LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: List from 2012 onwards



1.Cheema P.P.S, Reddy A.S., Kaur S. (2016). Characterization and prediction of stormwater runoff quality in sub-tropical rural catchments.Water Resources (Springer)

2.Siddique R., Nanda V., Kunal , Kadri E., Khan M.I., Singh M., Rajor A. (2016). Influence of bacteria on compressive strength and permeation properties of concrete made with cement baghouse filter dust. Construction and Building Materials. 106. P 461–469.

3.Kunal, Anita R., Siddique R. (2016). Bacterial treatment of alkaline cement kiln dust using Bacillus halodurans strain KG1.Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. 47. P 1–9.

4.BhatiaV., Ray A. K., Dhir A. (2016). Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of ofloxacin by co-doped titanium dioxide under solar irradiation. Separation and purification technology 161. P 1-7.

5.BhatiaV., Dhir A. (2016). Transition metal doped TiO2 mediated photocatalytic degradation of anti-inflammatory drug under solar irradiations. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.  4. P 1267–1273.

6.Dixit D., Verma A., Gupta S., Bansal P. (2016) Assessment of solar photocatalytic degradation and mineralization of Amoxicillin Trihydrate (AMT) using slurry and fixed-bed batch reactor: Efficacy of parabolic trough collector. RSC Advances. 6. P 36109 – 36117.

7.Bansal P., Verma A., Aggarwal K., Singh A., Gupta S. (2016). Investigations on the degradation of an antibiotic Cephalexin using suspended and supported TiO2: Mineralization and Durability studies. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. doi: 10.1002/cjce.22512.



1.Dhanjal N.I., Sharma S., Tejo Prakash N. (2015). Quantification and in-vitro bioaccessibility of selenium from Osborne fractions of Se rich cereal grains. Cereal Chemistry. 10.1094/CCHEM-10-15-0199-R.

2.Gangwar A., Tejo Prakash N., Prakash R. (2015). Amenability of Acacia and Eucalyptus hardwood pulps in elemental chlorine-free bleaching: Application and efficacy of microbial xylanase. BioResources. 10. P 8404-8413.

3.Jaiswal S.K., Prakash R., Tejo Prakash N. (2015). Selenium in storage proteins of wheat cultivated on selenium impacted soils of Punjab, India. Acta Alimentaria. 44. P 235-241.

4.Bedi M., Arora A.S., Reddy A.S. (2015). Quantification of the hydrological impacts of imperviousness in urban catchments using WIN TR-55. International Journal of Advanced Technology in Engineering and Science.  3. P 551-557.

5.Bhatti M.S., Kapoor D., Kalia R.K., Reddy A.S., Thukral A.K. (2015). Book Chapter: RSM and ANN-GA experimental design optimization for electrocoagulation removal of chromium. Book: Trends in Environmental Science and Technology. ISBN: 978-93-81891-28-5,  2015 Editors: Hiroaki Furumai, AL. Ramanathan, FutoshiKurisu, AbsarKazimi and Manish Kumar.

6.Sharma T., Pal Toor A., Rajor A. (2015). Photocatalytic degradation of imidacloprid in soil: Application of response surface methodology for optimization of parameters. RSC Advances. 5. P 25059-25065.

7.Sharma T., Pal Toor A., Rajor A. (2015). Potential of Enterobacter sp. strain ATA1 on imidacloprid degradation in soil microcosm: Effects of various parameters. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy (Accepted).

8.Jindal M., Rosha P., Mahla S. K.,   Dhir A. (2015). Experimental investigation of performance and emissions characteristics of waste cooking oil biodiesel and n-butanol blends in a compression ignition engine. RSC Advances. 5. P 33863-33868.

9.Bhatia V., Dhir A., Kansal S. K. (2015). Solar Light Induced Photocatalytic Degradation of Aspirin Using Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. doi:10.1166/jnn.2015.11129.

10.Chanduka L., Dhir A. (2015). Impacts of stubble burning on ambient air quality of a critically polluted area-Mandi Gobindgarh. Journal of Pollution Effects and Control. 3. P 135. doi:10.4172/2375-4397.1000135.

