Vikash Kumar

Vikash Kumar

Department of Chemical Engineering,
102 Silicate Lab, IIT Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai – 400076

Full Name
Mr. Vikash Kumar


M.Tech. (Bioprocess Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India (2019)

B. Tech. (Biochemical Engineering), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India (2017)

Email ID:194026011 [at] iitb [dot] ac [dot] in


Thesis research topic: Develop the hollow fiber membrane for water purification.

Research Summary:

According to data, more than 100,000 different dyes are produced in 700,000 tonnes and about 15% of these dyes are directly released into the effluent. These dyes are recalcitrant in nature and very tough to degrade under natural conditions. Therefore, in my Ph.D. work, I am trying to develop a cost-effective hollow fiber membrane that can successfully degrade the dye and purify the water. My aim is to synthesize a hollow fiber membrane coated with metal oxide and evaluate the photocatalytic activity of the modified hollow fiber membrane.

Keywords: hollow fiber membranes, dyes, photocatalytic degradation, metal oxides, water purification

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