IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Dr. Debabrata Mazumder

Professor

Academic Qualification

  • B.C.E. (J.U.)
  • M.C.E. (J. U.) [Specialization in Env. Engg.]
  • Ph. D. (BESUS) [Civil Engg.]

Honours, Awards, Recognition

  • Awarded as the best and novel paper presenter on the paper titled “Process Design of Aerobic Hybrid Bioreactor for the Treatment of Municipal Waste Water” in Intellectual Property Right Congress organized by Patent Facilitating Centre (GOI) and Patent Information Centre (GoWB) at Kolkata on 25th September’2013.
  • Second Best paper Award for the paper titled ”Determination of Kinetic co-efficient for Chrome Tannery Wastewater Treatment in an Aerobic Biofilm Reactor” in the international conference “RECENT TRENDS CHALLENGES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (RTCCE - 2014)“ organized by Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNIT) , Allahabad.
  • Member of the Scientific and Technical Committee and Editorial Review Board on Environmental and Ecological Engineering, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Connecticut, USA.

Area of Work

  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Municipal Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial Water Pollution Control
  • Municipal Solid Waste Management

Contact

Phone

  1. Office : 033 2668 4561 (Extn. 654)
  2. Mobile : 94335 01315, 96743 37584

Address

  • Residential : “MAZUMDER NIWAS”, 164, K. M. Roy Chowdhury Road (Near Sukanta School), P.O. – Baruipur, Kolkata – 700 144
  • E-Mail : debabrata@civil.becs.ac.in, dmazumder@hotmail.com

Area of Interest

  • Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • Biological Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment

Professional Affiliation

  • Life Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Life Fellow of Institution of Public Health Engineers (India)
  • Life Member of Indian Water Works Association

Research Projects Undertaken

  1. Improvement of Treatment Capacity of Activated Sludge Process by Adoption of Hybrid Technology, Funded by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) (2004 – 2007).
  2. Pilot Plant Studies on Arsenic Removal from Ground Water, Funded by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) (2002 – 2005).

