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Pallav Purohit joined the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program (formerly Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases Program) as a Research Scholar in September 2007. He has developed and implemented the global F-gas (HFC, PFC and SF6 emissions) module in the Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) model and coordinating various policy applications involving GAINS model in developing countries. Before joining IIASA, Dr. Purohit worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Program on International Climate Policy, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Germany where his focus was on a detailed technical evaluation of renewable energy options towards a more policy oriented analysis of the chances and risks of such technologies under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. He was also a visiting faculty member to the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland and visiting fellow at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK.
He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Global Energy Issues (IJGEI) and editorial board member of Sustainability, Innovative Energy Policies, Journal of Environment & Agricultural Studies, Journal of Renewable Energy, American Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (EPES), International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy, and The Open Renewable Energy Journal (TOREJ).
Dr. Purohit received his MSc in Physics from the H.N.B. Garhwal University, India in 1998 and his PhD in Energy Policy and Planning from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 2005. Between 1999 and 2005, Dr. Purohit worked at several institutions in India with a particular focus on energy, economic and environmental interactions. In 2005, he received the two year e8 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on Sustainable Energy Development from the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership.
Last update: 15-APR-2016
Purohit I & Purohit P (2017). Technical and economic potential of concentrating solar thermal power generation in India. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 78: 648-667. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.059.
Höglund Isaksson L, Purohit P, Amann M, Bertok I, Rafaj P, Schöpp W, & Borken-Kleefeld J (2017). Cost estimates of the Kigali Amendment to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons. Environmental Science & Policy 75: 138-147. DOI:10.1016/j.envsci.2017.05.006.
Amann M, Purohit P, Bhanarkar AD, Bertok I, Borken-Kleefeld J, Cofala J, Heyes C, Kiesewetter G, et al. (2017). Managing future air quality in megacities: A case study for Delhi. Atmospheric Environment: 1-28. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.04.041. (In Press)
Purohit P & Höglund Isaksson L (2017). Global emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases 2005-2050 with abatement potentials and costs. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17: 2795-2816. DOI:10.5194/acp-17-2795-2017.
Gambhir A, Napp T, Hawkes A, Höglund Isaksson L, Winiwarter W, Purohit P, Wagner F, Bernie D, et al. (2017). The Contribution of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Mitigation to Achieving Long-Term Temperature Goals. Energies 10 (5): e602. DOI:10.3390/en10050602.
Sharma M, Chaturvedi V, & Purohit P (2017). Long-term carbon dioxide and hydrofluorocarbon emissions from commercial space cooling and refrigeration in India: a detailed analysis within an integrated assessment modelling framework. Climatic Change: 1-15. DOI:10.1007/s10584-017-2002-4.
Mir KA, Purohit P, Goldstein GA, & Balasubramanian R (2016). Analysis of baseline and alternative air quality scenarios for Pakistan: an integrated approach. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23 (21): 21780-21793. DOI:10.1007/s11356-016-7358-x.
Purohit P & Chaturvedi V (2016). Techno-economic Assessment of Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in India. CEEW Working Paper. Thapar House, New Delhi, India
Purohit P, Höglund Isaksson L, Bertok I, Chaturvedi V, & Sharma M (2016). Scenario Analysis for HFC Emissions in India: Mitigation potential and costs. CEEW-IIASA Report
Capros P, De Vita A, Tasios N, Siskos P, Kannavou M, Petropoulos A, Evangelopoulou S, Zampara M, et al. (2016). EU Reference Scenario 2016 - Energy, transport and GHG emissions Trends to 2050. UROPEAN C OMMISSION Directorate - General for Energy, Directorate - General for Climate Action and Directorate - General for Mobility and Transport
Höglund Isaksson L, Winiwarter W, Purohit P, & Gomez-Sanabria A (2016). Non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in the EU-28 from 2005 to 2050: GAINS model methodology. IIASA Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
Klimont Z, Höglund-Isaksson L, Heyes C, Purohit P, Schöpp W, Rafaj P, Kiesewetter G, Borken J, et al. (2016). SLCP assessment for the Latin America and Caribbean. Final Report (Version 1.0). IIASA Report. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.
Hertwich E, de Larderel JA, Arvesen A, Bayer P, Bergesen J, Bouman E, Gibon T, Heath G, et al. (2016). Green Energy Choices: The benefits, risks, and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production. Report of the International Resource Panel, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Paris
Klimont Z, Kupiainen K, Heyes C, Purohit P, Cofala J, Rafaj P, Borken-Kleefeld J, & Schöpp W (2016). Global anthropogenic emissions of particulate matter including black carbon. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions: 1-72. DOI:10.5194/acp-2016-880. (In Press)
Lam NL, Pachauri S, Purohit P, Nagai Y, Bates MN, Cameron C, & Smith Kirk R (2016). Kerosene subsidies for household lighting in India: what are the impacts? Environmental Research Letters 11 (4): 044014. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/044014.
