Being a proud alumni of this great University, my services as a Teaching Faculty in Environmental Engineering dates back to the year 1992 with over 26 years of teaching Under graduate, Post graduate and Ph.D students in par with the Vision and Mission of the JSS Mahavidyapeetha, a temple for education delivering quality education to students. After my Bachelor’s degree in ‘Civil Engineering’ in S.J.C.E, Mysuru in 1986, I obtained my Masters degree in ‘Urban and Regional Planning’ at the University of Mysuru fetching a Gold medal and a First Rank. This allowed me gain entry by the kind blessing of his Holiness in to Centre for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) in 1992, presently ‘Department of Environmental Engineering’. Continuing with teaching, I was deputed for pursuing my second M.Tech. under Q.I.P in Environmental Engineering stream in the year 1997 obtaining distinction and honours from the University of Roorkee, Uttaranchal, India. Reporting back as Assistant Professor my teachings continued and in the year 2004. I was deputed again to pursue my Ph.D at IIT Roorkee Uttaranchal under Q.I.P for a duration of 3 years. In 2007 with a Ph.D Degree in hand fetching A’ Grade and highly acclaimed Ph.D Thesis two technical articles were published in ‘American Chemical Society’ peer reviewed journals. My specialization during my Ph.D work was ‘Electrochemical treatment of contaminated waters and wastewaters’. I was back to my noble Teaching Profession as Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering in 2007 involved in ‘Outcome based education (OBE)’ with Bloom’s domain in place. My research work continued in my lane of specialization of electrochemical treatment applied on waters/wastewaters obtaining research funding for major Research and Development projects (R & D) from various government organizations viz., VGST, AICTE, KSCST, UGC, TEQIP-1, MoEF & CC and recently (2013 – 2016) DRDO-NRB totalling to a tune of ~ Rs. 65 Lakhs.  In 2016, I set my own specialized laboratory meeting the mandates of AICTE, New Delhi for continued research by the blessings of his holiness. Several papers are published in my field of specialization in Scopus and WoS with reasonably good impact factor. Several Ph.D candidates are presently working with me for their doctoral degrees registered under V.T.U.  One candidate has obtained her doctoral degree in 2017. I am also an advisor to the magazine ‘Enviroworld’ and have been contributing articles on Environmental issues each month since June 2018 adding to the public perception for awareness on environmental issues. One of my siblings – a prodigy has continued the legacy of teaching as Assistant Professor in the department of Environmental Engineering since 2015. I am also holding the position as an honorary ’Development Officer’ since Feb. 2015 with responsibility on the developmental activities of our JSS STU till date. Further plans are to set a ‘Center of Excellence in advances in water/wastewater treatment.

Email Address
maheshs@sjce.ac.in
Education Qualification (All qualification including diploma)

1. B.E. Civil Engineering, from University of Mysore, 1986. First Class with Distinction.
2. (M.U.R.P) Masters in Urban and Regional Planning University of Mysore, 1990; First Rank & Gold Medal and a Best Thesis award.
3. M.E, in Environmental Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttaranchal, 1997, Distinction with Honors.
4. Ph.D, in Environmental Engineering I.I.T, Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttaranchal, 2007 on "Electrochemical degradation of wastewaters from agri-based pulp and paper industries" ‘A’ Grade and highly acclaimed Ph.D Thesis.

Research and Development

1. Major R & D project funded by AICTE (AICTE Project F. No. 8017/RDII/CIV/212/98, dated, March 6, 1998) on Microcatchment Studies on Characterization and Modelling of Urban Storm Water Runoff.
2. Major R & D project funded by UGC (UGC Project F. No. 14-29/2002 [SR-I]) on Anaerobic Digestion of Distillery Wastewater in a Two-Phase Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) Reactor System.
3. JSSRF funding on Application of electrocoagulation technology for the treatment of wide variety of wastewaters and waters.
4. TEQIP funding on ‘Pollution monitoring in Mysore city’.
5. Major R & D project funded by MoEF, New Delhi, (D.O. No. 19/23/2008-RE, GOI, dated 20.06.2008) on ‘Defluoridation of Ground water using electrochemical coagulation technology’.
6. Major R & D project funded by UGC, New Delhi (sanction letter no. 38-221/2009 (SR), dated 05.Jan.2010), on ‘Dual treatment of Diary wastewaters using electrochemical coagulation (ECC) and adsorption’.
7. Major R & D project funded by NRB – DRDO: New Delhi : Sanction letter no. DNRD/05/4003/NRB-265/MAT/12-13. Development of new hybrid advanced technology combining batch electrochemical coagulation and membrane processes for the treatment of naval wastewaters..
8. Other funding agencies were VGST, KSCST, seed money for research from SJCE, etc.

