Hybrid Technologies for Industrial Wastewater Treatment
- Vinay M. Bhandari, Kshama H. Balapure, Tanur Sinha, CSIRNational Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Industrial wastewater treatment is an extremely challenging task, especially for refractory pollutants that are difficult to remove/ degrade using conventional methods of treatment. This article elaborates on hybrid technologies, that are most relevant in such cases, as they not only enhance the efficiency of the existing processes, but also help in reducing the overall cost of treatment.
Dr. Vinay Bhandari is Senior Principal Scientist in the Chemical Engineering & Process Development Division of CSIRNational Chemical Laboratory, Pune. He has more than 26 years of research experience apart from 2 years of industrial experience. He also worked as Visiting Faculty in Japan and South Korea. He has more than 180 publications/presentations, authored 1 book and filed 6 patents (2 international patents granted). His research interests include Industrial wastewater treatment, Separation Processes, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology.
Dr. Kshama Balapure is Research Associate with CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. She worked as Assistant Professor in Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Dr. Kshama has expertise in biological wastewater treatment and has published 5 research papers in reputed international journals.
Dr. Tanur Sinha is National Post Doctoral Fellow with CSIR-National Chemical
Laboratory, Pune. She also worked at Indian Institute Of Technology, Bombay and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Dr. Sinha has expertise in photocatalysis and nanomaterials, has published 18 research articles in reputed international journals and has authored one book.