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Dr. B. N. Rai
Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, IIT BHU.
bnrai.che@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Environmental Biotechnology, Waste Mangement, Bioremediation, Biofilteration, Industrial Pollution & Control

Born in 1955, Prof. B. N. Rai is  Professor in IIT(BHU) in 2010. Currently He is working as Dean(Students Affairs), IIT(BHU). Prof. Rai has supervised 30 M.Tech. and 03 Ph.D. theses, authored/co-authored/presented over 100 technical papers, authored two books in Hindi and sixteen book chapters and successfully completed projects sanctioned by ISRO, MoEF, etc. He has edited nine books and also written popular articles in Hindi. He has organized eight seminar/ workshop/ conference/ lecture series. He also contributed significantly in capacity of various positions in the Institute and University administration. He had been President IT Gymkhana (2009) and  President, Faculty Forum, IIT(BHU), 2016-17. He is the recipient of Second Prize by Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources for writing a book on non-conventional energy resources, in Hindi. He has delivered many invited talks and keynote address. He is reviewer of many journals. 

2016

  1. S Singh, B N Rai and R S Singh, Biofiltration of styrene using composite beads of compost as modified biofilter media, Res JL of Chem and Env, 20(5), 43-46 (2016).
  2.  Amrita Shahi, B N Rai and R S Singh, Analysis of Metabolites and Carbon Balance in the Biofilteration of Cumene Using Loofa Sponge as Biofilter Media,  Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology , Vol. 180(2), 338-348(2016).
  3. S.R. Geed, M.K. Kureel, A.K. Shukla, R.S. Singh and B.N. Rai, Biodegradation of malathion and evaluation of kinetic parameters using three bacterial species, Resource Efficient Technology, Vol. 2, S3- S11(2016).
  4. M.K. Rai, G. Shahi, V. Meena, R. Meena, S. Chakraborty, R.S. Singh and B.N. Rai, Removal of hexavalent chromium Cr (VI) using activated carbon prepared from mango kernel activated with H3PO4 , Resource Efficient Technology, Vol. 2, S63- S70(2016).
  5. M.K. Kureel, S.R. Geed, B.S. Giri, A.K. Shukla, B.N. Rai and R.S. Singh, Removal of aqueous benzene in the immobilized batch and continuous packed bed bioreactor by isolated Bacillus sp. M1, Resource Efficient Technology, Vol. 2, S87- S95(2016).

2017

  1. Sachin R Geed, B S Rhrirame, and R S Singh, B N Rai, Assessment of pesticide removal using two stage integrated aerobic treatment plant (IATP) by bacillus species isolated from agricultural field, Bioresource Technology,  Vol 242, 45-54(2017)8. Biofiltration of xylene using wood charcoal as the biofilter media under transient and high loading conditions, Bioresource Technology, Vol 242, 351-358(2017)
  2. M.K. Kureel, S.R. Geed, B.S. Giri, B N Rai and R S Singh, Biodegradation of kinetic study of benzene in bioreactor packed with PUF and alginate beads and immobilized with Bacillus sp. M3, Bioresource Technology, Vol 242, 92-100(2017).
  3.  S.R. Geed,  A Raj, M.K. Kureel, V P Singh, Sumeet Kumar, B.S. Giri, B N Rai and R S Singh, Studies on removal of Atrazine by coupling Fenton reaction with bioreactor in series, Indian Jl of Experimental Biology, Vol 55, 498-505(2017).
  4. S R Geed, M K Kureel, B S Giri, R S Singh. and B N Rai, Performance evaluation of Malathion biodegradation in batch and continuous packed bed bioreactor (PBBR), Bioresource Technology, Vol. 227, 56-65 (2017).
  5. Amrita Shahi, B N Rai and R S Singh, A comparative study of a bio fuel cell with two different proton exchange membrane for the production of electricity from waste water,  Resource Efficient Technology, Vol. 3(1), 78-81(2017).
  6. 13.Vikash Bharati,  Amrita Shahi, Sachin Geed, M K Kureel, B N Rai, Surendra Kumar, B S Giri and R S Singh,  Biodegradation of reactive orange 16 dye in the packed bed bioreactor using seeds of Ashoka and Casuarina as packing media, ,  216-221(2017).

2018

  1. Sachin Geed, Sachin Prasad, MK Kureel, RS Singh, BN Rai, Biodegradation of wastewater in alternating aerobic-anoxic lab scale pilot plant by Alcaligenes sp. S 3 isolated from agricultural field, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.214,  Pages 408-415(2018) (Impact Factor – 4.01)
  2. K Vikrant, BS Giri, N Raza, K Roy, KH Kim, BN Rai, RS Singh, Recent advancements in bioremediation of dye: Current status and challenges, Bioresource Technology, 2018 (Accepted). (Impact Factor – 5.65).
  3. Ravi Kumar Sonwani, Balendu Shekhar Giri, Sachin Rameshrao Geed, Anjney Sharma, Ram Sharan Singh, Birendra Nath Rai, Combination of UV–Fenton oxidation process with biological technique for treatment of PAHs using Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes NRSS3 isolated from petroleum contaminated site, IJEB, 2018 (Accepted) (Impact Factor – 1.115)
  4. Md Abu Talha, Mandavi Goswami, B. S. Giri, Anjaney Sharma, B. N. Rai, R.S.Singh, Bioremediation of Congo red dye in immobilized batch and continuous packed bed bioreactor by Brevibacillus parabrevis using coconut shell bio-char, Bioresource Technology, Vol.252, 37-43(2018);  (Impact Factor – 5.65)

 

Book Chapters

  1. B. N. Rai and S. N. Upadhyay, Gas Holdup and Heat and Mass Transfer in Bubble Column and Loop Reactors, Particulate Phenomena and Multiphase Transport, Vol. 2, 427-442, (Ed. T. N. Vaziroglu), Hemisphere Pub. Corp., New York(1986).
  2. B. N. Rai, P. Lal and S. N. Upadhyay, Mass Transfer to Agitated Power Law Fluids, Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering, (Eds. D. N. Saraf and D. Kunzru), Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi(1989).
  3. S. N. Upadhyay, Vineet Kumar, B. N. Rai and G. Tripathi, Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis, Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design, (ed. McKetta, J. J.), Vol. 59, 373-446, Mercel Deckker, (1996).
  4. S. N. Upadhyay, Vineet Kumar, B. N. Rai and G. Tripathi, Wetted Column Absorbers, Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design, (Ed. McKetta, J. J.), Vol. 67, 188-197, Mercel Deckker, (1999).
  5. S. N. Upadhyay, Vineet Kumar, B. N. Rai and G. Tripathi, Zone Refining, Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design, (Ed. McKetta, J. J.), Vol. 68, 49-122, Mercel Deckker, (1999).
  6. S. N. Upadhyay, P.K.Mishra and B. N. Rai, Rotating Biological Contractors, Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology, (Ed. A.Pandey), 92-101, Howarth Press, New York(2004).
  7. B N Rai, P.K.Mishra and S. N. Upadhyay,  Trickling Filters, Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology, (Ed. A.Pandey), Howarth Press, 102-112, New York(2004). 
  8. P.K.Mishra, B N Rai and S. N. Upadhyay,  Waste Stabilization Ponds, Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology, (Ed. A.Pandey), Howarth Press, 113-122, New York(2004).
  9. P.K.Mishra, B N Rai and S. N. Upadhyay,  Biological Reactors, Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology, (Ed. A.Pandey), Howarth Press, 71-81, New York(2004).
  10. R S Singh, B N Rai, Kiran Singh and S N Upadhyaya, Removal of Toluene Vapour from Air Stream Using a Biofilter packed with Polyurethene Foam, Environmental Science and Engineering, Daya Publishing House, 439-456, New Delhi, 2013, ISBN 978-81-7035-4.
  11. Kiran Singh, R S Singh, B N Rai and S N Kaul, Biofilteration, Pollution Abatement and Control, Daya Publishing House ( A Division of Astral International Private Limited), 58-80, New Delhi, 2014, ISBN 978-93-5124-284-0.
  12. Kiran Singh, R S Singh, B N Rai, S N Upadhyay and S N Kaul, Biofilteration of Xylene Using Wood Charcoal as Biofiler Media, Pollution Abatement and Control, Daya Publishing House ( A Division of Astral International Private Limited), 81-94, New Delhi, 2014, ISBN 978-93-5124-284-0.
  13. Mithilesh Kumar Rai, Asutosh Mishra, B N Rai and R S Singh, Removal of Hexavalent Chromium from Aqueous Solution using Wheat (Triticumaestivum) Bran as Biosorbent, Energy Technology and Ecological Concerns: Energy Technology & Ecological Concerns: A Contemporary Approach, Gyan Bindu Publications, 108- 113, New Delhi, 2014, ISBN 978-81-93024-71-3.
  14. Geed S R, Kureel M K, Singh, R S and B N Rai, Study of Bioremediation of Hazardous Pollutant-Malathion Pesticide in Contaminated Soil by Bacterial pseudomonas sp., Energy Technology & Ecological Concerns: A Contemporary Approach: A Contemporary Approach, Gyan Bindu Publications, 98- 102, New Delhi, 2014, ISBN 978-81-93024-71-3.
  15. Kiran Singh, R S Singh, B N Rai and S N Kaul, Bio-filteration, Waste Treatment Processes in Environmental Engineering, Daya Publishing House ( A Division of Astral International Private Limited), Vol. 1, 28-51, New Delhi, 2016, ISBN 978-93-5124-692-3.
  16. R S Singh, B N Rai and S N Kaul, Membrane Bioreactor for the Treatment of Wastewater, Waste Treatment Processes in Environmental Engineering, Daya Publishing House ( A Division of Astral International Private Limited), Vol. 1, 190-229, New Delhi, 2016, ISBN 978-93-5124-692-3.

