Sadhan Kumar Ghosh

Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
Jadavpur University | JU · Department of Mechanical Engineering

BME(Hons.),MME, PhD(Engg.)
Currently working for five books, Four International Research Projects, Guiding research for 5 PhD scholars;

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Introduction
Having research collaboration with more than 30 countries on Solid & Liquid Waste Management & policies & Recycling, Supply Chain sustainability of Waste Mngt, Municipal Waste Mngt, Circular Economy, Operations Mngt, Waste to Energy, Co-processing & RDF, E-waste & Plastics waste mngt, Green Manufacturing, SMEs Sustainability, ISO Standards mainly Quality, Environment, Energy, Safety & Occupational Health Mngt Systems, Employee Wellbeing in SME etc. You are welcome to write for collaboration.
Additional affiliations
March 1984 - March 2020
Jadavpur University
Position
  • Head of Faculty
Description
  • Chief Coordinator, Centre for Sustainable Dev. & Resource Efficiency Mngt. Jadavpur University; President ISWMAW; Chairman, IconSWM-CE; Chairman, CRIC; Editor-in-Chief, IconSWM-CE Publication Collaboration in 30 countries.

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Publications (189)
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SARS-CoV-2 virus causes COVID-19 spreading globally since the third quarter of 2019 generated from Wuhan, China. The viruses are normally subject to change and evolve as they spread over time among the people while the change is significantly different from the original virus, they are known as “variants”. A virus with one or more mutations is call...
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Current pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, affecting nearly 210 countries has brought significant challenges in municipal waste management practices and procedures. It introduces problems regarding the handling and disposal of wastes generated due to affected people and facilities including safety and health measures for employees at the...
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Circular Economy (CE) adoption in Indian SMEs is still nascent, irrespective of various initiatives, policies, and trans-national strategic partnerships of the Indian government. The existing research has outlined the benefits of CE adoption within organisations (regardless of the size and sector) to achieve sustainable business performance in emer...
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Resilient supply chains are often inherently dependent on the nature of their complex interconnected networks that are simultaneously multi-dimensional and multi-layered. This article presents a Supply Chain Network (SCN) model that can be used to regulate downstream relationships towards a sustainable SME using a 4-component cost function structur...
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Co-processing involves utilizing waste materials as alternative fuels and raw materials (AFRs). Their role in cement kilns, therefore, represents the same importance as the one that is applicable to natural fuels, namely coal, other fossil fuels, and raw materials.
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Cement kiln co-processing operation is required to respect and deal with various concerns that are encountered while undertaking co-processing.
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Thermal treatment of every combustible or volatile material causes emissions. The nature and characteristics of these emissions depend upon the chemical nature of the material being combusted or volatilized.
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Considering increasing waste production on the one hand and the resource demands of the cement process on the other hand, cement companies started in 1979 to look at waste as a source of raw material and energy.
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Co-processing is a thermal treatment process to utilize wastes as resources in the resource intensive industries (RIIs) such as Cement kilns, Thermal Power Plants, Steel Plants, Glass Manufacturing plants, Refractory Manufacture plants, and Lime plants. Wastes get utilized as alternative fuels and raw materials (AFRs) in the RIIs and replace the fo...
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Cement manufacturing is a highly resource intensive process and utilizes a large quantum of fossil materials in its manufacture.
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Cement manufacturing is a highly resource and energy-intensive process. In addition, it also emits a significant amount of CO2 due to calcination of limestone, raw material, and also due to firing of fossil fuels.
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The definition of a term is a word or group of words that has a special meaning, a specific time period or a condition of a contract. In other words, a definition is a statement of the meaning of a term.
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The history of cement goes back to Roman Empire. The credit of the invention of the Portland cement was first produced by a British stone mason, Joseph Aspdin of Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
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Co-processing of AFRs is being practised globally for about four decades. Over this long period, there have been many learnings and experiences in undertaking co-processing initiatives.
