Dr. (Mrs.) Arundhuti Devi


  1. Hazardous waste minimization and pollution prevention.
  2. Application of Chemo-Bio methods for remediation of various industrial effluents and contaminated soil.
  3. Utilisation of green sorption techniques for removal of dyes and persistent organic contaminants.
  4. Evaluation of anthropogenic influences on water and sediment quality of freshwater wetlands.
  5. Air quality trends analysis and source apportionment study.
  6. Assessment of water, soil and air quality
Sl.No Institution Place Position From(Date) To(date)
1. Lecturer B.B.K. College, Nagaon ,ASSAM Lecturer 1989 1991
2. IASST Technical assistant 1991 1993
3. IASST JRF 1993 1996
3. IASST S.R.A 1996 2001
4. IASST Assistant Professor 2001 2007
5. IASST AssistantProfessor(Sr.Grade) 2007 2013
6. IASST Associate Professor (1) 2013 Till Date

Selected Publications

List of Publications in Journals

Sl NO          Author (s)            Title Name of Journal Volume, Page I F Year
1. Khanindra Sharma, Suravi Kalita, Neelotpal Sen Sarma and Arundhuti Devi*,


Treatment of crude oil contaminated wastewater

via an electrochemical reaction

RSC Advances 10, 1925–1936


3.049 2019
2. Suravi Kalita ,Hari Prasad Sarma and Arundhuti Devi* Sediment characterisation and spatial distribution of heavy metals in the sediment of a tropical freshwater wetland of Indo-Burmese province.


Environmental Pollution 250, 969-980 5.714 2019
3. Khanindra Sharma, Mihirjyoti Pathak, Suravi Kalita,Krishna G. Bhattacharyya, Neelotpal S. Sarma, Arundhuti Devi* Sequential treatment of paper mill effluent with modified Fenton Oxidation and bioflocculation. Environment, Development and Sustainability. doi:10.1007/s10668-019-00431-3 1.676 2019
4. Chandrawali Kalita, Mausumi Ganguly and Arundhuti Devi* Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by using Edible Bamboo Shoots with high Antioxidant Properties.


Research Journal of life Sciences,Bioinformatics,Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences,.. 4(5),652-666 0.35 2019
5. Suravi Kalita, Niva. Barman, R. Sultana and Arundhuti Devi* Suitability of groundwater for drinking and irrigation purposes of Guwahati city, Assam, India: An assessment of its quality. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment 3,22-31 · 0.6 2018
6. Suravi. Kalita, Mihirjyoti Pathak, Gitumani Devi, Hari. P. Sarma, Krishna G. Bhattacharyya, Arunima Sarma and Arundhuti Devi* Utilization of Euryale ferox Salisbury seed shell for removal of basic fuchsin dye from water: equilibrium and kinetics investigation† RSC Advances


7,27248–27259, 3.049 2017
7. Mihirjyoti Pathak, Hridip K. Sarma, Krishna G. Bhattacharyya, Sanjukta Subudhi, Varsha Bisht, Banwari Lal and Arundhuti Devi* Characterization of a novel polymeric bioflocculant produced from bacterial utilization of n-hexadecane and its application in removal of heavy metals.


Frontiers in Microbiology


8, 1-15 4.019 2017
8. Pranjal.Tamuly and Arundhuti Devi Bioaccumulation of toxic and essential mineral elements content of Assam tea Pollution Research 36,513-519 2017
9. Gitumani .Devi., Arundhuti Devi *and Krishna G. Bhattacharyya Oil exploration activities: Assessment of hazardous impacts on ‘golden silk’ cultivation.Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Environmental Monitoring and Assessment


189 (2) ,


1.959 2017
10. Chandrawali Kalita , Mausumi Ganguly , Arundhuti Devi* Evaluation of Antioxidant Capacity and Antimicrobial Properties of Ethnic Bambuseae species and Identification of the Active Components. International Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biological Archives. 7(1), 61 – 71 2016
11. Gitumani Devi, Arundhuti Devi *and Krishna Gopal Bhattacharyya Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals in Fine Particulates in Oil Field Air: Possible Impacts on Production of Natural Silk. Environmental Science and pollution Research 23(4), 3310-3321 2.914 2016
12. P. Tamuly., G Devi. and Arundhuti Devi* Dissipation pattern of trace metals from soil to leaves in tea gardens of Assam, India Journal of Environmental Research And Development 10(3), 451-462 2016
13. Rupshikha Patowary, Kaustuvmani Patowary ,Arundhuti Devi ,Mohan Chandra Kalita ,  Suresh Deka Uptake of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) by Oryza sativa L. Grown in Soil Contaminated with Crude Oil Bull Environ Contam Toxicol


DOI 10.1007/s00128-016-1990-5


1.650 2016
14. S. Baruah, Arundhuti Devi, K. G. Bhattacharyya, A. Sarma Developing a biosorbent from Aegle Marmelos leaves for removal of methylene blue from water. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.


14: 341 2.031 2016
15. Mihirjyoti Pathak, Arundhuti Devi* , Krishna G. Bhattacharyya, Hridip K Sarma, Sanjukta. Subudhi and Banwari Lal. Production of a non-cytotoxic bioflocculant by a bacterium utilizing a petroleum hydrocarbon source and its application in heavy metal removal RSC Advances


5, 66037–66046 3.049 2015
16. Sanjukta Subudhi, Varsha Bisht, Neha Batta, Mihirjyoti Pathak, Arundhuti Devi, Banwari Lal. Purification and characterization of exopolysaccharide bioflocculantproduced by heavy metal resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans



Carbohydrate Polymers


137, 441–451 6.044 2015
17. Lipi B. Mahanta, Manisha Choudhury, Arundhuti Devi, Arunima Bhattacharya On the Study of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index (BMI) and Weight Gain as Indicators of Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women Belonging to Low Socio-Economic Category: A Study from Assam Indian Journal of Community Medicine


40, 3, 198-202 0.35 2015
18 Lipi B. Mahanta, Manisha Choudhury1, Arundhuti Devi2, Arunima Bhattacharya3 On the Study of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass

Index (BMI) and Weight Gain as Indicators of

Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women Belonging

to Low Socio-Economic Category: A Study from


Indian Journal of Community Medicine/Vol /Issue July 40,3 1.22 2015
19. Mihirjyoti Pathak, Arundhuti Devi *, Hridip K Sarma, Banwari Lal, Application of bioflocculating property of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain IASST201 in treatment of oil-field formation water Journal of basic microbiology 54, 1 -12 1.580 2014
20. Gitumani Devi , Krishna Gopal Bhattacharyya , Lipi B Mahanta and Arundhuti Devi* Trace Metal Composition of PM2.5, Soil, and Machilus bombycina Leaves and the Effects on Antheraea assama Silk Worm Rearing in the Oil Field Area of Northeastern India Water Air & Soil Pollution


225(3), 1-13. 1.769 2014
21 Pranjal Tamuly and

Arundhuti Devi*

Heavy metal contamination of roadside topsoil in some areas of Golaghat and Jorhat district along national highway-37, upper Assam, India. International Journal of Environmental sciences 5(2), 472 – 481


22. Sanjukta Subudhi, Neha Batta, Mihirjyoti Pathak, Varsha Bisht, Arundhuti Devi, Banwari Lal, Bader Al khulifah, Bioflocculant production and biosorption of zinc and lead by a novel   bacterial species, Achromobacter sp. TERI-IASST N, isolated from oil refinery waste Chemosphere


113. 116–124 5.108 2014
23. Surabhi Buragohain, Dibakar Chandra Deka and Arundhuti Devi * Fenton oxidation and combined Fenton- microbial treatment of crude oil contaminated soil in Assam-India Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts


15, 1913-1920 2.688 2013
24. Neha Batta, Sanjukta Subudhi, Banwari Lal and Arundhuti Devi. Isolation of a lead resistant novel bacterial species, Achromobacter Sp. TL-3: Assessment of bioflocculant activity Indian Journal of Experimental Biology


51(11), 1004-1011 0.934 2013
25 Lipi B. Mahanta, Manisha Choudhury, Arundhuti Devi, Arunima Bhattacharya On the Study of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass

Index (BMI) and Weight Gain as Indicators of

Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women Belonging

to Low Socio-Economic Category: A Study from


Indian Journal of Community Medicine/Vol /Issue July 40,3 1.22 2015
26 Geetima Deka,   Arundhuti Devi and K. G..Bhattacharyya Impact of oil refinery wastes on water and soil quality: A case study Environmental Science   An Indian Journal. 7(1) pp 29-36 2012
27 Geetima Deka, Arundhuti Devi and K. G.Bhattacharyya Impact of petroleum hydrocarbon on soil enzymatic activities in agricultural soil around a refinery Research & Reviews in BioSciences 6 (1) pp-16-21 2012
28 Mukut Kalita & Arundhuti Devi Uptake of   metals by four commonly available plant

species collected from crude oil contaminated sites of Lakowa oil field. (ASSAM).


International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research (IJASR) Vol. 2 Issue 4 Dec

Pg 121-134


29 Lipi B. Mahanta, R. Gogoi, T. Debroy and Arundhuti Devi Nutritional Status and Impact of Socio-Economic factors on pregnant women in Kamrup District of Assam Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 51:6, 463-480 2012
30 Mukut Kalita & Arundhuti Devi Study on the effects of soil pH and addition of N-P-K fertilizer on degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons present in oil contaminated


International Journal of chemical and Petroleum Technology (IJCPT) Vol.2 Issue   3 Pg. 9-22.


