Mukesh Goel

Dr Mukesh Goel

Senior Lecturer


Dr. Mukesh Goel has done his M.Eng in Chemical Engineering from NUS Singapore, and PhD from IIT Delhi ( a part of research was conducted in University Lyon1 and INSA Lyon France). Dr. Mukesh Goel joined the Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, as a Senior lecturer on 24th September 2019. His research areas include treatment of wastewaters and generating bioenergy. He teaches various modules in Chemical Engineering.


Dr. Mukesh Goel has 10 years of teaching and research experience as well as two years industrial experience. He has published 29 international journal papers, 26 conference papers, as well as four book chapters, all in the areas of water and wastewater treatment. Besides, he has written 9 technical reports for industries such as Hubert Enviro Care Systems, United Processors, India. He is a regular reviewer for very high impact factor journals, such as Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environmental Biotechnology, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Journal of Env Manag. and other leading international journals. His paper in Water Research (Goel et al., 38(19):4247-61) is one of the highly cited paper on sonochemical engineering.  He has guided 14 PG students,  two PhD students, and various UG students.

His research work involves working on various strategies for eliminating toxic chemicals and simultaneously generating energy. His research also focuses on environmental problems related to polyurethane foam, microplastics and a class of harmful pollutants known as emerging contaminants (ECs)  He has completed two sponsored projects, awarded two projects (in collaboration).

Specialist areas of interest

  • Bioenergy
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Emerging contaminants removal


He teaches various chemical engineering modules such as Reaction Engineering, Thermodynamics, Plant design, process optimization, Environment and Safety, Transport Processes, Unit operations, Chemical Process principles, process control, etc.


Collaborators & Sponsors

  • Cranfield University, UK
  • Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • TU Delft, Netherland
  • Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
  • IIT Delhi, India
  • Amrita University, India
  • PRIST University, India
  • CLRI, India


Journal articles

Addagada, L., Goel, M., Shahid, M.K., Prabhu, S.V., Chand, S., Sahoo, N.K., & Rout, P.R. (2023). Tricks and tracks in resource recovery from wastewater using bio-electrochemical systems (BES): A systematic review on recent advancements and future directions. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 56.

Lakshmipathy, R., Andal, V., Vivekanandan, B., Ali, D., & Goel, M. (2023). Fixed-bed column studies for the elimination of Cd2+ ions by native and protonated watermelon rind. Chemical Papers, 77 (11), 6729-6738.

Mohanasundaram, S., Singh, B., Suradkar, N.G., Venkatesa Prabhu, S., Chinnasamy, G., Goel, M., & Khaled, J.M. (2023). Extraction of pectin from Ethiopian prickly pear fruit peel and its potency for preparing of cellulose-reinforced biofilm. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery.

Prabhu, S.V., Varadharajan, V., Mohanasundaram, S., Manivannan, S., Khaled, J.M., Goel, M., & Srihari, K. (2023). A comparative study on process optimization of betalain pigment extraction from Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris: RSM, ANN, and hybrid RSM-GA methods. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery.

Rout, P.R., Goel, M., Pandey, D.S., Briggs, C., Sundramurthy, V.P., Halder, N., ... Varjani, S. (2023). Technological advancements in valorisation of industrial effluents employing hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass: Strategic innovations, barriers and perspectives. Environmental pollution, 316 (2).

Ramesh, M., Goel, M., Sudarsan, J.S., & Nithiyanantham, S. (2022). Development of a high rate biological system (Anammox + phosporous) for the treatment of low strength wastewaters. Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, 5, 24-28.

Rout, P.R., Pandey, D.S., Haynes-Parry, M., Briggs, C., Manuel, H.L.C., Umapathi, R., ... Goel, M. (2022). Sustainable valorisation of animal manures via thermochemical conversion technologies: an inclusive review on recent trends. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 14 (2), 553-582.

Ernest Ravindran, R.S., Shanmugam, K., Veeramani, S., Ilangovan, R., Ali, D., Almutairi, B.O., ... Goel, M. (2022). Effect of phytofabricated silver oxide nanoparticles on wound pathogens. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2022.

Pandian, P., Thekkumalai, M., Das, A., Goel, M., Asthana, A., & Ramanaiah, V. (2022). Simulation of phenol and chlorophenol removal using combined adsorption and biodegradation: regression analysis and data-mining approach. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 26 (3).

Rout, P.R., Goel, M., Mohanty, A., Pandey, D.S., Halder, N., Mukherjee, S., ... Varjani, S. (2022). Recent Advancements in Microalgal Mediated Valorisation of Wastewater from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass. BioEnergy Research.

