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Chemical Engineering Department NIT Srinagar-190006

Dr.MUSHTAQ AHMAD RATHER

Associate Professor

Energy,Environment,Nanotechnology,Waste water Treatment,Biomass Conversion,Photo-catalysis, Biofuels

Biography

Chemical Engineering is my basic specialization .Presently working as Associate Professor, I have been mainly involved in teaching and research activities. Our research group is working on problems pertaining to Energy, Environment and Biotechnology. We focus on Nanoparticle synthesis with their subsequent applications like Photocatalysis. From developing such catalysts to practically use same is our passion. Success has been achieved in treatment of dyes , pharmaceutical residues and other pollutants. We also focus on adsorption processes mainly by activated carbon. In Energy research, we are involved in transformation of biomass into fuels by Hydrothermal Conversion and other conversion routes. Bioremediation of polluted water is also one of our focus areas. Our laboratory is well equipped for the above purposes. A sponsored Project funded by MHRD Govt. of India on “Briquetting of Dal Lake weeds” is going on at present.

Education

  • M.TECH, Chemical Engineering, , Degradation of dyes by Nano-photocatalysis ,IIT Delhi
  • Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, , Hydrothermal Conversion - Biofuels,,NIT Srinagar
  • B.TECH, Chemical Engineering, , NIT Srinagar.

Publications Journal

  • Insha Amin, Ruqeya Nazir and Mushtaq A Rather "Nano-Bioremediation: An Innovative Approach for Remedying Heavy Metals using Fungi" J Bioremediat Biodegrad 2021, 12:6. Volume 12 , Issue 6. 187..Journal Impact Factor 2.01 ; 3.98 (5 Year Journal Impact Factor), JUN, 2021
  • Parveena Bano, Mushtaq Ahmad Rather,Malik Mukhtar ,Asma sherwani and Sajad Ganie “Fumigant toxicity of Artemesia absinthium essential oil to common stored product pests” Indian jl. of Entomology 83(2021).Web of science (Zoological Index).ACCEPTED MAY 2021., MAY, 2021
  • Shah, Aarif Hussain, & Rather, Mushtaq Ahmad. (2021). Effect of Thermal Treatment on the Phase Composition and Surface Properties of WO3-TiO2 Nanocomposites Synthesized via Hydro-Thermal Method. ChemistrySelect, 6(5), 987–994. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.202004160, , 2021
  • Aarif Hussain Shah and Mushtaq Ahmad Rather “Pharmaceutical residues: New emerging contaminants and their mitigation by nano-photocatalysis” . Jl. Advances in Nano Research, Vol. 10, No. 4 (2021) 397-414. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/anr.2021.10.4.397, , 2021
  • Shah, Aarif Hussain, & Rather, Mushtaq Ahmad. (2020). Effect of calcination temperature on the crystallite size, particle size and zeta potential of TiO2 nanoparticles synthesized via polyol-mediated method. Materials Today: Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.10.199, , 2020
  • Waris Baba, M.A Rather and Tanveer Rasool Dar. Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae for Production of Biofuels- A Review. Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research; Volume 5, Issue 6; October-December, 2018, pp. 84-85, , 2018
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather , N.S. Khan , Rajat Gupta .Hydrothermal carbonization of macrophyte Potamogeton lucens for solid biofuel production.Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal 20 (2017) 168–174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jestch.2016.08.015, , 2017
  • M.S.Charoo, M.F.Wani, M. Hanief, M.A.Rather. “Tribological Properties of MoS2 Particles as Lubricant Additive on EN31 Alloy Steel and AISI 52100 Steel Ball” Materials Today: Proceedings 4 (2017) 9967–9971.DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.06.303, , 2017
  • M.S. Charoo1, M. F. Wani, M. Hanief, Aman Chetani, M. A. Rather. “Tribological characteristics of EN8 and EN24 steel against aluminium alloy 6061 underlubricated condition”. Advanced Materials Proceedings. 2017, 2(7), 445-449. DOI: 10.5185/amp.2017/709., , 2017
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Noor Salam Khan, Rajat Gupta. Potential of Potamogeton lucens macrophyte for generation of fuels and chemicals by pyrolysis. World Scientific News 58 (2016) 34-47. Google, Google Scholar, ARIANTA, Indian Science, Cite Factor , Index Copernicus International ( IC Value for 2015: 90.87 )., Scientific Indexing Services, Chemical Abstracts Service / CAS ( CODEN: WSNOAZ ) , ProQuest., , 2016
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Ashok N. Bhaskarwar, Akshey Modi, Anjan Raina, and Deep Priya Kapoor “TiO2 Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue Dye by Utilizing Ultra Violet Light Emitting Diodes as Radiation Source” Adv. Sci. Lett. 22, 834-838 (2016), , 2016
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, N.S. Khan, Rajat Gupta “Hydrothermal carbonization of macrophyte Potamogeton lucens for solid biofuel production”, Eng. Sci. Tech., Int. J. (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jestch.2016.08. , , 2016
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Noor Salam Khan, and Rajat Gupta. Comparative Kinetic Studies on Non-Isothermal Pyrolysis of Ceratophyllum demersum . Macrophyte Under Inert Conditions. Energy Environ. Focus 5, 316–322 (2016). Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) Web of Science (Thomson Reuters). ISSN: 2326-3040 (Print); EISSN: 2326-3059 (Online) Copyright © 2000-2017 American Scientific Publishers , , 2016
  • Modeling and Simulation of a Distillation Column using ASPEN PLUS for separating Methanol/Water mixture. ‘International journal of Scientific and Engineering Research’ 6(3), March 2015 pp 619-627., MAR, 2015

