Dibyendu Sarkar

Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Building: Rocco Technology Center

Room: 303

Phone: (201) 216-8028

Fax: (201) 216-8739

Email: dsarkar@stevens.edu

Website

Education
  • PhD (1997) University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Geochemistry)
  • MS (1991) University of Calcutta (Geology)
  • BS (1988) University of Calcutta (Geology (Major); Physics, Mathematics (Minor))
Research

Soil and Water Chemistry, Environmental Quality and Remediation, Risk Assessment, Green Technology Development

Research in my group reflects my firm belief in a holistic, multidisciplinary framework for developing a sustainable environment. My approach is from the angle of earth system sciences that requires the applications of geochemical, hydrological, and engineering principles in solving issues related to the environmental quality and its ultimate effect on ecosystem and human health. My students, postdocs, and I are engaged in research that can be broadly classified in the following categories:

(1) Application of Soil and Water Chemistry Principles in Environmental Contamination Characterization: Characterization and quantification of various physico-chemical processes that determine the behavior of inorganic and organic contaminants in soil, water, and sediments; the relevant processes and the interrelationships among them over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Long-term goals are to develop fundamental understanding of processes based on experimental and theoretical investigations, as well as to modify predictive capabilities of the expected system behavior, management, and control technologies. Includes geochemical modeling and spectroscopic evaluation of processes at liquid-solid-biota interface.

(2) Application of Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, and Sustainability Principles in Green Technology Development: Evaluation of field, greenhouse, and experimental data (macroscopic and microscopic) to investigate human bioavailability, aqueous and solid phase speciation, dissolution, mineralization, precipitation and adsorption mechanisms of organic and inorganic chemicals in soil, water, and sediments. Development of “green” remediation technologies guided by sustainability principles. Emphasis on investigating environmental behavior, fate, and remediation of emerging contaminants that have not been studied extensively.

(3) Application of Soil and Water Chemistry, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Principles in Sustainable Environmental Remediation: In collaboration with plant scientists, evaluation of bioremediation and phytoremediation alternatives to cleanup environmental contaminants in soil and water. Employ biochemical and molecular biological techniques to study the mechanisms of organics and metals biodegradation and detoxification in plant systems. Identification and characterization of genes involved in metal detoxification pathways.

(4) Risk Assessment: Estimation of ecological and human health risk for environmental decision-making, especially those involving protective and clean-up standards for contaminants in the environment.

Ongoing research projects include:

Sustainable management of polluted road runoff using green best management practices (GBMP).

Green technology development for nutrient and metals reduction in coastal waters.

Sustainable remediation of PFAS-contaminated soil and water.

Removal of emerging contaminants (pharmaceuticals, explosive constituents) from domestic and industrial wastewater using accumulator plants in constructed wetlands settings.

Energy generation (ethanol, biogas) from spent biomass utilized for phytoremediation of organic contaminants.

Development of new varieties of biochar and their application in environmental remediation.

Phytoremediation of soil-lead in residential properties and brownfield sites.

Sustainable reclamation of acid mine drainage impacted coal mining sites.

Application of advanced oxidation processes for removal of metals, organics, and emerging contaminants in groundwater.

Carcinogenicity of soil-borne arsenic.


A detailed list of ongoing and completed research projects can be obtained from my Resume/CV.

General Information

I am a professor of environmental engineering at Stevens Institute Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey and founding director of the Sustainability Management graduate program in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering. I am also an adjunct professor at Michigan Technological University. Between 2008 and 2015, I was professor of environmental sciences and founding director of the Environmental Science and Management PhD program at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. Prior to that, I served as assistant professor (2000-04), associate professor (2004-08) and associate dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I graduated with a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and worked as a postdoctoral scientist in soil and water chemistry at the University of Florida (1998-00). Thus far, I have advised/advising 12 PhD students and 18 MS students, and have trained/training 16 postdoctoral research associates. I have published 130+ journal articles, 15+ book chapters, and 250+ technical abstracts and conference proceedings. I have authored/edited 3 books including one of the first textbooks in environmental management (An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management; Wiley; 2015), and have so far generated more than $10 million in grant funding as PI or Co-PI to support the research activities of my group. I am a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a Fellow of Soil Science Society of America. I am a founding principal of SIROM Scientific Solutions, LLC, an environmental R&D startup based in NJ. I am the founding editor-in-chief of Current Pollution Reports (Springer), technical editor of International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Springer), section editor-in-chief of Applied Sciences (MDPI), and associate editor of Environmental Technology and Innovation (Elsevier) and Frontiers in Soil Science (Frontiers). I serve as a reviewer for many journals, and in panels of several grant funding agencies, including NIH and NSF.

