Dr. Rajeev Pratap Singh

Dr. Rajeev Pratap Singh

Assistant Professor
Banaras Hindu University, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, India

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Biography

Dr. Rajeev Pratap Singh is currently working as Assistant Professor at Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Botany from same University. He is having more than seven years of experience in the field of R&D on various field including Waste Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Air Pollution etc. He also worked as Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Senior Research Fellow (CSIR-SRF) in Banaras Hindu University, and IIT Delhi, Post Doctoral Fellow, and Visiting Researcher at School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. He has published 31 research articles in national and international journals, 6 book chapters, 2 books and 6 conference proceedings contributed as author/co-author. He successfully completed 2 research projects funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, and Department of Science and Technology (DST). He is also serving as member of editorial board in journals. He also guided 1 M.Phil dissertation. He was received Net Scopus Young Scientist award-2012, 1st Runner Up in area of Sustainable Consumption and Production. He also attended 14 conferences, seminars and workshops. He is life member of International Society of Tropical Ecology, B.H. U., Varanasi, International Society of Environmental Botanists, N.B.R.I., Lucknow, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES), Hongkok, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata, India, Prof. H. S. Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society, Lucknow, and Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists, CDRI, Lucknow. His area of research interest related to Waste Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Phytoremediation, and Ecotoxicology etc.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Sustainable Agriculture
62%
Botany
90%
Waste Management
75%
Sustainable Development
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Vaish, B., B. Sharma, V. Srivastava, P. Singh, M.H. Ibrahim and R.P. Singh, 2019. Energy recovery potential and environmental impact of gasification for municipal solid waste. Biofuels, 10: 87-100.
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  2. Sharma, B., B. Vaish, U.K. Singh, P. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2019. Recycling of organic wastes in agriculture: An environmental perspective. Int. J. Environ. Res., 13: 409-429.
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  3. Vaish, B., P. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2018. Recent Biotechnological Approaches for Bioenergy Production: The Path Forward. In: Environmental Biotechnology: for Sustainable Future, Arora, N. and R. Kothari (Eds.)., Springer, Germany.

  4. Vaish, B., P. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2018. E-Waste and Their Implications on Environment and Human Health. In: E-Waste Recycling and Management, Khan, A., Inamuddin and A.M. Asiri (Eds.)., Springer, Germany.

  5. Srivastava, V., S.K. Gupta, P. Singh, B. Sharma and R.P. Singh, 2018. Biochemical, physiological and yield responses of lady's finger (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) grown on varying ratios of municipal solid waste vermicompost. Int. J. Recycl. Org. Waste Agric., 7: 241-250.
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  6. Sharma, B., R. Kothari and R.P. Singh, 2018. Growth performance, metal accumulation and biochemical responses of Palak (Beta vulgaris L. var. Allgreen H-1) grown on soil amended with sewage sludge-fly ash mixtures. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 25: 12619-12640.
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  7. Kumar, S., A. Sarkar, R.P. Singh and R. Singh, 2018. Agro-environmental consequences of Quality Protein Maize (QPM) hybrid development with special emphasis of soil nitrogen management. Plant Arch., 18: 147-157.

  8. Ali, J.M., D.L. D'Souza, K. Schwarz, L.G. Allmon and R.P. Singh et al., 2018. Response and recovery of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) following early life exposure to water and sediment found within agricultural runoff from the Elkhorn River, Nebraska, USA. Sci. Total Environ., 618: 1371-1381.
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  9. Ahmad, S., V.V. Pathak, R. Kothari and R.P. Singh, 2018. Prospects for pretreatment methods of lignocellulosic waste biomass for biogas enhancement: Opportunities and challenges. Biofuels, 9: 575-594.
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  10. Vaish, B., P. Singh, P.K. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2017. Biomethanation Potential of Algal Biomass. In: Algal Biofuels: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, Gupta, S.K., A. Malik and F. Bux (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, ISBN: 978-3-319-51009-5, pp: 331-346.
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  11. Srivastava, V., A. Sarkar, S. Singh, P. Singh, A.S. de Araujo and R.P. Singh, 2017. Agroecological responses of heavy metal pollution with special emphasis on soil health and plant performances. Front. Environ. Sci., Vol. 5. 10.3389/fenvs.2017.00064.
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  12. Singh, R.P., A. Singh and V. Srivastava, 2017. Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation. IGI Global, USA., ISBN-13: 9781522516842, Pages: 325.

  13. Singh, P., B. Vaish, V. Srivastava and R.P. Singh, 2017. Role of green energy in sustainable development. Res. Environ. Life Sci., Vol. 10. .