Research Papers Published

International Journals

  1. Sarkar, Susovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Solid Waste Management in Steel Industry – Challenges and Opportunities”, International Journal of Chemical, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2015, pp. 884 – 887.
  2. Sarkar, Susovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Process design and Application of Aerobic Hybrid Bioreactor in the Treatment of Municipal Wastewater”, International Journal of Chemical, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2015, pp. 466 – 470.
  3. Goswami, Supriyo and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Scope of biological treatment for composite tannery wastewater”, International Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2014, pp. 607 – 622.
  4. Sarkar, Susovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Feasibility of Hybrid Bioreactor in the treatment of wastewater containing slowly bio-degradable substances” International Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2014, pp. 383 – 400.
  5. Goswami, Supriyo and Mazumder, Debabrata.. “Treatment of Chrome Tannery Wastewater by Biological Process – A Mini Review”, International Journal of Chemical, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 11, 2013, pp. 522 – 528.
  6. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Scope of BOD, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Removal through Plant-Soil Interaction in the Wetland”, International Journal of Environmental, Ecological, Geological and Mining Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2013, pp. 82 – 91.
  7. Hait, Subrata and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Performance evaluation of a shaft– type hybrid bioreactor for the removal of carbonaceous organic matter”, International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE), Vol. 4, No. 3/4, 2012 pp 337 – 351.
  8. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Process Evaluation and Treatability study of wastewater in a Textile Dyeing Industry”, International Journal of Energy and Environment, Vol. 2, No. 6, 2011 pp 1053 – 1066.
  9. Mazumder, Debabrata and Mukherjee, Somnath. “Treatment of Automobile Service Station Wastewater by Coagulation and Activated Sludge Process”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011, pp 64 – 69.
  10. Adak, Asok, Mazumder, Debabrata and Bandyopadhyay, Pratip. “Simulation of a Process Design Model for Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Solid Wastes”, International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2011 pp 177 – 182.
  11. Mazumder, Debabrata, Ghosh, Debabrata and Bandyopadhyay, Pratip. “Treatment of Electroplating Wastewater by Adsorption Technique”, International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2011, pp 101 – 110.
  12. Hait, Subrata and Mazumder, Debabrata. “High-rate Wastewater Treatment by a Shaft-type Activated Sludge Reactor”, International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011 pp 22 – 27.
  13. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Simultaneous COD and Ammonium Nitrogen Removal from a High-strength Wastewater in a Shaft-type Aerobic Hybrid Bioreactor”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2010, pp 327 – 332.
  14. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Removal of high organics containing wastewater in a shaft-type activated sludge hybrid reactor”, International Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2010, pp 368 – 382.
  15. Hait, Subrata and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Performance evaluation of an aerobic biofilter with high organics containing synthetic wastewater”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 37, No. 2-3, 2009 pp 141 – 149.
  16. Hait, Subrata and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Scope of improvement of treatment capacity of activated sludge process by hybrid modification”, Journal of Environmental Engineering & Science, Canada, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2008 pp 147 – 158.
  17. Mazumder, Debabrata, Mukherjee, Somnath and Ray, Pradip K. “Treatment of distillery anaerobic effluent in a hybrid biological reactor”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 32 No. 1, 2008, pp 43 – 56.
  18. Mazumder, Debabrata, Mukherjee, Somnath and Ray, Pradip K. “Treatment of tannery wastewater in a hybrid biological reactor”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 34 No. 1 - 4, 2008, pp 43 – 56.
  19. Mazumder, Debabrata, and Dikshit, A.K. “Hybrid reactor system for wastewater treatment – application and approach of modeling”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 20 No. 2, 2004, pp 105 – 131.
  20. Mazumder, Debabrata, “Applicability of sequencing batch reactor for wastewater treatment ”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 17 No. 3, 2002, pp 255 – 265.
  21. Mazumder, Debabrata and Dikshit, A.K. “Application of deep-shaft activated sludge process in wastewater treatment”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 17 No. 3, 2002, pp 266 – 272.