Experience

Selected PROFESSIONAL SERVICES shown below. For more information, please see my Resume/CV.

Editorial Services:
Founding Editor-in-Chief: Current Pollution Reports, 2015 - Present
Founding Section Editor-in-Chief: Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology, Applied Sciences, 2018 - Present
Technical Editor: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2009 - Present
Associate Editor: Environmental Technology and Innovation, 2020 - Present
Associate Editor: Frontiers in Soil Science, 2020 - Present
Associate Editor: GeoHealth, 2016 - 2020
Associate Editor: Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2011 - 2017
Associate Editor: Environmental Geosciences, 2001 - 2016
Associate Editor: Geosphere, 2005 – 2016
Editorial Board Member: Environmental Pollution, 2005 – 2018
Editorial Board Member: Chemosphere, 2006 – 2009

Reviewer of:
Journals: More than 60 journals in Geosciences, Soil Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering. Guest Editor of special issues in several journals.
Book: McGraw-Hill, Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, American Chemical Society.
Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health (Panel); U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey – NationalInstitute of Water Resources, Texas Institute of Water Research, U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom and others
Academic: External reviewer of PhD dissertations, promotion and tenure packages, departments and program assessments of universities, both within and outside the US.

Symposium chair, Oral and Poster Session chair, Theme Session chair in many national and international conferences.
Board of Directors, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Hudson Delaware Chapter, 2010–14.
Vice President, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Hudson Delaware Chapter, 2011-12
President, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Hudson Delaware Chapter, 2012–13.

Member of Advisory Board/Board of Directors (Current):
Science Advisory Board - Association of Environmental Health and Sciences, 2016- Present
Board of Directors - University Transportation Research Center, Region II, 2016 - Present
Advisory Board - Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 2017 - Present
Board of Directors - Brownfields Coalition of the Northeast, 2019 - Present
Science Advisory Board - Water Quality and Quantity Committee, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 2020 - Present
Advisory Council - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020 - Present

Institutional Service
  • Search Committee - University Provost Member
  • Joint Faculty-Administration Reopening Advisory Committee Chair
  • Institute Budget Advisory Committee Member
  • Smoking on Campus Working Group Member
  • 150th Anniversary Academic Program Committee Member
  • President's Task Force on Mental Health Member
  • Campus Sustainability Committee Chair
  • Faculty Senate Chair
  • Faculty Senate Grievance Committee Chair
  • Environmental Management Concentration - ME Environmental Engineering Chair
  • Environmental Management Certificate Program Chair
  • Green Engineering Minor Chair
  • Dual Degree MS-MBA Sustainability Management Chair
  • Sustainability Management MS Program Chair
  • Curriculum Committee - Environmental Engineering Member
  • Department Nomination Committee Member
  • Reappointment Committee - SES Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Member
  • Search Committee - VP Research and Innovation Member
  • Graduate Program Committee - Environmental Engineering Member
Consulting Service

Consultant in the environmental industry (both private and not-for-profit organizations) in the area of environmental quality, remediation, and compliance.

Consultant in academic institutions
- as program development expert, external reviewer of academic programs/departments, etc.
- participant/lead in panel discussions, lectures, seminars, etc.

Appointments

Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering Department, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, Spring 2016 – Present AND Founding Director, Sustainability Management Graduate Program, Fall 2016 - Present

Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies Department, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, Summer 2008 – Fall 2015 AND Founding Director, Environmental Management PhD Program, Montclair State University, Spring 2009 – Summer 2015

Principal and Chief Scientific Officer, SIROM Scientific Solutions, LLC, 2007 – present

Assistant and Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Science Department - Environmental Science Program, University of Texas at San Antonio, Fall 2000 – Spring 2008 AND Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, Spring 2006 – Spring 2008.

Research Scientist and Principal Investigator, Department of. Soil and Water Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Spring 1998 – Summer 2000.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 1993 - Fall 1997.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology, University of Maryland, Fall 1992 – Spring 1993.

Research Fellow, Center for Study of Man and Environment, Calcutta, India, Fall 1991 - Spring 1992

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Founding member and Chief Scientific Officer of SIROM Scientific Solutions, LLC. Founded in 2007, SIROM is an environmental R&D company based in New Jersey, involved in green technology development (Notable sponsors: US Department of Defense, US Department of Housing and Urban Development), environmental consulting, and fee-for-service laboratory chemical analysis of environmental samples.

Honors and Awards

Selected Awards chronologically listed. For more information, see my Resume/CV.

Fellow, 2019 Soil Science Society of America.

Outstanding Researcher of Environmental Geosciences Award, 2015 American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Outstanding Service Award, 2015 Montclair State University.

Outstanding Research Grant Success Award, 2013 Montclair State University.

Fellow, 2011 Geological Society of America.

Outstanding Teacher of Environmental Geosciences Award, 2008 American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Excellence, 2006 University of Texas at San Antonio.

Early Career Award in Research, 2005 Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy.

Outstanding Young Scientist Award, 2004 Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin.

Top 40 Under 40 San Antonio Rising Star Award, 2004 San Antonio Business Journal.

Faculty Research Award, 2001, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Based on G.A. O’Connor and D. Sarkar, 1999,Rule 62-640.500(4), Florida Administrative Code was implemented. Ref: Drew, M (2000), “Implementation of Rule 62-640.500(4), Florida Administrative Code.” Program Guidance Memo, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. DOM-00-05.

Based on G.A. O’Connor, D. Sarkar, and J.B Sartain, 1998, Rule 62-610.865, Florida Administrative Code was modified. Ref: Drew, M (2000), “Blending of concentrate with reclaimed water.” Program Guidance Memo, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. DOM-00-04.

Coffee Cup Society Award, 1995, 1996 and 1997, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Tennessee as graduate student with highest GPA.

Professional Societies
  • AEESP – Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Member
  • ITEI – International Technology and Engineering Institute Member
  • AEHS – Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Member
  • SETAC-HDC – Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - Hudson Delaware Chapter Member
  • AASIO – Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin Member
  • AGU – American Geophysical Union Member
  • AAPG-DEG – American Association of Petroleum Geologists - Division of Environmental Geosciences Member
  • ASA – American Society of Agronomy Member
  • GSA – Geological Society of America Fellow
  • SSSA – Soil Science Society of America Fellow
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

Selected Grants chronologically listed. External funding in excess of $10 million since 1999. For more information, see my Resume/CV.

Water Environment Research Foundation Grant, 1999-2001, $311,935 (Total): Biogeochemistry of phosphorus in land applied sewage sludges, commercial fertilizers, and animal manures: Phase-I: Greenhouse Studies (Joint-PI; PI - Dr. G.A O’Connor, University of Florida).

Water Research Resources Center – U.S. Geological Survey Research Grant, 2000-2001, $57,380 (Total):Phosphorus contamination potential of groundwater associated with land application of domestic and/or animal waste products (PI; Joint PI - Dr. G.A. O’Connor, University of Florida).

Advanced Research Program - Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2001-2003, $98,000 (Direct): Geochemical speciation and human bioavailability of arsenic in pesticide-applied soils: Phase-I: In-Vitro Studies (PI).

United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2002-2005, $391,473 (Total): Biogeochemistry of arsenic in contaminated soils of Superfund sites (PI; Co-PI: Dr. Rupali Datta, University of Texas at San Antonio)

National Institute of Health - SCORE, 2004-2007, $414,550 (Total):Novel Remediation Methods to Lower Human Health Risk from Exposure to Arsenic-Enriched Soils (PI; Co- PI – Dr. Rupali Datta, University of Texas at San Antonio).

San Antonio Life Sciences Institute - REF, 2004-2005, $199,990 (Direct): A multi- disciplinary approach to reduce human bioavailability and carcinogenicity of soil arsenic (PI; Joint PI - Dr. Bandana Chatterjee, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, Co-PI: Dr. Rupali Datta, University of Texas at San Antonio)

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Lead Technical Studies Program, 2004 - 2006, $372,767 (Total): A novel phytoremediation method using vetiver grass to cleanup lead-based paint-contaminated soils (PI; Co-PI - Dr. Rupali Datta, University of Texas at San Antonio)

Department of Defense, Phase-I, 2006-2007, $100,000 (Total):A new method to clean up chromium enriched stormwater in Naval shipyards (PI; Co-PI – Dr. Rupali Datta, University of Texas at San Antonio)

Department of Defense, Phase-II, 2008-2010, $750,000 (Total):A new method to clean up metal enriched stormwater in Naval shipyards (PI; Co-PI – Dr. Rupali Datta, Michigan Technological University)

National Science Foundation, 2010-2014, $390,320 (Total):REU Site: Transdisciplinary environmental science research on forest lakes in Northwest New Jersey (Co-PI; PI – Dr. Kirk Barrett, Montclair State University)

Housing and Urban Development – Lead Technical Studies Program, 2011-2014, $499,694 (Total): A Novel Phytoremediation Method using Vetiver Grass to Cleanup Lead-Based Paint Contaminated Soils: Phase II – Field Study (PI; Joint-PI – Dr. Rupali Datta, Michigan Technological University)

Department of Interior – Office of Surface Mining, 2012-2015, $199,945 (Total):Low- cost green technology to improve water quality in mining impacted ecosystems. Phase-I: Model development and optimization (Joint PI; PI – Dr. Xingmao Ma, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)

