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Name: Dr. Saroj Sundar Baral

Associate Professor and Head of Department

Department of Chemical Engineering

BITS, Pilani- K K Birla Goa Campus

NH-17B, Bye Pass Road

Zuarinagar, Goa-403726, INDIA

Ph. No. + 91-9767022314

E-mail : ssbaral@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in; ssbaral75@gmail.com


 


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

Name of the Examination

School /

College

Name of the Board / University

Year of passing

Class/

Division

% of marks / CGPA

B. E

(Chemical)

IGIT Sarang

Utkal University

2001

1st

69.4

Ph.D.

NIT, Rourkela & IMMT,  Bhubaneswar

NIT, Rourkela

2008

-

-

 

Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium from Aqueous Solution using Various Adsorbents

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sl No

Position

Institute

From

To

1

JRF-GATE (CSIR)

IMMT, Bhubaneswar

30.05.03

30.05.05

2

SRF-GATE (CSIR)

IMMT, Bhubaneswar

30.05.05

14.12.2007

3

Visiting Faculty

IASE, Bhubaneswar

01/06/2006

15/12/2007

4

Assistant Professor

MAE, Pune

17.12.2007

29/08/2008

5

Assistant Professor

BITS, Pilani- Goa Campus

01/09/2008

31/01/2015

6

Associate Professor

BITS, Pilani- Goa Campus

01/02/2015

Continuing

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Year

Semester-I

Semester-II

2020-2021

1. CHE F212: Fluid Mechanics

2.CHE F613: Advanced Mass Transfer

1. CHE F244: Separation Processes-I

2. CHE F413: Process Plant Safety

2019-2020

1. CHE F212: Fluid Mechanics

2. CHE F613: Advanced Mass Transfer

1. CHE F244: Separation Processes-I

2.CHE F413: Process Plant Safety

2018-2019

1. CHE F342: Process Dynamics & Control

2.CHE F471: Advanced Process Control

1. CHE F244: Separation Processes-I

2. CHE F413: Process Plant Safety

2017-2018

1.   CHE F212: Fluid Mechanics

2. CHE C473: Advanced Process Control

1. CHE F244: Separation Processes-I

2. CHE F413: Process Plant Safety

2016-2017

1.    CHE F212: Fluid Mechanics

2. CHE C473: Advanced Process Control

1. CHE F244: Separation Processes-I

2.CHE F342: Process Dynamics & Control

2015-2016

1. CHE F212: Fluid Mechanics

2. CHE C473/F471 & INSTR F413: Advanced Process Control

1. CHE F244: Separation Processes-I

2. CHE F342: Process Dynamics & Control

2014-2015

1. CHE F212: Fluid Mechanics

2. CHE C473/F471 & INSTR F413: Advanced Process Control

3. CHE C441: Process Control

1. CHE C473/F471 & INSTR F413: Advanced Process Control

2. CHE F342: Process Dynamics & Control

2013-2014

1. CHE C361: Mass Transfer Operations

2. CHE C473: Advanced Process Control

3. BITS C313/ 314: Lab Oriented Project

1. CHE F244: Separation Processes-I

2. CHE F342: Process Dynamics & Control

3. BITS C313/ 314: Lab Oriented Project

2012-2013

1. CHE C361: Mass Transfer Operations

2. CHE C473: Advanced Process Control

3. BITS C313/ 314: Lab Oriented Project

1. CHE F244: Separation Processes-I

2. CHE C441: Process Control

3. BITS C313/ 314: Lab Oriented Project

2011-2012

1. CHE C361: Mass Transfer Operations

2. CHE G541: Process Plant Simulation

3. BITS C313/ 314: Lab Oriented Project

1. CHE G541: Process Plant Simulation

2. CHE C441: Process Control

3. BITS C313/ 314: Lab Oriented Project

2010-2011

1. CHE C361: Mass Transfer Operations

2. CHE C473: Advanced Process Control

1. CHE C322: Chemical Process Technology

2. CHE C441: Process Control

2009-2010

1. CHE C432: Computer Aided Process Plant Design

2. CHE C473: Advanced Process Control

1. CHE C432: Computer Aided Process Plant Design

2. CHE C441: Process Control

3. TA C222: Measurement Techniques-II

2008-2009

1. CHE C431: Select Che. Engineering Lab

2. 409352: Project Costing  & Appraisal

1. CHE C322: Chemical Process Technology

2007-2008

1. Fundamental of Chemical Engineering

1. 409341 Environmental Engineering

2. 309348: Transport Phenomena

2006-2007

1. Fundamental of Chemical Engineering

Fundamental of Chemical Engineering

BOOKS PUBLISHED

  1. S. S. Baral, Removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution using low cost adsorbents, Verlag Dr. Muller publisher, Germany, 2010.
  2. S. S. Baral & Namrata Das, Chemical composition of rainwater at a background level in east coast of India, Verlag Dr. Muller publisher, Germany, 2011.

