BIOGAS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CENTRE

CENTRE FOR ENERGY, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI

 

Research activities:
1. Construction of experimental biogas digester with alternate feed material using bamboo and Resin under progress.

2. PhD Degree (Ongoing& Completed):

  1. Dr. Manjula Das Ghatak has worked on Biogas Generation and Purification using Lignocellulosic Biomass and Cattle Dung. BDTC has helped in completing her research.
  2. Dawit Gudeta, ongoing Ethiopian Phd scholar is currently working in design and development of thermophilic biogas digester and alternate fabrication material for biogas digesters with help from BDTC.
  3. Dipti Yadav, ongoing Phd scholar is currently working in alternate feed material for biogas digester under BDTC.
  4. Deep Bora ongoing Phd scholar is currently working in biogas scrubbing under BDTC.
  5. Sachankar Buragohain, Phd scholar is currently working in alternate feed material and pretreatment of alternate feed material for biogas digester under BDTC.
  6. Santosh Kumar Hotta, Phd scholar is currently working in Rural Electrification from biogas digester under BDTC.

Research Publications:

    • Dipti Yadav, LepakshiBarbora, LathaRangan and PinakeswarMahanta. Tea waste and food waste as a potential feedstock for biogas production. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy (under revision).
    • Dipti Yadav, TanjaRado, PinakeswarMahanta, LathaRangan, Richard Blanchard and Andrew Wheatley. Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion: A Case Study UK and India, Bioenergy: An engine for economic growth in the Global South? International conference held on 28 January 2015 in Welcome Trust, London, UK.
    • Dipti Yadav, Deep Bora, Abhinav Choudhary, Lepakshi Barbora, Latha Rangan and Pinakeswar Mahanta. Thermochemical and Organic Pretreatment of Local LignocellulosicBioresources for Energy Production. ICETB 2014 (BRSI), 6th – 9th November 2014. JNU, New Delhi.
    • Dipti Yadav, Deep Bora, Rishiraj Purkayastha, Manjula Ghatak, Lepakshi Barbora, Pinakeswar Mahanta, TanjaRadu, Richard Blanchard, and Andrew Wheatley, Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion: A Case Study, 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014 Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services for All in a Fast Changing World
    • D. Raha, P. Mahanta, M.L. Clarkec, The implementation of decentralised biogas plants in Assam, NE India:The impact and effectiveness of the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme, Energy Policy 68 (2014) 80–91.
    • M. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2014), “Effect of Temperature on Biogas Production from Lignocellulosic Biomasses”, Proceedings of 2014 1st International Conference on Non Conventional Energy (ICONCE 2014), pp:164-168, organized by JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani, India, 16-17th Jan’2014
    • M. Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2014), “Effect of Temperature on Biogas Production from Lignocellulosic Biomasses”, Proceedings of 2014 1st International Conference on Non Conventional Energy (ICONCE 2014), pp:164-168, organized by JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani, India, 16-17th Jan’201
    • Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2014), “Effect of Temperature on Biogas Production from Lignocellulosic Biomasses”, Proceedings of 2014 1st International Conference on Non Conventional Energy (ICONCE 2014), pp:164-168, organized by JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani, India, 16-17th Jan’2014M. 
    • Das Ghatak and P. Mahanta (2013), “Biogas production from lignocellulosic biomasses” Proceedings of the 22nd National and 11th International ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference 2013, organized by IIT Kharagpur, India, 28th to 31st Dec’2013.

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