DuPont Corporation – Research Opportunity in Remediation Science and Engineering Program, 2012-2015, $ 344,286 (Total):Remediation of mixed contaminant plumes using ferrate (PI; Joint-PI – Dr. Yang Deng, Montclair State University)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Program (via NJ Sea Grant Consortium), 2014-2016, $139,995 (Direct): A green technology for nutrient and metal reduction in NJ coastal waters (PI; Co-PI – Drs. Yang Deng, Montclair State University, Rupali Datta, Michigan Technological University, and Kirk Barrett, Manhattan College)

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Nonpoint Source Program, 2014-2016, $144,710 (Total): Reducing Copper Loads form Stamp Sand Deposits in the Keewenaw Peninsula with Permeable Reactive Barriers (Co-PI; PI – Dr. Alex Mayer, Michigan Technological University)

US Department of Transportation (via Region 2 University Transportation Research Center), 2015-2016, $80,000 (Total): Development of new, effective, and low-cost media for sustainable management of polluted road stormwater in highly urbanized areas (Joint-PI; PI – Dr. Kirk Barrett, Manhattan College; Co-PI - Dr. Yang Deng, Montclair State University)

National Science Foundation – Major Research Instrumentation, 2015-2016, $168,245 (Total): Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometer for elemental concentration and speciation analysis (Co-PI; PI – Dr. Xiaona Li, Montclair State University)

Department of Defense – Consortium for Energy, Environment, and Demilitarization, 2015-2018, $2,650,434 (Total): Net Zero technologies for the Army’s Industrial Munitions Base (Co-PI; PI – Dr. Christos Christodoulatos, Stevens Institute of Technology).

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Program (via NJ Sea Grant Consortium), 2018-2020, $215,815 (Total): Green retrofit of stormwater BMPs for pollution prevention in urban coastal communities in New Jersey (PI).

Housing and Urban Development – Lead Technical Studies Program, 2018-2021, $578,564 (Total): A Novel Phytoremediation Method using Vetiver Grass to Cleanup Lead-Based Paint Contaminated Soils: Phase III – Demonstration Study (Joint PI; PI – Dr. Rupali Datta, Michigan Technological University).

United States Environmental Protection Agency (via NJ Department of Environmental Protection, 319h program), 2019-2022, $775,000 (Total): Development of a watershed protection plan for Southern Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor tributaries (Co-PI; PI – Dr. Richard Lathrop, Rutgers University).

Bayonne Golf Course, 2019-2020, $60,931 (Total): Bayonne Wetlands conceptual design. Phase 1: Water quality and engineering data collection and evaluation (PI; Co-PI – Dr. Jon Miller, Stevens Institute of Technology).

United States Department of Interior – Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, 2021- 2023, $200,000 (Total): Cost effective sustainable reclamation of abandoned mine lands from coal mining activities (Joint PI; PI – Dr. Abhishek RoyChowdhury, Navajo Technical University).

Patents and Inventions

1. Method for generating a granular, green sorbent media for filtration of contaminated water by processing aluminum-based drinking water treatment residuals (2020)
Dibyendu Sarkar, Viravid Na Nagara, Rupali Datta
US 2020/0316556A1: US Patent filed by Stevens Institute of Technology.

2. Filter Media for Treating Contaminated Water (2015)
Dibyendu Sarkar, Rupali Datta, Ramesh Attinti
United States 62/014.942: PCT filed by Montclair State University.