BOOKS CHAPTER PUBLISHED

  1. A. D. Patil, and S. S. Baral, Chapter Title: Formulations for biodiesel production; Book Edition: Biodiesel Technology and Applications, Wiley-Scrivener, USA. Accepted 2020.

2.      D. Maarisetty & S. S. Baral, Chapter Title: Biosorption of Cr(VI) from wastewater using Salvinia cucullata, Book Edition: “Bioremediation of heavy metals by marine bacteria, Bentham publisher, Accepted 2020.

  1. A. Khandelwal, D. Maarisetty, S. S. Baral, Chapter Title: Single-atom photocatalysts for energy and environmental sustainability: A potential step for advancements in photocatalytic applications; Book Edition: MRW: Handbook of Smart Materials, Technologies, and Devices - Applications of Industry 4.0, Springer Nature International Publishing AG, Accepted 2020.
  2. S. S. Baral and Co. Chapter Title: Seaweed as an adsorbent to treat Cr(VI) contaminated water, Handbook of Macroalgae; Book Edition: Biotechnology and Applied Phycology, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2011.

Ph.D. THESIS SUPERVISION

S.No

Name

Year of Completion

Title of Thesis

Co-guides

1

P. V. Rao

2011

Optimizing the Biogas Production by Anaerobic Co-Digestion using Statistical and Decision Making Methods

No

2

G Surendran

2017

Experimental Studies on Cr(VI) Removal from Wastewater by Adsorption using Pig Iron Sludge and Bio-char

No

3

H. M. Mouna

2020

A Biohydrometallurgical Approach for Extraction of Metals from Spent Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalyst

No

4

M. Dileep

Thesis Submitted

The effect of point defects on semiconductor photocatalytic behavior

No

5

AVB Acharyulu

Continuing

Intensification of iron ore sintering process to reduce emissions and cost

No

6

Patil Abhijeet Dilip

Continuing

Thumba Methyl Ester production from Citrullus colocyntis under hydrodynamic cavitation using TiO composite as catalyst

No

7

Aashish Moses

Continuing

Development of suitable material for visible light induced photo catalytic hydrogen production from industrial wastewater

No

 

M.E.  THESIS SUPERVISION:


  1. Vivek Sharma
  2. Parag Gurav
  3. Mohit Tiwari
  4. M. Dileep
  5. Rushabh K. Mevawala
  6. Subrejha J
  7. Shuchi
  8. Janaki K
  9. Waghmare Mitali Arun
  10. Pruthivi G
  11. Akshyat Khandelwal

SPONSORED PROJECTS:

  1. Development of suitable material for visible light induced photocatalytic hydrogen production from industrial wastewater; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Total cost Rs. 53,32,000/- (PI)
  2. International travel support from DST-SERB for attending the 13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment (SDEWES), Italy, 30 September, 2018 to 04 October, 2018, Total Cost: Rs. 89,050/-
  3. Bioremediation of Red mud using acidogenic fermentation byproducts and by Biopiling” funded by ABSTCPL, Total Cost: Rs. 71,50,000/- (Co-PI)
  4. Development of efficient bioleaching process for the metal recovery from spent catalyst; Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Total cost: Rs. 29,44,600/- (PI)
  5. Investigating the effect of co-digestion and advanced sludge pre-treatment methods on the anaerobic conversion potential of the organic wastes; Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Total cost: Rs. 27,48,860/- (Co-PI)
  6. Studies on Separation and purification of rare earth metals from red mud/used catalyst; Sponsored by BITS Pilani-K. K. Birla Goa Campus. Total cost: Rs. 2,00,000/- (PI)

AWARD & RECOGNITIONS:

1.      International Travel Grant from DST-SERB, Government of India

2.      Award by IICHE on recognition of achievement in enrolment of members during 2014.

3.      Best Poster Presentation on “Kinetics, Isotherm and Mechanism study of Treatment of Cr(VI) contaminated waste water by using Sorghastrum Nutans(L)Nash-Natural grass” at The 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, September 4-9, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.

4.      Best Paper award for paper title “Bioleaching of Nickel from spent Fluid catalytic cracking catalyst by Aspergillus niger” presented at SCHEMCON, Pune, 12th -13th September 2015.

5.      Best oral presentation under the category of adsorption for paper title “Process technology for removal of Chromium by using sludge from pig iron industry”, CHEMCON-2016, 28th -30th December, 2016, Chennai, India.

