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Dr. Prabhat Kumar Singh
Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, IIT (BHU)
psingh.civ@iitbhu.ac.in
542 -2307016(29)
Area of Interest: 
Environmental Engineering – Water Quality Control, Environmental Impact Assessment

S.N. Exam. Year Board Marks    (%) Division
1 Secondary 1978 Bihar School Examination Board, Patna 78 First
2 Higher Secondary 1980 University of Bihar,
 Muzaffarpur
85 First
3 B.Sc. Engineering (Civil) 1986 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh 86 First (Hons.)
4 M.E. (Environmental Engg.) 1988 University of Roorkee (UOR),  Roorkee 88 First (Hons.)
5 Ph. D. (Civil Engg.) 2000 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur 8.47/10 Awarded
S.N. Organization From To Remarks
1 Water Resources Department, Government of Bihar 02.07.1987 20.06.2004 Moved to join IT (BHU) Varanasi
2 IT (BHU) Varanasi 21.06.2004 28.06.2012 Conversion of  IT (BHU) to IIT (BHU)
3 IIT (BHU) Varanasi 29.06.2012 Continued  
S.N. Position/ Designation Organization From To
1 Assistant Engineer WRD, Govt. of Bihar 02.07.1987 20.06.2004
2 Reader Department of Civil Engineering, IT (BHU) Varanasi 21.06.2004 20.06.2007
3 Associate Professor  As above   21.06.2007 20.06.2010
4 Professor As above 21.06.2010 28.06.2012
5 Professor Department of Civil Engg.,
IIT (BHU) Varanasi
29.06.2012 Continued
6 Professor and Head Department of Civil Engg.,
IIT (BHU) Varanasi
14.03.2016 Continued
S.N. Title of Project Funding Agency Duration Estimated Cost (INR) Status
1 Development of Bismuth based media for nitrate removal from water Department of Science and Technology (DST),
GOI, New Delhi
Oct. 2008- Sept. 2011 Rs. 24.06 Lakh Completed
2 Environmental Quality and Pollution (EQP) monitoring of River Ganga in middle Ganga Basin from Allahabad to Patna Under IIT Consortium led by IIT Kanpur for Ganga River Basin Management Plan (GRBMP) 2010-2015 Rs. 10.0 Lakh Completed
3 Improving Solid Waste Management at IIT (BHU) and adopting the  biodigestion system of Bhagwanpur Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) for Biogas  production  Project Varanasi component at IIT (BHU) under Project SANDHI of IIT Kharagpur funded by MHRD, GOI 2016-2018 Rs. 19.50 Lakh Ongoing
4 Adopting River Assi  Catchment   for Improved Environmental Management in Varanasi. Project Varanasi component at IIT (BHU) under Project SANDHI of IIT Kharagpur funded by MHRD, GOI 2016-18 Rs 33.20 Lakh Ongoing
5 Improvements of Environmental Sanitation of five villages along River Ganga  adopted under Ganga Grams program MHRD, GOI 2016-18 Rs.5.0 Lakh Ongoing
6. A Detail Study to Understand the Non-Putrefying Property of River Ganga in both Water and Sediment
 
With National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) Nagpur from
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
 
October 2017 – April 2020
 
Rs. 10 Lakh
[IIT (BHU) Component]
Ongoing
Some Journal Publications:
25. P.K. Singh and Sonali Saxena (2018). Towards Developing River Health Index. Ecological Indicators. Ecological Indicators, 85 (2018) 999–1011.
 
24. M. Ranjan, P.K.Singh, A.L.Srivastav, V.Kumar, (2018). Adsorptive properties of cation added Hydrous bismuth oxide on nitrate sorption. Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology. (Accepted manuscript)
 
23. Srivastava, A. and Singh, P.K. (2017). Adsorption of nitrate from ground water using Indian bentonite: fixed bed column study. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, 6(5), 390-394.
 
22. P.K. Singh and Sonali Saxena (2017). River Health: The Concept and Applicability in India. Environmental Reviews (under review)
 
21. B. Vaish, V. Srivastava, P.Singh, A.Singh, P. K.Singh andR.P.Singh, (2016). Exploring untapped energy potential of urban solid waste. Energ. Ecol. Environ., DOI 10.1007/s40974-016-0023-x.
 
20. D. Gusain, P.K.Singh and Y.C.Sharma(2016). Kinetic and Equilibrium modelling of adsorption of cadmium on nano crystalline zirconia using response surface methodology. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 6, 99-107, Elsevier.
 
19. B.Vaish, P. Singh, R.Kothari, V.Srivastava, P.K.Singh, R.P. Singh (2016). The Potential of Bioenergy Production from Marginalised Lands and Its Effect on Climate Change.Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 4(1): 7–13, 2016 DOI: 10.5958/2320-642X.2016.00002.8.
 