Selected Publications
Book
  1. Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Mukherjee, A.; Hannigan, R. (2016). An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management. An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management (pp. 1-601).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84979982454.
  2. Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Hannigan, R. (2007). Concepts and Applications in Environmental Geochemistry (pp. 1-778). Hoboken: Elsevier.
    https://www.elsevier.com/books/concepts-and-applications-in-environmental-geochemistry/sarkar/978-0-08-046522-7.
Book Chapter
  1. RoyChowdhury, A.; Datta, R.; Sarkar, D. (2018). Heavy Metal Pollution and Remediation. Green Chemistry (pp. 359-373). Elsevier.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-809270-5.00015-7.
  2. Li, Nanzhu; Deng, Yang; Sarkar, D. (2016). Ferrate(VI) Reaction with Effluent Organic Matter (EfOM) in Secondary Effluent for Water Reuse. Ferrites and Ferrates: Chemistry and Applications in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Remediation (pp. 411-420). ACS Publications.
  3. Datta, R.; Kinrade, G. K.; Sarkar, D. (2014). Non-traditional uses of maize: Biofuels, remediation and pharmaceuticals. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize (pp. 236-255).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85055787232.
  4. Datta, R.; Makris, K. C.; Sarkar, D. (2007). Chapter 15 Effects of incubation time and arsenic load on arsenic bioaccessibility in three Florida soils amended with sodium arsenate. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 327-343).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349133376.
  5. Quazi, S.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Sharma, S. (2007). Chapter 16 A greenhouse study on soil-arsenic forms and their bioaccessibility in two chemically variant Florida soils amended with sodium arsenate pesticide: Preliminary results. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 345-362).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349180919.
  6. Datta, R.; Sarkar, D.; Hussein, H.; Therapong, C. (2007). Chapter 25 Remediation of arsenical pesticide applied soils using water treatment residuals: Preliminary greenhouse results. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 543-559).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349135722.
  7. Anderson, A.; Nagar, R.; Sarkar, D. (2007). Chapter 27 Spatial and Temporal Trends in Surface Water Quality in a Segment of the San Antonio River, Texas. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 591-608).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349140634.
  8. Sarkar, D.; Makris, K. C.; Datta, R. (2007). Chapter 34 Current trends and future directions in environmental geochemistry research. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 753-757).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349105329.
  9. Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2005). Arsenic concentration and bioavailability in soils as a function of soil properties: A Florida case study. Trace Elements in the Environment: Biogeochemistry, Biotechnology, and Bioremediation (pp. 77-93).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85056946461.
Editorial, Book
  1. Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Mukherjee, A.; Hannigan, R.; Vedwan, N. (2016). Preface. An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management (pp. xiii-xiv).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85052720675.
Editorial, Journal
  1. Sarkar, D. (2004). Environmental biogeochemistry. Environmental Geosciences (2 ed., vol. 11).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/11144323355.
  2. Sarkar, D. (2004). Nutrients and environmental quality. Environmental Geosciences (1 ed., vol. 11).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/11144284850.
Journal Article
  1. Sahoo, P. K.; Mangla, S.; Pathak, A. K.; Salãmao, G. N.; Sarkar, D. (2021). Pre-to-post lockdown impact on air quality and the role of environmental factors in spreading the COVID-19 cases - a study from a worst-hit state of India. International Journal of Biometeorology (2 ed., vol. 65, pp. 205-222). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00484-020-02019-3.
  2. Valenca, R.; Le, H.; Zu, Y.; Dittrich, T. M.; Tsang, D. C.; Datta, R.; Sarkar, D.; Mohanty, S. K. (2021). Nitrate removal uncertainty in stormwater control measures: Is the design or climate a culprit?. Water Research (vol. 190).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85098709699.
  3. Na Nagara, V.; Sarkar, D.; Barrett, K.; Datta, R. (2021). Greening the gray infrastructure: Green adsorbent media for catch basin inserts to remove stormwater pollutants. Environmental Technology and Innovation (vol. 21).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85098582992.
  4. Panja, S.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2020). Removal of tetracycline and ciprofloxacin from wastewater by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty) as a function of nutrient concentrations. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (28 ed., vol. 27, pp. 34951-34965).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85087076493.
  5. Biswas, J. K.; Warke, M.; Datta, R.; Sarkar, D. (2020). Is Arsenic in Rice a Major Human Health Concern?. Current Pollution Reports (2 ed., vol. 6, pp. 37-42).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85084497935.
  6. Sidhu, V.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2020). Growing biofuel feedstocks in copper-contaminated soils of a former superfund site. Applied Sciences (Switzerland) (4 ed., vol. 10).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85080937418.