6.      My students got IIChE Awards for the Year 2015 - Late Lakshmi Nandakumar Award of the Institute for best presentation in SCHEMCON 2015 by a Lady Student.

7.      IIChE Awards for the Year 2016: VICAL Awards – 1st Prize, IIChE for the best Technical Paper presentation in SCHEMCON 2015.

 

MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL BODY:

1.      Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IICHE), ID No: LM – 52380

2.      Honorary Regional Secretary, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IICHE) Goa regional Chapter.

3.      Life Member, The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Membership No: 55093

4.      Senior Member, Universal Association of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineers (UACSE), ID No: SNM1010002465.

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

1.       International Journal of Biotechnology, Chemical & Environmental Engineering (IJBCEE).

INVITED TALK:

1.      Computer Science & Biology: Applications of Computational Techniques in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, 20th January 2021, ATAL-AICTE sponsored one-week Faculty Development Program, Padmabhooshan Vasantraodada Patil Institute of Technology, Budhgaon, Sangli, Maharashtra, 18 to 22 January, 2021

2.      Statstical Design of Chemical Engineering in Process Plant Safety, 17th December, 2020, TEQIP III sponsored Faculty Development Program on Recent Advances in Chemical engineering (RACE 2020), IGIT- Sarang, Odisha, Date 14th Dec to 18th Dec 2020.

3.      Want to be a Chemical Scientist- Talk to the expert, 19th Dcember, 2020, Mu Bi Samartha (Episode-16), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, December 2020.

4.      Treatment of Cr(VI) contaminated wastewater: present status, challenges and future scope 24th May, 2018, DAE – BRNS Biennial Symposium on Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology (SESTEC – 2018), May 23-26, 2018

5.      Adsorptive removal of Cr(VI) from wastewater, 5th March, 2018, Institute of Petroleum Safety, Health and Environment Management, ONGC, Betul, Goa.

6.      Adsorption: Fundamental, kinetics, isotherm, mechanism and application to wastewater treatment. 9th Dec 2017, Department of Chemistry, Goa University, Goa.

7.      Adsorptive removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions using low cost adsorbent, March, 2010, C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar.

 

MEMBER OF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR CONFERENCES/ WORKSHOP/ SHORT TERM COURSES

1.      Member of Scientific Advisory Board 13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES- 2018, 30th September - 4th October, 2018, at Palermo, Italy.

2.      Local organizing Committee Member of DAE – BRNS Biennial Symposium on Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology (SESTEC – 2018), May 23-26, 2018.

3.     Joint Coordinator for the two days’ workshop on “Process Modeling and Simulation” Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani- KK Birla Goa Campus 21st -22nd December 2017. 

4.      Member of Scientific Advisory Board 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES- 2017, 4th - 8th October, 2017, at Dubrovnik Croatia.

5.      Joint coordinator for the two day’s workshop on “Environmental Management System” Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, 20th -21st October, 2016.

6.       Member of Technical Committee for 3 days symposium on “Aluminium Industry the Evolving Asia Pacific Story” by IBAAS, 26th -28th September, 2016, Goa.

7.      Scientific Committee member of G16-Asian: 5th International conference on research frontiers in Chalcogen cycle science & technology, Goa, 19th -21st December, 2016.

 

PAPERS PUBLISHED/ACCEPTED/COMMUNICATED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

1.      A.V.B. Acharyulu, K. Sudhakar, L.R. Singh, S. S. Baral, Rate-limiting Mechanism in Iron Ore Sintering Process with Waste Gas Recycling, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Accepted (2020), Springer (IF: 1.205; H index: 28, SNIP: , SJR: 0.34).

2.      A.V.B. Acharyulu, K. Sudhakar, G. Ramarao, A. Gowthaman, G. Thimmappa, L.R. Singh, S. S. Baral, Thermodynamic and mineralogical aspects of injecting LPG, coke oven gas and oxygen into goethitic iron ore sintering process, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, Accepted (2020), Springer (IF: 2.109; H index: 17, SNIP: , SJR: 0.71).

3.      H. M. Mouna, S. S. Baral, Bioleaching of rare earth elements from spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst using Acidothiobacillus ferrooxidans, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9(1), (2021), 104848, Elsevier (IF: 4.3; H index: 60, SNIP: 1.198, SJR: 0.93)

4.      M. Dileep, K. Janaki, S. S. Baral, Highlighting the importance of optimal defect density through band structure and photocatalytic studies, Applied Surface Science, 536 (2020), 147843, Elsevier (IF: 6.183; H index:174, SNIP: 1.326, SJR: 1.23).

