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Abhijit Maiti
Associate Professor
abhijit.maiti[at]pe.iitr.ac.in
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Polymeric Materials, Multifunctional Polymeric & Inorganic Composite, Membrane Synthesis & Applications , Water Treatment, Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater and Wastewater, Arsenic Remediation, Adsorption, Forward Osmosis. Fruit juice processing, Air purification, Water-energy nexus.
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IIT Kharagpur
2010
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
Calcutta University
2004
M.Tech, Chemical Technology
Calcutta University
1998
B.Tech, Chemical Technology
Calcutta University
1995
B.Sc (Hons), Chemistry
Professional Background
Postdoctoral Fellow
01 Jan 2011 - 01 Jan 2014
University of Alberta
Assistant Chemical Engineer
01 Jan 2000 - 01 Jan 2002
Kesoram Rayon Industries
Quality Control and Product Development Engineer
01 Jan 1998 - 01 Jan 2000
Bharat Margarine Limited
Assistant Professor
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2019
IIT Roorkee
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TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Synthesis of porous polymeric coated granular Fe-Al oxyhydroxide adsorbent from natural clay (as PI) 01 Jan 2014 Synthesis of porous polymeric coated granular Fe-Al oxyhydroxide adsorbent from natural clay (as PI) 9.0 lac SRIC IITR No Such
Solar Assisted Multi-effect Distillation System to Produce Drinking Water (as PI) 01 Jan 2017 Solar Assisted Multi-effect Distillation System to Produce Drinking Water (as PI) 63.08 lakh MHRD and Ministry of Urban Development No Such
Arsenic and other contaminants free drinking water production of ~20,000 L/day (as PI) 01 Jan 2019 Arsenic and other contaminants free drinking water production of ~20,000 L/day (as PI) 60 lac SERB and Industry
Electrodialytic recovery of white liquor from green liquor to conserve energy (as Co-PI) 01 Jan 2019 Electrodialytic recovery of white liquor from green liquor to conserve energy (as Co-PI) 48.06 lac SERB Prof. Sujay Prabhat Chattopadhyay as PI
Inspection of GPIs through Technical Institutions/ CPCB for Compliance verification of effluent disc 01 Jan 2019 Inspection of GPIs through Technical Institutions/ CPCB for Compliance verification of effluent disc 20 lac Central Pollution Control Board, India Prof. C.B. Majumder as PI
Design of Zero Discharge ETP Plant, KOTDWARA, India (as Co-PI) 01 Jan 2018 Design of Zero Discharge ETP Plant, KOTDWARA, India (as Co-PI) 10.0 lac Bharat Electronics Limited, KOTDWARA Prof. C.B. Majumder as PI




Publications

 

Patents:

[1] Subir Bhattacharjee, Abhijit Maiti, Subhayan Guha Thakurta, David J. Pernitsky, Amir Mahmoudkhani, “Treatment of Blow-Down and Mine Tailings Streams”, Canadian Patent Granted, Patent Number: CA2797530C, Dated: 29th September 2015

[2] Abhijit Maiti, Sirshendu De, Jayanta Kumar Basu and Sunando DasGupta, “Modified laterite arsenic adsorbent for removing arsenic species and its manner of manufacture” Indian Patent Granted, Patent number: 285778 (Granted on August 2017).

 [3] Abhijit Maiti and Nishant Jain, "An improved ferromanganese slag to oxidize arsenite and removal of arsenic from water."Indian Patent Granted, Patent number: 368154 (Granted on May 2021). 

[4] Abhijit Maiti, Nishant Jain, and Anil Kumar, "A pelletized arsenic adsorbent and its method of preparation using the Laterite rock and the ferromanganese slag" Indian Patent Number:436203, Date of Grant: 28/06/2023.

[5] Abhijit Maiti, Satish Kumar Singh, and Aaditya Pandey. "Polyamide top-coated Forward Osmosis Membrane, Composition and Process for Preparation Thereof" Filled for Indian Patent. Application Number: 202311031090, dated 1st May 2023, Published on 09/06/2023.