Publications Conference

  • Riasa Zaffar, Ruqeya Nazir, Mushtaq Rather and Rubiya Dar “Assessing the Denitrification potential of Biofilm forming Bacteria for controlling the Eutrophication of world famous Dal lake of Srinagar, India International conference on Recent Developments on Materials, Reliability, Safety and Environmental issues –2021 June 25-27, 2021. Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar. Paper ID: IMRSE-2021-255. (Best paper award in session)., JUN, 2021
  • Ruqaiyah Khursheed and M.A. Rather. “Proximate Analysis Based New Correlations for HHV of Crop Residues and Aquatic Weeds Useful in Biomass Briquetting” Int. conference on Energy and Environment ICEE 2021 April 09-10 ,2021 organised by Jyothi Engineering College Kerala India (2021)., APR, 2021
  • Arif H and M.A .Rather “Enhanced Intake of Pharmaceutical Residues during COVID-19 Pandemic: Role of Paracetamol as a Special Case thereof” in RTU (ATU) TEQIP III Sponsored online International Conference on Post Covid Challenges on Life and Livelihood (ICPCC 2021) held on 5-6 March 2021, organized by Department of Applied Science, Poornima Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jaipur, India (2021)., MAR, 2021
  • Dabeer Hussain Mir and M.A.Rather "Biofilm signaling, their promising role for waste water treatment”. International Conference on Recent Innovations in Cleaner Technologies (RICT-2021) organized by ChED, MNIT Jaipur during 8th -9th March, (2021) . , MAR, 2021
  • Arif, H and M. A. Rather “Effect of Calcination Temperature on the Crystallite size, Particle Size and Zeta potential of TiO2 Nanoparticles Synthesized via Polyol-mediated Method” in 11th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization – 2020 (ICMPC 2020) organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering & Metallurgy Engineering and Material Science, Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore) during 15-17 Dec 2020., DEC, 2020
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather. “Fabrication of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with High Saturation Magnetization values for use in Photocatalytic Applications” 2nd Int. Conf. Recent Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Technologies (IMMT -2019) BITS PILANI Dubai Campus- UAE, 20-22 November ,2019., NOV, 2019
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather. “Adoption of Photocatalysis in Tertiary Water Treatment” Int. Conf. Contemporary Issues in Engineering, Agriculture and Applied Sciences NIT Srinagar and Krishi Sanskriti New Delhi 22-23 June 2019., JUN, 2019
  • Arif, H and M. A. Rather “Photocatalytic Degradation of Pharmaceutical Drugs using TiO2 Nanoparticles. - A Review in International Conference on Contemporary Issues in “Engineering, Agriculture, Applied Sciences and Humanities” (EAH – 2019) organised by MME Department, NIT Srinagar from 22-23 June 2019., JUN, 2019
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather. “Nano-Photocatalysis: A Versatile Advanced Oxidation Process” . Int .Conf. Nanotechnology for better living(ICNBL-2019) April 7-11 2019 jointly organized by IIT Kanpur & NIT Srinagar., APR, 2019
  • Aarif H Shah and Mushtaq Ahmad Rather. “Removal of pharmaceuticals from waste water using TiO2 nanoparticles”. Int .Conf. Nanotechnology for better living (ICNBL-2019) April 7-11 , 2019 jointly organized by IIT Kanpur & NIT Srinagar., APR, 2019
