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Bhaskar Jyoti Deka
Assistant Professor
bhaskar.deka[at]hy.iitr.ac.in
+91-1332-285546
https://www.membranelab.in/
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Research
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Honors
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Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

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Research Interests
Emerging Desalination Technologies, Management of brine, Resource recovery, Polymeric/nanocomposite membrane fabrication, Membrane biofouling, Water/wastewater treatment, Membrane-based air purification.
BioSketch
Educational Details
City University of Hong Kong
2019
Ph.D. (2 years 9 months), Environmental Engineering (Desalination, Membrane distillation)
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
2008
Master of Technology, Water Resources: Utilization & Environmental Management
Assam Engineering College, Gauhati University, India
2006
Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering
Professional Background
Assistant Professor
10 Sep 2020 - Present
​Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India - 247667
Joint Faculty
11 Jul 2023 - Present
Centre for Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Postdoctoral Fellow
02 Sep 2019 - 02 Sep 2020
Membrane and Water Technology Laboratory, City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Tat Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Senior Research Associate (P/T)
07 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Membrane and Water Technology Laboratory, CityU, Tat Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Visiting Research Fellow
03 Nov 2016 - 10 Apr 2017
Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Assistant Manager, Design Engineer (water), Engineer (Hydraulics)
27 Jun 2008 - 04 Aug 2016
Reliance, AECOM, Mott MacDonald etc.
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Development of omniphobic nanofibrous membrane for hybrid adsorbent-membrane distillation technology to achieve nearly ZLD. 26 Oct 2022 Desalination, resource recovery, membrane development Role: as sole PI, Title: "Development of omniphobic nanofibrous membrane for hybrid adsorbent-membrane distillation technology to achieve nearly zero liquid discharge and resources recovery from seawater brine waste". Rs. 29.18 Lakhs Start-up Research Grant (SRG), Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST
Advanced nanocomposite polymeric membranes for conversion of wastewater into potable water and revitalization of air in space 07 Oct 2022 Wastewater treatment, separation of gases, membrane technology Role: PI 25.4096 Lacs Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India
Investigation of nanobubble flotation to remove micro/nano plastic from Sewage Treatment Works (STWs) in Hong Kong 06 Jan 2022 Wastewater, Micro/nano plastic waste Role: Co-PI 47.1 Lacs Environment and Conservation Fund, Govt of Hong Kong Prof. Alicia K.J. An, CityU Hong Kong (Main PI)
Development of advanced nanocomposite proton exchange membrane based fuel cells suitable for automobile applications 15 Sep 2022 Fuel cell, PEM Role: as Co- PI Rs. 73.85 Lakhs Schaeffler India Amit Bhosale (role: as PI)
Capacity development programme on-site suitability mapping for managed aquifer recharge (MAR) 05 Oct 2021 Ground water, Aquifer recharge, Capacity development Role: Co-PI (https://doi.org/10.30852/p.20538) 24.3 Lacs APN Capacity Development Programme (CAPaBLE) programme Prof. Basant Yadav, IIT Roorkee (Main PI)
Development of superhydrophobic and superomniphobic membranes for energy-efficient membrane distillation. 30 Dec 2020 Desalination, Membrane Distillation, Membrane Science Role: PI 20 Lacs SRIC, IIT Roorkee, India




