Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

 

Dr. Suresh A. Kartha
Associate Professor

Tel: +91-361-258 2422 (O);
258 4422 (R)

Fax: +91-361-258 2440

E-mail: kartha@iitg.ac.in ; suresh.kartha@gmail.com

CE 203 Fluid Mechanics (2017)

 

CE 203 Fluid Mechanics (2016)

 

CE 601 Numerical Methods (2014)

 

CE 601 Numerical Methods (2012)

 

CE 311 Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (2013)

 

CE 556 Subsurface Hydrology

Education

Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2007)

M.E in Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University (2000)

B.Tech in Civil Engineering, Government Engineering College Thrissur affiliated to University of Calicut (1997)

 

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (March 2014 onwards)

(Also worked as Visiting Associate Professor in Water Engineering Management, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand from Sept-2015 to Dec-2015)

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (April 2008 - March 2014 onwards)

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati (August 2007 to March 2008)

Project Associate Grade-I, Centre for Industrial Consultancy and Scientific Research, IIT Madras (March 2000 to November 2000)

 

Research Interest

. Groundwater hydrology and hydraulics

. Heap Leaching of Metals and Minerals

. Environmental Landfill Leaching

. Flow and Solute Transport through Porous Media

. Hydrology

. Mathematical and Numerical Modeling

  

Publications

Peer Reviewed 

Biswas, D., Kartha, S.A. (2019). "Conceptual modeling of temperature effects on capillary pressure in dead-end pores ". Sadhana, Springer Publications (Accepted)

Someswaran, R., Kartha, S.A. (2017), "Unsaturated Physical Non-equilibrium Contaminant Transport Modeling Using Modified FEMWATER." In: Saha A., Das D., Srivastava R., Panigrahi P., Muralidhar K. (eds) Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power - Contemporary Research. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, New Delhi

Kartha, S.A., Dalvi, G., Prasad, A. (2015), "Solution of non-linear pressure head based Richards equation for vertical unsaturated flow using Gardner's soil-water characteristics". International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 9(1), pp. 7-19

Barman, P.J, Kartha, S.A., Pradhan, B. (2015), "Empirical approach to predict leached nutrients from landfill site". Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 22, pp. 6619-6633 (doi:10.1007/s11356-014-3844-1)

Kartha, S.A., Srivastava, R. (2012). "Slow and fast transport in heap leaching of precious metals". Transport in Porous Media, Vol.94, Issue 3, pp. 707-727 (doi:10.1007/s11242-012-0020-2)

Kartha, S.A. (2011), "Non-ideal solute transport model on heap leaching of oxide copper ores". International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 4(06 SPL), pp. 451-458 (ISSN 0974-5904)

Kartha, S.A., Srivastava, R. (2008). "Effect of slow and fast moving liquid zones on solute transport in porous media". Transport in Porous Media, Vol.75, pp. 227-247 (doi:10.1007/s11242-008-9219-7)

Kartha, S.A., Srivastava, R. (2008), "Effect of immobile water content on contaminant transport in unsaturated zone". Journal of Hydro-environment Research, Vol.1, Issues 3-4, pp. 206-215, (doi:10.1016/j.jher.2007.12.002)

Kartha, S.A., Srivastava, R. (2006), "Non-ideal transport in vadose zone due to leaching from a landfill". ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 12-20 (doi:10.1080/09715010.2006.10514845)

Conferences :

Satish L.N.V., Dutta, S., Kartha S.A.  (2018). "Surface Water and Groundwater Interactions in Kosi River Basin using Surface and Subsurface Hydrological Modelling". International Conference on SWAT 2018, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 10-12 Janurary, 2018

Kartha, S.A., Nandmehar, H. (2017), "Experimental Observation of Breakthrough Concentrations of Pb, Na, Ca, and K in Column Leaching of Refuse Soils from Boragaon Waste Dumpsite". Proceedings of IGC-2017, 14-16th Decemebr 2017, IIT Guwahati

Chakraborty, A., Deb, D., Kartha, S.A. (2017), "Study on the variation of moisture content and suction pressure in Boragaon landfill soil". Proceedings of the 7th International Groundwater Conference on Groundwater Vision 2030, IGWC-2017, 11-13th December 2017, New Delhi

