Dr. Anoop Verma

  

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Waste-water Treatment (AOP), Eco-sanitation, Composite materials for water/waste water treatment

Email:

anoop.kumar@thapar.edu

Area of interest

Waste-water Treatment (AOP), Eco-sanitation, Composite materials for water/waste water treatment

Biography

Dr.Anoop Verma is working as Associate Professor at School of Energy and Environment, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India. He received his M. Tech. (Environment) as well as PhD from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India. Dr. Anoop Verma has 16 years of experience in the field of wastewater treatment using novel composite materials incorporating dual effects. Current research envisages the investigation of inexpensive composite materials (Fe-TiO2 composite) incorporating in-situ dual effect by coupling photocatalysis and photo-Fenton for the degradation of pharmaceutical wastewater using waste materials like foundry sand and fly-ash as a substitute for iron source. Scale-up studies (pilot-scale reactors) with these composite materials with nano-catalyst coating for anti-bacterial properties subsequently used for water disinfection studies. Presently, the research groups at Thapar University, Patiala are also actively involved in the designing of bioreactors using engineering modifications to enhance fermentative productivity for validating the concept of producing value-added product from community food waste.

Research Projects

B. National Projects

S.No Project Title Sponsoring Agency Status
1 Sonophotocatalytic treatment of pesticides over TiO2 photocatalyst using immersion well reactor DRDO Completed
2 Demineralization studies of pesticides using Advanced Oxidation Processes AICTE Completed
3 Fluidized bed catalytic reactor for the Degradation of Pharmaceutical active compounds (PAH) using batch reactor IEI Completed
4 Sonophotocatalytic treatment of wastewater From pharma Industry UGC Completed

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  • 1. The Indian Society for Technical Education – Life Member
  • 2. The Indian Society of Environmental Chemistry and Allied Sciences (SECAS) –Life Member
  • 3. Institution of Engineers India- Fellow Member
Publications and other Research Outputs SCI: 33 Non-SCI: 04

Awards and Honours

  • 2017-2019 Member, Board of studies (M.Sc. Environment Sciences and Solid waste management), Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • 2012 “Shikhsa Rattan Puraskar” 2012 by India International friendship society at New Delhi
  • 2009 Young Engineer award 2009 in the field of Environmental Engg presented by Institution of Engineers of India, Orissa state centre
  • 2016 Journal of Environmental Science and Renewable Resources (Editorial Board)
  • 2016 Current World Environment (Editorial Board)

Description of research interest

Please refer to the listed projects