Rakesh Bhutiani

Rakesh Bhutiani
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya | GKV · Department of Zoology and Environmental Science

Ph.D.,NET(UGC), NET (ICAR), FASEA, FICER,FICHE

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Introduction
Dr. Rakesh Bhutiani is Assist. Prof. in Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar since 2003. Dr. Bhutiani has published more than 80 research papers in National and international Journals of repute. He has written /edited about 20 books. He is also the Editor of Environment conservation journal, Journal of Energy, Environment and Carbon Credits and Member of Editorial Board of Biotechnology International Journal. He is a member of several academic societies.
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October 2003 - present
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya
Position
  • Research Assistant
October 2000 - present
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (134)
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The quality of the environment and the health status of mankind are directly or indirectly associated with one another. When we discuss about the quality of the environment (water, air, and soil), it depends on different parameters associated with them. Environmental quality parameters are often categorized into physical, chemical, biological, micr...
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The focus of the present study is the investigation of the removal ability of pollutants from different types of water (SS 1—Ganga water; SS 2—Hand pump water; SS 3—Industrial effluent; and SS 4—Tap water) using natural, low-cost biosorbent developed from abundantly available medicinal value plant Cassia fistula Linn. (commonly known as Aragvadha)....
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Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP’s) are biologically originated non-wood products derived from forests and constitute a vital source of livelihood. In India, approximately 275 million poor rural people inhabiting in harsh climatic conditions depend on NTFP’s for their survival and cash livelihoods. There is a lack of accurate global level statistic...
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In the present work, an effort has been made to utilize Phyllanthus emblica (PE) fruit stone as a potential biomaterial for the sustainable remediation of noxious heavy metals viz. Pb(II) and Cd(II) from the aqueous solution using adsorption methodology. Further, to elucidate the adsorption potential of Phyllanthus emblica fruit stone (PEFS), effec...
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Mining is a significant part of the transforming economy, which is generally considered as essential as well as social evil at the same time. It is one of the potential contributors to air and water pollution and possesses long-term impact on their quality. Keeping in view the exponential mining activities, we have selected an iron mine area in Bai...
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Introduction: The present study was undertaken to explore the antioxidant properties of Bilwadi agad. Bilwadi agad is one such formulation mentioned in classics which is the first drug of choice in acute toxicity conditions. The ingredients present in bilwadi agad are also known for their rasayana karma. The primary objective of this study was to e...
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The holy city of Haridwar is now emerging as a key industrial destination of the north India due to the presence of IIE Haridwar. Due to increased anthropogenic activities like vehicular emissions and industrial discharges in the Haridwar region, air pollution levels has raised greatly. The objectives of the study were (1) to determine the Spatial...
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Being a universal solvent, water is a major source of contamination. According to the World Summit of Sustainable Development, the major reason for lack of safe water is either scarcity of water or contamination of water sources. The quality of water is vital concern for the man kind as it is directly linked with human welfare. Aim and Objective: T...
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Ayurveda is a science of life or art of longevity which encompasses far more than mere therapeutic art. The paragon of beauty of Ayurveda is that it always emphasizes preventive over cure. Kanchnar mentioned as Gandmalanashak varga by Priyavrat Sharma in his book Dravyagun Vigyana part-2. Bauhinia variegata Linn (Family- Caesalpiniaceae) is the bot...
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Bacterial community structure is one of the essential components of aquaculture dynamics and plays an important role in maintaining wetland health. The present work is an effort to study the structure of bacterial communities in the world’s largest sewage-fed fish farms, the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKWs), along with their predicted functional metabo...
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Water Quality (WQ) modeling and forecasting are very challenging for water management bodies due to the complex and nonlinear relationship between the parameters responsible for determining water quality. The main focus of this paper is development and time series analysis of the water quality prediction model of the Ganges River based on one of th...
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Urbanization and industrialization enhance the degradation of the groundwater quality due to the discharge of domestic and industrial effluents in the aquatic bodies or on the surface of ground either in treated or untreated form. Therefore, the present study was carried out to assess the groundwater quality at the Laksar block of district Haridwar...
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Sand Intermittent Filtration (SIF) is an established technology of wastewater treatment and in recent years it gains renewed interest due to its simplicity and less energy requirement. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the modified filter-bed Reactor using Sand-intermittent-filtration (SIF) for the removal of physicochemical parameters v...