Purohit P & Höglund-Isaksson L (2016). Global emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases until 2050: technical mitigation potentials and cost. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Purohit P, Saurat M, & Heath G (2016). Concentrating solar power. In: Green Energy Choices: the benefits, risks and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production. pp. 255-306 Paris: Report of the International Resource Panel, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). ISBN 978-92-807-3490-4
Gambhir A, Napp T, Hawkes A, Hoeglund-Isaksson L, Winiwarter W, Purohit P, Wagner F, Bernie D, et al. (2015). The contribution of non-CO2 greenhouse gas mitigation to achieving long-term temperature goals. AVOID 2 WPC2b Report. Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, UK /IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria / Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University, USA / Met Office Hadley Centre, UK
Purohit P & Dhar S (2015). Promoting low carbon transport in India. Biofuel roadmap for India. UNEP DTU Partnership, Denmark [November 2015]
Purohit I & Purohit P (2015). Inter-comparability of solar radiation databases in Indian context. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 50: 735-747. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2015.05.020.
Cofala J, Bertok I, Borken-Kleefeld J, Heyes C, Kiesewetter G, Klimont Z, Purohit P, Rafaj P, et al. (2015). Implications of energy trajectories from the World Energy Outlook for 2015 for India's air pollution. Final Report submitted to the International Energy Agency, Paris, France
Purohit P & Fischer G (2014). Second-generation Biofuel Potential in India: Sustainability and Cost Considerations. UNEP Riso Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, Technical University of Denmark (June 2014)
Lam NL, Pachauri S, Nagai Y, Cameron C, & Purohit P (2014). Characterizing kerosene demand for light in India and evaluating the impact of measures affecting access and dependence. In: M. Schaefer et al., Proceedings, "Innovating Energy Access for Remote Areas: Discovering Untapped Resources", 10-12 April 2014, University of Berkeley, CA, USA.
Capros P, De Vita A, Hoeglund-Isaksson L, Winiwarter W, Purohit P, Bottcher H, Frank S, Havlik P, et al. (2013). EU Energy, Transport and GHG Emissions Trends to 2050 - Reference Scenario 2013. Publications Office of the European Union: European Commission. ISBN 978-92-79-33728-4 DOI:10.2833/17897.
Höglund Isaksson L, Winiwarter W, & Purohit P (2013). Non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, mitigation potentials and costs in the EU-28 from 2005 to 2050. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: GAINS Model Methodology
Purohit I, Purohit P, & Shekhar S (2013). Evaluating the potential of concentrating solar power generation in Northwestern India. Energy Policy 62: 157-175. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.06.069.
Dholakia HH, Purohit P, Rao S, & Garg A (2013). Impact of current policies on future air quality and health outcomes in Delhi, India. Atmospheric Environment 75: 241-248. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.04.052.
Gupta SK & Purohit P (2013). Renewable energy certificate mechanism in India: A preliminary assessment. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews: 380-392. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2013.01.044.
Purohit P, Munir T, & Rafaj P (2013). Scenario analysis of strategies to control air pollution in Pakistan. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 10 (2): 77-91. DOI:10.1080/1943815X.2013.782877.
Dholakia H, Purohit P, Rao S, & Garg A (2013). Impact of current policies on future air quality and health outcomes in Delhi, India. [[Geophysical Research Abstracts]], 15:EGU2013-8830-2
Rao S, Chirkov V, Dentener F, van Dingenen R, Pachauri S, Purohit P, Amann M, Heyes C, et al. (2012). Environmental modeling and methods for estimation of the global health impacts of air pollution. Environmental Modeling & Assessment DOI:10.1007/s10666-012-9317-3.
Hoeglund-Isaksson L, Winiwarter W, Purohit P, Rafaj P, Schoepp W, & Klimont Z (2012). EU low carbon roadmap 2050: Potentials and costs for mitigation of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Strategy Reviews 1 (2): 97-108. DOI:10.1016/j.esr.2012.05.004.
Wagner F, Amann M, Borken-Kleefeld J, Cofala J, Hoeglund-Isaksson L, Purohit P, Rafaj P, Schoepp W, et al. (2012). Sectoral marginal abatement cost curves: Implications for mitigation pledges and air pollution co-benefits for Annex I countries. Sustainability Science 7 (2): 169-184. DOI:10.1007/s11625-012-0167-3.