Deb, D., Chakraborty, A., Kartha, S.A. (2017), "Effect of cycles of irrigation on the amount of toxic metals leached into subsurface water from Boragaon waste landfill Soil". Proceedings of the 7th International Groundwater Conference on Groundwater Vision 2030, IGWC-2017, 11-13th December 2017, New Delhi

Kartha, S.A., Pradhan, B., Barman, P.J. (2017), "Statistical Interpretation of Leaching of Zinc from Boragaon (INDIA) Landfill Refuse". Proceedings Sardinia-2017: 16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, October 2-6, 2017, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy / 2017 by CISA Publisher, Italy

Satish L.N.V., Dutta, S., Kartha S.A. (2017). "Effects of Landuse/landcover Changes on Surface Water and Groundwater Interactions in Kosi River Basin, India". International Conference of 14th Annual meeting of Aisa Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore, 6-11, August, 2017

Biswas, D., Kartha, S.A. (2017). "Temperature dependence of contact angle hysteresis". Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, June 11-15, 2017. Ed. J.R. BARBOSA JR. & G.RIBATSKI. 2017. Paper PT28 (9 pages)

Someswaran, R., Kartha, S.A. (2017). "Analysis of contaminant transport in the saturated aquifer under the condition of heterogeneity and non-equilibrium mass transfer". International Conference on Modeling of Environmental and Water Resources Systems, March 24-26, 2017, Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur

Kartha, S.A., Chowdhury, S.R. (2015). "Modelling of heap leaching of caliche minerals using non-equilibrium transport". Proceedings of Heap Leach Solutions 2015, September 14-16, 2015, Reno, Nevada, USA, pp. 371-383

Someswaran, R., Kartha, S.A. (2015). "Non-equilibrium reactive transport modeling of acid mine drainage in subsurface water". E-proceedings of 36th IAHR World Congress, 28-June - 03-July 2015, The Hague, Netherlands (Presented by R. Someswaran)

Dinesh, P., Kartha, S.A., Dutta, S. (2014). "Steady and transient ground water modeling of alluvial plains in Bihar". International Conference on Modeling Tools for Sustainable Water Resource Management (MTSWRM, 2014), December 28-29, 2014, IIT Hyderabad (Presented)

Nandmehar, H., Kartha, S.A., Deka, M., Barman, P.J. (2014), "Flow experimental study on heavy metal transport through landfill soil". Proceedings of National Conference on Geo-environmental issues and sustainable urban development (GEN-2014), MNNIT Allahabad October 11-12, 2014, pp. 100-103

Nandmehar, H., Kartha, S.A., Deka, M., Barman, P.J. (2014), "Leachate migration experimental analysis for Boragaon landfill soils, Guwahati". Proceedings of National Conference on Geo-environmental issues and sustainable urban development (GEN-2014), MNNIT Allahabad October 11-12, 2014, pp. 96-99

Someswaran, R., Kartha, S.A. (2014). "Analysis of Heterogeneity on Transport of Acid Mine Drainage". National Conference on Water and its Sustainability in Mining and Other Environment: Vision 2050 (WSME 2014), March 28-29, 2014, pp. 299-307

Dinesh, P., Kartha, S.A., Dutta, S. (2014). "Groundwater Flow Modeling of Kosi Alluvial Fan in Bihar State using 3D Grid Approach". National Conference on Water and its Sustainability in Mining and Other Environment: Vision 2050 (WSME 2014), March 28-29, 2014, pp. 289-298

Someswaran, R., Kartha, S.A. (2013). "Reactive Solute Transport Modeling of Acid Mine Drainage to Unconfined Groundwater Aquifers". 40th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress (IAH 2013), Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 15 - 20 September 2013, Perth, Australia

Kartha , S.A. (2012), "Diffusion Processes in Heap Leaching of Precious Metals", Invited talk given in the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Diffusive Processes and Applications (October 9-12, 2012) at Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Barman, P.J, Kartha, S.A., Pradhan, B. (2011), "A Study on Landfill Leaching Using Three Dimensional Column Leach Apparatus". National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering Proceedings, IT-BHU Varanasi, pp. 112-115

