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Tista Prasai Joshi

Country of origin: Nepal Currently in: Nepal, Lalitpur, Nepal General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Early Career Fellowship OWSD Award
Academic Background

Degrees

2017 Doctorate Interdisciplinary
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Water Treatment and Water Quality

Research Keywords: 
Water Pollution

Publications resulting from Research: 


1. Tista Prasai Joshi, Gong Zhang, William. A. Jefferson, Aleksandr V. Perfilev, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, and Jiuhui Qu. Adsorption of aromatic organoarsenic compounds by ferric and manganese binary oxide and description of the associated mechanism, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 309: 577-587.
2. Tista Prasai Joshi, Gong Zhang, Hanyang Cheng, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, and Jiuhui Qu. Transformation of para arsanilic acid by manganese oxide: Adsorption, oxidation, and influencing factors, Water Research, 2017, 116: 126-134.
3. Tista Prasai Joshi, Gong Zhang, Rashmi Koju, Zenglu Qi, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, and Jiuhui Qu. The removal efficiency and insight into the mechanism of para
arsanilic acid adsorption on Fe-Mn framework, Science of the Total Environment, 2017, 601-602, 713-722.
4. Zenglu Qi, Tista Prasai Joshi, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, and Jiuhui Qu. Synthesis of Ce(III)-doped Fe3O4 magnetic particles for efficient removal of antimony from aqueous solution, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 329: 193-204.
5. Zenglu Qi, Tista Prasai Joshi, Ruiping Liu, Yiran Li, Huijuan Liu, and Jiuhui Qu. Adsorption combined with superconducting high gradient magnetic separation technique used for removal of arsenic and antimony, Journal of Hazardous Material, 2018, 343, 36-48 2018.
6. Zenglu Qi, Huachun Lan, Tista Prasai Joshi, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, and Jiuhui Qu. Enhanced oxidative and adsorptive capability towards antimony by copper-doping into magnetite magnetic particles, RSC Advances, 2016, 6(71): 66990-67001.
7. Ruiping Liu, Wei Xu, Zan He, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, and Tista Prasai. Adsorption of antimony (V) onto Mn(II) - enriched surfaces of manganese oxide and FeMn binary oxide, Chemosphere, 2015, 138:66-624.
 Patent
Ruiping Liu, Tista Prasai Joshi, Chengzhi Hu, Rashmi Koju, Baiwen Ma, Huijuan Liu,Jiuhui Qu (2017). The method for the treatment of the high concentrations of organic arsenic containing wastewater and the reclamation of arsenic. Patent No: 201710062620.1
8. Sujen Man Shrestha, Kanchan Thapa, and Tista Prasai Joshi. Diurnal air quality monitoring in Khumaltar area, Lalitpur, Nepal, Hydro Nepal Journal of Water Energy and Environment, 2015, 61-65.
9. Sujen Man Shrestha, Kanchan Thapa, and Tista Prasai Joshi. Particulate pollution and its effect on respiratory symptoms of exposed personnel’s in three heavy traffic cities, Kathmandu, Journal of Nepal Public Health Association, 2015, 6, 33-239.
10. Neel Kamal Koju, Tista Prasai, Sujen Man Shrestha, and Prakash Raut. Drinking water quality of Kathmandu valley, Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 2014, 15, 115-120.
11. Prabin Shakya, Tista Prasai Joshi, Dev Raj Joshi, and Dwij Raj Bhatta. Evaluation of physicochemical and microbiological parameters of drinking water supplied from distribution systems of Kathmandu municipality, Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 2012, 13 (2), 179-184.
12. Suraj Bishankha, Tista Prasai Joshi, Dev Raj Joshi, and Dwij Raj Bhatta. Assessment of microbial quality of chlorinated drinking tap water and susceptibility of gram negative bacterial isolates towards chlorine. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 2012, 13 (1), 173-178.
13. Tista Prasai Joshi and Sujen Man Shrestha. Ground Water Quality of Kathmandu Valley, Proceedings of the seminar in water and food security, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Nepal, 2012.
14. Steven H. Emerman, Tista Prasai, Ryan B. Anderson, and Mallory A. Palmer. Arsenic contamination of groundwater in Kathmandu valley, Nepal, as a consequence of rapid erosion. Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 2010, 40, 49-60.
15. Srijana Manandhar, Tista Prasai, and Kayo Devi Yami. Assessment of drinking water quality of sub-urban regions of Kathmandu. Journal of Natural History Museum, 2010, 25, 14-21.
16. Bina Laxmi Jayana, Tista Prasai, Anajna Singh, and Kayo Devi Yami. Study of antimicrobial activity of lime juice against Vibrio choleara, Scientific World, MOEST, 2010, 8, 44-46.
17. Bina Laxmi Jayana, Tista Prasai, Anajna Singh, and Kayo Devi Yami. Assessment of drinking water quality of Madhypur-Thimi and study of antibiotic sensitivity against bacterial isolates. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 2009, 10, 167-172.
18. Jasmine Diwakar, Kayo Devi Yami, and Tista Prasai. Assessment of drinking water of Bhaktapur municipality area in pre-monsoon season, Scientific World, MOEST, 2008, 6, 94-98.
19. Anup Muni Bajracharya, Kayo Devi Yami, Tista Prasai, Shital Raj Basnyat, and Binod Lekhak. Screening of some medicinal plants used in Nepalese traditional medicine against enteric bacteria. Scientific World, MOEST, 2008, 6, 107-110.
