Dr. Prangya Ranjan Rout

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Environmental Biotechnology, Bioreactor design, Nutrient removal, Resource recovery, Anaerobic digestion, Membrane Technology, Emerging contaminants removal.

Email

prangya.rout@thapar.edu; Date of Joining: 01-07-2022

Specialization

Environmental Biotechnology, Bioreactor design, Nutrient removal, Resource recovery, Anaerobic digestion, Membrane Technology, Emerging contaminants removal.

Email

prangya.rout@thapar.edu; Date of Joining: 01-07-2022

Professional Summary

Dr. Prangya Ranjan Rout is presently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala, Punjab India. Before joining TIET, he worked as a Researcher at INHA University, Incheon, Republic of Korea during 2018-2020. He holds an M.Tech degree in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. His research interest lies in the domain of anaerobic digestion, bioconversion of wastes to wealth, emerging contaminants removal, membrane technology, resource recovery and reuse, and wastewater treatment. He has authored over 50 publications, including refereed journal articles, book chapters, national and international conference presentations, technical notes, and a published patent. Some of the awards he has received include Odisha Young Scientist Award 2017, Best Practice Oriented Paper 2019 by American Society of Civil Engineering- Environmental & Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI), and Outstanding Reviewer 2019 by ASCE. He is an Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Wastes and has served as a guest editor of a special issue of the journal. He is also actively involved in Editing contributed book volumes for internationally renowned publishers like CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group, John Wiley & Sons, ASCE, etc.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor (I) (07/2022 - Present)

Department of Biotechnology, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala, Punjab, India 

Assistant Professor (Term) (07/2021 - 06/2022)

Department of Biotechnology, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala, Punjab, India      

Assistant Professor (C-II) (02/2021 - 06/2021) 

School of Energy and Environment, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala, Punjab, India  

Researcher (09/2018 - 08/2020)

INHA University, Incheon, Republic of Korea 

Role- Co-supervised a Ph.D. and a post graduate student for the successful operation of a pilot-scale anaerobic fluidized membrane bioreactor for micro pollutant removal, recovery of nutrient and dissolved methane from domestic wastewater. Assisted another graduate student in the application of an Anammox fluidized membrane bioreactor for low ammonia wastewater treatment, resulting in 4 high impact research publications.

Assistant Professor (TEQIP III, MHRD) (01/2018 - 08/2018) 

Department of Biotechnology, Madhav Institute of Technology and Science (MITS), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India               

Assistant Professor (11/2017 - 01/2018)

Department of Biotechnology, K L University, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India 

Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc) (07/2011 - 05/2012)

Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal, Telengana States, India

Role- Demonstrated effective communication and mentorship skills through delivering lectures, conducting laboratory sessions, grading examinations, while dealing with different courses, such as Bioreaction Engineering, Advanced Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, etc., for undergraduate classes of 250+ students for four semesters and received ~ 4.8/5.0 student feedback score at MITS Gwalior.

Associate Editor (02/2019 - Present)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste

Role- Edited a special issue on "Shifting Paradigms in Advanced Wastewater Treatment Innovations: From Eco-contaminant Abatement to Bio-energy Recovery", besides the regular editorial assignments.

 

Editorial Board Member (01/2022 - 12/2025)

Journal of Water Process Engineering (Elsevier)

Associate (02/2017 - Present)

Global Institute for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (GIEES), Lenexa, USA

Role- Partnering with environmental consultants of GIEES, volunteering in consultation services in projects related to bioconversion of wastes into value-added products and application of microbial biotechnology in recovering biomolecules, nutrients, bioenergy from sewage sludge.

 

Education 

PhD, Environmental Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India (2012 - 2017)

Thesis Title: Development of advanced treatment systems for nutrient removal from domestic wastewater.

M.Tech, Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India (2009 - 2011)

B.Tech, Biotechnology, Biju Patnaik University of Technology Rourkela, India (2005 - 2009)

 

Research Projects Handled 

Re-Invent Toilet by Samsung Groups, Republic of Korea          (09/2019 – 08/2020)

Role- Co-investigated the resource recovery from human waste (Volatile fatty acids, Biogas, Biochar) by operating three fermenters of 200 L capacity each and an anaerobic baffled reactor of 100 L capacity emphasizing on the optimization of experimental parameters for maximizing the recovery.

