Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
   
DR. R. NARESH KUMAR
Assistant Professor , Civil and Evn Engineering
M.Sc., Ph.D. (Anna University, Chennai)
Contact Address
Residence Address 5, Radhakrishnan Street, Manavalanagar, Tiruvallur 602002, Tamilnadu
Permanent Address Quarter No. D1/7, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
Phone (Office) 09801160279
Phone Residence 06512275101
Email Id rnaresh@bitmesra.ac.in
   Joined Institute on : 4-May-2012

  Work Experience
 
Teaching : 05 Years

Research : 10 Years

Individual: 10 Years


  Professional Background
 
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Edith Cowan University, Australia (Sep. 2008 to Apr. 2012)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Lund University, Sweden (Apr. 2007 to June. 2008)

  Research Areas
 
  • Wastewater treatment (Coagulation-flocculation, electrocoagulation, electro-Fenton oxidation, Sequencing Batch Reactor, Anaerobic Processes)
  • Bioremediation
  • Environmental Quality Monitoring

  Award and Honours
 
  • Adjunct Lecturer, School of Natural Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Australia (Jul. 2015 to Jul. 2018)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, School of Natural Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Australia (Jul. 2012 to Jul. 2015)
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Australia
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Sweden

   Publications
 
  1. Rajesh Banu, J., Ushani, U., Rajkumar, M., Naresh Kumar, R., Parthiba Karthikeyan, O., (in press) Impact of mild alkali dosage on immobilized Exiguobacterium spp. mediated cost and energy efficient sludge disintegration. Bioresource Technology, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.08.216 (Impact Factor: 5.651)
  2. Verma, M. and R. Naresh Kumar (in press). Coagulation and electrocoagulation for co-treatment of stabilized landfill leachate and municipal wastewater. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination. DOI: 10.2166/wrd.2017.102 (Impact Factor: 0.409)
  3. Ranjan, K., S. Chakraborty, M. Verma, J. Iqbal and R. Naresh Kumar (2016) Co-treatment of old landfill leachate and municipal wastewater in sequencing batch reactor (SBR): effect of landfill leachate concentration. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. Vol. 51, pp. 377–387. (Impact Factor: 0.531)
  4. Verma, M. and Naresh Kumar, R. (2016). Can coagulation-flocculation be an effective pre-treatment option for landfill leachate and municipal wastewater co-treatment? Perspectives in Science. Vol. 8, 492–494.
  5. Chakraborty, S. and Naresh Kumar, R. (2016). Assessment of groundwater quality at a MSW landfill site using standard and AHP based water quality index: a case study from Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Vol. 188, pp. 335 (1–18). (Impact Factor: 1.63)
  6. Naresh Kumar, R., McCullough, C.D., Lund, M.A. and Larranaga, S. (2016). Assessment of factors limiting algal growth in acidic pit Lakes-a case study from Western Australia, Australia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Vol. 23, pp. 5915–5924. (Impact Factor: 2.76)
  7. Naresh Kumar, R., McCullough, C.D. and Lund, M.A. (2013). Upper and lower concentration thresholds for bulk organic substrates in bioremediation of acid mine drainage. Mine Water and the Environment. Vol. 32, pp. 285–292. (Impact Factor: 0.86)
  8. Jonstrup, M., R. Naresh Kumar, B. Guieysse, B. Mattiasson and M. Murto (2013). Decolourisation of textile dyes by Bjerkandera sp. BOL 13 using biomass as carbon source. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. Vol. 88, 388–394. (Impact Factor: 2.74)
  9. Naresh Kumar, R., C.D. McCullough, M.A. Lund and M. Newport (2011). Sourcing organic materials for pit lake bioremediation in remote mining regions. Mine Water and the Environment. Vol. 30, 296–301. (Impact Factor: 0.86)
  10. Jonstrup, M., R. Naresh Kumar, B. Mattiasson and M. Murto (2011). Sequential anaerobic-aerobic treatment of azo dyes: Decolourisation and amine degradability. Desalination Vol. 280, pp. 339–346. (Impact Factor: 4.41)
  11. Naresh Kumar, R., C.D. McCullough and M.A. Lund (2011). How does storage affect the quality and quantity of organic carbon in sewage for use in the bioremediation of acidic mine waters? Ecological Engineering, 37, pp. 1205–1231. (Impact Factor: 2.74)
  12. Naresh Kumar, R., C.D. McCullough and M.A. Lund (2009). Water resources in Australian mine pit lakes. Mining Technology. 118, pp. 205–211. (Scopus Indexed)
  13. Naresh Kumar, R. and R. Nagendran (2009). Fractionation behavior of heavy metals in soil during bioleaching with Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 169, pp. 1119–1126. (Impact Factor: 4.84)
  14. Naresh Kumar, R., R. Nagendran and K. Parvathi (2008). Bioleaching of heavy metals from contaminated soil using Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans: effect of sulfur/soil ratio. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 24, pp. 1539–1546. (Impact Factor: 1.53)
  15. Naresh Kumar, R. and R. Nagendran (2008). Changes in nutrient profile of soil during bioleaching of heavy metals using Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 156, pp. 102–107. (Impact Factor: 4.84)
  16. Banu, J.R, I.T. Yeom, S. Esakkiraj, R. Naresh Kumar, and Logakanthi, S. (2008). Biomanagement of sago-sludge using an earthworm, Eudrilus eugeniae. Journal of Environmental Biology, Vol. 29, pp. 143–146. (Impact Factor: 0.6)
  17. Banu, J.R, I.T. Yeom, S. Esakkiraj, R. Naresh Kumar, Lee, Y.W. and Vallinayagam, S. (2008). Biomanagement of sago-sludge using an earthworm, Lampito mauritii. Journal of Environmental Biology, Vol. 29, pp. 753–757. (Impact Factor: 0.6)
  18. Naresh Kumar, R. and R. Nagendran (2007). Influence of initial pH on bioleaching of heavy metals from contaminated soil employing indigenous sulfur oxidizing bacteria Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans. Chemosphere, Vol. 66, pp. 1775–1781. (Impact Factor: 3.69)
  19. Naresh Kumar, R., R. Nagendran and K. Parvathi (2007). Microbial solubilization of heavy metals in soil using indigenous sulfur oxidizing bacterium. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Vol. 66, pp. 680–683. (Impact Factor: 0.5)
  20. Parvathi, K., R. Naresh Kumar and R. Nagendran (2007). Biosorption of Manganese by Aspergillus niger and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 23, pp. 671–676. (Impact Factor: 1.53)
  21. Parvathi, K., R. Naresh Kumar and R. Nagendran (2007). Manganese biosorption sites of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Environmental Technology, Vol. 28, pp. 779–784. (Impact Factor: 1.76)
  22. Parvathi, K., R. Nagendran and R. Naresh Kumar (2007). Lead biosorption onto waste beer yeast by-product, a means to decontaminate effluent generated from battery manufacturing industry. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 10 (1). (Impact Factor: 1.403)
  23. Parvathi, K., R. Nagendran and R. Naresh Kumar (2007). Effect of pH on chromium biosorption by chemically treated Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Vol. 66, 675–679. (Impact Factor: 0.5)

Book Chapters

  1. Naresh Kumar, R., C.D. McCullough and M.A. Lund (2013). Pit lakes in Australia. In: Acidic Pit Lakes – The legacy of coal and metal surface mines (Eds. W. Geller, M. Schultze, B. Kleinmann and C. Wolkersdorfer) pp. 342–361, Springer publishers, Berlin, Germany.
  2. Naresh Kumar, R., McCullough, C.D. and Lund, M.A. (2011). Bacterial sulfate reduction based ecotechnology for remediation of acidic pit lakes. In: Mine Pit lakes: Closure and Management. (Ed. C.D. McCullough) pp. 121–134, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, Australia.
  3. Parvathi, K., R. Naresh Kumar, J.R. Banu and R. Nagendran (2004). Dimensionless toxicity index – a tool to assess freshwater quality. In: Freshwater Management. (Eds. R. Ramesh and S. Ramachandran) pp. 59–69, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India.


  Current Sponsored Projects
 
  1. Role: Principal investigator, Title: National Carbon Aerosol Monitoring programme, Grant: Rs. 106.0 Lakhs, Duration: 2017 to 2022, Sponsoring Agency: MoEFCC, India 
  2. Role: PI, TItle: Co-treatment of municipal wastewater and landfill leachate using granular activated carbon supplemented sequencing batch reactor (GAC-SBR), Grant: Rs. 0.79 Lakhs, Duration 2016-2017, Sponsoring Agency: Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (Seed Money Scheme)
  3. Role: PI, Title: Evaluating the spatial and temporal variations in groundwater quality around municipal solid wastes
    dumping site in Ranchi and developing a solute transport model, Grant: Rs. 11.46 Lakhs, Duration: 2013 to 2016, Sponsoring Agency: UGC, New Dehi, India
  4. Role: Co-investigator: Title: Excess sludge reduction by lysozyme secreting bacterial pretreatment, Grant: Rs. 11.98 Lakhs, Duration: 2009 to 2012, Sponsoring Agency: DBT, India
  5. Role: Co-investigator, Title: Enhancing ecological values of mine pit lakes through simple nutrient addition and bank side vegetation, Grant: A$ 380,000, Duration: 2012 to 2014, Sponsoring Agency: ACARP, Australia
  6. Role: PI, Title: Evaluating the effectiveness of bioremediation for treatment of acid sulfate soil affected lakes, Grant: A$ 80,000, Duration: 2011 to 2012, Edith Cowan University & City of Stirling, Industry Collaboration Grant, Australia
  7. Role: PI, Title: Bioremediation as a potential treatment to improve iron-ore pit lake water quality in the Pilbara, WA, Grant: A$ 174,000, Duration: 2011 to 2012, Sponsoring Agency: Rio Tinto, Australia
  8. Role: Co-investigator, Title: Bioremediation of a Rio Tinto iron ore Pilbara pit lake water - Stage II, Grant: A$ 65,000, Duration: 2011 (06 Months), Sponsoring Agency: Rio Tinto, Australia
  9. Role: Co-investigator, Title: Scoping study for bioremediation of a Rio Tinto iron ore pit lake, Grant: A$ 18,000, Duration: 2010 (04 Months), Sponsoring Agency: Rio Tinto, Australia