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Portland cement clinker is a very important compound of modern cements. CO2 emission during the calcination of calcium carbonate as raw material takes place in cement plants. Reduction of CO2 emission, the anthropologically caused climate change, is the focus of international initiatives, and hence, finding and development of strong alternatives ar...
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Pre-processing of wastes into AFRs is an important consideration in achieving successful co-processing of AFRs.
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The environment comprises all entities, natural or manmade, external to oneself and their interrelationships which provide value, now or perhaps in the future, to humankind.
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Utilization of different kinds of wastes as Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials (AFR) is implemented successfully by many cement plants in many different countries. This practice is in operation for more than the last four decades. In almost all the cement plants, it is practiced as a business initiative. The major business principle employed by th...
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This book is the first comprehensive book in the world on co-processing of wastes as Alternative Fuels and Raw materials (AFRs) in cement kilns. It discusses how AFR from wastes can play an important role in contributing toward reducing the use of fossil fuel and costs while conserving natural resources, lowering global CO2 emissions, and reducing...
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In India, waste generation is increasing due to rapid industrialization and urbanization. For ensuring the safety of environment and sustainable management of waste, the statutory guidelines, rules, and principles are set. It is very important that how effectively these rules are implemented. The Environment Protection Act (EPA) in 1986 and subsequ...
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The Philippines is an archipelago that is located in Southeast Asia. It is composed of 7641 islands with a total land area of 342.353 km². The country has three major groups of islands, namely Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Both Luzon and Mindanao take a large portion of the country’s surface area while the rest are small islands.
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The concept of circular economy builds upon more sustainable and efficient use of resources in different sectors of economy. Assessment of situation requires analyzing a combination of factors that influence development of economy toward circularity and resource efficiency. The given study focuses on a number of energy and environmental indicators...
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Sustainable development has gained recently lot of interest and priority to preserve and maintain the natural equilibrium broken by human extensive activities. In particular, this has led to new paradigm: circular economy. It is described under different terms such as biomimicry, industrial ecology, natural capitalism, blue economy, regenerative de...
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The adoption of the Waste Management Code in 2015 is Georgia’s continuous effort to fully harmonize the EU-Georgia Association Agreement in the above-mentioned sphere. The article examines Waste Management of Georgia, led by three different companies and role of municipalities (63 municipalities in total) in waste management process. The amount of...
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Circular Economy policy landscape has been able to create a focus and expanded noticeably over the last two decades. The thought process around Circular Economy started in the 1970s. The use of the term “circular economy” introduced in early 2000. The EU, China, and India have been the global front-runners in this process. In Europe, 2011 was the s...
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Acid tar sludge (ATS) is a hazardous waste generated in steel plants as a process by-product. ATS disposal is a major challenge for the steel industry around the world and specifically for developing nations. Hazardous wastes are usually disposed of in a dedicated expensive thermal treatment plant as per existing rules. Due to inadequate capacity o...
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Source separation plays a pivotal role in sustainable and integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) and in achieving a circular economy in Asia. However, it is still not an official practice, and many cities continue to utilise open dumping, involving receiving mixed waste without pre-treatment. This paper, therefore, examines the advantag...
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This book presents the selected peer-reviewed proceedings of the International Conference on Thermal Engineering and Management Advances (ICTEMA 2020). The contents discuss latest research in the areas of thermal engineering, manufacturing engineering, and production management. Some of the topics covered include multiphase fluid flow, turbulent fl...
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This book presents the advantages of the circular economy as a powerful - and inevitable - model for tackling the current challenges against shrinking resources and establishing the resource efficient economy. The experienced contributors present the status and strategies of circular economy implementation in several countries with hands on experie...
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The present study identifies the key antecedent factors for accomplishing the adoption stage of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in their business operations. Four potential antecedent factors of adoption were derived from the literature, and data were obtained from a sample of 200 executives of the banking organizations of the financial...
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Environmental pollution is the serious problem associated with rapid industrialization, urbanization and rise in the standard of living of people in any nation. For developing countries, industrialization is of utmost priority to build self-reliant buoyant economy. However, industrialization has also yielded unintended wastes along with the intende...
