The Eighth DAE – BRNS Biennial Symposium on Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology
(SESTEC – 2018)

May 23-26, 2018
BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa campus, Goa, India

Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology (SESTEC – 2018)


The Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) sponsored Eighth Biennial Symposium on “Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology (SESTEC-2018)” will be organized by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in association with the Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus & The Association of Separation Scientists and Technologists (ASSET) during May 23-26, 2018 at BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa campus, Zuarinagar, Goa, India. The objective of SESTEC-2018 is to provide a forum to scientists and engineers to discuss the recent advances in the area of separation science and technology relevant to the topics as per the following scope
A. Separations in nuclear fuel cycle
B. Green separations
C. Membrane science and technology
D. Treatment of industrial effluents
E. Chromatography and pyrochemical separations
F. Computational chemistry in Separation science
G. Radiochemical separations
H. Speciation studies 

Abstract Submission

Abstracts of the contributed papers should be submitted before December 15, 2017. The length of the abstract should be limited to one page (check website for template: / including figures, tables and references. Abstract submission should be done through e-mail ( Abstracts will be peer reviewed prior to inclusion in the symposium proceedings. Limited number of papers will be selected for publication in reputed journals such as “Separation Science and Technology” (papers dealing on separations) and “Radiochimica Acta” (papers dealing radioactivity). The authors will be intimated in advance about the selection of their contributions for Journal publication. Dr. P.K. Mohapatra, BARC is the Chairman, Technical Committee (E-mail:

The scientific programme of the symposium will include Invited talks by eminent Indian and overseas scientists / engineers. Contributed papers will be presented in Oral and Poster sessions. There will be a special session on “Speciation of Radionuclides in the Environment”.

Registration Fee

Students: Rs. 2000/-
Delegates from academic/research institutes: Rs. 5000/-
Delegates from industries: Rs. 10,000/-
Foreign delegates: US$ 500;
Persons accompanying delegates: 2000/- (Indian); US$ 200 (Overseas).
Demand Draft may be drawn in favor of ‘SESTEC-2018’ payable at ‘MUMBAI’. The registration fee includes the symposium registration kit, lunch and tea / coffee during the session. The registration fee should be sent to: Dr. S.A. Ansari, Secretary, SESTEC-2018, Radiochemistry Division, BARC, Mumbai – 400 085, India.
Tel. No.: 022-25590641
Fax: 91-22-25505151

Advisory Committee

Vyas, K.N., BARC, Mumbai
Tomar, B.S., BARC, Mumbai
Agarwal K., BARC, Mumbai
Asnani, C.K., UCIL, Jaduguda
Bhaduri, A.K., IGCAR
Bhasin V., BARC, Mumbai
Bhattacharyya, S., BITS Pilani
Chandrashekhar, S., IICT, Hyderabad
Clark, David L., LANL, USA
Das, Amitava, CSMCRI
Ganesh, G., BRIT, Mumbai
Kalmykov, S., Russia
Kalyanakrishnan, G., NFC, Hyderabad
Kamachi Mudali, U., HWB, Mumbai
Kolev, S.D., MSU, Australia
Krishnan, M., BARC, Mumbai
Manchanda, V.K., Mumbai
Mohan, S., BARC, Mumbai
Moyer, Bruce, ORNL, USA
Naik, P.D., BARC, Mumbai
Nanda, L.K., AMD, Hyderabad
Nangia, A.K., NCL, Pune
Nayak, S.K., BARC, Mumbai
Qaim, S.M., INM, Germany
Raghurama, G., BITS Pilani, Goa
Rama Rao, P., BRNS, Mumbai
Ravi, K.V., NRB, Mumbai
Sharma, M.M., Mumbai
Singh, D., IREL, Mumbai
Sonde, R.R., Thermax, Pune
Wickramasinghe, R., Univ. Arkansas, USA
Yadav, G.D., ICT, Mumbai

Organizing Committee

Tomar B.S., BARC, Mumbai...........Chairman

Pujari P.K., BARC, Mumbai..........Co-Chairman

Ashok Kumar, BARC, Mumbai..........Convener

Sodaye Suparna, BARC, Mumbai.......Co-Convener

Banerjee, Mainak, BITS, Goa........Co-convener

Ansari S.A., BARC, Mumbai..........Secretary

Acharya, R., BARC, Mumbai
Ananthasivan, K., IGCAR, Kalpakkam
Ashwin Patwardhan, ICT, Mumbai
Bellare, J., IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Bhattacharyya, A., BARC, Mumbai
Bindal, R.C., BARC, Mumbai
Chatterjee, Amrita, BITS, Goa
Chattopadhyay, Anjan, BITS, Goa
Dash, A., BARC, Mumbai
Dhami, P.S., BARC, Mumbai
Jeyakumar, S., BARC, Mumbai
Joseph, M., IGCAR, Kalpakkam
Kain, V., BARC, Mumbai
Kannan, S, BARC, Mumbai
Kaushik, C.P., BARC, Mumbai
Kharul, U.K., CSIR-NCL, Pune
Lahiri, S., SINP, Kolkata
Mohapatra, P.K., BARC, Mumbai
Nayak, S.K., HWB, Mumbai
Pradhan, S., BARC, Tarapur
Priyadarshani, K.I., BARC, Mumbai
Rajesh, N., BITS Pilani, Hyderabad
Ray, Paramita, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar
Roy, D., BRNS, Mumbai
Sahu, M.L. BARC, Mumbai
Sangeeta, BRNS, Mumbai
Shah, J.G., BARC, Mumbai
Shenoy, K.T., BARC, Mumbai
Subbarao, R.V., IGCAR, Kalpakkam
Varshney, L., BARC, Mumbai
Yadav, J.S., BARC, Mumbai 

Local Organizing Committee

Chatterjee, Amrita, BITS Pilani, Goa ……….Chairman
Chattopadhyay, Anjan, BITS Pilani, Goa
Ghosh, Narendra Nath, BITS Pilani, Goa
Dey, Ranjan, BITS Pilani, Goa;
Jayadevan, K.P., BITS Pilani, Goa
Thomas, Tincy, BITS Pilani, Goa
Chauhan, Rashmi, BITS Pilani, Goa

The Venue

BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa campus, Zuarinagar, Goa, India.

BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus is one of the four campuses of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, a well-known all-India Institute for higher education. BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus was commissioned in August 2004. Nesting in the lap of verdant hills, overlooking the Zuari River, the Campus is spread over an area of 180 acres. The location of campus is unique in the respect of scenic beauty and panoramic view of picturesque surrounding encompassing Zuari River, hillocks, waterways, forests and landscape. Overall, Goa is known for its sparkling golden beaches, astounding monuments, churches and temples.