Bioreactor and photobioreactor development for bacteria, algae and plant metabolites for food and fuel applications; Biofuels from crop residues and food wastes; water and wastewater treatment in the food industry for ZLD; Chemical residue free Advanced oxidation process development for crop residues, wastewater treatment, grain protection; Modeling, simulation, Life cycle assessment and CFD.
Ph.D. Topics available :
1) Cleaner and greener processing of polyherbal ayurvedic formulations, phytochemical profiling, safety and efficacy evaluation for liver diseases (jointly with Biochemistry Dept).
2) High-performance photobioreactor development for high value algae/plant metabolites (omega 3, PUFA).
3) Studies on non-chemical methods for crop residues pretreatment and biochemical conversion to XOS/ Xylitol/ethanol.
4) Biofuels from food waste and wastewater treatment using membrane bioreactors coupled with advanced tertiary treatment.
Algal-based CO2 sequestration and bioconversion to food and fuel-grade products, Crop-reside and food waste valorisation, Membrane bioreactors, Ozonation for grain protection with CFD; development of cleaner and greener processing methods in Ayurveda/Phyto-therapy.
CSIR-Raman Fellow, DUKE Univ., USA