Date of Birth06.02.1959
Present DesignationChief Scientist & Coordinator
DivisionEnvironmental Science & Technology and Clay Product

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity / InstitutionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc.Chemistry, Zoology, BotonyMeerut UniversityIndia1979
M.Sc.ChemistryUniversity of RoorkeeIndia1981
Ph.D.ChemistryUniversity of RoorkeeIndia1985


(a) Main Area of SpecializationEnvironmental Chemistry
(b) Sub-area of SpecializationIndustrial Wastes Utilization

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Abendeen (UK)To avail BOYSCASTJan-93Jul-93
USAFor attending Inter-national Conference at NIST (USA)6-May-0912 May 2009
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards) :
  1. A.K.Minocha & Jaswinder Singh, Environmental Protection through fly ash utilization in construction Industry  Civil Engineering & Construction Industry Review Vol. 22, No. 2 pp44-51 (2009)
  2. Comparative performance evalution of fly ash bricks. Paper Presented at International seminar on Waste to Wealth  “ Green Building Materials and Construction Technologies using Agrricultural and Industrial Wastes” Organised by Building Materials & Technologies Promotion Council New Delhi Nov. (2009)
  3. Select Building Materials process and Environmental Technologies Paper Presented at International seminar on Waste to Wealth  “ Green Building Materials and Construction Technologies using Agrricultural and Industrial Wastes” Organised by Building Materials & Technologies Promotion Council New Delhi Nov. (2009)
  • Publications previous to 2009:
  1. A.K.Minocha, Jaswinder Sinhg & Vivek Sood, Pollution control in Brick Kilns through Gravitational settling ,Chemical Engineering World  Vol.7, pp535-546  (2008)
  2. Amit Bhatnagar & A.K.Minocha, Conventional and Non-conventional adsorbents removal of pollutions from water-A review – Indian Journal of Chemical Technology – 13(3), pp 203-217 (2006).
  3. A.K.Minocha, Manish K.Goyal and Pankaj Kumar, Fixation of Arsenic (III) ions in Ordinary Portland Cement. New Building Materials & Construction World 11 (11), pp 128-135 (2006).
  4. Amit Bhatnagar and Ajay K. Jain, Ashwani K.Minocha and Shailendra Singh, Removal of Lead Ions from Aqueous solutions by Different Types of Industrial Waste Materials : Equilibrium and Kinetics Studies Separation Science & Technology 41, pp 1881-1892 (2006).
  5. A.K.Minocha, Manish K.Goyal and Pankaj Kumar, Effect of Immobilization of Copper (II) ions on the hydration of ordinary Portland cement. New Building Materials & Construction World 11(5), pp 176-184, 2005.
  6. V.K.Gupta, M.Alkhayat, A.K.Minocha and Pankaj Kumar, Zinc (II)-selective sensor based on dibenzo-24-crown-8 in PVC matrix, Anal. Chim. Acta. 532, 153 (2005).
  7. A.K.Minocha, L.K.Agarwal, Jaswinder Singh, Manish Goel and Pankaj Kumar, Influence of Copper (II), Lead (II) and Cadmium (II) metal ions on the setting time of Ordinary Portland Cement. Resources. Journal of Environmental Protection 25, pp 365-368 (2005).
  8. A.K.Minocha, Pankaj Kumar, Jaswinder Singh and C.L.Verma, An Overview Pollution Monitoring and Control in Hot Mix Plants, New Building Material and Construction World 3, 54 (2005).
  9. A.K.Minocha, Manish Goyal and Pankaj Kumar, Effect of Mercury (II), Nickel (II) and Zinc (II) metal ions on the setting time of ordinary Portland cement 25(II), pp 1001-1005 (2005).