 

International Referred Journal Papers (* corresponding author)

[57] S. Singh, C. Sharma, R. Mahadeva, S. P. Patole, A. Maiti*, (2024) Predicting forward osmosis performance with synthesized polyamide-based membrane: An integrated machine learning (MATLAB and ANN) and economic analysis framework, Journal of Cleaner Production, (Q1, IF:11.1), 444 (2024) 141285.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2024.141285

[56] M. Rai, A. Pandey, S.K. Singh, A. Maiti*, (2024) Thermo-responsive polymer to clean fouled forward osmosis membrane after wastewater treatment: Excellent flux recovery, Polym Eng Sci. 2024;1‐13. 

 https://doi.org/10.1002/pen.26708

[55] J. Das, A. Rawat, M. Chaudhary, A. Maiti, and P. Mohanty*, (2024) Development of novel heteroatoms enriched nanoporous material for rapid removal of Pb(II) ions from water bodies by batch adsorption and cross-flow membrane filtration method,  Journal of Water Process Engineering, (Q1, IF: 7.0), 2024, 58, 104823.

[54] N. Jain, and A. Maiti*, (2023) Arsenite Oxidation and Arsenic Adsorption Strategy Using Developed Material from Laterite and Ferromanganese Slag: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Analysis. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, (Q1, IF:4.2), 2023, 62, 38, 15600–15612. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.3c01377

[53] P. Singh, S. Rawat, N. Jain, A. Bhatnagar, P. Bhattacharya, and A. Maiti*, (2023) A review on biochar composites for soil remediation applications: Comprehensive solution to contemporary challenges. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, (2023) 11(5), 110635. (Q1, IF=7.7) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2023.110635

[52] J. Das, A. Rawat, L. Singh, A. Maiti, A. Bhatnagar, and P. Mohanty*, Removal of Uranium from Aqueous Solution and Simulated Seawater Using a Mixed Matrix Membrane Fabricated by Cyclophosphazene and Triazine-Based Inorganic–Organic Hybrid Material. ACS Applied Engineering Materials, (2023), 1(8), 2004-2017.

https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaenm.3c00162

[51] M. Chaudhary, S. Rawat, and A. Maiti*, (2022) Defluoridation by Bare Nanoadsorbents, Nanocomposites, and Nanoadsorbent Loaded Mixed Matrix Membranes. Separation & Purification Review(2023) 522 (Q1: IF = 7.889). https://doi.org/10.1080/15422119.2022.2045610

[50] S. Rawat, M. Chaudhary, and A. Maiti*, Synergistic arsenic removal using chitosan-based nanocomposite beads and cross-flow ultrafiltration: A significant reduction of membrane fouling, Journal of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, 11 (2) (2023) 109431. (Q1 Journal, Impact factor=7.968).

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2023.109431

[49] S. Mishra*, A. K Singh, L. Cheng, A. Hussain, A. Maiti, Occurrence of antibiotics in wastewater: Potential ecological risk and removal through anaerobic–aerobic systems, Environmental Research, 226(1) (2023) 115678. (Q1 Journal, Impact Factor: 8.431).

[48] S. K. Singh, C. Sharma and A. Maiti*, Modeling and experimental validation of forward osmosis process: Parameters selection, permeate flux prediction, and process optimization, Journal of Membrane Science, 672, (2023) 121439. (Q1 Journal, Impact factor=10.53). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2023.121439

[47] S. Rawat and A. Maiti*, A hybrid ultrafiltration membrane process using a low-cost laterite based adsorbent for efficient arsenic removal, Chemosphere, 316 (2023) 137685. (Q1 Journal and  IF: 8.943) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.137685

[46] N. Jain and A. Maiti*, Fe-Mn-Al metal oxides/ oxyhydroxides as As(III) oxidant under visible light and adsorption of total arsenic in the groundwater environment, Separation & Purification Technology (2022) 302, 122170. (Q1: IF: 9.136). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2022.122170