11.Verma A., Kaur M.,  Rajput H. (2015). Potential use of foundry sand as heterogeneous catalyst in solar photo-Fenton degradation of herbicide Isoproturon. International Journal of Environmental research 9(1). P 85-92.

12.Rajput H., Verma A., Kaur M., Kaur T., Pal Toor A. (2015). Heterogeneous solar photo-Fenton degradation of herbicide Isoproturon using foundry sand and fly ash as iron source: Value addition to waste. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management (Accepted).



1.Bhatia P., Pandey S., Prakash R., Tejo Prakash N. (2014). Enhanced anti-oxidant activity as a function of selenium hyperaccumulation in Agaricus bisporus cultivated on Se-rich agri-residues. Journal of Biologically Active Products from Natur. 4. P 354-364.

2.Gupta S., Goyal R., Tejo Prakash N. (2014). Biosequestration of lead using Bacillus strains isolated from seleniferous soils and sediments of Punjab. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 21. P 10186-10193.

3.Bhatia P., Prakash R., Tejo Prakash N. (2014). Enhanced antioxidant properties as a function of selenium uptake by edible mushrooms cultivated on selenium-accumulated waste post-harvest wheat and paddy residues.  International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture. 3. 127-132.

4.Bhatia P., Bansal C., Prakash R., Tejo Prakash N. (2014). Selenium uptake and associated anti-oxidant properties in Pleurotus fossulatus cultivated on wheat straw from seleniferous fields. Acta Alimentaria. 43. P 280-287.

5.Gangwar A.K., Tejo Prakash N.,  Prakash R. (2014). Applicability of microbial xylanases in paper pulp bleaching: A Review. BioResources. 9. P 3733-3754

6.Verma A., Tejo Prakash N., Toor A.P. (2014). Photocatalytic Degradation of Herbicide Isoproturon in TiO2 Aqueous Suspensions: Study of Reaction Intermediates and Degradation Pathway. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. 33. P 402-409.

7.Verma A., Tejo Prakash N., Toor A.P. ( 2014). An efficient TiO2 coated immobilization system for degradation studies of herbicide isoproturon: Durability studies. Chemosphere. 109. P 7-13.

8.Singh H.  Singh G., Bhatti M.S., Reddy A.S. (2014). Textile dyebath wastewater decolorization by electrolytic processes: response surface optimization using IV-optimal design. Desalination and Water Treatment. 56(3). P 665-676.

9.Arora A.S., Reddy A.S. (2014). Conceptualizing a decentralized stormwater treatment system for an urbanized city with improper stormwater drainage facilities. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 12(9). P2891-2900.

10.Cheema P.P.S., Reddy A.S., Garg L., Kaur D. (2014). Multivariate analysis of wastewater quality of different human settlements in Punjab(India). Environmental Engineering and Management Journal.

11.Arora A.S., Reddy A.S. (2014). Development of multiple linear regression models for predicting the stormwater quality of urban sub-watersheds. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 92(1). P 36-43.

12.Arora N., Arora A.S., Sharma S., Reddy A.S. (2014). Use of Cluster Analysis-A Data mining tool for improved water quality monitoring of River Satlu. International Journal of Advanced Networking and Applications. 6(2). P 63-69.

13.Sharma S., Reddy A.S. (2014). A new water quality index for irrigational use and water quality assessment of the satluj river, Punjab, India. Journal of Environmental Research and Development. Journal of Environmental Research and Development. 9(3) P585.

14. Sharma T., Rajor A., Toor A. P. (2014). Degradation of Imidacloprid in liquid by Enterobacter sp. strain ATA1 using co-metabolism. Bioremediation Journal. 18(3). P 227-235.

15.Kunal, Siddique R., Rajor A. (2014). Strength and Microstructure Analysis of Bacterial Treated Cement Kiln Dust Mortar. Construction and Building Materials. 63. P 49-55. 

16.Kunal, Siddique R., Rajor A. (2014). Influence of bacterial treated cement kiln dust on the properties of concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 52. P 42-51. 

