2012 June: Dr. Bhaskar Sen Gupta is being awarded Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen in 2012 for his contribution to Higher Education and International Environmental Research. (Refer to the list in the BBC coverage)

2012 April : "Energy Globe Award" - Best project from INDIA with the National Energy Globe Award for India

2012 March : Research grant from Royal Academy of Engineering

2011 May: SAR wins "Innovation Award for Remediation Technology" award in UK Energy and Environment Award in Birmingham (Go to website)

2010 November: The arsenic research Team won the Times Higher Education (THE) 'Outstanding Engineering Research Team' award sponsored by the BAE systems. (Go to THE webpage)

2010: DELPHE Britsih Council grant for training on arsenic mitigation in Cambodia

2010 May: The SAR arsenic research team has won highly prestigious The St Andrews Prize for the Environment in 2010. Queen’s University Belfast and lead Indian partner National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur will design and set up more treatment plants in future with the assistance of  Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission, Calcutta. (See BBC Coverage)

2010 April: SAR Technology has been selected to attend the World Bank "INNOVATION FAIR: Moving Beyond Conflict" in Cape Town, South Africa from April 12-15 2010. The World Bank’s panel of experts selected about 30 projects from 230 project proposals world wide to attend the event. The World Bank Innovation fair is focused on identifying high-impact grassroots innovations that indicate effective means of building the relationship between citizens and their state in fragile and conflict-affected states.

2010 April: "Asian Water Industry Management Award" in the Asia Water Award 2010 at Kuala Lumpur (Personal award received by Dr B. Sen Gupta, QUB)

2009 November: The SAR Project has been selected by the Blacksmith Institute - New York & Green Cross- Switzerland as one of the "12 Cases of Cleanup & Success" in the World's Worst Polluted Places Report 2009. (Refer: www.worstpolluted.org)

2009 November : Dr Bhaskar Sengupta received Dhirubhai Ambani Award on behalf of the TiPOT Consortium working on SAR Technology from IChemE in .

2008: DELPHE British Council grant for training in India on arsenic remediation

2006: The SAR Project was the Winner of the Development Marketplace Global Competition, 2006, hosted by the World Bank.

2004: The SAR Technology was selected by European Union Asia Pro-Eco Programme for TiPOT Project.

Site owned by:  Bhaskar Sengupta, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Book & Reports:

"Low Cost Technology for in-situ treatment of groundwater", B. Sen Gupta, A. Bandopadhyay and N. K. Nag, Ed, 2008 (Macmillan) EAN: 9780230636392

"A comprehensive report on the Subterranean Arsenic Removal: Experiment to Delivery", Soumyadeep Mukherjee, published by RKVM-Barrackpore (downloadable from www.insituarsenic.org)

"Proceedings on the International Seminar on SAR Technology", published by RKVM-Barrackpore (downloadable from www.insituarsenic.org)

"Information Booklet on SAR Technology", prepared by RKVM, QUB, NML (downloadable from www.insituarsenic.org)

Selected Research Publications:

B. Sen Gupta, S. Chatterjee, U. Rott, H. Kauffman, A. Bandopadhyay, W. DeGroot, N.K. Nag, A.A. Carbonell-Barrachina, S. Mukherjee A simple chemical free arsenic removal method for community water supply - A case study from West Bengal, India ; Environmental Pollution; Volume 157, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 3351-3353

B. Sengupta, S. Chatterjee, P. Otarawanna, S. Mukhopadhyay; Getting bacteria to remove arsenic from groundwater; Special Feature, Asia Water, May 2010

Presence of arsenic in agricultural products from arsenic-endemic areas and strategies to reduce arsenic intake in rural villages, A. A. Carbonell-Barrachina,  A. J. Signes-Pastor,  L. Vanzquez-Araffljo, Francisco Burlo and B. Sen Gupta, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research (Wiley), 2009, in press, available online (I.F. 3.439).

Carbonell-Barrachina, A.A., Signes-Pastor, A.J., Vazquez-Araffljo, L., Burlo, F., Sen Gupta, B., 2009. Presence of arsenic in agricultural products from arsenic endemic areas and strategies to reduce arsenic intake in rural villages. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 53, 531-541.

A. Signes, K. Mitra, F. Burló, A. A. Carbonell-Barrachina. Effect of two different rice dehusking procedures on total arsenic concentration in rice; Eur. Food Res. Technol. 226: 561-567 (2008)

A. Signes, K. Mitra, F. Burló, A.A. Carbonell-Barrachina. Contribution of water and cooked rice to an estimation of the dietary intake of inorganic arsenic in a rural village in West Bengal, India; Food Addit. Contam. 25: 1345-1352 (2008b)

A. J. Signes-Pastor, K. Mitra, S. Sarkhel, M. Hobbes, F. Burló, W.T. De Groot, A. A. Carbonell-Barrachina. Arsenic Speciation in Food and Estimation of the Dietary Intake of Inorganic Arsenic in a Rural Village of West Bengal, India J. Agric. Food Chem. 56: 9469-9474 (2008)

Featured in:

www.worstpolluted.org (12 cases of Clean-up and Success)
www.greencross.ch (Top 10 successful pollution solutions)
The Telegraph (August 30 , 2008); Voice of America; Times of India, etc