  7. Kiiskila, J. D.; Li, K.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2020). Metabolic response of vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) to acid mine drainage. Chemosphere (vol. 240).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85072652530.
  8. Biswas, J. K.; Banerjee, A.; Sarkar, B.; Sarkar, D.; Sarkar, S. K.; Rai, M.; Vithanage, M. (2020). Exploration of an extracellular polymeric substance from earthworm gut bacterium (Bacillus licheniformis) for bioflocculation and heavy metal removal potential. Applied Sciences (Switzerland) (1 ed., vol. 10).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85079241749.
  9. Sidhu, V.; Barrett, K.; Park, D. Y.; Deng, Y.; Datta, R.; Sarkar, D. (2020). Wood mulch coated with iron-based water treatment residuals for the abatement of metals and phosphorus in simulated stormwater runoff. Environmental Technology & Innovation (pp. 101214). Elsevier BV.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2020.101214.
  10. Panja, S.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2020). Removal of antibiotics and nutrients by Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) from secondary wastewater effluent. International Journal of Phytoremediation (7 ed., vol. 22, pp. 764-773).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85078610519.
  11. Panja, S.; Sarkar, D.; Li, K.; Datta, R. (2019). Uptake and transformation of ciprofloxacin by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides). International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (vol. 142, pp. 200-210).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85066157357.
  12. Geiger, E. M.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2019). Evaluation of copper-contaminated marginal land for the cultivation of vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) as a lignocellulosic feedstock and its impact on downstream bioethanol production. Applied Sciences (Switzerland) (13 ed., vol. 9).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85068842706.
  13. Soleimanifar, H.; Deng, Y.; Barrett, K.; Feng, H.; Li, X.; Sarkar, D. (2019). Water treatment residual‐coated wood mulch for addressing urban stormwater pollution. Water Environment Research (6 ed., vol. 91, pp. 523-535). Wiley.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wer.1055.
  14. Bora, K.; Sarkar, D.; Konwar, K.; Payeng, B.; Sood, K.; Paul, R. K.; Datta, R.; Das, S.; Khare, P.; Karak, T. (2019). Disentanglement of the secrets of aluminium in acidophilic tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.) influenced by organic and inorganic amendments. Food Research International (vol. 120, pp. 851-864).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85058414244.
  15. RoyChowdhury, A.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2019). A combined chemical and phytoremediation method for reclamation of acid mine drainage–impacted soils. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (14 ed., vol. 26, pp. 14414-14425). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04785-z.
  16. Mondal, M.; Biswas, J. K.; Tsang, Y. F.; Sarkar, B.; Sarkar, D.; Rai, M.; Sarkar, S. K.; Hooda, P. S. (2019). A wastewater bacterium Bacillus sp. KUJM2 acts as an agent for remediation of potentially toxic elements and promoter of plant (Lens culinaris) growth. Chemosphere (vol. 232, pp. 439-452).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85066991550.
  17. RoyChowdhury, A.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2019). Removal of Acidity and Metals from Acid Mine Drainage-Impacted Water using Industrial Byproducts. Environmental Management (1 ed., vol. 63, pp. 148-158). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-018-1112-8.
  18. Sun, S.; Lv, P.; Datta, R.; Ni, J.; Su, Y.; Sarkar, D.; Zheng, Y. (2019). Uptake of 2,4-bis(Isopropylamino)-6-methylthio-s-triazine by Canna indica. Journal of Environmental Biology (3 ed., vol. 40, pp. 577-583).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85069619651.
  19. Kiiskila, J. D.; Sarkar, D.; Panja, S.; Sahi, S. V.; Datta, R. (2019). Remediation of acid mine drainage-impacted water by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides): A multiscale long-term study. Ecological Engineering (vol. 129, pp. 97-108). Elsevier BV.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.01.018.
  20. Walkons, C.; Mayer, A.; Datta, R.; Sarkar, D. (2018). Assessment of water treatment residuals as sorbent material in permeable reactive barriers: Application to a copper-contaminated site. Remediation Journal (1 ed., vol. 29, pp. 45-51). Wiley.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rem.21583.
  21. Panja, S.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2018). Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is capable of removing insensitive high explosives from munition industry wastewater. Chemosphere (vol. 209, pp. 920-927). Elsevier BV.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.06.155.
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    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/33748798489.
  99. Simpson, N.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Sharma, S. (2006). Effects of sewage sludge disposal on metal content in the sediment and water of Mitchell Lake, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (1 ed., vol. 77, pp. 104-111).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/33745806257.
  100. Nagar, R.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2006). Effect of sewage sludge addition on soil quality in terms of metal concentrations. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (5 ed., vol. 76, pp. 823-830).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/33745283010.
  101. Makris, K. C.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2006). Aluminum-based drinking-water treatment residuals: A novel sorbent for perchlorate removal. Environmental Pollution (1 ed., vol. 140, pp. 9-12).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/30144443926.
