Themes of the conference

  1. Nanoparticles for wastewater treatment
  2. Pressure driven membrane-based processes-Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis
  3. Low pressure membrane applications-Forward Osmosis, Membrane Distillation, Pervaporation
  4. Advanced oxidation processes-UV, Fentone process, Electro-Fenton process, Photo-Fentone process
  5. Microbial fuel cells, membrane bio-reactor, Sonochemical reactor, Biochemical reactor and Integrated systems
  6. Micro-organisms for wastewater treatment
  7. Integrated approaches
  8. Ceramic membranes


  1. This conference aims to create awareness about the paucity of water and focuses on the current technological advances to mitigate this concern
  2. Offers a platform for academicians, scientist and industrial patterns to disseminate the edge knowledge about novel sustainable technologies for water treatment & desalination
  3. Provide an integrated view on the challenges associated in the scale up & implementation of this technologies while encompassing the environmental, economic and social aspects
  4. Create a space for researcher to interact, developing, transdisciplinary research which could pave the way for a methodical approach to the current challenge


Indian Membrane Society (IMS)
Indian Institute Of Chemical Engineers
Science and Engineering Research Board

Important Dates

Abstracts/Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
15th Oct 2020
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
15th Oct 2020
Conference Dates
10th to 12th December 2020

Click the following button for submit your abstract. Accepted abstracts will be published in conference proceedings with ISBN number. Selected papers after review will be published in Scopus indexed journals. Best paper award and best poster awards will also be presented.

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Greetings and best wishes from NITC. On behalf of organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to the “Sustainable Technologies in Water Treatment and Desalination (STWTD – 2020)” to be held at the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala, India on 10th – 12th Dec 2020. The theme of the conference is various advances in sustainable techniques developed in the field of water treatment and desalination.

The STWTD – 2020 is a first conference on sustainable technologies on water purification and attracts internationally renowned scientists, engineers and designers in the field of water research and development. The goal of the STWTD – 2020 is to provide a discussion forum to the various researchers, engineers and scientist across the world for dissemination and discussion of cutting-edge research in water treatment & desalination. The key ingredient for success of the conference is its participation of all professionals in all aspects of water treatment and desalination from all around the world at this unique Calicut city of Kerala, India.

Calicut is a major knowledge Hub of Kerala and is the hometown of Institutions of National Importance including NITC, IIMK, DOEACC, CWRDM etc. Kozhikode beach, Kappad beach where Vasco Da Gama landed, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Pazhassiraja Museum, Tali Temple and Kuttichira Masjid are some of the local attractions. Calicut is a part of Kerala famed Malabar Coast that is a city that surprises you with what it has to offer. With a plethora of sights and sounds, Calicut merges as the traditional and the contemporary seamlessly to give the avid traveller more than anticipated. The average December temperature is in between 32 to 23°C.

The scientific program will include lectures by distinguished plenary and invited speakers from all over the World, contributed oral presentations by both senior and younger scientists and engineers as well as oral and poster presentations by young postdoctoral fellows, PhD and master students and engineers working in academia and industry.

We are looking forward to welcoming scientists and engineers from all over the World to participate in the conference.

Dr. Noel Jacob Kaleekkal

Dr. Noel Jacob Kaleekkal

Dr. Prasanna Kumar S Mural

Dr. Prasanna Kumar S Mural

Prof. Upal Ghosh

Prof. Upal Ghosh

Prof. S. Vigneswaran

Prof. S. Vigneswaran
(UTS, Sydney)

About the conference

Rapid urbanization has led to deficiency of safe and pure water across the globe. The lack of direct access to safe and pure drinking water is leading to millions of deaths every year. In addition, there is outcry for safe drinking water due to outstripping of clean water supply, further continuation of demand in safe and pure water may lead to future global economic and humanitarian crisis.

Thus, there is urge for development of new sustainable technologies to produce adequate quantity of safe and pure water amongst the governments, international organizations and research community.

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Department of Chemical Engineering NIT Calicut

Registration Fee

Registration Charges Early Bird registration before 15th Oct 2020 Last and onsite registration 15th Oct 2020
International Delegates $400 $450
Industries and Research and Developments (R&D) centres Rs. 10,000/- Rs. 12,500/-
Faculty Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 6,000/-
Research Scholar Rs. 4,000/- Rs. 5,000/-
M. Tech/ B. Tech Students Rs. 2,500/- Rs. 3,500/-
Co-Author/ Accompanying Person Rs. 2,500/- Rs. 3,500/-
Foreign Accompanying Person $100 $150

This includes only registration materials. Boarding and lodging will be extra. The registration fee has to be paid through online transfer. The bank details are given below for online transfer.

Account Name
Director NIT Calicut
Account No
376 1826 9596
SBI NIT Calicut

Necessary accommodation will be arranged on first come first serve basis. Fee paid receipt should be forwarded to

For students @ hostels: Rs 250/day.
For faculties @ guest house: Rs 350/day.

Tentative Schedule Of the STWTD - 2020