Environmental Science

Areas of R&D and Consultancy / Core Activities

Areas of R&D

  • Measurement, Monitoring and Modelling of Air  Pollution due to Road & Road Transport
  • Environment Impact Assessment of Road, Building, Highways &  Metro Rail Corridor Projects
  • Transportation Sector GHG Emissions
  • Fuel Consumption & Exhaust Emission Related Studies
  • Carbon Footprint and LCA Perspectives in Transport Sector

Consultancy/Core Activities

  • Air Pollution Monitoring and Dispersion Modelling
  • Environment Impact Assessment of Road, Building, Highways &  Metro Rail Corridor Projects
  • GHG Emission from Transportation Sector
  • Fuel Consumption & Emission Related Studies

Infrastructure Facilities

  • Air Pollution Monitoring Van comprising of CO, NOX, SO2, O3,HC and SPM, PM2.5,PM10,VOC Monitors and Meteorological System
  • Fuel Consumption Meter with Data Acquisition System
  • RSPM (PM10, PM2.5, PM1) Monitor
  • Portable Ozone & VOC Analyzer
  • Portable On-board Exhaust Emission Analyzer for Petrol & Diesel Vehicles
  • Electronic Techograph
  • GC and HPLC

Software Tools

  • CALINE 4 Model
  • V Box
  • Sima Pro

Training Programmes

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Clearance (EC) Process for Road/Highway Projects in India
  • Customised Training on Vehicular Pollution Modelling and Noise and Vibration analysis

Significant Achievements

  • Mobile Combustion: GHG Emission from Transport Sector in India. India’s Second National Communication (SNC) to United Nations framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)
  • Review and Updating of Comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Report of Ganga Expressway from Greater Noida - Balia in the State of UP
  • “Study on Measurement of On-road Fuel Consumption in Vehicles” as a Part of Road User Cost (RUC) Module
  • Air quality Assessment Volume 2: Traffic and Air pollution Survey on Road Network Connecting Darlaghat-Ropar and Darlaghat-Nalagarh
  • Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Studies for Badarpur-Faridabad and Mundaka Corridors of Delhi Metro
  • Feasibility Study to Examine the Possibility for Installation of Weigh in Motion (WIM) System at Various Entry Points of Delhi
  • Environmental & Road Safety considerations During Transportation of Hazardous Materials by Road
  • Quantification of Benefits Achieved from the Implementation of Phase-I of Delhi Metro
  • Fuel Losses  Estimation due to Idling of Vehicles at Intersections
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Study for Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Proposed Metro Phase III
  • Vehicular Pollution Monitoring at Selected Intersections in Delhi
  • Inventory estimation of GHG emissions from transport sector (2002-2004). India’s Initial National Communication (INC) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Uncertainty reduction in activity data from road transport sector (2002-2004). India’s Initial National Communication (INC) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Road Transport Sector GHG Emission Inventory (2003-04). Addendum to the work for India’s Initial National Communication (INC) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • ISRO – GBP Project on Trace Gases and Aerosols
  • Investigation of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone Levels in Darjeeling and Kolkatta
  • Efficacy of the Fuel Saver in Reducing CO and HC Emissions from In -Use Petrol Driven Vehicles
  • Study on Impact of Vehicular Pollution Between Mathura-Delhi and Mathura-Agra Corridor of NH-2
  • GHG emissions from road transport in ALGAS – India (Asian Least-cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (1998), ADB, Manila, Philippines
  • Evaluation of Emission Characteristics and Compliance of Emission Standards for In-use petrol Driven Vehicles and Critical Appraisal  of the Efficacy of Existing Pollution Checking System in Delhi
  • Urban Road Traffic and Air Pollution in Major Metropolitan Cities of India (URTRAP)
  • EIA study for proposed Metro Bhawan, Barakhamba Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi
  • Effect of Overloading on Fuel Consumption

Honours/Recognitions

  • Dr. Anil Singh is the Nodal Scientist for Transport Sector GHG Emission in India. India’s Second National Communication (SNC) to UNFCCC (2008-2012)
  • Dr Niraj Sharma was Deputed to Newcastle University UK (Nov. 26th – Dec 1st , 2011) to attend UKIRI Stakeholders Workshop on “Sustainable Air Quality Management Strategies in UK and India: Monitoring, Modelling & Management (M3),Jointly Organised by British Council, UKIERI( UK-India Education and Research Initiative), Newcastle University and IIT Delhi
  • Ms Anuradha Shukla was awarded PhD Degree in 2011 from Faculty of Engg. & Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Dr. Sippy K. Chauhan was the visiting Scientist Fellow BAM, Germany May-June 2011
  • Dr. Niraj Sharma was awarded Director’s Encouragement Prize (Nideshak Protsahan Puraskar) for writing and carrying out R&D work in Hindi on the Occasion of ‘Hindi Day’ for Year 2011
  • Dr. Kirti Bhandari was awarded financial assistance by DST to attend the conference of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies from 20th to 23rd June, 2011 at Jeju, South Korea
  • Dr Niraj Sharma was awarded “Commendation Certificate” by IRC in 71st Annual Session of IRC held at Nagpur from Nov. 11th - 14th, 2010. for the Research Paper entitled “ Review of Environmental Laws and their Applicability to Road/Highway Projects” , Published in the Journal of Indian Roads Congress , Vol. 70 , Part 2, pp 165-185
  • Dr Niraj Sharma was awarded for the Research Paper in Hindi entitled “Sadak Evam Rajmarg Ka Paryavaran Prabhaav Moolyaankan” published in 2010 in “Bhartiya Vaigyanik Evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika” Published by National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, NISCAIR, CSIR) 17(2):108-116,  as “Best Hindi Research Paper” “in Hindi” on the Occasion of ‘Hindi Day’ 14th Sept. 2010
  • Dr Niraj Sharma was awarded the CRRI Best In-house Project award for the study Feasibility Study to Examine the Possibility for Installation of Weigh in Motion (WIM) System at Various Entry Points of Delhi for the year 2009-10
  • P. V. Pradeep Kumar was awarded the CRRI Best In-house project  award for the study Evaluation of emission characteristics of in-use vehicles 2008-09
  • Dr. Anil Singh was awarded the CRRI Best Paper Award in 2008 for the paper Trends of greenhouse gas emissions from the road transport sector in India. Sci. Tot. Env. , Vol. 390, Issue 1, 124-131 authored by Singh, A., Gangopadhyay, S., Nanda, P. K., Bhattacharya, S., Sharma, C. and Bhan C. (2008).