Publications
Reinforced PS-PVDF-WO3 superhydrophobic antiwetting membrane for membrane distillation
2024
Vaghela, G., Pushkar, A., An, A. K., Deka, B. J.* | Elsevier
Journal: Desalination Pages: 117265 , Volumes: 575 ,
Engineering ZIF-67 loaded nanofibrous membrane with thermal stabilization treatment for efficient photocatalytic CO2 reduction
2024
Lin, P., Qu, X., Deka, B. J., Hu, C., Zhao, L., Wu, D., Yi, C., Boey, M. W., Farid, M. U., An, A. K.*, Guo, J.* | Elsevier
Journal: Chemical Engineering Journal Pages: 151268 , Volumes: 489 ,
Evaluating and predicting surfactant-induced hydrophilization of pore channels in membrane distillation
2024
Wong, P. W., Jia, M., Boey, M. W., Lee, P. H., Mang, S., Deka, B. J., Guo, J., Farid, M. U., Shao, S., Xing, Y. | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Membrane Science Pages: 122242 , Volumes: 691 ,
Fabrication of biodegradable PLA-PHBV medical textiles via electrospinning for healthcare apparel and personal protective equipment
2024
Lo, J. S. C., Chen, X., Chen, S., Miao, Y., Daoud, W. A., Tso, C. Y., Firdous, I., Deka, B. J., Lin, C. S. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy Pages: 101536 , Volumes: 39 ,
Technological Advancements in Water Heating Approaches for Membrane Distillation Desalination Process: From Bulk to Localized Heating
2024
Farid, M.U, Kharraz, J. A., Sharma, S., Khan, R. J., Khanzada, N. K., Deka, B. J., Nallapaneni, M. K., Chopra, S. S., Leu, S., Hasan, S. W., Hilal, N., and An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Desalination Pages: 117235 , Volumes: 574 ,
Electrical impedance spectroscopy for non-destructive detection of wetting, fouling and scaling in membrane distillation
2023
Deka, B. J.*, Vaghela, G., Guo, J., & An, A. K.* | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Water Process Engineering Pages: 103608 , Volumes: 53 ,
Recovery of rubidium from brine sources utilizing diverse separation technologies
2023
Sharma, S. K., Truong, D. Q., Guo, J., An, A. K., Naidu, G.* & Deka, B. J.* | Elsevier
Journal: Desalination Pages: 116578 , Volumes: 556 ,
Rational Design of PDA/P-PVDF@PP Janus Membrane with Asymmetric Wettability for Switchable Emulsion Separation
2023
Peng, J., Deka, B. J., Wu, S., Luo, Z., Kharraz, J., Jia, W. | MDPI
Journal: Membranes Pages: 14 , Volumes: 13(1) ,
A web-enabled tool for site suitability mapping for Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) using Google Earth Engine (GEE) and Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)
2023
Patidar, N., Yadav, B., Kumar, S., Raj, A., Krishan, G., Singh, S., Deka, B. J., Jeong, S., Pandey, A., Matsuno, Y., Singh, R. D. | Springer
Journal: Water Resources Management
Advancements in Nano-enabled Membrane Distillation for a Sustainable Water-Energy-Environment Nexus
2023
Farid, M. U.*, Kharraz, J. A., Sun, J., Boey, M. W., Riaz, M. A., Wong, P. W., Jia, M., Zhang, X., Deka, B. J., Khanzada, N. K., Guo, J., An, A. K.* | Wiley
Journal: Advanced Materials Pages: 2307950 ,
Elucidating the role of graphene oxide layers in enhancing N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) rejection and antibiofouling property of RO membrane simultaneously
2022
Khanzada, N.K., Deka, B. J., Kharraz, J., Wong, P. W., Jassby, D., Rehman, S., Leu, S. Y., Kumar, M. & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Membrane Science Pages: 120043 , Volumes: 643 ,
Non-invasive Real-time Monitoring of Wetting Progression in Membrane Distillation Using Impedance Spectroscopy
2022
Wong, P. W., Yim, V. M. W., Guo, J., Chan, B. S., Deka, B. J.*, An, A. K.* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Environmental Science and Technology Pages: 535-545 , Volumes: 56 ,
Investigation of fouling mechanism in membrane distillation using in-situ optical coherence tomography with green regeneration of fouled membrane
2022
Guo, J., Wong, P. W., Deka, B. J.,Zhang, B., Jeong, S., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Membrane Science Pages: 119894 , Volumes: 641 ,
EI/IOT of PFCs: Environmental Impacts/ Interactions, Occurrences, and Toxicities of Perfluorochemicals
2022
Nganda, A., Kumar, M., Uday, V., Srivastava, P., Deka, B. J., Zitouni, F., Mahlknecht, J. | Elsevier
Journal: Environmental Research Pages: 114707 , Volumes: 218 ,
Optimization of Polylactic acid-based Medical Textiles via Electrospinning for Healthcare Apparel and Personal Protective Equipment
2022
Lo, J. S. C., Daoud, W., Tso, C. Y., Lee, H. H., Firdous, I., Deka, B. J., Lin, C. S. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy Pages: 100891 , Volumes: 30 ,
Fabrication of robust green superhydrophobic hybrid nanofiber-nanosphere membrane for membrane distillation
2021