18. Singh, P.K., Banerjee, S., Srivastav, A.L. and Sharma, Y.C. (2015). Kinetics and Equilibrium Modeling for Removal of Nitrate from Aqueous Solutions and Drinking Water by a Potential Adsorbent, Hydrous Bismuth Oxide, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Advances, 5, 35365-76. (Impact Factor: 3.289)
 
17. Srivastav A.L., Singh, P.K., Sharma,Y. C. (2015). Synthesis of a novel adsorbent, hydrous bismuth oxide (HBO2) for the removal of fluoride from aqueous solutions. Desalination and Water Treatment, 55 (2015) 604–614.
 
16. Srivastav, A.L., Singh, P.K., Weng, C.H., and Sharma, Y.C. (2014). Novel Adsorbent Hydrous Bismuth Oxide for Removal of Nitrate from Aqueous Solutions, Journal of Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, 19(2), 04014028-8. (SCI, IF 0.74)
 
15. Dhal, G.C. and Singh, P.K. (2014). Proposed Evaluation Methodology for Predicting Ground Water Contamination Potential from Storm Water Infiltration Activities. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 4 (2).1-7.
 
14. Verma, R. P; Srivastav, A. L; Ohri, A.; Singh, P.K; Banerjee, S.; Sharma, Y.C.; (2014). Application of GIS in ground water quality mapping for Varanasi city. Journal of the Indian Chemical Society, 91(9), 1687-1697. (Impact Factor: 0.173).
 
13. Srivastav, A.L., Singh, P.K., Srivastava, V., Sharma, Y.C. (2013). Adsorptive removal of arsenic, fluoride and nitrate from aqueous solutions: A Brief Review. Journal of Water Research, Photon 135, 237-256. (Impact Factor: 3.15)
 
12. Srivastav, A.L., Singh, P.K., Srivastava, V., Sharma, Y.C. (2013). Application of a new adsorbent for fluoride removal from aqueous solutions, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.04.017. (Impact Factor: 4.33)
 
11. Ohri, A. and Singh, P.K., (2013).GIS based Environmental Decision Support System for Municipal Landfill Site Selection. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Emerald Publication. 24 (5), p 583-598. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-08-2012-0056.
 
10. Srivastav, A. L., Dubey, V.K., Singh, P. K. and Sharma, Y. C. (2013). Safe ground water: I, contamination of ground water of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by nitrate, sulfates and alkalinity. Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 90 (7) 983-989. (Impact Factor: 0.145)
 
9. Dubey, V.K., Srivastav, A.L., Singh, P.K. and Sharma, Y.C. (2012). The nutrients level in middle Ganga basin, India. Journal of Applied Technology in Environmental Sanitation, 2 (2), 121-128.
 
8. Gaur, S., Singh, L.P., Singh,V. and Singh, P.K. (2012). Wavelet based multiscale scheme for two-dimensional advection–dispersion equation. Applied Mathematical Modelling. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2012.07.052.
 
7. Singh, P. K., Srivastav, A. L., Ghosh, D.K. and Sharma, Y. C. (2011). Preparation and Properties of Hydrous Bismuth Oxides for Nitrate Removal from Aqueous Solutions. Desalination and Water Treatment, Taylor and Francis UK, 40:1-3,144-152.
 
6. Ohri, A. and Singh, P.K. (2011). Error Involved in Estimation of Site Sensitivity Index for Landfilling. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 1(5), 757-770.
 
5. Srivastava, V., Singh, P.K., Weng, C.H. and Sharma, Y.C. (2011). Economically viable synthesis of Fe3O4 nanoparticles and their characterization, Polish Journal of Chemical Technology,13 (2), 1-5. (Impact Factor: 0.575)
 
4. Ohri, A. and Singh, P.K. (2010). Spatial Multi Criteria Analysis for Siting Industries. International Journal of Industrial Engineering Research & Development, 1 (1), 99-114.
 
3. Ohri, A. and Singh, P.K. (2010). GIS based Secondary Storage and Transportation System Planning for Municipal Solid Waste: a Case Study of Varanasi City. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 1(1), 108-130.
 
2. Ohri, A., and Singh, P.K., (2010). Development of Decision Support System for Municipal Solid Waste Management in India: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 1 (4), 440-453.
 
1. Singh, P.K., Sharma, Y.C., and Srivastav, A.L., (2010). Hydrous metal oxides for contaminants removal from ground water. Sci-fronts, IV (4), 2010.

Publications/ Participations in International Conferences:

8. P.K. Singh and Sonali Saxena (2017). Perspectives of River Health in India. International Conference on Recent Trends in Civil Engineering and Water Resource Engineering, Aug 10 – 11, 2017, Hyderabad, India.

7. P.K.Singh, S. Saxena and M.Ranjan (2017). A synoptic view of Ganga River Basin Management Plan (GRBMP) 2015 with special reference to Middle and Lower Segments. International Conference on Incessant Ganga, Feb. 25-26, 2017, WALMI Patna.

6. C. Nidhi, B. Sharma, P.K. Singh (2017). Energy value in biomass and plastic components of municipal solid waste. 18th International Conference on Envirotech, Cleantech & Greentech (ECG), 09 - 10 June 2017, Rome, Italy.

5. Ohri, A., and Singh, P.K. (2011). Decision Support Tool for Segregation of Municipal Solid Waste Management. 2ndInternational Conference on Solid Waste Management, Kolkata, India, 102 - 108.​ 

4. Singh, P.K. (2010). Permeable Reactive Barrier Technology for Ground water Denitrification in India,  Proceedings of 3rdInternational Perspective on Current and Future State of Water Resources and the EWRI of ASCE and the IIT, Madras, Jan. 5-7, 2010.

3. Ohri, A. and Singh, P.K. (2009). Landfill Site Selection Using Site Sensitivity Index - A case study of Varanasi City in India. 1st International Conference on Solid Waste Management,Kolkata, India, 31-38.

2. Ohri, A. and Singh, P.K. (2009). Landfill Site Selection for Municipal Solid Waste using Geographic Information System and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. 24thInternational Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 932-941. 

1. Singh, P.K. and Ohri, A. (2009).  Development of Environmental Decision Support System for Municipal Solid Waste Management in India. 24thInternational Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 210-221.

Book Published/Edited/ Book Chapters:

3. B.Vaish, P.Singh, P.K.Singh, and R.P. Singh. (2017). Biomethanation Potential of Algal Biomass (Chapter) p 331-346, Algal Biofuels: Recent advances and Future Prospects. Springer International Publishing AG 2017.
 
2. B.Vaish, A. Sarkar, P. Singh, P.K. Singh and R.P. Singh (2017).  Prospects of Biomethanation in Indian Urban Solid Waste: Stepping towards a Sustainable Future. p 1-27,  Recycling of Solid Waste for Biofuels and Biochemical. Springer Singapore.
 
1. Proceedings of Groundwater for Drinking: Issues and Options, (2011). Oxford Publishing House, Kolkatta, ISBN 81–86862-34–X, (Co-editor: Mr. Anurag Ohri).

Publications in National Conferences/Symposia/ Workshop:

12. P.K. Singh and R. Singh (2016). Domestic wastewater management in Varanasi-A review. National Workshop on “Sustainable Water management in India: Strategies and Issues’, Department of Water supply and Sanitation, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, April 18-19, 2016.

11. Ohri, A.  Singh,P.K.,  Maurya, S.P. , Mishra S. (2015). Sanitary Landfill Site Selection by Using Open Source Geographic Information System. National Conference on “Open Source GIS- Opportunities and Challenges”, Organised by Department of Civil Engineering, IIT (BHU), Oct.09-10, 2015.
 
10. P.K.Singh (2015). Options of Low Cost Sanitation. Key note address  at National Seminar on Low Cost Housing Models for Urban and Rural Areas of UP, Organized by Department of Technical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Department of Civil Engineering, HBTI, Kanpur, Nov.26, 2015.
 
9. Singh, P. K., Sharma, Y. C. and Srivastav, A. L. (2011). “Recent Advances in Nitrate removal Techniques from Water”, in National Conference on “Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (RACE-2011)”, held at Department of Civil Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi, Oct. 14-16, 2011, 37-47.
 
8. Singh, P.K., Sharma, Y.C., Srivastav, A. L. and Shukla, A. (2011). “Hydrous Bismuth Oxides (HBOs) for nitrate removal from water”, in National Conference on “Ground Water for Drinking-Issues and Options (GWD 2011)”, held at Department of Civil Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi, Feb. 11-13, 2011, 87-94.
 
7. Singh, P.K. and Shukla, A. (2011).Standard Methods for Nitrate Determination in Water - A Review”, in National Conference on “Ground Water for Drinking-Issues and Options (GWD 2011)”, held at Department of Civil Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi, Feb. 11-13, 2011, 79-86.
 
6. Singh, P.K. and Ranjan, M. (2011). “Effects of cationic ligands on fluoride removal from water by bismuth based media”’ in National Conference on “Ground Water for Drinking-Issues and Options (GWD 2011)”, held at Department of Civil Engineering, IT-BHU, Varanasi, Feb. 11-13, 2011, 67-71.
 
5. Ohri, A., Singh, P.K. and Bhardwaj, A.K.  (2011). Site Selection for Ground Water Recharge Using Treated Municipal Wastewaters- A Case Study of Varanasi (India), National Conference in Recent Advances in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi, India, 122-130.
 
4. Singh, P.K., Ohri, A. and Verma, R.P. (2011).  GIS based water quality mapping of Varanasi city. National Conference on Groundwater for Drinking: Issues and Options, Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi, India, 214-226.
 
3. Singh, P.K., Singh, B.N. and Ohri, A. (2009). Towards a Green Campus- A case study of Banaras Hindu University. National Conference on Recent Advances in Waste Management, Varanasi, India, 503-511.
 
2. Ohri, A. and Singh, P.K. (2009). Private sector participation in municipal solid waste management in India: observations and options. National Conference on Recent Advances in Waste Management, Varanasi, India, 141-149.
 
1. Singh, P.K. (2008). Nitrate removal methods from ground waters- issues and options, Proceedings of National Conference on Integrated Water and Wastewater Management (NCIWWM), Jadavpur University, Nov 20-22, 2008, 165-190.

Award/Prizes:
Excellence award for Technical Paper presentation in open category at 2nd International Conference on Solid Waste Management (IconSWM 2011), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, Nov. 9-11, 2011