  10. A.K.Minocha, Pankaj Kumar, Jaswinder Singh, L.K.Agarwal and C.L.Verma, Effects of molybdate (II), chromium (III) and chromium (VI) metal ions on the setting time of Ordinary Portland Cement. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection 24, 77 (2004)
  11. Pankaj Kumar, V.K.Gupta & A.K.Minocha, Protoporphine IX dimethylester based PVC matrix membranes for  the fabrication of cobalt (II) ions. Electrochimica Acta. (Accepted) Dec. 2004
  12. A.K.Minocha, Pankaj Kumar, Manish K.Goyal and C.L.Verma, Case Studies on Immobilization of toxic metals in cement based system New Building Materials and Construction World. 10, 44 (2004)
  13. C.L.Verma, Manjit Singh and A.K.Minocha, Environmental Degradation and Protection of Historic Monuments – Advances in Environmental Research (June 2003).
  14. A.K.Minocha, Neeraj Jain, C.L.Verma, Effect of Organic Materials on the solidification of Heavy Metal Sludge, Construction and Building Materials (U.K.) 17, 77-81 (2003).
  15. A.K.Minocha, Neeraj Jain, C.L.Verma, Effect of Inorganic Materials on Solidification of Heavy Metal Sludge, Cement and Concrete Research (USA), 33 pp 1695-1700 (2003).
  16. Neeraj Jain, A.K.Minocha, C.L.Verma, Degradation of Predigested Distillery effluent by Isolated Bacterial Strains, Ind. J. Experimental Biology 40 pp 101-105 (2002).
  17. Neeraj Jain, A.K.Minocha and C.L.Verma, Batch Studies on the Degradation of Spent Wast Distilleries. Indian J. of Env. Protection, Ind. J. Env. Protection 21, 122-126 (2001).
  18. A.K.Minocha, C.L.Verma, J.Singh and Neeraj Jain, Environmental Aspects of Brick Industries in India. Instt. Of Public Health Engineers, 2001 (2), pp 52-64 (2001).
  19. Neeraj Jain, A.K.Srivastava, A.K.Minocha and C.L.Verma, Air Quality Assessment Near Brick Kiln Industry. Ind. J. Environmental Health 28, 38-42 (2001).
  20. A.K.Minocha, J.Singh, C.L.Verma & Neeraj Jain, Et Bhatto se Paryavaran Pradushan Avam Niyantran, (in Hindi), Paryavaran Patrika, NEERI, Nagpur, 1, 29-34 (2001).
  21. Neeraj Jain, C.Nanjundaswamy, A.K.Minocha and C.L.Verma, Isolation, Screening and Identification of Bacterial Strains for degradation of predigested distillery wastewater Ind. J. Experimental Biology 39, 490-492 (2001).
  22. V.K.Gupta, A.K.Minocha and Neeraj Jain, Batch and continuous studies on treatment of Pulp Mill Waste Water by Bacterial Strain Aeromonas formicans. Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 76, 547-552 (2001).
  23. M.Singh, A.K.Minocha & C.L.Verma, Studies on the durability and preservation of building stone. Indian J. of Env. Protection, 20, 873-876 (2000).
  24. A.K.Minocha, Neeraj Jain & C.L.Verma, Biochemical methane Potential of Muncipal Solid Waste. J.Environmental Studies & policy/(TERI) 3, 21-32 (2000).
  25. A.K.Minocha, Pankaj Kumar, Manish K.Goyal and C.L.Verma, Effect of Adsorbents on leachability of Toxic Waste. J.Environmental Studies and Policies 1, No.1,   (1999).
  26. M.Aslam, A.K.Minocha & R.S.Srivastava, Toxic Metal Contamination of Industrial and Mining Waste. J.Environmental Protection Vol. 1, No.9 pp 685-688 (1997).
  27. Et Bhatto se Prayavaran Pradushan Aur Uska Niyantran, (in Hindi) Aaviskar 29-32 January (1996).
  28. A.K.Minocha & Jaswinder Singh, Immobilization of Chromium in Cement Matrices. Environment Science and Technology, June 1996.
  29. M.Aslam, A.K.Minocha, R.G.Gupta & R.S.Srivastava, Air Pollution Hazardous from Brick Kilns. J.Institution of Engineering (Env. Engg. Sec.) 74, 24 (1994).
  30. A.K.Minocha, F.P.Glasser & A.Kindness, Immobilization and Fixation of Molybdenum (VI) of Portland Cement. Waste Management (USA) 74, 24 (1994).