31 Mukut Kalita, K.G. Bhattacharyya and Arundhuti Devi Accumulations of heavy     metals in some selected   plant parts (rice grains, rice husks, papaya fruits and tea leaves) collected from crude oil contaminated sites in Assam Jr. Ecology, Environment and Conservation. 16(2) pp. 39-47 2010
32 Mukut Kalita,   K.G. Bhattacharyya and Arundhuti Devi Assessment of   Oil   Field Soil with Special Reference to the Presence of Heavy Metals: A Case Study in Agricultural Soil at   Rudrasagar Oil Field, Assam Indian Jr. of   Environmental Protection. 29(12) pp 1065 – 1071 2009
33 Arundhuti Devi Soil enzymatic activity as a measure of soil health Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology & Environmental Science. Vol.11, No.(4): pp. 825 -830 2009
34 Kalita M., Das H., Khanikar N., Bhattacharyya Krishna G , Arundhuti Devi Assessment of pollution risks generated by Group Gathering Station – A case study in   Lakowa Oil Field (GGS -1) of ONGCL EnviroSpectra.


Vol.2.N0-1, pp-52- 59. 2007
35 Deka S., Arundhuti Devi., Borthakur H.P. and Kagti L.C Impact of Oil Exploration on Physico-chemical properties of rice field soil at Moran oil field of Upper Assam Indian Jr. of Environmental Protection. 24 (4) pp -273-276 2004
36 Deka S., Arundhuti Devi., Borthakur H.P. and Kagti L.C Impact of oil exploration on the Microflora in the rice field soils of Upper Assam Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. & Env.Sc. 3 (3), pp-217 -222 2001
37 Deka S., Arundhuti Devi., Borthakur H.P. and Kagti L.C Studies on the impact of crude oil pollution on physico-chemical properties, nature of microorganisms and growth of rice plants in soil Env. Biol. 18(2), pp-167 – 171 1997
38 Deka S., Arundhuti Devi., Kagti L.C. Impact of gas flaring on Physico-chemical Properties and occurrence of Microflora in rice field soil at Rudrasagar oil field of Assam. Environment & Ecology 11(3) pp 527-531 1994
39 Deka S., Arundhuti Devi Impact of flaring of Group Gathering Station (GGS) on physico-Chemical properties of rice field soil at Lakowa oil field of Assam Pollution Research 13(2) 101-105 1994
40 Deka S., Arundhuti Devi., Azad P. Impact of crude oil on the growth of soil Microorganisms in the rice field soil of Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam. J. Indus. Pollution control. 7(1) pp 11-14. 1992

Completed Projects:

  1. Entry of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons into soil from oil field effluents and their natural degradation. Sponsored by DST, Govt. of India. 2000-2002.
  2. Environmental impact of long-term coal mining in Assam with particular reference to heavy metal pollution of water bodies. Sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forest,Govt. of India.2002-2005.
  3. Assessment of oil field soil (with special reference to polyaromatic hydrocarbons) for their eventual remediation and reclamation. Sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India. 2006-2009.
  4. Treatment of oil filed formation water with in situ generated bioflocculant. Sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India. 2011-2015.
  5. Oxidative degradation of typical petroleum hydrocarbons in soil through combined bio augmentation and bio stimulation processes. Sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India. 2011-2014.
  6. Preparation of a data bank on general health status of the population in the open cast and coal mining areas of Assam vis-a-vis their exposure to dust in ambient air. Sponsored by DST, Govt. of India. 2011-2013.

Ongoing Projects

  1. PM10 and PM2.5 Related Health Effects in North- East India: Source Identification and Cohort Analysis. Sponsored by DST, Govt. of India. 2019-2022.
  1. Engineered Bioremediation Approaches for Onsite Treatment of Soil Contaminated with Crude Oil” Sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India. 2019-2022.



Environmental Chemistry lab Research group

  1. Dr. Kaustuvmani Patowary,RA
  2. Dr. Geetima Deka (PhD awarded)
  3. Dr. Mukut Kalita (PhD awarded)
  4. Dr. Gitumani Devi (PhD awarded)
  5. Dr. Mihirjyoti Pathak (PhD awarded)
  6. Dr. Pranjal Tamuli (PhD awarded)
  7. Mrs. Chandrawali Kalita (Thesis Submitted)
  8. Miss Suravi Kalita (Thesis Submitted)
  9. Mr. Himanshu Deka (on going)
  10. Mr. Khanindra Sharma (on going)
  11. Mr. Dibya Jyoti Koiri (on going)
  12. Miss Ria Deb (on going)
  1. B.Sc final year (Chemistry) and M.Sc (Chemistry,Environmental Science) are encouraged to apply for six months internship and for two months training programme. [Scholarships are available for selected candidates]
  2. CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for Ph.D
  3. NET-LS qualified candidates with a very good academic record are encouraged to apply for Ph.D subject to their qualification of entrance test conducted by IASST
  4. CSIR-RA/Women scientists/ DST-fast track/ PDFs or any other related fellowship suitable for candidates are encouraged to apply.