20. Jasmine Diwakar, Tista Prasai, Shankar Raj Pant, and Bina Laxmi Jayana. Study on major pesticides and fertilizers used in Nepal, Scientific World, MOEST, 2008, 6, 76-80.
21. Tista Prasai, Kayo Devi Yami, and Dev Raj Joshi. Microbial load on paper/polymer currency and coins, Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 2008, 9, 105-109.
22. Anup Muni Bajracharya, Kayo Devi Yami, Tista Prasai, Shital Raj Basnyat, Binod Lekhak. Assessment of drinking water quality of Kathmandu metropolitan areas. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 2007, 8, 113-118.
23. Tista Prasai, Binod Lekhak, Dev Raj Joshi, Madhav Prasad Baral. Microbiological analysis of drinking water of Kathmandu valley. Scientific World, MOEST, 2007, 5, 112-114.
24. Tista Prasai, Binod Lekhak, and Madhav Prasad Baral. Anti-bacterial property of Medicinal Plants against Gram negative Bacteria. Fourth National Conference on Science and Technology, 2004.
(A) Conferences paper and abstracts
25. Tista Prasai Joshi, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. Adsorption studies on the removal of aromatic organoarsenic from water using iron-manganese based adsorbents. Thirteenth National Conference on water treatment chemistry, Nanjing, PR China, 2016.
26. Swapna Sah, Tista Prasai, Mahendra Maharjan. Antibiogram of Salmonella serotype Typhi and Paratyphi isolated from Patients suspected by Enteric Fever. The Seventh National Conference on Science and Technology, 2016: P 183.
27. Suraj Bishankha, Tista Prasai Joshi, Dev Raj Joshi and Dwij Raj Bhatta. Assessment of Microbial Quality of Chlorinated Drinking Tap Water and Susceptibility of Gram Negative Bacterial Isolates Towards Chlorine, Abstract, The Sixth National Conference on Science and Technology, 2012: P 82.
28. Prabin Shakya, Tista Prasai Joshi, Dev Raj Joshi and Dwij Raj Bhatta. Microbiological Assessment of Biofilm in Drinking Water Distribution System of Kathmandu, The Sixth National Conference on Science and Technology, 2012.
29. Steven H. Emerman, Tista Prasai, Ryan B. Anderson, and Mallory A. Palmer Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Kathmandu valley, Nepal, as a consequence of rapid erosion. Geological Society of America, 2010.
30. Tista Prasai (Joshi), Sujen Man Shrestha, and Bhoj Raj Panta. Physico-chemical and Bacteriological Analysis of Ground Water of Kathmandu. The Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, 2008: P 176.
31. Manju Sapkota, Kayo Devi Yami, and Tista Prasai. Assessment of Groundwater Contamination in Core Areas of Patan City. The Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, 2008: P 259-260.
32. Jasmine Diwakar, Shankar Raj Pant, Kayo Devi Yami, and Tista Prasai. Use of SODIS Technique for the Potability of Water Samples from Bhaktapur Municipality Area. The Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, 2008: P 264.
33. Jasmine Diwakar, Shankar Raj Pant, and Tista Prasai (Joshi). Ecological Study of Phewa lake, Kaski, Nepal. The Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, 2008: P 292.
34. Shankar Raj Pant, Kayo Devi Yami, and Tista Prasai. Antimicrobial Activity of Compost and Vermicompost Tea against Important Fungal Phyto-Pathogens. The Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, 2008: P 58.
35. Bina Laxmi Jayana, Kayo Devi Yami, and Tista Prasai, Anjana Singh. Study of antimicrobial Activity of Lime Juice against Vibrio cholera. The Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, 2008: P 341.
(B) Science awareness articles
36. Tista Prasai (2018) “Kathmandu Upatyaka Khane Pani Ko Gunsthar Sambandhi Bibidh Sabal Haru” (Water Quality of Kathmandu Valley) Nepal Pani, Department of Water Supply and Sewerage, Kathmandu. (In Nepali)
37. Tista Prasai (2018) “ Arsenic yukta padartha bat pani pradushan” (Arsenic Related) Bigyan Lekhamala, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur. (In Nepali)
38. Tista Prasai (2009): “Gunastariya Khanepani: Nepal Ko Chunauti” (Drinking Water Quality) Bigyan Lekhamala, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur. (In Nepali)
39. Tista Prasai (2005): “Guna Stariya Khanepani Ra Janaswasthya” (Drinking Water Quality) Bigyan Lekhamala, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur. (In Nepali)
40. Tista Prasai (2001): “Baiu Pradushan: Karan Ra Nirakaran”, (Air Pollution) Environment Today A Journal published by Environment For All "EFA"-Nepal, A NGO working in the field of Environment and Public Health in Nepal. (In Nepali)
41. Tista Prasai (2001): “HIV and AIDS”, Microcosm: The little world, 2001, A Journal published by Central Dept. of Microbiology, T. U., Kathmandu, Nepal





Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Research on Water Quality and Treatment Environmental Awareness Program

Prizes, Grants and Awards

OWSD Awards

Feb 2019
OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women Scientists
For her research in developing novel metal oxide adsorbents to remove harmful organic and inorganic arsenic compounds efficiently from water.

Other Awards

Jun 2017
Excellent International Student award
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Sep 2017
Nepal Bidhya Bhushan- Class-A
Received from Right Honorable President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, for achievements in Ph.D. Research
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2019