Dr. Neethu B.

Qualification : Ph.D.

Details of Educational Qualification:

Course Specialization Group College Name/University Year of Passing
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 2019
M.Tech. Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur 2015
B.Tech. Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Calicut University, Kerala 2012

My Publications

S.No Title of the Paper Full Details of Journal Name / Conference Name, Volume number, page number, Date
1 Electricity generation through a photo sediment microbial fuel cell using algae at the cathode. Water Science and Technology, p.wst2017485.
2 Enhancement of bioelectricity generation and algae productivity in microbial carbon-capture cell using low cost coconut shell as membrane separator. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 133, 205-213.
3 Application of ion exchange membranes in enhancing algae production alongside desalination of saline water in microbial fuel cell. MRS Advances.
4 A novel proton exchange membrane developed from clay and activated carbon derived from coconut shell for application in microbial fuel cell. Biochemical Engineering Journal.
5 "Optimizing Performance of a Microbial Carbon-Capture Cell using Box-Behnken Design." Process Biochemistry (2020).
6 "Improving performance of microbial fuel cell by enhanced bacterial-anode interaction using sludge immobilized beads with activated carbon." Process Safety and Environmental Protection (2020).
7 Suppression of methanogenesis for improved bioelectricity production in microbial fuel cell using extracts of Azadirachta indica leaf and Allium sativum peel. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2020).
8 Nickel adsorbed algae biochar as an efficient cathode catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in a microbial carbon-capture cell Manuscript under review.
9 Bismuth doped TiO2 as an excellent photocathode catalyst to enhance the performance of microbial fuel cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43(15), 7501-7510.
10 Improved performance of microbial fuel cell by using conductive ink printed cathode containing Co3O4 or Fe3O4. Electrochimica Acta, 310, pp.173-183.
11 Improved performance of microbial fuel cell by in-situ methanogenesis suppression while treating fish market wastewater. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Electronic ISSN 1559-0291.
12 Enhancing the Performance of Microbial Fuel Cell by Using Chloroform Pre-treated Mixed Anaerobic Sludge to ControlMethanogenesis in Anodic Chamber, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 10.1007/s12010-020-03458-9, (2020).
13 Simultaneous Nutrient Removal, Algal Biomass Production, and Electricity Generation in MCC. International Conference on "Sustainable technologies for intelligent water management, IWRS, 16-19 February 2018, IIT Roorkee, India
14 Utilization of nutrients in wastewater for algae production with simultaneous energy recovery by a novel stacked microbial desalination cell and microbial carbon capture cell system. Second international conference on anaerobic digestion, Thailand.
15 Application of IEMs in enhancing algal production alongside desalination of saline water in MFC, 2018 MRS Fall meeting, 25-30 November Boston, USA.
16 Development of low-cost MCC cell for simultaneous electricity generation and algae production, DBT National Workshop on Bioenergy 2018, 6-7 July, IIT Roorkee, India.
17 Development of low cost Microbial carbon Capture (MCC) Cells for continuous tivation and power generation. Indo-EU workshop on The Recent Development in Microbial Fuel Cell and Membrane Bioreactor Technology, IIT Kharagpur, India; 2-3 February 2018.
18 Effect of different algal biomass concentrations on performance of low-cost clayware MCC cell. Indo-EU workshop on The Recent Development in MFC and MBR Technology IIT Kharagpur, India; 2-3 February 2018.
19 “Enhancing the performance of microbial fuel cell by using sludge pretreated with chloroform as inoculum” 8th International Conference on Clean and Green Energy-ICCGE 2019, February 13-15, 2019, Milan, Italy.
20 Application of Selenium/Activated carbon as novel cathode catalyst to enhance the performance of MFC, 4th Asia Pacific – International Society of Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology BITS – Pilani, Goa, 13 -16 Nov 2018.
21 Enhanced power production from ceramic MFC using graphitized coconut coir based anode. 4th International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology-EU, Newcastle, UK.
22 Anodic inoculums screening for microbial fuel cells by quantifying bioelectrogenic activity using tungsten trioxide quantum rods. Indo-EU workshop on The Recent Development in MFC and MBR Technology, IIT Kharagpur, India; 2-3 February 2018.
  • Neethu B., Bhowmick G. D and Ghangrekar M. M. (2019). Yeast and Algae as Biocatalysts in Microbial Fuel Cell, Book chapter, Waste to Sustainable Energy: MFCs–Prospects through Prognosis, CRC Press.
  • Jadhav D.A., Neethu B. and Ghangrekar M. M (2019). Microbial Carbon Capture Cell: Advanced Bio-electrochemical System for Wastewater Treatment, Electricity Generation and Algal Biomass Production, Book chapter, Volume 2: Biorefinery Approaches of Wastewater Treatment, Application of Microalgae in Wastewater Treatment.
  • Neethu.B, Pankaj K. Gautam, Dipak A. Jadhav, M. M. Ghangrekar. Simultaneous Nutrient Removal, Algal Biomass Production and Electricity Generation in Microbial Carbon Capture Cell (In press).
  • M. M. Ghangrekar and Neethu B (2020). Bioelectrochemical System for Bioremediation and Energy Generation. Microbial Bioremediation and Biodegradation, 978-981-15-1811-9, 482953_1_En. Springer Nature.
  • B. Neethu, Amitap Khandelwal, M. M. Ghangrekar, Ihjas K, Jaichander Swaminathan, (2021) Microbial Fuel Cells - Challenges for commercialization and how they can be addressed, Scaling up of microbial electrochemical systems, Elsevier