Dr. Anita Rajor
Associate Professor

  

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Environmental Microbiology & Bioremediation

Email:

arajor@thapar.edu

Biography

I started my journey at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in the year 1991. 8 students have done Ph.D. under my supervision. 8 projects, funded by public organizations, have been successfully done under my investigator- ship. Now I am working on Adsorption of pharmaceutical wastes and Use of biomedical ash in concrete.

Research Tags/ Areas:

Bioremediation, Use of microbes in construction

Research Projects:

 
Year of Funding Sponsoring Organisation Title of Project Fund (lakh) Status

2012

UGC (PI)

Influence of bacteria on compressive strength and permeability of fly ash concrete

7.6

Completed

2012

DST (Co-PI)

Utilization of cement kiln dust in concrete after removal of alkalinity and metal toxicity with microbes.

27

Completed

2011

CSIR (Co-PI)

Utilization of Fungal treated waste foundry sand concrete

20

Completed

2008

DBT (Co-PI)

Bioprospecting for Muscodor spp. industrially important endophytic genus in India

22

Completed

2008

AICTE (PI)

A Development of biodegradable polymeric blends for packaging applications

14

Completed

2008

Thapar University, Patiala (PI)

Studies on Biodegradation of Plastics

1

Completed

Membership of Professional Societies

Patent

Research Publications

  • Rachan Karmakar, Krishnendu Kundu, Anita Rajor (2018). Fuel properties and emission characteristics of biodiesel produced from unused algae grown in India. Petroleum Science. 15 (2). 385- 395.
  • Rachan Karmakar, Anita Rajor, Krishnendu Kundu, Nitin Kumar (2018). Production of biodiesel from unused algal biomass in Punjab, India. Petroleum Science. 15 (1). 164-175.
  • Rajender Singh, OP Ahlawat, Anita Rajor (2017). Decolourization of Textile Dyes by Ligninolytic Fungi Isolated from Spent Mushroom Substrate. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences. 6(5). 53-66.
  • Rafat Siddique, A. Jameel, Malkil Singh, D. Barnat-Hunek, Kunal, A. Aït-Mokhtar, R. Belarbi, Anita Rajor (2017). Effect of bacteria on strength, permeation characteristics and micro-structure of silica fume concrete. Construction and Building Materials. 142. 92-100.
  • Rafat Siddique, K. Singh, Kunal, Malkil Singh, V. Covinadaldessi, Anita Rajor (2016). Properties of bacterial rice husk ash concrete. Construction and building materials. 121. 112-119.
  • Kunal, Rafat Siddique, Anita Rajor, Malkil Singh (2016). Influence of bacterial treated cement kiln dust on strength and permeability of concrete. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.
  • Kunal, Anita Rajor, Rafat Siddique (2016). Bacterial Treatment of Alkaline Cement Kiln Dust by using Bacillus halodurans strain KG1. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 47: 1-9.
  • Rafat Siddique, Vasu Nanda, Kunal, El-Hadj Kadri, M Iqbal Khan, Malkit Singh, Anita Rajor (2016). Influence of bacteria on compressive strength and permeation properties of concrete made with cement baghouse filter dust. Construction and Building Materials, 106: 461-469.
  • Teena Sharma, Amrit Pal Toor, Anita Rajor (2015). Photocatalytic degradation of imidacloprid in soil: Application of response surface methodology for optimization of parameters. RSC Advances, 5 (32): 25059-25065
  • Teena Sharma, Anita Rajor , Amrit Pal Toor (2015). Potential of Enterobacter sp. strain ATA1 on imidacloprid degradation in soil microcosm: Effects of various parameters. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 34 (5): 1291-1297
  • Teena Sharma, Anita Rajor, Amrit Pal Toor (2014). Degradation of Imidacloprid in liquid by Enterobacter sp. strain ATA1 using co-metabolism. Bioremediation Journal, 18 (3): 227-235.
  • Kunal, Rafat Siddique, Anita Rajor (2014). Strength and Microstructure Analysis of Bacterial Treated Cement Kiln Dust Mortar. Construction and Building Materials, 63: 49-55. Kunal, Rafat Siddique, Anita Rajor (2014). Influence of bacterial treated cement kiln dust on the properties of concrete. Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 52, 42-51.
  • Kunal, Anita Rajor, Rafat Siddique (2013). Biological treatment of alkaline cement kiln dust by using alkalitolerant bacteria. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, Vol. 7, Pages 1933-1942.
  • Gurdeep Kaur, Rafat Siddique, Anita Rajor (2013). Influence of Fungus on Properties of Concrete Made With Waste Foundry Sand. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 25, 2013, Pages 484-490.
  • Kaur, G., Siddique, R., Rajor, A., Micro- Structural and Metal Leachate Analysis of Concrete Made With Fungal Treated Waste Foundry Sand,” Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), Vol. 38, Jan 2013, pp. 94-100.
  • Singh,R; Ahlawat, OP; Rajor, A (2013). Potential of spent substrate of Pleurotus sajor-caju for Methyl violet 2B decolorization. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 7 (2), 1099-1106.
  • Chahal, N., Siddique, R., and Rajor, A., “Influence of Bacteria on the Compressive Strength, Water Absorption and Rapid Chloride Permeability of Concrete Incorporating Silica Fume,” Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), Vol. 37, Dec 2012, pp. 645-651.
  • Singh,R; Ahlawat, OP; 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, 217-225.
  • Kharub. M., Rajor. A. and Mittal. S.K. (2012). Fly-ash sewage sludge mixture as a barrier of heavy metal leaching. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. 16: 22-27.
  • Rajor. A., Xaxa. M., Mehta. R. and Kunal. (2012). An overview on characterization, utilization and leachate analysis of biomedical waste incinerator ash. Journal of Environmental Management. 108: 36-41.
  • Kunal, Siddique, R. and Rajor, A. (2012). Use of cement kiln dust in cement concrete and its leachate characteristics. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 61: 59-68.
  • Kaur. G., Siddique. R. and Rajor. A. (2012). Properties of concrete containing fungal treated waste foundry sand. Construction and Building Materials. 29: 82-87.
  • 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: 351-356.
  • Singh. G., Bhunia. H., Rajor. A., Chaudhary. V. (2011). Thermal properties and degradation characteristics of polylactide, linear low density polyethylene, and their blends. Polymer Bulletin. 66: 939-953.
  • Siddique. R., Kaur. G. and Rajor. A. (2010). Waste foundry sand and its leachate characteristics. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 54: 1027-1036.
  • Singh. G., Bhunia. H., Rajor. A., Jana. R.N. and Chaudhary. V. (2010). Mechanical properties and morphology of polylactide linear low density polyethylene and their blends. J of Applied Polymer Science 118 : 496-502.
  • Rajor. A and Singh. R (2009). Colour removal of distillery waste by Saccharomyces in combination with fungal strains. Asian journal of chemistry.21(9) 7032-7040.
  • Rajor A, Jaggi A.K. and Garg R.P. (2004) Respirometric study of corn steep liquor. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. 8(3) 64-76.
  • Rajor A, Parveen Kalia and Mathur R.P. (2002) Polishing of treated spentwash by fungal strains. Research journal of Chemistry & Environment. 7(2) 57-75.
  • Rajor A., Sharma B., Sood V.K. and Ramamurthy V. (1996). A saw dustderived soil conditioner promotes plant growth and improves water holding capacity of different types of soils. Journal of Industrial Microbiology. 16: 237-240.
  • Rajor A., Sharma R.K., and Kothari, R.M. (1996). Bamboo borer dust as a rich source of Glucose – 1-Phosphate. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 61, 315-319.
  • Rajor A., Sharma R.K., and Kothari (1994). Anaerobic treatment of prehydrolysate generation during the manufacture of rayon grade pulp. Technovation. 14(8): 549-557.
  • Rajor A., Kothari R.M., and Garg R.P. (1992). Optimal anaerobic digestion of high BOD wastes with an acclimatized seed culture combination. International Journal Environmental Pollution. 1, 57-64.
  • Dhala S.A. and Rajor A., (1989) Biogas production from vegetable waste at mesophillic and sub mesophillic temperature. Journal of Environmental Biology. 10(3), 327-335.

Books/ Book Chapters

Books

  • Practical method for Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology (2002). Krishna Prakashanan Media (P) Ltd. Meerut (India).
  • • Experimental Methods for General and Environmental Chemistry (2005) Standard Publishers and Distributors. New Delhi.

Book Chapters

  • Karmakar R., Rajor A., Kundu K. (2019). Biodiesel Production from Unused Mixed Culture of Algae. Waste Valorisation and Recycling (In: Ghosh S. (eds)). Springer. 273-279.
  • Rajender Singh, OP Ahlwat, Anita Rajor (2018). Ligninolytic enzyme production by microbes and their role in textile dye decolorization. Handbook of Textile Effluent Remediation. Pp. 127-157.
  • Bulbul Gupta, Kunal, Anita Rajor, Jaspreet Kaur (2017), Isolation, Characterisation of Novel Pseudomonas and Enterobacter sp. from Contaminated Soil of Chandigarh for Naphthalene Degradation. Utilization and Management of Bioresources. Springer, Singapore. pp. 175- 186.
  • Sumesh Ajnabi, Dinesh Goyal, Anita Rajor, Shanditya K (2013), pretreatment of cellulosic biomass for better yield of bioethanol production. Advances in Building Energy Research.
  • Kunal, Anita Rajor and Rafat Siddique (2014) Biological remediation of alkaline cement kiln dust for sustainable environment. In: Industrial, medical and environmental applications of microorganisms - Current status and trends. A. Méndez-Vilas (Ed.). Wageningen Academic Publishers, Netherlands. pp. 52-58.
  • Kunal, Anita Rajor and Rafat Siddique (2012). Green technology for the treatment of highly alkaline cement industry waste. In: Energy – Water – Waste Nexus for Environmental Management. Devi R, Kidwai K, Rose PK and Saran AK (Eds.). Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. Pp: 21-25.
  • Anita Rajor and Kunal (2012). An overview on the utilization and leachate analysis of bio-medical waste incinerator ash. In: Energy – Water – Waste Nexus for Environmental Management. Devi R, Kidwai K, Rose PK and Saran AK (Eds.). Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. Pp: 193-198.
  • Monika Kharub, Anita Rajor and Susheel K Mittal (2012). Leaching of heavy metals from fly ash – sewage sludge mixtures at different pH and washings. In: Energy – Water – Waste Nexus for Environmental Management. Devi R, Kidwai K, Rose PK and Saran AK (Eds.). Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. Pp: 172-175.