[45] S.K. Singh, A. Maiti*, A. Pandey, N. Jain, and C. Sharma*, Fouling limitation od osmotic pressure-driven processes and its remedial strategies: A Review, Journal of Applied Polymer Science1402),  (2023) e53295. (Q2, I.F: 3.057) https://doi.org/10.1002/app.53295

[44] J. Das, S. Rawat, A. Maiti, L. Singh, D. Pradhan, and P. Mohanty*, Adsorption of Hg(2+) on Cyclophosphazene and Triazine moieties based inorganic-organic hybrid nanoporous materials synthesized by microwave-assisted method,  Separation & Purification Technology, 306, Part B2023, 122662. (Q1, IF:9.136) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2022.122662

[43] K. J. Nakarmi, E. Daneshvar, G. Eshaq, L. Puro, A. Maiti, P. V Nidheesh, H. Wang, and A. Bhatnagar*, Synthesis of biochar from iron-free and iron-containing microalgal biomass for the removal of pharmaceuticals from water. Environmental Research (2022) 214(3), 114041. (Q1: IF: 8.431).

[42] S. Singh, C. Sharma, and A. Maiti*, Forward osmosis to treat effluent of pulp and paper industry using urea draw-solute: Energy consumption, water flux, and solute flux, Separation & Purification Technology (2021) 119617. (Q1: IF:9.136). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2021.119617

[41] S. Rawat, and A. Maiti*, Facile preparation of iron oxyhydroxide–biopolymer (Chitosan /Alginate) beads and their comparative insights into arsenic removal. Separation & Purification Technology 272 (2021) 118983. (Q1, IF:9.136) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2021.118983

[40] M. Chaudhary, N. Jain, and A. Maiti*, A comparative adsorption kinetic modeling of fluoride adsorption by nanoparticles and its polymeric nanocomposite. Journal Environmental Chemical Engineering 9 (5) (2021) 105595. (Q1, IF:7.968)  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2021.105595

[39] S. Singh, C. Sharma, and A. Maiti*, A comprehensive review of standalone and hybrid forward osmosis for water treatment: Membranes and recovery strategies of draw solutions. Journal Environmental Chemical Engineering 9 (4) 2021)105473. (Q1, IF:7.968) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2021.105473

[38] S. Mishra*, L. Chend and A. Maiti, The utilization of agro-biomass/byproducts for effective bio-removal of dyes from dyeing wastewater: a comprehensive review, Journal Environmental Chemical Engineering 9(1) (2021) 104-109. (Q1, IF: 7.968) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2020.104901

[37] M. Chaudhury and A. Maiti*, Fe–Al–Mn@chitosan based metal oxides blended cellulose acetate mixed matrix membrane for fluoride decontamination from water: Removal mechanisms and antibacterial behavior, J. Membrane Sci. 611 (2020) 118372.  (Q1, IF: 10.53) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118372

[36] S. Mishra, P. Mohanty, and A. Maiti*, Bacterial mediated bio-decolourization of wastewater containing mixed reactive dyes using Jack-fruit seed as co-substrate: Process optimization, J. Cleaner Production  235 (2019) 21-33. (Q1, Impact Factor: 11.072)

[35] M. Chaudhary, S. Rawat, N. Jain, A. Bhatnagar, A. Maiti*, Chitosan-Fe-Al-Mn metal oxyhydroxides composite as highly efficient fluoride scavenger for aqueous medium, Carbohydrate Polymers 216 (2019) 140-148. (Q1, IF: 10.723) 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.04.028

[34] E. Daneshvar, M. Zarrinmehr, M. Kousha, A. M. Hashtjin, G. D. Saratale, A. Maiti, M. Vithanage, and A. Bhatnagar*, Hexavalent chromium removal from water by microalgal-based materials: adsorption, desorption and recovery studies, Bioresource Technology, 293 (2019) 122064. (Q1, IF: 11.889) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122064.

