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Dibakar Bhattacharyya

University of Kentucky
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
169 F Paul Anderson Tower 0046
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
Phone: 859-257-2794
Fax: 859-323-1929
Email: db@engr.uky.edu

Projects

Research Briefs

Patents

Hazardous Waste Sites

Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (USDOE)

  • University of Kentucky: Chloro-Organic Degradation by Polymer Membrane Immobilized Iron-Based Particle Systems

Publications

2015

  • Gui, Minghui, Joseph K. Papp, Andrew S. Colburn, Noah D. Meeks, Benjamin Weaver, Ilan Wilf, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2015. Engineered iron/iron oxide functionalized membranes for selenium and other toxic metal removal from power plant scrubber water. Journal of Membrane Science. 488:79-91. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2015.03.089

2014

2013

  • Gui, Minghui, Lindell E. Ormsbee, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2013. Reactive functionalized membranes for polychlorinated biphenyl degradation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 52(13):10430–10440. doi:10.1021/ie400507c
  • Lewis, Scott R., Vasile Smuleac, L. Xiao, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2013. Tunable Separations, Reactions, and Nanoparticle Synthesis in Functionalized Membranes. Chapter 5 in: Responsive Membranes and Materials. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, United Kingdom. pp.97-142.
  • Smuleac, Vasile, L. Xiao, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2013. Greener and Other Approaches To Synthesize Fe and Pd Nanoparticles in Functionalized Membranes and Hydrogel. Chapter 3 in: Sustainable Nanotechnology and the Environment: Advances and Achievements. American Chemical Society, Washington, pp.41-58.
  • Smuleac, Vasile, Li Xiao, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2013. Greener and other approaches to synthesize Fe and Pd nanoparticles in functionalized membranes and hydrogel. Chapter 3 in: Sustainable Nanotechnology and the Environment: Advances and Achievements. American Chemical Society, Washington, pp.41-58.
  • Xiao, L., Austin B. Isner, J Zach Hilt, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2013. Temperature responsive hydrogel with reactive nanoparticles. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 128(3):1804-1814. doi:10.1002/app.38335
  • Zahran, Elsayed M., Dibakar Bhattacharyya, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2013. Reactivity of Pd/Fe bimetallic nantubes in dechlorination of coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls. Chemosphere. 91:165-171. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.12.037

2012

2011

2010

  • Ladhe, A R, J. Xu, Aaron M. Hollman, V. Smuleac, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2010. Functionalized Membranes for Sorption, Separation and Reaction: An Overview. Chapter 1.02 in: Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering. Elsevier Science, pp.13-27.
  • Meeks, Noah D., Stephen Rankin, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2010. Sulfur-Functionalization of Porous Silica Particles and Application to Mercury Vapor Sorption. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 49(10):4687-4693. doi:10.1021/ie901580k
  • Smuleac, V., Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2010. Aqueous-phase synthesis of PAA in PVDF membrane pores for nanoparticle synthesis and dichlorobiphenyl degradation. Journal of Membrane Science. 346(2):310-317. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2009.09.052
  • Smuleac, Vasile, J. Wu, S. Nemser, S. Majumdar, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2010. Novel perfluorinated polymer-based pervaporation membranes for the separation of solvent/water mixtures. Journal of Membrane Science. 352(1-2):41-49. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2010.01.058

2009

  • Lewis, Scott, Andrew Lynch, Leonidas G. Bachas, Steve Hampson, Lindell E. Ormsbee, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2009. Chelate-Modified Fenton Reaction for the Degradation of Trichloroethylene in Aqueous and Two-Phase Systems. Environmental Engineering Science. 26(4):849-859. doi:10.1089/ees.2008.0277
  • Lewis, Scott, V. Smuleac, Alex Montague, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2009. Iron-Functionalized Membranes for Nanoparticle Synthesis and Reactions. Separation Science and Technology. 44:3289-3311. doi:10.1080/01496390903212805
  • Meyer, David E., Steve Hampson, Lindell E. Ormsbee, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2009. A Study of Groundwater Matrix Effects forthe Destruction 0 f TCE Using Fe/ Pd Nanoagregates. Environmental Progress. 28:507-518.
  • Tee, Yit-Hong, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2009. Degradation of Trichloroethylene by Iron-Based Bimetallic Nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 113:9454-9464. doi:10.1021/jp905273a