  31. M.Aslam & A.K.Minocha, Environmental hazards from asbestos cement product industries. Indian J. Environmental Protection 807-810 (1994).
  32. M.Ashlam, A.K.Minocha, P.D.Kalra & R.S.Srivastava, Fugitive Dust Emissions from Stone Crushers. Ind. J. Environ Health 34(3) 186-191, (1992).
  33. M.Ashlam & A.K.Minocha, Studies on Treated Phosphogypsum by Infra-red Spectroscopy. Research and Industry, 37, 121, (1992).
  34. M.Ashlam, R.S.Srivastava and A.K.Minocha, .Durability of Concrete in Sulphurous Atmosphere. Indian J.Concrete 5, 135, (1987).
  35. R.S.Srivatava & A.K.Minocha, Determination of Concentration of Sulphurous Gases and Suspended Particulate Matter in Flue gases from Lime and Brick. Research and Industry, 1, 41, (1987).
  36. R.N.Goyal and Ashwani Minocha, Role of Spectral Studies During Electro oxidation of Biologically important compounds. Bulletin of Electro-Chemical Society 2(6), 601, (1986).
  37. Polarographic and Cyclic Voltammetric Investigation on p-[(8-Hydrozyazo Benzenesulphonamides quinoloy 1 )]. Indian J. Chem. 5A, 6501 (1986).
  38. Electrochemical Behaviour of 5-(2-Benzoth-thiazolyl Hydrazono)-1,3 Dimethyl barbituric Acid. J. Electronal Chem. 194, 650 (1986).
  39. Polarographic and Cyclic Voltlametric Investigations on Some Sulphonamido Thiazoles. Indian J. Chem. 25A, 548 (1986).
  40. R.N.Goyal and Ashwani Minocha Synthesis and Characterization of Some Suphonamide Substituted isoxazoles and Isoxazoles 5-one as Possible Anti-bacterial Agents. J.Indian Chem. Soe. 31,560, (1986).
  41. R.N.Goyal, Ashwani Minocha, Anita Agarwal & U.R.Singh, Electrochemical Behaviour of Copper Complexes of  Phenylhydrazone-B-Diketone. Societe chemique de France 1, 59 (1985).
  42. R.N.Goyal and A. Minocha and U.R.Singh, Studies on the UV Absorbing Intermediate Generated During Electrochemical Reduction of Benzalazine. J. Electroanal Chem. 185, 177 (1985).
  43. R.N.Goyal and Ashwani Minocha, Elucidation of Redox Behaviour of Ethyl 2.3-Dioxobutyrate-2 Phyenythydrazone-Semicarbazone by Polarographic & Voltametric Techniques. J.Indian Chem. Soc. 62, 202 (1985)
  44. R.N.Goyal and Ashwani Minocha, Synthesis and Characterization of Some Pheny-N-4-Aryl-5 (N-Substituted Sulpha-amidazo) Thiazol-2yl-Thiocarbamides as Possible Anti-bacterial Compounds.Current Science 54(5), 222 (1985).
  45. R.N.Goyal and Ashwani Minocha & U.R.Singh, Electrochemical Investigations of Benzalazine. Indian J.Chem. 24, 661 (1985)
  46. R.N.Goyal and Ashwani Minocha, Electrochemical Behaviour of Bisazo-dye Direct Red 81. J.Electronal Chem., 193, 231 (1985).
  47. R.N.Goyal and Ashwani Minocha, Synthesis and Characterization of Some 2-Amino-4-aryl-(P-azobenzene Sulphonamido Thiazoles. Polish J. Chem. 59, 79 (1985).
  48. R.N.Goyal and Ashwani Minocha and A.P.Nautiyal, Electrochemical Oxidation of 2-Amino-benzothiazole. J.Electroanal, Chem., 191, 231 (1985).
  49. R.N.Goyal and Ashwani Minocha, Electrochemical Behaviour of the Copper Complex of 2,3,4-Pantanetrione 3-Phenyl-hydrazone. J.Electronal, Chem 172, 33 (1984)
  50. R.N.Goyal , D.R.Gupta, Ashwani Minocha and Udai Raj Singh, Electrochemical Investigation of Some Aceto-Acetearylides. Indian J.Chem. 23A, 900 (1984).
