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Srimanti Duttagupta

Contaminant Hydrogeology
Assistant Research Scientist

My research focuses on elucidating the pathways, persistence, and distribution of organic contaminants in diverse environmental spheres. My research seeks to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the impact of organic contaminants, facilitating informed strategies for environmental and public health protection. I also work on examining how organic compounds interact with soil and sediments, particularly exploring how mineral composition might influence sorption processes.



  • Ph.D., Contaminant hydrogeology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2019
  • M.Tech, Environmental Biotechnology, Jadavpur University, India, 2014
  • B.Tech, Biotechnology, West Bengal University of Technology, India, 2012
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Research Interest:

Occurrence, fate, and transport of organic contaminants in different environmental matrices

1. Pesticides/Herbicides/Fungicides
2. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
3. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
4. Tobacco-associated compounds 
5. Cannabis-associated compounds
6. Antibiotics

Selected Publications:


  1. Duttagupta, S., Nynas, K., Richardot, W., Salam, S.B., Pennington, M., Wong, J., Van De Werfhorst, L.C., Dodder, N.G., Novotny, T., Sant, K. and Holden, P.A. Influence of tobacco product wastes in a protected coastal reserve adjacent to urbanization. Marine Pollution Bulletin (2024) 199, p.115929.
  2. Sarkar, S., Mukherjee, A., Chakraborty, M., Quamar, M.T., Duttagupta, S. and Bhattacharya, A. Prediction of elevated groundwater fluoride across India using multi-model approach: insights on the influence of geologic and environmental factors. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. (2022) pp.1-16. 
  3. Sarkar, S., Mukherjee, A., Senapati, B. and Duttagupta, S. Predicting Potential Climate Change Impacts on Groundwater Nitrate Pollution and Risk in an Intensely Cultivated Area of South Asia. ACS Environmental Au. (2022).
  4. Dey, U., Sarkar, S., Duttagupta, S., Bhattacharya, A., Das, K., Saha, S., Mukherjee, A. Influence of hydrology and sanitation on groundwater coliform contamination in parts of Western Bengal Basin: Implication to safe drinking water. Frontiers in Water. (2022):84. 
  5. Bhattacharya, A., Sahu, S., Sahu, N., Das, A., Das, C., John, V., Sarkar, S., Duttagupta, S, Bhattacharya, J., Mukherjee, A., Ghosal, P.S. Influence of mass-awareness campaign on community behavior pattern changes for safe drinking water availability in a groundwater arsenic-affected area of South Asia. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. (2022) 20:100766.
  6. Sharifi-Yazdi, M., Tavakoli, V., Salehi-Noparvar, S., Vaezi, A., Naderi Beni, A., Nazemi, M., Duttagupta, S., Routh, J. Influence of the Late Quaternary climate on sedimentology of the Jazmurian Playa, SE Iran. Journal of Paleolimnology. (2022) 2:1-9.
  7. Mukhopadhyay, A., Duttagupta, S., Mukherjee, A. Emerging Organic Contaminants in Global Community Drinking Water Sources and Supply: A Review of Occurrences, Processes, and Removal. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. (2022) 16:107560.
  8. Van De Werfhorst L.C., Jerde C.L., Beutel M.W., Brooks A., Butsic V., Duttagupta, S., Gilmore M.E., Harmon T.C., Hart S.C., Hoh E., Iancu L., Tobacco and Cannabis Debris Survey Protocol. (2022).
  9. Sarkar, S., Mukherjee, A., Duttagupta, S., Bhanja, S.N., Bhattacharya, A., Chakraborty, S. Vulnerability of groundwater from elevated nitrate pollution across India: Insights from spatio-temporal patterns using large-scale monitoring data. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. (2021) 1;243:103895.
  10. Bhattacharya, A., Sahu, S., Telu, V., Duttagupta, S., Sarkar, S., Bhattacharya, J., Mukherjee, A., Ghosal, P.S. Neural Network and Random Forest-Based Analyses of the Performance of Community Drinking Water Arsenic Treatment Plants. Water. (2021)13(24):3507.
  11. Beutel, M.W., Harmon, T.C., Novotny, T.E., Mock, J., Gilmore, M.E., Hart, S.C., Traina, S., Duttagupta, S., Brooks, A., Jerde, C.L., Hoh, E. A Review of Environmental Pollution from the Use and Disposal of Cigarettes and Electronic Cigarettes: Contaminants, Sources, and Impacts. Sustainability, (2021) 13:12994.