[33] S. Mishra, J.K. Nayak, and A. Maiti*,  Bacteria‑mediated bio‑degradation of reactive azo dyes coupled with bio‑energy generation from model wastewater, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 22 (2020) 651–667. (Q2, IF: 4.7) DOI: 10.1007/s10098-020-01809-y. 

[32] S. Mishra, and A. Maiti*, Applicability of enzymes produced from different biotic species for biodegradation of textile dyes: a review, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 21(4) (2019) 763-781. (Q2, IF: 4.7), a Highly cited paper highlighted by the Journal. 

[31] N. Jain, A. Maiti*, Arsenic adsorbent derived from the ferromanganese slag, Environ. Sci. Pollu. Res. 28 (2021) 3230–3242. (Q1, IF: 5.19) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-10745-9  

[30] S. Mishra, and A. Maiti*, Study of simultaneous bioremediation of mixed reactive dyes and Cr(VI) containing wastewater through designed experiments, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 191 (2019) 766. (Q2, IF: 3.307) (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7976-0)

[29] S. Mishra, and A. Maiti*, Process optimization for effective bio-decolourization of reactive orange 16 using chemometric methods, J. Environmental Science & Heath Part A:, 64(3) (2019) 179-192. (Q2, IF: 2.582). https://doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2018.1541383

[28] S. Mishra, and A. Maiti*, Process Optimization for Effective Bio‐Decolourization of Methyl Orange by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 23N1 using Chemometric Methodology, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering97(S1) (2019) 1340-1351. (Q2, IF: 2.500). DOI:10.1002/cjce.23410, 97(S1)

[27] S. Mishra, and A. Maiti*, Optimization of process parameters to enhance the bio-decolourization of Reactive Red 21 by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 23N1, Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 16 (2019) 6685-6698. (Q2, IF: 3.519)  https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-018-2023-1 

[26] S. Mishra and A. Maiti*, Effectual bio-decolourization of anthraquinone dye reactive blue-19 containing wastewater by Bacilluscohnii LAP217: process optimization, Bioremediation Journal 24(1) (2020) 1-20, (Q2, IF: 2.141) DOI: 10.1080/10889868.2019.1671793 

[25] M. Chaudhary, and A. Maiti*, Defluoridation by highly efficient calcium hydroxide nanorods from synthetic and industrial wastewater, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 561 (2018), 79-88. (Q1, IF: 5.518)  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.10.052

[24] S. Mishra, and A, Maiti*, The efficacy of bacterial species to decolourise reactive azo, anthroquinone and triphenylmethane dyes from wastewater: a review, Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 25(9) (2018) 8286-8314. (IF: 5.190). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-1273-2

[23] 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. (Q1, IF: 5.190)

[22] M. Chaudhary, P. Bhattacharya, and A. Maiti*, Synthesis of Iron Oxyhydroxide Nanoparticles and Its Application for Fluoride Removal from water, J. Environ. Chem. Engg. 4(4) (2016) 4897-4903. (Q1, IF:7.968)

[21] J. Fatema, S. Bhattacharjee, D. Pernitsky, and 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. (Q1, IF: 4.854)

[20] 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. (Q1, IF: 4.854)

[19] 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. (Q1, IF: 14.224)

[18] 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. (Q1, IF: 4.654)

[17] 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. (Q1, IF: 9.136)

[16] 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. (Q1, Impact factor: 16.744)

[15] 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. (IF: N/A)

[14] 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. (Q1, IF: 11.211)

[13] 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. (Q1, IF: 4.326)

[12] 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. (Q2, IF: 2.824)

[11] 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. (Q2, IF: 2.582)

[10] 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.

[9] 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.