National Journals

  1. Sarkar, Sushovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “A Novel Approach to Modeling of an Aerobic Hybrid Bioreactor Treating Easily Biodegradable Substances”, The Global Journal of Environmental Science and Research, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2015, pp 24 – 29.
  2. Mazumder, Debabrata and Roy, Biplab, “Removal of Nitrogen in Constructed Wetlands to prevent Eutrophication”, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, Vol. 2007-2008 No. 2, 2007, pp 59 – 63.
  3. Mazumder, D. and Sarkar, S. “Treatability Study of paint manufacturing wastewater by physico-chemical methods”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 26 No. 12, 2006, pp 1083 – 1089.
  4. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Scope of Iron Removal from Groundwater by Biological Method”, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, Vol. 2006 - 2007 No. 3, 2006, pp 12 – 17.
  5. Mazumder, Debabrata, Biswas, Santosh and Bandyopadhyay, Pratip. “Study on Leaching of Pollutants from Vegetable Tanning Residue”, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, Vol. 48 No. 3, 2006, pp 225 – 230.
  6. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Hydrodynamic Modelling of a Shaft-type Hybrid Biological Reactor”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2006, pp 14 – 24.
  7. Roy, Biplab and Mazumder, Debabrata, “Removal of Phosphorous in Constructed Wetlands to Prevent Eutrophication”, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, Vol. 2005, No. 2, 2005, pp 39 – 43.
  8. Mazumder, Debabrata and Roy, Biplab, “Role of Wetland in Environmental Protection”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2005, pp 295 – 299.
  9. Mazumder, Debabrata and Khan, Moinuddin, “Feasibility Study of Small-scale On-site Surface water Treatment for providing Safe Drinking Water”, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, Special Issue on 33rd Year, 2005, pp 41 – 48.
  10. Ghosh, Debabrata and Mazumder, Debabrata, “Ion Exchange Process and its Application in Effluent Treatment of Electroplating Industry”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection Vol. 24, No. 11, 2004, pp 801 – 809.
  11. Majumder, Chanchal, Mazumder, Debabrata and Mukhopadhyay, Swapan K., “Study of inhibitory effects of Copper, Cadmium and Zinc on performance of a Rotating Biological Contactor”, Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Vol. XXXVI, No. 3, 2004, pp 213 – 217.
  12. Roy, B. and Mazumder, D., “Hydraulic Performance Study on a Hybrid Reactor”, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, Vol. 2004, No. 2, 2004, pp 43 – 47.
  13. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Consequence Analyses for Hazard Monitoring by a software package”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 23, No. 7, 2003 pp 774 – 781.
  14. Mazumder, Debabrata and Dikshit, A. K.. “Hydraulic Performance Study on a Completely Mixed Hybrid Reactor”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2002, pp 1 –8.
  15. Mazumder, D. and Dutta, P. P. “Various Aspects of Denitrification in Surface /Ground Water Environment to Remove Nitrate”, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, Vol. 2002, No. 2, 2002, pp 23 –29.
  16. Mazumder, D. and Roy, B. “Present Status of Drainage System of Calcutta Municipal Corporation Area”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 21, No. 7, 2001, pp 657 – 666.
  17. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Municipal Solid Waste — Sources, Composition, Characteristics and Technological Aspects of Management”, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, Vol. 2000, No. 4, 2000, pp 26 – 35.
  18. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Process Study and Characterization of Wastewater Generated from a Pesticide Manufacturing Industry”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2000, pp 129 – 133.
  19. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Characterization Study of Wastewater from a Typical Pesticide Industry”, Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Vol. XXXII, No. 3, 2000, pp 215 – 221.
  20. Mazumder, D. and Roy, B. “Low Cost Options for Treatment and Reuse of Municipal Wastewater”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 20, No. 7, 2001, pp 529 – 532.
  21. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Sensitivity Study of River Pollution Parameters for Single Town System”, Journal of Indian Association for Environmental Management, Vol. 27, February, 2000, pp 30 – 39.
  22. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Wastewater Management for Chrome Tanning Industry — A Case Study”, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Environmental Engineering Division, Vol. 79, February, 1999, pp 32 – 36.
  23. Mazumder, Debabrata. “Viable Strategies of Hospital Waste Management”, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 18, No. 11, 1998, pp 853 – 857.
  24. Mazumder, Debabrata, Kar, Rahul and Chaudhuri, Nilay. “Wastewater Management Practice for a Chrome Tanning Industry — Part I”, Indian Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 40, No. 1, 1998, pp 79 – 92.

International Conference

  1. Goswami, Supriyo, Sarkar, Sushovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Development of kinetics of wastewater treatment in the aerobic Biofilm reactor”. Proceedings of International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering; NIT, Warangal, March, 2015.
  2. Loganath, R. and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Optimization of COD removal by UASB reactor: model development by Factorial Design”. Proceedings of International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering; NIT, Warangal, March, 2015.
  3. Sarkar, Sushovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Development of kinetics of wastewater treatment in the aerobic hybrid bioreactor”. Proceedings of International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering; NIT, Warangal, March, 2015.
  4. Chatterjee, Biswabandhu and Mazumder, Debabrata. “A study on stabilization of organic fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes (OFMSW) in a three-stage Anaerobic Digester”. Proceedings of International Conference on Environment and Ecology; Science City, Kolkata, March, 2015.
  5. Goswami, Supriyo and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Kinetics of treatment of composite chrome tannery wastewater using activated sludge”. Proceedings of International Conference on Environment and Ecology; Science City, Kolkata, March, 2015.
  6. Sarkar, Sushovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “A novel approach to modelling of an aerobic hybrid bioreactor treating easily biodegradable substances”. Proceedings of International Conference on Environment and Ecology; Science City, Kolkata, March, 2015.
  7. Goswami, Supriyo, Sarkar, Sushovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Determination of Kinetic co-efficient for Chrome Tannery Wastewater Treatment in an Aerobic Biofilm Reactor”, Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Trends and Challenges in Civil Engineering, MNNIT Allahabad, December, 2014.
  8. Sarkar, Sushovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Determination of Kinetic Coefficients for Municipal Wastewater Treatment in Aerobic Hybrid Bioreactor”, Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Trends and Challenges in Civil Engineering, MNNIT Allahabad, December, 2014.
  9. Mazumder, Debabrata and Bandyopadhyay, Pratip. “Scope of Anaerobic Digestion for Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)”, Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Kolkata, November, 2009.
  10. Hait, Subrata and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Performance Evaluation of a Hybrid Bioreactor for treating high organics containing wastewater”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Industrial Wastewater Treatment. Anna University, February, 2005.

