Dr. Saroj Sharma

Designation: Scientist
Phone No:

Phone Ext. No: 7710
E-Mail: sarojs[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

Preparation and characterization of ion exchange polymers (resins/membranes), adsorbents for separation of hazardous ions such as Arsenic, Fluoride, heavy metals etc from contaminated water in the area of water purification.


Synthesis of polymers (beaded polymers, flat sheet polymers and adsorbents) for the separation of hazardous ions from water.


1. Comparative Efficacy Study of Different Types of Ion Exchange Membranes for Production of Ultrapure Water via Electrodeionization"

Vaibhavee Bhadja, Babubhai Makwana, Subarna Maiti, Saroj Sharma*, Uma Chatterjee*, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,, 54, 10974-10982 (2015)

2. Sustainable synthesis of a high performance inter-polymer anion exchange membrane employing concentrated solar radiation in a crucial functionalization step

P.K. Ghosh, Milan Dinda, Uma Chatterjee, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Saroj Sharma, S. Ghosh, B.S. Makwana, P.D. Maru

J. of Membrane Sci. , 493,373-381 (2015)

3. Electrodeionization: An efficient way for removal of fluoride from tap water using an aluminum form of phosphomethylated resin

Swati Gahlot, Saroj Sharma and Vaibhav Kulrestha,

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54 (16), 4664–4671(2015)

4. Recycling of Polysulfone: Study properties of Membranes

Mayank Saxena, Saroj Sharma, A. Bhattacharya

International J. of Memb. Sci. and Tech ., Vol. 2, 39-46 (2015)

5. Large Scale Preparation of Polyethylene Based Ion Exchange Membranes and Their Application for Water Desalination.

Vaibhav Kulshrestha,* Uma Chatterjee,* Saroj Sharma,* B.S. Makwana, P.D. Maru, Macromolecular Symposia.(In press 2015)

6. A safer route for preparation of anion exchange membrane from inter-polymer film and performance evaluation in electrodialytic application

Saroj Sharma *, Milan Dinda, Chirag R. Sharma, Pushpito K. Ghosh*

J. Memb. Sci ., 459, 122-131 (2014).

7. Silver nanoparticle anchored with novel crosslinked beaded polystyrene/polyamidoxime sequential interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs)and its antibacterial activity

Saroj Sharma *, Chirag R. Sharma, Khushbu Bhayani, Sandhya Mishra

Polymer Composites , DOI: 10.1002/pc.23156 (2014)

8. Studies on the Effects of Salt and Surfactant in Wet Phase Separation of Polysulfone

Saroj Sharma , Nirav Dhandhala & Amit Bhattacharya

J. Macromol. Sci., Part A: Pure & Appl. Chem ., 49, 918–925, (2012).

9. Functional copolymer of Geraniol with Acrylonitrile : Synthesis and Characterization

Saroj Sharma & A.K. Srivastava, J. Appl. Polym.Sci. , 108, 2, 892-899 (2008),

10. Azobisiobutyronitrile initiated free radical copolymerization of limonene with vinyl acetate: Synthesis and Characterization

Saroj Sharma & A.K. Srivastava, J. Appl. Polym.Sci., (USA) 106, 4, 2689-2695 (2007).

11. Kinetics and Mechanism of Polymerization of vinyl acetate initiated by triphenyl stibonium 1,2,3,4 tetra phenylcyclopentadiene ylide.

A.K. Srivastava, Ajay Kr. Chaurasia, Saroj Sharma and Garima Mishra, J. of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi (India) 65, 512-517 (2007)

12. Radical Polymerization of acrylonitrile initiated by triphenyl stibonium 1,2,3,4- tetra phenylcyclopentadiene ylide.

A.K. Srivastava, Ajay Kr. Chaurasia, Saroj Sharma and Garima Mishra,

Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, India, Sec-A, 77, 2, 93-98 (2007).

13. Radical Copolymerization of limonene with N-vinylpyrrolidone: Kinetics and Mechanism.

Saroj Sharma & A.K. Srivastava,

Designed Monomers and Polymers (USA), 9, 5, 503-516(2006),

14. Free radical Copolymerization of limonene with butyl methacrylate: Synthesis and Characterization.

Saroj Sharma & A.K. Srivastava, Ind. J. Chem. Tech., India, 12, 62-67 (2005)

15. Synthesis and Characterization of terpolymer of limonene, styrene and methyl methacrylate via free radical route.

Saroj Sharma & A.K. Srivastava, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 91, 4, 2343 (2004)

16. Synthesis and Characterization of copolymer of limonene with styrene initiated by azobisiobutyronitrile.

Saroj Sharma & A.K. Srivastava,

Eur. Polym. J ., 40, 2235-2240 (2004) Elsevier Science (UK)

17. Radical copolymerization of limonene with acrylonitrile: Kinetics and Mechanism.

Saroj Sharma & A.K. Srivastava , J. Polym. Plastic Tech. & Engg., 42, 3, 485-502, (2003).

18. Alternating copolymers of limonene with methyl methacrylate: Kinetics and Mechanism.

Saroj Sharma & A.K. Srivastava,

J. Macromol. Sci., Pure and Appl. Chem ., A-40, 6, 593 (2003).

19. Water: Contaminations and Removal strategies- submitted

Saroj Sharma and A. Bhattacharya, In Applied Water science (Communicated)

(B) Patent:

1. A process for the preparation of anion exchange membrane

US Patent Application No. 14/647,067, Filed on: May 22, 2015, Ref: 2179US122

PCT Publication number WO2014080427 A1, Application no. PCT/IN2013/000712

Pushpito Kumar Ghosh, Saroj Sharma, Milan Dinda, Chiragkumar Rameshbhai Sharma, Uma Chatterjee, Vaibhav Kulshreshtha, Soumyadeb Ghosh, Babulal Surabhai Makwana, Sreekumaran Thampy ,Girish Rajanikant Desale

2. A process for the defluoridation of drinking water,


Rajendra Singh Thakur, Saroj Sharma, Chiragkumar Rameshbhai Sharma, Akshay

Rameshkumar Bavda, Pratap Shashikant Bapat

Conference Presentations:

3. Copolymerization of Citronellol and Methyl methacrylate: Synthesis and Characterization

Saroj Sharma , Prachy Pandey, and A.K. Srivastava

“Polymer 2006” at Jadhavapur Univ., Kolkatta, 10-12 Feb., 2006

4. Membrane technologies for water recovery from industrial waste waters, InDA-APDA Conference on Desalination and Water Purification

P. S. Singh, P. Ray, J. J.Trivedi, K. Parashuram, S. Sharma, A. Prakash Rao, A.V.R. Reddy, Mar. 10- 12, 2010, Chennai, India

Sponsored Research Projects:

1. Scientific Understanding of Defluoridation Employing Indigenous Resin and Comparison with Activated Alumina” sponsored by DST-WTI, (DST/TM/WTI/2K12/354(G) (28/5/12) as Co-PI

2. “Development of organic-inorganic beaded polymeric network for the defluoridation of water” sponsored by DST-WTI. (2016) as PI