Purohit P (2012). Global emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases until 2050: technical mitigation potentials and costs. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Rao S, Chirkov V, Dentener F, van Dingenen R, Pachauri S, Purohit P, Amann M, Heyes C, et al. (2011). Estimation of the Global Health Impacts of Air Pollution. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-11-035
Newell P, Phillips J, & Purohit P (2011). The political economy of clean development in India: CDM and beyond. IDS Bulletin 42 (3): 89-96. DOI:10.1111/j.1759-5436.2011.00226.x.
Purohit P, Amann M, Mathur R, Gupta I, Marwah S, Verma V, Bertok I, Borken-Kleefeld J, et al. (2010). GAINS ASIA: Scenarios for cost-effective control of air pollution and greenhouse gases in India. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria (November 2010)
Purohit I & Purohit P (2010). Techno-economic evaluation of concentrating solar power generation in India. Energy Policy 38 (6): 3015-3029. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.01.041.
Purohit P (2010). Emissions mitigation potential of clean development mechanism-built solar home systems in India. Modern Energy Review 2 (1): 20-23.
Purohit I & Purohit P (2009). Instrumentation error analysis of a paraboloid concentrator type solar cooker. Energy for Sustainable Development 13 (4): 255-264. DOI:10.1016/j.esd.2009.10.003.
Purohit P (2009). Biomass gasifier based power projects under clean development mechanism in India: A preliminary assessment. In: Biomass Gasification: Chemistry, Processes and Applications. Eds. Badeau, J-P. & Levi, A., New York: Nova Science Publshers. ISBN 978-1-60741-461-2
Amann M, Bertok I, Borken-Kleefeld J, Cofala J, Heyes C, Hoeglund-Isaksson L, Klimont Z, Purohit P, et al. (2009). Potentials and Costs for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Annex I Countries: Methodology. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-09-043
Cofala J, Purohit P, Rafaj P, & Klimont Z (2009). GHG Mitigation Potentials from Energy Use and Industrial Sources in Annex I Countries: Methodology. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-09-040
Klimont Z, Cofala J, Xing J, Wei W, Zhang C, Wang S, Kejun J, Bhandari P, et al. (2009). Projections of SO2, NOx and carbonaceous aerosols emissions in Asia. Tellus B 61 (4): 602-617. DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2009.00428.x.
Purohit P (2009). CO2 emissions mitigation potential of solar home systems under clean development mechanism in India. Energy 34 (8): 1014-1023. DOI:10.1016/j.energy.2008.11.009.
Purohit I & Purohit P (2009). Wind energy in India: Status and future prospects. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 1 (4) DOI:10.1063/1.3156003.
Klimont Z, Amann M, Cofala J, Borken-Kleefeld J, Purohit P, & Hoeglund-Isaksson L (2009). Reduction of Energy Consumption / CO2 Emission and Improvement of Air Quality in Asia. Final Report to Sponsor (Research Agreement Phase I): Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan (March 2009)
Purohit I & Purohit P (2009). Instrumentation error analysis of a box-type solar cooker. Energy Conversion and Management 50 (2): 365-375. DOI:10.1016/j.enconman.2008.09.030.
Purohit P (2009). Economic potential of biomass gasification projects under clean development mechanism in India. Journal of Cleaner Production 17 (2): 181-193. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2008.04.004.
Purohit P (2009). Biomass gasifier based power projects under clean development mechanism in India: A preliminary assessment. In: Biomass Gasification: Chemistry, Processes and Applications. Eds. Badeau, J.-P. & Levi, A., pp.403-433: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60741-461-2
Amann M, Bertok I, Borken-Kleefeld J, Chambers A, Cofala J, Dentener F, Heyes C, Hoeglund-Isaksson L, et al. (2008). GAINS Asia. A tool to combat air pollution and climate change simultaneously. Methodology. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
Amann M, Kejun J, Jiming H, Wang S, Xing Z, Xiang DY, Hong L, Jia X, et al. (2008). GAINS Asia. Scenarios for cost-effective control of air pollution and greenhouse gases in China. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria (2008)
Purohit P & Michaelowa A (2008). CDM potential of solar water heating systems in India. Solar Energy 82 (9): 799-811. DOI:10.1016/j.solener.2008.02.016.
Purohit P (2008). CDM Potential of renewable energy technologies in India. In: World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC-X), 19-25 July 2008.
Purohit P (2008). Small hydro power projects under clean development mechanism in India: A preliminary assessment. Energy Policy 36 (6): 2000-2015. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2008.02.008.
Purohit I & Purohit P (2008). Effect of instrumentation error on the first and second figures of merit (F1 and F2) of a box-type solar cooker. International Journal of Ambient Energy 29 (2): 83-92. DOI:10.1080/01430750.2008.9675061.
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