Vimal Chandra Srivastava - Department of Chemical Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Vimal Chandra Srivastava
V.C. Srivastava Professor +91-1332-285889
Areas of Interest
  • Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Energy & Fuels., Separation, Catalysis, Pollution Abatement, CO2 utilization, Fuels, Nano-materials, Desulfurization.
Professional Background
2006-03-011 year 1 month 1 dayAssistant ProfessorInstitute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (now IIT-BHU)
2007-04-037 years Assistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2014-04-045 years 8 months 12 daysAssociate ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2019-12-17OngoingProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Multiple Posts
2019-04-03OngoingCoordinatorContinuing Education Centre & QIP
2020-03-01OngoingChairperson, Department Research Committee (DRC)Dept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Roorkee
2020-10-14OngoingChairperson, Centre Research Committee (CRC)Centre of Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee
2011-01-012 years WardenKhosla International House
2012-01-016 years MemberIPR Cell
2012-01-016 years Member, Executive CommitteeThe Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre
2014-01-015 years O.C., Training and PlacementDept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Roorkee
2009-01-019 years O.C., Annual, BOG, Convocation and other related reportsDept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Roorkee
2013-01-01OngoingO.C., Pollution Abatement Research LaboratoryDept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Roorkee
2013-07-011 year 8 months Superintendent, ExaminationDept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Roorkee
2016-01-012 years Member, Department Administrative CommitteeDept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Roorkee
2009-01-015 years Faculty Advisor, ChESS (Chemical Engineering Students Society)Dept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Roorkee
2011-01-013 years Faculty Advisor, IIChE Student ChapterDept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Roorkee
2009-01-015 years O.C., Mass Transfer Undergraduate LaboratoryDept. of Chemical Engg., IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Researcher Award 2010 - First Runner-up PrizeSCOPUS, United Nations University and International Bureau of the BMBF2010
"INSA Medal for Young Scientist" in 'Engineering & Technology' categoryIndian National Science Academy (INSA)2012
INAE Young Engineer AwardIndian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)2012
IEI Young Engineer AwardInstitution of Engineers India (IEI)2013
INAE Young AssociateIndian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) 2013
Amar Dye-Chem AwardIndian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)2013
MemberThe National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI)2014
Outstanding Young Faculty Award (with Institute Research Fellowship).IIT Roorkee2017
Sisir Kumar Mitra Memorial AwardIndian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)2018
NASI-Scopus Young Scientist AwardThe National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI); Elsevier & Scopus2018
CSIR-NEERI Chemcon Distinguished Speaker (CDS) awardIndian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)2019
"Hindustan Lever Biennial Award" for 'The Most Outstanding Chemical Engineer of the Year'Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)2020
Educational Details
B.E.Chemical EngineeringCCS University, Meerut2001
M.Tech.Chemical EngineeringIIT Roorkee2003
Ph.D.Chemical EngineeringIIT Roorkee2006
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Engineering aspects of methanol and carbon-di-oxide conversion to dimethyl carbonate.DST-SERB2018-03-12Ongoing
Process development and wastewater management in petrochemical industries.Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (DCPC), New Delhi2019-03-28Ongoing
Determination of fluorinated aromatic carboxylic acids in aqueous reservoir fluids.ONGC2017-12-01Ongoing
High ash coal gasification and associated upstream and downstream processes (Coal to Chemicals- CTC).Coal India Limited.2017-07-013 years
Catalytic oxidation of nitrogenous aromatic compounds bearing wastewater.Department of Science & Technology, GoI2014-06-013 years
Oxidative desulfurization of liquid fuels.Indian National Science Academy (INSA)2012-09-013 years
Electrochemical treatment of textile industry wastewater.Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi.2010-08-013 years
Treatment of petroleum refinery wastewater in sequencing batch reactor.Ministry of Environment and Forest, GoI2009-07-013 years
Ultra-deep desulfurization of diesel.IIT Roorkee, FIG Grant2007-09-013 years 6 months
  • Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Associate Member (Awarded by INAE))
  • The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Life Member
  • Institution of Engineers, India, Fellow
  • International Congress of Chemistry & Environment, Fellow Member
  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Member (by Invitation)
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Life Member
  • The Indian Science Congress Association, Life Member
  • Indian Society for Electro-Analytical Chemistry (ISEAC), Life Member
  • The Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI), Life Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Multicomponent adsorption of phenolic compounds from aqueous solution.S. SureshA2007-07-15
Dairy wastewater treatment by physico-chemical methods and sequential batch reactor.Jai Prakash KushwahaA2008-07-15
Studies on the development of zirconia based adsorbents/catalysts for liquid fuel desulfurization.Sachin KumarA2008-07-15
Catalytic wet peroxidation of nitrogenous aromatic compounds.V. SubbaramaiahA2010-07-20
Electrochemical treatment of textile industry wastewater.Seema SinghA2011-01-03
Synthesis and characterization of catalysts for dimethyl carbonate production.Praveen KumarA2011-01-03
Fire and explosion analysis during handling of LPG and LNG.Nilamber BariahA2011-01-03
Removal of nitrogenous heterocyclic compounds from aqueous solution.Hivarkar Ajay DevidasA2011-07-18
Adsorptive desulfurization and denitrogenation by metal impregnated activated carbon.Thaligari Sandeep KumarA2011-07-18
Thermo-chemical modifications of teff straw for chromium removal from aqueous solution.Abrham Bayeh WassieA2012-07-30
Studies on solvent extractive desulfurization of gas oil.Sunil KumarA2012-12-26
Synthesis of alkyl carbonates using mixed-oxide catalysts.Kartikeya ShuklaA2014-07-22
Valorization of waste biomass by thermal-degradation for various applications.Tanveer RasoolA2015-02-09
Binary and doped manganese oxides: synthesis and their applications in environmental remediation.Vijay AlweraA2014-07-09
Novel synthesis of graphene oxide and its composites for dimethyl carbonate production.Navneet KumarA2015-07-11
Utilization of industrial wastes for various applications.Vikas SinghO2016-12-26
Treatment of refractory organic wastewater by electrochemical method.Rohit ChauhanO2017-07-07
Conversion of waste gases into chemicals.Shailesh PandeyO2017-12-26
Desulfurization of liquid fuels.Naushad KhanO2017-12-26
Treatment of toxic industrial wastewaters by combined advanced oxidation technologies.Ritesh PatidarO2018-07-15
Engineering aspects of methanol and carbon-di-oxide conversion to dimethyl carbonate.Surbhi DahiyaO2018-07-16
Multi-component adsorption of gasesSarvesh NamdevO2018-12-26
Engineering aspects of propylene upgradationPankaj KumarO2019-07-16
Synthesis of polyurethaneIshwar SharanO2019-07-16
Synthesis of propylene carbonateAnag KatiyarO2019-07-16
Management of Hazardous WasteSantosh Kumar SinghO2020-08-16
Synthesis of materials for energy applicationsDeepika YadavO2020-08-16

CITATIONS (as on December 30, 2020)

Citation Agency No. of Citations h-index URL
Web of Knowledge 9380 44
Scopus 10270 49
Google Scholar 13530 54




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[1] Alternative Fuel (Organic Carbonate) Synthesis

Kumar P, Srivastava VC, Mishra IM. Dimethyl carbonate synthesis by transesterification of propylene carbonate with methanol: Comparative assessment of Ce-M (M=Co, Fe, Cu and Zn) catalysts. Renewable Energy 88 (2016) 457–464.

Shukla K, Srivastava VC. Diethyl carbonate synthesis by ethanolysis of urea using Ce-Zn oxide catalysts. Fuel Processing and Technology 161 (2017) 116–124.

Kumar P, Srivastava VC, Mishra IM. Synthesis and characterization of Ce–La oxides for formation of dimethyl carbonate by transesterification of propylene carbonate. Catalysis Communications 60 (2015) 27–31.

Yasir A, Shukla K, Srivastava VC. Synthesis of propylene carbonate from propane-1,2-diol and urea using hydrotalcite-derived catalysts. Energy & Fuels 31 (2017) 9890−9897.

Shukla K, Srivastava VC. Efficient synthesis of diethyl carbonate from propylene carbonate and ethanol using Mg-La catalysts: Characterization, parametric and thermodynamic analysis. Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research 57(38) (2018) 12726–12735.

Kumar P, Matoha L, Srivastava VC, Štangar UL. Synthesis of zinc/ferrocyanide nano-composite catalysts having a high activity for transesterification reaction. Renewable Energy 148 (2020) 946-952.


[2] Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels

Srivastav A, Srivastava VC. Adsorptive desulfurization by activated alumina. Journal of Hazardous Materials 170 (2009) 1133-1140.

Srivastava VC. An evaluation of desulfurization technologies for sulfur removal from liquid fuels. RSC Advances 2 (2012) 759–783.

Kumar S, Srivastava VC, Badoni RP. Oxidative desulfurization by chromium promoted sulfated zirconia. Fuel Processing and Technology 93 (2012) 18–25.

Kumar S, Srivastava VC, Nanoti SM, Kumar A. Solvent evaluation for desulfurization and denitrification of gas oil using performance and industrial usability indices. AIChE Journal 61(7) (2015) 2257-2267.

Kumar S, Srivastava VC, Raghuvanshi R, Nanoti SM, Sudhir N. Removal of refractive sulfur and aromatic compounds from straight run, FCC and coker gas oil using N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) in batch and packed bed extractor. Energy & Fuels 29(7) (2015) 4634–4643.


[3] Multi-component Adsorption

Srivastava VC, Mall ID, Mishra IM. Multi-component adsorption study of metal ions onto bagasse fly ash using Taguchi’s design of experimental methodology. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 46 (2007) 5697-5706.

Srivastava VC, Mall ID, Mishra IM. Antagonistic competitive equilibrium modeling for the adsorption of ternary metal ions mixtures onto bagasse fly ash. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 47(9) (2008) 3129-3137.

Jadhav AJ, Srivastava VC, Adsorbed solution theory based modeling of binary adsorption of nitrobenzene, aniline and phenol onto granulated activated carbon. Chemical Engineering Journal 229 (2013) 450–459.

Jadhav AJ, Srivastava VC. Multicomponent adsorption isotherm modeling using thermodynamically inconsistent and consistent models. AIChE Journal 65(11) (2019) e16727.

Midda MO, Srivastava VC, Kushwaha JP. Optimizing experimental binary adsorption of aniline–nitrobenzene onto granular activated carbon packed bed by Taguchi’s methodology. Journal of Water Process Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.101045.


[4] Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Srivastava VC, Mall ID, Mishra IM. Treatment of pulp and paper mill wastewaters with poly aluminium chloride and bagasse fly ash. Colloids and Surfaces, A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 260 (2005) 17-28.

Kushwaha JP, Srivastava VC, Mall ID. Treatment of dairy wastewater by inorganic coagulants: parametric and disposal studies. Water Research 44 (2010) 5867-5874.

Singh S, Srivastava VC, Mall ID. Mechanism of dye degradation during electrochemical treatment. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (29) (2013) 15229–15240.

Subbaramaiah V, Srivastava VC, Mall ID. Catalytic activity of Cu/SBA-15 for peroxidation of pyridine bearing wastewater at atmospheric condition. AIChE Journal 59(7) (2013) 2577-2586.

Goyal A, Srivastava VC. Treatment of highly acidic wastewater containing high energetic compounds using dimensionally stable anode. Chemical Engineering Journal 325 (2017) 289–299.

Patidar R, Srivastava VC. Mechanistic and kinetic insights of synergistic mineralization of ofloxacin using a sono-photo hybrid process. Chemical Engineering Journal 403 (2021) 125736.

Chauhan R, Srivastava VC. Superior reduction of nitrate with simultaneous oxidation of intermediates and enhanced nitrogen gas selectivity via novel electrochemical treatment. Process Safety and Environmental Protection 147 (2021) 245–258.


[5] Disposal and Utilization of Industrial & Agricultural Wastes

Singh S, Srivastava VC, Mandal TK, Mall ID. Synthesis of different crystallographic Al2O3 nanomaterials from solid waste for application in dye degradation. RSC Advances 4 (2014) 50801-50810.

Singh S, Srivastava VC, Mandal TK, Mall ID, Lo SL. Synthesis and application of green mixed-metal oxide nano-composite materials from solid waste for dye degradation. Journal of Environmental Management 181 (2016) 146-156.

