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Brijesh Kumar Yadav
Head Of Department
brijesh.yadav[at]hy.iitr.ac.in
+91-1332-284755
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Research Interests
Remediation of Soil-water systems, Bioremediation of NAPL, PRB, Phytoremediation of heavy metals, Vadose zone Modeling, Plant water and solute uptake modeling, Groundwater Modeling, Numerical simulations, Nitrate and arsenic movement in Subsurface, MODFLOW, HYDRUS, Multiple Phase Flow, CO2 Sequestration and risk assessment
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Educational Details
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
An efficient aquifer storage method for enhanced recovery of recharged freshwater in saline regions 15 Oct 2020 Managed Aquifer Recharge and Recovery 59.76 DST
Sediment Study and Management of Soil Erosion in the Mat River Catchment 15 Jan 2021 Management of soil water in Jhoom (shifting ) cultivated area It is a purpose driven study (PDS) sponsored by NHP through Government of Mizoram 50 lacs Govt. of Mizoram Prof. Sumit Sen
In-situ bioremediation of NAPLs within Baddi-Barotiwala Nalagarh (BBN) Industrial area 01 Jan 2018 In-situ bioremediation of NAPLs within Baddi-Barotiwala Nalagarh (BBN) Industrial area Bilateral project 16.7 Lacs Indo-UK NIL
Bioremediation of LNAPL polluted land under (semi)-arid coastal environment conditions 01 Jan 2011 Remediation of polluted sites Started at IIT Delhi in 2011 and transferred to IIT Roorkee in 2012 73 lacs DST NIL
Hydrological Survey for sitting of tube wells in Nainital 01 Jan 2017 Hydrological Survey for sitting of tube wells in Nainital 8.2 Lacs State Irrigation Department NIL
Future Secular Changes & Remediation of Groundwater Arsenic in the Ganga River Basin 01 Jan 2018 Future Secular Changes & Remediation of Groundwater Arsenic in the Ganga River Basin 370 lacs Indo-UK Dr Himanshu Joshi
Multidimensional soil water flow and nonpoint source pollutant movement through deep and heterogeneo 01 Jan 2013 Multidimensional soil water flow and nonpoint source pollutant movement through deep and heterogeneo FIG 9.5 Lacs MHRD NIL
Hydro-geological monitoring and analysis of groundwater in and around Lalitpur thermal power plant 01 Jan 2017 Hydro-geological monitoring and analysis of groundwater in and around Lalitpur thermal power plant 2.3 Spatial Geotech Pvt. Ltd. Dr D S Arya
In-situ Arsenic sequestration using engineered nanomaterials 01 Jan 2016 In-situ Arsenic sequestration using engineered nanomaterials 30.37 lacs DST Dr Himanshu Joshi
Reactive Transport Modelling for Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) in Porous Media 01 Jan 2017 Reactive Transport Modelling for Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) in Porous Media 19.8 Lacs CCTech NIL
Hydrogeology study and groundwater quantification of Mirzapur Thermal Power Plant, UP 01 Jan 2018 Hydrogeology study and groundwater quantification of Mirzapur Thermal Power Plant, UP 9.44 Lacs Adani Group NIL




Publications
  1. Krishan, G, Sejal, P., Bhagwat, A. Prasad,G., Yadav, B. K., Kumar, C.P, et al. (2021) Role of Major Ions in Aquifer Salinization – a Case Study From a Semi-Arid Region of Haryana, India, Water (Accepted), (IF=2.5) Q1
  2. Verma, A., Yadav*B. K., Singh, N. B. (2021) Hydrochemical exploration and assessment of groundwater quality in part of the Ganga-Gomti Fluvial Plain in northern India, Elsevier- Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 13 (2021) 100560, (IF=3.00) Q1
  3. Thomas, A, Yadav*, B, K, and Simunek, J (2020) “Root water uptake under heterogeneous soil moisture conditions: An experimental study for unraveling compensatory root water uptake and hydraulic redistribution” Plant and Soil, 457(1), 421-435, (IF=3.39) Q1
  4. Pal, P., Pal, P., Nakashima, K. and Yadav, B. K., (2020) “Applications of Chitosan in Environmental Remediation: A Review”, Chemosphere, 2020, 128934 (IF=5.778) Q1
  5. Krishan G, Prasad G, Anjali A, Kumar C P, Patidar N, Yadav B K, Kansal M L,  Singh S, Sharma LM,  A Bradley A, Verma S K (2020) “Identifying the seasonal variability in source of groundwater salinization using deuterium excess- a case study from Mewat, Haryana, India” Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies31, 100724 (IF= 3.21Q1