2008

  • Datta, Saurav, Caitlyn Cecil, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2008. Functionalized Membranes by Layer-By-Layer Assembly of Polyelectrolytes and In Situ Polymerization of Acrylic Acid for Applications in Enzymatic Catalysis. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 47:4586-4597. doi:10.1021/ie800142d
  • Ladhe, A R, P. Frailie, D. Hua, M. Darsillo, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2008. Thiol-functionalized silica-mixed matrix membranes for silver capture from aqueous solutions: Experimental results and modeling. Journal of Membrane Science. 326:460-470.
  • Tee, Yit-Hong and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2008. "Synthesis of Chitosan Membrane-Embedded Bimetallic Nanoparticles for the Remediation of Chlorinated Organics. Chapter 8 in: Advanced Membrane Technology and Applications. John Wiley, pp.189-216.
  • Venkatachalam, Karthik, Xabier Arzuaga, Nitin Chopra, Vasileios Galinos Gavalas, Jian Xu, Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Bernhard Hennig, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2008. Reductive dechlorination of 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB77) using palladium or palladium/iron nanoparticles and assessment of the reduction in toxic potency in vascular endothelial cells. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 159:483-491.
  • Xu, Jian and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2008. Modeling of Fe/Pd Nanoparticle-Based Functionalized Membrane Reactor for PCB Dechlorination at Room Temperature. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 112:9133-9144. doi:10.1021/jp7097262
  • Xu, Jian, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2008. Synthesis of Nanostructured Bimetallic Particles in Polyligand- Functionalized Membranes for Remediation Applications. In: Nanotechnology for Environmental Applications. John Wiley,

2007

  • Xu, Jian and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2007. Fe/Pd nanoparticle immobilization in microfiltration membrane pores: synthesis, characterization and application in dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 46(8):2348-2359.

2006

  • Ahuja, D.K., Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2006. Modified fenton reaction for trichlorophenol dechlorination by enzymatically generated H2O2 and gluconic acid chelate. Chemosphere. 66(11):2193-200.
  • Bhattacharyya, Dibakar, Aaron M. Hollman, and Jian Xu. 2006. Functionalized microporous membranes for environmental and bio applications. In: Proceedings of the Interamerican Chemical Engineering Congress.
  • Smuleac, V., D. Allan Butterfield, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2006. Layer-by-layer-assembled microfiltration membranes for biomolecule immobilization and enzymatic catalysis. Langmuir. 22(24):10118-24.
  • Tee, Yit-Hong and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2006. Nanoparticles Embedded Membrane Reactor for the Reductive Degradation of Chlorinated Organics: TCE and PCB Studies. In: Membrane Advances. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
  • Venkatachalm, Karthik, Vasileios Galinos Gavalas, Shifen Xu, A.C. Leon, Dibakar Bhattacharyya, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2006. Poly(amino acid)-facilitated electrochemical growth of metal nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 6(8):2408-12.