Journals Published

39

Conferences Presented

40

Research and Development projects submitted

07

Research and Development projects Awarded

07

Training Programs attended
32
Training Programs conducted and coordinated
06
Awards

1. Devaraja Urs Gold medal (1990), in M.U.R.P from University of Mysore, Mysore.
2. Secured First rank in M.U.R.P from University of Mysore, Mysore.
3. National award in 1992, for best thesis entitled ‘Mass transportation for Bangalore metropolitan city’ at institute of town planners – India, New Delhi.
4. Highly acclaimed Ph.D. thesis on ‘Electrochemical treatment of wastewater from agri-based pulp mill, obtained from the Chemical engineering department, from IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttaranchal.
5. High citations of published research articles.

Number of PhD students awarded so far
01
Number of PhD students pursuing
06
Research Interests

1. 2D-3D electrochemical degradation of wide variety of contaminated/polluted waters and wastewaters (both domestic and industrial).
2. Novel Hybrid treatment of wastewaters for reduced spatial and environmental foot prints.
3. Compact design of compact water/wastewater treatment facilities including CETPs.
4. Storm water harvesting (ponding/storage) from roof tops and micro-catchments with filter units especially for educational institutions.
5. Composting of organic wastes especially for educational institutions.
6. Environmental impact assessment of developmental projects.
7. Environmentally compatible mixed land use planning of towns / cities.
8. Electro winning/sorption of metals of value from different domestic and industrial waste streams.
9. Environmental forensics and Environmental costs.