Books Edited:

  1. Proceedings of IAEM National Conference on Recent Advances in Waste Management, IT BHU, Feb. 23-25 (2001).
  2. Proceedings of National Conference on Separation in Process Industries, ITBHU, Feb. 14-16 (2003).
  3. BIOMASS- Physico-Chemical Characteristics (in Hindi), Published by CAS, Chem. Engg. & Tech., BHU, Varanasi (2004).
  4. Proceedings of Recent Advances in Waste Management (RAWM), Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, IT, BHU, Varanasi, Feb-2009. ISBN No- 978-81- 920812-0-5.
  5. Environmental Science, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2013, ISBN 978-93-313-1870-1.
  6. Environmental Education, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2013, ISBN 978-93-313-1872-5.
  7. Environmental Science and Engineering, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, 2013, ISBN 978-81-7035-4.
  8. Pollution Abatement and Control, Daya Publishing House ( A Division of Astral International Private Limited), New Delhi, 2014, ISBN 978-93-5124-284-0.
  9. Waste Treatment Processes in Environmental Engineering, Daya Publishing House ( A Division of Astral International Private Limited), New Delhi 2016, ISBN 978-93-5124-317-5 (4 Vol)

Book Authored:

  1. Javiya Padharth: Ushma Rasainic Guna Dharm”, 2004. (In Hindi)
  2. Taralan: Ek Samanya Parichay, Hindi Prakashan Samiti, BHU, 2018, Varanasi, (in Hindi)
  • Admn. Warden, Vishwakarma Hostel – June 2005- May 2009.
  • Warden, Vishwakarma Hostel – December, 2001-May 2005.
  • President- IT Gymkhana, 2008-09.
  • Councilor, Cultural Council, IIT(BHU) Gymkhana, 2012-13, 13-14.
  • Co-Coordinator, Students Cultural Activity Centre, BHU, 2004.
  • Member, Core Committee, National Youth Festival, 2005.
  • Manager, BHU Team, National Youth Festival, 2005.
  • Manager, BHU Team, National Youth Festival, 2006.
  • Convenor, Theatre Events,  SPANDAN-10.
  • Coordinator, UET, PET, GATE, RET
  • Presiding Officer- IIT JEE
  • Centre Superintendent- PMT, UGC-NET, CSIR-NET, RET
  • Board Member- 21st IIT Staff Sport Meet 25-29, Dec. 2013 at IIT Guwahati.
Sevices Out Side IIT:
Member, NAAC, Bangalore since 2013.
Member, BOS, GBTU, 2013, 2014.
Member, BOS, MJPR University, 2012, 2013, 2014.
Member, BOS, BTKIT, Dwarhat, 2013.
Member, BOS, BIT Sindri, 2008.
  • Organizing Secretary, IAEM National Conference on ‘Recent Advances in Waste Management’, IT, BHU, 2001
  • Co-Covenor, National Seminar on ‘Separation in Process Industries’, IT, BHU, 2003
  • Co-Convenor, National Conference on Energy: Challenges in 21st Century and Environmental Assessment jointly organized by BARC, Mumbai and BHU, Varanasi, Dec. 8-9, 2004.
  • Organizing Secretary, National Workshop on Environmental Pollution and Environmental Ethics, IT, BHU, Feb24-25, 2005.
  • Convenor, National Conference on ‘Recent Advances in Waste Management’ RAWM-09 , IT, BHU, Feb. 20-21, 2009
  • Coordinator, First Refresher Course in Environmental Science and Technolgy, UGC Academic Staff College, BHU, Oct 27 – Nov 16, 2010.
  • Convenor, Malviya Lecture series on Advances in Chemical Engineering, 19-20 March, 2012.
  • Convenor, Malviya Lecture series on Advances in Chemical Engineering, 19-20 March, 2013.