  102. Andra, S. S.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Saminathan, S. (2006). Lead in soils in paint contaminated residential sites at San Antonio, Texas, and Baltimore, Maryland. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (5 ed., vol. 77, pp. 643-650).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/33845708165.
  103. Makris, K. C.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Ravikovitch, P. I.; Neimark, A. V. (2006). Using nitrogen and carbon dioxide molecules to probe arsenic(V) bioaccessibility in soils. Environmental Science and Technology (24 ed., vol. 40, pp. 7732-7738).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/33845765356.
  104. Sarkar, D.; Ferguson, M.; Datta, R.; Birnbaum, S. (2005). Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in contaminated soils: Comparison of biosolids addition, carbon supplementation, and monitored natural attenuation. Environmental Pollution (1 ed., vol. 136, pp. 187-195).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/16244412333.
  105. Datta, R.; Sarkar, D. (2005). Consideration of soil properties in assessment of human health risk from exposure to arsenic-enriched soils.. Integrated environmental assessment and management (1 ed., vol. 1, pp. 55-59).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/33746052501.
  106. Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Sharma, S. (2005). Fate and bioavailability of arsenic in organo-arsenical pesticide-applied soils. Part-I: Incubation study. Chemosphere (2 ed., vol. 60, pp. 188-195).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/19444368035.
  107. Sarkar, D.; Parra-Noonan, M.; Datta, R. (2004). Distribution of arsenic in chemically variant dipping vat site soils. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (5 ed., vol. 73, pp. 838-845).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/11144347008.
  108. Sarkar, D.; O'Connor, G. A. (2004). Plant and soil responses to biosolids-phosphorus in two Florida soils with high phosphorus content. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (11-12 ed., vol. 35, pp. 1569-1589).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/3042517852.
  109. Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2004). Human health risks from arsenic in soils: Does one model fit all?. Archives of Environmental Health (7 ed., vol. 59, pp. 337-341).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/27244434376.
  110. Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2004). Arsenic Fate and Bioavailability in Two Soils Contaminated with Sodium Arsenate Pesticide: An Incubation Study. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (2 ed., vol. 72, pp. 240-247).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0842305845.
  111. Datta, R.; Sarkar, D. (2004). Arsenic geochemistry in three soils contaminated with sodium arsenite pesticide: An incubation study. Environmental Geosciences (2 ed., vol. 11, pp. 87-97).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/11144224241.
  112. Branom, J. R.; Sarkar, D. (2004). Phosphorus bioavailability in sediments of a sludge-disposal lake. Environmental Geosciences (1 ed., vol. 11, pp. 42-52).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/11144332404.
  113. O'Connor, G. A.; Sarkar, D.; Brinton, S. R.; Elliott, H. A.; Martin, F. G. (2004). Phytoavailability of Biosolids Phosphorus. Journal of Environmental Quality (2 ed., vol. 33, pp. 703-712).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/1642290957.
  114. Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2003). A modified in-vitro method to assess bioavailable arsenic in pesticide-applied soils. Environmental Pollution (3 ed., vol. 126, pp. 363-366).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0042831332.
  115. Haddad, M. J.; Sarkar, D. (2003). Glomalin, a newly discovered component of soil organic matter: Part I - Environmental significance. Environmental Geosciences (3 ed., vol. 10, pp. 91-98).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/4644224040.
  116. Haddad, M. J.; Sarkar, D. (2003). Glomalin, a newly discovered component of soil organic matter: Part II- Relationship with soil properties. Environmental Geosciences (3 ed., vol. 10, pp. 99-106).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/4644359371.
  117. Sarkar, D. (2003). Preliminary studies on mercury solubility in the presence of iron oxide phases using static headspace analysis. Environmental Geosciences (4 ed., vol. 10, pp. 151-155).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/4644248323.
  118. Casunuran, V. B.; Bach, S. B.; Sarkar, D. (2003). Rapid analysis of organophosphorus pesticides in soils. Environmental Geosciences (4 ed., vol. 10, pp. 139-150).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/4644238773.
  119. Sarkar, D.; O'Connor, G. A. (2001). Estimating available molybdenum in biosolids-amended soil using iron-oxide impregnated filter paper. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (13-14 ed., vol. 32, pp. 2033-2048).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0034798626.
  120. Sarkar, D.; O'Connor, G. A. (2001). Using Pi soil test to estimate available phosphorus in biosolids-amended soil. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (13-14 ed., vol. 32, pp. 2049-2063).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0034798581.
  121. Sarkar, D.; Essington, M. E.; Misra, K. C. (2000). Adsorption of mercury(II) by kaolinite. Soil Science Society of America Journal (6 ed., vol. 64, pp. 1968-1975).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0034511002.
  122. Sarkar, D.; O'Connor, G. A.; Ruple, G. J.; Sartain, J. B. (1999). Reuse of Carlton reject water: II. Fate and transport of 226Ra. Annual Proceedings Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida (58 ed., pp. 38-44).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/33747488938.