5.      M. Dileep, S. S. Baral, Defect engineering in photocatalysis: formation, chemistry, optoelectronics, and interface study, Journal of Material Chemistry A, 8(2020), 18560-18604, Royal Society of Chemistry (IF: 11.301; H index:185, SNIP: , SJR: 3.43). 

6.      S. S. Baral, K. Mohanasundaram, S. Ganesan, Selection of suitable adsorbent for the removal of Cr(VI) by using Objective Based Multiple Attribute Decision Making method, Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Accepted (2020), Taylor & Francis (IF: 1.415; H index:27, SNIP: 0.532, SJR: 0.36).

7.      D. Maarisetty, K. Janaki, S. Sharma, S. S. Baral, P. Mohapatra, Unravelling the rate controlling step in degradation of phenol on a higher potential photocatalyst, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 8 (2020), 103938. Elsevier (IF: 4.3; H index: 60, SNIP: 1.198, SJR: 0.93)

8.      D. Maarisetty, S. Mahanta, A. Sahoo, P. Mohapatra, S. S. Baral, Steering the charge kinetics in dual-functional photocatalysis by surface dipole moments and band edge modulation: A defect study in TiO2-rGO-ZnS composite, ACS Applied Materials and interface, 12 (2020), 11679-11692, ACS (IF: 8.758; H index: 199, SNIP:1.539, SJR: 2.57).

9.      S. S. Baral, Davide Dionisi, Dileep Maarisetty, A. Gandhi, A. Kothari, G. Gupta, P. Jain, Potential of Biofuel production from microalgae through Municipal wastewater treatment in India, Biomass and Bioenergy, 133 (2020), 105445, Elsevier (IF: 3.551; H index: 169, SNIP: 1.260, SJR: 1.11).

10.  A. Patil, S. S. Baral, P. Dhanke, V. Kore, Biodiesel production using prepared novel surface functionalised TiO2 nano-catalyst in hydrodynamic cavitation reactor, Materials Today: Proceedings, 27 (2020), 198-203, Elsevier (H index: 27, SNIP: 0.694, SJR: 0.3).

11.  H. M. Mouna, S. S. Baral, A comparative study of the extraction of metals from the spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst using chemical leaching and bioleaching by Aspergillus niger, Journal Environmental Chemical Engineering, 7(2), (2019), 103335, Elsevier (IF: 4.398; H index: 60, SNIP: 1.198, SJR: 0.93).

12.  M. Dileep, S. S. Baral, Defect-induced enhanced dissociative adsorption, optoelectronic properties and interfacial contact in Ce doped TiO2: Solar photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B, Ceramic International, 45 (2019), 22253-22263, Elsevier (IF: 3.83; H index: 100, SNIP: 1.279, SJR: 0.89).

13.  M. Dileep, S. S. Baral, Synergistic effect of dual electron-cocatalyst modified photocatalyst and methodical strategy for better charge separation, Applied Surface Science, 489 (2019), 930-942, Elsevier (IF: 6.183; H index:174, SNIP: 1.326, SJR: 1.23).

14.  H. M. Mouna, S. S. Baral, Leaching of Nickel and Vanadium from the spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst by reconnoitering the potential of Aspergillus niger, Journal Environmental Chemical Engineering, 7 (2) (2019), 103025, Elsevier (IF: 4.398; H index: 60, SNIP: 1.198, SJR: 0.93).

15.  H. M. Mouna, S. S. Baral, A bio-hydrometallurgical approach using Aspergillus niger towards leaching Lanthanum from spent Fluid Catalytic Cracking catalyst, Hydrometallurgy, 184 (2019), 175-182, Elsevier (IF: 3.338; H index: 105, SNIP: 1.817, SJR: 1).

16.  A. D. Patil, S. S. Baral, P. B. Dhanke, C. S. Madankar U. S. Patil, Parametric studies of methyl esters synthesis from Thumba seed oil using heterogeneous catalyst under conventional stirring and ultrasonic cavitation, Materials Science for Energy Technologies, 1 (2018), 106-116, Elsevier.

17.  G Surendran, S. S. Baral, Bio-sorption of Cr(VI) from wastewater using Sorghastrum Nutans L. Nash, Chemistry and Ecology, 34 (2018), 762-785, Taylor & Francis (IF: 1.4; H index:33, SNIP: 0.538, SJR:0.39).

18.  S. S. Baral, P. Venkateswara Rao, G. Surendran, Pretreatment of organic composite waste mixtures for enhanced biomethanantion, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 40 (2018) 1380-1387 Taylor & Francis (IF: 1.184; H index: 40, SNIP: 0.452, SJR:0.32).

