Research Papers

Laboratory Investigation of Indigenous Consortia TERIJ-188 for Incremental Oil Recovery

Sharma Neha, Lavania Meeta, Kukreti Vipin, Rana Dolly Pal, Lal Banwari
| 2018

Bacterial Profile modification is an efficient process which brings the alteration in permeability of the porous media of the reservoir by selective plugging which eventually recover the residual oil. It is an advantageous and feasible method for residual oil

Evaluating the potential of indigenous methanogenic consortium for enhanced oil and gas recovery from high temperature depleted oil reservoir

Rathi Rohit, Lavania Meeta, Kukreti Vipin, Lal Banwari
| 2018

In past years, lots of research has been focused on the indigenous bacteria and their mechanisms, which help in enhanced oil recovery. Most of the oil wells in Indian subcontinent have temperature higher than 60 °C. Also, the role of methanogenic consortia from high temperature petroleum reservoir for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) has not been explored much.

The Newer Paradigms to Link Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)

Thakur Amit Kumar and Datta Manipadma
| 2019

CSR has evolved over time and has been gaining more importance for businesses in the context of sustainability and sustainable development (Arevalo, J. A., & Aravind, D, 2011). The concept of CSR is not new to India; historically speaking, social responsibility of companies is a well-established phenomenon in India, and the country has one of the world's richest traditions of CSR (Datta and Thakur 2018).

Empowerment of tribal communities through sericulture programmes in Jharkhand State

Setty H. H. Ninga; Gopal Lasya; Chinnaswamy K P
| 2019

Tasar culture is a forest-based tribal oriented industry. It provides income and employment to the rural poor and tribals in Jharkhand and adjoining states in India. The government of Jharkhand has initiated various sericulture development schemes with the support of the Central Silk Board to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people in general and empowerment of tribals in particular. 17 schemes were implemented during the 11th and 12th Five year plan in Jharkhand State by the government.

Greenhouse Gas Emission Modelling and Its Validation - A Case Study for Okhla Disposal Site

Manuja Sourabh, Ahmad Kafeel, Haq Inamul
| 2018

A key concern with the increasing waste generation and its improper management is emission of methane from disposal sites. Waste management contributed 14% of the total global methane emissions and about 3.45% of India’s total greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions in 2010 with 6,5052.47GgCO2eq emissions. In 2015, India committed to decrease its emissions intensity per unit gross domestic product by 33–35% below 2005 levelstill 2030.

Decentralized Organic Waste Management with Small-Scale Anaerobic Digester - A Case Study of Pune, India

Frankiewicz Tom, Damodaran Nimmi , Manuja Sourabh
| 2019

Pune generates 2,100 metric tons of municipal solid waste per day, of which 45-50% is organic waste. One of the most successful features of Pune’s waste management is the city’s network of 26 decentralized biodigesters, each processing five to ten tonnes of organic waste per day. These biodigesters provide energy to light the neighborhood and soil amendment to maintain local green spaces. They vastly reduce transportation costs by treating waste locally rather than transporting them to centralized treatment or disposal facilities.

A Not-so-rare Species: Sightings of Mandarin Ratsnakes, Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor 1842), in the Zunheboto District of Nagaland, India

Lele Yatish, Kiba Vihoto , Sethi Pia, and Edake Siddharth
| 2018

The Mandarin Ratsnake (Euprepiophis mandarinus) is a non-venomous colubrid native to China (including Taiwan), Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and a few localities in India (Ji et al. 2012). The species occurs in subtropical and montane forests and agricultural areas, where these constrictors feed largely on small mammals (Whitaker and Captain 2004).

Solar PV mini-grids versus large-scale embedded PV generation: A case study of Uttar Pradesh (India)

Bhattacharyya Subhes C, Palit Debajit, Sarangi Gopal K, Srivastava Vivek, Sharma Prerna
| 2019

Despite significant grid expansion during the last decade, globally India has the highest number of people lacking access to electricity. Mini-grid has been suggested as a possible electrification option and the new mini-grid policy of the state of Uttar Pradesh has attracted global attention. Relatedly, the drive for grid extension restricts off-grid areas to very remote locations and enhances the risks for mini-grid projects.

Meeting Future Energy Needs in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Dhaka Shobhakar, Srivastava Leena, Sharma Bikash, Palit Debajit, Mainali Brijesh, Nepal Rabindra, Purohit Pallav, Goswami Anandajit, Malikyar Ghulam Mohd, Wakhley Kul Bahadur
| 2019

As mentioned in earlier chapters, the HKH regions form the entirety of some countries, a major part of other countries, and a small percentage of yet others. Because of this, when we speak about meeting the energy needs of the HKH region we need to be clear that we are not necessarily talking about the countries that host the HKH, but the clearly delineated mountainous regions that form the HKH within these countries.

Pay-As-You-Go financing: A model for viable and widespread deployment of solar home systems in rural India

Yadav Prabhakar, Heynen Anthony P, Palit Debajit
| 2019

Decentralised Solar Home Systems (SHSs) are established as an effective strategy to connect the ‘last mile’ without electricity access and leapfrog communities to clean energy solutions. According to the World Bank, the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) model has emerged as one of the effective commercially viable solutions to provide decentralised energy access to rural and remote communities in developing nations.