[8] 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. (Q1, IF: 14.224)

[7] 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. (Q1, IF: 4.326)

[6] 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. (Q1, IF: 14.224)

[5] A. Maiti, S. DasGupta, J. K. Basu, S. De*,  Adsorption of arsenite using natural laterite as adsorbent, Separation Purification. Technology 55 (2007) 350-359. (Q1. IF: 9.136)

Conferences/seminars/Workshop

 

  1. Mayank Rai* and Abhijit Maiti, Water Flux Recovery and Membrane Cleaning of Paper & Pulp Wastewater Treatment by the Action of Thermal Responsive Polymer by Forward Osmosis Process, 2nd International Conference on Water Technologies (ICWT - 2022), organized by Water Innovation Centre: Technology, Research & Education In association with Asian Universities Alliance at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 1-2 December 2022.
  2. S. Rawat* and A. Maiti, “A pilot scale study for hybrid ultrafiltration process for removal of arsenic using a low-cost adsorbent” International Conference on Chemical Engineering: Enabling Transition towards Sustainable Future, 8-10 September 2022, I.I.T. Roorkee. (Oral presentation)
  3. S. Singh*, C. Sharma and A. Maiti, Modeling and experimental validation of forward osmosis process through MATLAB simulation of water flux” International Conference on Chemical Engineering: Enabling Transition towards Sustainable Future, 8-10 September 2022, I.I.T. Roorkee. (Poster presentation)
  4. A. Maiti*, An innovative oxidative adsorbent capable to oxidize in visible light and adsorb heavy metal ions, an invited talk in a webinar organized by SATU Joint Research Scheme (JRS), Friday, 08th July 2022.
  5. N. Jain and A. Maiti*, Arsenite removal through an adsorbent developed from industrial waste, 8th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As2021), Wageningen, the Netherlands, oral online presentation, 7-10 June 2021.
  6. N. Jain and A. Maiti*, Study of an Environmental Catalyst for Arsenic Pollutant from an Industrial Waste, 2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Catalysis, online conference (oral presentation), 26th to 27th October 2020 Online, California. Organized by https://phronesisonline.com/ichem/
  7. M. Chaudhary and A. Maiti*, Adsorption kinetic modeling of fluoride by nanoparticles and its polymeric nanocomposite, 2nd International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Catalysis, online conference (oral presentation), 26th to 27th October 2020 Online, California. Organized by https://phronesisonline.com/ichem/
  8. S. Singh*, C. Sharma and A Maiti, Performance of FO system for water recovery from paper industry secondary effluent using a fertilizer as draw solution" has been participated and delivered a poster presentation at the International Conference on Water: From Pollution to Purification (ICW 2020) December 12-14, (online), Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  9. N. Jain* and A. Maiti Poster Presentation at "International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering-2020 (AdChE-2020)" with the title "Arsenic Remediation through mixed metal oxides" held on February 5-7, 2020 in the Department of Chemical Engineering, UPES, Dehradun.

