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Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahamad

 
     
     
       
    Assistant Professor  
     
     
       
    Specialization: Environmental Engineering  
       
   

School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam 784028, Assam, India

 
       
   

03712275956 :: kahamad@tezu.ernet.in :: k.ahamad@gmail.com

 
       
       
       
   

Research Interests

 
     
   

An estimated 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to an improved water source. Hundreds of millions drink contaminated water because of unsafe water treatment and distribution systems and unsafe water storage and handling practices. Waterborne diseases account for approximately 4 billion episodes of illness and 1.8 million deaths every year, predominantly among young children. Therefore efforts have to be directed to look for methods/techniques which are easily acceptable and adaptable to communities  especially for rural and semi-urban area lacking piped water supply so as to ensure acceptable quality potable water on a sustainable basis at an affordable cost. Keeping technology and affordability in focus, the emphasis of my research work is on Water treatment, Low-cost treatment Technology, Water Quality, Waste management.

 
       
       
    Publications  
       
    Publications in Journals  
   

 

 
   

18. Estimating elastic modulus of California bearing ratio test sample using finite element model

BK Narzary and KU Ahamad

Construction and building materials 175, 601-609, 2018. (Impact Factor: 3.169).

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.04.228

                  

     

17. Equilibrium and Kinetics Modeling of Fluoride Adsorption onto Activated Alumina, Alum and Brick Powder

KU Ahamad, R Singh, I Baruah, H Choudhury and MR Sharma

Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 2018.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsd.2018.06.005

                     

  

16. A review on lake eutrophication dynamics and recent developments in lake modeling

B Bhagowati and KU Ahamad

Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, 2018.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecohyd.2018.03.002

                    

   

15. Design of a Smartphone Platform Compact Optical System Operational Both in Visible and Near Infrared Spectral Regime

I Hussain, AJ Bora, D Sarma, KU Ahamad and P Nath

IEEE Sensors Journal 18 (12), 4933 4939, 2018. (Impact Factor: 2.512).

DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2832848

 

 

 14. Water salinity detection using a smartphone.

I Hussain, M Das, KU Ahamad and P Nath

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 239, 1042-1050, 2017 (Impact Factor: 5.401).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2016.08.102

 

 

13. Evaluation of generation of electricity from wastewater using microbial fuel cell

KU Ahamad, N Singh and A Das

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology 8 (3-4), 183-197, 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJRET.2017.088954

 

 

12. Low-cost, robust and field portable smartphone platform photometric sensor for fluoride level detection in drinking water.

I Hussain, KU Ahamad and P Nath.

Analytical Chemistry, 89 (1), 767-775, 2017. (Impact Factor: 6.320)

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03424

 

 

11. Water turbidity sensing using a smartphone.

I Hussain, KU Ahamad and P Nath.

RSC Advances, 6, 22374-22382, 2016. (Impact Factor: 3.108)

DOI: 10.1039/C6RA02483A

 

 

10. Application of Regression Analysis for Surface Water Quality Modeling.

KU Ahamad, BK Nazary, P Mudoi, R Rani, V Bharati and H Singh.

Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE), 89 (1), 767-775, 2016.

 

 

9. Study on the impact of pre-sedimentation and consequently optimization of alum dose in water treatment process.

K. U. Ahamad, D. B. Sonowal, V. Kumar, N. Nikhil and N. Medhi.

Water Practice & Technology, 9(3), 417-429, 2014.

DOI: 10.2166/wpt.2014.046

 

 

8. Breakthrough Studies with Mono- , Binary- and Ternary-Metal Ion Systems Comprising of Fe(II), F− and As(III) using River Sand Packed Columns for Groundwater Treatment.

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed.

Water and Health, 11.2; 224-243. 2013. (Impact Factor: 1.041)

DOI: 10.2166/wh.2013.157

 

 

7. Breakthrough Studies with Mono- and Binary-Metal Ion Systems Comprising of Fe(II) and As(III) using Community Prepared Wooden Charcoal Packed Columns.

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed.

Desalination, 285; 345-351. 2012. (Impact Factor: 5.527)

DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2011.10.025

 

 

6. Potential of Community Prepared Wooden Charcoal of Assam (India) for As(III) Removal through Batch and Continuous Column Studies.

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed.

Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 02.2; 95-102. 2011. (Impact Factor: 0.688)

DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2012.039

 

 

5. Breakthrough Column Studies for Iron(II) Removal from Water by Wooden Charcoal and Sand: A Low-Cost Approach.

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed.

International Journal of Environmental Research, 5(11); 127-138. 2011. (Impact Factor: 0.927)

 

 

4. Kinetics, equilibrium and breakthrough studies for Fe(II) removal by wooden charcoal: A low-cost adsorbent.

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed.

Desalination, 251, 137-145. 2010. (Impact Factor: 5.527)

DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2009.08.007

 

 

3. Evaluation of Media Used in Indigenous Household Iron Filter Units of Rural and Semi-Urban Assam, India.

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed.

Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 49-4, 241-246. 2007.

 

 

2. Role of Wooden Charcoal in Indigenous Household Iron Filters used in Assam (India).

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed.

Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, 5-3, 23-28. 2006.

 

 

1. Adsorptive capacity of Wooden Charcoal Used in Indigenous Household Iron Filters of Assam (India).

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed.

International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 5(4), 1623-1633. 2007.

 

 
       
       
    Books/Book Chapter/Article in Magazines  
       
   

Simultaneous Removal of Iron, Arsenic and Fluoride

K Ahamad

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

 
   

 

 
   

Water Quality Evaluation in a Rural Stretch of Tezpur, Assam (India) Using Water Quality Index and Correlation Matrix

KU Ahamad, N Medhi, V Kumar, N Nikhil

Trends in Asian Water Environmental Science and Technology, 169-180

 
   

 

 
   

Indigenous Water Treatment Technology in Rural and Semi-Urban Assam

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

Publication brought out on the occasion of Water Awareness Week 2011 by Oil India Limited on World Water Day

 
       
       
    Publications in International/National Conferences/Seminars  
       
    International Conferences  
   

 

 
   

[8] Removal of fluoride from groundwater by adsorption onto Brick Powder-Alum-Calcium infused adsorbent

K U Ahamad, A Mahanta and S Ahmed

RECYCLE 2016, International Conference on Waste Management. Organized by Waste Management Research Group and Association of Civil Engineers, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. 1-2 April 2016.

 
   

 

 
   

[7] Surface Water Quality Modeling by Regression Analysis and Artificial Neural Network

K. U. Ahamad, P. Raj, N. H. Barbhuiya and A. Deep

RECYCLE 2016, International Conference on Waste Management. Organized by Waste Management Research Group and Association of Civil Engineers, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. 1-2 April 2016.

 
   

 

 
   

[6] New Method of Enhancing CBR Value of Subgrade of Rural Roads Using E-Waste Plastic

B. K. Narzary and K. U. Ahamad

RECYCLE 2016, International Conference on Waste Management. Organized by Waste Management Research Group and Association of Civil Engineers, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. 1-2 April 2016.

 
   

 

 
   

[5] A Low Cost Approach For Fluoride Removal From Drinking Water

K. U. Ahamad, R. Singh, I. Baruah and H. Choudhury

International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE-2015) organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Warangal, 20-21March, 2015.

 
   

 

 
   

[4] Ground water quality evaluation in a stretch of rural Tezpur, Assam (India)

K. U. Ahamad, N. Nikhil, V. Kumar and N. Medhi

The 1st International Forum on Asian Water Environment Technology, Organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, IIT Roorkee, Tezpur University, The University of Tokyo and Asian Institute of Technology & UTokyo in New Delhi. 18-20 December 2013.

 
   

 

 
   

[3] Kinetics, equilibrium and column studies for As(III) adsorption with community prepared wooden charcoal of Assam

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Environment organized by the department of Civil Engineering, A.M.U Aligarh, India from October 29-30, 2010.

 
   

 

 
   

[2] Improvement of Indigenous Household Iron Filter Units of Rural Assam through Column Studies

M. Jawed, R. Ahmed and K. U. Ahamad

International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Environmental Science and Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, A.M.U. Aligarh, India, October 26-28, 2009

 
   

 

 
   

[1] Water Harvesting, Storage and Conservation Practices in North-Eastern States of India

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

International conference on water Harvesting, Storage and conservation, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 23-25 November, 2009

 
       
   

 

 
   

National Conferences

 
       
   

[27] Evaluation of a Microbial Fuel Cell Under Different Working Conditions

Simanta Das, Abira Das, Shubham Pandey and Kamal Uddin Ahamad

National Seminar on Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ACIE-2018) organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Tezpur University,16-17 February 2018

 
   

 

 
   

[26] Recent Advances in Lake Eutrophication Modelling: A Review

Biswajit Bhagowati, Bishal Talukdar and Kamal Uddin Ahamad

National Seminar on Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ACIE-2018) organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Tezpur University,16-17 February 2018

 
   

 

 
   

[25] Synthesis of an Efficacious Adsorbent and Its Assessment in Removal of Iron and Fluoride from Water

Sukanya Goswami, Mitali Swargiary, Pampi Das and Kamal Uddin Ahamad

National Seminar on Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ACIE-2018) organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Tezpur University,16-17 February 2018

 
   

 

 
   

[24] Back-calculation Approach of Determining Elastic Modulus of California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Test Soil Sample

Binanda Khungur Narzary and Kamal Uddin Ahamad

National Seminar on Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ACIE-2018) organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Tezpur University,16-17 February 2018

 
   

 

 
   

[23] Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water using Low-Cost Adsorbent

Kamal Uddin Ahamad

National Seminar on Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ACIE-2018) organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Tezpur University,16-17 February 2018

 
   

 

 
   

[22] New Method of Enhancing CBR Value of Subgrade of Rural Roads Using E-Waste Plastic

B. K. Narzary and K. U. Ahamad

RECYCLE 2016, International Conference on Waste Management. Organized by Waste Management Research Group and Association of Civil Engineers, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

1-2 April 2016.

 
   

 

 
   

[21] Kinetic, Equilibrium and Breakthrough Analysis for Fluoride Removal using BAC adsorbent

KUAhamad, K Das, D Das, A Mahanta, S Ahmed

National Seminar on Tackling Urban Environmental Concerns in Upcoming Smart Cities of our Country, organized by The Institution of Engineers (India) under the Aegis of Environmental Engineering Division Board, IEI. October 25-26, 2016

 
   

 

 
   

[20] Smartphone based instrumentation for water quality monitoring with reference to resource poor regions

I Hussain, K U Ahamad, P Nath

National Seminar on Tackling Urban Environmental Concerns in Upcoming Smart Cities of our Country, organized by The Institution of Engineers (India) under the Aegis of Environmental Engineering Division Board, IEI. October 25-26, 2016

 
   

 

 
   

[19] A Study on the Ground Water of Amolapaam Village of Tezpur, Assam (India)

KU Ahamad, C Handique, J Sultan, R K Baruah, N Kashyap, M Baruah

National Seminar on Tackling Urban Environmental Concerns in Upcoming Smart Cities of our Country, organized by The Institution of Engineers (India) under the Aegis of Environmental Engineering Division Board, IEI. October 25-26, 2016

 
   

 

 
   

[18] Surface and Groundwater Quality Evaluation due to the Effluent from Nagaon Paper Mill, Assam (India)

T Dutta, C Engti, B Talukdar, V Das, A Kalamdhad, K U Ahamad

National Seminar on Tackling Urban Environmental Concerns in Upcoming Smart Cities of our Country, organized by The Institution of Engineers (India) under the Aegis of Environmental Engineering Division Board, IEI. October 25-26, 2016

 
   

 

 
   

[17] Co-Precipitation of As(III) And F With Fe(II) Precipitation in Aqueous Phase

K. U. Ahamad, M. R. Sharma, B. K. Narzary, J. D. Bharali

National Seminar cum Workshop on Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ACIE-2015) organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Tezpur University, 8-9th May 2015

 
   

 

 
   

 [16] Ground Water Quality Parameter Evaluation for Rural Tezpur Using Regression and Correlation Analysis

K. U. Ahamad, M. R. Sharma, R. Singh, R. Rani, H. Singh, V. Bharati, I. Baruah, H. Choudhury

National Seminar cum Workshop on Advances in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (ACIE-2015) organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Tezpur University, 8-9th May 2015

 
   

 

 
   

[15] Understanding Sand Filtration Process for Water Treatment

K. U. Ahamad, B. K. Narzary, R. Rani, V. Bharati and H. Singh

National Seminar on Harnessing Science for Societal Development, 60TH Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, Organized by Assam Science Society. 21st March 2015

 
   

 

 
   

[14] Performance Evaluation Of Soil Stabilized By E-Waste And Sugarcane Bagasse

B. K. Narzary, K. U. Ahamad, B. B. Baruah, K. Das and P. K. Das

National Seminar on Harnessing Science for Societal Development, 60TH Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, Organized by Assam Science Society. 21st March 2015

 
   

 

 
   

[13] Fluoride Removal From Drinking Water Using Alum

K. U. Ahamad, R. Singh, I. Baruah, H. Choudhury

National Seminar on Harnessing Science for Societal Development, 60TH Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, Organized by Assam Science Society. 21st March 2015

 
   

 

 
   

[12] A Study On Soil Stabilisation Using E-Waste

B. K. Narzary, K. U. Ahamad, B. B. Baruah, K. Das and P. K. Das

National Conference on Innovative Materials and Technologies in Civil Engineering, organized by Bishop Jerome Institute, Kollam, on 20th February 2015

 
   

 

 
   

[11] Evaluation of quality of drinking water in rural Tezpur, Assam (India)

K. U. Ahamad, N. Medhi, V. Kumar and N. Nikhil

National Seminar on Recent Trends of Research in Science and Technology, 59TH Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, Organized by Assam Science Society. 29th March 2014

 
   

 

 
   

[10] Improvement of Soil Subgrade Using Sugarcane Bagasse - a low Cost Approach

B. K. Narzary and K. U. Ahamad

National Seminar on Recent Trends of Research in Science and Technology, 59TH Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, Organized by Assam Science Society. 29th March 2014

 
   

 

 
   

[9] Kinetics, Equilibrium and Continuous Column Studies for As(III) Removal with River Sand of Assam (India)

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

Proc. National Conference on Water, Energy and Biodiversity with Special Reference to North-East Region (NCWEB2011), Institution of Engineers (India), Tripura State Centre, Agartala (Tripura), India, pp 63-71, 2011

 
   

 

 
   

[8] Indigenous Household Iron Filter Units of Rural and Semi-Urban Assam Combating Iron/Fluoride/Arsenic Contamination

K. U. Ahamad

National Seminar on Sustainable and Innovative Solutions for Water Woes. Organized by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Delhi Technological University and Green Institute of Research and Development, 28th March, 2011.

 
   

 

 
   

[7] As(III) Removal Potential Of River Sand Of Assam (India)  Through Batch Adsorption Studies

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

Hydro 2010: National Conference on Hydraulics, Water - Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala (Haryana), December 16-18, 2010

 
 

   

[6] Potential of Arsenic Adsorption in Indigenous Household Iron Filter Units of Rural and Semi-Urban Assam (India)

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

Student symposium on Research in civil engineering,  IIT Chennai, 5-6 march 2009.

 
   

 

 
   

[5] Indigenous Household Iron Filters of Rural and Semi-Urban Assam (India) - Evaluation of filter media through column studies

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

National Conference on Household Water Treatment Technologies (HWTT-2008), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi at Hindustan College of Science and Technology Farah, Mathura, during July 24 - 25, 2008.

 
   

 

 
   

[4] Adsorptive Capacity of Wooden Charcoal Used in Indigenous Household Iron Filters of Assam (India)

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

National Conference in Frontiers of Chemical Engineering (NCFCE-2007), IIT Guwahati during December 12 -14, 2007.

 
   

 

 
   

[3] Assessment of Fluoride Uptake Capacity of Wooden Charcoal - An Adsorbent used in Indigenous Household Iron Filters of Assam

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

Challenges of Engineering for sustainable 10% growth and beyond, Poster Presentation in 21st Indian Engineering Congress Guwahati during December 21 - 24, 2006  

 
   

 

 
   

[2] Biomedical Waste Management

L. Sailo, K.U. Ahamad and Lalrothanga

Waste Management for North Eastern States including Sikkim, Orissa and West Bengal, organized by Institution of Public Health Engineers, India, Aizwal Centre Under the Sponsorship of Public Health Engineering Department, Government of Mozoram, Aizwal 16 - 17 November, 2006

 
   

 

 
   

[1] Adsorptive Capacity of Wooden Charcoal Used in Indigenous Household Iron Filters of Assam

K. U. Ahamad and M. Jawed

Challenges and Opportunities for Energy and Environmental Management in Industries, organized by Student Chapters of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), SCHEMCON 2005, IIT Guwahati during December 7 - 9, 2005

 
         
       
   

Courses Taken

 
       
   

ME 102   Engineering Mechanics

CE 203   Building Materials & Technology

CE 210    Transportation Engineering-I

CE 213    Concrete and Structural Laboratory

CE305    Environmental Engineering-I

CE306    Environmental Engineering Lab

CE311      Transportation Engineering Lab

CE308    Environmental Engineering-II

CE 401   Transportation Engineering-II

CE434    Air Pollution & Industrial Waste Management

CE435    Solid Waste Engineering

 
       
   

Awards/Honors

 
       
   

Received Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards 2017 for -Low cost and field portable smartphone platform water testing kit for detection and analysis of contaminants in drinking water. Awarded under Socially Relevant Innovation (BIRAC-GYTI).  Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions.

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 Awarded Best Paper Presentation for the paper entitled

Adsorptive Capacity of Wooden Charcoal Used in Indigenous Household Iron Filters of Assam

Organized by students chapters of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) at IIT Guwahati and Assam Engineering College.  SCHEMCON 2005, IIT Guwahati during December 7-9, 2005

 
   

 

 
   

 Won merit Scholarship during 2000-2001 under the scholarship scheme of government of India, ministry of education  

 
   

 

 
   

Full time institute scholarship, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati (July  2003- June 2005)

 
   

 

 
   

  Full time institute scholarship, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati (July 2005- July 2010)

 
   

 

 
       
   

Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur 784028, Assam, India