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Kumar Pradeep
Pradeep Kumar Professor pkumafce[at]iitr.ac.in +91 - 1332 - 285446 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Water Treatment, Potable Water
  • River and lakebank Filtration, Hydro-geology, Water Quality
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
18.2 2001 Till dateProfessorDepartment of Civil, Engineering, IIT Roorkee
19.3.199717.2.2001Associate ProfessorDepartment of Civil, Engineering, IIT Roorkee
3.1.199018.3.1997Reader / Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Civil, Engineering, IIT Roorkee
27.1.19782.1.1990LectureDepartment of Civil, Engineering, IIT Roorkee
27.1.197725.1.1978Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Civil, Thaper Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Awarded Visiting International Fellowship (VIF) Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA2011
Awarded DAAD FellowshipTechnical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany2008
Selected as a member of 18th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica for research on “Water QualiNational Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.1998-99
Awarded Canadian Commonwealth ScholarshipRegional Environmental Systems Engineering (RESE), University of Regina, Regina, Canada1994-95
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.E. (Civil)Civil Engg.University of Roorkee1974
M.E. (Civil)Public Health Engg.University of Roorkee1976
Ph.D. (Civil)Civil Engg.University of Roorkee1987
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2014ContinuingCoordinator, World Bank assisted technical education quality improvement programme (TEQIP)Sponsored by Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), Govt. of India at IIT Roorkee
20142017Chairman, Institute Grievance Redressal Committee (IGRC)/ Nodal OfficerIIT Roorkee
20112012ChairmanGATE, JAM
20102011Vice-ChairmanGATE
20102011Organising Vice-ChairmanJAM
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
An innovative sustainable biotechnology for resource recovery from wastewater streams using microwavSponsored by DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) –2015
Enhancement of Natural Water Systems and Treatment Methods for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in Sponsored under European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demon2011
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Persistence, Bioaccumulation, and Toxicity of Aqueous OrganicsKhushbu Sharma
Chemcatcher Passive Sampling of Aqueous Persistence Organic Pollutants: Assessment of Different MateDharmveer Yadav
Attenuation Of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs by Aquifer MaterialsPiyush Mani Tripathi
Effect of Electro-chlorination on DOC and formation of DBPsChetan Vijay Dhawad
Attenuation of Antibiotics During Riverbank FiltrationAyush Walia
Attenuation of Methylene Blue Dye During Riverbank FiltrationShrinishtha Mishra
Impact of Pollutants in River Krishni on Ground Water: Dynamics of Natural FiltrationRinku Kumar
Aquifer Characteristics and Mixing Ratios at Nainital LBF SiteFuzail Ahmed
RBF: Water Quality ModellingManish Tulsiani
Bank Filtration in Nainital: Water Quality AssessmentHimanshu Singh
Fate of Pesticides in Riverbank Filtration: Model StudiesMD Sadique Nawab
Water Quality Modeling of Lake Bank Filtration at Nainital Using Modflow-2005Manish Manjul
Chlorination of Polluted waterDivya Sundararajan
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste LeachateSapkal Vaibhav RajivO
Biodegradation of Substrates with and without AerationLaxman Irappa AmbiA
Organic Micropollutants in the River Yamuna and Ranney Wells in Central DelhiSoma KumariA
Efficacy of Riverbank Filtration in Hilly AreaMedalson RonghangA
Aqueous Organics: Identification and Assessment of Adsorption by KOW and SUVASnigdhendubala PradhanA
Removal of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) during Riverbank FiltrationNisha L.A
Water Purification through Natural FiltrationRakesh Roshan DashA
Treatment of Agro-Food Industrial Wastewater using UAF and Hybrid UASB-UAF ReactorRajinikanth R.A
Polishing of Effluent from UASBR: ORP as a Monitoring ParameterRinku WaliaA
N and P in Anaerobic Biotransformation: Treatment of Phenolic WastewaterAthar HussainA
Treatment of Low Strength Wastewater using an Anaerobic Baffled ReactorGopala Krishna G. V. T.A
Anionic Surfactants in Sewage: Fate in UASB ProcessArvind Kumar MungrayA
Phenolic Wastewater: BMP and Treatment using UASB ReactorVeereshh G. S.A
Treatment of Sewage using UASB ProcessPrashanth S.A
Study of Denitrification-Deflouridation of Water using SBF SystemAlemayehu Mekonen G/SelasseA
Treatment of Predigested Distillery Effluent by Isolated Bacterial StrainsC. Nanjunda SwamyA
Books Authored

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters (Last five years only)

  1. Sandhu, C., Grischek, T., Ronghang, M., Mehrotra, I., Kumar, P., Ghosh, N. C., Rao, Y. R. S., Chakraborty, B.,  Patwal P. S., and Kimothi, P. C. (2016). Overview of bank filtration in India and the need for flood-proof RBF systems. In: Wintgens T, Nättorp A, Lakshmanan E, Asolekar SR (eds.) SaphPani – Enhancement of natural water systems and treatment methods for safe and sustainable water supply in India. IWA Publishing, London, UK, 17–38.ISBN13: 9781780407104.
  2. Sharma, S. K., Sandhu, C., Grischek, T., Gupta, A., Kumar, P., Mehrotra, I., Grützmacher, G., Sajilkumar, P. J., Lakshmanan E., and Ghosh, N. C. (2016). Pre- and Post-treatment of BF and MAR in India: Present and Future.In: Wintgens T, Nättorp A, Lakshmanan E, Asolekar SR (eds.) SaphPani – Enhancement of natural water systems and treatment methods for safe and sustainable water supply in India. IWA Publishing, London, UK, 191–206.ISBN13: 9781780407104.
  3. Gupta, A., Singh, H., Mehrotra, I., Kumar, P., Kumar, S., Grischek, T., and Sandhu, C. (2016). Lake bank filtration for water supply in Nainital.In: Wintgens T, Nättorp A, Lakshmanan E, Asolekar SR (eds.) SaphPani – Enhancement of natural water systems and treatment methods for safe and sustainable water supply in India. IWA Publishing, London, UK, 39–56.ISBN13: 9781780407104.
Refereed Journal Papers

