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Shalini A Tandon

Country of origin: India Currently in: India, mumbai General field of specialization: Interdisciplinary
Academic Background


2000 Doctorate Interdisciplinary
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


Major projects handled Environmental Impact Assessment Projects 1. Environmental Impact Assessment of Shivaji Maharaj memorial with statue off the coast off Mumbai in Arabian sea -for PWD,Govt Of Maharashtra. 2. Terrestrial Environmental Impact Assessment studies associated with the proposed development of garden /park at cuffe parade(between Nariman point and Geeta Nagar, western coast of Mumbai south city for MCGM ,Govt Of Maharashtra. 3. Impact Assessment Study to assess the feasibility of allowing Urban Renewal Scheme under Sec. 33(9) of DCR, 1991 in Suburban Area of Mumbai for MCGM, Govt Of Maharashtra. Pollution monitoring and Assessment projects 1. Assessment of Pollution caused by a Garbage Processing Facility at Hadapsar, Pune, -PIL HC 2. Assessment of Municipal Solid waste Facility at Patghardi, Tal, Dist. Nashik. 3. Assessment of ETP of sugar factory at kolpewadi, Ahmednagar 4. Assessment of Patalganga river and point discharge characteristics for the development of action plan –for Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran 5. Environmental Appraisal for removal of accumulated sludge along the banks of Vihar lake at Bhandup complex treatment Plant.- For Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) 6. Environmental and Health Assessment of Doongerwadi, Mumbai For Parsi Panchayat –for Parsi Panchayat 7. Toxicity Assessment of Base Oil & Synthetic Oil Base Mud ForTotal India Petroleum LTD, APAR chematek lubricants LTD, Halliburton offshore services inc Waste water Technology Projects 1. Nitrogen and carbon dynamic study in a wetland ecosystem and varied applicability of a constructed wetland system-The Supra- institutional project 2. Assessment of phytophil technology for dairy and textile effluents from industries-In house project 3. R&D work has been carried out on bioremediation and Phytoremediation of waste waters a) Removal of pesticides using combined Bioremediation and Phytoremediation techniques CRT (Carbofuran Removal Technology) b) Bioremediation approach for the removal of heavy metals from Industrial Effluents c) Phytoremediation approach for the removal of heavy metals from Industrial Effluents 4. Know-How Developed : Municipal Waste Water Treatment using Immobilised Microbial culture River water projects 1. Study and report to Supreme Court on Mithi River Status after 26th July 2005 Deluge by IIT Bombay & NEERI 2. Validation of the Developed Real Time monitoring Sensor for River Water Quality Assessment. (INDO-US project with IIT –Delhi as the lead partner ) Other projects 1. Vulnerability Assessment and development of adaption strategies for climate change impact with special reference to coasts and island ecosystems of India (VACCIN) 2. WP-16 STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HUMAN HEALTH INTERFACE IN COASTAL AND ISLETS ECOSYSTEMS OF INDIA 3. Evaluation and Benchmarking of water requirement during manufacturing of Soft drinks, Mineral water, Beverages/Liquor - For Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). 4. Dharavi redevelopment based on environmental sustainability and impact management system- For Dynamix Balwa group 5. Golden Jubilee Project. : Persistence studies of fipronil in different soils of India and to assess its effect on soil health. In-house project 6. Study for Mumbai MMR Sustainability: Housing and Transport- For Mumbai Transformation Support Unit, AIILSG Research Publications :34

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Shalini Singh, Sushil Kumar and M.C. Jain (1997). Methane emission from two Indian soils planted with different rice cultivars. Biol. Fertil. Soils. 25: 285-289.
2. Shalini Singh, P. Dureja, Sushil Kumar and M.C. Jain (1999). Persistence of  and  isomers of endosulphan and endosulphan sulphate in diverse Indian Soils as influenced by flooding. J. Environ. Sci. Health. B 34(6): 965-975.
3. Shalini Singh, P. Dureja, and Sushil Kumar (2000). Biodegradation of  and  isomers of endosulphan and endosulphan sulphate in soils of India. J. Environ. Sci. Health B 35(3): 337-346.
4. H. Pathak, Arti Bhatia, Shiv Prasad, Shalini Singh, S. Kumar, M.C. Jain and U. Kumar (2001). Emission of nitrous oxide from rice wheat systems of indo gangetic plains of India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 77: 163-178.

