Water and Waste Water Treatment


  • Ion Exchange Processes
  • Advance Oxidation Processes
  • Activated Carbon Filtration
  • Disinfection
  • Membrane Filtration
  • Biological treatment
  • Conventional treatment

Areas of research

  • Natural Organic Matter (NOM) removal
  • Biological stability of water
  • Disinfection by-product formation
  • Micropollutant removal
  • Toxin removal
  • Taste and Odor removal

In nutshell, I work on emerging/promising water treatment technologies and their performance in abatement of organic contaminants. I have been working in several areas such as : UV disinfection, UV based advanced oxidation technologies (e.g. UV/H2O2), and coagulation. I studied the impact of UV/H2O2 advanced oxidation process on biostabilty of water via developing a technique to measure the Assimilable Organic Carbon (AOC) as my M.A.Sc. thesis.

My recent studies are centered around Ion Exchange processes and I am trying to understand the mechanisms with which organic and inorganic species can be removed from the water.

Environmental Engineering

  • Green Engineering and Sustainability
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Process Engineering

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Process and Bioprocess Design
  • Transport Phenomena and Separation Processes