Jyoti Kainthola Assistant Professor Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Jyoti Kainthola is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Mahindra University École Centrale School of Engineering (India). She finished her Ph.D in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. During her PhD she also worked in the department of civil engineering, University of Utah, USA and completed a project on “Fungal pretreatment rice straw accelerate methane yield from anaerobic digestion” under the funding of IUUSTF. Her research interests are pretreatment of lignocellulosic waste, anaerobic digestion, organic waste utilization, biological treatment (white rot fungi) and anammox process (landfill leachate). Dr. Kainthola is a member of ISWA. She is also a reviewer of leading journals such Waste Management, Bioresource Technology, Biomass conversion and Biorefinery, Journal of Cleaner Production.

  • Education
    • Ph.D (Centre for the Environment) - IIT Guwahati.
    • M.Tech (Civil engineering (Environmental Engineering and Management programme)) - IIT Kanpur.
    • B.Tech (Civil Engineering) – G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Pantnagar, UK.
    • Intermediate – Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Rudrapur, UK.
    • SSC - Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Rudrapur, UK Research.
  • Awards
    • "Best thesis award" in Centre for the Environment at 22nd convocation in IIT Guwahati, Assam.
    • Bioenergy award for cutting edge research (B-ACER AWARD)'2018 from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Indo-US science and technology forum, 6 month research (October’ 18 – February’ 19) in University of Utah, Utah, USA on “Fungal pretreatment of lignocellulosic substrate for enhancement of biogas production”.
    • Winner of essay competition “open dumping and its effect on environment –Ghazipur landfill” organized by ISWA-SWIS, attended winter school programme at University of Arlington, Texas, USA.
    • Doctoral Research Fellowship at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati from Ministry of Human Resources & Development.
    • Recipient of GATE-MHRD (Ministry of Human Resources & Development) Scholarship at IIT Kanpur.
  • Publications

    Publications:

    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2019. Optimization of methane production during anaerobic co-digestion of rice straw and Hydrilla verticillata using response surface methodology. Fuel. 235, 92-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.07.094. 
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2019. Enhanced methane production from anaerobic co-digestion of rice straw and Hydrilla verticillata and its kinetic analysis. Biomass and Bioenergy. 125, 8–16. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2019.04.011. 
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., Goel. R. 2019. Fungal pretreatment and associated kinetics of rice straw hydrolysis to accelerate methane yield. Bioresource Technology. 286, 121368. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121368. 
    • Kainthola, J., Shariq, M., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V. V, 2019. Enhanced methane potential of rice straw with microwave assisted pretreatment and its kinetic analysis. Journal of Environmental Management. 232, 188–196. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.052. 
    • Kainthola, J., Shariq, M., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V. V, 2019. Electrohydrolysis pretreatment methods to enhance the methane production from anaerobic digestion of rice straw using graphite electrode. Renewable Energy. 142, 1-10. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2019.04.083. 
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2019. A review on enhanced biogas production from anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic biomass by different enhancement techniques. Process Biochemistry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procbio.2019.05.023. 
    • Kainthola,  J., Podder, A., Fechner, M., Goel, R., 2020. An Overview of Fungal Pretreatment Processes for Anaerobic Digestion: Applications, Bottlenecks and Future Needs. Bioresource Technology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2020.124397
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2019. Comparative study of different thermal pretreatment of rice straw for enhanced biogas production and its physicochemical characterization. Biomass conversion and Biorefinery
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2019. Optimization of process parameters for accelerated methane yield from anaerobic co-digestion of rice straw and food waste. Renewable Energy. 
    • Kainthola, J., 2016. Tertiary Treatment of waste water using Chlorella Vulgaris. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, 10, 2319-2399. 

    Conference Publications:

    • Kainthola, J., Singh, L., 2015. Himalayan Region Peculiarities and Advanced Road Construction Methods - National Seminar on Improvement in the road construction Technique in Himalayan Region, GEHU, Dehradun
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2017. Enhanced biogas production from co-digestion technology. National Conference on Sustainable Advanced Technologies for Environmental Management (SATEM), Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, West Bengal, India 
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2017. Environment life cycle assessment of rice straw. National Conference on Recent Advancements in Environmental Research (RAER) Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2018. Improving methane yield via co-digestion of Hydrilla verticillata and rice straw and its kinetic analysis. International conference on waste management (RECYCLE-2018), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India 
    • Shariq, M., Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2018. Optimization of thermal pretreatment of rice straw for accelerated methane yield. International conference on waste management (RECYCLE-2018), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. 
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2018. Effect of open dumping on environment and public health – a case study of Ghazipur landfill. Winter school on “Sustainable solid waste management”, SWIS-ISWA. University of Arlington, Texas, USA
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2018. International conference on “Effects of Improper Waste Management in South East Asia: Local Challenges, Global Solutions” with ISWA YPG. Webinar | be Waste Wise
    • Kainthola, J., Kalamdhad, A.S., Goud, V.V., 2019. Anaerobic co-digestion of rice straw and Hydrilla verticillata- Modeling and process parameter optimization study. Research Conclave, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
  • Experience

    Teaching (3 years)

    • Two years as Assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in GEHU, Dehradun.
    • 6 months as Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in JBIET.
    • 6 months in the department of Civil Engineering, NIT Raipur.

    Research (3.5 years – July 2016 to November 2019)

    • Research Scholar in IIT Guwahati, India.