National Conference

  1. Goswami, Supriyo, Sarkar, Sushovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Determination of kinetic coefficients for the treatment of Chrome Tannery wastewater in an aerobic Hybrid Bioreactor”, Proceedings of 47th Convention of Indian Water Works Association (IWWA), Science City, Kolkata, February, 2015.
  2. Sarkar, Sushovan and Mazumder, Debabrata. “Determination of Kinetic Coefficients for Municipal Wastewater treatment in an aerobic Biofilm Reactor”, Proceedings of 47th Convention of Indian Water Works Association (IWWA), Science City, Kolkata, February, 2015.
  3. Mazumder, Debabrata, Mukhopadhyay, Somnath and Bandyopadhyay, Deb Kumar. “Treatability Study on Automobile Service Station Wastewater”, Proceedings of National Conference on Integrated Water and Wastewater Management, Jadavpur University, November, 2008.
  4. Mazumder, Debabrata and Sarkar, Sushovan. “Process Study and Wastewater Characterization in a Paint Manufacturing Industry”, Proceedings of 22nd National Convention on Environmental Engineering, IT-BHU, April, 2006.
  5. Mazumder, Debabrata and Hait, Subrata. “Performance Study of a Shaft-type Activated Sludge Reactor for High-rate Wastewater Treatment”, Proceedings of National Conference on Environment, Health and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, February, 2004.

Books Written

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (2008)

Compilation Edited

  • Advanced Bioprocesses in Industrial Wastewater Treatment (2006)

Supervision of M.E. / Ph.D. Thesis

  1. Nos. of M.E. Thesis : 18 [Completed 17 (Sole 15), On-going 1 (Sole)]
  2. Nos. of Ph.D. Thesis : 05 [On-going 5 (Sole)]

Course/Training Program Conducted

  1. Organized 1-week short-term course on “ADVANCED BIO-PROCESSES IN INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT” during (7 – 11)th November, 2005 (For Working Engineers and Professionals in Environmental Engineering)
  2. Organized 1-week Training Program on “GROUND WATER AND WATER QUALITY” during (3rd – 7th) March, 2014 (for ISGP Project Personnel under Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Government of West Bengal)

Lectures Delivered

  1. 1-week short-term course on “ADVANCED BIO-PROCESSES IN INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT” during (7 – 11)th November, 2005 at BESU, Shibpur
  2. 1-week Training Program on “GROUND WATER AND WATER QUALITY” during (3rd – 7th) March, 2014 at BESU, Shibpur
  3. TEQUIP-II Sponsored Short Term Course on “Technologies in Bioenergy and Environment Sustainability” during (13 – 17)th April, 2015 at NIT, Durgapur

Empanelment as a Consultant

  1. National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD). Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
  2. National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP). Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
  3. National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA). Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
  4. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG). Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India

Patent Filed

  • Filed Indian Patent on “Shaft-type Hybrid Bioreactor” in June 2011 [835/KOL/2011], which has been published on 28/12/2012