SenGupta was recognized for his invention and commercialization of the hybrid anion exchanger or HAIX-NanoFe for arsenic mitigation. Two US manufacturers, Layne Christensen Inc. and Purolite Co., produce HAIX-NanoFe sorbents and over two million pounds of the material are currently in use in six countries including the US providing arsenic-safe water to more than one million people. The same material is also being used to treat radioactive cooling water in the condemned nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan destroyed by 2011 tsunami. Professionals and researchers are currently using the HAIX material to remove and recover phosphate from various waste water sources.
On April 20, 2015 at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., SenGupta was the recipient of the 2015 IP Champion Award in an event commemorating World IP Day celebrating economic growth through innovation. SenGupta is the recipient of eight US Patents.