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Name: Dr. Abida Farooqi
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Environmental Sciences


Qualifications:

Fellowship Osaka City Univeristy, 2012

PhD Osaka City Univeristy, Japan, 2007

M.Sc Quaid-i-Azam Univeristy



Phone: +92-51
Email: missfarooqi@hotmail.com
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Environmental Hydro-geochemistry research group focuses on study of environmental factors on pollutants in hydrological cycle, monitoring and assessment of environmental ground and surface water pollution; heavy metals, arsenic and fluoride, soil and sediments studies, their relationship with the groundwater pollution, occurrence, spatial and temporal trends and source identification of groundwater and surface water pollution. Formulate the remediation techniques for removal of arsenic and fluoride in groundwater and assessment of health effects on human being.

  1. Fareeha Mehmood and Abida Farooqi. GIS Mapping of Fluoride contaminated Ground Water Samples in Lahore and Kasur District, East Punjab, Pakistan accepted in Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology, (2012).
  2. Haroon Rashid, Jiro Takemura, Abida M. Farooqi, Investigations of subsurface contamination due to chromium from tannery effluent District Kasur Pakistan accepted in Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, (2012).
  3. Haroon Rashid, Abida M. Farooqi and Jiro Takemura, Seasonal variations and seepage identification of Chromium into Groundwater from Tanneries Effluent in District Kasur Pakistan, accepted in World Applied Sciences Journal, (2012).
  4. Batool Q., Farooqi A.  Ramzan M. Effect of organic and inorganic materials on bioavailability of arsenic in soils contaminated with irrigation water. Accepted in Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan, (2012).
  5. Haroon Rashid, Jiro Takemura, Abida M. Farooqi, Soil Explorations And Groundwater Monitoring to Evaluate Subsurface Contamination due to Chromium in District Kasur Pakistan. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 5 (2011) 835-843.
  6. Ramazan M and Farooqi, A. Study of changes in physiochemical properties of soil by the addition of cement. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 5 (2011) 323-332
  7. Masuda, H., Mitamura, M., Abida M. Farooqi, A., Naseem, M. , Owada, M.,  Okazaki, K, and Ashraf A. S. (2010) Geologic structure and geochemical characteristics of sediments of fluoride and arsenic contaminated groundwater aquifer in Kalalanwala and its vicinity, Punjab, Pakistan Geochemical Journal, 44, 489-505.
  8. Farooqi, A. and. Ramazan M. Groundwater quality analysis in the vicinity of brick kilns along the highway road of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 64, Issue 14, Supplement 1, p. 280, Elsevier Science 2010.
  9. Farooqi, A., Masuda, H., Siddiqui, R., and Naseem, M. (2009) Sources of arsenic and fluoride in soils associated with serious groundwater contamination in Punjab, Pakistan. Archives of Environmental toxicology Journal, 56, 693-706.
  10. Itai, T., Masuda, H.., Ashraf A. S., Mitamura, M., Maruoka, T., Li, X., Kusakabe, M. Dipak, B. K., Farooqi, A., Yamanaka, T., Nakaya, S., Matsuda, J.and Ahmed, K. M (2008). Hydrological and geochemical constraints on the mechanism of formation of arsenic contaminated groundwater in Sonargaon, Bangladesh. Applied Geochemistry, 23, 3155-3176.
  11. Farooqi, A., Masuda, H., Kusakabe, M., Naseem, M., and Firdous, N (2007). Distribution of highly arsenic and fluoride contaminated groundwater from east Punjab, Pakistan, and controlling role of anthropogenic pollutants in natural hydrological cycle. Geochemical Journal, 41, 213-234.
  12. Farooqi, A., Masuda, H., and Firdous, N. (2006) Toxic fluoride and arsenic contaminated groundwater in the Lahore and Kasur districts, Punjab, Pakistan and possible contaminant sources. Environmental Pollution, 145, 839–849.
  13. Farooqi, A., Firdous, N., Masuda, H., and Haider, N. (2003). Fluoride and arsenic poisoning in groundwater of Kalalanwala area near Lahore, Pakistan (abs.), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 67, Issue 18, Supplement 1, p.90, Elsevier Science. 
  1. Haroon R., Takemura, J., and Farooqi, A. (2010) Identification of Seepage of Chromium into Groundwater from Tanneries Effluent in District Kasur Pakistan. Proceedings of 9th Geo-Environmental Engineering  (GEE 2010)
  2. Rehman,A.., Masood,F..,Farooqi,A., and Mirza, J. Non-Fired Bricks using Industrial wastes: An Environment-Friendly Option 12th SDPI Conference in December,2009.
  3. Farooqi, A.., Masuda, H., Kusakabe and M., Naseem. Arsenic and fluoride in soil from Lahore and Kasur districts, Punjab, Pakistan and its relation to groundwater pollution. Joint Meeting of Japan Geoscience Union, May, 2006.
  4. Farooqi, A.., Masuda, H., Kusakabe and M., Naseem. Abnormal fluoride concentrations in groundwater causing dental and skeletal fluorosis in South of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Joint meeting of Japan Geoscience Union, May, 2005.
  5. Farooqi, A., Masuda, H.., Kusakabe, and R, Siddiqui.  Arsenic in groundwater and deteriorating groundwater quality: unfolding crisis in Lahore and Kasur district, Punjab, Pakistan.  52nd Annual Meeting of Geochemical Society of Japan, September, 2005.
  6. Naseem, M., Farooqi, A., Masih, D., and Firdous, N. Natural control of toxicity of ground water by redox potential a case study around Lahore, Pakistan. International conference on Environmental Horizons, Islamabad, Pakistan. Abstract Vol. pp115, December, 2005.
  7. Ali, A., Farooqi, A., and Masih, D. Preliminary study of drinking water in Rawalpindi, Executive  management seminar on clean water Islamabad, Abstract Vol. pp 414, March, 2001.
  8. Naseem, M., Farooqi, A., Masih, D., and Anwar, M.  Investigation of toxic elements in the    groundwater of Kalalanwala area near Lahore, third south Asia geological congress Lahore Pakistan, Abstract Vol. pp 145, September, 2000.
    • Co-PI from Pakistan “International Drilling to Recover Aquifer Sands (IDRAs) and Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater in Asia.
    • Construction of unified model of arsenic release mechanism of arsenic contaminated groundwater aquifers in the Asian countries. Co-Investigator. JP¥50,000,000. JSPS Grant-in-aid for science, Japan Hydrogeochemical analysis of arsenic, fluoride and mercury, its mechanism and remediation for sustainable use and disaster prevention, Principal Investigator, approved by HEC of 4.5 million for 3 years (In Progress).
    • Groundwater Quality Analysis in the Vicinity of Brick Kilns, Along the High Way Road Rawalpindi, Islamabad. One year, Kurita Water and Environment Foundation (KWEF) Japan, Principal Investigator, 500,000 Yen (Completed).
    • Sources and formation process of fluoride and arsenic polluted groundwater in Panjab Plain, Pakistan. Co-Investigator. JP¥2,500,000. Sumitomo Foundation, Japan. (Completed).
    • Pesticides Residue Analysis in contaminated soil and groundwater of cotton fields, Punjab, Pakistan. One year. Co-Investigator, 0.5 Million. HEC through Fatima Jinnah Women University (Completed).



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