Dr. Jai Prakash Kushwaha


Assistant Professor


Environmental Engineering; Separation Processes



Contact No.: +91-175-2393876


  • Separation Processes
  • Physico-chemical and Biological Treatment of Wastewater
  • Electro-catalytic Treatment of Wastewater
  • Adsorption
  • Liquid-Liquid Micro-extraction using green solvents

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ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9647-2421

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=yjMx97UAAAAJ&hl=en



J P Kushwaha did Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India in 2011, and was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, in May, 2011. He has served the Department of Chemical Engineering as co-ordinator of project semester and PG programme. J P Kushwaha has published 18 peer reviewed research papers and two book chapters. Currently, his H- index is 10 with 513 citations.

Research Projects

Title: Dairy industry wastewater treatment by continuous electrochemical method

Period: 24/05/2013 – 23/05/2014

Funding Agency: Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

Scheme: Seed Grant Project Programme

Publications and other Research Outputs


  1. Kumari P, Kushwaha J P, Sangal V K, Singh N, Dairy wastewater treatment in continuous stirred tank Electrochemical reactor (cster): parametric optimization and kinetics, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Accepted (2017), IF: 1.096
  2. Parminder Kaur, Jai Prakash Kushwaha, Vikas Kumar Sangal, Evaluation and disposability study of actual textile wastewater treatment by electro-oxidation method using ti/ruo2 anode, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 2017, 111, 13-22, IF: 2.905
  3. Mandal D K, Bhunia H, Bajpai P K, Kushwaha J P, Chaudhari Cr V, Dubey A K, Varshney L, Optimization of acrylic acid grafting onto polypropylene using response surface methodology and its biodegradability, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 2017, 132, 71-81, IF: 1.315
  4. Singh N, Kushwaha J P, Performance of Different Inert Gases in Production of Fuel Grade Ethanol by Diffusion Distillation, Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering, Accepted (2016), IF: 0.494
  5. Kushwaha J P, A review on sugar industry wastewater: sources, treatment, technologies, and reuse, Desalination and Water Treatment, 2015; 53 (2); 309-318, IF: 1.631
  6. Kaur P, Singh A P, Prince A K, Kushwaha J P, Optimization and evaluation of CBSOL LE red wool dye adsorption from aqueous solution onto commercial activated carbon, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 12/12; 3755-3766, IF: 1.915
  7. Kaur P, Sangal V K, Kushwaha J P, Modeling and evaluation of electro-oxidation of dye wastewater using artificial neural networks, RSC Advances, 2015; 5; 34663-34671, IF: 3.108
  8. Singh S, Kushwaha JP, Tannic acid adsorption/desorption study onto/from commercial activated carbon, Desalination and Water Treatment, 2014; 52 (16-18), 3301-3311, IF: 1.631
  9. Sangal VK, Mishra I M, Kushwaha JP, Electrocoagulation of soluble oil wastewater: parametric and kinetic study, Separation Science and Technology, 2013; 48/7: 1062-1072; IF: 1.106
  10. Mondal B, Srivastava VC, Kushwaha JP, Bhatnagar R, Singh S, Mall ID, Parametric and multiple response optimization for the electrochemical treatment of textile printing dye-bath effluent. Separation and Purification Technology, 2013; 109, 135-143; IF: 3.359
  11. Bansal S, Kushwaha JP, Sangal VK, Electrochemical treatment of RB 5 textile wastewater: Optimization, kinetics, and disposal study, Water Environment Research, 2013; 85/12: 2294-2306; IF: 0.910
  12. Rameshraja D, Srivastava VC, Kushwaha JP, Mall ID, Quinoline adsorption onto granular activated carbon and bagasse fly ash, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2012; 181-182: 343- 351; IF: 6.216
  13. Kushwaha JP, Srivastava VC, Mall ID, An overview of various technologies for the treatment of dairy wastewaters. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2011; 51/05: 442- 452; IF: 6.077
  14. Kushwaha JP, Srivastava VC, Mall ID, Studies on electrochemical treatment of dairy wastewater using aluminum electrode. AIChE Journal, 2011; 57/9: 2589-2598; IF: 2.836
  15. Kushwaha JP, Srivastava VC, Mall ID, Treatment of dairy wastewater by commercial activated carbon and bagasse fly ash: Parametric, kinetic and equilibrium modelling, disposal studies. Bioresource Technology, 2010; 101/10: 3474–3483; IF: 5.651
  16. Kushwaha JP, Srivastava VC, Mall ID, Treatment of dairy wastewater by inorganic coagulants: parametric and disposal studies. Water Research, 2010; 44/20: 5867-5874; IF: 6.942
  17. Kushwaha JP, Srivastava VC, Mall ID, Organics removal from dairy wastewater by electrochemical treatment and residue disposal. Separation and Purification Technology, 2010; 76/2: 198-205; IF: 3.3
  18. Sharma V, Srivastava VC, Kushwaha JP, Mall ID, Studies on biodegradation of resorcinol in sequential batch reactor. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 2010; 64/8: 764-768; IF: 2.962


  1. Saluja R, Sangal VK, Kushwaha JP, Preparation of Peanut Shell Adsorbent for the Removal of Reactive Dyes from Waste Water, International Journal of Environmental Research and development, 2013; 29-33
  2. Kushwaha JP, Srivastava VC, Mall ID, Sequential batch reactor for dairy wastewater treatment: parametric optimization; kinetics and waste sludge disposal, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2013; 1/4; 1036-1043

Awards and Honours

  1. “Outstanding contribution in reviewing” award in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the Journal awarded by the Journal of Environmental management, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands for 2015
  2. Name included in Marquis Who's Who in the World® 2016 (33rd Edition)
  3. MHRD Fellowship (Government of India), IIT Roorkee, Roorkee August, 2008-February, 2011
  4. Integrated scholarship for High School and Intermediate from the Government of Uttar Pradesh, India
  5. Session Co-Chair for a session in National Conference on “Advance Oxidation Processes”, Organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, and School of Energy and Environment, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, in collaboration with Society of Environmental chemistry and Allied Sciences(SECAS)
  6. Reviewer of various highly reputed journals

Description of Research Interests

Research interests of J P Kushwaha are in industrial wastewater treatment by both physico-chemical and biological methods including coagulation/flocculation, adsorption and advanced oxidation processes (Electro-catalytic oxidation). His research interest is also in separation processes, especially in Liquid-Liquid extraction and extractive distillation using green solvents