2005

  • Li, Yong Chao, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2005. Kinetics Studies of Trichlorophenol Destruction by Chelate-Based Fenton Reaction. Environmental Engineering Science. 22(6):756-771.
  • Meyer, David E., Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Stephen M C Ritchie. 2005. Membrane-based Nanostructured Metals for Reductive Degradation of Hazardous Organics. Chapter 890 in: ACS Symposium Series: Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications. Clarendon Press, pp.256-267.
  • Meyer, David E., M. Williams, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2005. Reverse Osmosis. In: Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
  • Tee, Yit-Hong, Eric Grulke, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2005. Role of Ni/Fe Nanoparticle Composition on the Degradation of Trichloroethylene from Water. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 44(18):7062-7070.
  • Xu, Jian and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2005. Membrane-based bimetallic nanoparticles for environmental remediation:. Environmental Progress. 24(4):358-366.
  • Xu, Jianing, Alan Dozier, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2005. Synthesis of Nanoscale bimetallic particles in polyelectrolyte membrane matrix for reductive transformation of halogenated organic compounds. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 7(4-5):449-467.

2004

  • Ahuja, D.K., Vasileios Galinos Gavalas, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2004. Aqueous-phase dechlorination of toxic chloroethylenes by vitamin B-12 cobalt center: Conventional and polypyrrole film-based electrochemical studies. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 43(4):1049-1055.
  • Hollman, Aaron M., Noah T. Scherrer, Arthur Cammers-Goodwin, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2004. Separation of dilute electrolytes in poly(amino acid) functionalized microporous membranes: model evaluation and experimental results. Journal of Membrane Science. 239(1):65-79.
  • Meyer, David E., K. Wood, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2004. Degradation of chlorinated organics by membrane-immobilized nanosized metals. Environmental Progress. 23(3):232-242.

2003

  • Bhanushali, Dharmesh and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2003. Advances in solvent-resistant nanofiltration membranes - Experimental observations and applications. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 984(1):159-177.
  • Bhattacharyya, Dibakar, David E. Meyer, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2003. Membrane-based nanostructured metals for reductive degradation of hazardous organics. In: Proceedings of the 225th ACS (American Chemical Society) National Meeting - Spring 2003. New Orleans, LA.
  • Hollman, Aaron M. and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2003. Functionalized membranes for tunable separations and toxic metal capture. Chapter Vol. 51 in: New Insights into Membrane Science and Technology: Polymeric, Inorganic and Biofunctional Membranes. Elsevier Science Publisher, pp.329-351.
  • Tee, Yit-Hong, Eric Grulke, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2003. Polyethyleneimine-based materials for the synthesis of nanosized metal and subsequent toxic organics degradation. In: Proceedings of the AlChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting, November 16-21, 2003. San Franciso, CA.
  • Xu, Jian, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2003. Synthesis of nanoscale metal particles for reductive transformation of halogenated compounds. In: Proceedings of the AlChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting, November 16-21, 2003. San Franciso, CA.

2002

  • Bhanushali, Dharmesh, S. Kloos, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2002. Solute transport in solvent-resistant nanofiltration membranes for non-aqueous systems: experimental results and the role of solute-solvent coupling. Journal of Membrane Science. 208(1-2):343-359.
  • Bhattacharyya, Dibakar and Stephen M C Ritchie. 2002. An overview of selected membrane techniques for environmental applications. Journal of the Chinese Institute of Chemical Engineers. 33(1):61-66.
  • Butterfield, D.Allan, Joshua Colvin, Jiangling Liu, Jianquan Wang, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2002. Electron paramagnetic resonance spin label titration: a novel method to investigate random and site-specific immobilization of enzymes onto polymeric membranes with different properties. Analytica Chimica Acta. 470:29-36.
  • Hollman, Aaron M. and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2002. Controlled permeability and ion exclusion in microporous membranes functionalized with poly(L-glutamic acid). Langmuir. 18(15):5946-5952.
  • Ritchie, Stephen M C and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2002. Membrane-based hybrid processes for high water recovery and selective inorganic pollutant separation. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 92(1):21-32.