17.Heera S., Kunal, Rajor A. (2014). Bacterial treatment and Metal Characterization of Biomedical waste ash. Journal of waste management.

18.Singh P, Dhir A., V. K. Sangal. (2014). Optimization of photocatalytic process parameters for the degradation of acrylonitrile using Box Behnken Design. Desalination and Water Treatment. 55. P 1501-1508. 

19.Dhir A. (2014). Atmospheric Fine and Coarse Mode Aerosols at Different Environments of India and the Bay of Bengal during Winter-2014: Implication of a Coordinated Campaign. Journal of Metrology Society of India. 29(4). P 273-284.

20.Verma A., Tejo Prakash N., Pal Toor A. (2014). An efficient TiO2 coated immobilized system for the degradation studies of herbicide isoproturon: Durability studies. Chemosphere. 109. P 7-13.                                

21.Verma A., Tejo Prakash N., Pal Toor A. (2014). Photocatalytic Degradation of Herbicide Isoproturon in TiO2 Aqueous Suspensions: Study of Reaction Intermediates and Degradation Pathways. Environmental progress and sustainable energy. 33 (2). P 402-409.

22.VermaA., Dixit D., Toor A., Srivastava J. (2014). Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Degradation of 2-Chloro-4-Nitrophenol using Slurry and Fixed Bed Reactor. Environmental progress and sustainable energy. doi: 10.1002/ep.11997  

23.Verma A., Kaur Hura A.,  Dixit D. (2014).  Sequential photo-Fenton and sono-photo-Fenton degradation studies of Reactive Black 5 (RB5). Desalination and water treatment. 56 (3). P 667-683. 

24.Verma A., Partibha, Dixit D. (2014). Sonophotocatalytic Treatment of Alizarin Reactive Red Dye. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. 39(11). P 7477-7482.



1.Verma A., Tejo Prakash N., Toor A.P. (2013). Photocatalytic Degradation of Herbicide Isoproturon in TiO2 Aqueous Suspensions: Study of Reaction Intermediates and Degradation Pathway. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. doi 10.1002/ep.11799

2.Sharma A., Verma A., Luxami V., Melo J.S., D’Souza S.F.D., Tejo Prakash N., Prakash R. (2013). A New 1H NMR based derivation for quantification of alkyl esters generated using biocatalysis. Energy and Fuels. 27. P 2660-2664.

3.Gandhi U.H., Tejo Prakash N., Prabhu K.S. (2013). Selenoproteins and their role in oxidative stress and inflammation. Current Chemical Biology. 7. P 65-73. 

4.Aulakh S.S, Tejo Prakash N., Prakash R. (2013). Transesterification of triglycerides by dried biomass of Aspergillus sp. Journal of Oleo Science. 62. P 297-303.

5.Bhatia P., Aureli F., D’Amato M., Prakash R., Cameotra S.S., Tejo Prakash N., Cubadda F. (2013).  Selenium bioaccessibility and speciation in biofortified Pleurotus mushrooms grown on selenium-rich agricultural residues. Food Chemistry. 140.  P 225-230. 

6.Bhatia P., Prakash R., Tejo Prakash N. (2013). Selenium uptake by edible oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus sp.) from selenium-hyperaccumulated agricultural residues. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. 59. P 69-72.

7.Kaur, M., Lal, A.K., Bhatia, S.S., Reddy, A.S. (2013). Numerical solution of stochastic partial differential difference equation arising in reliability engineering. Applied Mathematics and Computation. 219(14). P 7645-7652.

8.Arora, A.S., Reddy, A.S. (2013). Multivariate analysis for assessing the quality of stormwater from different Urban surfaces of the Patiala city, Punjab (India). Urban Water Journal. 10(6). P 422-433.

9.Kaur M., Lal A.K., Bhatia S.S., Reddy A.S. (2013). On the use of corrective maintenance data for the performance analysis of preventively maintained textile industry. Journal of reliability and statistical studies. 6(2). P 51-63.

