Dr. Achlesh Daverey, Asst Professor

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M. Tech. (ICT, Mumbai), Ph.D. (IIT Guwahati)

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Area of Specialization : Biological Wastewater Treatment; Biological Nitrogen Removal (Anammox Process); Biosurfactants; Bioprocess Design, optimization and Kinetics;

Area of Interest :  Biological Nutrient Removal; Industrial Wastewater Treatment; Biomass to Energy


Awards & Honours:

 Editorial Board Member: SN Applied Sciences, Springer.
-  Guest Editor: International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (Elsevier); Biocatalysts and
Agriculture Biotechnology (Elsevier); SN Applied Sciences (Springer).
- Awarded postdoctoral fellowship from National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan and National
Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (Jun 2011-Feb, 2014).
- Awarded the best poster award under young scientist category in the 5 th CESE conference held
during 9-13 th Sep, 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
- Awarded with full financial support (Twice) under the “ITS” scheme by the Department of
Science and Technology (DST), India, for presenting research work in the “CESE” Conference
held at Kunming, China, in Nov 2017 and “BioMicroWorld” Conference held at Lisbon, Portugal,
in Dec 2009.
- Selected for Outstanding Post-Doctoral Researchers from China and India (Selected to pursue
postdoc at Tel Aviv University but fellowship not availed) in 2015 from Planning and Budgeting
Committee, Council for Higher Education in Israel.


Best Five publications in last five years:

P. Jimenez-Penalver, A. Rodriguez, A. Daverey, X. Font, T. Gea. (2019) Use of wastes for sophorolipids
production as a transition to circular economy: state of the art and perspectives. Reviews in
Environmental Science and Bio/Technology, 18:413-435. (IF: 4.938).
2. A.R. Behera, K. Dutta, P. Verma, A. Daverey, D.K. Sahoo. (2019) High lipid accumulating bacteria
isolated from dairy effluent scum grown on dairy wastewater as potential biodiesel feedstock. Journal
of Environmental Management. (IF: 4.865). (In Press)
3. A. Daverey, N. Tiwari, K. Dutta (2019). Utilization of extracts of Musa paradisica (banana) peels and
Dolichos lablab (Indian bean) seeds as low-cost natural coagulants for turbidity removal from water.
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26 (33): 34177-34183. (IF: 2.914).
4. Y.C. Liang, A. Daverey, Y.T. Huang, S. Sung, J.G. Lin. (2016). Treatment of semiconductor wastewater
using single-stage partial nitrification and anammox in a pilot-scale reactor. Journal of the Taiwan
Institute of Chemical Engineers. 63: 236-242. (IF: 3.834)
5. A. Daverey, Y.C. Chen, K. Dutta, Y.T. Huang, J.G. Lin (2015). Start-up of simultaneous partial
nitrification, anammox and denitrification (SNAD) process in sequencing batch biofilm reactor using
novel biomass carriers. Bioresource Technology, 190: 480-486. (IF: 6.669)


Ongoing Projects:

Studies on Biosurfactant Induced Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil. 2018-2021
(38.68 Lakh, Sponsored by SERB). Role: PI
• Enrichment of anammox bacteria and start-up of Simultaneous Partial Nitrification, Anammox and
Denitrification (SNAD) process from non-acclimated sludge. 2017-2020 (10.0 Lakh, Sponsored by
UGC). Role: PI

• National Mission on Himalayan Studies Fellowship Projects (2.39 Crore, Sponsored by MoEF&CC,
Govt. of India) Role: PI of four JRFs projects (Total 10 JRF and 03 RA).

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