                2009

[3] G. Malviya, A. Maiti, S. DasGupta, J. K. Basu, S. De, Arsenic removal from real contaminated water using laterite, Young Reserachers’ Conference, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India, 2009

                2009

[2] A. Maiti, J. K. Basu, S. De, Characteristics and arsenic removal capacity of acid activated laterite soil, A regional Conference on Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2008

                2008

[1] A. Maiti, V. Agarwal, J. K. Basu, B. Sarkar, S. DasGupta, S. De, Removal of arsenate from aqueous system by iron oxide impregnated activated carbon prepared from tamarind shell, CHEMCON, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, 2007

                2007