  10. S. Rawat* and A. Maiti, "Arsenic removal using laterite derived mixed metal-chitosan composite blended cellulose acetate membrane“. at 12th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, ICOM 2020. 7-11 December, (Online: Oral presentation).
  11. N. Jain and A. Maiti*, Laterite and ferromanganese slag-based low-cost technology for arsenic and fluoride removal from contaminated groundwater, International Conference on Water: From Pollution to Purification (ICW-2020), December 12-14,2020 (online oral presentation), Invited talk
  12. Mohit Chaudhary, Nishant Jain* and Abhijit Maiti (2016) Synthesis of Calcium Hydroxide Nanorods and Their Application for Fluoride Removal from Water, International Conference on Water: From pollution to purification (ICW-2016), 12-15 December, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  13. Mohit Chaudhary*, Shweta Rawat, Abhijit Maiti, Adsorptive removal of fluoride using Fe-Al-Mn@chitosan loaded mixed matrix membrane, the 6th IWA-regional membrane technology conference, 10-12 Dec 2018 organized by Indian Membrane Society & The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
  14. Abhijit Maiti*, (invited talk) Future Scope of Forward Osmosis in Wastewater Treatment, Seawater Desalination, Recovery of Nutrients/Energy from Wastewaters, and Concentrating Fruit Juices, International Conference on Water: From Pollution to Purification (ICW 2018), Dec. 07-10, 2018, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  15. Vinod Kumar Jaiswar* and Abhijit Maiti, Multi-Effect Distillation Plant Design of Capacity 50 KL per day Distillate from Seawater, XII World Aqua Congress – International Conference 2018 Theme: Enhancing Water Use Efficiency, November 22-23, 2018, Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
  16. Mohit Chaudhary, Nishant Jain, Shweta Rawat and Abhijit Maiti,* Hydrous Fe-Al-Mn Mixed-Oxide Loaded Chitosan Composite from Laterite to Remove Fluoride from Water, The 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM 2018), June 10 - 13, 2018, Gangwon Province, Korea.
  17. Saurabh Mishra and Abhijit Maiti,* Bio-Decolourization of Mixed Reactive Azo Dyes and Reduction of Chromate from Wastewater by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa 23N1, The 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM 2018), June 10 - 13, 2018, Gangwon Province, Korea.
  18. Saurabh Mishra* and Abhijit Maiti, Bio-decolourization of reactive blue-19 dye: process optimization using chemometric method. 71th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. CHEMCON–2018 "Seamless Chemical Engineering in Service of Humanity: Innovations, Opportunities & Challenges" at NIT Jalandhar on 27 – 30 December, 2018.
  19. Shweta Rawat*, Mohit Chaudhary, Abhijit Maiti, Combined adsorption-ultrafiltration process for removal of arsenate and arsenite from water, the 6th IWA-regional membrane technology conference, 10-12 Dec 2018 organized by Indian Membrane Society & The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
  20. Mohit Chaudhary*, Shweta Rawat, Abhijit Maiti, Adsorptive removal of fluoride using Fe-Al-Mn@chitosan loaded mixed matrix membrane, the 6th IWA-regional membrane technology conference, 10-12 Dec 2018 organized by Indian Membrane Society & The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
  21. Saurabh Mishra* and Abhijit Maiti, Optimization of Reactive red 21 and Reactive Orange 16 Dye Decolourization by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 23N1 using Chemometric Method, BIOSANGAM-2018, Innovations and Translational Dimensions: Food, Health and Environmental Biotechnology, 9-10 March, 2018, NIT, Allahabad.
  22. Vinod Kumar Jaiswar,* Kunal Chakraborty & Abhijit Maiti, odelling and Analysis of Multi-Effect Distillation Using Condensate to Preheat the Feed, ACS on Campus Workshop, 7th February, 2018 IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India.
  23. Nishant Jain* and Abhijit Maiti, Arsenic Scavenging Material Prepared from the Industrial By-product, ACS on Campus Workshop, 7th February, 2018, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India.
  24. Mohit Chaudhary* and Abhijit Maiti, Cost Effective Methods to Scavenge Fluoride from Water, ACS on Campus Workshop, 7th February, 2018 IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India.
  25. Saurabh Mishra* and Abhijit Maiti, Optimized Bacteriological Decolourization of reactive Dyes from Wastewater, ACS on Campus Workshop, 7th February, 2018, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India.
  26. Mohit Chaudhury, Nishant Jain* and Abhijit Maiti, Synthesis of Calcium Hydroxide Nanorods and Their Application for Fluoride Removal from Water, International conference on Water: From pollution to purification (ICW-2016), 12-15 December, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  27. Kunal Chakraborty*, Shruti Wasnik, and Abhijit Maiti (2016) Steady-State Modelling and Analysis of Multi-Effect Distillation Operated Desalination Plant, International conference on Water: From pollution to purification (ICW-2016), 12-15 December, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  28. Abhijit Maiti,* and Nishant Jain, Development of Low-cost Filter to Remove Arsenic and others Contaminants using Natural Materials. X World Aqua Congress – International Conference 2016 Theme: Water- Smart Solutions for Growing India , November 24-25, 2016, Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
  29. 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..
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33.  Abhijit Maiti* (Invited talk), Organic matter in pulp & paper mill wastewater and produced water of oil extraction: Challenges and opportunities, 12th Feb, 2015, Central Pulp & paper Research Institute, Saharanpur, UP.
  34. Abhijit 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, March, 2012.
  35. Abhijit 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, March, 2012.
  36. Abhijit 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, Edmonton, Canada, August, 28-30, 2012.
  37. Abhijit 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, October, Canada, 2011.
  38. Abhijit 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, December, 2010.
  39. Abhijit Maiti*, Jayanta Kumar Basu and Sirshendu 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, February, 2010.
  40. Abhijit Maiti*, Barun Kumar Thakur, Jayanta Kumar Basu and Sirshendu De, Arsenic removal on treated laterite from contaminated groundwater, International Congress on “Arsenic in geosphere and human Diseases”  Taiwan AS2010,  Taiwan, 2010.
  41. Abhijit Maiti*, Jayanta Kumar Basu and Sirshendu 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, page-1, July, 2009.
  42. Abhijit Maiti*, Jayanta Kumar Basu and Sirshendu 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, December, 2009.
  43. Abhijit Maiti*, Jayanta Kumar Basu and Sirshendu 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, September 2009.
  44. Abhijit Maiti*, Jayanta Kumar Basu and Sirshendu 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, September 2009.
  45. Ghanasyam. Malviya, Abhijit Maiti*, Sunando DasGupta, Jyanata Kumar Basu and Sirshendu De, Arsenic removal from real contaminated water using laterite, Young Reserachers’ Conference, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India, 2009.
  46. Abhijit Maiti*, Jayanta Kumar Basu and Sirshendu De,Characteristics and arsenic removal capacity of acid activated laterite soil, A regional Conference on Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, page-37. 2008.
  47. Abhijit Maiti*, Vaibhav Agarwal, Jyanta Kumar Basu, Biswajit Sarkar, Sunando DasGupta and Sirshendu De, Removal of arsenate from aqueous system by iron oxide impregnated activated carbon prepared from tamarind shell, CHEMCON, Kolkata, WestBengal, India, 2007.

