Prof. Izharul Haq Farooqi

    M.Sc. Engg (Environmental and Water Resources), Ph.D, B.Sc. Engg. (civil)




    Environmental Engineering, Corrosion Control


    4/196 Hamdard Nagar B, Near Kirmani Masjid, Aligarh.





    TT Winter Sem


Dr. Farooqi has been working in the environmental engineering field for the last thirty four years. The areas of specialization are water and wastewater treatment including biological treatment, Biodegradation of toxic wastes, corrosion control. Teaching interests include Biological treatment of wastewaters, environmental chemistry and microbiology, Industrial water treatment. Dr. Farooqi has published One hundred and twenty-seven research papers in international /national journals and conferences. having citations over 3185 (h - index 32 and i10 - index as 60). Some of the journals in which papers have been published include Water Science and Technology, Elsevier Journal of hazardous waste, Waste Management,  ASCE, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Cleaner Production, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier Journal of Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Chemosphere, Taylor and Francis journal of Environmental Technology, Royal Society of Chemistry, British Corrosion Journal, American Journal of CORROSION, Journal of Corrosion Prevention and Control and Anti Corrosion Methods and Materials. Apart from this Dr. Farooqi has presented research papers in international conferences in U.S.A., Switzerland, Norwey, Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, London and in different places in India. Dr. Farooqi has delivered more than hundred invited talks. Dr. Farooqi has mobilized a large amount of consultancy for the department and has established an state of the art advanced environmental engineering laboratory through research projects and has been an expert member in the various national bodies. Dr. Farooqi has supervised eleven Ph.D scholars and another four are under supervision. Dr. Farooqi has supervised 79 M.Tech. dissertations. Besides Dr. Farooqi has received six research projects form different organizations. DR. Farooqi is currently serving as chairperson of the department. Dr. Farooqi has participated in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, MHRD's Leadership for Academicians Program (LeAP) and has attended two weeks training program at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia under the same program. Also received Young Scientist Award from UP Council of Science and Technology in 2002. 

  1. Key Publications

    Farrukh Basheer, Asad Aziz, Diwakar Sharma, Ashish Sengar, Izharul Haq Farooqi, “Bioenergy production and slaughterhouse wastewater treatment in column type anaerobic sequencing batch reactor without any external mixer or gas/liquid recirculation”, Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE), 147 (3), 04021004 (2021)

    Mohd Salim Mahtab, Dar Tafazul Islam, Izharul Haq Farooqi (2020), “Optimization of the process variables for landfill leachate treatment using Fenton based advanced oxidation technique”, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, Elsevier. UK ( Available online September 2020

    Nadeem A Khan, Sirajuddin Ahmed, Izharul Haq Farooqi, Imran Ali, V. Vambol, Fazlollah Changani, Mahmood Yousefi, Sergij Vambol Saifullah Khan and Afzal Husain Khan,(2020) “Occurrence Sources and Conventional Treatment Techniques for Various Antibiotics present in Hospital Wastewater: A Critical Review” Trends in Analytical Chemistry Volume 129,  August 2020, 115921, UK (Doi

    MH Isa, LP Wong, MJK Bashir, N Shafiq, SRM Kutty, IH Farooqi, HC Lee, “Improved anaerobic digestion of palm oil mill effluent and biogas production by ultrasonication pretreatment” Science of the Total Environment, UK 722 (2020) 137833  (

    Mateen, Q.S., Khan, S.U., Islam, D.T., Khan, N.A. and Farooqi, I.H., (2020). Copper (II) removal in a column reactor using electrocoagulation: Parametric optimization by response surface methodology using central composite design. Water Environment Research, vol.92, pp.1350–1362

    Nadeem A Khan, Saif Ullah Khan, Sirajuddin Ahmed, Izharul Haq Farooqi Mahmood Yousefi, Ali Akbar Mohammadi and Faizullah Chengani, (2020) “Recent Trends in Disposal and Treatment Technologies of Emerging-Pollutants- A Critical Review”,” Trends in Analytical Chemistry UK 122  115744

    Asad Aziz, Farrukh Basheer, Ashish Sengar, Saifullah Khan and Izharul Haq Farooqi, ( 2019 ) “Biological Wastewater Treatment (anaerobic-aerobic) Technologies for Safe Discharge of Treated Slaughterhouse and Meat Processing Wastewater” Science of the Total Environment,  (Elsevier) UK Doi 686 (2019), 681–708.

