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tennessee technological university

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Assistant Professor

Highest Degree University: University of Utah
PO Box: 5033
(931) 372-3446
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Dr. Datta is a faculty member in the Center for Management, Utilization & Protection of Water Resources and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her teaching and research interests include:

* Biological Wastewater Treatment Process and Design

* Urban Water Quality Management

* Environmental Microbiology

* Bioenergy Production through Anaerobic Processes

* Resource Recovery from Organic Waste Streams

* Sustainable Decision Making

* Role of Microorganisms in Natural Aquatic Ecosystems

* Developing Low-Cost Technologies for Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

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Ph.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 2010

M.E., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 2006

B.E., R.V College of Engineering, Bangalore, India 2002

Selected Publications

-Daigger, G. T., Datta, T., Stensel, H. D., Whitlock, D. D., & Mackey, J. K. (2014). Evaluating the Role of Point Source Discharges Informs Statewide Nutrient Control Policy in Utah. Water Environment Research, 86(6), 559-572.

-S. M. Kotay, T. Datta, J. Choi and R. Goel (2011). “Biocontrol of biomass bulking caused by Haliscomenobacter hydrossis using newly isolated lytic bacteriophages.” Water Research, 45 (2): 694-704.

-T. Datta, L. Racz, S. M. Kotay and R. Goel (2011). “Seasonal variations of nitrifying community in trickling filter-solids contact (TF/SC) activated sludge systems.” Bioresource Technology, 102 (3): 2272 -2279.

-L. Racz, T. Datta and R. Goel (2010). “Organic carbon effect on nitrifying bacteria in a mixed culture.” Water Science and Technology, 61 (11): 2951-2956.

-L. Racz, T. Datta and R. Goel (2010). “Effect of organic carbon on ammonia oxidizing bacteria in a mixed culture.” Bioresource Technology, 101 (16): 6454-6460.

-T. Datta and R. Goel (2010). “Evidence and Long Term Feasibility of Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal in Oxidation Ditch type of Aerated-anoxic Activated Sludge Systems.” ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136 (11): 1237 - 1247.

-T. Datta, Y. Liu and R. Goel (2009). “Evaluation of simultaneous nutrient removal and sludge reduction in using laboratory scale sequencing batch reactors.” Chemosphere, 76, 697-705.