* presenting author

Books

Book:

[1] 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.

Book Chapter:

[2] Abhijit Maiti, Saurabh Mishra, Mohit Chaudhhary, Nanoscale Materials for Arsenic Removal  From Water, Nanoscale Materilas in water Purification,  Micro & Nano Technology, 2019, 707-733.

[3] Saurabh Mishra and Abhijit Maiti, Biological Methodologies for Treatment of Textile Wastewater. In: Singh R., Shukla P., Singh P. (eds) Environmental Processes and Management. Water Science and Technology Library, vol 91. Springer, Cham, 2020, 77-107.

[4] Abhijit Maiti, Atharva A Mule, Anil Kumar, Amit Bhatnagar, and Prasenjit Mondal, Book: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Chapter: Polymers in Wastewater Treatment, Volume-1, Elsevier, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128203521001486

[5] Abhijit Maiti & Aaditya Pandey, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Chapter: Polymer and Waste Plastic in Membranes, Volume-1, Elsevier, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128203521001577

[6] Madhuparna Ray, Abhishek Verma, Abhijit Maiti, Y. S. Negi, Nano-Engineered Polymer Matrix-Based Composites, in book Verma, R.K., Kesarwani, S., Xu, J., & Davim, J.P. (Eds.). (2023). Polymer Nanocomposites: Fabrication to Applications (1st ed.). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003343912

[7] Verma, A., Mishra, N.C., Maiti, A. (2022). Green Composite Membranes in Air Purification. In: Baskar, C., Ramakrishna, S., Daniela La Rosa, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Green Materials. Springer, Singapore.