Journals (Last five years only)

  1. Kumar, P., Mehrotra, I., Gupta, A., Kumari, S., Riverbank Filtration: A Sustainable Process to Attenuate Contaminants during Drinking Water Production, J. Sustain. Dev. Energy Water Environ. syst., DOI: https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d5.0176
  2. Sapkal, V. R., Chandel, M. K., Kumar, P., and Vaidya, A. N. (2016). Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste Leachate: a Review. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 58 (2), 167-174.
  3. Pradhan, S., Kumar, P., and Mehrotra, I. (2016). Removal of Dissolved Organic Carbon by Aquifer Material: Correlations between Column Parameters, Sorption Isotherms and Octanol-Water Partition Coefficient. Journal of Environmental Management, 177, 36-44.
  4. Pradhan, S., Kumar, P., and Mehrotra, I. (2016). Sorption of Aqueous Organics by Aquifer Material: Correlation of Batch Sorption Parameters with Octanol-Water Partition Coefficient. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 142(8).
  5. Gupta, A., Ronghang, M., Kumar, P., Mehrotra, I., Kumar, S., Grischek, T., Sandhu, C., and Knoeller, K. (2015). Nitrate contamination of riverbank filtrate at Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India: A case of geogenic mineralization. Journal of Hydrology, 531 (3), 626-637.
  6. Pradhan, S., Kumar, P., and Mehrotra, I. (2015). River Pollution: Assessment of   Hydro-philic and Phobic Nature of Persistent Organic Contaminants. Journal of   Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 3, 47–54.
  7. Gupta, A., Singh, H., Ahmed, F., Mehrotra, I., Kumar, P., Kumar, S., Grischek, T., and Sandhu, C. (2015). Lakebank filtration in landslide debris: irregular hydrology with effective filtration. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 1 (1), 15-26.
  8. Dash, R. R., Mehrotra, I., Kumar, P., and Grischek, T. (2015). Study of water quality improvements at a riverbank filtration site along the upper course of the River Ganga, India. Desalination and Water Treatment 54(9), 2422 – 2431.
  9. Mishra, S., and Kumar, P. (2014). Adsorption of methylene blue dye from surface water onto aquifer material during batch experiments. Journal of Advanced Engineering Research, 1 (1), 36-40.
  10. Pradhan, S., Kumar, P., and Mehrotra, I. (2014). Characterization of Aqueous Organics by Specific Ultraviolet Absorbance and Octanol Water Partition Coefficient. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 140 (2), 06013001-6.
  11. Saini, B., Mehrotra, I., Kumar, P., and Verma, R. (2013). Insight of Riverbank Filtration System at Haridwar for Enhancement of Drinking Water Quality. Int. J. Current Engineering and Technology 3(4), 1264 - 1270.
  12. Sandhu, C., Grischek, T., Kumar, P., and Ray, C. (2012). The promise of riverbank filtration in India. Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Special issue (Dec. 2012), 5-12.
  13. Kumar, P., Mehrotra, I., Boernick, H., Schmalz, V., Worch, E., Schmitz, W., and Grischek, T. (2012). Riverbank filtration: An alternative to pre-chlorination. Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Special issue (Dec. 2012), 50-58.
  14. Ronghang, M., Kumar, P., Mehrotra, I., Kimothi, P. C., Adlakha, L. K., Sandhu, C., Grischek, T., and Voltz, T. J. (2012). Application of riverbank filtration for year round drinking water production in a small town in the hills of Uttarakhand. Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Special issue (Dec. 2012), 19-24.
  15. Kimothi, P. C., Dimri, D. D., Adlakha, L. K., Kumar, S., Rawat , O. P., Patwal, P. S., Grischek, T., Sandhu, C., Ebermann, J., Ruppert, M., Dobhal, R., Ronghang, M., Kumar, P., Mehrotra I., and Uniyal, H. P. (2012). Development of Riverbank Filtration in Uttarakhand. J. Indian Water Works Association, Special Issue on River Bank Filtration (December 2012), 13 - 18.

 

Conferences (Recent 0nly)

  1. Kumar, P. (2016). Pharmaceutically Active Compounds (PhACs) in River Yamuna, Delhi, India. International Scientific and Practical Conference “BRICS” Water Forum, Moscow, Russia, September 29-30, 2016.
  2. Kumar, P. and Mehrotra, I. (2016). Riverbank Filtration: a Sustainable Process to Attenuate Contaminants during Drinking Water Production (Indian Experience). 2nd SEE SDEWES Conference, Piran, Slovenia, June 15-18, 2016.
  3. Opala, P., Kilian, A., Grafe, P., Tiepmar, J., Grischek, T., Sandhu, C., Gupta, A., Kumar, P., and Kimothi, P. C. (2016). Robust and Low-cost Disinfection Measures and Water-tightness Methods for Urban Water Supply RBF Wells in India. Extended abstracts Indo-German Conference on Sustainability – Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities, Chennai, India, 27.-28.02.2016, 41–42.
  4. Sandhu, C., Grischek, T., Voltz, T. J., Schmidt, W., Kumar, P., Börnick H., and Kimothi, P. C. (2016). Riverbank Filtration for Year-round Urban Water Supply in India. Extended abstracts Indo-German Conference on Sustainability – Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities, Chennai, India, 27.-28.02.2016, 56–57.