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Sayantan Sarkar

Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences (DES)
E-mail: sayantan.sarkar [at]

All Publications:

  1. Zhang, Q; Sarkar, S; Wang, X; Zhang, J; Mao, J; Yang, L; Shi, Y and Jia, S. 2019."Evaluation of factors influencing secondary organic carbon (SOC) estimation by CO and EC tracer methods." Science of the Total Environment , 686, 915-930
  2. Rawat, P; Sarkar, S; Jia, S; Khillare, P S and Sharma, B. 2019."Regional sulfate drives long-term rise in AOD over megacity Kolkata, India." Atmospheric Environment, 209, 167-181
  3. Tham, J; Sarkar, S; Jia, S; Reid, J S; Mishra, S; Sudiana, I M; Swarup, S; Ong, C N and Yu, L E. 2019."Impacts of peat-forest smoke on urban PM2.5 in the Maritime Continent during 2012-2015: Carbonaceous profiles and indicators." Environmental Pollution, 248, 496-505
  4. Rana, A; Jia, S and Sarkar, S. 2019."Black carbon aerosol in India – a comprehensive review of current status and future prospects." Atmospheric Research, 218, 207-230
  5. Jia, S; Wang, X; Zhang, Q; Sarkar, S; Wu, L; Huang, M; Zhang, J and Yang, L. 2018."Technical note: Comparison and interconversion of pH based on different standard states for aerosol acidity characterization." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18, 1-9
  6. Jia, S; Sarkar, S; Zhang, Q; Wang, X; Wang, X; Wu, L; Chen, W; Huang, M; Zhou, S; Zhang, J; Luan, Y and Yang, L. 2018."Characterization of diurnal variations of PM2.5 acidity using an open thermodynamic system: A case study of Guangzhou, China." Chemosphere, 202, 677-685
  7. Sarkar, S; Fan, W H; Jia, S; Blake, D R; Reid, J S; Lestari, P and Yu, L E. 2018."A quantitative assessment of distributions and sources of tropospheric halocarbons measured in Singapore." Science of the Total Environment, 619-620, 528-544
  8. Gouldson, A; Colenbrander, S; Roy, J; Kerr, N; Sudamant, A; Sarkar, S; Hall, S; McAnulla, F; Ghatak, A; Chakravarty, D and Ganguly, D. 2016."Can low-carbon development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India." Environment and Urbanization , 29, 139-158
  9. Sarkar, S; Ahmed, T; Swami, K; Judd, C D; Bari, A; Dutkiewicz, V A and Husain, L. 2015."History of atmospheric deposition of trace elements in lake sediments, ~1880 to 2007." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres , 120, 5658-5669
  10. Jyethi, D S; Khillare, P S and Sarkar, S. 2014."Particulate phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the ambient atmosphere of a protected and ecologically sensitive area in a tropical megacity." Urban Forestry and Urban Greening , 13, 854-860
  11. Khillare, P S; Hasan, A and Sarkar, S. 2014."Accumulation and risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and trace metals in tropical urban soils." Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186, 2907-2923
  12. Jyethi, D S; Khillare, P S and Sarkar, S. 2014."Risk assessment of inhalation exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in school children." Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21, 366-378
  13. Sarkar, S and Khillare, P S. 2013."Profile of PAHs in the inhalable particulate fraction: source apportionment and associated health risks in a tropical megacity." Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185, 1199-1213
  14. Khillare, P S; Jyethi, D S and Sarkar, S. 2012."Health risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metals via dietary intake of vegetables grown in the vicinity of thermal power plants." Food and Chemical Toxicology , 50, 1642-1652
  15. Khillare, P S and Sarkar, S. 2012."Airborne inhalable metals in residential areas of Delhi, India: distribution, source apportionment and health risks." Atmospheric Pollution Research, 3, 46-54
  16. Sarkar, S and Khillare, P S. 2011."Association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and metallic species in a tropical urban atmosphere – Delhi, India." Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 68, 107-126
  17. Sarkar, S; Khillare, P S; Jyethi, D S; Hasan, A and Parween, M. 2010."Chemical speciation of respirable suspended particulate matter during a major firework festival in India." Journal of Hazardous Materials , 184, 321-330