Faculty & Staff
Dr. Azeem Khalid
Associate Professor / Chairman
Ph.D. (Soil Microbiology) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Post-Doc Japan, USA
Department of Environmental Sciences
Phone : +92-51-9290058  
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Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Address : Department of Environmental Sciences, PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
Work Experience : 17 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Plant microbe interactions under stress environment
  • Bioremediation of industrial pollutants
  • Recycling and management of solid organic waste
  • Total Publications : 105
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Khalid, A. and S. Mahmood. 2015. The biodegradation of azo dyes by Actinobacteria. p. 1-18. In: S.N. Singh (Ed.). Microbial degradation of synthetic dyes in wastewaters. Springer, Switzerland. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-10942-8_13

    2. Imran, M., D.E. Crowley, A. Khalid, S. Hussain, M.W. Mumtaz and M. Arshad. 2014. Microbial biotechnology for decolorization of textile wastewaters. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology DOI 10.1007/s11157-014-9344-4.

    3. Shahzad, S.M., A. Khalid, M.S. Arif, and R. Kausar. 2014. Co-inoculation integrated with P-enriched compost improved nodulation and growth of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) under irrigated and rainfed farming systems. Biology and Fertility of Soils 50: 1-12.

    4. Mahmood, S., A. Khalid, T. Mahmood, M. Arshad and R. Ahmad. 2013. Potential of newly isolated bacterial strains for simultaneous removal of hexavalent chromium and reactive black-5 azo dye from tannery effluents. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 88: 1506-1513.

    5. Chishti Z., S. Hussain, K.R. Arshad, A. Khalid and M. Arshad. 2013. Microbial degradation of chlorpyrifos in liquid media and soil. Journal of Environmental Management 114: 372-380.

    6. Ud Din, I., A. Rashid, T. Mahmood and A. Khalid. 2013. Effect of land use activities on PAH on urban soils of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 85(10): 8685-8694.

    7. Khalid, A., B. Saba, H. Kanwal, A. Nazir and M. Arshad. 2013. Responses of pea and wheat to textile wastewater reclaimed by suspended sequencing batch bioreactors. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 85: 550-555.

    8. Saba, B., A. Khalid, A. Nazir, H. Kanwal and T. Mahmood. 2013. Reactive black-5 azo dye treatment in suspended and attach growth sequencing batch bioreactor using different co-substrates. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 85: 556-562.

    9. Khalid, A., F. Kausar, M. Arshad, T. Mahmood and I. Ahmed. 2012. Accelerated decolorization of reactive azo dyes under saline conditions by bacteria isolated from Arabian seawater sediment. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 96: 1599-1606.

    10. Khalid A., M. Arshad, M. Anjum, T. Mahmood and L. Dawson. 2011. The anaerobic digestion of solid organic waste. Waste Management 31: 1737-1744.