    Nadeem A. Khan, Saif Ullah Khan, Dar Tafazul Islam, Sirajuddin Ahmed, Izharul Haq Farooqi, Mohamed Hasnain Isa, Arshad Hussain, Fazlollah Changani, Astha Dhingra, “ Performance Evaluation of Column – SBR in Paper and Pulp Wastewater Treatment: Optimization and Biokinetics, Desalination and Water Treatment 2019, pp. 1-16 (doi:10.5004/dwt.2019.23775) UK

    Saif Ullah Khan, Dar Tafazul Islam, Izharul Haq Farooqi, Sohail Ayub and Farrukh Basheer, “Hexavalent chromium removal in an electrocoagulation column reactor: Process Optimization using CCD, adsorption kinetics and pH modulated sludge formation” Process Safety and Environmental Protection, (Elsevier) UK (Doi 10.1016/j.psep.2018.11.024) vol 122, pp. 118-130, Feb 2019

    Ashish Sengar, Asad Aziz, Izharul Haq Farooqi and Farukh Basheer “Development of denitrifying phosphate accumulating and anammox micro-organisms in anaerobic hybrid reactor for removal of nutrients from low strength domestic sewage, Bioresource Technology, (Elsevier) UK 2018, 267, 149-157

    Ashish Sengar, Farrukh Basheer, Asad Aziz and Izharul Haq Farooqi, “Aerobic granulation technology: Laboratory Studies to Full Scale Practices”, Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier) UK 2018, 197:1 616-632

    I.H.Farooqi and Farrukh Basheer, “Treatment of Adsorbable Organic Halides (AOX) from Pulp and Paper Wastewater Using Aerobic Granules in Pilot Scale SBR” Journal of Water Process Engineering, (Elsevier) UK (2017) 60-66.

    Saif Ullah Khan, Rumman Zaidi, Saeikh Z. Hassan, I. H. Farooqi and Ameer Azam, “Application of Fe-Cu binary oxide nanoparticles for the removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution” Water Science and Technology, IWA UK, 2016 74(1): 165-175.

    Farrukh Basheer and I H Farooqi “Development of aerobic granules in sequencing batch reactor with p- nitrophenol as sole carbon source” Journal of water Reuse and Desalination, IWA U.K. 1(2)
    2012, 22-32.

    Farrukh Basheer, and  I.H. Farooqi “Biodegradation of p-Cresol by Aerobic Granules in Sequencing Batch Reactor”  Journal of Environmental Sciences, Elsevier 2012  24(11) 2012-2018, UK

    Farrukh Basheer,  M.H. Isa, and  I H Farooqi “”Biodegradation of o-Nitrophenol by Aerobic Granules with Glucose as co-substrate” Water Science and Technology , IWA U.K. 2012 65(12): 2132-9.

    Farrukh Basheer and I. H.Farooqi “Biodegradation of m-Cresol by aerobic granules in Sequencing Batch Reactor”  Environmental Technology, Taylor & Francis UK 2012 33(16), 1847-1856.

