Dr. Vijaya Kumar Bulasara

Designation:

Assistant Professor

Specialization:

Adsorption, Membrane Separation, Wastewater Treatment, Reaction Engineering & Catalysis

Email:

vkbulasara@thapar.edu

Contact No.: +91-8437166806

Areas:

Adsorption, Membrane separation, Wastewater treatment

Web page link:

 

http://thapar.edu/index.php/chemical-engineering/chemical-faculty?pid=154&sid=378

 

Biography

Dr. V.K. Bulasara studied B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati during 2002-06 and M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati during 2006-08. He also did full-time Ph.D. at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati during 2008-11 under the guidance of Prof. Ramgopal Uppaluri.

Dr. Bulasara published more than 20 articles in highly reputed SCI journals. He guided nine M.Tech. theses and one Ph.D. thesis. He is presently guiding three more Ph.D. scholars in their thesis work. His research interest is in the areas of adsorption and membranes separation for wastewater treatment. His scopus h-index is 9 and google scholar h-index is 10.

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

Dr. V.K. Bulasara is an editorial board member of four international journals.

Publications and other Research Outputs

SCI(20)

  • N. Goyal, S. Barman, V.K. Bulasara, “Quaternary ammonium salt assisted removal of genistein and bisphenol S from aqueous solution by nanozeolite NaY: Equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic studies”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, Vol. 224, p. 1154–1162 (December 2016).
  • H. Kaur, V.K. Bulasara, R.K. Gupta, “Effect of carbonates composition on the permeation characteristics of low-cost ceramic membrane supports”, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry,Vol. 44, p. 185–194 (December 2016).
  • N. Goyal, S. Barman, V.K. Bulasara, “Adsorptive removal of Biochanin A, an endocrine disrupting compound from its aqueous solution by synthesized zeolite NaA”, Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 57 (43), p. 20608–20618 (September 2016).
  • N. Goyal, V.K. Bulasara, S. Barman, “Surface modification of synthesized nano-zeolite NaX with TEAOH for removal of bisphenol A”, Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 203 (10), p. 1374–1384 (July 2016).
  • R. Saxena, D. Gangacharyulu, V.K. Bulasara, “Heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics of dilute alumina–water nanofluids in a pipe at different power inputs”, Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 37 (18), p. 1554–1565 (May 2016).
  • H. Kaur, V.K. Bulasara, R.K. Gupta, “Preparation of kaolin-based low-cost porous ceramic supports using different amounts of carbonates”, Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 57 (32), p. 15154–15163 (March 2016).
  • A.K. Ojha, V.K. Bulasara, “Adsorption characteristics of jackfruit leaf powder for the removal of Amido black 10B dye”, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, Vol. 34 (2), p. 461–470 (March 2015).
  • G. Singh, V.K. Bulasara, “Preparation of low-cost microfiltration membranes from fly ash”, Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 53 (5), p. 1204–1212 (February 2015).
  • Garg, M. Mainrai, V.K. Bulasara, S. Barman, “Experimental Investigation on Adsorption of Amido Black 10B Dye onto Zeolite Synthesized from Fly Ash”, Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 202 (1), p. 123–130 (January 2015).
  • V.K. Bulasara, R. Uppaluri, M.K. Purkait, “Surface engineering characteristics of ultrasound assisted hypophosphite electroless plating baths”, Surface Engineering, Vol. 29 (7), p. 489–494 (August 2013).
  • V.K. Bulasara, Ch.S.N.M. Babu, R. Uppaluri, “Effect of surfactants on the performance of electroless plating baths for nickel–ceramic composite membrane fabrication”, Surface Engineering, Vol. 28 (1), p. 44–48 (February 2012).
  • V.K. Bulasara, R. Uppaluri, M.K. Purkait, “Effect of ultrasound on the performance of nickel hydrazine electroless plating baths”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 27 (2), p. 201–206 (February 2012).
  • V.K. Bulasara, M.S. Abhimanyu, T. Pranav, R. Uppaluri, M.K. Purkait, “Performance characteristics of hydrothermal and sonication assisted electroless plating baths for nickel–ceramic composite membrane fabrication”, Desalination, Vol. 284, p. 77–85 (January 2012).
  • V.K. Bulasara, O. Chandrashekar, R. Uppaluri, “Effect of surface roughness and mass transfer enhancement on the performance characteristics of nickel-hypophosphite electroless plating baths for metal–ceramic composite membrane fabrication”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Vol. 89, p. 2485–2494 (November 2011).
  • V.K. Bulasara, H. Thakuria, R. Uppaluri, M.K. Purkait, “Combinatorial performance characteristics of agitated nickel hypophosphite electroless plating baths”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 211, p. 1488–1499 (September 2011).
  • V.K. Bulasara, H. Thakuria, R. Uppaluri, M.K. Purkait, “Nickel–ceramic composite membranes: Optimization of hydrazine based electroless plating process parameters”, Desalination, Vol. 275 (1–3), p. 243–251 (July 2011).
  • V.K. Bulasara, R. Uppaluri, M.K. Purkait, “Manufacture of nickel–ceramic composite membranes in agitated electroless plating baths”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 26 (6), p. 862–867 (June 2011).
  • V.K. Bulasara, H. Thakuria, R. Uppaluri, M.K. Purkait, “Effect of process parameters on electroless plating and nickel-ceramic composite membrane characteristics”, Desalination, Vol. 268 (1–3), p. 195–203 (March 2011).
  • R.K. More, V.K. Bulasara, R. Uppaluri, V.R. Banjara, “Optimization of crude distillation system using aspen plus: Effect of binary feed selection on grass-root design”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Vol. 88, p. 121–134 (February 2010).
  • V.K. Bulasara, R. Uppaluri, A.K. Ghoshal, “Revamp study of crude distillation unit heat exchanger network: Energy integration potential of delayed coking unit free hot streams”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 29, p. 2271–2279 (August 2009).

Non-SCI(1)

Awards and Honours

  • Received PIS for the year 2011-12 at TIET.
  • Secured an All India Rank of 317 in GATE 2006 (Chemical Engineering discipline) (Registration No.: CH 720401).
  • Received MHRD Fellowship for during M.Tech. (2 years, full time) and Ph.D. (3 years, full time) at IIT Guwahati.
  • Nominated for the Award of "Shiksha Rattan Puraskar" by IIFS, New Delhi (2012).
  • Nominated for the Award of "Best Citizens of India" by BCPH, New Delhi (2012).
  • Some of the articles written by him were among the world’s top 25 hottest and most read articles in 2011 and 2012.

Description of Research Interests

Adsorption, Membrane separation, Wastewater treatment. Nine M.Tech. thesis completed. One Ph.D. thesis completed and three Ph.D. ongoing.