  51. Environmental Technology Management of Cement Industry, Paper Presented at nternational Conference on Recent Trends in Environmental Impact Assessment (RTEIA 2008) at NEERI Nagpur  Nov. 2008
  52. Role of Analytical Chemistry in Developing of Certified Reference Materials of Building Materials in Chemistry at NPL New Delhi May 2008
  53. Effect of Adsorbent on the Leachability of Toxic waste in Cement based system in Recent Trends in Building Materials RRL Bhopal (Feb. 2004).
  54. Physico-Chemical Study of Portable Water of Roorkee Town National Symposium on Hydrology NIH (March 2004).
  55. Effect of Seapage of Caustic Soda Foundation and Remedial Measure in Alumina Plant. In Indian Geotechnical Conference an Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure Development at IGS-Roorkee (2003).
  56. Effect of Inorganic and Organic Materials on the Solidification of Heavy Metal Sludge In : National Conference on Pollution Prevention & Control in India, Organised by VRCE and IAEM, 2-3 March Nagpur (2002).
  57. Ambient Air Quality Monitoring – Calibration of Equipment. In Workshop – cum-symposium on “Issues related to Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Instruments and Analyzers” at CPCB, Delhi (2002).
  58. Environmental Degradation and Protection of Historic Monuments. In conference an strategy and Methodology for conservation of Heritage and Monuments in India, Roorkee (2002).
  59. Batch Studies on the Degradation of Predigested Distillery Effluent by Isolated Bacterial Strains In : National Seminar on Management and Utilization of Clinical and Urban Waste. The Institute of Energy, Environment and Waste Management, India, July 27-28, Kolkatta (WB), (2001).
  60. Bacterial Degradation of Black Liquor in Pulp and Paper Industry. Paper presented at International Conference on Construction Industry, Chandigarh (2000).
  61. Technical aspects of habitable reclamation of abandoned fly ash ponds. Paper presented at International Conference on construction Industry , Chandigarh (2000).
  62. Pollution concerns from Production of Building Bricks. Paper Presented at 11th AGM of MRSI, Baroda (1999).
  63. Et   Udyogo   se   Prayavaran   Pradushan  (in  Hindi)  National Symposium on Environment III (Eco-Friendly and Biorational Pollution Management in soil, water and air) NCL, Pune (1996).
  64. Conditioning of Toxic heavy metal, in current matrix, Papers presented at 7th AGM at MRSI/ Banaglore, (1996).
  65. Microanalysis of heavy metals in fly ash and underground water sample   through spectrophotometric techniques. Papers presented at 7th AGM at MRSI/ Banaglore, (1996).
  66. Conditioning   of  Toxic  Heavy Metals in Cement Matrix.  7th Annual General Meeting of MRSI Bangalore (1996).
  67. Effect of adsorbents on the leachability of toxic wastes in cement based system National Symposium on Management of Radioactive and Toxic Waste BARC Bombay, (1995)
  68. Immobilization  and  Fixation of  Molybdenum (VI) in cement   and blended cement 3rd International Conference on appropriate Waste management Technologies for developing countries, Nagpur , (1995).
  69. Studies   on   toxic   metals   in   industrial   and   mineral    waste,  Environmental and Resource Development for Mineral Industry (ENRED-95) at Bhubaneswar, (1995).
  70. Spectrophotometric Characterization of Phosphogypusm – An Industrial Waste. Symposium on “Recent Trends in Instrumental Methods of Analysis”, University of Roorkee, (1992)
  71. Spectrophotometric Characterization of Air Pollutants in Stack gases of Building Material Industries. Symposium on “Recent Trends in Instrumental Methods of Analysis”, University of Roorkee, 1992.
  72. Environmental Pollution from Building Material Industries in India, World Building Congress, CIB,  Canada (1992).
  73. Pollution Hazards from Brick Industry in India, International Conference on Man and Environment, Allahabad (1989).
  74. Pollution Emission from Building Material Industries in India. International Conference on Air Water and Environmental Pollution and Hazardous Wastes, Bombay (1988).