10.Sharma S., Reddy A.S. (2013). Development of water quality indices for designated best uses of surface water body. International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology. 2(5). P 82-93.

11.Kunal, Rajor A., Siddique R. (2013). Biological treatment of alkaline cement kiln dust by using alkali tolerant bacteria. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 7. P 1933-1942.

12.Kaur G., Siddique R., Rajor A. (2013).  Influence of Fungus on Properties of Concrete Made With Waste Foundry Sand. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE).  25. P 484-490. 

13.Kaur G., Siddique R.,  Rajor, A. (2013). Micro- Structural and Metal Leachate Analysis of Concrete Made With Fungal Treated Waste Foundry Sand. Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier). 38, P 94-100.

14.Singh R., Ahlawat O.P.,  Rajor A. (2013). Potential of spent substrate of Pleurotus sajor-caju for Methyl violet 2B decolorization. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 7 (2). P 1099-1106. 

15.Singh R., Ahlawat O.P.,  Rajor A. (2013). Screening of Mycelia and spent substrate of edible mushroom species for their dyes decolourization potential. Mushroom Research.  Mushroom Research. 22 (2). P 112-124.

16.Rajor A., Kunal. (2013). Absorption of Chromium and Nickel from aqueous solution by bacteria isolated from electroplating unit effluent. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection. 33 (3). P 213-221.

17.Patel S.K., Rajor A., Jain B., Patel P. (2013). Performance evaluation of effluent treatment plant of textile wet processing industry: A case study of Narol textile cluster, Ahmedabad, Gujrat. International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology. 2 (4).

18.Dhir A., Kamboj M., Chhotu Ram. (2013). Studies on the use of calcium hypochlorite in the TiO2 mediated degradation of pharmaceutical wastewater. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal (Accepted).

19.Gupta A., Dhir A. (2013). Estimation of Horizontal Pollution Potential by Calculating Impact Area for Patiala, Punjab Using Wind Data. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. 2(6). P 2271-2279

20.Changotra R., Gupta A., Dhir A. (2013). Assessment of the impacts of emissions from point source on ambient air quality using dispersion modeling technique, S & T Review. International Journal of Science and Technology. 2(2). P 47-53.

21.Verma A., Sheorn M., Pal Toor A. (2013). Titanium dioxide mediated   photocatalytic degradation of malathion in aqueous phase. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology. 2013. 20(1). P 46-51.                            

22.Verma A., Dixit I., Dixit D. (2013). Photocatalytic treatment of pharmaceutical industry wastewater over TiO2 using immersion well reactor: synergistic effect coupling with ultrasound. Desalination and water treatment. 52 (34-36). P 6591-6597.                         

23.Verma A., Kaur H., Dixit D. (2013). Photocatalytic, sonolytic and sonophotocatalytic degradation of 4-chloro-2-nitro phenol. Archives of Environ. Protection. 39(1) P 65-76. 

24.Anoop Verma, Arpita Debnath and Gurpreet Singh, Degradation of Reactive Black 5 along with Dilution of RO Reject Water using Photocatalysis, Research Journal of chemistry and Environment,17 (12), 2013, 32-37.                  

25.Verma A., Debnath A., Singh G. (2013). Degradation and Decolorisation of Bleaching and Treated Effluent by TiO2 Photocatalysis. Research Journal of chemistry and Environment.   

26.Isha, Verma A., Kumari S. (2013). Synergistic effects of sonolysis combined with photocatalysis in degradation of industrial waste water. International Journal of Environmental Science: Development and Monitoring (IJESDM) 4(2). P 10-12.



1.Aureli F., Ouerdane L., Bierla K., Szpunar J., Tejo Prakash N., Cubadda F. (2012). Identification of selenosugars and other low-molecular weight selenium metabolites in high-selenium cereal crops. Metallomics. 4. P 968-978.

2.Jaiswal S., Prakash R., Acharya R., Reddy A.V.R, Tejo Prakash N. (2012). Selenium content in seed, oil and oil cake of Se hyperaccumulated Brassica juncea (Indian Mustard) cultivated in seleniferous region of India. Food Chemistry. 134. P 401-404.