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In India non-hazardous industrial waste is generated at a staggering rate of about 30 million metric tonnes/year; considering the major generators (excluding power plant and mining industry waste) as per Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India (GoI), thus disposing of them is a challenge. The industrial waste generated from fast-...
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The purpose of this study is to generate a robust waste transportation system for the city of Kolkata to the proposed waste-to-energy (WTE) plant and to the existing composting plant. WTE plants are concerned with generating power thus inorganic fragments is the primary concern, on the other hand composting plants primarily needs organic fragments....
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Purpose The eco-friendly approach has become an active component of sustainable strategy for both academia and industry. The concept of green SCM is relevant as it integrates ecological wisdom of any organization with organizational supply chain actions. Methodology A pilot survey was done through framed questionnaire, and from value chain analysis...
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The efficient management of solid waste in a city is laid on the foundation of proper planning and its implementation with active participation from the government as well as the public. The urban local bodies (ULBs) are entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining sanitary conditions in a city. In India, the integrated solid waste management i...
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Municipal solid waste is a source of natural resources if it is utilised properly; otherwise, it is a source of environmental pollution. Objectives of ‘Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management and Handling Rules–2016,’ in India, are scientific storage, collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of MSW with an aim to value extraction from it...
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The Biomedical waste (BMW) is an area of concern which has a direct impact on the health and human safety. Management of BMW may be an ethical, social and obligation of all supporting and funding health-care activities. The scavengers sort out open, unprotected health-care wastes for recycling, and reuse of syringe, bottles and other medical aides...
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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipments (WEEE) contains a nearly 23% polymers including acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, high-impact polystyrene, polystyrene, poly vinyl chloride and polycarbonate. Every year the OEMs manufacture lighter version of Electrical and Electronic Equipments (EEE), and it is only possible by increasing the percentage o...
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The world is marching forward to embrace sustainability along with development, and the concept of circular economy has become relevant today more than ever. Electronic items have become an inseparable part of today’s lifestyle. From mining of raw materials to manufacturing of the electronic items to its sales and then to its disposal, the burden o...
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The importance of supply chain management in analyzing and later catalyzing economic expectations while simultaneously prioritizing cleaner production aspects is a vital component of modern finance. Such predictions, though, are often known to be less than accurate due to the ubiquitous uncertainty plaguing most business decisions. Starting from a...
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The sustainability of the waste management system imposed by EU legislation was assessed using the Italian context as a case study by analysing the period from the year 2007 to the year 2016. An integrated sustainability indicator (ISI) based on environmental, social and economic life cycle approach was used. Since the earlier directives the EU was...
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One-way model of production and consumption has been dominating over the past one and a half century in the globe. In the supply chain in this one-way model, the goods are manufactured from raw materials in production processes, sold, used, and subsequently at the end of its lifetime as the specific product is discarded as waste to landfill or inci...
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India is a fastest growing economy with unity in many diversities comprising of 28 states and nine union territories. The population in India as estimated in 2019 is at 1.37 billion based on the most recent UN data and 2011 census data. India is the second-most populous country. It is the seventh-largest country in the world, having total area of 3...
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The book focuses on a global issue—municipal solid waste management (MSWM) and presents the most effective solutions based on energy recovery processes. There is huge potential in employing different technologies and modern management methodology for recovering energy from various waste streams to establish a sustainable and circular economy. In se...
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India, the second biggest country in the world, has nearly 1.25 million people living in 29 states and seven union territories covering an area of 3,287,000 sq. km. India's economy grew at an impressive 8.2% in the first quarter of 2018-19. Traditionally, India has the habit of reuse and recycling the materials wherever possible. As the city agglom...
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This book presents a number of innovative uses of fly ash. Fly ash is a fine powder that is a byproduct of burning pulverized coal in thermal power plants. It is a pozzolan – a substance containing aluminous and siliceous material that when mixed with lime and water forms a compound similar to Portland cement. Though fly ash was a problem in terms...
