Research Publications

Research Books:

03 Entry(s)

  1. Khan, K., Khan, H., Lu, Y., (2014). Environmental Concentrations of Heavy Metals and Their Health Impacts, ISBN 978-3-659-58998-0, Saarbrücken, Germany; LAP LAMBERT.
  2. Waqas Co- author of chapter published in the book "Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety - Volume II: Biological Agents and Methods for Industrial Waste Management" now have been online for publishing with premier international scientific publisher "Springer Nature" Singapore.
  3. Waqas Co-author of the book “Constructed treatment wetlands: An emerging phytotechnology for degradation and detoxification of industrial wastewaters”.

Published Articles

38 Entry(s)

  1. Sharif, H.M.A., Cheng, H.Yi., Haider, M.R., Khan, K., Yang, L., and Wang, A., 2019. NO removal with efficient recovery of N2O by using recyclable Fe3O4@EDTA@Fe(II) complex: a novel approach towards resource recovery from flue gas. Accepted in the Environmental Science & Technology 10-12-2018.
  2. Wang, C., Li, Q., Lu, Y., Wang, T., Khan, K., Wang, P., Meng, J., Zhou, Y., Yvette, B., Suriyanarayanan, S., 2019. Simulating transport, flux, and ecological risk of perfluorooctanoate 2 in a river affected by a major fluorochemical manufacturer in 3 northern China, Science of the Total Environment 657; 792–803.
  3. Baninla, Y., Zhang, M., Lu, Y., Lianga, R., Zhang, Q., Zhou, Y., Khan, K., A transitional perspective of global and regional mineral material flows. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 140, 91-101.
  4. Lu, X., Lu, Y., Chen, D.L., Su, C., Song, S., Wang, T., Tian, H., Liang, R., Zhang, M., Khan, K., Climate change induced eutrophication of cold-water lake in an ecologically fragile nature reserve. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 75, 359-369.
  5. Ilyas, M., Ahmad, W., Khan, H., Yousaf, S., Khan, K., & Nazir, S. (2018). Plastic waste as a significant threat to environment–a systematic literature review. Reviews on environmental health. DOI:
  6. Su, C., Song, S., Lu, Y., Wang, P., Meng, J., Lu, X., Jürgens, M., Khan, K., Baninla, Y., Liang, R., 2018. Multimedia fate and transport simulation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid/Perfluorooctanoate in an urbanizing area. Science of the Total Environment, 643, 90–97.
  7. Shuai, S., Fadong., L., Yonglong, L., Khan, K., Jianfang, X., Peifang, L., 2018. Spatio-temporal Characteristics of the Extreme Climate Events and Their Potential Effects on Crop Yield in Ethiopia. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 9(3) 290-301.
  8. Liang, R., Chen, J., Shi, Y., Lu, Y., Sarvajayakesavalu, S., Xu, X., Zheng, X., Khan, K., Su, C., 2018. Toxicological effects on earthworms (Eisenia fetida) exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of BDE-47 and BDE-209 from a metabolic point. Environmental Pollution 240, 653-660.
  9. Li, Q., Zhang, Y., Lu, Y., Wang, P., Suriyanarayanan, S., Meng, J., Zhou, Y., Liang, R., Khan, K., Risk ranking of environmental contaminants in Xiaoqing River, a heavily polluted river along urbanizing Bohai Rim. Chemosphere, 204, 28-35
  10. Li, Q., Lu, Y., Wang, P., Wang, T., Suriyanarayanan, S., Liang, R., Baninla, Y., Khan, K., Distribution, source, and risk of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in urban and rural soils around the Yellow and Bohai Seas, China. Environmental Pollution239, 233-241.
  11. Zhou, Y., Wang, T., Li, Q., Wang, P., Li, L., Chen, S., Zhang, Y., Khan, K., Meng, J., 2018. Spatial and vertical variations of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in the Bohai and Yellow Seas: Bridging the gap between riverine sources and marine sinks. Environmental Pollution, 238,111–120.
  12. Cao, X., Lu, Y., Zhang, Y., Khan, K., Wang, C., Baninla, Y., 2018. An overview of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDs) in environmental media with focus on their potential risk and management in China. Environmental Pollution, 236, 283-295.
  13. Su, C., Lu, Y., Wang, T., Lu, X., Song, S., Li, L., Khan, K., Wang, C. and Liang, R., 2018. Dynamic multimedia fate simulation of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) from 1981 to 2050 in the urbanizing Bohai Rim of China. Environmental Pollution235, 235-244.
  14. Khan, K., Lu, Y., Saeed, M.A., Bilal, H., Sher, H., Khan, H., Ali, J., Wang, P., Uwizeyimana, H., Baninla, Y. and Li, Q., 2017. Prevalent fecal contamination in drinking water resources and potential health risks in Swat, Pakistan. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 72,1-12.
  15. Uwizeyimana,H., Wang,M., Chen, W., Khan, K., 2018. Ecotoxicological effects of binary mixtures of siduron and Cd on mRNA expression in the earthworm Eisenia fetida. Science of The Total Environment, 610–611, 657–665.
  16. Alam M., Khan M., Khan* A.,Zeb S., Khan M A., Khattak A M., Amin N., Sajid M., 2018. Concentrations, dietary exposure and human health risk assessment of heavy metals in market vegetables of Peshawar, Pakistan. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 
  17. Khan A*., Khan S., Khan M A., Aamir M., Ullah H., Nawab J., Rehman I U., Shah J., 2018. Heavy metals effects on plant growth and dietary intake of trace metals in vegetables cultivated in contaminated soil. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 
  18. Khan M A., Ding X., Khan S., Brusseau M L., Khan A., Nawab J., 2018. The influence of various organic amendments on the bioavailability and plant uptake of cadmium present in mine-degraded soil. Science of the Total Environment636; 810–817.