Guo, J., Deka, B. J., Wong, P. W., Sun, J., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Desalination Pages: 115314 , Volumes: 520 ,
PAA@ZIF-8 incorporated nanofibrous membrane for high-efficiency PM2.5 capture
2021
Guo, J., Hanif, A., Shang, J., Deka, B. J., Ning, Z., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Chemical Engineering Journal Pages: 126584 , Volumes: 405 ,
Robust dual-layered omniphobic electrospun membrane with anti-wetting and anti-scaling functionalised for membrane distillation application
2021
Deka, B. J., Guo, J., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Membrane Science Pages: 119089 , Volumes: 624 ,
A Conductive Hydrophobic Polyaniline Sandwiched Polyvinylidene Fluoride Membrane for Early Detection of Surfactant-Induced Wetting in Membrane Distillation Using Impedance
2021
Deka, B. J., Guo, J., Wong, P. W., Khanzada, N.K., Kharraz, J., Tsang, C. W., & An, A. K. | American Chemical Society
Journal: Applied Polymer Materials Pages: 679–690 , Volumes: 3 ,
Control of membrane fouling by dissolved algal organic matter using pre-oxidation with coagulation as seawater pretreatment
2020
Deka, B. J., Guo, J., Jeong, S., Kumar, M., & An, A. K. | Royal Society of Chemistry
Journal: Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Pages: 935–944 , Volumes: 6 ,
Macro-corrugated and nano-patterned hierarchically structured superomniphobic membrane for treatment of low surface tension oily wastewater by membrane distillation
2020
harraz, J., Farid, M. U., Khanzada, N.K., Deka, B. J., Arafat, H. A., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Water Research Pages: 115600 , Volumes: 174 ,
Superhydrophobic Membrane by Hierarchically Structured PDMS-POSS Electrospray Coating with Cauliflower-Shaped Beads for Enhanced MD Performance
2020
Jia, W., Kharraz, J., Choi, P. J., Guo, J., Deka, B. J., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Membrane Science Pages: 117638 , Volumes: 597 ,
Molecular engineering low-surface energy membranes by grafting perfluoro-tert-butoxy chains containing fluorous silica aerogels
2020
Yim, V. M. W., Lo, S. W., Deka, B. J.#, Guo, J., Kharraz, J., Wong, P. W., Horváth, I. T., & An, A. K. | Royal Society of Chemistry
Journal: Green Chemistry Pages: 3283–3295 , Volumes: 22 ,
Elucidating the fouling mechanism in pharmaceutical wastewater treatment by membrane distillation
2020
Guo, J., Fortunato, L., Deka, B. J., Jeong, S., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Desalination Pages: 114148 , Volumes: 475 ,
Omniphobic re-entrant PVDF membrane with ZnO nanoparticles composite for desalination of low surface tension oily seawater
2019
Deka, B. J., Guo, J., Khanzada, N.K., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Water Research Pages: 114982 , Volumes: 165 ,
Electrospun nanofiber membranes incorporating PDMS- aerogel superhydrophobic coating with enhanced flux and improved anti-wettability in membrane distillation
2019
Deka, B. J., Lee, E., Guo, J., Kharraz, J., & An, A. K. | American Chemical Society
Journal: Environmental Science and Technology Pages: 4948–4958 , Volumes: 53(9) ,
Regeneration of Superhydrophobic TiO2 Electrospun Membranes in Seawater Desalination by Water Flushing in Membrane Distillation
2019
Guo, J., Deka, B. J., Kim, K.J. & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Desalination Pages: 114054 , Volumes: 468 ,
Self-Cleaning BiOBr/Ag Photocatalytic Membrane for Membrane Regeneration under Visible Light in Membrane Distillation
2019
Guo, J., Yan, D. Y. S., Lam, F. L.-Y., Deka, B. J., Lyu, X., Hau Ng, Y., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Chemical Engineering Journal Pages: 122137 , Volumes: 378 ,
Mitigation of algal organic matter released from Chaetoceros affinis and Hymenomonas by in situ generated ferrate
2018
Deka, B. J., Jeong, S., AlizadehTabatabai, S. A., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Chemosphere Pages: 718–727 , Volumes: 206 ,
Reinforced superhydrophobic membrane coated with aerogel-assisted polymeric microspheres for membrane distillation
2018
Lee, E. J., Deka, B. J., & An, A. K. | Elsevier
Journal: Journal of Membrane Science Pages: 570–578 , Volumes: 573 ,
Engineering the Re-Entrant Hierarchy and Surface Energy of PDMS-PVDF Membrane for Membrane Distillation Using a Facile and Benign Microsphere Coating
2018
Lee, E. J., Deka, B. J., Guo, J., Woo, Y. C., Shon, H. K., & An, A. K. | American Chemical Society
Journal: Environmental Science and Technology Pages: 10117–10126 , Volumes: 51(17) ,
Anaerobic-Anoxic-Aerobic Three Stage Attached Growth System for Removal of Ammonia–Nitrogen and High Concentration of Phenol
2008
Deka, B. J.1, Sahariah, B. P., & Chakraborty, S. | G.SEED
Journal: Journal of Environmental Research And Development Pages: 442–448 , Volumes: 3(2) ,
Patents

Granted Patents

Name of the inventor: Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Gaurav Vaghela, Akshit Pushkar and Himanshu Joshi

Application number: 202211008576 (IN) 

Patent no. 456366

Sl. No. 011172024

 

Name of the inventor: Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Gaurav Vaghela, Akshit Pushkar and Himanshu Joshi

Application number: 202211008575 (IN)

Patent no. 477779

Sl. No. 011182481

 

Patents published.

Name of the inventor: Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Gaurav Vaghela, and Mohd. Sahil

Application number: 202311007173 (IN)

 

Name of the inventor: Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Gaurav Vaghela, and Mohd. Sahil

Application number: 202211068384 (IN)

 

Patents (provisional) filed

Name of the inventor: Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Gaurav Vaghela, Shubham Ketan Sharma and Priya Sonkar

Application number: 202311057602(IN)

 

Name of the inventor: Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Gaurav Vaghela, Shubham Ketan Sharma and Priya Sonkar

Application number: 202311057597(IN) 

 

Name of the inventor: Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Nagendra Kumar Jilagam, Gaurav Vaghela

Application number: 202311067500(IN)

 

Name of the inventor: Bhaskar Jyoti Deka, Nagendra Kumar Jilagam, Gaurav Vaghela

Application number: 202311067499(IN)

Books

Corresponding author*

Bhatia, A., Rajpal, A., Deka, B. J., Kazmi, A. A., & Tyagi, V. K. (2022). Valorization of Biowaste to Biowealth Using Cellulase Enzyme During Prehydrolysis Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation Process. In Enzymes in the Valorization of Waste (pp. 25-37). CRC Press. DOI: 10.1201/9781003187721-2

Bohra, V., Ahamad, K. U., Kela, A., Vaghela, G., Sharma, A., Deka, B. J.* (2021). Energy and resources recovery from wastewater treatment systems. In Vinay Kumar Tyagi, Manish Kumar, Alicia K.J. An & Zeynep Cetecioglu (Eds.), Clean Energy & Resource Recovery: Wastewater Treatment Plants are Biorefineries. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-90178-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90178-9.00007-X.

Deka, B. J., Bohra, V., Alam, W., Sanasam, S., Guo, J., Borana, L., & An, A. K. (2020). Environment impact assessment of COVID-19. In Manish Kumar Goyal & Anil Kumar Gupta (Eds.),  Integrated Risk of Pandemic: Covid-19 Impacts, Resilience and Recommendations, Disaster Resilience and Green Growth (pp. 169-195). Singapore: Springer Nature. ISBN: 978-981-15-7678-2. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7679-9_8 

Borana, L., Deka, B. J., Guo, J., & An, A. K. (2020). Environment Modeling for Sustainable Development. In Rao Y. Surampalli, Tian C. Zhang, Manish Kumar Goyal, Satinder K. Brar & R. D. Tyagi (Eds.), Sustainability: Fundamentals and Applications (pp. 229-254). US: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-119-43396-5. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119434016.ch11

Guo, J., Deka, B. J., & An, A. K. (2019). Electrospun Nanofiber Membranes for Membrane Distillation. In Kang-Jia Lu & Tai-Shung Chung (Eds.), Membrane distillation: membranes, hybrid systems and pilot studies (pp. 107-140). CRC Press, US: Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 9780429287879. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429287879 

 