2001

  • Bhanushali, Dharmesh, S. Kloos, C. Kurth, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2001. Performance of solvent-resistant membranes for non-aqueous systems: solvent permeation results and modeling. Journal of Membrane Science. 189(1):1-21.
  • Bhattacharyya, Dibakar, P. Rodgers, David E. Meyer, K. Wood, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2001. Dehalogenation of chlorinated organics by chelate-based fenton reaction and by reductive nano-iron particle based systems. In: Proceedings of the AlChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting, November 4-9, 2001. Rena, NV.
  • Butterfield, D.Allan, Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Sylvia Daunert, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2001. Catalytic biofunctional membranes containing site-specifically immobilized enzyme arrays: a review. Journal of Membrane Science. 181(1):29-37.
  • Gavalas, Vasileios Galinos, Rodney Andrews, Dibakar Bhattacharyya, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2001. Carbon nanotube sol-gel composite materials. Nano Letters. 1(12):719-721.
  • Hestekin, James A., Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2001. Poly(amino acid)-functionalized cellulosic membranes: Metal sorption mechanisms and results. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 40(12):2668-2678.
  • Liu, Jiangling, Jian-Ming Wang, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2001. Activity studies of immobilized subtilisin on functionalized pure cellulose-based membranes. Biotechnology Progress. 17(5):866-871.
  • Ritchie, Stephen M C, Kyle E. Kissick, Leonidas G. Bachas, Subhas K. Sikdar, Chetan Parikh, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2001. Polycysteine and other polyamino acid functionalized microfiltration membranes for heavy metal capture. Environmental Science & Technology. 35(15):3252-3258.
  • Rodgers, P. and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 2001. Oxidation of organic contaminants by chelate modified Fenton's Reagent. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for In-Situ Treatment of Soil and Groundwater, 2001. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  • Rodgers, P., Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Eric Grulke. 2001. The effect of iron chelates on the oxidation of organic groudwater contaminants by Fenton's Reagent. In: Proceedings of the 2001 Kentucky Water Resources Symposium. University of Kentucky, KY.
  • TeGrotenhuis, J., Dibakar Bhattacharyya, and J.K. Gotpagar. 2001. Modified Fenton's for remediation of contaminated groundwater: Field Pilot Scale Application. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for In-Situ Treatment of Soil and Groundwater, 2001. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wang, Jian-Ming, Dibakar Bhattacharyya, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2001. Improving the activity of immobilized subtilisin by site-directed attachment through a genetically engineered affinity tag. Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 369(3-4):280-285.
  • Wang, Jian-Ming, Dibakar Bhattacharyya, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2001. Orientation specific immobilization of organophosphorus hydrolase on magnetic particles through gene fusion. Biomacromolecules. 2(3):700-705.

2000

  • Badr, Ibrahim H., James A. Hestekin, Dibakar Bhattacharyya, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2000. Electrochemical assay for highly charged polyamino acids: Application to polyamino acid functionalized microfiltration membranes. Electroanalysis. 12(17):1368-1372.
  • Bhattacharyya, Dibakar, Stephen M C Ritchie, James A. Hestekin, and Leonidas G. Bachas. 2000. Capture of metals by membranes containing multi-functional ligands. In: Proceedings of the 3rd China-USA Joint Chemical Engineering Conference. Beijing,

1999

  • Gotpagar, J.K., S. Lyuksyutov, R. Cohn, Eric Grulke, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 1999. Reductive dehalogenation of trichloroethylene with zero-valent iron: Surface profiling microscopy and rate enhancement studies. Langmuir. 15(24):8412-8420.

1998

  • Bhattacharyya, Dibakar, James A. Hestekin, P. Brushaber, Lawrence Cullen, Leonidas G. Bachas, and Subhas K. Sikdar. 1998. Novel poly-glutamic acid functionalized microfiltration membranes for sorption of heavy metals at high capacity. Journal of Membrane Science. 141(1):121-135.
  • Ganapathi-Desai, Sowmya, D. Allan Butterfield, and Dibakar Bhattacharyya. 1998. Kinetics and active fraction determination of a protease enzyme immobilized on functionalized membranes: Mathematical modeling and experimental results. Biotechnology Progress. 14(6):865-873.

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