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather “Adsorption studies of commercial and locally fabricated magnetic TiO2 nanoparticles towards a model dye “ICW–2018, Mahatma Ghandi University Kottayam Kerala India. 7-10 December, 2018., DEC, 2018
  • Waris Baba, M.A Rather and Tanveer Rasool Dar. Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae for Production of Biofuels- A Review. Int. Conf. ETAHBS-2018 Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering NIT Srinagar October 20-21, OCT, 2018
  • Aarif H Shah and Mushtaq A Rather. Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as Potential Drug Delivery Agents in Cancer Treatment- A Review. Int. Conf. ETAHBS-2018 Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering NIT Srinagar October 20-21 2018, OCT, 2018
  • Faheem Hamid and M.A. Rather. Transformation of Biomass into Alternate Fuels by Briquetting Technology. Int. Conf. ETAHBS-2018 Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering NIT Srinagar October 20-21 2018, OCT, 2018
  • Shakir A Mir and Mushtaq A Rather. A Review on Activated Carbon from Biowaste: Process, Application and Prospects. Int. Conf. ETAHBS-2018 Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering NIT Srinagar October 20-21 2018, OCT, 2018
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather "Magnetic separation of photocatalyst in scaled up photo degradation studies of a model dye" NANOCON–2018, Bhartividyapeeth University University Pune India. 25-26 October 2018, SEP, 2018
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather "Synthesis and Surfactant size regulation of nanoparticles of Maghemite (?-Fe2O3)" ICETEST–2018, Government Engineering College Trichur Kerala. 18-20 January 2018., JAN, 2018
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather "Hydrothermal carbonization, a promising transformation process of biomass into various product materials" ICETEST–2018, Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala. 18-20 January 2018., JAN, 2018
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather . “Production of Hydrochar a Promising Fuel from Aquatic Weed Potamogeton crispus” 9th International Conference on Science, Technology and Management (ICSTM-17), Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA), C-6, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi (India) , 14th October 2017. pp. 109-110. ISBN: 978-93-86171-71-9., DEC, 2017
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Noor Salam Khan, Mohd Shafi Charoo, Mohd Hanief , Fasil Qayoom Mir. Catalytic Hydrothermal liquefaction of aquatic weed Ceratophyllum demersum for production of bio oil a promising alternative fuel. International Conference on Engineering Technologies (ICENTE’17), December 07-09, 2017, Konya, TURKEY.pp.113. E-ISBN: 978-605-67535-5-8, NOV, 2017
  • “Photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye” Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (FICS) – 2017.November 4- 5, 2017.Govt. Degree College Sopore Kashmir., NOV, 2017
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather . “Synthesis of Activated Carbon from Dal Lake Water Chestnut Shell. Study Its Adsorption Potential Towards Methylene Blue as Model Dye” 9th International Conference on Science, Technology and Management (ICSTM-17), Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA), C-6, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi (India) , 14th October 2017. pp. 136-137. ISBN: 978-93-86171-71-9., OCT, 2017
