Rajesh Banu Jeyakumar

Central University of Tamil Nadu

Dr. Rajesh Banu Jeyakumar, Associate Professor at Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Tamilnadu, Thiruvarur, India. He was formerly Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. He received his PhD from Centre for Environmental studies, Anna University, India in the year 2006. During the period 2004 to 2006, he worked as a lecturer in Department of Biotechnology, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai. He also has an experience of working in an environmental consultancy for one year. He has been the reviewer and editor of many national and international journals. He is the author of more than 230 publications in SCI and SCIE journals with a cumulative impact factor of 960. His publications attract more than 6000 citation and an H-index of 43. He has authored 40 book chapters in international publications. He obtained 5 major grants from Government of India, two from Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, one from Government of China and Government of Germany. In addition to this two consultancy from industries. He has guided 16 PhD students and 80 post graduate engineering students in the discipline of environmental engineering and science. He was ranked among Top 2% Scientist worldwide by Stanford University, USA in the year 2020 and awarded with Hyoshi think of ecology award (Japan) in the year 2018. Dr. Rajesh Banu’s research centers on biological wastewater treatment, nutrient removal, membrane bioreactor mesophilic and thermophilic high rate anaerobic treatment of wastewater, microbial fuel cells, energy recovery from waste and sludge reduction. His prime area of research is generation of energy from solid waste.

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Recent advances in technology to recover bioenergy from various feedstocks make them suitable alternatives to fossil fuel. This book contains several scientific discussions regarding microbes involved in biogas production, the anaerobic digestion process, their operation, and application for sustainable development. The book provides in-depth information about anaerobic digestion for researchers and graduate students. The editor sincerely thanks all the contributors, whose efforts have brought this book to fruition.

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