  6. Ranjan, S, Yadav, B. K., and Joshi, H (2020) Development of nZVI-Pumice/Zeolite Composites for Effective Removal of Arsenic (III) from Aqueous Solution, ASCE's Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste,24(3), 04020014 (IF= 1.120)Q2
  7. Basu, S, Yadav. B. K., Mathur, S., and Gupta P. K. (2020) “In Situ Bioremediation of LNAPL Polluted Vadose Zone: Integrated Column and Wetland Study”, CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water, 48, 2000118.  (IF=1.580)  Q2
  8. Sachi, Yadav B. K., Rahman, M. A., Pal, M. (2020) “Migration of CO₂ through carbonate cores: effect of salinity, pressure and cyclic brine-CO₂ injection” ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 146(2), 04019114 (IF=1.657) Q2
  9. Gupta, P.K. and Yadav, B. K. (2020) “Three-dimensional Laboratory Experiments on Fate and Transport of Light NAPL under Varying Groundwater Flow Conditions”. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 146(4), 04020010 (IF=1.657Q2
  10. Verma, A, Yadav, B K, and Singh N. B. (2020) “Hydrochemical monitoring of groundwater quality for drinking and irrigation use in Rapti Basin” Springer Nature, SN Applied Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-2267-5
  11. Verma, A, Yadav, B K, and Singh N. B. (2020) “Data on the assessment of Groundwater Quality in Gomti-Ganga alluvial plain of Northern India” Data in Brief, 30, 105660, Elsevier (IF 0.970)
  12. G. Veeraswamy, Balaji, E., Nagaraju, A., and Yadav, B. K. (2019) Multivariate Statistical Approach for Evaluating Groundwater Quality in Sathyavedu Area, Chittoor District (Andhra Pradesh, India), The Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, 23(4), 323-332
  13. Krishan G, Ghosh, N C, Kumar C P, Sharma LM, Yadav B K, Kansal M L,  Singh S, Verma S K, Prasad, G (2020) “Understanding stable isotope systematics of salinity aAected groundwater in Mewat, Haryana, India” Journal of Earth System Science, 129, 109 (2020). (IF 1.104) Q2
  14. Minkina, T., Sushkova, S.,  Yadav, B. K., Rajput, V., Mandzhieva, S., Nazarenko, O. (2019) Accumulation and transformation of benzo[a]pyrene in Haplic Chernozem under artificial contamination, Environmental Geochemistry and Health42, 24852494  (IF 3.662) Q1
  15. Gupta P.K., Yadav, B., Yadav B. K., (2019) “Assessment of LNAPL in Subsurface under Fluctuating Groundwater Table using 2D Sand Tank Experiments”. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 145 (9), 04019048 (IF 1.657) Q2
  16. Minkina, T., Sushkova, S., Konstantinova, E., Yadav, B. K., Mandzhieva, S., Konstantinov, A., et al. (2019). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban soils within the different land use: A case study of Tyumen, Russia. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds. 40(4), 1251-1265 (IF 1.894) Q3
  17. Deryabkina I, Antonenko E, Nazarenko O, Yadav B K, Hakki E, Minkina T, S Sushkova (2018) Environmental pollution of soil with PAHs in energy producing plants zone, Science of the Total Environment, Vol 655, 232-241. (IF 6.551) Q1
  18. Mustapha I. H., Gupta P.K., Yadav B.K., J.J.A van Bruggen and P. N. L. Lens, (2018). “Performance evaluation of duplex constructed wetlands for the treatment of diesel contaminated wastewater”. Chemosphere, Vol 205, 166-177 (IF 5.108) Q1
  19. Yadav, B., Mathur, S., Ch., Sudheer, Yadav, B. K. (2018) “Data Based Modeling Approach for Variable Density Flow and Solute Transport Simulation in a Coastal Aquifer”. Hydrological Sciences Journal; 63(2), 210-226 (IF 2.186) Q1
  20. Yadav, B., Mathur, S., Ch., Sudheer, Yadav, B. K. (2018) “Simulation-optimization approach for the consideration of well clogging during cost estimation of in-situ bioremediation system”. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering; 23(3), 04018001. (IF 1.56) Q1
  21. Krishan, G., Chandniha, S.K.,  Lohani, A. K., Yadav, B. K., Arora, N. K., Singh, S., Kumar, C. P., Sharma, L. M., and Bhardwaj, A. K. (2018) “Assessment of Heavy Metals in Relation to Soil Pollution at Mewat, Haryana, India”  Current World Environment; 13 (3), 299-306
  22. Jahangeer, Gupta P.K., Yadav B. K., (2017) “Transient water flow and Nitrate Movement Simulation in Partially Saturated Zone”. ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 143(12): 04017048. (IF 1.340) Q1
  23. Priyanka, Krishan G, Sharma L. M, Yadav B. K., Ghosh N. C. (2016) Analysis of Water Level Fluctuations and TDS Variations in the Groundwater at Mewat (Nuh) District, Haryana (India). Current World Environment, 11(2), 388-398.