Up scaling Biogas Production from Food Wastes Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., Republic of Korea (09/2018 - 08/2019)

Role- Executed concurrent responsibilities of budget control, project documentations and experimental analysis in examining the effect of anaerobic toxicity on biochemical methane potential of food wastes for possible commercial scale production.

 

 

Research Publications

 

A. Patent Granted

1. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. A single unit fixed bed reactor for simultaneous heterotrophic nitrification-aerobic denitrification-adsorptive coupled denitrifying phosphate removal from wastewater. Application No. 201731036014Patent No. 394070

 

B. Edited Book

1. P. Pathak, P. R. Rout. Sustainable Urban Mining Approaches for Waste Management and Resource Recovery. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2021, ISBN: 9781032061795/

2. R.Y. Surampalli, T.C. Zhang, J.(C.M.) Kao, M.M. Ghangrekar, P. Bhunia, M. Behera, P.R. Rout. Microconstituents in the environment: Occurrence, fate, removal and Management. John Wiley & Sons (On Going).

 

C. Peer-reviewed Referred Journals

1. P.R. Rout, M. Goel, A. Mohanty, D.S. Pandey, N. Halder, S. Mukherjee, N. K Sahoo, S. K. Bhatia, S. Varjani. Recent Advancements in Microalgal Mediated Valorisation of Wastewater from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass. Bioenergy Research (Springer), 2022; 15; 1-16 (SCIE), ISSN: 1939-1234. [IF-3.8]

2. A. Mohanty, M. Mankoti, P.R. Rout, S. Dewan, B. Kalia, S.S. Meena, S. Varjani. Sustainable utilization of food waste for bioenergy production: A step towards circular bioeconomy. International Journal of Food Microbiology (Elsevier) 2022; 365, 109538 (SCI), ISSN: 0168-1605. [IF-5.9]

3. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia, E. Lee, J. Bae. Comparative analysis of the nutrient removal characteristics between an integrated bioreactor and single unit bioreactor. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (Elsevier), 2021, 48, 101620, (SCIE), ISSN: 2213-1388. [IF- 7.6].

4. P. Sridhar, R.D. Tyagi, P. Bhunia, P. R. Rout, T. C. Zhang, R.Y .Surampalli. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Sludge Ultrasonication Followed by Anaerobic Digestion Processes. Bioresource Technology (Elsevier) 2021; 341, 125754 (SCI), ISSN: 0960-8524. [IF-11.8]

5. P.R. Rout, M. K. Shahid, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia, D. Liu, S. Varjani, T. C. Zhang, R. Y. Surampalli. A comprehensive review of nutrient removal and recovery approaches from domestic wastewater. Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier) 296, 113246, (SCI), ISSN: 0301-4797. [IF-8.9].

6. M.A. Tadda, R. Altaf, M. Gouda, P.R. Rout, A. Shitu, Z. Ye, S. Zhu, D. Liu. Impact of using Novel Saddle-Chips Biocarrier on Treating Mariculture Wastewater by Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR): Microbial Starvation and Recovery Analysis. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), 2021; 9 (6): 106710 (SCIE), ISSN: 2213-3437. [IF-7.9].

7. A. Priyadashinia, M.M. Sahoo, P.R. Rout, B. Mahanty, N.K. Sahoo. Kinetic modeling and process engineering of phenolics microbial and enzymatic biodegradation: a current outlook and challenges. Journal of Water Process Engineering (Elsevier) 2021; 44: 102421 (SCIE), ISSN: 2214-7144. [IF-7.3]

8. R. Atlaf, X. Lin, H. Lu, P.R. Rout, D. Liu. Nitrilotrismethylenephosphonate sorption from wastewater on zirconium-lanthanum modified magnetite: Reusability and mechanism study. Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier) 314, 128045, (SCI), ISSN: 1879-1786. [IF-11.0].