Honors And Awards
Honors
Ministry of Education's Innovation Cell, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India
2024
YUKTI Innovation Challenge 2023 (Yukti 2.0)
IIT Roorkee
2023
Recipient of Technology Readiness Level Booster
City University of Hong Kong (48 in QS World Rankings)
2018
Outstanding Academic Performance Award
City University of Hong Kong
2018
Research Tuition Scholarship (RTS)
Government of Hong Kong
2016
UGC Research funding
MHRD, Government of India
2006
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) qualified
MemberShips
Indian Desalination Association
25 Feb 2023 - Present
Life Member
Indian Membrane Society
12 Oct 2022 - Present
Life Member
Life member
05 Mar 2021 - Present
Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS)
Co-opted member, Board of Studies in B.E. Civil Engineering Department
08 Sep 2021 - 11 Aug 2024
Gogte Institute of Technology, Belagavi - 590008, Karnataka, India
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Environmental Nanotechnology ( NTN-606 )
Spring
Desalination and Membrane Technologies ( IHY-302 )
Autumn
Desalination and Cleaner water production with membrane technologies ( HYN-577 )
Autumn
Tinkering Projects ( TMI -101 )
Autumn
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation ( HYN-576 )
Autumn
Surface Water Quality Modeling ( HYN-545 )
Spring
Engineering Hydrology ( HYN-102 )
Spring
Assessment & management of environmental issues in reservoirs ( DSR-512 )
Spring
Students
Associate Scholars
Longjam Riccirani Chanu
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), Arunachal Pradesh
PhD research scholar
Miscellaneous
Events
Workshop on "SuWaRec: Securing sustainable treatment for drinking water production and water recycling with focus on anionic contaminants"
20 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC)
Membrane Technologies for Desalination, Energy and Water Sustainability (MemDEW)
18 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023
Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
International course (eITEC) on "Emerging technologies for water/wastewater treatment"
28 Nov 2022 - 30 Nov 2022
Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
Visits
City University of Hong Kong
2016-09-07
Research
Water Desalination and Reuse Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
2016-11-02
Research
Global Desalination Research Center, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
2017-11-21
Attendee for IDW workshop, Busan
International Conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society, Brisbane, Australia
2018-07-03
Oral Presentation
IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, Berlin, Germany
2019-06-19
Oral Presentation
Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
2022-07-20
To conduct bi-lateral workshop on "SuWaRec: Securing sustainable treatment for drinking water production and water recycling with focus on anionic contaminants" supported by Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
2022-12-13
To present at 13th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE-13)
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Bangkok, Thailand
2022-12-17
Guest lecture
Department of Urban Engineering, University of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
2023-07-13
Invited for discussion and research collaboration
Administrative Positions
Joint Faculty
11 Jul 2023 - Present
Centre for Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India – 247667
Multiple post
  1. Guest Editor for the Special Issue on "Sustainable Desalination and Wastewater Treatment: A Way Forward for Water, Energy, and Environment Security Nexus", Sustainability (Impact factor: 3.251, ISSN 2071-1050), MDPI journal. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Desalination_waste
  2. Guest Editor for the Special Issue on "Sustainable Technologies for Wastewater Treatment & Soil Remediation", Sustainability (Impact factor: 3.251, ISSN 2071-1050; CODEN: SUSTDE), MDPI journal. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Sustainable_Remediation
  3. Member - Faculty Search Committee, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee.
  4. Member - Departmental Research Committee, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee.
  5. Member - Departmental Academic Programme Committee, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee.
  6. Member - Departmental Faculty Committee, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee.
  7. Member - Admission Eligibility Committee, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee.
  8. Member - OC Library, Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee.
  9. Member - eBook purchase Sub-committee, Institute Library, IIT Roorkee.
  10. Member - LAC, IIT Roorkee.
  11. Department Level Coordinator - Tinkering and Mentoring (TMI -101) course
Conference presentations
  1. Deka, B. J.; Guo, J.; Khanzada, N. K.; An, A. K.; Double-layered omniphobic electrospun membrane enhanced with anti-wetting and anti-scaling properties for membrane distillation. The 13th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM), 09 - 14 July 2023, Chiba, Japan, Oral Presentation.