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A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life. Circular economy (CE) is important towards sustainable development...
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This book addresses a complex issue – water sustainability – that requires a combined approach to manage both water and energy. It highlights several technologies that have been introduced to study the water–energy linkage. It also discusses the need to develop effective laws for water management. In turn, the book assesses hybrid biological system...
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The book focuses on the challenges faced by urban areas in the context of handling waste in an environmentally and socially acceptable manner. It also discusses effective waste management approaches, which differ according to culture, climate, and socio-economic variables, as well as institutional volume. Presenting selected, high-quality papers fr...
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This book highlights the latest advances in waste management, resource recovery and resource circulation in various countries, with a special emphasis on India. It leads the way towards a sustainable circular economy developing local economy and enhances the sustainability of the energy sector as a whole by holistically addressing waste management....
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This book focuses on the utilization of bio-resources and their conversion pathways for a sustainable future. Tapping into bio-resources by means of thermochemical and biochemical processes has attracted researchers from all over the world; it is a broad area that has given birth to concepts like the biorefinery, as well as a new stream known as bi...
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This book features carefully selected articles on emerging technologies for waste valorization and environmental protection. The term “waste valorization” is used particularly in engineering, economics, technology, business, environmental and policy literature to refer to any unit operation or collection of operations targeted at reusing, recycling...
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e-Waste is generated at the staggering rate of 6.1 kg per person. In 2016, 44.7 million tonnes was generated globally, and the amount is estimated to reach 52 million tonnes annually by 2021. The management of this huge quantity of e-waste is a major problem across the world, primarily in developing countries. An effective e-waste management system...
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The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1961, the APO contributes to the sustainable socioeconomic development of the region through policy advisory services, acting as a think tank, and undertaking smart initiatives in the industry...
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The Asia-Pacific region, also referred to as APAC, describes more than 50 countries in East and South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. In 2013 the total population of APAC stood at 4.3 billion, almost 60% of the world's population. APAC includes the two most populous countries, China and India. Economic growth has seen the region experience a stee...
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The treatment and disposal of industrial waste has become a critical economic and environmental issue with the ever-increasing rates of its generation. Industries in India, as major players in building the economy and GDP, expel about 7.4 million tons of hazardous waste annually, out of which around 3.98 million tons are recyclable for resource or...
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Bio-medical wastes (BMW) are generated from health care activities and have the potential to spread diseases. The Government of India regulates BMW as per the provisions of the Bio- medical Wastes Management Rules, 2016 and its amendments 2018 which includes storage, treatment and disposal of BMWs. According to the world health organisation (WHO) a...
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The book contains high-quality research papers presented at Sixth International Conference on Solid Waste Management held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata India during November 23-26, 2016. The Conference, IconSWM 2016, is organized by Centre for Quality Management System, Jadavpur University in association with premier institutes and societies of I...
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The book gathers high-quality research papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on Solid Waste Management, held at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad on December 15–17, 2017. The Conference, IconSWM 2017, is an official side event of the high-level Intergovernmental Eighth Regional 3R Forum in A...
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This book gathers high-quality research papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on Solid Waste Management, held at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad on December 15-17, 2017. The Conference, IconSWM 2017, is as an official side event of the high-level Intergovernmental Eighth Regional 3R Forum...
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An integrated steel plant generates a large amount of blast furnace flue dust – about 18–22 kg/t of hot metal – as a by-product of the production process. The major component of this flue dust is iron oxides and coke fines. The recovery and reuse of this iron and coke is very important with increasing price of conventional resources. Cement plants...
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Cement production consumes 9.10% of the total industrial energy, thus making it the third largest consumer of energy. Each ton of cement generates approximately 0.7–0.93 ton of CO2 depending on the kiln technology used. The top 10 cement producing countries along with the European Union emits 1445 million tonnes of CO2 each year. Therefore, increas...

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The main goal of this project is to develop a sustainable E-waste Management System in India focusing on Supply Chain Strategies, issues, challenges with indigenous technologies developed in the country.