Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Page 34
Page 35
Page 36
Page 37
Page 38
Page 39
Page 40
Page 41
Page 42
Page 43
Page 44
Page 45
Page 46
Page 47
Page 48
Page 49
Page 50
Page 51
Page 52
Page 53
Page 54
Page 55
Page 56
Page 57
Page 58
Page 59
Page 60
Page 61
Page 62
Page 63
Page 64
Page 65
Page 66
Page 67
Page 68
Page 69
Page 70
Page 71
Page 72
Page 73
Page 74
Page 75
Page 76
Page 77
Page 78
Page 79
Page 80
Page 81
Page 82
Page 83
Page 84
Page 85
Page 86
Page 87
Page 88
Page 89
Page 90
Page 91
Page 92
Page 93
Page 94
Page 95
Page 96
Page 97
Page 98
Page 99
Page 100
Page 101
Page 102
Page 103
Page 104
Page 105
Page 106
Page 107
Page 108
Page 109
Page 110
Page 111
Page 112
Page 113
Page 114
Page 115
Page 116
Page 117
Page 118
Page 119
Page 120
Page 121
Page 122
Page 123
Page 124
Page 125
Page 126
Page 127
Page 128
Page 129
Page 130
Page 131
Page 132
Page 133
Page 134
Page 135
Page 136
Page 137
Page 138
Page 139
Page 140
Page 141
Page 142
Page 143
Page 144
Page 145
Page 146
Page 147
Page 148
Page 149
Page 150
Page 151
Page 152
Page 153
Page 154
Page 155
Page 156
Page 157
Page 158
Page 159
Page 160
Page 161
Page 162
Page 163
Page 164
Page 165
Page 166
Page 167
Page 168
Page 169
Page 170
Page 171
Page 172
Page 173
Page 174
Page 175
Page 176
Page 177
Page 178
Page 179
Page 180
Page 181
Page 182
Page 183
Page 184
Page 185
Page 186
Page 187
Page 188
Page 189
Page 190
Page 191
Page 192
Page 193
Page 194
Page 195
Page 196
Page 197
Page 198
Page 199
Page 200
Page 201
Page 202
Page 203
Page 204
Page 205
Page 206
Page 207
Page 208
Page 209
Page 210
Page 211
Page 212
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING Professor of Environmental Engineering Atlantic LNG Chair in Environmental Engineering Department of Civil Environmental Engineering Tel 868 662 2002 ext. 82503 Cell 868 686 3699 E-mail PROF. GOUTAM BANERJEE Major Achievements Prior to joining UWI St. Augustine in September 2013 The research career of Prof. Banerjee started with the landmark bench-scale research study on treatment of coke-oven waste- water by multi-stage rotating biological contactor RBC reactor. The study embarked upon the sequential removal of toxic components contained in coke-oven effluent viz. phenol thiocyanate cyanide and nitrogen with the help of properly acclimatized microbial species in a three-stage RBC reactor. It was revealed that when multiple substances are contained in industrial effluentscross-inhibition takes place amongst differ- ent species of microbes in the presence of multiple toxic substances in single-stage bio-reactors. In order to mitigate these intricate problems in the biodegradation of industrial effluents multi-stage sequential bioreactors are a potential means of treatment. Later down the years Prof. Banerjee was associated as a supervisor with bench-scale and pilot-scale research studies on the purification of turbid pond water for small-scale produc- tion of potable water using a three-stage horizontal roughing filter HRF unit. Following HRF slow-sand filtration improved the quality of water even rendering it potable.This was a major achievement in water supply systems in rural settings where underground water reserves are either scarce andor unfit for drinking purposes due to various contaminants such as arsenic fluoride nitrate TDS and others. In another pilot-scale research project mentored by Professor Banerjee the fluoride contamination problem in groundwater supplies was mitigated by adsorption using water treatment plant sludge containing primarily alum aluminum hydroxide flocs along with settled colloidal solids as well as by suitably processed secondary biomass generated abundantly in wastewater treatment plants both of which are cheap and locally available. The outcome of this study was promising as an economic option for defluoridation using discarded waste products though toxicity imparted post- treatment needs to be addressed by thorough analysis and suitable and cost-effective means of treatment. Subsequently several research works were carried out as supervisor andor in a personal capacity. Amongst these studies i Adsorption of dyes methylene blue MB and rhodamine B RB on suitable processed green pea peels GPP and jowar stalks JS which are abundantly available as agricul- tural residues in developing countries 2 Recycling and reuse of secondary effluent by economic means using different types of filter and adsorbent media 3 Management of arsenic- bearing toxic water treatment plant sludge by means of solidifi- cation and anaerobic digestion 4 Integrated treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters by aquatic pond system 5 Removal of pesticides from the water environment by activated carbon 6 Removal of fly-ash particles and sulphur dioxide by novel air quality control reactors. Prof. Banerjee was actively associated with several field- based RD projects sponsored by such international agencies as WHO UNICEF WORLD BANK IDRC ICEF Govt. of The Nether- lands as well as various ministries like MNES MUD MRD M. Rly. Govt. of India PHED GOWB GoTr GoOdisha relating to laboratory as well as field level community-based research assignments both in rural and urban settings. These include generation of biogas in anaerobic digestors linked with community latrine using composite waste materials such as night soil market wastes decomposed aquatic weeds gener- ated in post-digestion aquatic ponds supply of potable water through upgrading of traditional surface water sources such as ponds lakes canal etc by horizontal roughing filter and under- situ filter abstraction of groundwater through radial collector well using river-bed filtration technology pollution travel studies from low-cost latrine pits low-cost rain water harvest- ing systems in arid and semi-arid areas solid and hazardous waste treatment by vermiculture appropriate healthcare waste management for developing countries membrane-based desalinationmanagement of leachate from municipal as well as clinical waste land-fills solidification-cum-stabilization and bio-degradation of arsenic-bearing water plant sludge community-based mitigation of arsenic and fluoride-based groundwater contamination introduction and promotion of three-tier water quality surveillance approach for developing nations and many other such projects. He has also been associ- ated with the formulation of essential tools and criteria for model healthy cities. As a consultant Professor Banerjee has been rendering his expertise and consultative support to various government quasi-government and multi-nationalprivate organizations in India and adjoining countries in the areas of water supply and sanitation wastewater management municipal solid waste management systemsEIA and environmental auditing EAand industrial waste treatment and management. The outcome of the above research works of Professor 66