Faculty & Staff
Dr. Azeem Khalid
Ph.D. (Soil & Environmental Microbiology): Institute of Soil & Environ. Sci., UAF Trainings/Post-Docs: Environmental microbiology & biotechnology) Japan, USA
Department of Environmental Sciences
Phone : +92-51- 9292135  
Mobile : 0301- 6005958  
Fax : +92-51-9290160
Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Address : Department of Environmental Sciences, PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
Work Experience : 20 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Plant microbe interactions under stress environment
  • Bioremediation of industrial pollutants
  • Bioenergy and biofuels
  • Recycling and management of solid organic waste
  • Total Publications : 120
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Qader, S., S. Mahmood, M. Anjum, N. Ilyas, Z. Ali and A. Khalid. 2017. Synchronization of lipid-based biofuel production with waste treatment using oleaginous bacteria: a biorefinery concept. Process Safety and Environmental Protection (In press).

    2. Qadeer, S., A. Khalid, S. Mahmood, M. Anjum and Z. Ahmad. 2017. Oleaginous bacteria and fungi for cleaner energy production. Journal of Cleaner Production 168: 917-928.

    3. Qadeer, S., M. Anjum, A. Khalid, M. Waqas. A. Batool and T. Mahmood. 2017. A dialogue on perspectives of biochar applications and its environmental risks. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 228: 281 (1- 26).

    4. Shafqat, M., A. Khalid. T. Mahmood, M.T. Siddique, J. Han and M.Y. Habteselassie. 2017. Evaluation of bacteria isolated from textile wastewater and rhizosphere to simultaneously degrade azo dyes and promote plant growth. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 92:2760-2768.

    5. Anjum, M., A. Khalid, S. Qadeer and R. Mindad. 2017. Synergistic effect of co-digestion to enhance anaerobic degradation of catering waste and orange peel for biogas production. Waste Management & Research 35(9): 967-977.

    6. Anjum, M., A. Khalid, T. Mahmood and I. Aziz. 2016. Anaerobic co-digestion of catering waste with partially pretreated lignocellulosic crop residues. Journal of Cleaner Production. 117:56-63.

    7. Imran, M., M. Arshad, D.E. Crowley, F. Negam, A. Khalid, B. Shaharoona, S. Hussain, S.M. Nadeem and D.E. Crowley. 2016. Yeast extract promotes decolorization of azo dyes by stimulating azoreductase activity in Shewanella sp. strain IFN4. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 124: 42-49.

    8. Mahmood, S., A. Khalid, T. Mahmood, M. Arshad, J.C. Loyola-Licea and D.E. Crowley. 2015. Biotreatment of simulated tannery wastewater containing Reactive Black 5, aniline and CrVI using a biochar packed bioreactor. RSC Advances 5: 106272-106279.

    9. 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

    10. 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.