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Name: Dr. Tripti Agarwal
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Contact No: 8053306329
Email: tripti.niftem[at]gmail[dot]com
Area of Interest/Specialization:
  1. Organic and Inorganic Contaminants in Food
  2. Environmental Sustainability
  3. Climate Change Mitigation
Degree NameSubject/Research AreaUniversity/CollegeYear
Ph.D. Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2008
M.Phil. Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2004
M.Sc. Chemistry Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra 2002
Degree/Designation NameSubject(s) Taught*University/CollegeYear
Ph.D., M.Tech., B.Tech. Environmental Sustainability in Food Sector, Environmental Issues and Law, Environmental Studies NIFTEM 2012 - To Date
Research Associate National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture IARI, New Delhi 2011-2012
Postdoctoral Fellow Black carbon analysis of Indian and Swiss Soils to facilitate the interpretation of their PAH content Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station, Zurich 2009-2010
Awards & Honours (if any):
  1. Postdoctoral Fellowship under Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP).
  2. Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship (in Chemical Sciences) conducted by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India.
Major Publications (Last 5 years):
  1. Kashyap, D. and Agarwal, T. (2020) Carbon footprint and water footprint of rice and wheat production in Punjab, India. Agricultural Systems. IF 4.212
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Singh, L. and Agarwal, T. (2018) PAHs in Indian diet: Assessing the cancer risk. Chemosphere 202, 366-376. IF 5.778
  11. 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
  12. Singh, L., Varshney, J.G. and Agarwal, T. (2016) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons’ formation and occurrence in processed food. Food Chemistry 199, 768-781
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Agarwal, T. (2009) Concentration level, pattern and toxic potential of PAHs in traffic soil of Delhi, India. Journal of Hazardous Material 171:894-900.
International Experience(s)/Collaboration(s)/Consultancy:


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).
Patent(if any):


Books(if any):


  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.
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