Asha Lata Singh

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (BHU)
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Email:
ashalata65bhu@rediffmail.com
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Academic Qualifications:
 
S. No.DegreeInstitutionYear
1.B.Sc.Banaras Hindu University1986
2.M.Sc.Banaras Hindu University1988
3.Ph. D.Banaras Hindu University1992
 
 
 
Area of specialization :Bioremediation
 


Bioremediation of contaminated ground water and industrial effluents.

Awards:


Achievements:

 
Projects Undertaken as PI:

Title of the project: Detoxification of arsenic contaminated ground water by transgenic eco- friendly microbes, UGC, New Delhi (2009).
Duration: 3 years
Amount: Rs. 8, 75,800/

Any additional information: Research Experience
1. Doctoral Research: 4 Years (1988 - 1992) on Investigations on a cyanobacterium as a bioaccumulator of nickel
2. Post Doctoral Research Experience :
(a) Research Associate (CSIR)-5 Years (1997- 2002) on Removal of heavy metals from waste water: Implication of microbes to pollution control (Research Associate since 1997 to 1999 in Biochemical Engg. IIT, B.H.U., Varanasi and from 1999 - 2002 in Botany Dept., Osmania University, Hyderabad.
(b) Senior Research Associate (CSIR)-3 years (2003 to 2006) on Sequestering of toxic heavy metals from industrial effluents by mixed culture technique( BEEC, IICT, Hyderabad).
Teaching Experience :
Under graduate (1992-1997) 4.5 years in H.T.Degree College Jaunpur,U.P. Post graduate 3 Years in B.H.U. Environmental Science, Department of Botany, B.H.U.(Since June 2007 till date)
Administrative Experience
  • Working as warden of SNPG girl’s hostel.
  • While working as Lecturer cum HOD of Botany, Himtaj Degree College,Jaunpur, I have completed all the administrative responsibilities of a HOD for 4 and 1/2 years.
  • Worked as a member of "Anti Ragging Committee".
Foreign Experience/Visits
Attended an International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology at Penang, Malaysia (2010) and presented a full length paper.
 

List of 10 major publications:

  1. R.K.Singh, S.P. Singh and Asha Lata Singh (1989) Factors regulating Cu uptake in a cyanobacterium. Plant Science Research in India, 557-563.
  2. Asha Lata Singh, R.K. Asthana, S.C.Srinivasa and S.P. Singh (1992) Nickel uptake and its localization in a cyanobacterium. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 99: 165-168.
  3. R.K.Asthana, Asha Lata Singh and S.P.Singh. (1993) Comparison of Ni – sensitive and Ni-resistant strains of Nostoc muscorum. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 9: 323-327.
  4. Asha Lata Singh, V.C. Kulshreshitha, P.N.Sarma (2004) Iron speciation and its uptake by Pedudomonas fluorescens: A case study on an industrial effluent from Hyderabad. Indian J. of Environment & health, NEERI Nagpur, 46:277-281.
  5. Asha Lata Singh & P.N. Sarma (2005) Removal and reuse of iron from industrial waste water using microorganisms. A chapter in Bio -technological applications in environmental management, Editor-R.K. Trivedi, pp 311-320.
  6. Asha Lata Singh & P.N. Sarma (2006) Uptake of Cr (VI) in the presence of sulphate by Bacillus mycoides in aerobic culture. Indian J. of Biotechnology, New, Delhi, 5:506-509.
  7. Asha Lata Singh (2009) Study of Ni uptake and its compartmentalization in Nir and Pdr clones of Nostoc muscorum. Indian J. of Environment Science & Engineering, NEERI Nagpur (in Press).
  8. Asha Lata Singh (2010) Uptake of Zinc and its localization in different cell sectors of Pseudomonas japonica. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Penang, Malaysia, 62:1633-1648.
  9. Asha Lata Singh & P.N. Sarma (2010) Removal of Arsenic (III) from waste water using Lactobacillus acidophilus.Bioremediation journal, 14 (2):92-97.
  10. Asha Lata Singh and Prakash K Singh (2010) Role of bacteria in recovery of metals from low grade ores: A review in International Research Journal of Geology and Mining (in Press).

Full list of publications:

  1. R.K.Singh, S.P. Singh and Asha Lata Singh (1989) Factors regulating Cu uptake in a cyanobacterium. Plant Science Research in India, 557-563.
  2. Asha Lata Singh, R.K. Asthana, S.C.Srinivasa and S.P. Singh (1992) Nickel uptake and its localization in a cyanobacterium. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 99: 165-168.
    R.K.Asthana, Asha Lata Singh and S.P.Singh. (1993) Comparison of Ni – sensitive and Ni-resistant strains of Nostoc muscorum. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 9: 323-327.
  3. Asha Lata Singh and S.K.Singh. (1998) Nostoc muscorum (cyanobacterium) dwara nickel vishakta ka nirakaran. Ek prayogic adhayan (in Hindi). Vigyan Garima Sindhu 26: 104-109.
  4. Asha Lata Singh, S.K.Singh, B.Rajkumar (2000) Removal of Cu by Pseudomonas- aeruginosa from polluted water of Barakar River, Dhanbad, Bihar, India. Indian Journal of Environmental Geochemisty,3:7-9.
  5. Asha Lata Singh (2001) Pd detoxification and its localization in blue-green alga Nostoc-muscorum. Indian Journal of Environmental Geochemistry 4:11-13.
  6. Asha Lata Singh, V.C. Kulshreshtha, P.N.Sarma (2004) Iron speciation and its uptake by Pedudomonas fluorescens: A case study on an industrial effluent from Hyderabad. Indian J. of Environment & health, NEERI Nagpur, 46:277-281.
  7. Asha Lata Singh & P.N.Sarma (2005) Removal and reuse of iron from industrial waste water using microorganisms. A chapter in Bio -technological applications in environmental management, Editor-R.K. Trivedi,pp 311-320.
  8. Asha Lata Singh and P. N Sarma (2004) Bacillus mycoides dwara pradushit jal se hexavalent chromium ka nishkasan. Spandan, IICT.7:36-41.
  9. Asha Lata Singh & P.N. Sarma (2006) Uptake of Cr (VI) in the presence of sulphate by Bacillus mycoides in aerobic culture. Indian J.of Biotechnology,New, Delhi,5:506-509.
  10. Asha Lata Singh, P. Murali Krishna,T.Nageswara Rao & P.N. Sarma (2008) Biosorption of zinc by Staphylococcus aureus from synthetic waste water : Effect of modifying factors Pollution Res. Environmedia, 27(2):1-5.
  11. Asha Lata Singh (2008) Removal of chromium from waste water with the help of microbes: a review. e-Journal of Science and Technology, 3(3):1-16.
  12. Asha Lata Singh (2009) Study of Ni uptake and its compartmentalization in Nir and Pdr clones of Nostoc muscorum. Indian J. of Environment Science & Engineering, NEERI Nagpur ( In press).
  13. Rajak, P.K., Singh,V.K., Singh, P.K., Singh, Asha Lata., Kumar, N., Kumar, O.P., Singh, V., and Kumar A. (2018) Geochemical implications of minerals and environmentally sensitive elements of Giral lignite, Barmer Basin, Rajasthan (India). Environmental Earth Science.77, 1-20.
  14. Singh, V. K., Singh, Asha Lata., Singh, R. and Kumar A. (2018) Iron oxidizing bacteria: insights on diversity, mechanism of iron oxidation and role in management of metal pollution. Environmental Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42398-018-0024-0.
  15. Singh, Asha Lata and Singh, V. K. (2018) Assessment of groundwater quality of Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh, India, with reference to arsenic contamination using multivariate statistical analysis. Applied Water Science, 8:95.
  16. Singh, A.K., Kumar, A., Singh, P.K., Singh, Asha Lata and Kumar, A., (2018) Bacterial desulphurization of low rank coal : Acase study of Eocene lignite of Western Rajasthan, India. Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Taylor & Francis.40 (10)1199-1208.
  17. Kumar, A., Singh, A.K., Singh, P.K., Singh Asha Lata and Jha, M.K. (2018) Demineralization study of high ash Permian coal with Pseudomonas mendocina strain B6-1: A case study of the South Karanpura coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Energy &Fuel, 32, 1080-1086.
  18. Gordana,M.,Zeljka, K., Zeljka,F., Mladen,B., Singh Asha Lata, Adela, K., Goran, K. and Lucija, D. (2018) Selenium and other potentially toxic elements in vegetables and tissues of three non –migratory birds exposed to soil, water and aquatic sediment contaminated with seleniferous Rasa coal. The Minning Geology Petroleum Engineering Bulletin UDC: 504:553.4, DOI: 10.17794/RGN.2018.3.7
  19. Singh Asha Lata and Singh, V.K. (2017) A study on phosphate uptake by Acinetobacter in presence of arsenate under aerobic condition. Indian Journal of Biotechnology.16, 106-109.
  20. Singh Asha Lata, Chaudhary, S., Kayastha, A. M. and Yadav, A. (2017) Decolourization, degradation and removal of heavy metals of textile effluent with the help of mixed bacterial consortium. Indian Journal of Biotechnology.16, 258-264.
  21. Singh, P. K., Singh Asha Lata, Kumar, A. and Singh M.P. (2017) Petrological considerations for the demineralization of Rajmahal coals with Pseudomonas mendocina B6-1. Journal of the Geological Society of India.89, 643-652.
  22. Singh Asha Lata, Singh, V. K. and Yadav, A. (2016) Arsenic sequestration by manganese-oxidizing Acinetobacter sp. Indian Journal of Biotechnology.15,525-530.
  23. Yadav, A., Singh Asha Lata and Singh, M. (2016) Efficient transposon transformation of Mesorhizobium ciceri Ca181 through electroporation. Indian Research Journal of Genetics and Biotechnology. 8(4), 270-280.
  24. Singh, P.K., Singh Asha Lata, Singh, M. P., Naik, A. S., Singh, D., Rai, S. and Kumar, A. (2016) Demineralization of Gondwana coal with Pseudomonas mendocina strain B6-1: A case study of coal from Gopinathpur Top and Bottom seams of Mugma mine, Dhanbad, Jharkhand (India). International Journal of Coal Science & Technology. 3(2), 235-245.
  25. Singh Asha Lata, Singh, P.K. and Singh, M.P. (2015) Sequestration of metals from coal using bacteria: Environmental implications on Clean Coal Energy. Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Taylor & Francis. 37 (13), 1432-1439.
  26. Singh Asha Lata, Singh, P.K., Singh M.P. and Kumar, A. (2015) Environmentally sensitive major and trace elements in Indonesian coal and their geochemical significance. Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Taylor & Francis. 37(17), 1836-1845.
  27. Singh Asha Lata and Chaudhary, S. (2015) Decolorization and degradation of reactive red-120 dye using mixed consortium of Enterobacter asburiae and Enterobacter cloacae.Proceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste -2015: Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Resource Management, Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR, China, 19-23 May, 760-764.
  28. Singh Asha Lata, Singh, P. K., Kumar, A. and Singh, M. P. (2015) Demineralization of Rajmahal Gondwana coals by bacteria: Revelations from X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) studies. Energy, Exploration and Exploitation. 33(5), 755-767.
  29. Singh Asha Lata and Singh, V.K. (2015) Arsenic contaminated in ground water of Ballia, U.P. state, India. Journal of Applied Geochemistry. 17, 78-85.
  30. Singh Asha Lata, Chaudhary, S., Kayastha, A. M. and Yadav, A. (2014) Decolorization and degradation of textile effluent with the help of Enterobacter asburiae. Indian Journal of Biotechnology.14, 101-106.
  31. Yadav, A., Singh Asha Lata, Kumar, A., Singh, A. K., Pandey, K. D. and Singh, M. (2014) Rhizobium-legumes symbiosis and effects of environmental stresses in the symbiosis: Edited by K.K.Choudhary, “Microbes in soil and their agriculture prospects’’ NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS, INC. 400 Osier Avenue, Suite 1600, Hauppauge, NY 11788-3619, USA .
  32. Singh, P. K., Singh Asha Lata, Kumar, A. and Singh, M. P. (2014) Petrographic considerations in demineralization of coal with bacteria: A new dimension in understanding the Clean Coal Technology. Energy, Exploration and Exploitation. 32 (4), 709-718.
  33. Singh, P. K., Singh Asha Lata, Kumar, A., Yadav, A. and Singh, M. P. (2014) Experimental study on demineralization of coal with Pseudomonas mandocina strain B6-1 to obtain clean fuel. Energy, Exploration and Exploitation. 32 (5), 831-846.
  34. Singh Asha Lata, Singh, V.K. and Shrivastava, A. (2013) Effect of arsenic contaminated drinking water on human chromosome: A case study. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 28, 422-425.
  35. Singh Asha Lata (2013) Nitrate and phosphate contamination in water and possible remedial measures. Edited by N. Dwivedi “Environmental Problems and Plant” in Springer Verlag GmbH Heidelberg, Germany, 47-61.
  36. Yadav, A., Singh Asha Lata, Rai, G.K. and Singh, M. (2013) Assessment of molecular diversity chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Rhizobia and structural analysis of 16S rDNA sequences from Mesorhizobium ciceristrains. Polish Journal of Microbiology. 62 (3), 253-262.
  37. Singh, P. K., Singh Asha Lata, Kumar, A. and Singh, M. P. (2013) Control of different pyrite forms on desulfurization of` coal with bacteria. Fuel.106, 876-879.
