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Dr. Brijesh Kumar Yadav
Brijesh Kumar Yadav Associate Professor +91-1332-284755
Areas of Interest
  • 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
Honors and Awards
Ramanujan FellowDST, Government of India2011
Institute Advanced Study (IAS) by Lough borough University, UKLoughborough University UK2018
Member of Research Advisory Group (RAG) of Gujarat Environmental Management Institute (GEMI)Government of Gujarat, India 2018
EU-Asia Link ResearcherUNESCO-IHE Delft2006
Administrative Background
2017to dateMember SRICCIIT Roorkee
2013to dateOC LibraryIIT Roorkee
2012to dateOC Groundwater LabIIT Roorkee
2019to dateMember DACIIT Roorkee
2019to dateOC Maintenance IIT Roorkee
20142016CO-Coordinator THOMSOIIT Roorkee
April 20132017SA Gymnasium IIT Roorkee
20162016Chairman SANGRAM IIT Roorkee
20122018OC Education ToursIIT Roorkee
20132014Faculty Advisor, Cognizance IIT Roorkee
20142015OC Computer LabIIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Bioremediation of LNAPL polluted land under (semi)-arid coastal environment conditionsDST2011
Multidimensional soil water flow and nonpoint source pollutant movement through deep and heterogeneoMHRD2013
Reactive Transport Modelling for Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) in Porous MediaCCTech 2017
In-situ bioremediation of NAPLs within Baddi-Barotiwala Nalagarh (BBN) Industrial areaIndo-UK2018
Hydrological Survey for sitting of tube wells in NainitalState Irrigation Department2017
Future Secular Changes & Remediation of Groundwater Arsenic in the Ganga River BasinIndo-UK2018
Hydro-geological monitoring and analysis of groundwater in and around Lalitpur thermal power plantSpatial Geotech Pvt. Ltd.2017
In-situ Arsenic sequestration using engineered nanomaterialsDST2016
Hydrogeology study and groundwater quantification of Mirzapur Thermal Power Plant, UPAdani Group2018
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Plant-assisted Bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil-water systemMs Shreejita BasuA2011
Groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling in variably saturated heterogeneous zone Mr. JahangeerA2012
Multi-scale fate and transport of LNAPL under varying subsurface flow conditionsMr. Pankaj GuptaA2014
Hydrogeological aspects of CO2 sequestration in subsurfaceMs. Sachi SrivastavaO2014
In situ arsenic sequestration using permeable reactive barriersMr. Shashi RanjanO2015
Plant water uptake modeling using HR and RC mechanismsMs. Annuja ThomasO2016
Role of climate variability on subsurface water resources dynamics and qualityAnuradha GargO2018
Managing Saline water intrusion in shallow aquifers of Mewat region of IndiaShubham TiwariO2018
Surface and Groundwater interaction modeling at watershed scale in EthiopiaTegegn Kassa BeyeneO2018
Analysis of surface and ground water interactions within The Crater Highlands of TanzaniaRosette NyiranzizaO2019
Quantification of surface-ground water interactions for conjunctive use of water resourcesManik GoelO2019
Assessment of landfill leachate generating from micro-plastic containing wastesJashwant SinghO2020
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of California, DavisResearch6 months
University of Utrecht, NetherlandsResearch1.5 Years
UNESCO-IHE Delft, NetherlandsDoctoral Work2 years
San Francisco, CaliforniaAGU Conference1 week
Freudenstadt, GermanyNUPUS meeting3 days
AIT Bangkok, ThailandConference Participation1 week
TU Berlin, GermanyWorkshop Participation3 days
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
The 8th International Groundwater Conference-2019 (IGWC-2019):- ConvenerAGGS, DST, NHP, NABARD, DHIOct 21-24
The 1st Roorkee Water Conclave 2020 (RWC-2020):- Core committeeNMCG, DST, Jal Shakti Ministry, NHPCFeb 26-28
Transport of Viruses and Colloids in variably saturated soilsGIAN course of MHRDFeb 2019
Applied groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport ModellingTEQIP III course of MHRDJune 2019
Carbon Sequestration Estimation and Nitrogen Footprint AssessmentCPCB course Jan 2019
Applied groundwater flow and transport modeling with MODFLOWGIAN course of MHRDJuly 2018
Integrated Modeling of Subsurface flow and solute transport in porous media: challenges and opportunGIAN course of MHRDJan 2017
Identification of Remediation and Management of Polluted soil and Groundwater SitesCPCBNov 2017
Modeling fate and transport of soil water pollutantsQIP workshop: one day13-02-2016
Identification of Contaminated sites and Its treatment technologies, Interferences and data ManagemeCPCB (One week course)Nov 2016
Remediation & Management of Polluted Groundwater SitesGIAN (10-days training course)May-2016
Bioremediation of LNAPL Polluted Land under (Semi)-arid Coastal Environment ConditionsDST workshop: One day10-11-2014
Special Lectures Delivered
Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon polluted land sitesShantou University, ChinaDec 2019
Engineered Bioremediation of Variably Saturated Hydrocarbon Polluted SiteZanjan UniversityFeb 2019
Engineered Bioremediation of LNAPL polluted groundwater sitesLoughborough University, UKJune 2018
Multiphase flow behavior during CO2 geo-sequestration in carbonate formations Doha, QatarFeb 2018
Plant-Assisted Bioremediation of LNAPL Contaminated Groundwater Using Practical ExperimentsSingaporeAug 2017
Role of groundwater variation on fate and transport of LNAPL in subsurfaceAIT BangkokNov 2016
Groundwater flow and contaminant transport simulationL. D. College of Engineering Ahmadabad26-04-2016
National International Collaboration
In-situ bioremediation of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) pollution sponsored by DST – UKIERI (Indo-UK) Loughborough University RP
Future Secular Changes & Remediation of Groundwater Arsenic in the Ganga River Basin. DST-Newton Bhabha-NERC-EPSRC Indo-UK The University of ManchesterRP
Books Authored
  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,
  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
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. 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 Studies (In Press) (IF= 3.210Q1
  2. 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
  3. 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 10.1002/clen.202000118 (IF=1.580) Q2
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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,
  7. 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 (2020), Elsevier (IF 0.970)
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 Health; (IF 3.662) Q1
  11. 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
  12. 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. 2018.1540997 (IF 1.894)
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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: (IF 2.186) Q1
  16. 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 (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001622), 2017. (IF 1.56) Q1
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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 
  30. 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)
  31. 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
  32. 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)
  33. Yadav, B. K. and Mathur, S. (2006) "Modeling of Environmental Phytoextraction in the Vadose Zone" Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 26(7), 593-598.
  34. 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.