Latest highlights

 "IIT Kanpur develops National Air Quality Index"
 "Prof. Mukesh Sharma elected Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engg."
 "Prof. Sachchida Nand Tripathi awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences."
 "Drs. Purnendu Bose and Saumyen Guha and co-workers have published the paper “Impact of Addition of Amendments on the Degradation of DDT and Its Residues Partitioned on Soil” published in Chemosphere, Vol. 92, No. 7, pp. 811-820, 2013."
 "Dr. Tarun Gupta and co-workers have published the paper“Personal Exposure Measurement of Students to Various Microenvironments inside and outside the College Campus” published in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s10661-013-3413-y. "
 "Drs. Purnendu Bose and Saumyen Guha and co-workers have published the paper “Impact of Addition of Amendments on the Degradation of DDT and Its Residues Partitioned on Soil” published in Chemosphere, Vol. 92, No. 7, pp. 811-820, 2013."
 "Dr. Mukesh Sharma and co-workers have published the paper “Enhancing Confidence in Drinking Water Quality for Improved Risk Decisions” published in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, doi: 10.1080/10807039.2013. 828514. "
 "Dr. Saumyen Guha and co-workers have published the paper “Simultaneous Analysis of Endosulfan, Chlorpyrifos, and Their Metabolites in Natural Soil and Water Samples Using Gas Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry” published in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 185, No. 10, pp. 8451-8463, 2013. "
 "Dr. Saumyen Guha and co-workers have published the paper “Kinetics of the Biodegradation Pathway of Endosulfan in the Aerobic and Anaerobic Environments” published in Chemosphere, Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 567-573, 2013. "
 "Dr. Tarun Gupta and co-workers have published the paper “Editorial: Insight into Combustion Sources Affecting Our Indoor Environment and Health” published in Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013. "
 "Dr. Tarun Gupta and co-workers have published the paper “A Comparative Morphological Study of Primary and Aged Particles Emitted from a Biodiesel (B20) vis-à-vis Diesel Fuelled CRDI Engine” published in Aerosol and Air Quality Research, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2013.05.0162. "
 "Dr. Mukesh Sharma and co-workers have published the paper “Review Article: Ammonia in the atmosphere—A Review on Emission Sources, Atmospheric Chemistry and Deposition on Terrestrial Bodies” published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 8092-8131, 2013.” published in  "Dr. S.N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the paper “In Situ Detection of Electrified Aerosols in the Upper Troposphere and Stratosphere” published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 13, pp. 11187-11194, 2013. ” published in  "Dr. Tarun Gupta delivered invited talk entitled “Personal Exposure of a Panel of IITK Students to Inhalable PM Conducted in Two Major Seasons” (in Workshop on Climate Change and Its Impact on Human Health, New Delhi on November 26, 2013. ” published in  "Dr. S.N. Tripathi and co-workers have published the book chapter entitled “Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Aerosols” published in Aerosol Science: Technology and Applications, John Wiley, Chichester, UK. ” published in Chemosphere, Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 567-573, 2013. "


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EEM programme of IIT Kanpur is involved in various research activities related to Environment. The main areas of research are as follows:-

Water and Wastewater Treatment: Physico-chemical and Advanced oxidation processes for water and wastewater treatment, Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment, Abiotic remediation of groundwater resources, Bioremediation, Microbial Ecology, Fate and Transport of Heavy Metals in the subsurface.

Aerosol Properties and Regional Climate Change: Effect of aerosol properties on climate change, measurement of aerosol optical, physical, chemical and cloud condensation nuclei properties over the Indo-Gangetic basin; modeling their optical properties and effect on Earth radiation budget, Exploring linkages between global and regional climate changes.

Experimental: Chamber studies on emission of fine particle from anthropogenic sources and behavior in environment, Fog chamber studies to understand the role of ambient particles on fog life cycle, simulations of aerosol charging and electrical conductivities in planetary atmospheres.

Instrument design: Development of instruments for aerosol measurement, engineering control of particles in ambient and indoor settings. PM1 and PM2.5 samplers designed, developed and evaluated at IITK.

Modeling and simulation of environmental systems: Air quality modeling and management, Fate processes of organic pollutants and parameter estimation, physico-chemical characterization of atmospheric pollutants, size segregated distribution of pollutants on suspended particles, source apportionment of pollutants, impact of agricultural activities on air quality, nutrient uptake by plants, soft computing techniques for air quality modeling and management, Knowledge extraction from satellite data, personal exposure assessment and health effects of inhaled particles.