Sivanandan, H., Kishore, V.R., Goel, M., & Asthana, A. (2021). A Study on Plume Dispersion Characteristics of Two Discrete Plume Stacks for Negative Temperature Gradient Conditions. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 26, 405-422.

Mohanty, A., Rout, P.R., Dubey, B., Meena, S.S., Pal, P., & Goel, M. (2021). A critical review on biogas production from edible and non-edible oil cakes. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery.

Nanda, D., Samanta, B., Goel, M., & Kumar, P. (2020). Evidence of magneto-electric coupling and electrical study of CFO modified BNT/BT composites. Processing and Application of Ceramics, 14 (3), 195-202.

Parthiban, P., Malarvili, T., Jayakumar, V., Goel, M., Asthana, A., & Das, A. (2020). Demineralization of phenol derivatives using sequential adsorption and biological degradation process. Rasayan Journal of Chemistry, 13 (3), 1944-1951.

Goel, M., Ramesh, M., Sudarsan, J.S., Kanawade, R., & Nithiyanantham, S. (2019). Development of mixed anaerobic culture for degrading high concentrations of chlorophenols. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.

Parthiban, P., Gokulakrishnan, V., Goel, M., Asthana, A., & Das, A. (2019). Simultaneous adsorption and biodegradation of reactive dyes using jatropha deoiled cakes. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8 (12), 3246-3250.

Narayanan, P.A., Ishwarya, V., Goel, M., & Das, A. (2018). Performance of combined adsorption and biological process in decolorization and demineralization of dye wastewater. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 17 (1), 117-121.

Prasanna, R., Manonmani, P., Elangomathavan, R., & Goel, M. (2018). Anti corrosion studies on ethanolic extract of Hibiscus Rosa sinensis and azadirachita Indica leaves. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 9 (1), 219-229.

Das, A., Goel, M., Sudarsan, J.S., Kamalanandhini, M., & Golda Percy, V.P. (2018). Physio-chemical characteristics of temple tank-water subject to multiple episode of mass bathing at Mahamaham-A spatio-temporal assessment. Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems, 10 (8 Special Issue), 973-978.

Menezes, R., Pais, S.K., Ahmed, B., Goel, M., & Das, A. (2017). The role of bone resorption markers in early detection of osteoporosis in perimenopausal women of mangalore. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 (12), 1008-1012.

Pais, S.K., Menezes, R., Ahmed, B., Goel, M., & Das, A. (2017). Buffering capacity as an indicator of the cariogenic potential. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 (12), 1000-1007.

Nallusamy, R., Goel, M., Das, A., & Rajamanickam, M. (2017). Municipal solid waste disposal site selection of perambalur town of southern India using fuzzy gis and remote sensing techniques, Tamilnadu, India. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 (9), 663-670.

Tamizh Selvan, R., Jacob, J., Wilson, V.H., Das, A., & Goel, M. (2017). Performance evaluation and comparison of diesel and biodiesel blend of diesel engine fitted with ysz piston. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 8 (7), 559-565.

Tamizh Selvan, R., Sidhharth, L., Wilson, V.H., Das, A., & Goel, M. (2017). Studies on physical properties of Biodiesel and blends from mustard oil. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 8 (7), 1052-1059.

Adhithya, N., Goel, M., & Das, A. (2017). Use of bamboo fiber in oil water separation. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 (6), 925-931.

Ramesh, G., Goel, M., & Das, A. (2017). A study on comparison of horizontal and vertical flow wetland system in treating domestic wastewater. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 (5), 1302-1310.

Naidu, L.D., Saravanan, S., Goel, M., Periasamy, S., & Stroeve, P. (2016). A novel technique for detoxification of phenol from wastewater: Nanoparticle Assisted Nano Filtration (NANF). Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, 14 (1), 9.

Naidu, L.D., Saravanan, S., Chidambaram, M., Goel, M., Das, A., & Babu, J.S.C. (2015). Nanofiltration in Transforming Surface Water into Healthy Water: Comparison with Reverse Osmosis. Journal of Chemistry, 2015, 1-6.

Irfanudeen, N.M., Prakash, I.A., Saundaryan, R., Alagarraj, K., Goel, M., & Kumar, K.R. (2015). The potential of using low cost naturally available biogenic substrates for biological removal of chlorophenol. Bioresource technology, 196, 707-711.

