Dr. Akshaya Kumar Verma
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Dr. Akshaya Kumar Verma

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technical Education & Research, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) Bhubaneswar, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Infrastructure Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, India

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Dr. Akshaya Kumar Verma is currently working as Lecturer at National Institute of Technology, India. He has completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, India. His main area of interest focuses on Environmental Sciences, Environmental Biotechnology, Water and Wastewater Engineering, and Energy from Municipal Waste. His area of expertise includes Water Treatment, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Wastewater Treatment, Textile Wastewater Treatment, and Energy from Food Wastes. He has published 9 research articles in journals, 1 book chapter and review 1 article.

Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
Structural Biology
Environment Engineering
Wastewater Treatment Technology
Textile Wastewater Treatment

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Verma, A.K., Y. Oren, J. Gilron and Z. Ronen, 2022. An investigation on the ion exchange membrane bioreactor with a spiral wound contactor for nitrate removal from contaminated groundwater. Desalination, Vol. 542. 10.1016/j.desal.2022.116080.
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  2. Panigrahy, N., A. Priyadarshini, M.M. Sahoo, A.K. Verma, A. Daverey and N.K. Sahoo, 2022. A comprehensive review on eco-toxicity and biodegradation of phenolics: Recent progress and future outlook. Environ. Technol. Innovation Vol. 27. 10.1016/j.eti.2022.102423.
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  3. Shreya, A.K. Verma, A.K. Dash, P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2021. Removal of surfactants in greywater using low-cost natural adsorbents: A review. Surf. Interfaces, Vol. 27. 10.1016/j.surfin.2021.101532.
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  4. Naik, M.R., M. Barik, K.V. Prasad, A. Kumar and A.K. Verma et al., 2021. Hydro-geochemical analysis based on entropy and geostatistics model for delineation of anthropogenic ground water pollution for health risks assessment of dhenkanal district, India. Ecotoxicology, 31: 549-564.
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  5. Barik, M., C.P. Das, A.K. Verma, S. Sahoo and N.K. Sahoo, 2021. Metabolic profiling of phenol biodegradation by an indigenous Rhodococcus pyridinivorans strain PDB9T N-1 isolated from paper pulp wastewater. Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad., Vol. 158. 10.1016/j.ibiod.2020.105168.
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  6. Bakshi, A., A.K. Verma and A.K. Dash, 2020. Electrocoagulation for removal of phosphate from aqueous solution: Statistical modeling and techno-economic study. J. Cleaner Prod. Vol. 246. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118988.
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  7. Verma, A.K., 2017. Treatment of textile wastewaters by electrocoagulation employing Fe-Al composite electrode. J. Water Process Eng., 20: 168-172.
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  8. Verma, A.K., D. Nath, P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2016. Application of Ultrasonication and Hybrid Bioreactor for Treatment of Synthetic Textile Wastewater. J. Hazard. Toxic Radioact. Waste, 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000335.
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  9. Verma, A.K., P.R. Rout, P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2015. Anaerobic treatment of wastewater, Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management. American Society of Civil Engineers, USA.
  10. Verma, A.K., P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash, R.D. Tyagi, R.Y. Surampalli and T.C. Zhang, 2015. Sonolytic decolorization of textile wastewater containing a mixture of reactive, acid and disperse dyes. Clean Air Water Soil, 43: 767-774.
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  11. Verma, A.K., P. Bhunia, R.R. Dash, R.D. Tyagi, R.Y. Surampalli and T.C. Zhang, 2015. Effects of physico-chemical pre-treatment on the performance of an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) reactor treating textile wastewater: Application of full factorial central composite design. Can. J. Chem. Eng., 93: 808-818.
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  12. Verma, A.K., P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2015. Performance of UASB reactor treating synthetic textile wastewater: Effect of physicochemical pretreatment. Desalination Water Treatment. 10.1080/19443994.2015.1017739.
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  13. Verma, A.K., P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2015. Carbonaceous organics removal kinetics in an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) reactor treating physico-chemically pre-treated textile wastewater. Desalination Water Treat., 54: 1577-1588.
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  14. Sarkar, P., A.K. Verma, P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2015. Adsorption of Reactive Red 120 from Aqueous Solution by Locally Available Modified Adsorbents. Advances in Environmental Engineering. Astral International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.
  15. Verma, A.K., P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2014. Reclamation of wastewater using composite coagulants: A sustainable solution to the textile industries. Chem. Eng. Transact., 42: 175-180.
  16. Verma, A.K., P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2014. Chemical coagulation and sonolysis for total aromatic amines removal from anaerobically pre-treated textile wastewater: A comparative study. Adv. Environ. Res., 3: 293-306.
  17. Verma, A.K., P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2014. Applicability of a new pre-hydrated industrial grade polyaluminium salt for the decolourisation of textile wastewater. Desalination Water Treat., 52: 4553-4561.
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  18. Verma, A.K., R.R. Dash and P. Bhunia, 2012. A review on chemical coagulation/flocculation technologies for removal of colour from textile wastewaters. J. Environ. Manage., 93: 154-168.
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  19. Verma, A.K., P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2012. Supremacy of magnesium chloride for decolourisation of textile wastewater: A comparative study on the use of different coagulants. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev., 3: 119-123.
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  20. Verma, A.K., P. Bhunia and R.R. Dash, 2012. Effectiveness of Aluminum Chlorohydrate (ACH) for decolorization of silk dyebath effluents. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 51: 8646-8651.
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