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M H Fulekar, Speaker at Nanotechnology Conference
Center of Research for Development, Parul University, India
Title : Nanoremediation of wastewater using membrane filtration technology


Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) concept has been developed for the treatment of industrial wastewater employing pre-treatment, primary-secondary and tertiary methods to comply with the regulatory standards of discharge. However, the treated effluent discharges into the water-soil environment have been found to contain persistent organic and inorganic pollutants.

Nano-based Membrane Filtration Technology has been developed via microfiltration-ultrafiltration-nanofiltration for the remediation of wastewater contaminants using cellulose based nano filter placed in each reactor having different pore size as per designed membrane. Membrane reactors are placed vertically one below the other on stainless steel stand. Each membrane reactor has a provision of interaction with the membrane’s porous material, filtration/collection system and passing into another membrane reactor by pressure driven methods for the remediation viz. microfiltration-ultrafiltration-nanofiltration. A membrane is a thin film of porous material that allows water molecules to interact and pass through the pressure-driven system. The membrane nanofilm reactor is an emerging technology for water and wastewater treatment. A recent research study CETP wastewater treatment demonstrated by M H Fulekar and Ashita Rai have efficient and effective treatment and purification significantly faster than other advanced wastewater treatment technologies.


Prof. Madhusudan Hiraman Fulekar, M.Sc. (Chemistry), MPhil. & Ph. D. (Environmental Science), LLB, MBA (HRD), D.Sc. (Life Sciences) submitted. He is an Environmentalist and has worked as a faculty – Delhi Technological University, Delhi and University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He was also a Professor & Head, Life Sciences (Environmental Biotechnology), University of Mumbai - 2002 to 2011 and as Senior Professor & Dean, School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat (2011-2019) & Director Central University of Gujarat. He also acted as Vice-Chancellor (I/C), Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.

At present Prof. M. H. Fulekar is working as Senior Professor & Joint Director (R&D), Center of Research for Development, Parul University, Gujarat, India.

Prof Fulekar has 37+ years of teaching and research experience. In academics, he has developed various programs M.Sc., M.Phil/PhD, PhD Environment Science and M.Phil/PhD in Nanosciences. Guided 30 PhDs, 22 M.Phils, Published more than 300 papers (https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=6n7Vrk4AAAAJ&hl=en), 4 Patents (Awarded (2)- Automatic Spore Fractionator for Rhizosphere – VAM and A method for treating Fly ash to extract Ferrous oxides, Silica and Zeolites, In process - 2), Published 15 Books (https://www.amazon.in/Books-M-H-Fulekar/s?rh=n%3A976389031%2Cp_27%3AM.H+Fulekar) and more than 50 Book chapters, Impact factors: 200+, Citation: 5058, h-index: 35, i10-index: 79, Genbank (NCBI-submission)- 296 : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/search/all/?term=M%20H%20Fulekar

He has visited for International Assignments to various countries: Australia, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Nepal, Dubai, USA etc.