  24. Basu, S, Yadav. B. K., and Mathur, S. (2015) “Enhanced Bioremediation of BTEX Contaminated Groundwater in Pot-Scale Wetlands”. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(24), 20041-20049 (IF 3.306) Q2
  25. Yadav, B. K., and Junaid, S (2014) “Groundwater vulnerability assessment to contamination using soil moisture flow and solute transport modelling” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 141(7), 1-11. (IF 1.340) Q1
  26. Yadav, B. K., Verma, M., and Singhal, D.C. (2014) “Pollution Risk Assessment of Groundwater of an Intermontane Watershed using GIS based Index Approach”. Hydrology Journal, 37(1-5), 1-77.
  27. Yadav, B. K., Ansari, F.A., Basu, S., and Mathur, A.  (2013) “Remediation of LNAPL contaminated groundwater using plant-assisted biostimulation and bioaugmentation methods, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 225:1793-1801 (IF 1.769) Q2
  28. Yadav, B. K., Hassanizadeh, S. M. and Rajbhandari, S. (2012) “Biodegradation of toluene under seasonal and diurnal fluctuations of soil-water temperature conditions”, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 223(7), 3579-3588 (IF 1.769Q2
  29. Jhajharia D., Yadav, B. K., Maske, S., and Kar, A.K. (2012) “Identification of trends in rainfall, rainy days and 24 hours maximum rainfall over sub-tropical Assam in Northeast India” Elsevier J. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 344(1), 1-13 (IF 1.91) Q1
  30. Yadav, B. K. and Hassanizadeh, S. M (2011) “An Overview of Biodegradation of LNAPL-polluted Coastal Regions in (Semi)-arid Environment” Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 220 (1-4), 225-239 (IF 1.769) Q2
  31. Yadav, B. K., Siebel, M. A. and van Bruggen J. J. A.  (2011). “Rhizofiltration of a Heavy Metal Containing Wastewater using the Wetland Plant Carex pendula” CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, 39 (5), 467–474 (IF 1.580) Q2
  32. Yadav, B. K., Mathur, S. and Siebel, M. A. (2009). “Soil moisture dynamics modeling considering the root compensation mechanism for water uptake by plants” ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 14(9), 913-922 (IF 1.56) Q1
  33. Yadav, B. K., Mathur, S. and Siebel, M. A. (2009). “Soil Moisture Flow Modeling with Water Uptake by Plants (Wheat) under Varying Soil and Moisture Conditions” ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 135(3), 375-381, (IF 1.340) Q1 
  34. Mathur, S and Yadav, B. K. (2009). “Phytoextraction Modeling of Heavy Metal (Lead) Contaminated Site using Maize (Zea mays)” ASCE Practice periodical of hazardous toxic and radioactive waste management, 13(4), 229-238 (Q2)
  35. Yadav, B. K. and Mathur, S. (2008). “Modeling Soil Water Extraction by Plants Using Non-Linear Dynamic Root Density Distribution Function” ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 134 (4), 430-436. (IF 1.340Q1
  36. Yadav, B. K., Keshari, A. K. (2007). “A Coupled Mathematical Water and Salt Balance Model of Flat Bay” Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, 4(2), 49-55. (Q3)
  37. Yadav, B. K. and Mathur, S. (2006) "Modeling of Environmental Phytoextraction in the Vadose Zone" Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 26(7), 593-598.
