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Dr. Tripti Agarwal Dr. Tripti Agarwal Designation : Assistant Professor +91-130-2281236

Organic and Inorganic Contaminants in Food

Environmental Sustainability

Climate Change Mitigation

Postdoctoral Fellowship under Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP).

Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship (in Chemical Sciences) conducted by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India.

Kashyap, D. and Agarwal, T. (2020) Carbon footprint and water footprint of rice and wheat production in Punjab, India. Agricultural Systems. IF 4.212

Singh, L. and Agarwal, T. (2020) Quantification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in kitchen depositions by SUPRAS-LC-FLR and human health risk assessment. Environmental Research 187, 109648. IF 5.715

Kashyap, D. and Agarwal, T. (2020) Temporal trends of climatic variables and water footprint of rice and wheat production in Punjab, India from 1986 to 2017. Journal of water and climate change. IF 1.254

Singh, L., Agarwal, T. and Simal-Gandara, J. (2020) PAHs, diet and cancer prevention: Cooking process driven-strategies. Trends in Food Science & Technology 99, 487-506. IF 11.077

Kashyap, D. and Agarwal, T. (2020) Food loss in India: water footprint, land footprint and GHG emissions. Environment, Development and Sustainability 22(4) 2905-2918. IF 2.191

Weerasooriyagedara, M., Ashiqa, A., Upamali Rajapaksha, A., Wanigathunge, R.P., Agarwal, T., Magana-Arachchie, D., Vithanage, M. (2020) Phytoremediation of fluoride from the environmental matrices: A review on its application strategies. Groundwater for Sustainable Development 10, 100349.

Shakya, A., Nunez-Delgado, A. and Agarwal, T. (2019) Biochar synthesis from sweet lime peel for hexavalent chromium remediation from aqueous solution. Journal of Environmental Management 251, 109570. IF 5.647

Shakya, A. and Agarwal, T. (2019) Removal of Cr(VI) from water using pineapple peel derived biochars: Adsorption potential and re-usability assessment. Journal of Molecular Liquids. DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111497. IF 5.065

Singh, L. and Agarwal, T. (2018) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in diet: Concern for public health. Trends in Food Science & Technology 79, 160-170. IF 11.077

Singh, L. and Agarwal, T. (2018) PAHs in Indian diet: Assessing the cancer risk. Chemosphere 202, 366-376. IF 5.778

Kashyap, D. and Agarwal, T. (2018) Concentration and factors affecting the distribution of phthalates in the air and dust: A global scenario. Science of the Total Environment 635, 817-827. IF 6.551

Singh, L., Varshney, J.G. and Agarwal, T. (2016) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons’ formation and occurrence in processed food. Food Chemistry 199, 768-781

Parmar, A., Nema, P. K. and Agarwal, T. (2014) Biochar production from agro-food industry residues: a sustainable approach for soil and environmental management. Current Science 107 (10) 1673-1682.

Agarwal, T., Bucheli, T.D. (2011) Adaptation, validation and application of the chemo-thermal oxidation method to quantify black carbon in soils. Environmental Pollution 159: 532-538.

Agarwal, T., Bucheli, T.D. (2011) Is black carbon a better predictor of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon distribution in soils than total organic carbon? Environmental Pollution 159: 64-70.

Agarwal, T. (2009) Concentration level, pattern and toxic potential of PAHs in traffic soil of Delhi, India. Journal of Hazardous Material 171:894-900.

Books/Book Chapters:



  1. Shakya, A., and Agarwal, T. (2020) Potential of Biochar for the Remediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil. In: Biochar Applications in Agriculture and Environment Management. Eds., Singh, J.S., and Singh, C. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Pp. 77-98. ISBN: 978-3-030-40996-8.
  2. Singh, L. & Agarwal, T. (2020). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in processed food: Scientific Challenges and research recommendations. In: Mitigating Contamination from Food Processing. Birch, C.S. & Bonwick, G.A. (eds.), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
  3. Kashyap, D. & Agarwal, T. (2020) “Climate Change, Water Resources, and Agriculture: Impacts and Adaptation Measures. Page number: 227-256” In: Global Climate Change and Environmental Policy Agriculture Perspectives. V. Venkatramanan, Shachi Shah, Ram Prasad (eds.). Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020.
  4. Pathak, H., Agarwal, T. and Jain, N. (2012). “Greenhouse Gas Emission from Rice and Wheat Systems: A Life-Cycle Assessment. Page number: 54-65” In: Low Carbon Technologies for Agriculture: A Study on Rice and Wheat Systems in the Indo-Gangetic Plains. Pathak H and Aggarwal PK. (eds.), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
  5. Schuster, J.K., Gioia, R., Moeckel, C., Agarwal, T., Bucheli, T.D., Breivik, K., Steinnes, E. and Jones, K.C. (2012). “Changes of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Atmospheric Concentration and Soil Load in the UK and Norway over 10 Years”. Page number: 295-302. In: Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental Chemistry-Environmental Pollution and Ecotoxicology. M. Kawaguchi, K. Misaki, H. Sato, T. Yokokawa, T. Itai, T. M. Nguyen, J. Ono and S. Tanabe (eds.), Terrapub.

1. Qualification

# Degree Name Subject University/College Year
1 Ph.D. Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2008
2 M.Phil. Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2004
3 M.Sc. Chemistry Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra 2002

2. Experience

# Designation University/College Duration
1 Assistant Professor NIFTEM 2012 - To Date
2 Research Associate IARI, New Delhi 2011-2012
3 Postdoctoral Fellow Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station, Zurich 2009-2010

Externally Funded Projects:

  1. Development of a protocol for Reduction of acrylamide levels in selected potato based snack foods. Funding agency: Ministry of Food Processing Industries, India. 2018-2020 (25.4 Lakhs)(As Co-PI).
  2. Preparation, characterization and evaluation of encapsulated eggplant peel extract in edible oil. Funding agency: Ministry of Food Processing Industries, India. 2018-2020 (31.46 Lakhs)(As Co-PI).