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4921-9_259-1

 

 

Honors And Awards
Honors
IIT Bombay
2010
Best Poster Award in the International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT-2010)
Aqua Foundation
2018
Aqua Foundation Excellence Award in the Category Academic Excellence Individual
Government of India
1995
National Scholarship
Institute of Self Riliance
2019
Bharat Vikas Award
5th International Conference on Environment-2015, Aug, 18-19, Penang, Malaysia
2017
Session Chair
CHEMCON-2015, Dec, 27-30, IIT Guwahati, India
2015
Session Chair
MemberShips
Indian Institute of Chemical Engineer
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Life Member
American Chemical Society
31 Aug 2020 - Present
Regular Annual Member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Heat Transfer ( PP-214 )
Spring
Process Utilities & Cogeneration ( IPP-01 )
Autumn
Energy Technology ( PE-253 )
Autumn
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamic ( PEN -252 )
Spring
Materials and Energy Balance ( PP-102 )
Spring
Polymer Engineering Thermodynamics ( PEN-201 )
Autumn
Process Optimization ( PEN-416&03 )
Spring
Polymeric Membrane Technology ( PEN-405 )
Spring
Separation Processes ( PPN-916 )
Spring
Numerical methods ( PEN-416 )
Spring
Polymer Colloids ( PEN-412 )
Autumn
Pollution Control Engineering ( PEM-352 )
Autumn
Solid & Hazardous Waste Managment ( CHN-512 )
Spring
Students
SuperVisions
Removal of Fluoride through Adsorption and Mixed Matrix Membrane
01 Jan 2014 - 07 Dec 2019
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Dr. Mohit Chaudhary
Bioremediation of Mixed Dyes and Heavy Metals from Contaminated Wastewater
01 Jan 2015 - 18 Aug 2018
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Dr. Saurabh Mishra
OXIDATION AND ADSORPTION OF ARSENIC FROM CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER
01 Jan 2016 - 30 Aug 2022
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Dr. Nishant Jain
Development of Hybrid Water Treatment System
01 Jan 2017 - 15 May 2023
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Dr. Shweta Rawat
Application of Forward osmosis
01 Jan 2017 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. Chhaya Sharma, Scholar: Mr. Satish Singh
Application of membrane in food processing
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. Kirtiraj K. Gaikwad, Scholar: Aaditya Pandey
Development of biochar from waste and its application
01 Jan 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Prasant K. Singh
Development of domestic air purification device using membrane technology
01 Jan 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Abhishek Verma
Miscellaneous
Events
Future Scope of Forward Osmosis in Wastewater Treatment, Seawater Desalination, Recovery of Nutrients/Energy from Wastewater, and Concentrating Fruit Juices, International Conference on Water: From Pollution to Purification
01 Jan 2018 - Present
International Conference on Water: From pollution to Purification (ICW-2020)
12 Dec 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
PDA fund
Organic matter in pulp & paper mill wastewater and produced water of oil extraction: Challenges and opportunities
01 Jan 2015 - Present
Worl Environment Day with Title of talk "Solution to Plastic Wastes""
05 Jun 2023 - 05 Jun 2023
Organized by The Institution of Engineers (India) Meerut Local Centre
Visits
IIT Kharagpur
2016-01-01
Joint research project
Organizer BEEM 2018 and Korea University
2018-01-01
To present paper in an International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM 2018), June 10 - 13, 2018, Gangwon Province, Korea and to meet faculty from Korea Unvirsity
School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
2018-01-01
To present invited lecture in a international conference on Water: from pollution to purification, Dec, 7-10, 2018, School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala and discussion on future scope research collaboration
IIT Guwahati
2020-08-31
To attend the Conference CHEMCON-2015 and discussion on joint research projects
University of Science, Penang, Malaysia,
2020-08-31
To present conference paper in 5th International conference on Environment 2015, and discuss on research collaboration with faculty members University of Science, Malaysia
Administrative Positions
Additional OC
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2016
IIT Roorkee,Saharanpur Campus
Convener DFSC
15 Jan 2021 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Faculty incharge Placement & Trainning of the Department
15 Jan 2021 - Present
IIT Roorkee
OC Electrical SRE Campus
01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2020
IIT Roorkee
OC Water Works SRE Campus
01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2020
IIT Rorrkee