  14. Singh, A., S.M. Prasad and R.P. Singh, 2017. Plant Responses to Xenobiotics. Springer, India, ISBN-13: 9789811028595, Pages: 346.

  15. Sharma, B., A. Sarkar, P. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2017. Agricultural utilization of biosolids: A review on potential effects on soil and plant grown. Waste Manage., 64: 117-132.
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  16. Embrandiri, A., P.F. Rupani, M. Shahadat, R.P. Singh, S.A. Ismail, M.H. Ibrahim and M.A. Kadir, 2017. The phytoextraction potential of selected vegetable plants from soil amended with oil palm decanter cake. Int. J. Recycl. Org. Waste Agric., 6: 37-45.
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  17. De Araujo, A.S.F., S.M.B. Rocha and V. Maria, 2017. Abundance of ammonia-oxidizing organisms across a gradient of preserved Brazilian Cerrado. Trop. Ecol., 58: 653-661.
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  18. Vaish, B., V. Srivastava, P. Singh, A. Singh, P.K. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2016. Exploring untapped energy potential of urban solid waste. Energy Ecol. Environ., 1: 323-342.
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  19. Vaish, B., V. Srivastava, P. Singh, A. Singh, P.K. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2016. Exploring untapped energy potential of urban solid waste. Energy Ecol. Environ., 10.1007/s40974-016-0023-x.
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  20. Vaish, B., P. Singh, V. Srivastava, P. Kumar and R.P.S. Singh, 2016. Municipal Solid Waste Management in India: Present Status and Energy Conversion Opportunities. In: Emerging Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Environment. Singh, D.P., R. Kothari and V.V. Tyagi (Ed.). Teri Press, New Delhi, India., ISBN: 9788179934111, pp: 276-303..

  21. Vaish, B., P. Singh, R. Kothari, V. Srivastava, P.K. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2016. The potential of bioenergy production from marginalised lands and its effect on climate change. Climate Change Environ. Sustainability, 4: 7-13.
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  22. Vaish, B., A. Sarkar, P. Singh, P.K. Singh, C. Sengupta and R.P. Singh, 2016. Prospects of Biomethanation in Indian Urban Solid Waste: Stepping Towards a Sustainable Future. In: Recycling of Solid Waste for Biofuels and Bio-Chemicals, Karthikeyan, O.P., K. Heimann and S.S. Muthu (Eds.). Springer, Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-10-0148-2, pp: 1-29.
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  23. Srivastava, V., A.S.F. De Araujo, B. Vaish, S. Bartelt Hunt, P. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2016. Biological response of using municipal solid waste compost in agriculture as fertilizer supplement. Rev. Environ. Sci. BioTechnol., 15: 677-696.
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  24. Singh, R.P., 2016. Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology. Island Press, London, New York, Pages: 208..

  25. Singh, A., B. Vaish and R.P. Singh, 2016. Eco-restoration of degraded lands through microbial biomass: An ecological engineer. Acta Biomed. Sci, 3: 133-135.

  26. Embrandiri, A., P.F. Rupani, S.A. Ismail, R.P. Singh, M.H. Ibrahim and M.O.A. Kadir, 2016. The effect of oil palm decanter cake on the accumulation of nutrients and the stomatal opening of Solanum melongena (brinjal) plants. Int. J. Recycl. Org. Waste Agric., 5: 141-147.
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  27. Srivastava, V., S.A. Ismail, P. Singh and R.P. Singh, 2015. Urban solid waste management in the developing world with emphasis on India: Challenges and opportunities. Rev. Environ. Sci. Bio/Technol., 14: 317-337.
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  28. Singh, R.P., A. Sarkar, C. Sengupta, P. Singh and A.R.L. Miranda et al., 2015. Effect of utilization of organic waste as agricultural amendment on soil microbial biomass. Annu. Res. Rev. Biol., 7: 155-162.

  29. Singh, R.P. and A. Sarkar, 2015. Waste Management: Challenges, Threats and Opportunities. Nova Science Publisher, New York, ISBN-13: 978-1-63482-150-6, Pages: 308.

  30. Singh, N.K. and R.P. Singh, 2015. Potential of Plants and Microbes for the Removal of Metals: Eco-friendly Approach for Remediation of Soil and Water. In: Plant Metal Interaction. Ahmad, P. (Ed.). Elsevier, Netherlands., ISBN: 978-0-12-803158-2, pp: 469-483..
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  31. Singh, A. and R.P. Singh, 2015. Phytoremdiation species and their modification under by weed varying climatic condition: A changing scenario. Int. J. Sci. Technol. Res., 4: 3-7.
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  32. Singh, R.P., B. Sharma, A. Sarkar, C. Sengupta, P. Singh and M.H. Ibrahim, 2014. Biological responses of agricultural soils to fly-ash amendment. Rev. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 232: 45-60.
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  33. Quaik, S., R.P. Singh and M.H. Ibrahim, 2014. Growth impact, photosynthetic pigments and heavy metals content of Coleus aromaticus: A vermiponic approach. J. Sustainability Sci. Manage., 9: 49-55.