  2. Deka, B. J.Guo, J.; An, A. K.; A non-destructive optical coherence tomography study on the removal of dissolved organic matter from water by in situ ferrate pretreatment. The 13th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE-13), 13 - 15 December 2022, Asian Institute of Technology Conference Center (AITCC), Oral Presentation.
  3. Vaghela, G.; Sahil. M.; Deka, B. J.*; Roughness enhanced electrospray hydrophobic membrane for separation of dye from textile wastewater via membrane distillation. The 13th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE-13), 13 - 15 December 2022, Asian Institute of Technology Conference Center (AITCC), Oral Presentation.
  4. Deka, B. J.Guo, J.; An, A. K.; A non-destructive optical coherence tomography study on the removal of dissolved organic matter from water by in situ ferrate pretreatment. The 13th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE-13), 13 - 15 December 2022, Asian Institute of Technology Conference Center (AITCC), Oral Presentation.
  5. Deka, B. J.Guo, J.; An, A. K.; Oily Wastewater Treatment with Composite ZnO Nanoparticles OmniphobicRe-entrant PVDF Membrane. The 13th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment (SEAWE-13), 13 - 15 December 2022, Asian Institute of Technology Conference Center (AITCC), Oral Presentation.
  6. Vaghela, G.; Guo, J.; An, A. K.Deka, B. J.*; Electrical Impedance spectroscopy for non-destructive detection of wetting, fouling and scaling in membrane distillation. The 13th Conference of Aseanian Membrane Society AMS13, 4 - 6 July 2022, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, Oral Presentation.
  7. Sharma, S. K.; Guo, J.; An, A. K.Deka, B. J.*; Fabrication of superhydrophobic-omniphobic electrospun membrane to achieve zero liquid discharge from brine waste by membrane distillation. The 13th Conference of Aseanian Membrane Society AMS13, 4 - 6 July 2022, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, Oral Presentation.
  8. Vaghela, G.; Guo, J.; Deka, B. J.*; Green chemical pretreatment of dissolved algal organic matters for efficient seawater desalination. International Conference on “Ecosystem Restoration for Resilience and Sustainability: Living with nature” (World Environment Day-Launch of UN decade for Ecosystem Restoration), 5-7 June 2021 (Best paper award).
  9. Lo, J. S. C.; Deka, B. J.; Chopra, S., Tso, C. Y.; Daoud, W.; Lin, C. S. K.; Food waste-derived medical textiles for healthcare apparel and personal protective equipment, BioEnergy Society of Singapore (BESS) Webinar Series on Innovations in Biochemicals and Bioprocesses, 14-15 December 2020 (International conference publication and presentation).
  10. Xu, X.; Guo, J.; Deka, B. J.; An, A. K.; Chopra, S.; Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment (dLCA) of Nano-enabled Membranes-based Membrane Distillation Technologies, Actionable Science for Urban Sustainability 2020 (AScUS-2020), during 3 - 5 June 2020 in Segovia, Spain (International conference publication and presentation).
  11. Deka, B. J.; Guo, J.; An, A. K.;  Electrospun nanofiber membranes incorporating PDMS-aerogel superhydrophobic coating with enhanced flux and improved selectively for membrane distillation. 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, 16 - 20 June 2019, Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin, Germany, Oral Presentation.
  12. Guo, J.; Deka, B. J.; K, Kim; An, A. K.; Fouling and ultrasonic cleaning in membrane distillation for treatment of industrial textile wastewater. The 10th China Congress On membranes and Membrane processes (CCOM 2019), 26th to 29th October 2019, Beijing, China, Oral Presentation.
  13. Deka, B. J.; Guo, J.; Jeong, S.; An, A. K.; Optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the MF fouling investigation under different pretreatment scenarios. 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, 16 - 20 June 2019, Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin, Germany, Oral Presentation.
  14. Guo, J.; D.Y.S, Yan; F.L, Lam; Deka, B. J.; X, Lv; Y, Hau; An, A. K.; Self-cleaning BiOBr / Ag photocatalytic membrane for membrane regeneration under visible light in membrane distillation. 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reus, 16 - 20 June 2019, Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin, Germany, Oral Presentation.
  15. Deka, B. J.; Guo, J.; Jeong, S.; Kumar, M.; An, A. K.; Performance of oxidation-coagulation on mitigation of membrane fouling for microfiltration by in situ generated ferrate. 11th Conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society AMS11, 3 - 6 July 2018, Rydges Southbank Hotel, Brisbane, Australia, Oral Presentation.
  16. Deka, B. J.; Sahariah, B. P.; Chakraborty, S.; Treatment of synthetic wastewater containing phenol and ammonia-nitrogen in a three-stage attached growth system, Indo-Italian International Conference on Green & Clean Environment (GCE-2008) organized and sponsored by Embassy of Italy, New Delhi in association with MAEER's College of Engineering, Pune, India during 20 - 21 March 2008 in Pune, India (International conference publication and oral presentation).
Supervision