Rasool T, Srivastava VC, Khan MNS. Utilisation of a waste biomass, walnut shells, to produce bio-products via pyrolysis: investigation using iso-conversional and neural network methods. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 8(3) (2018) 647–657.

Bageru AB, Srivastava VC. Preparation and characterisation of biosilica from teff (Eragrostis tef) straw by thermal method. Materials Letters 206 (2017) 13–17.

Singh V, Srivastava VC. Self-engineered iron oxide nanoparticle incorporated on mesoporous biochar derived from textile mill sludge for the removal of an emerging pharmaceutical pollutant. Environmental Pollution 259 (2020) 113822 (1-9).

Patents filed


1. Srivastava VC, Kumar N. A one pot, two-step electrochemical method for the synthesis of graphene oxide and graphene oxide metal composite. Indian Patent application no. 201911026565 dated July 03, 2019.

2. Srivastava VC, Chauhan R. A system and method of simultaneous denitrification and oxidation of industrial wastewaters. Indian Patent application no. 201911046517 dated November 15, 2019.

3. Srivastava VC, Kumar N. Continuous flow (pass-through) ultraviolet light illuminated disinfection system. Indian Patent application no. 202011028601 dated July 06, 2020.

4. Srivastava VC, Singh V. Magnetic biochar manufactured from industrial effluent treatment plant (ETP) sludge for the removal of pollutants. Indian Patent application no. 202011051144 dated November 24, 2020.

5. Srivastava VC, Patidar R. Sono-electrochemical method for the degradation of the recalcitrant pollutants in wastewater. Indian Patent application no. 202011055867 dated December 22, 2020.


Book Chapters & Review Papers Authored


  1. Srivastava VC, Suresh S, Mishra IM. Oxygen mass transfer in bioreactors. In “Comprehensive Biotechnology: 2nd Edition” Murray Moo-Young (Editor). “Volume 2: Engineering Fundamentals in Biotechnology” Volume Editor: Colin Webb. Published by Elsevier (2011) pp. 947–956.
  2. Potti PR, Srivastava VC. Effect of dopants on ZnO mediated photocatalysis of dye bearing wastewater: A Review. In “Engineering Applications of Nanoscience and Nanomaterials” Materials Science Forum Vol. 757 (2013) pp. 165-174. Published by Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
  3. Srivastava VC, Mall I.D. Cleaner technologies for chemical process industries. In “Environmental Science and Engineering: Selected Topics”. SN Kaul, BN Rai, DR Saini, YC Sharma (Editors). (2013) Published by Daya Publishing House, Delhi, India. (ISBN: 9788170358114)
  4. Singh S, Srivastava VC, Lo SL. Surface modification or doping of WO3 for enhancing the photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutant containing wastewaters: A Review. In “Photocatalytic Materials & Surfaces for Environmental Cleanup-IV” Rajesh J Tayade (Editor). Materials Science Forum, Vol. 855 (2016) pp. 105-126. Published by Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
  5. Das S, Srivastava VC. Microfluidic-based photocatalytic microreactor for environmental application: A review of fabrication substrates and techniques, and operating parameters. In “Photocatalytic Materials & Surfaces for Environmental Cleanup-IV” Rajesh J Tayade (Editor). Materials Science Forum, Vol. 855 (2016) pp. 156-167. Published by Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
  6. Suresh S, Srivastava VC, Sakthivel S, Arisutha S. Kinetic Modeling of Ethanol Production for Substrate–Microbe System. In “Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels”. S Kumar, RK Sani (Editors). Published by Springer International Publishing in the Series “Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies” (2018), 4, 361-372.
  7. Chauhan R, Srivastava VC. Advances in electrocatalyst for ethanol electro-oxidation. In “Nanomaterials for Alcohol Fuel Cells”. Inamuddin, TA Rangreez, F Sen, AM Asiri (Editors). Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 49, (2019) pp 293-320.
  8. Kumar N, Srivastava VC. Glycerol as green solvent in organic reactions. In “Industrial Applications of Green Solvents”. Inamuddin, RM Mobin, AM Asiri (Editors). Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 54, (2019) pp 202-223.
  9. Chauhan R, Srivastava VC. Electro-reduction process for denitrification of wastewater. In “Inorganic Water Pollutants”. Pooja, P Singh, SK Kansal (Editors). Published by Elsevier (2020) 297-314.



