Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies
School of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (Law & Management), Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032
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Ph.D. 1999 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (2)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

SKFGI, Mankundu Associate Professor 2012 to 2014
School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University Associate Professor/Visiting Faculty 2011 to onwards
Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
Utkal Asbestos Limited, Dhenkanal, Orissa  to 
Field of Specialization
Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Courses Taught/Teaching
1. B. Tech in Environmental Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Environmental Chemistry
2. M. Tech in Environmental Biotechnology
3. PG Diploma in Environmental Management & Regulations
Research Area
1. Groundwater Transport modelling for Potential Contamination Risk Assessments in Arsenic-contaminated areas in India, Bangladesh & Nepal.
2. Development of sustainable water management in coastal areas in India.
3. Remedial options (using natural water systems and treatment technologies) to cope with near future (by 2025) water shortages/scarcity in urbanised areas in India.
4. High fluoride contamination in India and its remedies.
5. Human health risk from groundwater nitrate contamination and mitigation options.
6. Entry of arsenic and fluoride in soil and food chain, and its resistance.
7. Development of arsenic/fluoride/nitrate removal techniques based on low cost geological materials (e.g. micas), microbiological processes and phytoremediation techniques.
8. Identification of key geochemical processes (sorption-reduction/oxidation, co-precipitation) leading to detoxification of metals/metalloids and detailed mechanistic studies of processes affecting the mobilization and transport.
9. Heavy metal pollution and its remediation.
10. Wastewater treatment.
11. Adverse health effect of solid waste in environment and its proper management.
12. Distribution of radioactive elements in groundwater and its proper treatment.
13. Adverse health effects of pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers used extensively in agriculture and its proper management.
14. Air pollutants and its control.
Post doctoral experience:

2000-2003: National Institute of Health Science, Tokyo, Japan (Under Eco-Frontier Fellowship, Ministry of Environment, Japan)
2003-2005: National Institute of Health Science, Tokyo, Japan (Under Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Ministry of Education, Japan)
2007-2010: National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nehru Marg, Nagpur
Conference Papers Published (7)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Groundwater: Contamination, Arsenic. Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, Tailor & Francis, New York 2013 Coauthor -1262-1280
Characterization of arsenic-bearing sediments in the Gangetic delta of West Bengal, India. Book: Arsenic Exposure & Health Effects, Elsevier Science, UK 2001 Coauthor -27-52
A simple household device to remove arsenic from groundwater and two years performance report of arsenic removal plant for treating groundwater with community participation. Book: BUET-UNU, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2001 Coauthor -231-250
Arsenic groundwater contamination and sufferings of people in West Bengal-India and Bangladesh. Book: Trace elements in man & animals, Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York 2000 3rd Author -645-650
Groundwater arsenic contamination and sufferings of people in Bangladesh. Book: Arsenic Exposure & Health Effects, Elsevier Science 1999 Coauthor -165-182
Journal Papers Published (34)
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Groundwater arsenic contamination in India: A review of its magnitude, health, social, socio-economic effects and approaches for arsenic mitigation. Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics 2013 Coauthor 67-1-9
Fluoride accumulation in food chain and daily dietary intake from a fluoride-affected area in Jharkhand district, Journal of International Environmental Application & Science 2013 Sole Author 8-455-461
Removal of Arsenic (III) and Arsenic (V) from Water by Copper Oxide Incorporated Mesoporous Alumina. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2011 3rd Author 186-167-175
Investigation into false arsenic values in Puri groundwater by ICP-OES technique: Inter-comparison exercises and responsible factors for analytical error. Journal of International Environmental Application & Science 2010 Sole Author 5-546-555
Groundwater arsenic contamination in one of the 107 arsenic-affected blocks in West Bengal, India: Status, distribution, health effects and factors responsible for arsenic poisoning. International Journal of Hygiene & Environmental Health 2010 Sole Author 213-414-427
Books Published (2)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Arsenic: The human carcinogen Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659--15250-4 2012 First Author
Natural arsenic poisoning in Ganges delta Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-18220-4 2012 First Author
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Project Works (4)
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Studies for evaluating the arsenic toxicity and dissolving the toxicity mechanism from arsenic to human. Principal Investigator Eco-Frontier Fellowship, Ministry of Environment, Japan JYen 60,000,000 3 yrs 2000 to 2003 Complete
Studies on the exposure, evaluation and risk assessment of arsenic in underground water. Principal Investigator Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Ministry of Education, Japan JYen 48,000,000 2 yrs 2003 to 2005 Complete
Efficiency of domestic and community filters for arsenic and iron removal from groundwater. Co-Investigator Tata Steel, Jamshedpur Rs. 18.0 Lacs 1 yr 2010 to 2011 Complete
Improved IC method for speciation of arsenic and its removal by functional adsorbents. Principal Investigator CSIR Eleventh Five Year Plan Network Project Rs. 60.0 Lacs 5 yrs 2007 to 2012 Complete
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