19.  S. S. Baral, K. R. Shekar, V. Viswanathan, G surendran, Dissolution Kinetics of Cerium from red mud, Separation Science and Technology, 52 (2017) 883-891 Taylor Francies (IF: 1.718; H index: 73, SNIP: 0.543, SJR: 0.37).

  1. S. S. Baral, K. Singh, P. Sharma, The potential of sustainable algal bio-fuel production using CO2 from thermal power plant in India, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 49 (2015) 1061–1074 Elsevier (IF: 12.11; H index: 258, SNIP: 4.351, SJR: 3.63).
  2. S. S. Baral, K. R. Shekar, M. Sharma, P.V. Rao, Optimization of leaching parameters for the extraction of rare earth metal using decision making method, Hydrometallurgy, 143 (2014) 60-67. Elsevier (IF: 3.338; H index: 105, SNIP: 1.817, SJR: 1).
  3. G. Surendran, B. V. Sasank, S. S. Baral, Modeling and simulation for the adsorptive removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution, Desalination and Water Treatment, 52 (2014) 5652-5662. Taylor & Francis (IF: 1.631; H index: 51, SNIP: 0.509, SJR: 0.33).
  4. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, Biogas in India, Akshay Urja, 6 (2013) 48-51.
  5. S. S. Baral, G. Surendran, N. Das, P.V. Rao, Statistical design of experiments for the Cr(VI) adsorption on weed Salvinia cucullataII, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 12 (2013) 465-474. Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania (IF: 1.334; H index: 33, SNIP: 0.902, SJR: 0.32).
  6. N. Das, S. S. Baral, P. S. Mahapatra, T. Das, G. R. Chaudhury, S. N. Das, Trend in chemical composition of precipitation during 2005–2009 at a rural station of Bhubaneswar, eastern India, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 110 (2012) 55–63, Springer (IF: 2.882; H index: 87, SNIP: 0.999, SJR: 0.97).
  7. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, Experimental design of mixture for the anaerobic co-digestion of sewage sludge. Chemical Engineering Journal, 172 (2011) 977– 986. Elsevier (IF: 10.652; H index:198, SNIP: 1.941, SJR: 2.32).
  8. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, Attribute based specification, comparison and selection of feed stock for anaerobic digestion using MADM approach, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 186 (2011) 2009-2016. Elsevier (IF: 9.038; H index: 260, SNIP: 2.01, SJR: 2.055).
  9. N. Das, R. Das, S.N. Das, Y. V. Swamy, G. Roy Chaudhury, S. S. Baral, Comparative studies of chemical composition of particulate matter between sea and remote location of eastern part of India, Atmospheric Research, 99 (2011) 337-343. Elsevier (IF: 4.676; H index: 95, SNIP: 1.447, SJR: 1.57).
  10. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, R. Dey, M. Srikanth, Biogas generation potential by anaerobic digestion for sustainable energy development in India, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (2010) 2086–2094. Elsevier (IF: 12.11; H index: 258, SNIP: 4.351, SJR: 3.63).
  11. S. S. Baral, N. Das, G. R. Chaudhury, S. N. Das A preliminary study on the adsorptive removal of Cr(V) using seaweed, Hydrilla verticillata, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 171 (2009) 358-369. Elsevier (IF: 9.038; H index: 260, SNIP: 2.01, SJR: 2.055).
  12. N. Das, S. S. Baral, S. K. Sahoo, R. K. Mohapatra, T. S. Ramulu, S. N. DAS, G. R. Chaudhury, Aerosol physical characteristics at Bhubaneswar, East coast of India, Atmospheric Research, 93 (2009) 897-901. Elsevier (IF: 4.676; H index: 95, SNIP: 1.447, SJR: 1.57).
  13. S. S. Baral, N. Das, T. S. Ramulu, S. K. Sahoo, S. N. Das, G. R. Chaudhury, Removal of Cr(VI) by Thermally Activated Weed Salvinia cucullata in a Fixed-Bed Column, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 161 (2009) 1427-1435. Elsevier (IF: 9.038; H index: 260, SNIP: 2.01, SJR: 2.055).
  14. T. S. Ramlu, S. K. Sahoo, S. S. Baral, S. N. Das, Y. V. Swamy and G. R. Chaudhury, Estimation of nitrous oxide emission from pulse cultivation in rain-fed uplands, Current Science, 95 (2008) 584-585. Current Science Association (IF: 0.725; H index: 110, SNIP: 0.562, SJR: 0.24).
  15. S. Samdani, S. J. Attar, C. Kadam, S. S. Baral, Treatment of Cr(VI) contaminated wastewater using biosorbent, Hydrilla verticillata, International Journal of Engineering Research and Industrial Application, 1 (2008) 271-282. (IF: 0.435).
  16. S. S. Mohanty, S. S. Baral, D. Mohapatra and G. R. Chaudhury, Use of Manganic ferrihydrite to treat Ar(VI) contaminated water, Chemistry and Ecology, 24(2008) 37-47. Taylor & Francis (IF: 1.4; H index: 33, SNIP: 0.538, SJR:0.39).
  17. S. S. Baral, S. N. Das, P. Rath, G. R. Chaudhury, Adsorption of Cr (VI) by treated weed Salvinia cucullata: Kinetics and mechanism, Adsorption, 14 (2008) 111-121. Springer (IF: 1.949; H index: 70, SNIP: 0.791, SJR: 0.53).
  18. S. S. Baral, S. N. Das, P. Rath, G. R. Chaudhury, Y. V. Swamy, Biosorption of Cr (VI) using Thermally Activated Weed Salvinia cucullata, Chemical Engineering Journal, 139 (2008) 245-255. Elsevier (IF: 10.652; H index:198, SNIP: 1.941, SJR: 2.32).

38.  S. S. Baral, S, N, Das, P. Rath, G. R. Chaudhury, Chromium (VI) removal by Calcined Bauxite, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 34(2007), 69-75. Elsevier (IF: 3.475; H index: 118, SNIP: 1.180, SJR: 0.88).

  1. S. S. Baral, S. N. Das, P. Rath, G. R. Chaudhury, Y. V. Swamy, Removal of Cr (VI) from aqueous solution using waste weed, Salvinia cucullata, Chemistry and Ecology, 23(2007), 105-117. Taylor & Francis (IF: 1.4; H index:33, SNIP: 0.538, SJR:0.39).

40.  S. S. Baral, S, N, Das, P. Rath, Hexavalent Chromium Removal from aqueous solution by adsorption on treated Sawdust, Biochemical Engineering Journal, 31(2006),216-222 Elsevier (IF: 3.475; H index: 118, SNIP: 1.180, SJR: 0.88).

 

PAPER PUBLISHED IN SEMINAR PROCEEDINGS

1.      A. Moses K & S. S. Baral, A new one step method for synthesis of dark TiO2 for photocatalytic hydrogen production, ICMS conference, Agartala, Tripura, March 2020.

2.      D. Maarisetty, S. Mohanta, A. K. Sahoo, P. Mohapatra and S. S. Baral, Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic activity of TiO2-rGO-ZnS nano composites, International Conference on Water, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability (WEES2020), NIT Durgapur, 13th to 15th January, 2020

3.      S. S. Baral, M. Dileep; K. Janaki, A. Moses, Hydrogen production potential from the paper and pulp industries wastewater in India. 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Development (SEED-2019), October 16-18, 2019, in Krakow, Poland.

4.      M. Dileep, S. S. Baral, Adsorption; a Decision Maker in the Photocatalytic Degradation of Phenol on Co-Catalysts Doped TiO2. 14th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES-2017) Conference, 1st - 8th October, 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

5.      A. Patil, S. S Baral, P. Dhanke, V. Kore, Biodiesel Production using Prepared Novel Surface Functionalised TiO2 Nano-catalyst in Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactor. First International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials and Manufacturing (ICRAMM-2019), 12th – 14th September, 2019, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.  

6.      M. Dileep, S. S. Baral, Synergistic effect of dual electron cocatalyst modified photocatalyst and methodical strategy for better charge separation, Material Research Society of India-Annual General Meeting, February 12-15, 2019, ISc Bangalore.

7.      H. M. Mouna, S. S. Baral, Bioleaching of Lanthanum from Spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst by Aspergillus niger, SCHEMCON-2018, October 26-27, 2018, ICT, Mumbai.

8.      H. M. Mouna, S. S. Baral, Bioleaching of Nickel and Vanadium from the spent fluid catalytic cracking catalyst using Aspergillus niger, 13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES- 2018, 30th September - 4th October, 2018, at Palermo, Italy.

9.      Shuchi, S. S. Baral, Visible light induced photocatalytic degradation of phenol using TiO2-Al2O3-RGO composite catalyst, 13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES- 2018, 30th September - 4th October, 2018, at Palermo, Italy.

10.  H. M. Mouna, S. S. Baral, Bioleaching of iron from Spent Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst by Aspergillus niger, DAE – BRNS Biennial Symposium on Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology (SESTEC – 2018), May 23-26, 2018, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa.

11.  G. Surendran, M. Dileep, S. S. Baral, Attribute based specification, comparison and selection of adsorbents for the treatment of Cr(VI) contaminated wastewater using fuzzy logic approach, DAE – BRNS Biennial Symposium on Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology (SESTEC – 2018), May 23-26, 2018, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa.

12.  G. Surendran, S. S. Baral, Selection of suitable adsorbent for the removal of Cr(VI) by using objective based multiple attribute decision making (MADM) method, 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES-2017) Conference, 4th - 8th October, 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

13.  S. S. Baral, A. Gandhi, A. Kothari, G. Gupta, P. Jain, Potential of Biofuel production from microalgae through Municipal wastewater treatment, 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES-2017) 4th - 8th October, 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

14.  G. Surendran, S. S. Baral, optimization of Cr(VI) adsorption process using statistical design of experiments, CHEMCON-2016, 28th -30th December, 2016, Chennai, India.

15.  G. Surendran, S. S. Baral, process technology for removal of Chromium by using sludge from pig iron industry, CHEMCON-2016, 28th -30th December, 2016, Chennai, India. (Best paper award)

16.  G. Surendran, S. S. Baral, Kinetics, isotherm and mechanism study on treatment of Cr(VI) contaminated water using coconut leave, CHEMCON-2016, 28th -30th December, 2016, Chennai, India.

17.  G. Surendran, S. S. Baral, Treatment of Cr(VI) contaminated wastewater by Sorghastrum Nutans (L) Nash (natural grass.), 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES-2016), Conference, 4th – 9th September, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal. (Best Poster award)

18.  S. S. Baral, P. V. Rao, G. Surendran, Pretreatment of organic composite waste mixtures for enhanced biomethanantion, 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES-2016), Conference, 4th – 9th September, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.

19.  S. S. Baral, P. V. Rao, M. Tiwari, Anaerobic digestion of pretreated organic waste, CHEMCON 2015, 27th -30th Dec. 2015, IIT Guwahati.

20.  H.M. Mouna, G. Parag, S. S. Baral, Bioleaching of Nickel from spent Fluid Catalytic Cracking catalyst by Aspergillus Niger, SCHEMCON 2015, 12 - 13th Sep. 2015, MIT Pune. (Best paper award)

21.  S. S. Baral, K. Singh, P. Sharma, Carbon Capture and Biofuel Production through Microalgae, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia USA, 16th - 21st November, 2014.

22.  G. Surendran, S.S. Baral , " Treatment of Cr(VI) contaminated waste water by natural grass" Paper code : ICEM 328, International Conference on Green Technology for Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control (ICGTEPC) 2014,National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli on 27th-29th September, 2014.

23.  P.V. Rao, S.S. Baral, Pre-treatment of organic composite waste mixtures for enhanced biomethanantion. Accepted for presentation at 3rd International Engineering Symposium, Kumamoto University, Japan, March 4-6, 2013.

24.  S.S. Baral, D. K. Ojha, A. S., Sneha C. and M. Sharma, Desalination of Brine u, sing Humidification-Dehumidification Technique, National Seminar cum Workshop on Water and Energy: Sustainability and Security for Future needs, Dwarkadas. J. Sanghavi College of Engineering, Mumbai, September 27-28, 2012.

25.  P.V. Rao, S.S. Baral, and R. Dey, Anaerobic digestion of biomass in context with the indian energy scenario. Poster presented at First International Water Association - Conference On “Microbes in Wastewater & Waste Treatment, Bioremediation and Energy Production”. Organized jointly by Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France and Bits Pilani- K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa. 24th – 26th January-2011.

26.  P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, R. Dey, Multiple Attribute Decision Making  for Anaerobic Digestion Presented at 81st Annual session of National Academy of Sciences and National Symposium  on Sustainable Management of Biodiversity using Science and Technology at Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 24th – 26th November 2011..

27.  P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Organic Wastes, System Solutions for Global Challenges: Energy, Environment and Security
10-12 December, 2010.

28.  R. Dey, P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, Potential of biogas from biomass for sustainable energy development in India, 80th Annual Session of NASI and Symposium on Climate Change, 2-4 December 2010.

29.  S. S. Baral, S. R. Samdani. C. V. Kadam, Treatment of Cr(VI) contaminated water using weed, INSIGHT 2008.

30.  S. N. Das, R. Das, G R. Chaudhury, S. S. Baral, Carbon and aerosol concentration in rural and atmosphere of India, CAD workshop-2006, Hyderbad, India, Published

31.  S. S. Baral, N. Das, S. N. Das, G. R. Chaudhury, Jala eka prakrutik sansadhana: eska sanrakhyana ebam puna prayoga Jala, sansadhan Sanghrahan enba Sambardhana (in Hindi) 2006, Bhubaneswar, Published

32.  N. Das, S. S. Baral, S. N. Das, G. R. Chaudhury, Jala sansadhana: Bharat ke liye baradan ya abhisap Jala sansadhan Sanghrahan enba Sambardhana (in Hindi) 2006, Bhubaneswar, Published

33.  S. S. Baral, S. N. Das, G. R. Chaudhury, Use of heat activated weed for treatment of Cr (VI) contaminated water, NMD-ATM, 2006, Jamshedpur, Published

34.  S. S. Baral, S. N. Das, G. R. Chaudhury, Adsorption of Cr (VI) on sweet water weed, EMOMAMI-2005, Bhubaneswar, Published

35.  S. S. Baral, S. N. Das, Studies on adsorption of Cr (VI) on calcined bauxite, ChemCon-2004, Mumbai, Published

36.  S. S. Baral, S. N. Das, P. R. Rath, Studies on adsorption of Cr (VI) on Chilka weed, ETSE-2004, NIT, Rourkela, Published

37.  S. N. Das, P. K. Behera, S. S. Baral, Development of a drinking water set-up for removal of hexavalent chromium for rural household, ISDTRD-2003, Bhubaneswar, Published

 

SHORT TERM COURSE/WORK SHOP ATTENDED

Sl. No.

Course on

Organized by

Duration

1

AICTE-ISTE sponsored Optimization techniques and its application in water resources system planning and management.

Dept. Civil Eng., University College of Engineering, Burla

15/03/2004 to

17/03/2004

2

DST sponsored Participation of youth in real time observation to benefit education (PROBE), Orissa

Dept. Environment & Sustainability, Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar

14/01/2008 to 18/01/2008

3

DST-SERC School on Newer optimization techniques for chemical engineering application

Dept. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

09/05/2008 to 14/05/2008

4

AICTE Sponsored QIP Program on Multiphase Flow Reactors Insights through Experimental and CFD Techniques

Department of Chemical Engineering IIT Guwahati.

16/12/2014 to 20/12/2014

 

 

 

DETAILS OF INVOLVEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL AREAS:

1.      Chairing the paper presentation event for Chemical Engineering in Quark, 2009, 2010, 2011 (BITS)

2.      Develop Lab M anuals for Process Control Lab(BITS)

3.      Coordinating Departmental Course workshop(BITS)

4.      Instructor, Practice school-I, 2009 (BITS)

5.      Instructor, Practice School-I, 2010 (BITS) 

6.      Coordinator for Departmental Workshop on Reactor            Design (BITS)

7.      Participating in Intensive Teaching Workshop (BITS)

8.      Class teacher for B.E. third year student (MAE)

9.      Seminar Coordinator for B.E. Final year(MAE)

10.  In charge of Instrumentation Laboratory (MAE)

11.  Coordinator for technical event on project presentation (MAE)

12.  Active member of R&D cell (MAE)

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCES

1.      HOD, Department of Chemical Engineering

2.      Nucleus member of Practice School Division

3.      Nucleus member of Research, Consultancy and Educational Development Division

4.       Exam Coordinator for Ph.D. qualifying exam

5.      Member, Internal Quality Assessment Committee

6.      Coordinator, website up gradation

7.      Hostel warden

RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST

q  Renewable energy

q  Wastewater treatment

q  Atmospheric precipitation

q  Green house gasses emission

q  Separation Processes

TEACHING FIELD OF INTEREST

q  Mass Transfer operations

q  Process equipment design

q  Process Control

q  Heat Transfer

q  Fluid Mechanics

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

q  Development of mathematical model

q  Experimental design

q  Statistical optimization of parameters

q  Physico-chemical analytical technique like wet chemical, ion chromatograph, gas chromatograph, XRD, FTIR, XRF, SEM. Ion chromatograph, GC and UV spectrophotometer

ACHIVEMENT:     

ØReviewer of seven international journals;

q  Journal of Hazardous Materials

q  Biochemical Engineering Journal

q  Chemical Engineering Journal

q  Reactive and Functional Polymers

q  Atmospheric Environment

q  Atmospheric Research

q  Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management

q  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review

q  Applied Energy

q  Progress in Organic Coating

Ø Qualify the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), which have the following objective;

q  Identify, at the National level, meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to   Postgraduate Programs in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science and Pharmacy.

q  Serve as a mandatory qualification for the MHRD scholarship/assistantship.

q  Serve as benchmark of normalization of the Undergraduate Engineering Education in the country.

 

PERSONAL DETAILS:

Father’s Name            :           Bibudhendra Baral

Marital Status              ;           married

Languages                   :           Oriya, Hindi, English

Gender                        :           Male

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