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Kumar Pradeep
Kumar Pradeep Professor pkumafce[at]iitr.ac.in +91 - 1332 - 285446 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Water Treatment, Water Quality
  • River and lakebank Filtration, Hydro-geology, Water Quality, Water Supply
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
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
2014ContinuingChairman, Institute Grievance Redressal Committee (IGRC)/ Nodal OfficerIIT Roorkee
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
20112012ChairmanGATE, JAM
20102011Vice-ChairmanGATE
20102011Organising Vice-ChairmanJAM
Books Authored

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Refereed Journal Papers

 

Recent Peer-reviewed book chapters:

  1. C. Sandhu, T. Grischek, M. Ronghang, I. Mehrotra, P. Kumar, N. C. Ghosh, Y. R. S. Rao, B.  Chakraborty, P. S. Patwal and P. C.  Kimothi (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. S. K. Sharma, C. Sandhu, T. Grischek, A. Gupta, P. Kumar, I. Mehrotra, G. Grützmacher, P. J.  Sajilkumar, E. Lakshmanan and N. C. Ghosh (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. A. Gupta, H. Singh, I. Mehrotra, P. Kumar, S. Kumar, T. Grischek and C. Sandhu (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

Recent Publications

  1. 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. Accepted in Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier).
  2. 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. DOI: 10.1061/ (ASCE) JEE.1943-7870.0001064.
  3. P. Opala, A.  Kilian, P. Grafe, J. Tiepmar, T. Grischek, C. Sandhu, A. Gupta, P. Kumar and P. C. Kimothi (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. C. Sandhu, T. Grischek, T. J. Voltz, W. Schmidt, P. Kumar, H. Börnick and P. C. Kimothi (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.
  5. A. Gupta, M. Ronghang, P. Kumar, I. Mehrotra, S. Kumar, T. Grischek, C. Sandhu, and K. Knoeller (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. A.Gupta , H. Singh, F. Ahmed, I. Mehrotra, P. Kumar, S. Kumar,T. Grischek,and C. Sandhu (2015). Lakebank filtration in landslide debris: irregular hydrology with effective filtration. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 1 (1), 15-26.
  8. R. R. Dash, I. Mehrotra, P. Kumar and T. Grischek (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. S. Mishra and P. Kumar (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. B. Saini, I. Mehrotra, P. Kumar and R. Verma (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. C. Sandhu, T. Grischek, P. Kumar and C. Ray (2012). The promise of riverbank filtration in India. Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Special issue (Dec., 2012), 5-12.
  13. P. Kumar, I. Mehrotra, H. Boernick, V. Schmalz, E. Worch, W. Schmitz and T. Grischek (2012). Riverbank filtration: An alternative to pre-chlorination. Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Special issue (Dec., 2012), 50-58.
  14. M. Ronghang, P. Kumar, I. Mehrotra, P. C. Kimothi, L. K. Adlakha, C. Sandhu, T. Grischek and T. J. Voltz (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. P. C. Kimothi, D. D. Dimri, L. k. Adlakha, S. Kumar, O. P. Rawat , P. S. Patwal, T. Grischek, C. Sandhu, J. Ebermann, M. Ruppert, R. Dobhal, M. Ronghang, P. Kumar, I. Mehrotra and H. P.  Uniyal (2012). Development of Riverbank Filtration in Uttarakhand. J. Indian Water Works Association, Special Issue on River Bank Filtration (December 2012), 13 - 18.
  16. P. Kumar and I. Mehrotra (2011). Pre-treatment of polluted river water by riverbank filtration for water supply. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, 2011, Palm Springs, California, USA, May 22 – 26, 2011.
  17. C. Sandhu, T. Grischek, P. Kumar and C. Ray (2010). Potential for riverbank filtration in India. Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, 13(2), 295-316
  18. P. Singh, P. Kumar, I. Mehrotra and T. Grischek (2010). Impact of riverbank    filtration on treatment of polluted river water. J. Environmental Management 91(5), 1055-1062.
  19. R. R. Dash, E. V. P. Bhanu Prakash, P. Kumar, I. Mehrotra, C. Sandhu and T. Grischek (2010). River bank filtration in Haridwar, India: removal of turbidity, organics and bacteria. Hydrogeology Journal, 18 (4), 973-983.
  20. Nisha L., I. Mehrotra, P. Kumar and T. Grischek (2010). Riverbank filtration as an alternative to pre-chlorination: A case study at Mathura. Drinking Water: Source, Treatment and Distribution, Dehradun, India, April 29 - 30, 2011, 125 - 135.
  21. K. Dhakyanaik and P. Kumar (2010). Effect of pollution in river Krishni on hand pump water quality. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review, 3 (1), 14-22.