  34. Singh, R.P., A. Embrandiri, M.H. Ibrahim and P. Singh, 2013. Effect of different Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) concentrations on seed germination, seedling growth and physiological response of kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). J. Environ. Sci. Sustainability, 1: 97-102.

  35. Singh, P., O. Sulaiman, R. Hashim, L.C. Peng and R.P. Singh, 2013. Using biomass residues from oil palm industry as a raw material for pulp and paper industry: Potential benefits and threat to the environment. Environ. Dev. Sustain., 15: 367-383.
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  36. Singh, P., O. Sulaiman, R. Hashim, L.C. Peng and R.P. Singh, 2013. Evaluating biopulping as an alternative application on oil palm trunk using the white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor. Int. Biodeterioration Biodegradation, 82: 96-103.
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  37. Silva, M.D.M., A.S.F. Araujo, L.A.P.L. Nunes, W.J. de Melo and R.P. Singh, 2013. Heavy metals in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) after tannery sludge compost amendment. Chilean J. Agric. Res., 73: 282-287.
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  38. Raghubanshi, A.S., R.P. Singh and B. Sharma, 2013. Biomass to energy. Akshay Urja, 6: 13-15.
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  39. Embrandiri, A., R.P. Singh and M.H. Ibrahim, 2013. Biochemical, morphological and yield responses of lady's finger plants to varying ratios of palm oil mill waste (decanter cake) application as a bio-fertilizer. Int. J. Recycling Org. Waste Agric., Vol. 2. 10.1186/2251-7715-2-7.
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  40. Embrandiri, A., M.H. Ibrahim and R.P. Singh, 2013. Palm oil mill wastes utilization: Sustainability in Malaysian context. Int. J. Scient. Res. Publications, Vol. 3. .
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  41. Singh, R.P., S. Singh, A. Singh and P.S. Chauhan, 2012. Reclamation of Degraded Land through Forestry Practices. In: Land Management, Suthar, S. (Ed.). Nova Science Publisher, New York, ISBN: 978-1-62081-421-5, pp: 125-144.

  42. Singh, R.P., P.F. Rupani, A. Singh, A. Embrandiri and M.H. Ibrahim, 2012. Towards Sustainable Palm Oil Production: Minimizing the Environmental Damage from Oil Palm Processing. In: Waste Management: New Research, Araujo, A.S.F. (Ed.). Chapter 8, Nova Science Inc., New York, USA., ISBN: 978-1-62257-109-3.

  43. Singh, R.P., 2012. Organic Fertilizers: Types, Production and Environmental Impact. Nova Science Publisher, New York, ISBN-13: 978-1-62081-422-2, Pages: 273.

  44. Singh, P., O. Sulaiman, R. Hashim, L.C. Peng and R.P. Singh, 2012. Biodegradation study of pycnoporous sanguineus and its effects on structural and chemical features on oil palm biomass chips. Lignocellulose, 1: 210-227.
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  45. Gupta, A.K., R.P. Singh, M.H. Ibrahim and Byeong-Kye, 2012. Agricultural Utilization of Fly Ash and its Consequences. In: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, Lichtfouse, E. (Ed.). Springer, New York, pp: 269-286.

  46. Embrandiri, A., R.P. Singh, M.H. Ibrahim and A.A. Ramli, 2012. Land application of biomass residue generated from palm oil processing: Its potential benefits and threats. Environmentalist, 32: 111-117.
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  47. Embrandiri, A., R.P. Singh, H.M. Ibrahim and A.B. Khan, 2012. An epidemiological study on the health effects of endosulfan spraying on cashew plantations in kasaragod District, Kerala, India. Asian J. Epidemiol., 5 : 22-31.
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  48. Chauhan, P. S., A. Singh, R.P. Singh and M.H. Ibrahim, 2012. Environmental Impacts of Organic Fertilizers Usage in Agriculture. In: Organic Fertilizers: Types, Production and Environmental Impact, Singh, R.P. (Ed.). Nova Science Publisher, New York, ISBN: 978-1-62081-422- pp: 63-84.