Velamati, R.K., Vivek, M., Goutham, K., Sreekanth, G.R., Dharmarajan, S., & Goel, M. (2015). Numerical study of a buoyant plume from a multi-flue stack into a variable temperature gradient atmosphere. Environmental science and pollution research international, 22 (21), 16814-16829.

Das, A., B, S., Goel, M., Ram Kiran, B., Sudharshan, K., & Ravi Kumar, K. (2015). Alternative usage of edible deoiled cake for decolonization of Reactive Red dye. Desalination and Water Treatment, 53 (10), 2720-2726.

Sudarsan, J.S., Deeptha, V.T., Maurya, D., Goel, M., Ravi Kumar, K., & Das, A. (2015). Study on treatment of electroplating wastewater using constructed wetland. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 14 (1), 95-100.

Goel, M., Das, A., Ravikumar, K., & Asthana, A. (2014). A study on the enhancement of sonochemical degradation of eosin B using other advanced oxidation processes. Desalination and Water Treatment, 52 (34-36), 6770-6776.

Ravi Kumar, K., Das, A., Goel, M., & Nagarajan, R. (2014). Evaluation of effect of calcium on scale formation and corrosivity of groundwater using GIS. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 13 (1), 101-106.

Sivaruban, T., Barathy, S., Sivakumar, S., Goel, M., Das, A., Ravi Kumar, K., & Maran, S. (2014). Microbial removal of high concentration heavy metal in tannery. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 5 (4), 217-224.

Uma Maheswari, S., Goel, M., Anantha Narayanan, P., Das, A., & Ravikumar, K. (2013). A study on the ability of mixed culture in biological degradation of dyes. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5 (SUPPL.4), 30-34.

Das, A., Vasanthi, R., Goel, M., & Ravi Kumar, K. (2013). Auditing Waste Management Practices in an Indian City. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4 (4), 1026-1032.

Kumar, A., Das, A., Goel, M., Ravi Kumar, K., Subramanyam, B., & Sudarsan, J.S. (2013). Recovery of nutrients from wastewater by struvite crystallization. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 12 (3), 479-482.

Ravikumar, K., Rao, P., Shiwani, , Sarita, , Thambi, S., Das, A., & Goel, M. (2012). Study of relationship of potential kidney stone with water (consumption and quality) and dietary habits of people in urban Thanjavur using GIS. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 5 (6 SPECIAL ISSUE 1), 1788-1796.

Vinothkumar, R.B., Sudarshan, J., Das, A., Ravikumar, K., & Goel, M. (2012). Evaluation of environ-climatic variability in Arignar Anna zoological park, Chennai. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 5 (6 SPECIAL ISSUE 1), 1797-1802.

Goel, M., Ravi Kumar, K., Das, A., & Sreeharsha, M. (2012). Degradation of high concentrations of 2-chlorophenol and 2,6-dichlorophenol by mixed anaerobic culture. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 3 (1), B372-B378.

Goel, M., Chovelon, J.-.M., Ferronato, C., Bayard, R., & Sreekrishnan, T.R. (2010). The remediation of wastewater containing 4-chlorophenol using integrated photocatalytic and biological treatment. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology, 98 (1), 1-6.

Goel, M., Ramesh, M., & Sreekrishnan, T.R. (2009). Mixed Culture Acclimatization and Biodegradation of Chlorophenols in Shake Flasks: Effect of the Inoculum Source. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, 13 (1), 29-34.

Goel, M., Hongqiang, H., Mujumdar, A.S., & Ray, M.B. (2004). Sonochemical decomposition of volatile and non-volatile organic compounds--a comparative study. Water research, 38 (19), 4247-4261.

Conference papers

Asthana, A., & Goel, M. (2020). Hydrogen the Future Fuel? A Review of the Technical Challenges in Replacing Natural Gas with Hydrogen for Heating. In The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii (IICSEEHawaii2020), Hawaii, USA, 10 January 2020 - 12 January 2020.

Asthana, A., Sethuramalingam, R., Weston, P., Goel, M., & Kandasamy, S. (2019). Prediction of Thermal Performance of Glass Roof Atriums using CFD Modelling. In Al-Habibeh, A., Asthana, A., & Vukovic, V. (Eds.) International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF), Nottingham, U.K, 9 September 2019 - 11 September 2019. Nottingham Trent University Pubilcations

Goel, M., & Seepana, M. Photochemical Removal of Pesticides: A Review. Materials Science Forum, 855, 127-138.

Other activities

  • Fellow of International Congress of Chemistry and Environment
  • Life member – Indian Society for Technical Education

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