Our achievements Indo:UK Centre for Environment Research and Innovation

Project proposal

We have submitted two proposals to CAIRN India Ltd for advising on their oil drilling sludge and solid waste issues.

We have submitted a joint project proposal to the Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), India for valorisation of their waste (jarosite and jarofix). The initiative was made during the Indo:UK seminar and the waste material was tested for a 'proof of concept'.

Recently IU-CERI has identified a major socio-environmental issue arising from coal mine-fires in India and conceptualised a remedial framework, and submitted a joint project proposal to the British Council-DST under their UKIERI-2016 call.


Tripathi, Nimisha, Singh, Raj S. and Hills, Colin D. (2016). Soil Carbon Development in Rejuvenated Indian Coal Mine Spoil. Ecological Engineering, Volume 90, Pages 482-490.
Tripathi, Nimisha, Singh, Raj S. and Hills, Colin D. (2016). Reclamation of Mine-Impacted Land for Ecosystem Recovery. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781119057901.

Selected environmental research projects completed by partner institutions

University of Greenwich

  • Immobilisation of pollutants in cementitious binders
  • The long term durability of stabilised/solidified wastes
  • Carbonate remediation technologies
  • Application of accelerated carbonation to the risk management of contaminated soils and wastes
  • Use of accelerated carbonation technology (ACT) to improve chemical and physical characteristics of soils and wastes
  • Sequestration of CO2 in wastes to produce stable construction materials
  • Valorisation of biomass wastes by accelerated carbonation technology


  • Restoration and reclamation of contaminated mine wastelands
  • Carbon storage and its stabilization in the coal mine overburden dumps through plantation and soil amendments
  • Nutrient transformation in alternate land use systems
  • Bio-remediation of metal contaminated soils and water
  • Carbon sequestration in mine spoils and wastelands
  • Bio-gasification of organic wastes
  • Bio-desulphurisation of petroleum waste and coal
  • Development of haul road dust collecting system in coal mining areas
  • Utilisation of coal fly ash in different sectors
  • Impact of post-mining subsidence on hydrology and forest cover
  • Integrated ecological studies of different land uses
  • Ex situ conservation of endemic plants