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Assoc Prof Dr. HIMANSHU PATEL | WASTEWATER | Best Researcher Award


Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Dr. Himanshu Patel’s academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from South Gujarat University in April 1998, followed by a Master of Science in Organic Dyes in April 2000. His passion for environmental studies led him to pursue an M.Phil. in the characterization and treatment of wastewater from dyeing mills and a Ph.D. in the same field, focusing on wastewater from textile mills.

Professional Endeavors:

Dr. Patel’s career spans various roles in academia and industry. He has worked as a chemist at companies like Colourtex Ltd., Atul Ltd., and Reliance Industries Ltd., gaining valuable experience in research and development. He has also served as a Senior Executive in the Research and Development Division at Sahajanand Medical Tech. Pvt. Ltd. and as Deputy Technical Manager at En-vision Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Currently, he holds the position of Assistant Professor at Pacific School of Engineering, where he is actively involved in teaching, research, and environmental auditing.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Dr. Patel’s research interests revolve around the characterization and treatment of textile effluent. His work includes the removal of color, COD, BOD, and other contaminants through physico-chemical treatments like adsorption and coagulation. He specializes in surface chemistry of adsorbents, adsorption of dyes from aqueous solutions, and the synthesis and characterization of hydroxyquinoline derivatives with antifungal properties. His contributions in these areas have advanced our understanding of wastewater treatment methodologies and environmental protection.

Accolades and Recognition:

Throughout his career, Dr. Patel has received recognition for his contributions to the field of environmental chemistry. His Ph.D. study was acknowledged by the university, and he has been recognized as a Schedule-I Environmental Auditor by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). Additionally, his role as a Ph.D. supervisor recognized by Gujarat Technological University (GTU) highlights his expertise and leadership in academia.

Impact and Influence:

Dr. Patel’s work has had a significant impact on both academia and industry. Through his research and teaching endeavors, he has contributed to the development of sustainable wastewater treatment technologies and has mentored numerous students and professionals in the field of environmental chemistry. His role as a convener of the GTU Innovation Council and co-convener of the Sports Committee demonstrates his commitment to fostering innovation and holistic development among students.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As Dr. Patel continues his academic and professional journey, his legacy of excellence in environmental chemistry and wastewater treatment will inspire future generations of scientists and engineers. His dedication to teaching, research, and community engagement positions him as a leader in the field, with the potential to make significant contributions to environmental sustainability and societal well-being in the years to come.


A total of 2005 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations        2005
  • h-index          17
  • i10-index        20
Notable Publications 

Fixed-bed column adsorption study: a comprehensive review

H Patel
Applied Water Science

A review on green synthesis of nanoparticles and their diverse biomedical and environmental applications

MS Samuel, M Ravikumar, A John J, E Selvarajan, H Patel, PS Chander, …

Comparison of batch and fixed bed column adsorption: a critical review

H Patel
International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Characterization and adsorptive treatment of distillery spent wash using bagasse fly ash

H Patel
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

Characterization and column adsorptive treatment for cod and color removal using activated neem leaf powder from textile wastewater

H Patel, RT Vashi
Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering
Himanshu Patel | Waste Water | Best Researcher Award