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather . “Adsorption potential of commercial TiO2 nanoparticles using Methylene blue as model pollutant” 9th International Conference on Science, Technology and Management (ICSTM-17), Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA), C-6, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi (India) , 14th October 2017. pp. 133-135. ISBN: 978-93-86171-71-9., OCT, 2017
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, M.S.Charoo, Rahul Goel, Saurabh Singh, Himanshi Sarangal and Rahul Panwar. Enhanced photocatalytic activity of Ag-doped nanoparticles towards degradation of Rhodamine-B dye. Int. Conf. on Water: From Pollution to Purification (ICW 2016) Kottayam Kerala 12-15th Dec. 2016 proceedings page 28., DEC, 2016
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Rahul Goel, Saurabh Singh, Hemanshi Sarangal and Rahaul Panwar ‘Synthesis of Ag doped TiO2 nano-particles and study of their efficacy towards degradation of rhodamine -B dye’ Int .Conf Nanotechnology for better living May 25-29th , 2016 jointly by IIT Kanpur & NIT Srinagar ICNBL 2016, MAY, 2016
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Ashok N.Bhaskarwar “Fabrication of Magnetic TiO2 Nanoparticles for use in Photocatalytic Applications .Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering NITK Surathkal, India – Dec 20-22, 2015. pp 52, DEC, 2015
  • 3. Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Tanveer Rasool, Saksham Sharma, Adarsh saini, Himkush Gupta, Anil Kumar , Vishal Malmotra and Nishant Gupta .Synthesis and Characterization of Activated carbon from locally Available Biomass –Horse chestnut shell. Also to study its Adsorption Potential Towards Methylne Blue dye. National Conf. ‘Recent Research Trends in Chemical and Environmental Sciences’ August 18-19 ,2015 at Sri Pratap College M.A.Road Srinagar.pp38., AUG, 2015
  • Iron oxide Magnetic Nanoparticles: Applications, synthesis and Properties”’ National Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials Processing (AMMP-15) 22-3rd May 2015 pp 31., MAY, 2015
  • “Synthesis of Monodisperse Anatase Phase aqueous Stabilized TiO2 Nanoparticles” National Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials Processing (AMMP-15) 22-3rd May 2015 pp 32., MAY, 2015
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather and Ashok N. Bhaskarwar ‘TiO2 Photo catalytic Degradation of MB dye utilizing UV LED’s as radiation source’ International Conference NANOCON- 14 organized by Bhartividyapeeth University- Pune, from 14-15th October 2014., DEC, 2014
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Rather and Ashok N. Bhaskarwar ‘TiO2 Photo catalytic Degradation of MB dye utilizing UV LED’s as radiation source’ International Conference NANOCON- 14 organized by Bhartividyapeeth University- Pune, from 14-15th October 2014., OCT, 2014

Books/Book chapter published

  • BOOK CHAPTER by Mushtaq Ahmad Rather and Parveena Bano. Chapter 10 “Biological/Biochemical Processes in Wastewater Treatment” . pp207 Advanced Materials and Technologies for Wastewater Treatment .Edited by Sreedevi Upadhyayula and Amita Chaudhary .( 2021) by CRC Press 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742ISBN: 978-0-367-68616-1 (hbk) ISBN: 978-0-367-68617-8 (pbk)ISBN: 978-1-003-13830-3 (ebk) DOI: 10.1201/9781003138303, 2021
  • BOOK CHAPTERS Mushtaq Ahmad Rather and Parveena Bano “Third Generation Biofuels: A Promising Alternate Energy Source” Integrating Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering, 27th March 2019. Print ISBN:9781119509837 |Online ISBN:9781119509868 |DOI:10.1002/9781119509868 © 2019 Scrivener Publishing LLC. , 2019

Patents