  38. Singh Asha Lata, Singh, A. K., Singh, V.K. and Kumar, A. (2013) Methylene blue decolourization from waste water using bacteria under aerobic environment. Proceedings of the National workshop on Landslides and Environmental Degradation in Hilly Tarrains (323-329).
  39. Singh, P. K., Singh Asha Lata, Kumar, A. and Singh, M. P. (2012) Mixed bacterial consortium as an emerging tool to remove hazardous trace metals from coal. Fuel. 102, 227-230.
  40. Singh Asha Lata, Singh, P.K. and Singh, M.P. (2012) Biomethanization of coal to obtain clean coal energy: A Review, Energy, Exploration and Exploitation. 30( 5), 837-852.
  41. Singh Asha Lata, Singh, P. K., Kumar, A. and Singh, M. P. (2012) Desulfurization of selected hard and brown coal samples from India and Indonesia with Ralstonia sp and Pseudoxanthomonas sp. Energy, Exploration and Exploitation. 30 (6), 985-998.
  42. Singh Asha Lata, Tripathi, A.K., Singh, V.K. and Kumar, A. (2012) Nitrate and phosphate contamination inground water of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Industrial Research & Technology.2 (1), 26-32.
  43. Singh Asha Lata (2012) Study of Ni uptake and its compartmentalization in Nir and Pdr strain of Nostoc muscorum. Indian J. of Environment Science & Engineering, NEERI Nagpur.54 (1), 104-106.
  44. Asha Lata Singh, Patel, J. and Mishra, S. (2012) Study of Water Quality of Ponds of Varanasi: Environmental Implications. Proceeding of the National Seminar on'Geology, Biodiversity & Natural Resources of Himalaya and their Intellectual Property Law'during 14-15 October at Department of Geology, L.S.M. Govt. Post-Graduate College, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, 542-552.
  45. Singh Asha Lata (2012) Pseudomonas putida dwara tainary upshist se cromium ka niskasan (in Hindi).Proceedings of the National workshop on Landslides and Environmental Degradation in Hilly Tarrains (225-228).
  46. Singh Asha Lata, Singh, V. K., Singh, S. K. and Tiwari, S. P. (2011) Arsenic contamination of ground water and its possible remedial measures. In: S.P. Tiwari and P. Sharma, (Eds)- Recent Advances in Microbiology, Nova Publishing, pp. 1-10.
  47. Singh, P. K., Singh Asha Lata, Kumar, A. and Singh, M. P. (2011) A study on removal of selected major elements from Indonesian coal through bacteria:Environmental implications. Proceedings, International conference on Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development, Bangkok, Thailand, March 29-31st, 2011, WASET, No. 75, pp 925-935.
  48. Singh Asha Lata and Singh, P.K. (2011) Metal recovery from lean grade ores through bacteria. In: P. Sharma, V. Vajpai and P.K. Jain (Eds)- Microbial Ecology, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, pp. 117-148.
  49. Singh, P. K. and Singh Asha Lata (2010) Desulfurization and demineralization of coal with bacteria: An ecofriendly concept for clean coal energy. In V. Vajpai, P. Sharma & V.K. Gupta (Eds). Recent Trends in Microbial Biotechnology, p 215-231; Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany ISBN No-987-3-8433-9002-6.
  50. Singh Asha Lata and Sarma, P.N. (2010) Removal of Arsenic (III) from waste water using Lactobacillus acidophilus. Bioremediation journal. 14 (2), 92-97.
  51. Singh Asha Lata (2010) Toxic levels of heavy metals in the Ganga river at Varanasi (U.P.,India): Environmental implication. Pollution Research. 30, 217-220.
  52. Singh Asha Lata (2010) Study of physico chemical characteristics of water samples of Assi nulla,Varanasi,U.P. India. Pollution Research. 30, 209-212.
  53. Singh Asha Lata (2010) Uptake of Zinc and its localization in different cell sectors of Pseudomonas japonica. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Penang, Malaysia, 62, 1633-1648.
  54. Singh Asha Lata (2010) Polyphosphate body of Nostoc calcicola as an eco-friendly sink of nickel. World Academy on Energy, Environment and Sustainable development, Bangkok, Thailand, 75, 866-879.
Popular Articles in Hindi
  1. Asha Lata Singh and S.K.Singh. (1999) Himalaya Chetra me Krishi Vaniki Ka Mahatava: Ek Awalokan (in Hindi). Wadia Himalaya Bhoovigyan Sansthan, Dehradoon. Ashmika 5:79-81
  2. Asha Lata Singh and P.N.Sarma (2004) Jal pradushan: Karan va nivaran. Spandan IICT.7:45- 49.

 

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