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The present study aims to compare the quality of soil of different region of Haridwar with reference to physicochemical and heavy metal parameters. To fulfill the objectives of present study, soil sampling was performed in forest (control site), industrial, residential and agricultural areas in and around Haridwar. Soil samples were analyzed for di...
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The Yamuna river has become one of the most polluted rivers in India as well as in the world because of the high-density population growth and speedy industrialization. The Yamuna river is severely polluted and needs urgent revival. The Yamuna river in Dehradun is polluted due to exceptional tourist activity, poor sewage facilities, and insufficien...
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ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION JOURNAL INVITES PAPER FOR SPECIAL EDITION ON ALL ASPECTS ON ZOOLOGY
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Water quality parameters of Holy River Ganga was analyzed at two major sites, namely, Triveni Ghat (Rishikesh) and Har ki Pauri (Haridwar) situated at Uttarakhand (India) between March 2016 and February 2018 to find out the extent of pollution in the river by using water quality index (WQI). Values of most of the parameters, viz., turbidity (7.79 N...
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Predicting the water quality of rivers has attracted a lot of researchers all around the globe. A precise prediction of river water quality may benefit the water management bodies. However, due to the complex relationship existing among various factors, the prediction is a challenging job. Here, the authors attempted to develop a model for forecast...
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Quality of river water is of utmost importance as it directly affects the life of living organisms including human beings. Due to increased urbanization and industrialization, the generation of wastewater is increased. About half of the wastewater is continuously released in partially treated or in the untreated form in the freshwater bodies. Keepi...
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Biofuels are derived from renewable bio-mass resources and, therefore, provide a strategic advantage to promote sustainable development and to supplement conventional energy sources in meeting the rapidly increasing requirements for transportation fuels associated with high economic growth, as well as in meeting the energy needs of India’s vast rur...
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Quality of river water is of utmost important as it directly affects the life of living organism including human beings. Due to increased urbanisation and industrialisation, the generation of wastewater is increased. About half of the wastewater is continuously released in partially treated or in untreated form in the fresh water bodies. Keeping th...
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The aim of present study is to assess the quality of the groundwater at selected villages of Laksar Block on the basis of Water Quality Index (WQI). During the present study maximum value of TS (790.6±28.26 mg/l) was found at site S1, while the minimum value (705.3±5.59 mg/l) was found at site S4. The maximum average value of TDS (548.7±30.37 mg/l)...
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Due to the continuous increase in industrialisation and urbanization, wastewater has been released regularly into the environment in excess amount, causing noteworthy impacts on human and wild life. Management and eco-friendly treatment of the waste water whether industrial and domestic is the challenge of this century. In the present study an atte...
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Cassia fistula Linn. is a plant of family febaceae. It is commonly known as golden shower, Indian laburnum, and rajvriksha. It has been popular as a common drug of choice for Ayurveda experts from ancient time due to its various therapeutic properties like laxative, hepato-protective, antibacterial, analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, hypogl...
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As we all know that water is essential to all forms of life and makes up about 70% of the human body weight. Due to the direct link of water quality with human welfare, the quality of water is of vital concern. Industrialization plays major role in the development of a country’s economy. However, these plants and industries generate hazardous by-pr...
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Quality of river water is of utmost important as it directly affects the life of living organism including human beings. Due to increased urbanisation and industrialisation, the generation of wastewater is increased. About half of the wastewater is continuously released in partially treated or in untreated form in the fresh water bodies. Keeping th...
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The present study aims to identify the impact of polluted aquatic body i.e. River Hindon on two selected riparian flora i.e. Azadirachta indica and Acacia nilotica. During the course of study the average concentration of different metals in river water was found as Iron (Fe) 11.27ppm±3.50, Manganese (Mn) 4.00ppm±1.26, Cadmium (Cd) 0.08ppm±0.07, Nic...
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Malin river originates from the Kotdwara and merges with Ganga at RavalliGhat in Bijnor. It is an important river of city Najibabad Distt-Bijnor (U.P) because it is the main source of irrigation for agriculture in the most areas of city Najibabad. At some places cloth washing and vegetable washing is the main activity on the Malin River bank. Four...
