Dr. Tanmay Karak is a soil scientist from the Institute of Tea Research Association, Tocklai Experimental Station, Jorhat, Assam in India, an institute dedicated to research on all aspects of tea cultivation and processing. The main research interests of Dr. Karak are - chemistry of heavy metals in soils and plants, use of wastes for crop production and resolving the problem of environmental pollution. Currently he is visiting the group of Prof. Yakov Kuzyakov and working on a collaborative research project entitled “Turnover of low molecular weight organic substances in soil”. His visit is funded by North East Region Overseas Associateship, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.
Project Title: Turnover of low molecular weight organic substances in soil
- T. Karak. 2010. Heavy metal accumulation in soil amended with road side pond sediment and uptake by rice (Oryza sativa L.). Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 41:2577–2594.
- T. Karak and R. M. Bhagat. 2010. Trace elements in tea leaves, made tea and tea infusion: A review. Trace elements in tea leaves, made tea and tea infusion: A review. Food Research International 43(9): 2234-2252.
- T. Karak and P. Bhattacharyya. 2010. Heavy metal accumulation in soil amended with road side pond sediment and uptake by winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. PBW 343). The Scientific World JOURNAL. 10: 2314-2329.
- T. Karak and P. Bhattacharyya. 2011. Human urine as a source of alternative natural fertilizer in agriculture: a flight of fancy or an achievable reality. Resources, Conservation & Recycling 55: 400-408.
- T. Karak, O. Abollino, P. Bhattacharyya, K. K. Das and R. K Paul. 2011. Fractionation and speciation of arsenic in three tea gardens soil profiles and distribution of As in different parts of tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.). Chemosphere 85:948-960.
- T. Karak, R.M. Bhagat and P. Bhattacharyya. 2011. Municipal solid waste generation, composition and management: The world scenario. Critical Review of Environmental Science and Technology (In press; DOI:10.1080/10643389.2011.569871).
- S. Sabhapondit, T. Karak, L. P. Bhuyan, B. C. Goswami and M. Hazarika. 2011. Diversity of catechin in North East Indian tea
- T. Karak, P. Bhattacharyya, T. Das, R. K. Paul and R. Bezbaruah. 2011. Non-segregated municipal solid waste in an open dumping ground: A potential contaminant vis-à-vis environmental health. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Accepted).