3.Jaiswal S., Prakash R., Acharya R., Nathaniel T.N., Reddy A.V.R., Tejo Prakash N. (2012). Bioaccessibility of selenium from Se rich food grains of seleniferous region of Punjab, India as analyzed by Instrumental and Chemical NAA. CyTA Journal of Food. 10. P 160-164.

4.Gupta S., Goyal R., Nirwan J., Cameotra S.S., Tejo Prakash N. (2012). Biosequestration, transformation and volatilization of mercury by Lysinibacillus fusiformis isolated from Industrial effluent. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 22. P 684-689.

5.Singh M., Tejo Prakash N. (2012). Characterisation of phosphate solubilising bacteria in sandy loam soil under chickpea cropping system. Indian Journal of Microbiology. 52. P 167-173.

6.Dhir A., Tejo Prakash N., Sud D. (2012). Coupling of solar assisted advanced oxidative and biological treatment for degradation of agro-residue based soda bleaching effluent. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 19. P 3906-3913.

7.Dhir A., Tejo Prakash N., Sud D. (2012). Comparative studies on TiO2/ZnO photocatalyzed degradation of 4-chlorocatechol and bleach mill effluents. Desalination and Water Treatment. 46. P 196-204.

8.Chahal N., Siddique R.,  Rajor A. (2012). Influence of Bacteria on the Compressive Strength, Water Absorption and Rapid Chloride Permeability of Concrete Incorporating Silica Fume. Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier). 37. P 645-651.

9.Singh R., Ahlawat O.P. Rajor A. (2012). Identification of the potential of microbial combinations obtained from spent mushroom cultivation substrates for use in textile effluent decolorization. Bioresource Technology. 125. P 217-225.

10.Kharub M., Rajor A., Mittal. S.K. (2012). Fly-ash sewage sludge mixture as a barrier of heavy metal leaching. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. 16. P 22-27.

11.Rajor A., Xaxa M., Mehta R. Kunal. (2012). An overview on characterization, utilization and leachate analysis of biomedical waste incinerator ash. Journal of Environmental Management. 108. P 36-41.

12.Kunal, Siddique R., Rajor A. (2012). Use of cement kiln dust in cement concrete and its leachate characteristics. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 61. P 59-68.

13.Kaur G., Siddique R. Rajor A. (2012). Properties of concrete containing fungal treated waste foundry sand. Construction and Building Materials. 29. P 82-87.

14.Chahal. N., Siddique. R., Rajor. A. (2012). Influence of bacteria on the compressive strength, water absorption and rapid chloride permeability of fly ash concrete. Construction and Building Materials. 28. P 351-356.

15.Kharub M., Rajor A., Mittal S. K. (2012). Assessment of total coliform removal and leaching of metal ions from sewage sludge fly ash mixture at different pH and washing conditions. African Journal of Biotechnology. 11 (40). P 9612-9618

16.Kharub M., Rajor A., Mittal S. K. (2012). Role of pH adsorbent dose and number of washing in leaching of metal ions from fly ash sewage sludge mixtures. International conference on hydrology and ground water expo. September 10-12, 2012, USA.

17.Dhir A., Ram C. (2012). Design of an anaerobic digester for wastewater treatment. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences. 1. P 56-66.

18.Dhir A., Sharma S., Sud D., Ram C. (2012). Studies on decolourization and COD reduction of dye effluent using advanced oxidation processes. Elixir Chemical Engineering. 53. P 11983-11987.

19.Dhir A., Sharma S., Chopra T. (2012). Development of EIA impact matrix (with & without control measures) for up-gradation of existing two-lane carriageway to four lane divided carriageway between km 0.0 to 50.700 km (section-Zirakpur to Patiala) of NH-64 with flexible and concrete pavements. Journal of Engineering Science and Management. 2. P 151-155.

20.Verma A., Dixit P., Dixit D. (2012). Titanium dioxide mediated   photocatalytic degradation of chlorpyrifos in aqueous phase. Int. Journal of Environ. Sciences. 3(2). P 743-755.