Dr. Anoop Verma



Associate Professor


Waste-water Treatment using Advanced Oxidation Processes




Dr. Anoop Verma is working as an Associate Professor at School of Energy and Environment, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, India. He completed his B.E. (Chemical Engineering) in 2000, the M.Tech (Env. Sc. & Tech.) in 2004 and Ph.D. degree (Env. Engg.) in 2014. He has executed various R&D projects in the area of waste water treatment using Advanced Oxidation Processes. His research group is actively involved in designing solar reactors employing dual effect of photocatalysis and photo-Fenton for the treatment of real industry effluents. He has been executing research collaborations with foreign universities in terms of joint PhD supervision, joint publications and research projects.

Research Tags/ Areas:

  • Advanced Oxidation Technologies using novel composite materials
  • Pilot-scale solar reactors for water treatment/disinfection
  • Eco-sanitation
  • Solid-waste Management

Research Projects

Funding Agency Title Grant Amount Duration


Sonophotocatalytic treatment of wastewater From pharma Industry 

Rs. 1,00,000



Demineralization studies of pesticides using Advanced Oxidation Processes

Rs. 10, 00,000



Sonophotocatalytic treatment of pesticides over TiO2 photocatalyst using immersion well reactor

Rs. 4, 00,000



Fluidized bed catalytic reactor for the Degradation of Pharmaceutical active compounds (PAH) using batch reactor



Rs. 1, 00,000


Membership of Professional Societies

  • Life Member of The Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Life Member of The Indian Society of Environmental Chemistry and Allied Sciences (SECAS)
  • Fellow member of IEI (membership no. M-146278-9)

Patent: NA

Research Publications (SCI only)

  • Najmeh Ahmadpour, Mohammad Hossein Sayadi, Anoop Verma, Borhan Mansouri, Ultrasonic degradation of ibuprofen from the aqueous solution in the presence of titanium dioxide nanoparticles/hydrogen peroxide, 2019, 145, 291-299, (Impact factor = 1.383) (ISSN 1944-3994)
  • Steffi Talwar, Vikas Sangal and Anoop Verma In-situ dual effect of novel Fe-TiO2 composite for the degradation of phenazone, Separation and Purification Technology, 2019, 211, 391-400. (Impact factor 3.927) (ISSN: 1383-5866)
  • Palak Bansal, Anoop Verma, Charu Mehta and Vikas Kumar Sangal, Potential use of waste foundry sand in dual process (photocatalysis and photo-Fenton) for the effective removal of phenazone from water: Slurry and fixed-bed approach, Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, 233, 793-801. (Impact factor 4.005) (ISSN: 0301-4797)
  • o Palak Bansal, Anoop Verma, Applications of sunlight responsive Fe-Ag-TiO2 composite incorporating in-situ dual effect for the degradation of pentoxifylline, Materials Science & Engineering B, 2018, 236-237, 197-207. (Impact factor 3.316) (ISSN: 0921-5107)
  • Shivani Agnihotri, Parminder Kaur, Alok Garg, Vikas Sangal, Anoop Verma, "Parametric Study for the Treatment of Simulated Cetirizine wastewater using Electrochemical Methods: Optimization and Cost Analysis", Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2018, 165(11), E556-E562, (Impact factor 3.662) (ISSN: 0013-4651)
  • Palak Bansal, Anoop Verma, N, Ag co-doped TiO2 mediated modified in-situ dual process (modified photocatalysis and photo-Fenton) in fixed-mode for the degradation of Cephalexin under solar irradiations, 2018, Chemosphere, 212, 611-619. (Impact factor = 4.427) (ISSN 0045-6535)
  • Palak Bansal, Anoop Verma, Pilot-scale single-step reactor combining photocatalysis and photo-Fenton aiming at faster removal of Cephalexin, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018, 195, 540-551. (Impact factor: 5.651) ( ISSN: 0959-6526)
  • Palak Bansal, Anoop Verma and Steffi Talwar, Detoxification of real pharmaceutical wastewater by integrating photocatalysis and photo-Fenton in fixed-mode, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 349, 838-848. (Impact factor: 6.735) ( ISSN: 1385-8947)
  • Anoop Verma, Gurpreet Kaur, Palak Bansal, Saurabh Gupta and Vikas Kumar Sangal, Fly-ash incorporated slurry and fixed-bed approach for heterogeneous solar photo-Fenton degradation of isoproturon, Environmental progress and sustainable energy, 2018, 37 (6), 1901-1907. (Impact factor = 1.326) (ISSN 1944-7450)
  • Palak Bansal, Anoop Verma, Jayishnu Singla, Charu Mehta and Amrit pal Toor, "Assessment of integrated binary process by coupling photocatalysis and photo-Fenton for the removal of Cephalexin from aqueous solution" Journal of Materials Science, 2018, 53, 7326-7343. (Impact factor: 2.993) ( ISSN: 1573-4803).

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Books/ Book Chapters

  • Anoop Verma and Dr. Vasundhara Singh, “Solar Photocatalytic Treatment of Actual Wastewater from Textile Industry: Enhancing biodegradability”, Technologies and Management for Sustainable Biosystems, Nova Science Publishers, pp 35-49 New York, 2009.
  • Verma A., Toor A.P., Bansal P., Sangal V., Sobti A. (2019), TiO2-Assisted Photocatalytic Degradation of Herbicide 4-Chlorophenoxyacetic Acid: Slurry and Fixed-Bed Approach. In: Agnihotri A., Reddy K., Bansal A. (eds) Sustainable Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 133-143, vol 30. Springer, Singapore
  • Kaur M., Verma A., Setia H., Toor A.P. (2019), Comparative Study on the Photocatalytic Degradation of Paraquat Using Tungsten-Doped TiO2 Under UV and Sunlight. In: Agnihotri A., Reddy K., Bansal A. (eds) Sustainable Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 145-155, vol 30. Springer, Singapore
  • Singh R., Kumar V., Verma A., Sobti A., Toor A.P. (2019), Photocatalytic Activity of Bi-doped TiO2 for Phenol Degradation Under UV and Sunlight Conditions. In: Agnihotri A., Reddy K., Bansal A. (eds) Sustainable Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 201-212, vol 30. Springer, Singapore
  • Talwar S., Chaudhary P., Sangal V.K., Verma A. (2019), Study of Degradation of Pharmaceutical Drug Cetirizine Using TiO2 Photocatalysis. In: Agnihotri A., Reddy K., Bansal A. (eds) Sustainable Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 303-310, vol 30. Springer, Singapore

Description of Research Interest

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 Institute, 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.