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Divya Bajpai Tripathy, Speaker at Catalysis Conferences
Galgotias University, India
Title : Surfactants enhanced soil remediation


Surfactants are a class of amphiphilic substances that simultaneously include hydrophilic and hydrophobic components in their molecular structure. Surfactants' distinctive molecular structure makes it possible to increase the solubility of soil pollutants in water, particularly those hydrophobic organic molecules. For soil remediation, a range of surfactants, including anionic, cationic, zwitterionic, and nonionic surfactants, have been investigated and/or used. In the general process for an ex-situ soil cleaning where surfactant aqueous solution, first the contaminated soil that has been excavated is pretreated, combined with water that contains surfactants, and stirred. Once wash, the clay particles are left to settle out, and the eluents can be extracted and recycled for the next round use exploitation. Ex-situ soil washing enables the very economical return of clean coarse fractions of soil to the site while treating a wide range of influent contamination concentrations. Another method for practical application is in-situ soil flushing with surfactant eluents. Through injection wells, flushing solutions, such as liquids containing surfactants, are injected into the contaminated region. By solubilization (for example, the production of micelles with the aid of flushing solutions) or chemical interactions, the soil pollutants are mobilized. The contaminant-bearing fluid is collected and brought to the surface after it has passed through the contamination zone for disposal, recirculation, or on-site treatment and reinjection. Soil washing is one of the few available treatment methods that can completely extract radionuclides, organics, and heavy metals from polluted soils. For soil washing or other remedial treatments, such as surfactant-enhanced bioremediation, surfactant-enhanced phytoremediation, and surfactant-enhanced electrokinetic remediation, surfactant is a frequently used ingredient. 
Audience Take Away: 
(Types of soil contaminants, Soil remediation methods, their advantages and disadvantages, Surfactants enhanced soil remediation, Advantages, Challenges and Future scope)

  • Explain how the audience will be able to use what they learn?
    After getting knowledge of types of contaminants and comparison of soil remediation techniques related audience will be able to take decision of what has to be used when and where?
  • How will this help the audience in their job?
    Comprehensive information on the topic
  • Is this research that other faculty could use to expand their research or teaching?
    This work will help to provide big range of ideas to pursue research in related field
  • Does this provide a practical solution to a problem that could simplify or make a designer’s job more efficient?
  • Will it improve the accuracy of a design, or provide new information to assist in a design problem?
  • List all other benefits.
  • Updated information on the topic with Advantages, disadvantages and limitations.


Dr. Divya Bajpai Tripathy is currently as a Professor in the Division of Chemistry, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India. She has 13+ years of research and teaching experience. She has more than 60 research publications in reputed Journals/Book/ Book chapters/Conference proceedings and patent filed to her credit. She has guided 12 Masters research students. Currently six students are pursuing Ph.D in her supervision. She has been principal the investigator in a DST funded research project under WOSA scheme. She has a research collaboration with Prof. Anuradha Mishra, Gautam Budh University, Prof. M.A. Quraishi, King Fahd University, Saudi Arab, Dr. Anjali Gupta, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Prof. Anuradha Mishra, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida.