Dr P Venkateswara Rao

Associate Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: pvenku@nitw.ac.in,pvenku@gmail.com

: 9420161800

Interests: Water supply, treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment, waste management, low cost water and wastewater treatment, Anaerobic digestion of organic wastes, waste to energy technologies


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D in Environmental Engg : BITS Pilani,  Rajasthan, 2011.
M.E ( Environmental Engg)    :  Anna University, Chennai,  2002.
B.Tech ( Civil Engg) : Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathy,  1999.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Warangal.

Associate Dean (Planning and Development)

Co-ordinator, Environmental Management Plan, TEQIP-III

National Service Scheme (NSS) Co-ordinator for the units at NITW (2015-2018).
BITS Co-ordinator for ongoing projects at Pentair Water India Ltd, IFB technologies and BOC India in Goa for BITS-Pilani during 2008-2013.
Acted as a key administrator in various positions in the institute such as warden, In-charge of wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant. Also member in various committees constituted by the director for campus development at BITS Pilani Goa campus.

PAST EXPERIENCE

2013- 2018: Assistant Professor at NIT Warangal

2005-2013:  Assistant Professor at BITS-Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus

2003 - 2004: Lecturer at MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.

2002-2003: Assistant Engineer at Shah Technical Consultants Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India.


RESEARCH FUNDING

As a principal investigator:

Title of the project: Co-Digestion of STP Secondary Sludge with organic wastes in urban/peri-urban areas; process optimisation scaleup and field demonstration
Year of Commencement: 2020

Funding Agency: DST


Title of the project: Investigating the effect of co-digestion and advanced sludge pre-treatment methods on the anaerobic conversion potential of the organic wastes.
Total cost (Rs.) : 27,42,800/-
Year of Commencement: 2014

As a co-principal investigator:
Title of the project: Development of efficient bioleaching process for the metal recovery from spent catalysts.
Total cost (Rs.) : 26,56,000/-
Year of Commencement: 2013


List of Publications:

 

PAPER PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

 

  1. Sagarika Mothe, Venkateswara Rao Polisetty. “Review on anaerobic digestion of rice straw for biogas production”, WASTE AND BIOMASS MANAGEMENT & VALORIZATION, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-08762-9, 2020, part of Springer Nature.
  2. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V. “Anaerobic Digestion of Crop Residues: Technological Developments and Environmental Impact in the Indian Context”, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2018.08.007, 2018, Elsevier, SCI.
  3. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V. 2018. “Synergistic effect in anaerobic co-digestion of rice straw and dairy manure - A batch kinetic Study”. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, https://doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2018.1550536, Taylor & Francis Group, SCI.
  4. Muramreddy Jugal Sukhesh, Atul Muske, and Polisetty Venkateswara Rao., 2019.  "Effect of multi-substrate co-digestion of chicken manure, citrus pulp and lawn grass on the biogas production- a batch study" Environmental progress and sustainable energy, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13153 , Wiley online library, SCI.
  5. Saroj Sundar Baral, Polisetty Venkateswara Rao & Ganeshan, Surendran (2018): Pretreatment of organic composite waste mixtures for enhanced biomethanantion, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, DOI: 10.1080/15567036.2018.1476932.
  6. Mrigank Saurav, Sahu S. K, Ajmal P.Y., Bhangare R. C., Rathod T. D., Tiwari M., P. V. Rao, Pandit G., 2018. Experimental Determination of Emission Factors of Vocs from Burning Commonly Used Biomass Fuels in India, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology., (4) 3 : 85-91.
  7. Ebin Johnson, Sahu S. K, Rathod T. D., Ajmal P. Y., Tiwari M., Bhangare R. C., P. V. Rao, Pandit G. G. 2018, "Effect of Particle Size and Moisture on Emission of Organic Carbon from Vehicular Exhaust", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology (IJSRST), Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.107-112.
  8. Goli Venkata Siva Naga Sai, Rajat. C Pundlik, P. Venkateswara Rao, Ganesh. R Kale, 2018. Chemical looping combustion of biomass for renewable & non- CO2 emissions energy- status and review, International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (2.1) (2018) 6-10.
  9. Mohit Gupta , P.V. Rao and K.V. Jayakumar, 2017. Cost Optimisation of Integrated Sewerage System by using Linear Programming, Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research, Volume 4, Issue 5; 2017, pp. 364-368.
  10. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V., 2016. “Investigating the Effect of Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Poultry Manure with Lawn Grass Cuttings”. Advances in waste management, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0215-2, Springer Nature
  11. S.S. Baral, K. Raja Shekar, Megha Sharma, P.V. Rao, Optimization of leaching parameters for the extraction of rare earth metal using decision making method, Hydrometallurgy, 143 (2014) 60–67.
  12. 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,  March 2013, Vol.12, No. 3, 465-474.
  13. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, Experimental design of mixture for the anaerobic co-digestion of sewage sludge. Chemical Eng. J. 172 (2011) 977– 986.
  14. 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.
  15. P. Venkateswara Rao, S. S. Baral, Ranjan Dey, M. Srikanth, Potential for biogas generation by anaerobic digestion for sustainable energy development in India, Renew. & Sust. Energy Rev. 14 (2010) 2086–2094.

 

PAPER PUBLISHED IN CONFERENCES

 

  1. M. Sagarika P. Venkateswara Rao. 2019, Review on pretreatment of corn stover in anaerobic digestion between 2010 to 2018. Proceedings of the Indian conference on Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering (ICGGE-2019) March 01-02, 2019.
  2. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V., 2018. “Investigation on Anaerobic Co-digestion of Fruit and Vegetable Waste With Poultry Manure- A Statistical Study”. National Conference on Innovative Practices, Recyclable Materials and Energy Efficient Methods in Civil Engineering (IPRME’18) 23rd & 24th March, 2018 Paper No: 1086.
  3. Smruti Ranjan Sahoo and P. Venkateswara Rao, 2017., Temperature phased anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and rice husk using response surface methodology, at International conference on “Emerging trends in water resource and Environmental Engineering-2017” at MVGR College of Engineering Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, 30th March - 1st April, 2017.
  4. Atul Navnath Muske, P.Venkateswara Rao.2017., Studies on the biogas production potential of fruit wastes with manure using anaerobic co-digestion. Presented at National conference of “Trends in Environmental Engineering Management and Science (TEEMS ‘17), 09-10 February, 2017. Organized by Center for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Chennai.
  5. M J Sukhesh, P.Venkateswara Rao.2016., Investigating the Effect of Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Poultry Manure with Lawn Grass Cuttings, Recycle 2016- International conference on recycle management, 1st-2nd April, 2016, IIT, Guwahati
  6. P.Venkateswara rao ,2015.,  Manufacturing of low cost ceramic filters for water treatment, National Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Water Resources Management, September, 2015, NIT Warangal.
  7. D.Divya Bharathi, P.Venkateswara Rao, Satish Babu and S.S.Baral. 2015., Development of efficient bioleaching process for the metal recovery from Spent catalysts. Presented at International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE-2015), 2015, NIT Warangal
  8. PKN Jogeswara rao, P.Venkateswara rao, M.V.N.Siva kumar.2015.,  Environmental Impact Assessment in the Construction stage for Commercial Buildings Using Decision supportive Tool. Presented at National Conference on Technological Innovations for Sustainable infrastructure, 2015, NIT Calicut.
  9. P.V. Rao, S.S. Baral, 2013., Pre-treatment of organic composite waste mixtures for enhanced biomethanantion. Presented at 3rd International Engineering Symposium, Kumamoto University, Japan, March 4-6, 2013.
  10. P.V. Rao, S.S. Baral, and R. Dey, 2011.,  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.
  11. P.V. Rao, S.S. Baral, and Dey, R.2011., 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.
  12. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, 2010., Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Organic Wastes, System Solutions for Global Challenges: Energy, Environment and Security, in Proceedings of  National systems conference at NIT, Suratkal, India 10-12 December, 2010.
  13. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, R. Dey.2010.,  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.
  14. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V., 2019. “Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Food Waste, Fruit and Vegetable Waste and Cow Dung for Improved Biogas Generation”. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, HERAKLION 2019, 26-29 June 2019, Crete Island, Greece.
  15. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V., 2019. “Effect of co-digestion on net energy balance in anaerobic digestion of dairy manure and rice straw” 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, HERAKLION 2019, 26-29 June 2019, Crete Island, Greece.
  16. R.Satish Babu, P.Venkateswara Rao., 2019. “Modeling and optimization of bioleaching process to recover heavy metals from spent catalyst” 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, HERAKLION 2019, 26-29 June 2019, Crete Island, Greece.

DISSERTATION GUIDANCE:

Ph.D Guidance:

 

SNo

Title of the thesis

Name of the students

Status

1

Investigations on Co-digestion Scenarios of Agricultural and Municipal Organic Wastes for Enhanced Biogas Production

 M. J. Sukesh

Completed (2020)

2

Anaerobic codigestion of lignocellulosic organic matter for improving the biogas production

M. Sagarika

Pursuing

3

"Performance Evaluation of Advanced Treatment Methods in Combination With Conventional

Methods For Treating Tannery Wastewater Effluent"

K. Sneha

Pursuing

4

Anaerobic digestion of dairy wastewater: effect of different parameters and co-digestion options

K. Bella

Pursuing

5

Co-digestion of Urban Municipal Solid waste and Sewage sludge for enhanced Methane production.

K. Ravichandra Reddy

 

Pursuing

Post Graduate:

 

Post Graduate:

 

SNo

Title of the thesis

Name of the students

Academic Year

1

Development of Efficient Bioleaching Process for the Metal Recovery from Spent Catalysts

D. Divya Bharathi

2014-2015

2

Performance evaluation of a Moving Bed Biofilm

Reactor

Sai Prasanna P

2014-2015

3

A study on Environmental Impact Assessment during the construction phase of a building in NIT Warangal

P K N Jogeswara Rao

2014-2015

4

Investigations on the effect of co-digestion on biogas potential of organic wastes

Srutha Suresh

2014-2015

5

Pre-treatment methods to improve the anaerobic biodegradability of organic fraction of municipal solid waste

 

Sruthy S

 

2014-2015

6

Risk assessment modeling tool for water distribution systems

Rudraraju Sravanthi

 

2015-2016

7

Investigating the effect of co-digestion on biogas potential of organic wastes with residual crops

Mohammad Shuaib Mohsini

 

2015-2016

8

Ceramic filters for water treatment at the household level

Gangula Kranthikumar

2015-2016

9

Investigations on the effect of wastewater parameters on biogas potential and removal of hydrogen sulphide

Narasamma N

2015-2016

10

Temperature phased Anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and rice husk using response surface methodology

Smruti Ranjan Sahoo

2016-2017

11

Anaerobic co-digestion studies on the biogas production potential of fruit wastes with manure

Atul N Muske

2016-2017

12

A lab scale study on hybrid constructed wetland system for domsetic wastewater treatment

Vinod Kumar J

2016-2017

13

Removal of Ammonia and Nitrates from domestic wastewater by using a Constructed Wetland with Biochar mixed media

Bella k

2017-2018

14

Effect of moisture on particle size distribution and organic

loading of particles generated from vehicular exhaust

Ebin Johnson

2017-2018

15

Study of Fe2O3 as an

oxygen carrier in Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) of Rice Husk for CO2 Capture

Venkata siva naga sai Goli

2017-2018

16

Estimation of emission factors and potential indoor air quality impacts of VOCs from combustion of biomass fuels

Mrigank Saurav

 

2017-2018

17

Effect of turning frequency on composting of food waste with yard waste

Dasari Prashanth

2018-2019

18

Investigating The Effect of Digestate Liquid Recirculation In Anaerobic Co-digestion of Rice Straw And Dairy Manure

Gourydevi Swamy

2018-2019

19

Sustainable waste Management by composting in NIT Warangal

Guntakala Venkatanaga Chandra

2018-2019

20

Removal of chromium by using low cost adsorbents

P Sudheekar Reddy

2018-2019

21

Optimizing electrocoagulation parameters for treating tannery wastewater

Manikanta Sai Kumar

2018-2019

22

Composting of Fats, Oils and Grease from Grease trap waste with green waste

Santhoshi Chitthaluri  

2019-2020

23

Estimation of biokinetic coefficients for membrane bioreactor using municipal wastewater

Simantini Chakraborty  

2019-2020

24

Design of low cost water treatment system for pathogens removal

Nayebare  Brian

2019-2020

Ph.D Guidance:


Undergraduate:

SNo

Title of the thesis

Name of the students

Academic Year and Sem

1

 Manufacturing Process of Ceramic Pot Filter

 M. Sri Sai Sathya

K. Sai Pranathi

Jigme Gurung

2014-2015

2

Optimisation of biogas production from kitchen and paper waste by anaerobic co-digestion

K V P Sandeep Reddy

D Nikhil Swaroop

Cristein Abraham

B Prasanna Lakshmi

2015-2016

3

RDF feasibility study for warangal city

Nirbhay Sachin

Shivam Shukla

Ajay Kumar

2016-2017




Course Taught Previously

Undergraduate Courses

  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Environmental Pollution and Control

 

Post Graduate Courses

  • Rural water supply and Environmental sanitation
  • Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Advanced water supply systems
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Management
  • Design of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems

 

 Laboratory Courses:

  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics laboratory
  • Advanced Environmental Engineering Laboratory

 

Publications

PAPER PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

 

  1. Sagarika Mothe, Venkateswara Rao Polisetty. “Review on anaerobic digestion of rice straw for biogas production”, WASTE AND BIOMASS MANAGEMENT & VALORIZATION, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-08762-9, 2020, part of Springer Nature.
  2. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V. “Anaerobic Digestion of Crop Residues: Technological Developments and Environmental Impact in the Indian Context”, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2018.08.007, 2018, Elsevier, SCI.
  3. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V. 2018. “Synergistic effect in anaerobic co-digestion of rice straw and dairy manure - A batch kinetic Study”. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, https://doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2018.1550536, Taylor & Francis Group, SCI.
  4. Muramreddy Jugal Sukhesh, Atul Muske, and Polisetty Venkateswara Rao., 2019.  "Effect of multi-substrate co-digestion of chicken manure, citrus pulp and lawn grass on the biogas production- a batch study" Environmental progress and sustainable energy, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13153 , Wiley online library, SCI.
  5. Saroj Sundar Baral, Polisetty Venkateswara Rao & Ganeshan, Surendran (2018): Pretreatment of organic composite waste mixtures for enhanced biomethanantion, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, DOI: 10.1080/15567036.2018.1476932.
  6. Mrigank Saurav, Sahu S. K, Ajmal P.Y., Bhangare R. C., Rathod T. D., Tiwari M., P. V. Rao, Pandit G., 2018. Experimental Determination of Emission Factors of Vocs from Burning Commonly Used Biomass Fuels in India, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology., (4) 3 : 85-91.
  7. Ebin Johnson, Sahu S. K, Rathod T. D., Ajmal P. Y., Tiwari M., Bhangare R. C., P. V. Rao, Pandit G. G. 2018, "Effect of Particle Size and Moisture on Emission of Organic Carbon from Vehicular Exhaust", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology (IJSRST), Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.107-112.
  8. Goli Venkata Siva Naga Sai, Rajat. C Pundlik, P. Venkateswara Rao, Ganesh. R Kale, 2018. Chemical looping combustion of biomass for renewable & non- CO2 emissions energy- status and review, International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (2.1) (2018) 6-10.
  9. Mohit Gupta , P.V. Rao and K.V. Jayakumar, 2017. Cost Optimisation of Integrated Sewerage System by using Linear Programming, Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research, Volume 4, Issue 5; 2017, pp. 364-368.
  10. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V., 2016. “Investigating the Effect of Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Poultry Manure with Lawn Grass Cuttings”. Advances in waste management, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0215-2, Springer Nature
  11. S.S. Baral, K. Raja Shekar, Megha Sharma, P.V. Rao, Optimization of leaching parameters for the extraction of rare earth metal using decision making method, Hydrometallurgy, 143 (2014) 60–67.
  12. 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,  March 2013, Vol.12, No. 3, 465-474.
  13. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, Experimental design of mixture for the anaerobic co-digestion of sewage sludge. Chemical Eng. J. 172 (2011) 977– 986.
  14. 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.
  15. P. Venkateswara Rao, S. S. Baral, Ranjan Dey, M. Srikanth, Potential for biogas generation by anaerobic digestion for sustainable energy development in India, Renew. & Sust. Energy Rev. 14 (2010) 2086–2094.

 

PAPER PUBLISHED IN CONFERENCES

 

  1. M. Sagarika P. Venkateswara Rao. 2019, Review on pretreatment of corn stover in anaerobic digestion between 2010 to 2018. Proceedings of the Indian conference on Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering (ICGGE-2019) March 01-02, 2019.
  2. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V., 2018. “Investigation on Anaerobic Co-digestion of Fruit and Vegetable Waste With Poultry Manure- A Statistical Study”. National Conference on Innovative Practices, Recyclable Materials and Energy Efficient Methods in Civil Engineering (IPRME’18) 23rd & 24th March, 2018 Paper No: 1086.
  3. Smruti Ranjan Sahoo and P. Venkateswara Rao, 2017., Temperature phased anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and rice husk using response surface methodology, at International conference on “Emerging trends in water resource and Environmental Engineering-2017” at MVGR College of Engineering Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, 30th March - 1st April, 2017.
  4. Atul Navnath Muske, P.Venkateswara Rao.2017., Studies on the biogas production potential of fruit wastes with manure using anaerobic co-digestion. Presented at National conference of “Trends in Environmental Engineering Management and Science (TEEMS ‘17), 09-10 February, 2017. Organized by Center for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Chennai.
  5. M J Sukhesh, P.Venkateswara Rao.2016., Investigating the Effect of Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Poultry Manure with Lawn Grass Cuttings, Recycle 2016- International conference on recycle management, 1st-2nd April, 2016, IIT, Guwahati
  6. P.Venkateswara rao ,2015.,  Manufacturing of low cost ceramic filters for water treatment, National Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Water Resources Management, September, 2015, NIT Warangal.
  7. D.Divya Bharathi, P.Venkateswara Rao, Satish Babu and S.S.Baral. 2015., Development of efficient bioleaching process for the metal recovery from Spent catalysts. Presented at International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE-2015), 2015, NIT Warangal
  8. PKN Jogeswara rao, P.Venkateswara rao, M.V.N.Siva kumar.2015.,  Environmental Impact Assessment in the Construction stage for Commercial Buildings Using Decision supportive Tool. Presented at National Conference on Technological Innovations for Sustainable infrastructure, 2015, NIT Calicut.
  9. P.V. Rao, S.S. Baral, 2013., Pre-treatment of organic composite waste mixtures for enhanced biomethanantion. Presented at 3rd International Engineering Symposium, Kumamoto University, Japan, March 4-6, 2013.
  10. P.V. Rao, S.S. Baral, and R. Dey, 2011.,  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.
  11. P.V. Rao, S.S. Baral, and Dey, R.2011., 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.
  12. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, 2010., Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Organic Wastes, System Solutions for Global Challenges: Energy, Environment and Security, in Proceedings of  National systems conference at NIT, Suratkal, India 10-12 December, 2010.
  13. P. V. Rao, S. S. Baral, R. Dey.2010.,  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.
  14. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V., 2019. “Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Food Waste, Fruit and Vegetable Waste and Cow Dung for Improved Biogas Generation”. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, HERAKLION 2019, 26-29 June 2019, Crete Island, Greece.
  15. Sukhesh M.J, Rao P.V., 2019. “Effect of co-digestion on net energy balance in anaerobic digestion of dairy manure and rice straw” 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, HERAKLION 2019, 26-29 June 2019, Crete Island, Greece.
  16. R.Satish Babu, P.Venkateswara Rao., 2019. “Modeling and optimization of bioleaching process to recover heavy metals from spent catalyst” 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, HERAKLION 2019, 26-29 June 2019, Crete Island, Greece.

PHDs Supervised

 

Ph.D Guidance:

 

SNo

Title of the thesis

Name of the students

Status

1

Investigations on Co-digestion Scenarios of Agricultural and Municipal Organic Wastes for Enhanced Biogas Production

 M. J. Sukesh

Completed (2020)

2

Anaerobic codigestion of lignocellulosic organic matter for improving the biogas production

M. Sagarika

Pursuing

3

"Performance Evaluation of Advanced Treatment Methods in Combination With Conventional

Methods For Treating Tannery Wastewater Effluent"

K. Sneha

Pursuing

4

Anaerobic digestion of dairy wastewater: effect of different parameters and co-digestion options

K. Bella

Pursuing

5

Co-digestion of Urban Municipal Solid waste and Sewage sludge for enhanced Methane production.

K. Ravichandra Reddy

 

Pursuing

 

Workshops/Conferences

1.  Organised a short term technical training program on "Waste Management Technologies for Urban Areas" from 23-25, January, 2017 Under TEQIP - Phase II.

2. Organised a Faculty Development program on "Effective Teaching and Learning Practices For Design and Operation of Wastewater Treatment Systems " from 09-13, April, 2018 in association with Teaching Learning Centee of NIT Warangal.

.

Projects

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

 

As a principal investigator:

Title of the project: Co-Digestion of STP Secondary Sludge with organic wastes in urban/peri-urban areas; process optimisation scaleup and field demonstration
Year of Commencement: 2020

Funding Agency: DST


Title of the project: Investigating the effect of co-digestion and advanced sludge pre-treatment methods on the anaerobic conversion potential of the organic wastes.
Total cost (Rs.) : 27,42,800/- 
Year of Commencement: 2014

As a co-principal investigator:
Title of the project: Development of efficient bioleaching process for the metal recovery from spent catalysts.
Total cost (Rs.) : 26,56,000/- 
Year of Commencement: 2013

 

Awards and Honors

 

Additional Responsibility

 1. Associate Dean (Planning  & Development) 

2. Faculty In-charge for Youth Red Cross Club, NIT Warangal.

3. Coordinating faculty for Tours and Industrial Visits of Civil Engineering Department.

4. Advisor cum monitoring committee member for the  Sewage Treatment Plant at NIT Warangal.

5. Member of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, NIT Warangal.

6. Member for tree plantation and protection committee.

7. Faculty In-charge, Biogas Plant

8. Warden, IFC-A

9. Member of Jal Shakthi Abhiyan, NIT Warangal

10. Member of Swachhtha Action Plan, NIT Warangal