Basavaraju Manu

Designation: 

Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, December 3, 2007

Professional Experience: 

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK Surathkal (May 2018-present).
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK Surathkal (October 2009– May 2018).
Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, NITK Surathkal (December 2007 – September 2009)
Reader, Department of Civil Engineering, MIT Manipal (August 2007- December 2007)
Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, MIT Manipal (February 2006- July 2007)

Contact Details

E-mail: 

bmanu8888 [at] gmail.com,
bmanu [at] nitk.ac.in

Telephone: 

+91-824-2473353

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

Doctor of Philosophy (2006): Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India.
Title of thesis is “Sequential Anaerobic-Aerobic Treatment of Azo Dye Wastewater”.
Master of Technology (2000): Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India
M.Tech thesis on “Physico-Chemical Treatment of Denim Process Wastewaters.”
Result: Cumulative Performance Index (CPI): 8.42/10 (First class with distinction

Areas of Interest

(i) Principles of environmental engineering,
(ii) Application of biological processes and advanced oxidation processes for water and wastewater treatment, and
(iii) Environmental management system

Significant Projects

Mahadayi River Water Diversion Project, EIA study, Government of Karnataka
Industry Sponsored Research Project: Development of Effluent Treatment Techniques for Cashew Nut Shell Liquid Effluent, Phenalkamine Condensate and Development of Method for Stabilizing Colour of Cashewnut Shell Liquid”. 2019-2020, 1 lakh

Significant Publications

1. Manu B and Sanjeev Chaudhari,"Anaerobic Decolorisation of Simulated Textile Wastewater Containing Azo Dyes ", Bioresource Technology,Vol. 83, No.3, pp. 225-233, 2002 (cited by 271 times in www.scopus.com ; world’s largest database for scientific and technical articles).
2. Manu B and Sanjeev Chaudhari,"Decolorization of Indigo and Azo Dyes in Semi-Continuous Reactors With Long Hydraulic Retention Time ", Process Biochemistry,Vol. 38, No.8, pp. 1213-1221, 2003 (cited by 179 times in www.scopus.com ; world’s largest database for scientific and technical articles).
3. Manu B, “Physico-Chemical Treatment of Indigo Dye Wastewater”, Coloration Technology, Vol. 127, No. 3, pp. 197-202, 2007. (cited by 38 times in www.scopus.com ; world’s largest database for scientific and technical articles)
4. Manu, B., Mahamood, Vittal, H and Shrihari, S. (2011). “A novel catalytic route to degrade paracetamol by Fenton process.” Int. J. Res. Chem. Environ., 1 (1), 157-164.
5. Manu, B. and Mahamood. (2011). “Enhanced degradation of paracetamol by UV-C supported photo-Fenton process over Fenton oxidation.” Water Sci. Technol., 64 (12), 2433 - 2438.
6. Manu, B. and Mahamood. (2011). “Degradation of Paracetamol in Aqueous Solution by Fenton Oxidation and Photo-Fenton Oxidation Processes Using Iron from Laterite Soil as Catalyst.” Int. J. Earth sci. Eng., 4 (6), 1103 - 1110.
7. Shrikant, S. J., S. Shrihari and B. Manu. (2012). “Reuse of Textile Mill Sludge in Cement Based Solid Blocks”, International J. of Engg. Research & Indu. Appls., 5 (3), 213-224.
8. Basavaraju Manu and Mahamood (2012), “Degradation Kinetics of Diclofenac in Water by Fenton’s Oxidation”, Journal of Sustainable Energy & Environment, 3, 173-176
9. Rahul Karale, Basavaraju Manu and S.Shrihari (2013), “Degradation of Toxic 2-Aminopyridine Pharmaceutical Compound from Aqueous Environments Using Advanced Fenton and Photo-Fenton Oxidation Processes”, International Journal of Advanced Technology in Civil Engineering, 2(1), 34-38.
10. Rahul Karale, Basavaraju Manu and S.Shrihari (2013), “Catalytic Use of Laterite Iron for Degradation of 2-Aminopyridine Using Advanced Oxidation Processes”, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 4(5), 207-210.
11. Vijay Kumar Pujar and B.Manu (2013), “Biodegradation of Bromopyridine Using Sequential Batch Reactors”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Development, 3(7), 73-77.
12. Rahul S.Karale, Basavaraju Manu, S.Shrihari (2014), “Fenton and Photo-Fenton Oxidation Processes For Degradation of 3-Aminopyridine From Water”, APCBEE Proceedia, 9, 25-29
13. Vinayak Patki, S.Shrihari and B.Manu (2013), “Fuzzy system modelling for forecasting Water Quality Index in Municipal Distribution System”, Urban Water, DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2013.820333.
14. Vinayak K. Patki, S. Shrihari and B. Manu (2013), “Water Quality Index in Municipal Distribution System for Solapur city, Maharashtra State, India”, International Journal of Environmental Protection, 3(6), 16-23.
15. Shrikant S Jahagirdar, S. Shrihari and B. Manu, (2013) "Reuse of Textile Mill Sludge in Burnt Clay Bricks", International Journal of Advanced Technology in Civil Engineering, 2(1), 96-99.
16. Shrikant S Jahagirdar, S. Shrihari and B. Manu, (2013) "Utilization of Textile Mill Sludge in Burnt Clay Bricks", International Journal of Environmental Protection, 3 (5), 6-13
17. Patki V.K., Shrihari S and Manu, B (2013) "Water Quality Prediction in Distribution System Using Feed Forward Neural Network", International Journal of Advanced Technology in Civil Engg., 2(1), 84-91
18. Shrikant S Jahagirdar, Surathkal Shrihari , and Basavaraju Manu (2015), "Reuse of Incinerated Textile Mill Sludge as Adsorbent for Dye Removal", KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, DOI 10.1007/s12205-015-0731-3
19. TN Shridhara, DM Chethan, B Manu, N Indresh (2014), "Degradation of Para-Phenylenediamine in Aqueous Solution by Photo-Fenton Oxidation Processes", Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal 3 (2), 88-92.
20. Basavaraju Manu and Karthik M (2016), “Biodegradation of an Antiobiotic Cephalaxin Using Aerobic Batch Reactor”, Life Sciences International Journal, 3(2), 22-23.
21. Amritha A.S. and B.Manu, (2016), “Low cost Fenton's oxidative degradation of 4-nitroaniline using iron from laterite”, Water Science and Technology, 74(4), DOI: 10.2166/wst.2016.371
22. Sanjeev Sangami and Basavaraju Manu, (2016), “Fenton's Treatment of Actual Agriculture Runoff Water Containing Herbicides”, Water Science and Technology, 75 (2), 451-461
23. Sanjeev Sangami and Basavaraju Manu, (2017), “Optimization of Fenton’s oxidation of herbicide dicamba in water using response surface methodology”, Applied Water Science, 1-12
24. Sanjeev Sangami and Basavaraju Manu, (2017),” Synthesis of Green Iron Nanoparticles using Laterite and their application as a Fenton-like catalyst for the degradation of herbicide Ametryn in water”, Environmental Technology & Innovation 8, 150-163
25. AS Amritha, B Manu (2016), “FENTON AND PHOTO FENTON OXIDATION OF 2-NITROANILINE”, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, 5(18), 102-104
26. Rekha Rao, Basavaraju Manu, Arun Kumar Thalla (2017), “Behavioral, Physical and Biochemical Responses of Cyprinus Carpio for Paracetamol Exposure”, International Journal of Emerging Research in Management &Technology, 6(2), 215-219
27. Sanjeev Sangami, Basavaraju Manu, (2018) “Catalytic efficiency of laterite-based FeNPs for the mineralization of mixture of herbicides in water”, Environmental Technology, 1-13
28. Hepsiba Niruba Catherine, Ming-Han Ou, Basavaraju Manu and Yang-hsin Shih(2018), “Adsorption mechanism of emerging and conventional phenolic compounds on graphene oxide nanoflakes in water”, Science of the Total Environment, 635, 629-638.
29. AS Amritha and B Manu (2018),” Degradation of nitroaromatic compounds: a novel approach using iron from laterite soil”, Applied Water Science, 8(5), 135-142.
30. S Bhaskar, Basavaraju Manu, MY Sreenivasa (2019), “Bacteriological synthesis of iron hydroxysulfate using an isolated Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans strain and its application in ametryn degradation by Fenton's oxidation process”, Journal of Environmental Management, 232, 236-242.
31. B Manu and S Mahamood (2019), “Photo-Fenton Degradation of Paracetamol—Evaluation of Iron Extracted from Laterite Soil as Catalyst”, Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 11 (1-2), 127-132.
32. GB Mahesh, B Manu (2019), “Biological Treatment of 3, 6-Dichloro-2-Methoxybenzoic Acid Using Anaerobic-Aerobic Sequential Batch Reactor”, Environmental Processes 6 (2), 493-509.
33. GB Mahesh, B Manu (2019), “Biodegradation of ametryn and dicamba in a sequential anaerobic-aerobic batch reactor: A case study”, Water Practice and Technology 14 (2), 423-434.
34. GB Mahesh, B Manu (2019), “Removal of ametryn and organic matter from wastewater using sequential anaerobic-aerobic batch reactor: A performance evaluation study”, Journal of environmental management 249, 109390.
35. D Nagappa, B Manu (2019),” Nano-scale Iron Oxide as Heterogeneous Fenton Catalyst for Organic Pollution Degradation and Heavy Metal Remediation in Water Sample of Byramangala Lake, Karnataka”, Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution 16 (3), 25-33.
36. M Yaseen, B Manu, N Kudri, HS Govardhanaswamy (2019), “Use of redox mediators for the enhanced degradation of selected nitrophenols”, Applied Water Science 9 (8), 194.
37. GB Mahesh and B Manu (2020),” ENHANCEMENT OF AMETRYN BIODEGRADATION EFFICIENCY USING ANTHRAQUINONE-2,6-DISULPHONATE IN ANAEROBIC-AEROBIC TREATMENT”, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal.
38. Bhaskar S, B Manu and Sreenivasa MY (2020),” Bioleaching of iron from fly ash using a novel isolated Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans strain and evaluation of catalytic role of leached iron in the Fenton’s oxidation of Cephalexin”, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 97, 360-367