List of Publication

1. Mahesh S, Rama B M, Praveena Kumari H N, Usha Lakshmi K. Intraparticle Diffusion of Dihydric Phenols – Catechol and Hydroquinone on Industrial Grade Granular Activated Carbon. J of Pollution Research, 1999, 19(3), 405-410. (International Journal).
2. Mahesh S, Abhijit R S, Ramesh H S. Swimming Pool Water Quality Status in Mysore City. J of Pollution Research, 1999, 18(4), 467-473. (International Journal).
3. Mahesh S, Chitra Gowda, Sujan Reddy P. Color – Tannin Removal from Coffee Curing Industrial Effluents using Adsorbents IGGAC and ACS. J of Pollution Research, 1999, 18(1), 13-19. (International Journal).
4. Mahesh. S, Gautam kumar Agarwala, Archana Nagaraj, Harish kumar K. M. Treatability studies of Dry Battery cell manufacturing Industry effluents by chemical precipitation and adsorption. A reference book on ‘Advances in Industrial wastewater Treatment’, edited by P.K. Goel. 1999. 435-452. Technoscience Publications, Jaipur, India. (Chapter in Books).
5. Mahesh, S. Biofilming as a Cause of Degradation of Bacteriological Quality of Piped Treated Water. A Reference Book on ‘Environmental Biotechnology’, edited by Geetha Bali and Ramamurthi Rallapalli. 2002, 97-106, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi. (Chapter in Books).
6. Anitha S, Krishna B M, Nagabhushana B M, Sahana M, Mahesh S. Nano CuO as adsorbent for color removal from textile wastewater. Strategic technologies of Complex environmental Issues – A sustainable approach. Edited by Prof. Govind Chandra Mishra; Excellent publishing house, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-83083-85-5; 2014, 7 – 12. (Chapter in Books).
7. Mahesh, S. Biofilms in Drinking Water Distribution Systems. J of Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology, 2002, 1(3), 235-239. (National journals).
8. Mahesh, S.; Ramesh, H.S.; Sudhira, H.S.; and Kumar, B.R. Microbial Scavengers – Fungi for Cu++ Removal from Industrial Wastewater, J of Industrial Pollution Control, Vol. 2001, 17 (1), 135-140. (National journals).
9. Mahesh, S.; Sowmyashree, N.A.; Sushma, M.L.; and Namratha, H.G. Impact of Amusement Park on Air and Noise Environment. Journal of Environment and Pollution. 2001, 8 (1), 85-95. (National journals).
10. Mahesh, S.; Rama, B.M.; Praveena Kumari, H.N.; and Usha Lakshmi, K. Adsorption Kinetics of Dihydric Phenol – Hydroquinone on Activated Carbon. Indian J of Environmental Health, 1999, 41 (4), 317-325. (National journals).
11. Mahesh, S.; Chitranshi, U.B.; and Desh Deepak.). Adsorption Kinetics of Dihydric Phenols – Catechol on Activated Carbon. Indian J of Environmental Health, 1998, 40 (2) 169-176. (National journals).
12. Hemalatha H N, Mahesh S, Nanjundaswamy S, Sahana M. Removal of organics from real silk textile wastewater using electrochemical coagulation. Indian Water Works Association. (IWWA), 2018, 40 – 46. (National journals).
13. Mahesh S, Ramesh H S, Mahadevaswamy M. Assessment of Nutrients in Urban Stormwater Runoff in Mysore City. J of Pollution Research, 2002, 20(2), 215-218. (International Journal).
14. Mahesh S, Prasad B, Mall I D, Mishra I M. Electrochemical degradation of pulp and paper mill wastewater. Part 1. COD and color removal. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., of ACS. 2006, 45(8), 2830-2839. (International Journal).
15. Mahesh S, Prasad B, Mall I D, Mishra I M. Electrochemical Degradation of Pulp and Paper Mill Wastewater. Part 2. Characterization and Analysis of Sludge. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., of ACS. 2006, 45(16), 5766-5774. (International Journal).
16. Mahesh S, Ramesh H S, Chaitra Masur, Preethi Grace, D N Arpitha. Two stage electrochemical degradation of wastewater, black liquor from Pulp and paper mill wastewaters. J. of Ecotoxicology and Environmental monitoring. 2010. (International Journal).
17. Mahesh S, Krithi Venkat, Poojitha N V, Kiran Keri, Kiran Chandra Muthu. Electrochemical Degradation of Healthcare wastewaters for COD removal and water reclamation. International Journal of Humanities and Environmental Issues. ISSN No. 2277-9329. 2012, 1(1), 27-29. (International Journal).
18. Mahesh S, Thapaswini M R, Anitha S. Electrochemical Coagulation (ECC) of Textile wastewaters - COD removal, Settleability and Filterability Aspects. International Journal of Advances in Management, Technology and Engineering Sciences. ISSN No. 2249-7455. Vol.1, Issue 7(VI), 2012; 18-20. (International Journal).
19. Shruthi M, Mahesh S, Sahana M. Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater using Electrochemical Coagulation Process. International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology. 2013, 24 – 26. (International Journal).
20. Mahesh S, Sahana M, Mahesh S. Batch ECC for removal of organics from hospital waste streams. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology. 5(9), 2014; 34-42. (International Journal).
21. Mahesh S, Manjunath S V, Mahadevaswamy M. Settling and filterability studies of electrochemically treated pulp and paper mill wastewater for removal of COD and SVI control. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research. 2014; 2(8), 83 – 94. (International Journal).
22. Mahesh S, Sahana M, Mahesh S. Batch ECC for removal of organics from hospital waste streams. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology. 2014; 5(9), 34 – 42. (International Journal).
23. Mahesh S, Srikantha H, Lobo A L. Performance Evaluation of two Batch Operations using Electrochemical Coagulation followed by Sequential Batch Reactor in treating Coffee wastewater. International Journal of Chemical Technology Research. 2014; 6(1), 339 – 346. (International Journal).
24. Mahesh S, Srikantha H, Mohan kumar, Vathsala S. Eutrophication assessment for Dantaramakki lake of Chikmaglur city using GIS Technology. International Journal of Chemical Technology Research. 2014; 8(1), 440 – 448. (International Journal).
25. Krishna B M, Nagabhushana B M, Anitha S, Sahana M. Color removal from textile wastewaters using CuO nano-particles coated on Sand, Cinder and GAC. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology. 2014; 5 (9), 79 – 84. (International Journal).
26. Mahesh S, Sahana M, Mahesh M. Batch ECC for removal of organics from hospital waste streams. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology. 2014, 5(9), 34 - 42. (International Journal).
27. Mahesh S, Manjunath S V, Mahadevaswamy M. Settling and filterability studies of electrochemically treated pulp and paper mill wastewater for removal of COD and SVI control. International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research. 2014 (8)2, 83 – 94, ISSN no. 2347 - 6532. (International Journal).
28. Mahesh S, Srikantha H, Lobo A L. Performance Evaluation of two Batch Operations using Electrochemical Coagulation followed by Sequential Batch Reactor in treating Coffee wastewater. International Journal of Chemical Technology Research. 2014, 6(1), 339 – 346.
29. Mahesh S, Srikantha H, Mohan kumar, Vathsala S. Eutrophication assessment for Dantaramakki lake of Chikmaglur city using GIS Technology. International Journal of Chemical Technology Research. Jan - March 2014, 6(1), 440 – 449. (International Journal).
30. Anupama N, Mahesh S. Treatment of textile wastewater by batch electrochemical coagulation combined with membrane filtration. International reviewer. Jan - June 2014, 1(1), 15-17. (International Journal).
31. Mahesh S, Kishor Garg K K, Srivastava V C, Mishra I M, Prasad B and Mall I D. Continuous electrocoagulation treatment of pulp and paper mill wastewater: operating cost and sludge study. RSC Advances. 2016 (6), 16223 – 16233. (International Journal).
32. Shilpa S, Mahesh S, Sahana M, Mahadeva Swamy. Kitchen sink wastewater (KSWW) treatment using batch electrochemical coagulation (BECC). International Journal of advanced research in education and Technology, 2016, 3(1), 33-38. (International Journal).
33. Prakash B, Mahadevaswamy M, Mahesh S. Air pollutant dispersion studies using AERMOD for Industrial area of North – Western part of Mysuru City. Int. J. of Innovative Research in Science, Enginering and Technology. 2016, 5(11), 19052-19061. (International Journal).
34. Shruthi M, Mahesh S, Sahana M, Srikantha H. Electrochemical coagulation treatment in simultaneous arsenite and fluoride removal from drinking water. Int. J. of Innovative research in Science, Engineering and Technology. 2018, 7(8), 9185 – 9193. (International Journal).
35. Hemalatha H N, Mahesh S, Nanjundaswamy, Sahana M. Electrochemical degradation of a real silk textile wastewater using iron electrodes. IOSR J. of Applied Chemistry. 2018, 11(6-1), 93 – 100. E-ISSN: 2278 – 5736. (International Journal).
36. Srikantha H, Mahesh S, Sahana M. CuO coated electrochemically generated textile wastewater sludge and CuO coated GAC as potential nono-adsorbents for color removal from real textile wastewater. Oriental J. of Chemistry. 2018, 34(4), 2144 – 2151. (International Journal).
37. Sahana M, Srikantha H Mahesh S, Mahadeva Swamy M. Coffee processing industrial wastewater treatment using batch electrochemical coagulation with stainless steel and Fe electrodes and their combinations, and recovery and reuse of sludge. J. of Water Science and Technology. 2018, (78.2), 279 – 288. doi: 10.2166/wst.2018.297. (International Journal).
38. Singh S, Mahesh S, Sahana M, Puneeth K M. Treatment of healthcare facility wastewaters by two dimensional (2D) electrochemical coagulation), settling and filterability aspects. J. of Water Process Engineering. 2018, (26), 200 – 220. (International Journal).
39. Hemalatha H N, Mahesh S, Nanjundaswamy S, Sahana M. Hybrid treatment of real textile wastewater using electrochemical treatment (ECT) and membrane bioreactor (MBR). J. Desalination and Water treatment. 2018, (mss i.d: TDWT-2018-1264.R1) ‘accepted for publication’.