  12. Sahu, R.P., Kazy, S.K., Bose, H., Mandal, S., Dutta, A., Saha, A., Roy, S., Duttagupta, S., Mukherjee A, Sar, P. Microbial diversity and function in crystalline basement beneath the Deccan Traps explored in a 3‐km borehole at Koyna, western India. Environmental Microbiology. (2021). 
  13. Sarkar, S., Mukherjee, A., Duttagupta, S., Bhanja, S.N., Bhattacharya, A. and Chakraborty, S. Vulnerability of groundwater from elevated nitrate pollution across India: Insights from spatio-temporal patterns using large-scale monitoring data. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, (2021) p.103895.
  14. Duttagupta, S., Bhanja, S. N., Dutta, A., Sarkar, S., Chakraborty, M., Ghosh, A., Mondal, D., & Mukherjee, A. Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown on Availability of Drinking Water in the Arsenic- Affected Ganges River Basin. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, (2021) 18(6), 2832.
  15. Mukherjee, A., Sarkar, S., Chakraborty, M., Duttagupta, S., Bhattacharya, A., Saha, D., Bhattacharya, P., Mitra, A. and Gupta, S. Occurrence, predictors and hazards of elevated groundwater arsenic across India through field observations and regional-scale AI-based modeling. Science of The Total Environment (2021) 759: 143511.
  16. Duttagupta, S., Mukherjee, A., Bhanja, S.N., Chattopadhyay, S., Sarkar, S., Das, K., Chakraborty, S. and Mondal, D., 2020. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal for Clean Water in India: Influence of Natural and Anthropogenic Factors on Groundwater Microbial Pollution. Environmental Management, (2020) 1-14.
  17. Duttagupta, S., Mukherjee, A., Bhattacharya, A., and Bhattacharya, J. Wide exposure of persistent organic pollutants (PoPs) in natural waters and sediments of the densely populated Western Bengal basin, India, Science of the Total Environment, (2020) 717:137187.
  18. Duttagupta, S., Mukherjee, A., Routh, J., Devi, L.G., Bhattacharya, A. and Bhattacharya, J. Role of aquifer media in determining the fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the natural water and sediments along the lower Ganges river basin. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, (2019):1-20.
  19. Duttagupta, S., Mukherjee, A., Das, K., Dutta, A., Bhattacharya, J., and Bhattacharya, A. Groundwater vulnerability to pesticide pollution assessment in the alluvial aquifer of Western Bengal basin, India using overlay and index method, Geochemistry, (2020) 125601.
  20. Duttagupta, S., Bhattacharya, A., Mukherjee, A., Chattopadhyay, S., Bhanja, S.N., Sarkar, S., Malakar, P. and Bhattacharya, J., 2019. Groundwater faecal pollution observation in parts of Indo- Ganges–Brahmaputra River basin from in-situ measurements and satellite-based observations. Journal of Earth System Science, 128(3), (2019): 44.
  21. Mukherjee, A., Duttagupta, S., Chattopadhyay, S., Bhanja, S.N., Bhattacharya, A., Chakraborty, S., Sarkar, S., Ghosh, T., Bhattacharya, J. and Sahu, S., 2019. Impact of sanitation and socio-economy on groundwater fecal pollution and human health towards achieving sustainable development goals across India from ground-observations and satellite-derived nightlight. Scientific Reports, 9(1), (2019): 1-11.
  22. Dutta, A., Sar, P., Sarkar, J., Duttagupta, S., Gupta, A., Bose, H., Mukherjee, A. and Roy, S. Archaeal communities in deep terrestrial subsurface underneath the Deccan traps, India. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, (2019): 1362.
  23. Dutta, A, Duttagupta, S., Gupta, A., Sarkar, J., Roy, S., Mukherjee, A., and Sar, P. Exploration of deep terrestrial subsurface microbiome in Late Cretaceous Deccan traps and underlying Archean basement, India. Scientific Reports 8(1), (2018): 17459.
  24. Das, K., Debnath, P., Duttagupta, S., Sarkar, S., Agrahari, S., Mukherjee, A. Implication of submarine groundwater discharge to coastal ecology of the Bay of Bengal. Journal of Earth System Science. (2020): 129(1):50.
  25. Sorensen, J. P. R., Sadhu, A., Sampath, G., Sugden, S., Duttagupta, S., Lapworth, D.J., Marchant, B.P., Pedley, S. Are sanitation interventions a threat to drinking water supplies in rural India? An application of tryptophan-like fluorescence. Water Research 88 (2016): 923-932.
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Articles Featuring Srimanti Duttagupta

Environments: "Detection and Screening of Organic Contaminants in A Riverine System of Georgia using Non-Targeted Analysis"


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