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Malin river originates from the Kotdwara and merges with Ganga at RavalliGhat in Bijnor. It is an important river of city Najibabad Distt-Bijnor (U.P) because it is the main source of irrigation for agriculture in the most areas of city Najibabad. At some places cloth washing and vegetable washing is the main activity on the Malin River bank. Four...
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Malin river originates from the Kotdwara and merges with Ganga at RavalliGhat in Bijnor. It is an important river of city Najibabad Distt- Bijnor (U.P) because it is the main source of irrigation for agriculture in the most areas of city Najibabad. At some places cloth washing and vegetable washing is the main activity on the Malin River bank. Four...
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Recently, Water Quality (WQ) comes out to be the central point of concern all around the globe. The purpose of this work is to develop an automated procedure that can be used to classify the water quality of the River Ganga proficiently in the stretch from Devprayag to Roorkee Uttarakhand, India. The monthly data sets of five water quality paramete...
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Malin river originates from the Kotdwara and merges with Ganga at RavalliGhat in Bijnor. It is an important river of city Najibabad Distt-Bijnor (U.P) because it is the main source of irrigation for agriculture in the most areas of city Najibabad. At some places cloth washing and vegetable washing is the main activity on the Malin River bank. Four...
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The present study deals with the monthly variations in the physico-chemical parameters of river Ganga in the Haridwar region during January 2015 to June 2015. Three sampling sites were selected for this study Viz, Hark ki pauri, Premnagar Aashram Ghat, and Jatwara Bridge Jwalapur. All the samples were collected from the Ghats. Various physico-chemi...
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Malin is an important river of city Najibabad Distt- Bijnor (U.P).It originates from the Kotdwara and merges with Ganga at Ravallighat in Bijnor. In the nearby areas of Najibabad the main occupation of the people is agriculture and in summer in some areas the main source of water for agriculture is Malin River. At some places cloth washing and vege...
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In the modern industrialized world Wastewater treatment is a burning issue. Conventional sewage treatment technology is often unsuitable for many applications in developing countries. The present study was undertaken to assess the efficiency and pollution reduction potential of Sand intermittent filtration technology in term of physico-chemical cha...
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Inorganic and organic contaminants release from various industries represents an important environmental problem due to their toxic effects and accumulation throughout the food chain. The conventional practices of decontamination are tedious and expensive. Worldwide, there is a continuous interest in development of new, effective and inexpensive bi...
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Emblica officinalis Gaertn, atree growing in subtropical and tropical parts of china, India, Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula, has been used as antidirrhoeal, astringent, antidysenteric, antiscorbutic, carminative, cooling, stomachic and tonic. Ripe and unripe fruits are useful in urinary problems and are prescribed in anemia, jaundice and dyspeps...
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The objective of the present study is to investigate the current status of heavy metal pollution in River Hindon, from Ghaziabad to Noida stretch. The concentrations of Nickel, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, and Zinc in water samples have been studied during January 2013 to December 2014. The overall mean concentration of heavy metals...
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Currently many type of research work is going on for assessing and modelling the water quality of rivers in India and especially in Abroad. There has been a lot of attention towards the use of artificial neural networks (ANNs) for solving scientific research, environmental and engineering computing based problems which are highly complex and non-li...
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Water is an integral part of life on this planet different activities. Industrial sector is one and most polluting agent among all of them. The effluents generated from the automobile industries, creates an environmental hazard ne occupational and other health hazards when they are exposed to the air and drinking water, which may get polluted due t...
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The River Ganga (2,525 km long) is the largest River basin in India, covering 26.2 percent of India's total geographical area and recently granted living entity status by the court. It is the holiest River and also among the dirtiest in the world. That’s why it is mandatory to maintain its water quality (WQ). Though, monitoring and assessment of WQ...
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The Hindon River is an important River of western Uttar Pradesh. The river is highly polluted due to industrial, municipal and agricultural activities. Regular monitoring of the quality of water is essential because clean water is obligatory for human health and the integrity of aquatic ecosystems. Therefore an attempt has been made in this study t...