  38. Keshari, A. K. and Yadav, B. K. (2005) "Inflow Forecasting for Flat Bay, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Using Artificial Neural Networks" Hydrology Journal, IAH, 28(3),1-15. 
Books
  1. Shachi, Gupta P. K., Yadav B. K. (2019), “Aspects of CO2 injection in geological formations and its risk assessment”. Chapter 4, Environmental Contaminants: Ecological Implications and Management, Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7904-8
  2. Gupta P.K., Yadav B.K. (2019), “Impact of climatic variability on subsurface water resources”. In Climate Change and Hydrology-Science, Impacts and Adaptation to be published by Springer. In Press
  3. Gupta P.K and Yadav B.K., (2017). “Bioremediation of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPLS) Polluted Soil and Water Resources”. Chapter 8, Environmental Pollutants and their Bioremediation Approaches, ISBN 9781138628892, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Florida, USA.
  4. S. Basu, B. K. Yadav, and S. Mathur (2017) Modeling engineered bioremediation of BTEX contaminated water in treatment wetlands in Wetland Science: ‘Perspectives from South Asia’, Springer, ISBN 978-81-322-3715-0, 468-488
  5. Gupta P.K., Yadav B.K., (2017), “Effects of climatic variation on dissolution of LNAPL pollutants in subsurface environment”. Chapter 8, Climate Change Resource Conservation and Sustainability Strategies, ISBN 9789384871086, DBH Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi
  6. Gupta P.K., Abhishek, Yadav B.K., (2017), “Impact of hydrocarbon pollutants on partially saturated soil media in batch system: Morphological analysis using SEM techniques”. Chapter 5, Water Quality Management; Water Science and Technology, Vol. 79, Springer.
  7. Jahangeer, Gupta P.K., Yadav B.K., (2017), “Spatial and Temporal Nitrate Transport in Deep Heterogeneous Vadose Zone of India’s Alluvial Plain” Chapter 14, Groundwater; Water Science and Technology Library, ISBN 978-981-10-5788-5, Vol. 79, Springer
Honors And Awards
Honors
DST, Government of India
2011
Ramanujan Fellow
Loughborough University UK
2018
Institute Advanced Study (IAS) by Lough borough University, UK
Government of Gujarat, India
2018
Member of Research Advisory Group (RAG) of Gujarat Environmental Management Institute (GEMI)
UNESCO-IHE Delft
2006
EU-Asia Link Researcher
Students
SuperVisions
Plant-assisted Bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil-water system
01 Jul 2011 - 18 Jan 2016
Other Supervisors: Prof. Shashi Mathur, Scholar: Ms Shreejita Basu
Groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling in variably saturated heterogeneous zone
01 Jan 2013 - 14 Sep 2018
Other Supervisors: NIL, Scholar: Mr. Jahangeer
Multi-scale fate and transport of LNAPL under varying subsurface flow conditions
01 Jan 2014 - 22 Nov 2018
Other Supervisors: NIL, Scholar: Mr. Pankaj Gupta
Hydrogeological aspects of CO2 sequestration in subsurface
01 Jan 2014 - 02 Oct 2020
Other Supervisors: NIL, Scholar: Ms. Sachi Srivastava
In situ arsenic sequestration using permeable reactive barriers
01 Jan 2015 - 15 Feb 2021
Other Supervisors: Prof. Himanshu Joshi, Scholar: Mr. Shashi Ranjan
Groundwater vulnerability assessment using mechanistic and index based models
01 Jul 2015 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. R. N. Singh, IET Lucknow, Scholar: Mr. Apoorv Verma
Plant water uptake modeling using HR and RC mechanisms
01 Jan 2016 - Present
Other Supervisors: NIL, Scholar: Ms. Annuja Thomas
Role of climate variability on subsurface water resources dynamics and quality
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: NIL, Scholar: Anuradha Garg
Managing Saline water intrusion in shallow aquifers of Mewat region of India
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: NIL, Scholar: Shubham Tiwari
Surface and Groundwater interaction modeling at watershed scale in Ethiopia
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. Manoj Jain, Scholar: Tegegn Kassa Beyene
Analysis of surface and ground water interactions within The Crater Highlands of Tanzania
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: Nelson Mandela African Institute of Technology and Science , Scholar: Rosette Nyiranziza
