Scientific Staff

Er. A.H. Khan
Principal Scientist
Environmental Monitoring
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
Vishvigyan Bhavan, 31, Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Lucknow - 226 001. Uttar Pradesh, India
Email: ahkhan[at]iitr[dot]res[dot]in | Alternate Email:
Tel: 522-2613786 | Extension: 266
Fax: 522-2628227
Area of Specialization
Environmental impact assessment, Environmental health, Industrial & urban air pollution, Air pollution parameter estimation, Indoor air pollution
Current R&D/S&T Activities

Air pollution parameter estimation - new parameters under NAAQS-2009 and method development of PAHs and BTX.

Indoor air Pollution with special reference to modern air conditioned buildings and kitchens.

Environmental studies of industries and air pollution control.

Metal balance in thermal power plants.

Environmental health due to air pollution. 

Summary of research:

Carried out studies on different aspects of air pollution. Findings were published in the journals of repute. Identified Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in unleaded petrol and diesel exhaust emissions from vehicles. Studied indoor exposure to Respirable Particulate Matter and particulate phase PAHs in rural houses in North India. Studies of urban air pollution in Lucknow city over the years revealed that the respirable and total particulates levels were higher than the NAAQS limit but gaseous pollutants were within limits. Also the levels of associated metals and PAHs were significant. The air quality of the city has adverse health impacts on human health. Higher air pollution levels were recorded during winter season. PM10 in urban ambient air of Lucknow were found to be having cytotoxic and DNA damaging potential. A survey based study has concluded that the air pollution in Lucknow City has health implication on exposed vendors, drivers and traffic policemen.

Partial List of Research Publications
Awards/Honours/ Distinctions

Fellowship / Membership of Professional bodies

Fellowship: Fellow International Congress of Environmental Research (F.I.C.E.R.)

Membership of Professional bodies

Life Member, Indian Aerosol Science & Technology Association, BARC, Mumbai.

Life Member, Association for Air Pollution Control, Delhi Chapter.

Life Member, The U.P. Association For The Science & Technology Advancement, Lucknow

 Professional Recognition

NAB Assessor in Chemical testing by National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration, India.

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