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The aimof this studywas to assess environmental risk due to heavy metals such as cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), cadmium (Cd), iron (Fe), nickel (Ni) and zinc (Zn) in the groundwater around integrated industrial estate (IIE) Haridwar. Index of geo-accumulation (Igeo) values showed Cr contamination in groundwater of both the industrial areas. The quanti...
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Water is quite essential natural element for all kinds of life. The quality of water is vital concern for mankind since it is directly linked with human welfare. The water samples were collected from sewage treatment plant (from both 18 MLD and 27 MLD) situated in Jagjeetpur, Haridwar. The study was carried out for a period of four months and total...
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With the rapid growth of industrialization, water pollution has increased tremendously. The inadequate wastewater management seriously affects the environment; phytoremediation provides a low cost alternative for the waste management. Most of the waste water discharged into water bodies, disturbs the ecological balance and deteriorates the water qu...
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The river Ganges is regarded as one of the most holy and sacred rivers of the world from time immemorial. The evaluation of river water quality is a critical element in the assessment of water resources. The quality/potability of water that is consumed defines the base line of protection against many diseases and infections. The present study aimed...
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Dear Sir/Madam Currently we are in process of editing a forthcoming book publication entitled “AQUATIC SCIENCE: THE PRESENT SCENARIO” to be published by an International publisher of progressive academic research. We would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to submit a chapter for consideration in this book. We are familiar with...
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Haridwar once regarded as the holiest city of India has fast assumed the garb of an industrial destination after the establishment of the integrated industrial estate (IIE) Haridwar in the year 2000. IIE Haridwar is flanked by the Rajaji National Park and rural/agricultural areas in addition to urban residential, commercial and other industrial are...
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The present investigation deals with the monthly variations in the physico-chemical parameters of river Ganga in the Haridwar region during January 2014 to June 2014. Various physico-chemical parameters analysed during the study period included temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), al...
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he idea of systems analysis and mathematical modeling for formulating and resolving river pollution issues is of relatively recent vintage and has been applied widely in the last 3 decades. The present study illustrates the utility of Beck-modified Khanna–Bhutiani model (BMKB) to determine the pollution load due to the presence of organic matter in...
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The present communication highlights the seasonal abundance and fluctuations trends of planktonic population of River Beas in relation to its physico-chemical parameters. Plankton plays an important role for maintaining the productivity of the water body. Plankton refers to microscopic aquatic plant having little or no resistant to water current an...
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Demand for milk and milk products caused vast growth of dairy industries in most countries of the world. Consequently, the amount of wastewater and waste material generated and discharged from these industries has also increased. Phytoremediation provides eco-friendly, low cost treatment approach for the waste water treatment. In the current study...
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Although water and land pollution are very dangerous, air pollution has its own peculiarities due to its transboundary dispersion of pollutants over the entire world. In any well planned urban set up, industrial pollution takes a back seat and vehicular emissions take precedence as the major cause of urban air pollution. In the present study, Air p...
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Demand for milk and milk products caused vast growth of dairy industries in most countries of the world. Consequently, the amount of wastewater and waste material generated and discharged from these industries has also increased. Phytoremediation provides eco-friendly, low cost treatment approach for the waste water treatment. In the current study...
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In present study, phytochemical screening, total phenolic content, and antimicrobial activity were carried out. Extraction was performed successively with petroleum ether, diethyl ether, acetone and distilled water. Phytochemical screening indicates the presence of various phytoconstituents. Petroleum ether and diethyl ether extracts are rich in tr...
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For the present study the Inlet and outlet effluent sample of Sugar Industry situated at Haridwar District was collected during 2010 for their physico-chemical examination. The parameters studied were Colour, Odour, Temperature, pH, BOD, COD, DO, TDS, TS, TSS, Chlorides, Sulphate and Oil & grease. Besides this seed germination pattern of some impor...
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The aim of this study was to assess the environmental impact of socio-cultural practices on the water quality of River Ganga at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand State, India. The physico-chemical parameters that contributed to the temporal variation and pollution in the river were identified in this study. Principal component a...
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The plankton is an important biological indicator for evaluating the water quality. In the present study analysis of Ganga water sample for planktonic diversity has been carried out for a period of three years i.e. 2010-2013. During the course of study total plankton fluctuated from 2812.80 unit/l to 770.33 unit/l. Among phytoplankton Diatoms (1446...