Quantification of surface-ground water interactions for conjunctive use of water resources
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Manik Goel
Assessment of landfill leachate generating from micro-plastic containing wastes
01 Jan 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Jashwant Singh
Miscellaneous
Events
The 8th International Groundwater Conference-2019 (IGWC-2019):- Convener
31 Aug 2020 - Present
AGGS, DST, NHP, NABARD, DHI
Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon polluted land sites
01 Jan 2019 - Present
The 1st Roorkee Water Conclave 2020 (RWC-2020):- Core committee
31 Aug 2020 - Present
NMCG, DST, Jal Shakti Ministry, NHPC
Engineered Bioremediation of Variably Saturated Hydrocarbon Polluted Site
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Transport of Viruses and Colloids in variably saturated soils
01 Jan 2019 - Present
GIAN course of MHRD
Engineered Bioremediation of LNAPL polluted groundwater sites
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Applied groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport Modelling
01 Jan 2019 - Present
TEQIP III course of MHRD
Multiphase flow behavior during CO2 geo-sequestration in carbonate formations
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Carbon Sequestration Estimation and Nitrogen Footprint Assessment
01 Jan 2019 - Present
CPCB course
Plant-Assisted Bioremediation of LNAPL Contaminated Groundwater Using Practical Experiments
01 Jan 2017 - Present
Applied groundwater flow and transport modeling with MODFLOW
01 Jan 2018 - Present
GIAN course of MHRD
Role of groundwater variation on fate and transport of LNAPL in subsurface
01 Jan 2016 - Present
Integrated Modeling of Subsurface flow and solute transport in porous media: challenges and opportun
01 Jan 2017 - Present
GIAN course of MHRD
Groundwater flow and contaminant transport simulation
01 Jan 2016 - Present
Identification of Remediation and Management of Polluted soil and Groundwater Sites
01 Jan 2017 - Present
CPCB
Modeling fate and transport of soil water pollutants
01 Jan 2016 - Present
QIP workshop: one day
Identification of Contaminated sites and Its treatment technologies, Interferences and data Manageme
01 Jan 2016 - Present
CPCB (One week course)
Remediation & Management of Polluted Groundwater Sites
01 Jan 2016 - Present
GIAN (10-days training course)
Bioremediation of LNAPL Polluted Land under (Semi)-arid Coastal Environment Conditions
01 Jan 2014 - Present
DST workshop: One day
Visits
University of California, Davis
2020-08-31
Research
University of Utrecht, Netherlands
2020-08-31
Research
UNESCO-IHE Delft, Netherlands
2020-08-31
Doctoral Work
San Francisco, California
2020-08-31
AGU Conference
Freudenstadt, Germany
2020-08-31
NUPUS meeting
AIT Bangkok, Thailand
2020-08-31
Conference Participation
TU Berlin, Germany
2020-08-31
Workshop Participation
Administrative Positions
Member SRICC
01 Jan 2017 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Head of Hydrology Department
01 Jun 2021 - Present
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
OC Library
01 Jan 2013 - Present
IIT Roorkee
OC Groundwater Lab
01 Jan 2012 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Member DAC
01 Jan 2019 - Present
IIT Roorkee
OC Maintenance
01 Jan 2019 - Present
IIT Roorkee
CO-Coordinator THOMSO
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2016
IIT Roorkee
SA Gymnasium
01 Jan 2013 - 01 Jan 2017
IIT Roorkee
Chairman SANGRAM
01 Jan 2016 - 01 Jan 2016
IIT Roorkee
OC Education Tours
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2018
IIT Roorkee
Faculty Advisor, Cognizance
01 Jan 2013 - 01 Jan 2014
IIT Roorkee
OC Computer Lab
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2015
IIT Roorkee
Professional Background
From To Position Organisation
March 2021 -- Professor IIT Roorkee
April 2016 March 2021 Associate Professor IIT Roorkee
July 2012 April 2016 Assitant Professor IIT Roorkee
Jan 2011 July 2012 Ramanujan Fellow IIT Delhi
July 2010 Dec 2011 Postdoctoral Research University of California, Davis 
Nov 2008  June 2010 Postdoctoral Research University of Utrecht, Netherlands 
Nov 2006 Oct 2008 Visting Researcher  UNESCO-IHE  Delft, Netherlands