9. E. Lee, P.R. Rout, J. Bae. Reuse potential of anaerobically treated domestic wastewater as a nutrient medium for lettuce cultivation in closed hydroponic systems: Nitrogen toxicity and health risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment, 780, 146482 (Elsevier) (SCI), ISSN: 0048-9697. [IF-10.7]

10. A. Mohanty, P.R. Rout, B. Dubey, S.S. Meena, P. Pal and M. Goel. 2021. A critical review on biogas production from edible and non-edible oil cakes. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer), 1-18 (SCIE), ISSN: 2190-6823. [IF-4.0].

11. P.R. Rout, T.C. Zhang, P. Bhunia, Y.S. Rao. Treatment Technologies for Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater: A Review. 2021. Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier) 753, 141990 (SCI), ISSN: 0048-9697. [IF-10.7].

12. E. Lee, P.R. Rout, Y. Kyun, J. Bae. 2020. Process optimization and energy analysis of vacuum degasifier systems for simultaneous removal of dissolved methane and hydrogen sulfide from anaerobic effluent. Water Research (Elsevier) 182, 115965, (SCI), ISSN: 0043-1354. [IF-13.4]

13. M.K. Shahid, A. Kashif, P.R. Rout, M. Aslam, Y. Choi, B.J. Rajesh, J.H. Park, G. Kumar. 2020. A brief review of anaerobic membrane bioreactors emphasizing on recent advancements, fouling issues and future perspectives. Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier) 270, 110909, (SCI), ISSN: 0301-4797. [IF-8.9].

14. W. Kwak, P.R. Rout, E. Lee, J. Bae. 2020. Influence of HRT and temperature on the performance of an Anammox fluidized membrane bioreactor for low-strength ammonia wastewater treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier) 386, 123992, (SCI), ISSN: 1385-8947. [IF-16.7].

15. M. Satapathy, P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, A.K. Dash. 2020. Removal of textile dyes from aqueous solutions by dolochar: Equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic studies. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Wastes (ASCE) 24 (3), 04020015 (Scopus), ISSN: 2153-5515. [Cite Score (CS)-2.5]

16. E. Lee, P.R. Rout, C. Shin, J. Bae. 2019.  Effects of Sodium hypochlorite Concentration on the Methanogenic Activity in an Anaerobic Fluidized Membrane Bioreactor. Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier) 678, 85-93 (SCI), ISSN: 0048-9697. [IF-10.7].

17. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia, S. Rao. 2018. Role of Bacillus cereus GS-5 strain on simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorous removal from domestic wastewater in an inventive single unit multi-layer packed bed bioreactor. Bioresource Technology (Elsevier) 2018; 262, 251-260 (SCI), ISSN: 0960-8524. [IF-11.8].

18. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Simultaneous removal of nitrogen and phosphorous from domestic wastewater using Bacillus cereus GS-5 strain exhibiting heterotrophic
nitrification, aerobic denitrification and denitrifying phosphorous removal
. Bioresource Technology (Elsevier) 2017; 244, 484-495 (SCI), ISSN: 0960-8524. [IF-11.8].

19. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Evaluation of kinetics and statistical models for predicting breakthrough curves of phosphate removal using dolochar-packed columns. Journal of Water Process Engineering (Elsevier) 2017; 17. 168-180 (SCIE), ISSN: 2214-7144. [IF-7.3]

20. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Assessing possible applications of waste organic solid substances as carbon sources and bio-film substrates for elimination of nitrate toxicity from wastewater. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Wastes (ASCE), 2017; 21(3):1-16 (Scopus), ISSN (print): 2153-5493 | ISSN (online): 2153-5515. [CS-2.5]

21. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Development of an Integrated System for the Treatment of Rural Domestic Wastewater: Emphasis on Nutrient Removal. RSC Advances (Royal Society of Chemistry), 2016; 6 (54): 49236-49249 (SCI) ISSN 2046-2069. [IF-4.0]

22. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Nutrient removal from binary aqueous phase by dolochar: Highlighting optimization, single and binary adsorption isotherms and nutrient release. Process Safety and Environmental Protection (Elsevier), 2016; 100: 91-107 (SCI) ISSN: 0957-5820. [IF-7.9]

23. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Effectiveness of Aegle Shell (AS) and Groundnut Shell (GS) as carbon sources for Bio-denitrification of nitrate rich aqueous solution. Advanced Science Letters (American Scientific Publishers), 2016; 22: 354-358 (Scopus), ISSN: 1936-6612 (Print): EISSN: 1936-7317 (Online).

24. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Effective utilisation of a sponge iron industry by-product for phosphate removal from aqueous solution: A statistical and kinetic modelling approach. Journal of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers (Elsevier), 2015; 46: 98-108 (SCI) ISSN: 1876-1070 ISSN: 1876-1070. [IF-5.4]

25. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash. A mechanistic approach to evaluate the effectiveness of red soil as a natural adsorbent for phosphate removal from wastewater. Desalination Water Treatment (Taylor & Francis), 2015; 54: 358-373 (SCIE), Print ISSN: 1944-3994 Online ISSN: 1944-3986. [IF-1.2]

26. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Modelling and Packed Bed Column Studies on Phosphate Adsorption by GBP-RS Mixture. Advances in Environmental Research (Techno Press), 2014; 3: 231-251 (ESCI) SSN: 2234-1722(Print), ISSN: 2234-1730(Online).

27. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Modeling isotherms, kinetics and understanding the mechanism of phosphate adsorption onto a solid waste: Ground Burnt Patties. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), 2014; 2: 1331-1342 (SCIE), ISSN: 2213-3437. [IF-7.9]

28. S.K. Sen, S. Raut, S. Satpathy, P.R. Rout, B. Bandyopadhyay, P.K. Das Mohapatra. Characterizing Novel Thermophilic Amylase Producing Bacteria from Taptapani Hot Spring, Odisha, India. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology, 2014; 7(12): e11800. (SCI) pISSN: 2008-3645; eISSN: 2008-4161. [CS-1.5]

29. P.R. Rout, R. Satpathy, G.R. Satpathy. Discovery of Some Potential HIV Inhibitors as Anti -Dengue Drugs: an Insilco Approach. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2012, 4(2):1200-1206 (Scopus), ISSN: 0975-7384.

30. R. Satpathy, G.R. Satpathy, P.R. Rout.  Molecular docking study of HIV NS3 protease inhibitors on dengue virus. Biotechnology Bioinformatics and Bioengineering journal. 2011, 1(2):179-182.

 

D. Book Chapters

1. S. Chand, P.R. Rout, P. Pathak. Basic concepts, Potentials and Challenges of Urban Mining. In “Urban Mining for Waste Management and Resource Recovery: Sustainable Approaches”. (Eds. P. Pathak and P. R. Rout). 2021: ISBN: 97810032 01076; CRC Press, New York, pp. 1-15

2. M. K. Shahid, A. Kashif, P. Pathak, Y. Choi, P. R. Rout. Water reclamation, recycle, and reuse. In “Clean Energy and Resource Recovery”. (Eds. V. K. Tyagi et. al., 2021). 2021: ISBN: 9780323901789; Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 39-45.

3. R. Satpathy, P. R. Rout. COVID-19: An updated insight of the pandemic. InFighting the COVID-19 Pandemic”. (Eds. M.M. Baddour). 2021: ISBN: 9781839682469; IntechOpen, London, pp. 1-11.

4. A. Mohanty, S. S. Meena, P. Pathak, P.R. Rout. Cellulose and Extracellular Polymer Recovery from Sludge. In “Clean Energy and Resource Recovery”. (Eds. V. K. Tyagi et. al. 2021) 2021: ISBN: 9780323901789; Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 395-400.