Ganguly, T., Dubay, A.K, Dutta, S., Kartha, S.A., Kumar, B. (2011). "Hydrological Trend Analysis of the Ganga Flow at Farakka Barrage". Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management and Climate Change Adaptation. (February 2011), pp. 194-203

Barman, P.J, Kartha, S.A., Pradhan, B. (2011), "Effect of Height of Contaminated Soil in Column Leaching: An Experimental Investigation". 4th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment (IPWE2011), National University of Singapore. (January 2011)

Barman, P.J, Kartha, S.A., Pradhan, B. (2010), "Landfill Leaching: An Experimental Investigation Using Column Apparatus". Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (ICHE2010), IIT Madras. (August 2010), pp. 1255-1259

Kartha, S.A. (2008), "Mathematical Modeling of Pollution due to Acid Leaching in Mines", Second International Congress of Environmental Research ICER-08, BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus, GOA, December 2008

Kartha, S.A., Srivastava, R. (2007), "Slow and Fast Transport in Landfill Leaching - Effect of Geomembrane", Fifth International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Kartha, S.A., Srivastava, R. (2006), "Effect of Immobile Water Content on Contaminant Transport in Unsaturated Zone", Proceedings of the 15 th Asia-Pacific Division of International Association of Hydraulic Research (APD-IAHR). August 2006, pp.1431-1436

Kartha, S.A., Srivastava, R. (2005), "Non-ideal transport in vadose zone due to leaching from a landfill". Proceedings of the National Conference HYDRO-2005, Indian Society of Hydraulics and SIT-Tumkur, December 2005, pp. 111-120

UG Courses taught/teaching

. CE 311 - Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

. CE 201 - Surveying

. CE 203 - Fluid Mechanics

. ME 101 - Engineering Mechanics

PG Courses taught/teaching

. CE 601 - Numerical Methods

. CE 554 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics

. CE 556 - Transport Processes in Porous Media/ Subsurface Hydrology

. CE 74.21 - Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (at AIT Bangkok)

. CE 551 - Surface Water Hydrology

. CE 564 - Stochastic Hydrology

 

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

    "Advanced Hydraulics"     42 lectures of this video course is available in YouTube as well as through the following link

http://nptel.ac.in/courses/105103021/

Course Conducted
QIP Short Term Course on "Hydroinformatics" in the month of June-2008

GIAN Course on "Role of Flow and Transport Processes in Designing Chemical Reactors for Groundwater Remediation" in the month of August-2018

 

Project Guidance
    Ph.D Students: 

i)  Mr. Pranab Jyoti Barman,

ii) Mr. R. Someswaran,

iii) Mr. Debraj Biswas

iv) Mr. Laveti Satish

v) Ms. Mamta Das

vi) Mr. Shiferaw Eromo Chaemiso

 

Sponsored Research:

i) Principal Investigator of the DST, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India funded "Non-ideal flow and transport in bio-heap-leaching of precious metals".
ii) Co-investigator of the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India sponsored project "Ganga river basin environmental management plan".
iii) Co-investigator of the Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India sponsored Centre of Excellence in "Integrated landuse planning and water resources management"
iv) Co-investigator of the SERB, DST, funded "Transient analysis of ditch drainage networks subjected to variable ponding distributions at the surface of the soil".
v) Co-Investigator for the project titled "Mathematical Modeling of Brahmaputra River with Emphasis on Impact of Climate Change on Ecology" sponsored by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India

          

Other Activities:

. BTP Coordinator (2008-2009)

. B.Tech Seminar Course Coordinator (2009)

. Lab-In-Charge, Computational Laboratory, Civil Engineering (2008-10)

. DPPC Member (2010-2012)

. Convener, Department Library Committee (2012-2014)

. Warden, Kameng Hostel, IIT Guwahati (2014-2017)

. Lab-In-Charge, Water Resources Engineering (2016-2018)

. Departmental Coordinator, TEQIP III (2018-till present)

 

 

 

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