    Faisal, M.N., Khan, S. And Farooqi, I.H. ‘Prioritizing Municipal Solid Waste Management Factors in India using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process’ International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, vol. 10, no.4 2012, pp. 423-440

    Faisal, M.N., Khan, S. And Farooqi, I.H.
    An analytic process model for selection of infectious waste management contractors’, International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research, vol.3,no.4,pp.359-376, 2011

    Dr. M.N.Faisal, Sheeba Khan, Dr. I. H. Farooqi, “Prioritizing Factors for Selection of Infectious Waste Management Contractors using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process” International Journal of Applied Management Science, vol.3,no.3, pp.272-293, 2011

    Faisal, M.N., Khan, S. And Farooqi, I.H. ‘Analysis of interactions among the barriers to effective hospital waste management’, International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, Vol. 2, no. 154. Pp. 154-171, 2010

    Mohammad J.K. Bashir, Mohammad Hasnain Isa, Shamsul rehman Mohammed Kutty, Zarizi Bin Awang, Hamidi Abdul Aziz, Soraya Mohajen and Izharul Haq Farooqi, “Landfill Leachate Treatment by Electrochemical Oxidation, Waste Management, 29, pp.2534-2541, 2009, UK

    Ziur Rehman, Farooqi, I.H. and Ayyub S., “Performance of Biofilter for the Removal of Hydrogen Sulphide Odour” International Journal of Environmental Research vol.3, no.4 pp.537-544, 2009

    I.H. Farooqi, Farrukh Basheer, and Tariq Ahmad, “Studies on Biodegradation of Phenols and m –Cresols by Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket and Aerobic Sequential Batch Reactor”, GlobalNest Journal, vol.10, no.1, pp.39-46, 2008, UK

    Izharul Haq Farooqi, Farrukh Basheer and M. Hasnain. Isa,
    Co -     Degradation of Phenol and m- Cresols by Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor”, Water Science and Technology, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 73-79, 2007, UK

    M.A. Quraishi, I.H. Farooqi and P.A. Saini,Inhibition of Dezincification of 70/30 Brass by Amino Alkyl Mercapto Triazoles”,, British Corrosion Journal, vol. 35, no. 1, 2000, pp. 78 – 80, U.K

    Minhaj. A., P.A. Saini, M.A. Quraishi and I.H. Farooqi,A Study of Natural Compounds as Corrosion Inhibitors for Industrial Cooling System”, , Corrosion Prevention and Control, vol. 46, no. 2, April 1999, pp.32-38, U.K..

    I.H. Farooqi, M.A. Quraishi and P.A. Saini,  “Corrosion Prevention of Mild Steel  in 3% NaCl Water by Some Naturally Occurring Substances”, , Corrosion Prevention and Control, vol.46,no.4, 1999 pp. 93 –96, U.K.

    I.H. Farooqi, Aqbal Hussain, M.A. Quraishi and P.A. Saini, “Study of Low Cost Eco -  Friendly Compounds as Corrosion Inhibitors for Cooling Water Systems”, Anti Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 46, no. 5, 1999, pp.28 – 331, U.K.

    M.A. Quraishi, I.H. Farooqi and P.A. Saini, Investigations of Some Green Compounds as Corrosion and Scale inhibitors for Cooling Systems”, , CORROSION, vol. 55, no. 5 May 1999, pp. 493-497, U.S.A.

    I.H. Farooqi, M.A. Nasir, M.A. Quraishi, “Environment Friendly Inhibitor Formulations for Industrial Cooling Water Systems”, , Corrosion Prevention and Control, vol. 44, no. 5,  Oct. 1997, pp. 129 –134, U.K.

    M.H. Isa, I.H. Farooqi and R.H. Siddiqui,  “Methanogenic Activity Test for Study of Anaerobic Processes”. Indian Journal of Environmental Health, vol. 35, no. 1, 1993, pp. 1 -8

ECE313 ppt
Biological Process Lecture 2
Biological Process Lecture 1
Environmental Engineering - 1
Environmental Engineering - 1
Environmental Engineering - 1
Environmental Engineering - 1
Env. Engg. -1 Lime Soda Process
Env. Engg.-1 water quality parameters
Env. Engg.-1 Hardy Cross and Equivalent Pipe Method
Biological Process. Modified ASP
biological process; Ponds and Lagoons
Design of UASB in STP
RBC and Oxidation Ditch
Environmental Engineering - 1 (water treatment) ECEC2170, CEC2170
Anaerobic Treatment Fundamentals
Nutrient Requirement for Anaerobic Treatment
lecture on wetlands
Methanogenic Activity Test
sludge digester