Dr Devendra Saroj


Senior Lecturer, Water and Environmental Engineering
PhD, CEnv, FHEA
+44 (0)1483 686634
30 AA 03

Biography

Areas of specialism

Water and Environmental Engineering; Biological Wastewater Treatment; Water Reuse ; Urban Water Management; Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus; Sanitation; Resource recovery from wastewater and organic waste

My qualifications

2008
PhD Environmental Engineering
University of Trento, Italy
2004
MTech Environmental Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India
2002
BTech Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India

Previous roles

2007 - 2008
Post-doc Research Associate
University of Trento, Italy
2007 - 2007
Visiting Researcher
EAWAG (ETH System), Switzerland
2008 - 2010
Lecturer, Urban Water and Sanitation
UNESCO-IHE Institute, Delft, Netherlands

Affiliations and memberships

Society for the Environment
The Society of Environmental Engineers
Chartered Environmentalist
EPSRC
Member: EPSRC Associate Peer Review College
Newton Fund
Member: Reviewer Panel
Higher Education Academy
Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
Member: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Panel of Advisers

Research

Research interests

Research projects

My publications

Highlights

  1. Sadr S., Saroj DP, Mierzwa JC., McGrane SJ., Skouteris G., Farmani R., Kazos X., Aumeier B., Kouchaki S.,  Ouki S. (2018). A Multi Expert Decision Support Tool for the Evaluation of Advanced Wastewater Treatment Trains: A Novel Approach to improve Urban Sustainability, Environmental Science and Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.09.006
  2. Pausta C., Razon L., Promentilla M. and Saroj D. (2018). Life Cycle Assessment of a Retrofit Wastewater Nutrient Recovery System in Metro Manila, Chemical Engineering Transactions, https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1870057
  3. Pello Alfonso-Muniozguren, Judy Lee, Madeleine Bussemaker, Ralph Chadeesingh, Caryn Jones, David Oakley, Devendra Saroj (2018). A combined activated sludge-filtration-ozonation process for abattoir wastewater treatment, Journal of Water Process Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2018.07.009
  4. Naz I., Hodgsond D., Smith A., Marchesid J., Sehar S., Ahmed S., Lynch J., Avignone-Rossa C., Saroj D.P. (2018).  Investigation of the active biofilm communities on polypropylene filter media in a fixed biofilm reactor for wastewater treatment, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.5686
  5. Skouteris G., Ouki S., Foo D., Saroj D., Altini M., Melidis P., Cowley B., Ells G., Palmer S., O'Dell S. (2018). Water footprint and water pinch analysis techniques for sustainable water management in the brick-manufacturing industry, Journal of Cleaner Production, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.213     

Publications

Highlights

  • Naz I, Hodgson D, Smith A, Marchesi J, Ahmed S, Avignone Rossa C, Saroj DP. (2016) 'Effect of the Chemical Composition of Filter Media on the Microbial Community in Wastewater Biofilms at Different Temperatures'. RSC Advances, (6), pp. 104345-104353.

    doi: 10.1039/C6RA21040F

    Repository URL: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/812633/

    Abstract

  • Momoh YOL, Saroj DP. (2016) 'Development and testing of surface-based and water-based-diffusion kinetic models for studying hydrolysis and biogas production from cow manure'. RENEWABLE ENERGY, 86, pp. 1113-1122.

    doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.09.036

    Repository URL: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/808871/

  • Kleemann R, Chenoweth J, Clift R, Morse S, Pearce P, Saroj D. (2015) 'Evaluation of local and national effects of recovering phosphorus at wastewater treatment plants: Lessons learned from the UK'. RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING, 105, pp. 347-359.

    doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.09.007

    Repository URL: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/809090/

Journal articles

  • Skouteris G, Ouki SK, Foo D, Saroj DP, Altini M, Melidis P, Cowley B, Ells G, Palmer S, O'Dell S. (2018) 'Water footprint and water pinch analysis techniques for sustainable water management in the brick-manufacturing industry'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, pp. 786-794.

    doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.213

    Repository URL: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/844886

    Abstract

  • Kleemann R, Chenoweth J, Clift R, Morse S, Pearce P, Saroj D. (2016) 'Comparison of phosphorus recovery from incinerated sewage sludge ash (ISSA) and pyrolysed sewage sludge char (PSSC)'. Waste Management, 60, pp. 201-210.

    doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2016.10.055

    Repository URL: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813651

    Abstract

  • Naz I, Hodgson D, Smith A, Marchesi J, Ahmed S, Avignone Rossa C, Saroj DP. (2016) 'Effect of the Chemical Composition of Filter Media on the Microbial Community in Wastewater Biofilms at Different Temperatures'. RSC Advances, (6), pp. 104345-104353.

    doi: 10.1039/C6RA21040F

    Repository URL: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/812633/

    Abstract

  • Akhigbe L, Ouki S, Saroj DP. (2016) 'Disinfection and removal performance for Escherichia coli and heavy metals by silver-modified zeolite in a fixed bed column'. Chemical Engineering Journal,

    doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.03.020

    [ Status: Accepted ]

    Repository URL: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/810213/

    Abstract

  • Ojajuni O, Holder S, Cavalli G, Lee J, Saroj DP. (2016) 'Rejection of Caffeine and Carbamazepine by Surface-Coated PVDF Hollow-Fiber Membrane System'. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 55 (8), pp. 2417-2425.

    doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b04055

    Repository URL: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/810040/

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Conference papers

  • Sadr SMK, Saroj DP, Kouchaki S, Ouki S. (2013) 'Appraisal of Membrane Assisted Technologies in Water Reuse Scenarios: A Group Decision-Making Framework Using Fuzzy Sets Theory'. International Water Association Toronto, Canada: 7th IWA Specialised Membrane Technology Conference
  • Saroj DP, Inchauste-Daza A, Lopez-Vazquez CM. (2013) 'Simultaneous Sludge Disintegration and Carbon Source Generation for Enhanced Biological Phosphorous Removal Using Ozonation'. WEF 2013, Nashville, USA: WEF Residuals and Biosolids conference
  • Kleemann R, Pearce P, Sutherland N, Chenoweth J, Clift R, Morse S, Saroj DP. (2012) 'Phosphorous recovery in wastewater treatment works using Ostara’s nutrient recycling technology and implications on the P cycle: A case study'. Vancouver, Canada: 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference
  • Wilson S, Ouki S, Saroj DP, Pearce P, Brancroft L. (2012) 'Sustainable upgrade of small sewage treatment works: Structures plastic media filters'. Santiago de Compostela, Spain: IWA conference on Eco Technologies for wastewater treatment
  • Saroj DP, Inchauste-Daza A, Lopez-Vazquez CM. (2012) 'Simultaneous Sludge Disintegration and Carbon Source Generation for Enhanced Biological Phosphorous Removal Using Ozonation'. Nashville, USA: WEF Residuals and Biosolids conference

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Book chapters

  • Sadr SMK, Saroj DP. (2015) 'Membrane technologies for municipal wastewater treatment'. in Basile A, Cassano A, Rastogi NK (eds.) Advances in Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment , pp. 443-463.

    doi: 10.1016/B978-1-78242-121-4.00014-9

    Abstract

  • Hai FI, Fattah KP, Saroj DP, Moreira MT. (2015) 'Membrane reactors for bioethanol production and processing'. in Basile A, Di Paola L, Hai F, Piemonte V (eds.) Membrane Reactors for Energy Applications and Basic Chemical Production , pp. 313-343.

    doi: 10.1016/B978-1-78242-223-5.00011-X

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  • Fenu A, Guglielmi G, Jimenez J, Sperandio M, Saroj DP, Lesjean B, Brepols C, Thoeye C, Nopens I. (2011) 'Activated Sludge Model-Based Modeling of Membrane Bioreactor Processes: A Critical Review with Special Regard to MBR Specificities'. in Moo-Young M (ed.) Environmental Biotechnology and Safety Second Edition. Academic Press 6, pp. 305-327.

    doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-088504-9.00383-4

Patents

  • Andreottola G, Vian M, Foladori P, Saroj DP. Method for depuration of wastewaters with reduction of sludge production and plant thereof. World Intellectual Property Organisation: Article number PCT/IB2010/051736

    Repository URL: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/791821/