4. Shalini Singh, S. Kumar, M.C. Jain and D.Kumar (2001). Increased biogas production by using microbial stimulants. Biores. Technol. 78(3): 313-316.
5. Shalini Singh, P. Dureja, and Sushil Kumar (2001). Assessment of the role of environmental factors (pH and microbes) on the dissipation of alpha and beta isomers of endosulphan and endosulphan sulphate in river water. Indian Journal Occupational Health 44(1): 1-5
6. 7. Shalini Singh, S. Kumar, P Dureja and N Sethunathan (2001) Effect of technical endosulphan and its two isomers on nitrous oxide emission from alluvial soil. Research J. Chem. Environ. 5: 21-24
7. Monica Rastogi, Shalini Singh and H. Pathak (2002) A review on ‘Emission of carbon dioxide from soil’. M. Rastogi,. Current Science 82(5): 101-108.
8. 9. H. Pathak, Shalini Singh, S. Prasad, Arti Bhatia, S. Kumar, M.C. Jain and U Kumar (2003). Emission of methane from rice wheat systems of Indogangetic plains in relation to irrigation, farmyard manure and dicyandiamide application. Agric.Ecosys.Environ 97: 309-316.
9. H. Pathak, Arti Bhatia, Shiv Prasad, Shalini Singh, S. Kumar, M.C. Jain and P. Singh (2003). Effect of DCD, FYM and moisture regime on nitrous emission from an alluvial soil in rice-wheat cropping system. J. Indian Soc. Soil Sci. 51: 139-144.
10. Shalini S. Tandon, P. P Srivastava, S.C. Mukherjee and N. Saharan (2005) Acute toxicity of synthetic pyrethroids to Indian major Carp. Catla catla L. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol 74 (3).613-616
11. Shalini S. Tandon, P.P. Srivastava, S.C. Mukherjee and N.Saharan (2005) Studies on the toxicity of synthetic pyrethroids; cypermethrin deltamethrin and fenvalerate to Indian major Carp. Catla Catla L. J of Aq Biol
12. Pathak,H.,Mohanty S.,Patra,A.K. and Shalini Singh Tandon (2008) Environmental Change and Biodiversity in India. In Biodiversity for Sustainable De elopment(Singh,N.P. and Chhonkar,P.K. Eds.)Publ: Asian Socity for Entrepreneuership Education Development, New Delhi pp.195-222.
13. Shalini Tandon, Mangesh Inarkar and (2009) Rakesh Kumar Wetland Treatment (HSSP) of wastewater from a Milk-Processing Unit using Bambusa vulgaris, Typha latifolia and Cyperus rotundus, Journal of Environ. Sci. and Engg 52 (1) 23-26
14. Avick Sil, Kanchan Wakadikar, Sunil Kumar, Sivagami S.P.M, Shalini Tandon, Shivani Dhage and Rakesh Kumar (2010).Probability of Aluminium Toxicity from Bhandup Complex Water Treatment Plant, Mumbai: A Case Study. ASCE Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management 1, 37 doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.1944-8376.0000064
15. Kanchan Wakadikar, Avik Sil, Niranjan Kolekar, Shalini Tandon & Rakesh Kumar Effect of non-aqueous drilling fluid and its synthetic base oil on soil health as indicated by its dehydrogenase activity Environmental Earth Sciences: Volume 64, Issue 1 (2011), Page 25-28
16. Avick Sil,1 Kanchan Wakadikar,1 Sunil Kumar,2 S. Satheesh Babu,3 S. P. M. Sivagami,1Shalini Tandon,1 Rakesh Kumar,1 and Patrick Hettiaratchi4 Toxicity Characteristics of Drilling Mud and Its Effect on Aquatic Fish Populations Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste
17. Shalini tandon , Rakesh kumar and Prem Dureja (2011). Effect of fipronil on dehydrogenase activity in diverse soil types. Pesticide Research Journal 23 (1)
18. Prachi A. Nimkar, Niranjan Kolekar, Shalini A. Tandon*, Rakesh Kumar (2011) Methane emission potential and increased efficiency of a phytoremediation system bioaugmented with bacillus firmus xjsl 1-10, International Journal of Phytoremdiation DOI: 10.1080/15226514.2011.628717 vol 14 :9
19. 20 Shalini A TANDON, RAKESH kumar, rupneet bajwa, suman yadav (2014) PHYTOREMEDIATION OF FLUOROQUINOLONE GROUP OF ANTIBIOTICS FROM WASTE WATER, Natural Science Vol.5, No.12A special issue.2014
20. Shalini A Tandon , Niranjan Kolekar and Rakesh Kumar Water and Energy footprint assessment of Bottled Water Industries in India (2014) Natural Resource (SRP) 5, 68-72
21. Shalini A Tandon, Hrishikesh Badrike, Umesh Kakde, Rakesh Kumar (2014 ) Enhancement in Phytoremediation of Municipal Waste Water by Genetically modifying Wetland and Non-wetland plant species (non-edible)Global Journal of Biosciences and Biotechnology Vol 3(4) 359-364.
22. Shalini Tandon, Srushty Parsana,Rakesh Kumar (2015) Auxin treatment for enhancement of phytoremediation efficiency to treat municipal Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 74:702-707
23. Asheesh Srivastava, Shalini A Tandon & Rakesh Kumar (2015) Water Quality Management Plan for Patalganga River for Drinking Purpose and Human Health Safety International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences3(2), pp. 0071-0087,
24. ShaliniA. Tandon,Sana Shaikh,Rakesh Kumar 2014 Development and use of soil bacterial consortia for bioremediation of dye polluted soil and municipal waste water Global Journal of Biosciences and Biotechnology Vol.3 (3)
25. Shalini A Tandon, Radhika Deore and Rakesh Kumar (2014). Isolation and identification of Bacillus Marisflavi TF-11 and optimizing its use for the treatment of municipal waste water International Journal of Env sciences Int. J. Environmental Sciences Vol 3 (4) : pp 244 - 254
26. Shalini A Tandon, Radhika Deore and Rakesh Kumar Phyto treatment of municipal waste water in hybrid wetland systems (direct and reverse International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences
27. Shalini A Tandon, Samir Dhupare, Hrishikesh Badrike and Rakesh Kumar (2015)Assessment of Pollution Caused by a Garbage Processing Facility, Hadapsar, Pune, India. International research journal of environmental sciences vol Vol. 4(10), 34-42,
28. Asheesh Srivastava, Shalini A Tandon and Rakesh Kumar (2015). Water quality management p[lan for patalganga river for drinking purpose and human health safety. International journal for scientific research in environemtal sciences 3(2): 71-87
29. Shalini A. Tandon, Radhika Deore and Ankita Parab Removal of pesticide Carbofuran using wetland plants International J of Advanced Biological Research 6(4) : 472-475
30. Shalini A. Tandon, Radhika Deore and Ankita Parab (2017) Isolation, Identification and use of Carbofuran degrading microorganisms for the removal of carbofuran pesticide from contaminated waters. Global Journal of Biosceinces and Biotechnology 6 (1): 89-95
31. Shalini A. Tandon, Radhika Deore (2017) Removal of pesticide monocroptophos using wetland plants Global Journal of Biosciences and Biotechnology Vol.6 (4) 2017: 671-676
32. Shalini A. Tandon, Radhika Deore (2017) Treatment of Waste Water from Dairy Products Processing Unit using immobilised Bacillus Marisflavi TF 11 \, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering. Accepted
33. Shalini A. Tandon, Radhika Deore (2017) Isolation, Identification and use of malathion degrading microorganisms for the removal of pesticide from contaminated waters. National Journal of Life Sciences Vol. 14(2) 2017 :71-75.
34. Avick Sil, Kanchan Wakadikar , Sivagami SPM and Shalini Tandon and Rakesh Kumar (2017) Impact of Synthetic Based Fluids and Base oil on Earthworm Toxicity Int J Environ &Agri Sci, an open access journal Volume 1; Issue 1; 003

Presentation given

Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Jun 2020

Other Awards

Jun 2020
Academic awards/honours. 1. Merit Scholarship of University of Delhi for standing First in the University. 2. Recipient of IARI Merit Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance. 3. Awarded Junior Research Fellowship of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on the basis of competitive examination held countrywide for pursuing M.Sc. programme in Environmental Sciences. 4. Awarded University Grants Commission Fellowship (UGC) for Doctoral work in Environmental Sciences (1996) 5. Pradeep Memorial Award for outstanding work in Environmental Sciences 6. Recipient of the Environmental Protection Award 2003 in the area of environmental education and awareness. 7. Young Scientists Award (2005) of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the area of Soil, Water & Environment.