  49. Singh, R.P., V.V. Tyagi, T. Allen, M.H. Ibrahim and R. Kothari, 2011. An overview for exploring the possibilities of energy generation from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Indian scenario. Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev., 15: 4797-4808.
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  50. Singh, R.P., P. Singh, M.H. Ibrahim and R. Hashim, 2011. Land application of sewage sludge: Physico-chemical and microbial response. Rev. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 214: 41-61.

  51. Singh, R.P., P. Singh, A.S.F. Araujo, M.H. Ibrahim and O. Sulaiman, 2011. Management of urban solid waste: Vermicomposting a sustainable option. Resour. Conserv. Recycling, 55: 719-729.
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  52. Singh, R.P., A. Embrandiri, M.H. Ibrahim and N. Esa, 2011. Management of biomass residues generated from palm oil mill: Vermicomposting a sustainable option. Resour. Conserv. Recycling, 55: 423-434.
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  53. Santos, J.A., L.A.P.L. Nunes, W.J. de Melo, M.B.V. Figueiredo, R.P. Singh, A.A.C. Bezerra and A.S.F. de Araujo, 2011. Growth, nodulation and nitrogen fixation of cowpea in soils amended with composted tannery sludge. Revista Brasileira de Ciencia do Solo, 35: 1865-1871.
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  54. Gupta, A.K., R.P. Singh, A. Singh and M.H. Ibrahim, 2011. Effects of Heavy Metal and Metalloid Contamination on the Soil Microbial Response: An Overview. In: Microbial Ecology of Tropical Soils, Araujo, A.S.F. and M.B. V. Figueiredo (Eds.). Nova Science Publisher, New York, ISBN: 978-1-61728-505-9, pp: 303-318.

  55. Singh, R.P., M.H. Ibrahim, N. Esa and M.S. Iliyana, 2010. Composting of waste from palm oil mill: A sustainable waste management practice. Rev. Environ. Sci. Biotechnol., 9: 331-344.
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  56. Singh, R.P., A.K. Gupta, M.H. Ibrahim and A.K. Mittal, 2010. Coal fly ash utilization in agriculture: Its potential benefits and risks. Rev. Environ. Sci. Bio/Technol., 9: 345-358.
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  57. Singh, R.P. and M. Agrawal, 2010. Variations in heavy metal accumulation, growth and yield of rice plants grown at different sewage sludge amendment rates. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., 73: 632-641.
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  58. Singh, R.P. and M. Agrawal, 2010. Effect of different sewage sludge applications on growth and yield of Vigna radiata L. field crop: Metal uptake by plant. Ecol. Eng., 36: 969-972.
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  59. Singh, R.P. and M. Agrawal, 2010. Biochemical and physiological responses of rice (Oryza sativa L.) grown on different sewage sludge amendments rates. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 84: 606-612.
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  60. Silva, J.D.C., T.T.B. Leal, Ademir.S.F. Araujo, R.M. Araujo, R.L.F. Gomes, W.J. Melo and R.P. Singh, 2010. Effect of different tannery sludge compost amendment rates on growth, biomass accumulation and yield responses of Capsicum plants. Waste Manage., 30: 1976-1980.
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  61. Rupani, P.F., R.P. Singh, M.H. Ibrahim and N. Esa, 2010. Review of current Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) treatment methods: Vermicomposting as a sustainable practice. World Applied Sci. J., 11: 70-81.
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  62. De Araujoa, A.S.F., W.J. de Melo and R.P. Singh, 2010. Municipal solid waste compost in agricultural soil: Changes in soil microbial biomass. Rev. Environ. Sci. Bio/Technol., 9: 41-49.

  63. Singh, R.P. and M. Agrawal, 2009. Use of sewage sludge as fertiliser supplement for Abelmoschus esculentus plants: Physiological, biochemical and growth responses. Int. J. Environ. Waste Manage., 3: 91-106.

  64. Singh, R.P. and M. Agrawal, 2008. Potential benefits and risks of land application of sewage sludge. Waste Manage., 28: 347-358.
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  65. Singh, R.P. and M. Agrawal, 2007. Effects of sewage sludge amendment on heavy metal accumulation and consequent responses of Beta vulgaris plants. Chemosphere, 67: 2229-2240.
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  66. Singh, R.P., K.K. Srivastava and S.P. Singh, 2006. Wastewater minimization in process industry through pinch technology: A case study. J. Ind. Pollut. Control, 22: 107-116.

  67. Pradhan, K., R.P. Singh and S. Kaushik, 2003. Energy Plantation and Waste Land Utilization in India. In: Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development, Pandel, U. and M.P. Poonia (Ed.). 1st Edn., Prime Publishing House, Ghaziabad, India.