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     Prafulla Kumar Sahoo

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Geology and Geophysics
Supervisor(s)  Prof. S. Tripathy and Prof. M. K. Panigrahi
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2006 :: Completed in 2006
AddressDept of Geology and Gephysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, 721302

Research Areas
  • Acid Mine Drainge
  • Water and soil Geochemistry
  • Coal Geology
  • Environmental Geomicrobiology

  • Skilled in analysis of physico-chemical parameters and trace metals in water, soil, and coal
  • Skilled in soil microbiological analysis
  • Skilled in Instrumental Analysis like WD-XRF, LA-ICP-MS, AAS, XRD, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, ISE

  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in 2006
  • University merit scholarship in 2007, Visva-Bharati

  • Geochemical work on soil, sediment, rock, water and coal
  • Water quality modeling

Teaching Experience
  • Gechemistry Lab(P) at IIT kharagpur One semester (1 terms)
  • Geochemistry and Planetary Sciences Lab(P) at IIT kharagpur One semester (1 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Junior research fellow (MHRD) from July 2006 to July 2008
  • Senior research fellow (MHRD) from 2008 to till date at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Papers Published in Journals
  • Influence of Different Forms of Acidities on Soil Microbiological Properties and Enzyme Activities at an Acid Mine Drainage Contaminated Site by Prafulla K. Sahoo, Pradip Bhatacharya, Subhasish Tripathy, Md. Sk. Md. Equeenuddin and M. K. Panigrahi Journal of Hazardous Materials 179, 966-975 (2010)
  • Geochemistry of ochreous precipitates from coal mine drainage in India by Sk. Md. Equeenuddin, S. Tripathy, P. K. Sahoo, M. K. Panigrahi Environmental Earth Sciences DOI 10.1007/s12665-009-0386-9 (2010)
  • Hydrogeochemical Characteristics of Acid Mine Drainage and Water Pollution at Makum Coalfield, India by Sk. Md. Equeenuddin, S. Tripathy, P. K. Sahoo, M. K. Panigrahi Journal of Geochemical Exploration DOI 10.1016/j.gexplo.2010.04.006) (2010)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Use of coal ash and limestone for the prevention of sulfide oxidation by P. K. Sahoo, S. Tripathy, M. K. Panigrahi, Sk. Md. Equeenuddin International Conferecne on the theme on Mother Earth save it for future generation Feb. 13-15 (2010)
  • CO2 Sequestration in Coal beds An Overview with Indian Context by P. K. Sahoo, H. B. Sahoo International Conference on Emerging Trends in Energy and Environment. 7-8 Jan (2010)
  • Assessment of acidity with microbial biomass in some coalmine drainage polluted soil. by P. K. Sahoo, Sk. Md. Equeenuddin International Symposium on Environmental pollution, Ecology and Human Health (ISEPEHH-2009) July 25-27 (2009)
  • Assessment of Acid Mine Drainage at High Sulphur coalfield, Assam by Sk. Md. Equeenuddin, P. K. Sahoo, S. Tripathy, M. K. Panigrahi International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society 28-30 June (2009)
  • Effect of coal mining on surface and ground water quality in Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya by P. K. Sahoo, S. Tripathy S.K. Md. Equeenuddin and M. K Panigrahi International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER 08) 501 (2008)
  • Sediment contamination due to acid mine drainage around Makum coalfield, Assam by Sk. Md. Equeenuddin, S. Tripathy, P.K. Sahoo, and M.K. Panigrahi International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER 08) 490 (2008)
  • Study of Ground Water Scenario at Santiniketan, Bolpur by P. K. Sahoo and P. K. Patra National seminar On Environment, Drinking water and Public Health March 20-21 (2006)

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