  123. Sarkar, D.; Essington, M. E.; Misra, K. C. (1999). Adsorption of mercury(II) by variable charge surfaces of quartz and gibbsite. Soil Science Society of America Journal (6 ed., vol. 63, pp. 1626-1636).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0033494045.
  124. Ruple, G. J.; Sarkar, D.; Sartain, J. B.; O'Connor, G. A. (1999). Reuse of Carlton reject water: I. Effects on bermudagrass yield. Annual Proceedings Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida (58 ed., pp. 31-38).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/33747486350.
  125. RoyChowdhury, A.; Mukherjee, P.; Panja, S.; Datta, R.; Christodoulatos, C.; Sarkar, D.. Evidence for Phytoremediation and Phytoexcretion of NTO from Industrial Wastewater by Vetiver Grass. Molecules (1 ed., vol. 26, pp. 74). MDPI AG.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules26010074.
  126. Zheng, L.; Feng, H.; Liu, Y.; Gao, J.; Sarkar, D.; Deng, Y.. Chemically enhanced primary treatment of municipal wastewater with ferrate(VI). Water Environment Research. Wiley.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wer.1473.
Letter, Journal
  1. Datta, R.; Sarkar, D.; Punamiya, P.; Nagar, R. (2007). Response to letter to the editor re: Datta et al., 2006 (Boyce et al.). Science of the Total Environment (1-3 ed., vol. 388, pp. 376-378).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/37849014535.
  2. Sarkar, D.; Essington, M. E. (2001). Response to "Comments on 'adsorption of mercury(II) by variable charge surfaces of quartz and gibbsite'". Soil Science Society of America Journal (4 ed., vol. 65, pp. 1349-1350).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0034856529.
Note, Journal
  1. Biswas, J. K.; Sarkar, D. (2019). Nanopollution in the Aquatic Environment and Ecotoxicity: No Nano Issue!. Current Pollution Reports (1 ed., vol. 5, pp. 4-7).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85060972052.
  2. Datta, R.; Sarkar, D. (2018). Bio-Buffering to Combat Ocean Acidification?. Current Pollution Reports (4 ed., vol. 4, pp. 283-284). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40726-018-0101-0.
Review, Book Series
  1. Datta, R.; Makris, K. C.; Sarkar, D. (2007). Chapter 15 Effects of incubation time and arsenic load on arsenic bioaccessibility in three Florida soils amended with sodium arsenate. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 327-343).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349133376.
  2. Quazi, S.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R.; Sharma, S. (2007). Chapter 16 A greenhouse study on soil-arsenic forms and their bioaccessibility in two chemically variant Florida soils amended with sodium arsenate pesticide: Preliminary results. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 345-362).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349180919.
  3. Datta, R.; Sarkar, D.; Hussein, H.; Therapong, C. (2007). Chapter 25 Remediation of arsenical pesticide applied soils using water treatment residuals: Preliminary greenhouse results. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 543-559).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349135722.
  4. Anderson, A.; Nagar, R.; Sarkar, D. (2007). Chapter 27 Spatial and Temporal Trends in Surface Water Quality in a Segment of the San Antonio River, Texas. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 591-608).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349140634.
  5. Sarkar, D.; Makris, K. C.; Datta, R. (2007). Chapter 34 Current trends and future directions in environmental geochemistry research. Developments in Environmental Science (vol. 5, pp. 753-757).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/44349105329.
Review, Journal
  1. Valenca, R.; Le, H.; Zu, Y.; Dittrich, T. M.; Tsang, D. C.; Datta, R.; Sarkar, D.; Mohanty, S. K. (2021). Nitrate removal uncertainty in stormwater control measures: Is the design or climate a culprit?. Water Research (vol. 190).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85098709699.
  2. Biswas, J. K.; Warke, M.; Datta, R.; Sarkar, D. (2020). Is Arsenic in Rice a Major Human Health Concern?. Current Pollution Reports (2 ed., vol. 6, pp. 37-42).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85084497935.
  3. RoyChowdhury, A.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2015). Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage-Impacted Water. Current Pollution Reports (3 ed., vol. 1, pp. 131-141).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85020484269.
  4. Kiiskila, J. D.; Das, P.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2015). Phytoremediation of Explosive-Contaminated Soils. Current Pollution Reports (1 ed., vol. 1, pp. 23-34).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85007621969.
  5. Makris, K. C.; Sarkar, D.; Datta, R. (2010). Coupling indigenous biostimulation and phytoremediation for the restoration of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene-contaminated sites. Journal of Environmental Monitoring (2 ed., vol. 12, pp. 399-403).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/77951886966.
  6. Manz, L. R.; Sarkar, D.; Hammond, W. W. (2005). Water resources and water quality in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas: Current status and future projections. Environmental Geosciences (3 ed., vol. 12, pp. 193-206).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/24644484717.
  7. Datta, R.; Sarkar, D. (2004). Effective integration of soil chemistry and plant molecular biology in phytoremediation of metals: An overview. Environmental Geosciences (2 ed., vol. 11, pp. 53-63).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/11144345358.
Courses

EN 501/SM 501: Seminar in Sustainability Management
EN 510/SM 510: Perspectives in Environmental Management
EN 692/SM 690: Project in Sustainability Management