  75. Environmental Impact of Asbestos Products Industry in India International Conference on Environmental Impact Analysis for Developing Countries, Organised by BHEL Hardwar  (1988).
  76. Application of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry in Chemical Analysis of Building Materials National Seminar on Application of Advanced Technology in the Field of Testing and Evaluation of Materials. Organised by National Test House, Calcutta (1988).
  77. Studies on Pollution Emission from Brick and Lime Kilns. National Co-Workshop on Low Cost/Alternative Building Materials, Organised by CBRI at New Delhi (1987).
  78. Monitoring and Estimation of Sulphur dioxide from Brick Kiln p-rosanilne reference  method and volumetric method, National Seminar on Environmetnal Pollution Control & Monitoring, Organised by CSIO Chandigarh, (1986).
  • Tech. Reports: 38 Nos.
  1. Infra-Red Characterization treated Phosphogypsum, A report submitted in the partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in S&T to BITS Pilani (1989).
  2. State of the Art Report on “Possible  Health  Hazards  from  Lime  Industry” (1989).
  3. Special  Investigations  on  fire  behaviour  of  Twiga  Insul  glasswool Insulation, Consultancy (Project Report  F(C)-071).
  4. Measurement  of  stack  emission  from  lime/brick  kilns  (Restricted  Report) 1991.
  5. Air  Pollution  Mitigations  system  for  small/medium  scale  lime  kilns, CSIR Thrust Area Project (A joint Project Report of CBRI & NEERI), November 1992.
  6. Fire  behaviour  of  plasopan  PVC  structural  elements,  Project Report  (94/C-117/Fire).
  7. Fire  behaviour  of  fixed door , (Project Report 4(C-118) Fire).
  8. Fire  behaviour of  timbron  profiles  and  panels, A Consultancy (Project Report 94/Conc./Fire).
  9. Development of National Emission Standards and Preparation of Comprehensive document for brick kilns. (Project Report CLP 203/93).
  10. Nondestructive testing of RCC Structures at `C’ power station at Sabarmati, Ahmedabad (Project Report B(S)003).
  11. Diagnosing soundness and suggestions for Rehabilitation structures in the 600 bedded ESI Hospital at Basaidarapur, (Project Report B(C)035 July, 1997).
  12. Design of Dust Settling Chamber for Existing Brick kiln and its pollution monitoring in Haryana (Project Report CNP 5418/CNP 2129).
  13. An evaluation of Factors affecting the solidification/stabilization of heavy metal sludge (Project Report OLP 0138).
  14. Reclamation of Abandoned Fly ash Ponds For Human Settlement (TIFAC, FLY ASH  MISSION  PROGRAMME) (Project Report SSP 1075).
  15. Health Monitoring and Assessment of 5000 tonnes Ammonia Storage tank foundation of chambal fertilizers and chemical limited, Kota (Project Report SSP-3126).
  16. An Evaluation of Factors Affecting the Solidification/Stabilization of Heavy Metal Sludge (Project Report – OLP 0138).
  17. Development of rational design, methodology of up flow anaerobic filter for treating domestic septic tank effluent (Project Report OLP 0183).
  18. Assessment of Structural and Strengthing/Remedial measures of distress building E21, Indian Ordnance Factory Dehradun (Project Report CNP 2571).
  19. Cement Based Stabilization of Toxic Waste (Project Report GAP 3036).
  20. Evaluation of Fly ash sample for developing Certified Reference Material (Project Report CNP 3049/3059).
  21. Vibration Monitoring Studies for Central Control Room at BPCL Mumbai (Project Report CNP 5030).
  22. Study and Assessment of bearing capacity of contaminated foundation soil and suggestion on remedial in caustic prone area in Hindalco, Renukot (Project Report CNP 1119).
  23. Investigation of Distress in building of ISBT, Kashmere gate Delhi (Project Report CNP 3012).
  24. Environmental Studies of Ash Ponds area of thermal power plants (Project Report MLP 0003).
  25. Development of Indian Reference Materials (Project Report GAP 2618).
  26. Design of fixed Chimney for brick kiln of capacity 20-25 thousand bricks per day in Saharanpur area. (Project Report CNP 1669).