  19. Khan M A., Khan S., Ding X., Khan A.,Alam M., 2018. The effects of biochar and rice husk on adsorption and desorption of cadmium on to soils with different water conditions (upland and saturated). Chemosphere, 193;1120-1126. DOI10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.110.
  20. Khan, S., Ali, N., Khan, M.A., Waqas, M., Yao, H., (2018). Endocrine disrupting pesticides and their health risk through ingestion of vegetables grown in Pakistan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, EMID:75da40ed50e48f13.
  21. Rehaman,U., Waqas, M., Khan, S., Muhammad, S., (2018). Associations of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in drinking water and human biomarkers: a case study from five districts of Pakistan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research EMID: a 3aa534627fda654.
  22. Uwizeyimana, H., Wang, M., Chen, W., Khan, K., 2017.The eco-toxic effects of pesticide and heavy metal mixtures towards earthworms in soil. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 55, 20-29.
  23. Liu, Z., Lu, Y., Shia, Y., Wang, P., Jones, K., Sweetman, A.J., Johnson, A.C., Zhang, M., Zhou, Y., Lu, X., Su, C., Sarvajayakesavaluc, S., Khan, K., Crop bioaccumulation and human exposure of perfluoroalkyl acids through multi-media transport from a mega fluorochemical industrial park, China. Environment International 106, 37–47.
  24. Ali J, Ali N, Jamil S U U., Hassan Waseem, H., Khan, K., Pan, G., 2017. Insight into ecofriendly fabrication of silver nanoparticles by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its potential impacts. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5(4):3266-3272.
  25. Khan S., Shamshad I., Waqas M., Nawab J., Minge L., (2017). Remediating industrial wastewater containing potentially toxic elements with four freshwater algae. Ecological Engineering102:536–541.
  26. Qamar, Z. , Khan S., Khan A. , Aamir M. , Nawab J. , Waqas M.,(2017) Appraisement, source apportionment and health risk of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in vehicle-wash wastewater, Pakistan. Science of the Total Environment, 106–113.
  27. Rehman U., Khan, Shah M T., Muhammad J., Nasir M J., Khan S., 2017. Quantification of essential elements, their daily intake and health risk via drinking water collected from Southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences.
  28. Nawab, J., Khan, Ali, S., Sher, H., Rahman, Z., Khan, K., Tang, J., Ahmad, A., 2016. Health risk assessment of heavy metals and bacterial contamination in drinking water sources: a case study of malakand Agency, Pakistan. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188 (5):1-12. DOI 10.1007/s10661-016-5296-1.
  29. Nawab, J., Shah, MT., Khan, S., Qing, H., Khan, K., Ali, R., 2016. Heavy metals bioaccumulation in native plants in chromite impacted sites: A search for effective remediating plant species. Clean–Soil, Air, Water, 44(1): 37–46. DOI: 10.1002/clen.201400605.
  30. Noor S. Shah, Khan,J.A., Nawaz, S., M. Ismail, Khan, K., Khan, H.M., Kinetic and mechanism investigation on the gamma irradiation induced degradation of endosulfan sulfate. Chemosphere, 121, 18–25. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.10.046.
  31. Shamshad, I., Khan, S., Waqas, M., Ahmad, N., -Ur-Rehman, K., Khan, K., 2015. Removal and bioaccumulation of heavy metals from aqueous solutions using freshwater algae. Water Science and Technology, 71(1): 38-44. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2014.458.
  32. Nawab, J., Khan, S., Shah, M.T., Khan, K., Huang, Q., Ali, R., 2015. Quantification of Heavy Metals in Mining Affected Soil and Their Bioaccumulation in Native Plant Species, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 17(9): 801-813. DOI: 10.1080/15226514.2014.981246.
  33. Khan, K., Lu, Y., Khan, H., Ihsanullah, Khan, S., Nawab, J., Shamshad, I., 2014. Evaluation of toxicological risk of foodstuffs contaminated with heavy metals in Swat, Pakistan. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 108(1): 224–232. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2014.05.014.
  34. Maryam, A., Khan, S., Khan, M.A., Khan, K., Rabbi, F., Ali, S., 2015. The Perception of Local Community about the Effects of Climate Change in Upper Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Earth Science & Climatic Change. 5 (3): 1-4. DOI:10.4172/2157-7617.1000183.
  35. Ishtiaq, M., Rabnawaz, Khan, K., Khan, H., Zakir, S., Sarwar, G., Jehan, N., 2014. Prevalence of Pneumoconiosis among coal miners of Cherat, district Nowshera - Pakistan. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute, 28(2):139-44.
  36. Waqas, M., Khan, S., Chao, C., Shamshad, I., Qamar, Z., Khan, K., 2014. Quantification of PAHs and health risk via ingestion of vegetable in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. Science of the Total Environment, 497–498: 448–458.
  37. Khan, K., Lu, Y., Khan, H., Ishtiaq, M., Khan, S., Waqas, M., Wei, L., Wang, T., 2013a. Heavy metals in agricultural soils and crops and their health risks in Swat District, northern Pakistan. Food and Chemical Toxicology 58(7): 449–458. DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.05.014.
  38. Khan, K., Lu, Y., Khan, H., Zakir, S., Ihsanullah, Khan, S., Khan, A. A., Wei, L., Wang, T., 2013b. Health risks associated with heavy metals in the drinking water of Swat, northern Pakistan. Journal of Environmental sciences 25(10): 2003–2013. DOI: 10.1016/S1001-0742(12) 60275-7.