Dr. Nirmal Kumar Saha

Designation: Scientist
Phone No:
Phone Ext. No: 7580
E-Mail: nsaha[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

Thin film composite membrane for SWRO, BWRO, and other applications: optimization of preparation conditions and properties both in flat sheet and hollow fibre configuration. Membrane surface modification for their performance enhancement


Membrane characterization and tailoring; membrane fouling characterization and mitigation.



Romil Mehta, H. Brahmbhatt, N.K. Saha, A. Bhattacharya, Removal of substituted phenyl urea pesticides by reverse osmosis membranes: Laboratory scale study for field water application, Dealination, 358 (2015) 69-75

 H. Rana, N. K. Saha, S. K. Jewrajka, AVR Reddy, Low fouling and improved chlorine resistant thin film composite reverse osmosis membranes by ceric (IV)/polyvinyl alcohol mediated surface modification, Desalination, 357 (2015) 93-103

R. Rangarajan, N.V. Desai, S.L. Daga, S.V. Joshi, A. Prakash Rao, V.J. Shah, J.J. Trivedi, C.V. Devmurari, K. Singh, P.S. Bapat, H.D. Raval, S.K. Jewrajka, N.K. Saha, A. Bhattacharya, P.S. Singh, Paramita Ray, G.S. Trivedi, N. Pathak, A.V.R. Reddy, Thin film composite reverse osmosis membrane developed and scale up at CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, Desalination, 282(2011)68-77

P S. Sing, A. P. Rao, P. Ray, A. Bhattacharya, K. Sing, N. K Saha, A. V. R. Reddy,  Techniques for characterization of polyamide thin film composite membranes, Desalination, 282 (2011)78-86

N. K. Saha, S. V. Joshi, Performance evaluation of thin film composite nanofiltration membrane with variation in monomer type, Journal of Membrane Science, 342(2009)60-69

N. K. Saha, M. Balakrishnan, M. Ulbricht, Fouling control in sugarcane juice ultrafiltration with surface modified polysulfone and polyethersulfone membranes,  Desalination, 249(2009)1124-1131.

N. K. Saha, M. Balakrishnan, Short chemical cleaning of polymeric ultrafiltration membranes fouled by sugarcane juice polysaccharides, Desalination & Water Treatment, 2(2009)260-271.

N. K. Saha, M. Balakrishnan, M. Ulbricht, Sugarcane juice ultrafiltration: FTIR and SEM analysis of polysaccharide fouling, Journal of Membrane Science, 306(2007)287-297.

N. K. Saha, M. Balakrishnan, M. Ulbricht, Polymeric membrane fouling in sugarcane juice ultrafiltration: role of juice polysaccharides, Desalination, 189(2006)59-70.

N.K.Saha, M. Balakrishnan, V.S. Batra, Improving industrial water use: case study for an Indian distillery, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 43(2005)163-174


Shalini Singh Chauhan, D. Anjali Devi, N. K. Saha, Protein concentration using thin film composite nanofiltration membranes, in: TACEE-2012, Pilani, Rajasthan, March 23-24, 2012

N. K. Saha, M. Balakrishnan, M. Ulbricht, Macromolecular fouling on PS and PES membranes during sugarcane juice ultrafiltration: Identification of foulant type, in:10th Aachen Membrane Colloquium, Aachen, Germany, March, 2005

N.K.Saha, M. Balakrishnan, Foulant characterization in sugarcane juice clarification by ultrafiltration, in: Euromembrane, Hamburg, Germany, September 28th-October1st, 2004.

N.K.Saha, M. Balakrishnan, Ultrafiltration of sugarcane juice: studies on membrane fouling. 5th International Membrane Science and Technology Conference, Sydney, Australia, November, 2003.

Book Chapters

N. K. Saha and A. Bhattacharya (2010), Membrane Desalination: Methods, Cost, and Technology, in: Irena  A. Urbonienė edited Desalination: Methods, Costs and Technology, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., U.S.A.


Nirmal Kumar Saha, Characterization and control of membrane fouling: Sugarcane juice ultrafiltration, VDM Publishers, Germany, 2009