Ph.D. supervision

Name of student Role Title Year
Gaurav Vaghela
Supervisor
-
2021 (Ongoing)
Shubham Ketan Sharma Supervisor - 2021 (Ongoing)

P.G. (Masters) supervision

Name of student Role Title Year
Akshit Pushkar Supervisor Superhydrophobic nanocomposite membrane fabrication with hybridized electrospinning and electrospraying technology for Membrane distillation application 2021-22 (Completed)
Mohd Sahil Supervisor
- 2022-23 (Ongoing)
Priya Sonkar Supervisor
- 2022-23 (Ongoing)
Special Lectures Delivered
  1. Talk on Advanced membrane technologies for desalination” during the five-day online QIP short term course on “Applied Solute Transport Modeling for Management of Polluted Land Sites”, 15-19 March 2021.
  2. Talk on “Wastewater collection, treatment & disposal” under the training programe on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) organised by the Department of WRD&M, IIT Roorkee and Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, 25th August 2021.
  3. Talk on “Water treatment processes and disinfectant requirementsorganised by the Department of WRD&M, IIT Roorkee and Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, 26th August 2021.
  4. Talk on "Advances in Wastewater treatment" during the Three-day Training Course, sponsored by CPCB, India on “Soil Pollutants Impact Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites”, 7-9 March 2022
  5. Talk on "Case study: Advanced hybrid membrane technologies for achieving nearly zero liquid discharge in Industries" during the Three-day Training Course, sponsored by CPCB, India on “Soil Pollutants Impact Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites”, 7-9 March 2022
  6. Talk on "Electrospun superhydrophobic and omniphobic membranes for the removal of contaminants using membrane distillation" during the International workshop “Securing sustainable treatment for drinking water production and water recycling with focus on anionic contaminants (SuWaRec)” at Institute for Water Resources and Water Supply, Hamburg University of Technology, sponsored by Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC) on July 20-22, 2022
  7. Lecture on "Contaminants in groundwater and their impacts on different ecosystems" during the Approaches for management of Groundwater Quantity and Quality with a special focus on Managed Aquifer Recharge program organized by the Department of WRDM, IIT Roorkee
  8. Lecture on "Basics of water quality analysis" during the Approaches for management of Groundwater Quantity and Quality with a special focus on Managed Aquifer Recharge program organized by the Department of WRDM, IIT Roorkee.
Participation in Short Term Courses
Couse Name Sponsored By Date
IDW-DEEP (Desal-Pro) 10th International Desalination Workshop (IDW), Busan, Korea (Republic of) 21st ~ 22nd November, 2017
Hazardous Waste Training; Laboratory Safety Training; and Emergency Incident Preparedness Training Health, Safety & Environment (HSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 17th November 2016
Bentley’s Sanitary SewerGEMS, SewerCAD & WaterGEMS AECOM India 10th May 2010
Opportunities for research

Motivated applicants fulfilling the institute's admission requirements can apply for research position (PhD, Master project) in the following areas:

  • Nanoengineered Surface Design
  • Membrane Science
  • Desalination
  • Water-Energy-Environment Nexus
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment

Passionate applicants are encouraged to send CV to bhaskar.deka@hy.iitr.ac.in

 

Advanced Membrane Research Lab

Current research emphasizes in the development and practical applications of advanced organic, inorganic, and nano-enabled polymeric membranes for water treatment, wastewater reclamation and desalination applications. Different fabrication techniques are used to develop membranes for microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse/forward osmosis, and membrane distillation.

 

Major equipment comprises of Electrospinner, Contact Angle Analyzer, Hollow-fiber and Flat sheet membrane fabricator, Membrane Distillation set up.

News

1. Introduction of new course "HYN-577: Desalination and Cleaner Water Production with Membrane Technologies".

2. PhD research scholar "Gaurav Vaghela" has been selected for "Indo-German Summer School on Sustainable Water Management at the Saltwater – Freshwater Interface".

3. Congratulation to "Gaurav Vaghela" for achieving "Best Paper Presentation Award" at International Conference on “Ecosystem Restoration for Resilience and Sustainability: Living with nature” (World Environment Day-Launch of UN decade for Ecosystem Restoration), 5-7 June 2021.

Contact Information
Department of Hydrology,
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), 
Uttarakhand, India - 247667

Email: bhaskar.deka@hy.iitr.ac.in, bhaskar.jyoti.deka@outlook.com
Phone number: +91-1332-285546 (O)
 
Google scholar: http://bit.do/BJD-GS
ORCID id: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4199-4713
Scopus author id: 57195575659