Achievements

1. Joint Secretary of India Chapter of International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR)
2. 2016 IEAE Young Achiever Award/Research Exellence for 246 citations of the research article - Manu B and Sanjeev Chaudhari,"Anaerobic Decolorisation of Simulated Textile Wastewater Containing Azo Dyes ", Bioresource Technology,Vol. 83, No.3, pp. 225-233, 2002
3. Visited Professor Eakalak Khan, Environmental Engineering Division of North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, North Dakota, USA during November 16 – December 01, 2008 as a part of research interaction of TEQIP I program
4. Visited Professor Roger West and Professor Laurence Gill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland during 04/06/2014 – 14/06/2014 as a part of research interaction of TEQIP II program
5. Reviewed a book entitled “Principles of Environmental Engineering Science” authored by M.L. Davis and Susan J Masten, 2nd Edn., 2009, McGraw-Hill Publishers, New-Delhi.
6. Reviewer for research article submitted to various Journal of Elsevier publishers, England, IWA, UK.
7. Reviewed manuscripts submitted to 2nd International Conference on Current Trends in Technology NUiCONE 2011 held at Institute of Technology, Nirma Univeristy, Ahmedabad, India during December 8-10, 2011.
8. Ph.D. and M.Tech. thesis examiner (external) for VTU, Karnataka, MIT, Manipal, SJCE, Mysore, and Anna University
9. District Level Environmental Appraisal Committee (DEAC) for Udupi and Karwar Districts, Karnataka, Since June 2016

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