Subjects

Courses/subjects taught from 1992 till date: 38 courses/subjects Elements of Environmental Engineering. Environmental Studies. Air pollution Control Engineering. Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment. Environmental Transport Processes. Engineering Mechanics for BT, PST and Env. Engg. Students. Environmental microbiology and Ecology. Water treatment Engineering. Water treatment and Distribution systems. Design and Drawing of Environmental Systems – I and II. Environmental Aspects of Developmental Projects. Management for Environmental Engineers. Wastewater treatment Engineering – I & II. Advanced Wastewater treatment. Estimation, Specification and Financial Aspects. Environmental Biology Laboratory. Air pollution Control Laboratory. Environmental Process laboratory – I and II - for Undergraduate Students (~22 subjects/courses) of Environmental Engineering. Water Treatment Technology. Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment. Air pollution Control Engineering. Solid Waste Management. Industrial wastewater Treatment. Environmental Microbiology. Environmental Planning and Management. Air pollution Control Engineering. - for Post graduate M.Tech. Students (~8 subjects/courses) of Environmental Engineering. Health and Sanitation. Hospital waste Management. Industrial Wastewater Treatment. Water Treatment Technology. Wastewater Engineering. Environmental management systems. Recycle reuse and recover technologies. Fate and transport of Environmental pollutants. - for Post graduate M.Tech. Students (~8 subjects/courses) of Health Science & Water Engineering.