  1. Suresh S, Srivastava VC, Mishra IM. Critical analysis of engineering aspects of shaken flask bioreactors. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology 29(4) (2009) 255-278.
  2. Suresh S, Srivastava VC, Mishra IM. Techniques for oxygen transfer measurement in bioreactors: a review. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 84(8) (2009) 1091–1103.
  3. Kushwaha JP, Srivastava VC, Mall ID. An overview of various technologies for the treatment of dairy wastewaters. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 51(5) (2011) 442-452.
  4. Srivastava VC. An evaluation of desulfurization technologies for sulfur removal from liquid fuels. RSC Advances 2 (2012) 759–783.
  5. Shukla K, Srivastava VC. Diethyl carbonate: critical review of synthesis routes, catalysts used and engineering aspects. RSC Advances 6 (2016) 32624–32645.
  6. Shukla K, Srivastava VC. Synthesis of organic carbonates from alcoholysis of urea: a review. Catalysis Reviews Science and Engineering 59(1) (2017) 1-43.
  7. Kumar S, Srivastava VC, Nanoti SM. Extractive desulfurization of gas oils: A perspective review for use in the petroleum refineries. Separation & Purification Reviews 46(4) (2017) 319-347.
  8. Bariha N, Srivastava VC, Mishra IM. Theoretical and experimental studies on hazard analysis of LPG/LNG release: A review. Reviews in Chemical Engineering 33(4) (2017) 387–432.
  9. Das S, Srivastava VC. An overview of the synthesis of CuO-ZnO nanocomposite for environmental and other applications. Nanotechnology Reviews 7(3) (2018) 267-282.
  10. Patidar R, Srivastava VC. Understanding the ultrasound enhanced electrochemical oxidation of persistent organic pollutants. Journal of Water Process Engineering 37 (2020) 101378.
  11. Kumar P, Srivastava VC, Štangar UL, Mishra IM, Meng Y. Recent progress in dimethyl carbonate synthesis using different feedstock and techniques in the presence of heterogeneous catalysts. Catalysis Reviews Science and Engineering (2020) DOI: 10.1080/01614940.2019.1696609.
  12. Patidar R, Srivastava VC. Ultrasound-assisted enhanced electroxidation for mineralization of persistent organic pollutants: A review of electrodes, reactor configurations and kinetics. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (2020) DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2020.1769427.
Short-term Courses Organized
  1. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi sponsored course: “Operation and maintenance of sophisticated instruments like GC-MS/GC, HPLC, CHNS and AOX analyzer”, February 15-19, 2010.
  2. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) sponsored Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) course: “Hazardous waste, battery waste and E-waste management”, June 11-15, 2012.
  3. CPCB, Delhi sponsored course: “Monitoring and analysis of VOCs in water and wastewater, ambient air and emissions”, January 28-30, 2013.
  4. CPCB, Delhi sponsored course: “Environmental health and safety management in process industries”. November 27-29, 2014.
  5. AICTE sponsored QIP course: “Nanotechnology: basics and applications in chemical engineering”, June 22-26, 2015.
  6. CPCB, Delhi sponsored course: “Recent trends in environmental monitoring & control strategies in petroleum & petrochemical industries”, November 26-28, 2015.
  7. AICTE sponsored QIP course: “Green chemistry for cleaner technology”, January 09-13, 2017.
  8. CPCB, Delhi sponsored course: “Cleaner Production Technologies – Practical Aspects”, February 15-17, 2017.
  9. AICTE sponsored QIP course: “Nanotechnology: basics and bio-chemical applications”, May 21-25, 2018.
  10. TEQIP sponsored course: “Hands-on Training on Nanobiotechnology”, May 06-10, 2019.
  11. CPCB, Delhi sponsored course: “Environmental Management in Tanneries (including ZLD, Chrome recovery), sponge iron plants, slaughter houses, pharma and chemical sector”, January 13-17, 2020.
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