5. A. Ehsan, R. Ahmad, I. U. Khan, M. Aslam, P. R. Rout. Photocatalytic Membrane Reactors (PMRs) for Wastewater Treatment Photodegradation Mechanism, Types, and Optimized Factors. In “Urban Mining for Waste Management and Resource Recovery: Sustainable Approaches”. (Eds. P. Pathak and P. R. Rout) 2021: ISBN: 97810032 01076; CRC Press, New York, pp. 252-272.

6. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, E. Lee, J. Bae. Microbial Electrochemical Systems - promising alternatives for energy sustainability. In Alternative Energy Resources - The Way to a Sustainable Modern Society. (Eds. P Pathak and RR Srivastava) Hand Book of Environmental Chemistry, 2021, 99: ISBN: ISSN: 1867-979X; Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 223-251

7. P.R. Rout, A.K. Verma., P. Bhunia, R.Y. Surampalli. Introduction to Sustainability and Sustainable Development. In Sustainability: Fundamentals and Applications. (Eds. RY Surampalli et al.) 2020: ISBN: 9781119434016; John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp. 1-19.

8. A.K. Verma., P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.Y. Surampalli. Threats to Biodiversity. In Sustainability: Fundamentals and Applications. (Eds. RY Surampalli et al.) 2020: ISBN: 9781119434016; John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp. 355-375

9. Rout, P.R., Dash, R.R., Bhunia, P. Insight into a Waste Material-Based Bioreactor for Nutrient Removal from Domestic Wastewater. In Recent Developments in Waste Management. (Ed. Kalamdhad, A.S.) 2020: ISBN: 978-981-15-0990-2; Springer, Singapore, pp. 397-407.

10. P.R Rout, Bhunia, P., Surampalli, R.Y. Landfill Technologies and Recent Innovations. In Handbook of Environmental Engineering. (Eds. RY Surampalli et al.) 2017: ISBN (print) 9781259860225, ISBN (Ebook): ISBN 9781259860232; Mc Graw-Hill International publishing New York, pp. 293-302.

11. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Response Surface Optimization of Phosphate Removal from Aqueous Solution Using a Natural Adsorbent. In Trends in Environmental Science and Technology. (Eds. F. Kurisu et al.) 2017: ISBN: 978-93-81891-28-5; Springer international publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 93-104

12. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, A. Ramakrishnan, R.Y. Surampalli, T.C. Zhang, R.D. Tyagi. Sustainable Hazardous Waste Management/Treatment: Framework and Adjustments to Meet Grand Challenges. In Sustainable Solid Waste Management. (Eds. J.W.C. Wong et al.) 2016: ISBN (print): 978-0-7844-1410-1, ISBN (PDF): 978-0-7844-7930-8; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Reston, Virginia, pp. 319-364.

13. A.K. Verma, P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Anaerobic Treatment of Wastewater. In Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management. (Eds. HH Ngo, W Guo, RY Surampalli and TC Zhang). 2016: ISBN 978-0-7844-1442-2 (print) ISBN 978-0-7844-7978-0 (PDF); American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Reston, Virginia, pp. 297-336.

14. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Nutrient Removal from Domestic Wastewater: An Environmental Biotechnology Approach. In Advances in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. (Eds. AK Dash and M Das). 2015: ISBN: 978-93-5130-300-8: Astral International Pvt. Ltd; New Delhi, pp. 232-249.

15. M. Mishra, P.R. Rout, S. Mohapatra, M. Sudarshan, A.R. Thakur, S.R. Chaudhuri. Heavy metal accumulating and Enzyme secreting novel Pseudomonas sp. From east Calcutta Wetland: implications for Environmental sustenance. In Microbial Biotechnology: Methods and Applications. (Eds. HN Thatoi and BB Mishra). 2012: ISBN: 978-8487-131-9: Narosa Publication; New Delhi, pp. 216-233.

16. M. K. Shahid, A. Kashif, P.R. Rout. Circular bioeconomy prospective of organic waste based bio-adsorbents. In “Circular Bioeconomy: Integrated Approaches for Sustainability”. (Eds. S Varjani, A. Pandey, RD Tyagi and M Taherzadeh) Elsevier (In Press).

17. L. Addagada, P. Pathak, P. R. Rout. Microbial synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and their applications: Recent progresses and future perspectives. In “Advances in Agricultural and Industrial Microbiology”. (Eds. B. B. Mishra et al. 2021) Springer Nature (In Press).

18. M. K. Shahid, A. Kashif, P. R. Rout, Y. Choi. An overview of soil bacteria for CO2 sequestration. In “Advances in Agricultural and Industrial Microbiology”. (Eds. B. B. Mishra et al. 2021) Springer Nature (In Press).

19. S. S. Meena, M. Mankoti, P.R. Rout, A. Mohanty. Plant Microbes interactions and its effect on crop productivity. In “Advances in Agricultural and Industrial Microbiology”. (Eds. B. B. Mishra et al. 2021) Springer Nature (In Press).

20. L. Addagada, S. T. Ramesh, D. N. Ratha, R. Gandhimathi, P. R. Rout. The role of civil engineering in achieving UN sustainable development goals. In “Advances in Sustainable Materials and Resilient Infrastructure: Principles and Practices”. (Eds. K. Reddy et al., 2021) Springer Nature (In Press)

21. P.R. Rout, M.Behera, P. Bhunia, R.Y. Surampalli, T. Zhang, J. Kao, M.M. Ghangrekar. Occurrence of Microconstituents. In “Microconstituents in the Environment”. (Eds. R.Y. Surampalli et al., 2022) John Wiley & Sons (Accepted)

22. M.Behera, P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.Y. Surampalli, T. Zhang, J. Kao, M.M. Ghangrekar. Introduction to Microconstituents. In “Microconstituents in the Environment”. (Eds. R.Y. Surampalli et al., 2022) John Wiley & Sons (Accepted)

 

E. International Conference presentations

1. P.R. Rout, S. Chand, M. Achhoda, Mm Gupta, S. Das. Emerging Contaminants in Water Environment: Bisphenol A (BPA) Removal from Wastewater in a Denitrifying Biofilter. International Water Association Water Safety Conference 2022 (IWA-WSC2022), June 22 - 24, 2022, in Narvik, Norway. (Accepted)

2. P. R. Rout, C. Briggs, L. Addagada, S. Chand, G. Raheja, M. Goel. Recent Progress in Advanced Oxidation Processes for Emerging Pollutant Removal from Wastewater: A Methodical Review. The 5th International Conference on Alternative Fuels, Energy and Environment: Future & Challenges (ICAFEE 2021), 15th - 18th October 2021, Turkey.

3. P. R. Rout, D. S. Pandey, C. Briggs, U. Reddicherla, H. Manual, S. Jain, S. Mukherjee, M. Goel. Recent Advancements in Thermochemical Treatment of Manure. The 5th International Conference on Alternative Fuels, Energy and Environment: Future & Challenges (ICAFEE 2021), 15th - 18th October 2021, Turkey.

4. E. Lee, P.R. Rout, J. Bae. Assessing the reuse potential of anaerobically treated domestic wastewater as a nutrient medium through hydroponic Lettuce culture. 6th Young Water Professionals (YWP) BeNeLux Conference, February 12-14, 2020, Luxembourg.

5. E. Lee, P.R. Rout, J. Bae. Efficacy of a vacuum degasifier system for dissolved gas removal from anaerobic effluent. 9th International Conference on Sewer Processes & Networks (SPN9-IWA), August 27-30, 2019, Aalborg, Denmark.

6. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Insight into a waste material based bioreactor for nutrient removal from domestic wastewater. Recycle 2018, 22-24 February, 2018, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India

7. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Simultaneous removal of phosphate and ammonium from eutrophic water using dolochar based media filter. 19th International Conference on Architectural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICACEE 2017), Singapore, 09-10 November, 2017.

8.  S.Alex, P. R. Rout, P. Bhunia. Draw solutions options for the reduction of waste water using forward osmosis. 85th Congress of the French Canadian Association for the development of the knowledge, (Association Canadienne Française pour le savoir -ACFAS), McGill University, Montreal, Qc., Canada, 8-12 May, 2017.

9. S.Alex, P. R. Rout, P. Bhunia. Membrane contactors: an attractive process to reduce organic and inorganic contamination in wastewater. Americana 2017, Montreal Convention Centre, Montreal, Qc., Canada, 21-23 March, 2017.

10. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Development of an integrated system for the treatment of rural domestic wastewater: Emphasis on nutrient removal. 2nd International Conference on Desalination and Environment (ICODE 2016), 23-26 January, 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

11. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Analysing simultaneous heterotrophic nitrification and aerobic denitrification potential of a newly isolated bacterium, Bacillus cereus GS-5. Second International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (ACSEE), 24-25 October, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. ISBN: 978-1-63248-030-9

 

F. National Conference presentations

1. P. R. Rout, M.Goel, B. Dubey, S. S. Meena, A. Mohanty. Microbial Electrochemical Systems for Nutrient Removal and Recovery - An Updated Review of Recent Advancements. Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Health (BSAEH-2021), 04-08 April, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

2. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Insight into a waste material based bioreactor for nutrient removal from domestic wastewater. Recycle 2018, 22-24 February, 2018, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India.

3. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Bio-denitrification of nitrate rich aqueous solution using waste organic solid substances (WOSS) as carbon source and bio-film carrier.7th International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER-14), 26-28 December, 2014, Bangalore, India

4. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Adsorptive phosphate removal from wastewater using red soil as a natural adsorbent: Kinetics and isotherm studies. 1st International Forum on Asian Water environmental Technology (1st IFAWET), 18-20 December, 2013 in New Delhi, India.

5. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Phosphate adsorption from secondary effluents by an industrial waste: Emphasis on waste to wealth transformation. International Workshop on 'Reuse options for marginal quality water in urban and peri-urban agriculture and allied services in the gambit of WHO guidelines' (REOPTIMA), 9-12 March, 2015, Indian Institute of Water Management (IIWM), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

6. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Phosphate adsorption by dolochar: An attempt to convert waste into slow release fertilizer. In National Conference on Recent Advances and Future Prospects in Civil Engineering (RAFPCE-15), 28 February-1 March, 2015, CUTM, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, india.

7. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Effectiveness of Aegle Shell (AS) and Groundnut Shell (GS) as carbon sources for Bio-denitrification of nitrate rich aqueous solution. In STHD 2014, during 17th Odisha Bigyan Congress, 5-6 December, 2014, ITER, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

8. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Isotherm and kinetics studies of phosphorous adsorption from aqueous solution onto a solid waste, grounded burnt patties. IIST Research Scholar’s Day (RS Day 13), 16-17 December, 2013, in Thiruvananthapuram, India.

9. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Biotechnology of nutrient removal from domestic wastewater: A review. Indian Water Management and Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure Development (IWMSID 2013) 8-9 February, 2013, IIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

10. P.R. Rout, A. Singh, A. Kumar, M. Mina. From wastewater to electricity- Microbial fuel cell. National Conference on Recent Advances in Biotechnology (NCRR 2011), 6 December, 2011, MITS, Rayagada, Odisha, India.

11. P.R. Rout, G.R. Satpathy. R. Satpathy.  Insilco docking and QSAR analysis of HIV protease inhibitors as anti -dengue drugs. World Congress on Biotechnology (Biotechnology 2011), 21-23 March, 2011, in Hyderabad, India.

12. P.R. Rout, G.R. Satpathy, R. Satpathy. Molecular docking study of HIV NS3 protease inhibitors on dengue virus. National Conference on Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, 17-18 December, 2010, Tamilnadu, India.

 

G. Technical Note

1. S. Alex, F. Biasotto, P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia. Membrane contactors: a useful tool to solve environmental issues. Research Gate

 

H. Nucleotide Sequence Submission in NCBI Database

1.  P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Bacillus cereus strain GS5 - Accession No. KM212993

2. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash.  Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strain CS1 - Accession No. KM212994

3. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain CSC4 - Accession No. KM212997

4. P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash. Ochrobactrum anthropi strain AS2 - Accession No. KY570296

5. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Bacillus cereus strain GS5 nitrate reductase beta chain (nar) gene, partial cds- Accession No. KX831474

6. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Bacillus cereus strain GS5 nitrite reductase (nirS) gene, partial cds- Accession No. KY090788

7. P.R. Rout, R.R. Dash, P. Bhunia. Bacillus cereus strain GS5 polyphosphate kinase (ppk) gene, partial cds- Accession No. KY090787

 

 

Accomplishments

  • Outstanding Reviewer 2019 by ASCE
  • Best Practice Oriented paper 2019 by ASCE
  • Odisha Young Scientist Award 2017
  • BK21PLUS Korean Government Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 2018
  • Qualified UGC NET (Environmental Science) June 2015
  • Best Poster award 2015 in National Science Day, IIT Bhubaneswar
  • Best Paper Award 2014 in 17th Odisha Bigyan Congress
  • Young Scientist Travel Grant Fellowship by DST, Government of India. 
  • Finalist of INNOVIO: Business-Plan Competition by KIIT-TBI.
  • Qualified GATE-2009, ranked among top 3% of the candidates qualified in the subject

 

Training and Workshops

  • Participated in the International Water Association (IWA) Workshop on “Sewer Sediments”, August 27-30, 2019, Aalborg, Denmark.
  • Attended the Short Term Course (STC) on “Microbial Diversity for Human Welfare”, April 9-11, 2018 at IIT Delhi.
  • Participated in the AICTE sponsored STC on “Assuring Global Quality in Technical Education through Outcome Based Education”, March 10-11, 2018, MITS Gwalior.
  • Participated in the TEQIP Workshop on “Faculty Induction Program”, January 25-29, 2018 at IIT Hyderabad
  • Participated in the AICTE sponsor Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Green Technology in Industrial Waste Minimization”, January 18-31, 2018 at GIET University, Gunupur.
  • Attended Two-week Short-term Course on “Polluted Sites: Characterization and Remediation”, under GIAN program, MHRD Government of India.
  • Participated in the workshop on “protein structure, function and folding”, Dec 20-24, 2010 at IISc, Bangalore.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Introduction to Mathematical Techniques in Life Sciences”, Jan 4-12, 2011 at IISc, Bangalore.
  • One month training on Plant Biotechnology at RPRC, Bhubaneswar.
  • Training program on Transmission Electron Microscope at W.B.U.T, Kolkata.
  • Attended a workshop on DNA Fingerprinting by Helini Bio-molecules.
  • Participated in a work shop on “in-silico drug discovery based on the Integration of bioinformatics and chemo informatics”, at biotech park, Lucknow.
  • Participated in the AICTE sponsor FDP on “Clean Process Technologies”, April 2-14, 2012 at GMRIT Rajam.

 

Affiliations

  • Associate member- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member- Environmental and Water Resource Institute (EWRI)
  • Life member- Biotech Helpline Foundation India.

 

Review Experience

 

Journals (Selected)

Publisher

Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Wastes

American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Journal of Environmental Management

Elsevier

Science of the Total Environment

Elsevier

Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Springer

Colloids and Surfaces

Elsevier

Process Biochemistry

Elsevier

Microbial Cell Factories

BMC (Springer-Nature)

Journal of Water Process Engineering

Elsevier

Journal of Chemical technology and Biotechnology

Willey

Process Safety and Environmental Protection

Elsevier

3Biotech

Springer

Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Elsevier

Desalination and Water Treatment

Taylor & Francis

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&ECR)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

SN Applied Sciences

Springer

Biotechnologia

Polish Academy of Sciences

Heliyon

Elsevier

Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering

Springer

Water and Environment Journal

Willey

International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Elsevier

Clean-Soil, Air, Water

Wiley

International Journal of Earth Sciences

Springer

Bioelctrochemistry

Elsevier

Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

Springer

Chemosphere

Elsevier

 

Thesis

 

Evaluated a Ph.D Thesis entitled “Process Development for Production and Purification of Industrial and Biopharmaceutical Relevant Enzymes from Microbial Systems”.

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