Dr Keshab Sharma

Senior Research Fellow

Advanced Water Management Centre
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
k.sharma@awmc.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67204

Overview

Keshab received his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2003 from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Before this, he completed Masters of Engineering in Water and Wastewater Engineering in 1998 at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok (Thailand). In 2004, Keshab moved to the Advanced Water Management at the University of Queensland as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ARC funded research project on Sewer Biotransformation and Modelling. Keshab’s research interests include sewer process modelling, odour and corrosion control in sewer systems and integrated assessment of urban water systems.

Keshab is a key member of Sewer Research group, and has been involved in a number of research projects in the Sewer area. He is also involved in SeweX (a spin-off company under UniQuest) providing support to water industry through consulting and contract research making substantial contributions to the commercialization of research outcomes of the research projects already completed.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Master of Engineering, Asian IT
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Nagpur

Publications

  • Li, Jiuling, Sharma, Keshab, Liu, Yiqi, Jiang, Guangming and Yuan, Zhiguo (2019) Real-time prediction of rain-impacted sewage flow for on-line control of chemical dosing in sewers. Water Research, 149 311-321. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.11.021

  • Willis, John, Brower, Bill, Graf, Walter, Murthy, Sudhir, Peot, Chris, Regmi, Pusker, Sharma, Keshab and Yuan, Zhiguo (2019). Manuscript: New GHG methodology to quantify sewer methane. In: 91st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2018. 91st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2018, New Orleans, (4745-4752). 29 September - 3 October 2018.

  • Guo, Lisha, Walton, John, Tik, Sovanna, Scott, Zachary, Sharma, Keshab Raj, Boiocchi, Riccardo, Yuan, Zhiguo, Elbeshbishy, Elsayed, Santoro, Domenico and Vanrolleghem, Peter A. (2019). Model-based management and control of the bioreactions in a collection system. In: 91st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2018. 91st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2018, New Orleans, (2700-2708). 29 September - 3 October 2018.

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Supervision

  • (2019) Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Gutierrez, Oriol, Jiang, Guangming, Sharma, Keshab and Yuan, Zhiguo (2016). Biofilm development in sewer networks. In Anna M. Romaní, Helena Guasch and M. Dolors Balaguer (Ed.), Aquatic biofilms: ecology, water quality and wastewater treatment (pp. 145-164) Girona, Spain: Caister Academic Press.

  • Sharma, Keshab R. (2008). Kinetics and modeling in anaerobic processes. In Samir Kumar Khanal (Ed.), Anaerobic biotechnology for bioenergy production: Principles and applications (pp. 65-92) Ames, Iowa, U.S.: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9780813804545.ch4

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Willis, John, Brower, Bill, Graf, Walter, Murthy, Sudhir, Peot, Chris, Regmi, Pusker, Sharma, Keshab and Yuan, Zhiguo (2019). Manuscript: New GHG methodology to quantify sewer methane. In: 91st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2018. 91st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2018, New Orleans, (4745-4752). 29 September - 3 October 2018.

  • Guo, Lisha, Walton, John, Tik, Sovanna, Scott, Zachary, Sharma, Keshab Raj, Boiocchi, Riccardo, Yuan, Zhiguo, Elbeshbishy, Elsayed, Santoro, Domenico and Vanrolleghem, Peter A. (2019). Model-based management and control of the bioreactions in a collection system. In: 91st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2018. 91st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2018, New Orleans, (2700-2708). 29 September - 3 October 2018.

  • Willis, John, Brower, Bill, Murthy, Sudhir, Peot, Chris, Sharma, Keshab and Yuan, Zhiguo (2017). Manuscript: The national implications of adding sewer CH4 and methanol-derived CO2 to wastewater treatment and conveyance GHG inventories. In: Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference 2017, WEFTEC 2017. Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference 2017, WEFTEC 2017, Chicago, IL, (5196-5205). September 30, 2017-October 4, 2017.

  • Sun, Jing, Hu, Shihu, Sharma, Keshab Raj and Yuan, Zhiguo (2013). Impact of reduced water consumption on sulfide and methane production in rising main sewers. In: IWA-SPN7: 7th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks, Sheffield, UK, (307-315). 28-30 August, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.02.041

  • Porro, J., Guo, L., Sharma K., Benedetti, L., Vanrolleghem, P. A., Amerlinck, Y., Yuan, Z., Shaw, A. and Nopens, I. (2011). Developing a benchmarking tool for minimizing wastewater utility greenhouse gas footprints. In: WATERMATEX 2011: Conference Proceedings. Watermatex 2011: 8th IWA Symposium on Systems Analysis and Integrated Assessment, San Sebastian, Spain, (507-517). 20-22 June 2011.

  • Sharma K. R., Corrie, S. and Yuan, Z. (2011). Integrated modelling of sewer system and wastewater treatment plant for investigating the impacts of chemical dosing in sewer. In: Watermatex 2011: Conference Proceedings. 8th IWA Symposium on Systems Analysis and Integrated Assessment (Watermatex 2011), San Sebastian, Spain, (527-534). 20-22 June 2011.

  • Willis, J., Fillmore, L., Shah, A., Yuan, Z. and Sharma, K. (2011). Quantifying Methane Evolution from Sewers: Results from WERF/DeKalb Phase 2- Continuous Monitoring. In: 84th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 2011), Los Angeles, California, USA, (). 15-19 October 2011.

  • Sudarjanto, Gatut, Sharma, Keshab R., Gutierrez, Oriol and Yuan, Zhiguo (2010). A laboratory assessment of the impact of brewery wastewater discharge on sulfide and methane production in a sewer. In: 6th IWA Specialist Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks. 6th IWA Specialist Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 7-10 November 2010.

  • Corrie, Shaun, Sharma, Keshab and Fillmore, David (2010). Chemical dosing recommendations for odour and corrosion control at the Sandstone-Ningi sewer network using sulfide modeling. In: 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks Program and Abstract Book. 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SPN6), Gold Coast , Qld., Australia, (). 7-10 November 2010.

  • Jiang,Guangming, Gutierrez, Oriol, Sharma, Keshab R., Keller, Jurg and Yuan, Zhiguo (2010). Free nitrous acid controls sulfide and methane production in rising main sewers. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SNP6). 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SNP6), Gold Coast , Qld., Australia, (). 7-10 November 2010.

  • Sharma, K. R., Gutierrez, O., Corrie, S., O'Halloran, K., Capati, B. and Yuan, Z. (2010). Investigation of the effects of chemical dosing in sewer using integrated modeling of sewer system and wastewater treatment plant. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SNP6). 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SNP6), Gold Coast , Qld., Australia, (1-4). 7-10 November 2010.

  • Sharma, Keshab R. and Yuan, Zhiguo (2010). Kinetics of chemical sulfide oxidation under high dissolved oxygen levels. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SNP6). 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SNP6), Gold Coast, Qld., Australia, (1-3). 7-10 November 2010.

  • Corrie, Shaun, Sharma, Keshab, Wilson, Mark, Sikdar, Swapan and Ziebarth, Kara (2010). Odour and corrosion mitigation in the Elanora catchment using model-based network chemical dosing. In: Australian Water Association Scientific Committee, Ozwater'10: Australia's national water conference and exhibition. Ozwater'10, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 8-10 March 2010.

  • Corrie, Shaun, Sharma, Keshab, Wilson, Mark, Sikder, Swapan and Ziebarth, Kara (2010). Odour and corrosion mitigation in the Elanora catchment using model-based network chemical dosing. In: Proceedings of the 7th IWA Leading-Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET10). 7th IWA Leading-Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET10), Phoenix, Arizona, United States, (). 2-4 June 2010.

  • Gutierrez, Oriol, Sudarjanto, Gatut, Sharma, Keshab R., Keller, Jurg and Yuan, Zhiguo (2010). SCORe-CT: A new method for testing effectiveness of sulfide-control chemicals used in sewer systems. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SNP6). 6th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks (SNP6), Gold Coast, Qld., Australia, (). 7-10 November 2010.

  • Nguyen, Tung, Nobi, Nur, Soliman, Alfred and Sharma, Keshab (2009). A case study of using sulfide model to optimize chemical dosing for odour and corrosion control. In: Peter Sterling, Proceedings : OzWater 09. OzWater 09, Melbourne, Australia, (). 16-18 March 2009.

  • Yuan, Zhiguo, Sharma, Keshab R., Keller, Jurg, Philip Bond, Melchers, R., Stuetz, R., Valix, M., Witherspoon, J., Bustamante, H. and Vitanage, D. (2009). Corrosion and odour management in sewers: the state of the art and key challenges. In: OzWater 09. OzWater 09, Melbourne, Australia, (). 16-18 March 2009.

  • Gutierrez, Oriol, Park, Donghee, Sharma, Keshab R. and Yuan, Zhiguo (2009). Iron salts dosage for sulfide control in sewers enhances phosphorus removal in treatment plants. In: Jan Oleszkiewicz, Iron salts dosage for sulfide control in sewers enhances phosphorus removal in treatment plants. IWA 2nd Nutrient Management in Wastewater Treatment Processes Conference, Krakow, Poland, (989-996). 6-9 September.

  • Yuan, Zhiguo, Sharma, Keshab R., Keller, Jurg, Philip Bond, Melchers, R., Stuetz, R., Valix, M., Witherspoon, J., Bustamante, H. and Vitanage, D. (2008). Corrosion and odour management in sewers: the state of the art and key challenges. In: World Water Congress and Exhibition. World Water Congress and Exhibition, Vienna, (). 7-12 September 2008.

  • Guisasola, Albert, Sharma, Keshab R., de Haas, David, Keller, Jurg and Yuan, Zhiguo (2008). Preliminary assessment of methane emission from sewers as a greenhouse gas. In: Proceedings of IWA 2008 - World Water Congress and Exhibition. 6th IWA World Water Congress, Vienna, Austria, (1-4). 7-12 September 2008.

  • Tam, L. S., Tang, T. W., Lau, G. N., Sharma, K. R. and Chen, G. H. (2007). A pilot study for wastewater reclamation and reuse with MBR/RO and MF/RO systems. In: M. Balaban, Desalination. Proceedings of: 5th International Symposium of Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse for Sustainability. 5th International Symposium of Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse for Sustainability, Jeju Island, Korea, (106-113). 8-11 November 2005. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2005.12.045

  • De Haas, D. W. and Sharma, K. R. (2007). Application of a new model for predicting hydrogen sulfide formation in sewer systems.. In: OzWater 2007, Sydney, (44-45). 4-8 March, 2007.

  • Yuan, Z., Sharma, K., Hamilton, G., Hutchinson, B. and Keller, J. (2006). Dynamics and dynamic modelling of H2S production in sewer systems. In: T. Ertl, A. Pressl, F. Kretschmer and R. Haberl, 2nd International IWA Conference on Sewer Operation and Maintenance. Sewer Operation and Maintenance (SOM 06), Vienna, Austria, (99-106). 26-28 October 2006.

  • Gutierrez, O. G., Mohanakrishnan, J., Sharma, K. R., Yuan, Z. and Keller, J. (2006). Effectiveness of oxygen injection in controlling sulfide production in a laboratory scale sewer system. In: T. Ertl, A. Pressl, F. Kretschmer and R. Haberl, 2nd International IWA Conference on Sewer Operation and Maintenance. Sewer Operation and Maintenance SOM 06, Vienna, Austria, (107-114). 26-28 October 2006.

  • Mohanakrishnan, J., Sharma, K. R., Gutierrez, O., Meyer, R. L., Hamilton, G., Keller, J. and Yuan, Z. (2006). Spatial variation in anaerobic biofilm structure and activity along a rising main in sewer systems. In: M. van der Meulen, J. A. E. ten Veldhuis and R. P. S. Schilperoort, International Water Association Conference on Biofilm Systems VI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (). 24-27 September 2006.

  • Yuan, Z., Sharma, K. R. and Keller, J. (2005). A novel approach to support optimal H2S management in sewer systems.. In: AWA, Ozwater Watershed - The Turning Point for Water - Ozwater Handbook 2005. Ozwater Watershed - The Turning Point for Water, Brisbane, (1-4). 8-12 May 2005.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision