American Journal of Environmental Engineering

American Journal of Environmental Engineering presents broad interdisciplinary information on the practice and status of research in environmental engineering science, systems engineering, and sanitation. A balanced contribution from consultants, practicing engineers, and researchers is sought on engineering solutions, and professional obligations and responsibilities.

Renu Bhargava

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Environmental Engineering

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Research Areas

Solid Waste Management, Aerobic Waste Water Treatment,Sanitation and Toilets


Ph.DEnvironmental Engineering, University of Roorkee
M.EEnvironmental Engineering, University of Roorkee
B.ECivil Engineering, University of Roorkee


presentProfessor (Civil Engg. Department), IIT Roorkee
1996-2001Associate Professor (Civil Engg.), IIT Roorkee

Academic Achievement

Invited as expert by various organizations at National levels
Member Indian Road Congress committee on environment (G-3)
Chairperson of the Committee on Ecological Sustainable Technology options for sanitation and sewage Disposable in Uttaranchal
Expert Member, Standing Committee for planning of New M. Tech Course, U.P. Technical University, Lucknow


Life Member, Indian Association for Environmental Management
Fellow, Past Member & Executive member, Institution of Engineers (India)
Life Fellow, Member of National Executive committee, Indian Association of Hydrologists
Fellow, Institution of Public health Engineers (India)
Life Member, Indian Society for Construction Material and Structures
Life Member, Indian society for Continuing Education
Life Fellow, Indian Water Works Association
Member, International Water Association
Member, International Solid waste Association

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Arun Kumar, Renu Bhargava and Pramod Kumar,(2010),Design of Multistage Activated sludge bio-film reactors: a rational approach, Int. journal Environment andWaste management, Vol 10,No. 10,2010.
[2]  Thalla Arun Kumar, Renu Bhargava, and Pramod Kumar. (2010) "Nitrification Kinetics of Activated Sludge-Biofilm Reactors: A Mathematical Model", Bioresource Technology. Vol101 (15).
[3]  Seetha, N., Bhargava, R., Kumar, P. (2010). Effect of organic shock loads on a two-stage activated sludge-biofilm reactor. Bioresource Technology, 101(9), 3060-3066.
[4]  Khwairakpam, M., Bhargava, R., (2009) Bioconversion of filter mud using vermicomposting employing two exotic and one local earthworm species. Bioresource Technology, 100(23), 5846-5852.
[5]  Ajay D. Chavan, M.P Sharma and Renu Bhargava (2009). Water Quality Assessment of the Godavari River.Hydro Nepal,5,July.
[6]  Khwairakpam, M and Bhargava, R. (2009), "Vermitechnology for sewage sludge recycling" Journal of Hazardous Materials 161(2/3), 948-954.
[7]  Bhargava, R., Pruthi, V. Verma S., (2006), "Oily sludge degradation by bacteria from Ankleshwar" India International biodeterioration & biodegradation, Vol. 57, pp. 207-213.
[8]  Fouad, M. and Bhargava, R., (2004), "The optimum stage for nitrification efficiency in the biofilm-ASP reactor", Water Intelligence Online.
[9]  Fouad, M. and Bhargava, R. (2004), "Approximate solution for design of steady state biofilm-activated sludge", Water Intelligence Online.
[10]  Fouad, M. and Bhargava, R., (2005), "Sludge Production and Settle ability in Biofilm-Activated Sludge Process", Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131(3), pp. 417-424.
[11]  Fouad, M. and Bhargava, R., (2005), "Mathematical Model for the Biofilm Activated Sludge Reactor", Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE Vol. 131, No. 4, April 2005, pp. 557-562.
[12]  Fouad, M. and Bhargava, R., (2005), "A simplified model for the steady-state biofilm-activated sludge reactor", Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 74, 2005, pp. 245-253.
[13]  Fouad, M. and Bhargava, R., (2005), "Modified expressions for substrate flux into Biofilm", Journal of Env. Engg. & Science, Vol. 4, pp 441-449.
[14]  Deepak, D., Anand, K.V. and Bhargava, R. (1994), "Biodegradation of metal cutting oil: Evaluation of Kinetic parameters", The Chemical Engineering journal, Vol. 56, pp. B91-B96.
[15]  Mathur, R., P., Bhargava, R. and Gupta, A., (1985), "Anaerobic Filtration of a Distillery Waste", Effluent and Treatment Journal, Vol. 26, No.3/4 pp 89-91.
[16]  Bhargava, R., Shrivastava, A.K., Mathur, R.P. and Singh, J.P., (1986), "Effect of Nutriet addition on Performance of Animal Waste Fed Stabilization Ponds", Environmental Technology Letters, Vol. 7, pp319-324.
[17]  Prabhata, K., Swamee, P.K., Bhargava, R. and Sharma, A.K., (1987), "Noncircular Sewer Design", Journal of Environmental Engineering ASCE, Vol. 113, No.4, pp. 824-833.
[18]  Bhargava, R. Verma, S. (2006). "Techno-Economic Evaluation of fluidized Aerobic Bed Reactor system". Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, Vol. 2006, No. 1, pp. 36-42.
[19]  Ahmad, Y. and Bhargava, R. (2005), "Vermicomposting of Filter mud from sugar mill industry mixed with farm waste" JIPHE, Vol., No. 1, pp34-37.
[20]  Ahmad, Y. and Bhargava, R. and Parida, M. (2004), "Transport generated air pollution on national highways in Hardwar District" Journal of IAEM, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 225-229, 2004.
[21]  Banerjee, J., Bhargava, R., Garg, P.K. and Singhal, D.C. (2002), "Waste Disposal Site Selection in GIS Environment", J.GIS India, Vol.-11, No.1.
[22]  Bhargava, R. and Gupta, M. (2002), "Expert System for solid Waste Management", Journal of IAEM, Vol. 29, pp. 81-84.
[23]  Wani, M.M., Bhargava, R. Gairola, A. and Kundangar, M.R.D.(2002), "Status of Water Quality in Dal Lake", Indian J. Environmental Protection, Vol. 22, No.2, pp. 121-128.
[24]  Bhargava, R., Singh P.K., and Kumar V. (1994), "Analysis of environmental pollution problems", 74th Annual Technical Number (I.E. India), 7-15.
[25]  Bharagava, R., Mathur, R.P. and Singh J.P. (1986), "Limiting factor in animal waste fed stabilization ponds", Journal of Institution of Engineers (India),EN 3, 101-104.
[26]  Bharagava, R., Mathur, R.P. and D.S. (1981), "Algal Diversity as pollution indicator", JI IPHE, India, 4, 57-63.
[27]  Bharagava, R., Mathur, R.P. and Khanna, P. (1974), "Removal of Detergent from Waste Water by Adsorption on Fly Ash", Indian Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 16, No.2, pp. 190-120.
[28]  Rajpal A., Bhargava R. and Chopra A.K. "Comparative Study on Indigenous and Exotic Earthworms During Integrated Waste Management Through Vermitechnology" The twenty-sixth international conference on solid waste technology and management. Philadelphia, PA U.S.A.--March 27-30, 2011.
[29]  Khwairakpam, M, Bhargava R,(2010), "Recycling of nutrients from cattle manure using vermicomposting ",.International congress of Chemistry and Environment ICCE-2009, Ubonratchathani, Thailand.21-23 Jan'.
[30]  Khwairakpam, M and Bhargava R.(2009). "Syncronous treatment of municipal sewage and solid organics using vermifiltration", ISWA/APESB 2009 world Congress, Lisbon, Portugal. 12-15 Oct'.
[31]  Seetha, M. and Bhargava, R. (2009). "Treatment and Reuse of grey water" Proc. Of International Conference on Waste Management, IIT Chennai.
[32]  Arun Kumar, Renu Bhargava, Pramod Kumar. (2008) "A Conceptual MODEL for Nitrification in Aerobic Hybrid System" 8th IWA Specialized Conference on Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems, Coimbatore, INDIA.
[33]  Khwairakpam, M and Bhargava, R. (2008), "Sewage sludge management using Vermitechnology" Proc. Of International Conference on Waste Engineering and Management, 28-30 May 2008, Hong Kong, China.
[34]  Arun Kumar, Renu Bhargava, Pramod Kumar. (2007) "Design of Multistage Activated Sludge-Biofilm Reactors" 10th IWA Specialized Conference on Design, Operation and Economics of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants, Vienna, Austria.
[35]  Arun Kumar, Renu Bhargava, Pramod Kumar. (2007) "Nitrification studies on a Biofilm-Activated Sludge Reactor (Hybrid Reactor) in Treating Molasses based Synthetic Wastewater" International conference on Cleaner Technologies and Environmental Management(ICCTEM-07), Pondicherry, India, pp 102-107.
[36]  Arun Kumar, Renu Bhargava, Pramod Kumar (2006) "Evaluation of Kinetic parameter for the design of Biofilm-Activated sludge reactor (hybrid reactor) in treating waste water" National Conference on "Chemical Engineering and Environment: Current Trends and Issues", Indore, India.
[37]  Dewi, I.P.R., Khwairakpam, M. and Bhargava, R., (2007), "Vermicomposting of Bagasse from Sugar Industry Mixed with Food Wastes" Proc. Of International Conference on Civil Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities and Challenges, CNeM 2007, 11-14 January 2007, West Bengal, India. (Published).
[38]  Khwairakpam, M., Brighu, U. and Bhargava, R., (2007), "Financial aspect of Solid Waste Management in Jaipur city-A Case study" Proc. Of International Conference on Civil Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities and Challenges, CNeM 2007, 11-14 January 2007, West Bengal, India. (Published).
[39]  Khwairakpam, M. and Bhargava, R., (2007), "Treatment of filter mud using Vermitechnology employing pure and mixed cultures of two exotic and one local earthworm species" Proc. Of International Congress of EnvironmentalResearch, 28-30 December 2007, Bhopal, India. (Published).
[40]  Khwairakpam, M. and Bhargava, R., (2007), "Feasibility studies of consortium of earthworms for Vermicomposting" Proc. Of International Conference on sustainable solid waste management, 5-7 september 2007, Chennai, India.
[41]  Bhargava, R. (2007), "An Overview of Waste Management" Proceedings of International Congress of Environmental Research, held at Bhopal 28th Dec-30th Dec 2007 pp21-22.
[42]  Bhargava, R. (2007), "Role of Vermitechnology in Rural Sanitation", Proceeding of The World Toilet Summit 2007 at New Delhi, October 31-November 3, Sponsored by World Toilet Organization., Ministry of Housing and poverty elevation GoI, MSJE, GOI, MoRD, GOI;UN Habitat.
[43]  Kumar, A., Bhargava, R. and Kumar, P. (2007), "Design of Multistage Activated Sludge-Biofilm reactors" Proc. Of the 10th IWA Specialised Conference on Design operation and Economics of the Large waste water Treatment Plants, 9-13th sept Vienna, Austria.
[44]  Khwairakpam, M. Varaprasad, N.V.V.S.R. and Bhargava, R. (2006), "Feasibility Studies for vermicomposting of paper and pulp mill sludge and effluent with cow dung" International Interdisciplinary conference on "sustainable technologies for Env. Protection" ICSTEP-2006, held at CIT Coimbatore, India.
[45]  Fouad, M. and Bhargava R. (2003), "Experimental Verification for biofilm flux under completely mixed condition" Proceeding of International conference on water and environment (WE 2003) Bhopal, India December.
[46]  Fouad, M. and Bhargava R. (2003), "Approximate Sludge age and process stability for the biofilm activated sludge reactor", Proceeding of 5th water asia 2003, International conference and exhibition on Asian Water Industry New Delhi India.
[47]  Gairola, A. and Bhargava, R. (2000), "Experimental Studies of Salt Movement Through unsaturated soils", Asian Conference on Unsaturated Soils UNSATASIA2000 Singapore 18-19 May, 2000.
[48]  Gairola, A., Dinesh and Bhargava, R. (1999), "Containment transport through injection well", South Asian conference on Challenges to Architects and Civil Engineers during twenty first century, Kathmandu, Nepal, April 7-9, 1999.
[49]  Bhargava, R., Bhattacharjee, R.C. and Swamee, P.K. (1999), "Optimal Design of a single tray restangular settling chamber", South Asian conference on Challenges to Architect and Civil Engineers During twenty first century, Kathmandu, Nepal, April 7-9, 1999.
[50]  Bhargava, R. and Swamee, P.K. (1997), "Route optimizations of refuse collection system of an educational institute campus-A case study", The Thirteenth International conference on Solid Waste Technology and management, Philadelphia, U.S.A., 1997.
[51]  Swamee, P.K., Bhargava, R. and Bhattacharjee, R.C. (1996), "Rational Approach in design of air pollution control devices", International Seminar on Civil engineering Practices in Twenty first Century (I.E., India), held on Feb.26-28, 1996.
[52]  Bhargava, R., and Srivastava, A.K. (1995), "Solid waste Management in a Tourist City, The Eleventh International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management", Philadelphia, USA, 1995.
[53]  Bhargava, R., Srivastava, A.K. and Singh, L.G. (1990), "Studies on aluminum chloride as sewage coagulant", International Conference on Environmental Planning & Management (U.O.R.,Roorkee), April 5-7, 1990.
[54]  Bhargava, R.and Mathur, R.P. (1981), "Bacterial adsorption on Soil-Batch reactor studies", International Symposium on Water Resources Conservation, Pollution and Abatement, (U.O.R.,Roorkee), Dec. 11-13, 1981.