Dr Rachana Singh


Amity Institute of Biotechnology
  • Academic Area

    Chemistry for Life Sciences

  • Teaching Interests

    Analytical and Environmental chemistry Physical chemistry Bioanalytical techniques.
  • Qualifications

    Post Graduation : M.Sc(Chemistry)-1996,Banaras Hindu University

    Doctorate : Ph.D(Chemistry)-2000,Banaras Hindu University

  • Experience

    27 Aug 2001 - Present
    Amity Institute of Biotechnology

    01 Jan 2000 - 31 May 2001
    Kanoriia chemicals & industrial limited,
    Hazratganj, Lucknow

  • Current Courses Taught

    General Chemistry

    Good lab practices and Instrumentation

    Research Techniques in Biosciences and Biotechnology

  • Research Interests

    • Development of novel Biosorbents • Working on heavy metal speciation and removal from River Ganges • Dye Industry waste water treatment • Biosorption and bioremediation processes.
  • Publications

    Trace metal analysis: selective sample (copper-II)enrichment on an AlgaSOB column ,

    Biosorption separation of ‘Labile’ fractions of copper and lead from river sediments and evaluation ,

    Biosorption of chromium (IV) from aqueous solutions by free and immobilized Eichornia crassipes ,

    Selective separation of Lead ions from waste water by Immobilized Chlorella based biosorbents ,
    International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

    Water Quality Status of River Yamuna in Delhi with Reference to Presence of Heavy Metals: A Review

    Bioremediation of Heavy Metals by Algae: A Review on Evaluation of low cost and high performance biosorbents ,
    Indian J. Agric Biochem

    Preliminary evaluation of wastewater effluents from food and beverage industries located in Delhi-NCR

    Int J Pharm Bio Sci

    Physiochemical and Biological Analysis of Wastewater Effluents from Dairy Industries located in Delhi-NCR, International Journal on Environmental Sciences

    Self-sustainable Chlorella pyrenoidosa strain NCIM 2738 based photobioreactor for removal of Direct Red-31 dye along with other industrial pollutants to improve the water-quality ,

    Treatment of Textile Dye Effluent by Algae: An Eco Friendly And Sustainable Approach to the Environmental Pollution ,
    Int J Pharm Bio Sci

    Socio-economic impacts of water pollution in Yamuna River basin at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh ,
    International Journal of Engineering Science and Management

    Physicochemical, biochemical and statistical analysis of beverages industry effluent. ,
    Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

    Characterization and immobilisation of bacterial consortium for its application in degradation of dairy effluent ,
    Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology

  • Projects

    Water quality assessment of River Yamuna in Agra-Mathura Region and its Process Investigation includ(no)
    Water quality assessment of River Yamuna in Agra-Mathura Region and its Process Investigation including remedies for pollution abatementby (Council of science and Technology)

  • Affiliations

    Indian society of Agricultural biochemist, Kanpur Since 22 Jan 2011

  • Activities

    • Received Dr. Upadhyayaln V.Rao Memorial Award in Analytical & Environmental chemistry section during Annual Convention of chemist1999.

    Received DBT travel grant for paper presentation in International Conference held in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011

  • Patents

    Development of a plant biomass based metal sorption column with modified silica gel and the application thereof ,noida,India - Provisional ( 1258/DEL/2009 )

    Dye decolourization method using algal species Chlorella pyrenoidosa ,noida,India - Provisional ( 3442/del/2013 )

    Citrobacterfreundii LCJ4 – 002 for the decolourization of textile dye Swiss Pink ,Noida,India - Provisional ( CRN 2383 )

    Green synthesis of carbon nanodots using banana peel for the decolourization of azo dye Acid Black 24 from textile effluents ,Noida,India - Provisional ( CRN 2778 )

  • Conferences attended

    National conference on Environmental Pollution, Soil Health and Sustainable Agriculture
    Organized By :Indian Network for Soil Contamination Research (INSCR) in association with Amity University Uttar Pradesh

    Science-led Development for Enviornmental sustainability
    Organized By :National Science Academy, New Delhi

    International conference on Public Health: Isues, Challenges, Opportunities, Prevention, Awarenes
    Organized By :Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, New delhi

    National Conference on Environmental concerns of 21st century: Indian and Global Context
    Organized By :Department of Environmental studies, Zakir Husain Delhi College(Evening)

    National Conference on Frontiers in Algology and Algal Biotechnology
    Organized By :Visva-Bharti, Santiniketan, West Bengal

    International conference on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences
    Organized By :Institute of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences, Kolkata, India

    International conference on advances in Biosciences and biotechnology-ICABB-2018
    Organized By :Jaypee Institute of Information Technology

  • Short Description

    Ph.D TITLE :- “New biosorbents for trace metal preconcentration” SUPERVISOR :- Prof. B.B. Prasad, Professor, Analytical division Department of Chemistry. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P. My Ph.D work lays emphasis on the development of chromatography column packing material based on algae ,which enjoys the advantage of being robust, recyclable, economic and free from usual complication associated with alga based column viz., algae clumping ,swelling and bleeding of sorbent .Two different algae used were Chlorella Vulgaris (unicellular green algae cultured in laboratory ) and Spirogyra ( multicellular green Algae obtain from nature ) which were immobilized on a stationary support (silica gel), invoking an ion exchange approach of “ Donnan equilibrium concept” , to obtain biosorbents called as “AlgaSORBs” of required stability and selectivity. These column packing materials selectively separate and preconcentrate the analyte (C