Scientific Staff

Dr Abhay Raj
Scientist
Environmental Toxicology
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
Vishvigyan Bhawan, 31, Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Lucknow - 226 001. Uttar Pradesh, India.
Email: araj[at]iitr[dot]res[dot]in | Alternate Email: abhayraj_1@rediffmail.com
Tel: +91-522-2217497 | Extension: 0522-2476051
Fax: 522-2628227
Area of Specialization
Bioremediation and detoxification of industrial wastewaters
Current R&D/S&T Activities

We are working on the development of the microbial process for bioremediation of the industrial wastewaters mainly pulp and paper mill and tannery. Bacterial strains namely Paenibacillus sp. and Serratia liquefaciens with laccase and lignin peroxidase (LiP) enzymes producing ability, respectively were isolated and used in bioremediation of pulp and paper mill effluent and a significant reduction in phytotoxicity and genotoxicity effects was observed. Chromium (VI)-reducing Bacillus cereus for treatment of tannery effluent was investigated. We are also working development of xylanase-laccase mediated pulp bleaching combination for the paper industry. All the R&D programs are funded by DBT and CSIR. We have also expertise in microbial analysis of water, soil, food and air samples.

Partial List of Research Publications
Awards/Honours/ Distinctions

2nd prize for best poster presentation in National seminar on New Trends in Green Chemistry held at DAV College, CSJM University, Kanpur.

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