  27. Review of Environmental Statement submitted by Cement Plants (Project Report CNP 2640).
  28. Comprehensive Industry documents on Hot Mix Plants (Project Report CNP 2639).
  29. Pollution Monitoring Studies of Brick kilns constructed with dust settling chamber in Haryana (Project Report CNP 2641).
  30. Pollution Monitoring Studies of brick kilns constructed with dust settling chamber (Project Report CNP 2621).
  31. Implementation of CBRI Designed Gravitational Settling Chamber (Project Report 4841).
  32. Design & Construction of Brick kiln cum Demonstration units for KVIC Mumbai (Project Report SSP 1639).
  33. Improved Pollution Control Technology for KVIC Lime Kiln (Project Report SSP 2649).
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: 01 No.
  • Articles: 02 No.
  • Patents filed / granted: 02 No.
  • Processes Developed: 01 No.
  • Process Under Utilization: 01 No.


Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Higher Level Diploma in Science and TechnologyBirla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (Rajasthan)P.G.Diploma in S&T1990
2nd prize in All India Essay CompetitionKendriya Sachivalaya Hindi ParishadResearch Paper: Bhawan amagri Udyogon Se Pradushan Aur Uski  Roktham (in Hindi)1992
Certificate of MeritAir Pollution Hazards from Brick    KilnsResearch Paper: Air Pollution Hazards from Brick  Kilns1993-94
BOYSCOST awardDepartment of Science and Technology, New DelhiPost-doctoral Fellowship1993
Rekha Nandi & Bhupesh Nandi award and Certificate of MeritInstitution of EngineersResearch Paper: Air Pollution Hazards from brick kilns1993-94
3rd prize at National Symposium on Management of Radioactive and Toxic waste SMART-95BARC BombayResearch Paper: Effect of adsorbents on  The leachability of toxic waste in cement based system1995
Appreciation certificateDirector, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute NEERI), NagpurResearch Paper: "Et Udyogo ka Prayavaran Prabhav Aur Jokhim"1995
A cash prize of Rs.1500/= by Children Book TrustNehru House, New DelhiResearch Paper: "Bharat Ki Mahan Sansthaya (C.S.I.R.)1995
Merit promotionNext higher scale(CBRI) CSIR New Delhi1996
Technology on Pollution Control in Brick KilnsNational NRDC Invention Award“Technology on Pollution Control in Brick Kilns ”2001
CBRI Foundation Day AwardDirector, CBRI“Gravitational settling Chamber for Pollution Control in Brick Kilns”2002
Dubai International AwardBest Practices Pollution Control in Brick Kilns through Gravitational Setting ChamberDevelopment of GSC for Brick Kilns2002
Merit promotionNext higher scale(CBRI) CSIR New Delhi2004
Dr. R.B. Hajela AwardDirector, CBRIInstitute for the best paper in Building Materials2005
Directors Diamond Jublee AwardDirector, CBRIPollution Control in Brick Kilns constructed with in  Built Gravitational Settling Chamber2009
Professional Experience:

(a) Environmental: 20 years experience of monitoring and analysis of different air pollutants & successfully used the following equipments. Stack Monitor, High Volume Sampler, Velometer, Portable CO, CO2 analyser, Particle size analyser, Wind motor etc.

(b) Analytical: Experience of Physico-chemical analysis of building materials such as Cement, Lime, Gypsum, Fly ash, Soil, Water, Waste water and Environmental studies.

(c) Instrumental: Successfully used the following analytical instruments: Atomic absorption spectrophotometer, Inductively coupled plasma spectrophotometer, UV/Visible spectrophotometer, Infrared spectrophotometer, Selective Ion analysers etc.

Any other:
  • Environmental Pollution abatement from Building Materials Industries.
  • Characterization and quantification of pollutant/ contaminants in air, water etc. by use of analytical instruments.
  • Project execution activities such as planning, selection of monitoring locations and collection of primary and secondary data.
  • Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for proposed & expansion projects of process industries & infra structure projects as new townships, settlement colonies, commercial complexes and office complexes.
  • Hazardous and Solid Waste Management.
  • Water quality monitoring, water supply and Resource management.