Saroj Sharma PhD

Associate Professor of Water Supply Engineering
Deputy Head of the EEWT Department

Biography

Saroj Kumar Sharma graduated in Civil Engineering with distinction in 1988 (M.R.Engineering College, University of Rajasthan, India), completed his MSc in Sanitary Engineering with distinction in 1997 (IHE Delft, The Netherlands) and PhD in Groundwater Treatment in 2001 (Wageningen University and IHE Delft, The Netherlands). He is specialized in water supply engineering - water quality, treatment and distribution. He has 25 years of professional and academic experience in planning, design, implementation, and operation and maintenance of urban, semi-urban and community-based rural water supply projects. He has worked with several government agencies, international consultants and donors (UNICEF, WHO, ADB, WB) in various water supply projects in different parts of the world.

His teaching and research interests are in the field of physicochemical treatment processes (filtration and adsorption based processes), natural treatment systems (bank filtration and soil aquifer treatment), water transport and distribution (water loss management, urban water demand management) and decentralized water supply systems for small towns and urban poor areas. Dr. Sharma has more than 100 publications on water supply related subjects in peer reviewed scientific journals and international conference proceedings. He is a member of International Water Association (IWA) and life member of Nepal Engineers' Association.

Publications

Books/Book chapters

Sharma, S.K. (2001) Adsorptive Iron Removal from Groundwater. Swets & Zeitlinger B.V., Lisse, The Netherlands, ISBN 90 5410 430 9.

Sharma, S.K. and Amy, G. (2010) Chapter 15: Natural Treatment Systems.  In: Water Quality and Treatment: A Handbook on Drinking Water. James K. Edzwald (ed.) Sixth Edition, American Water Works Association and McGraw Hill Inc., USA. ISBN 0071630112 / 9780071630115.

Maeng, S.K., Sharma, S.K. and Amy, G. (2011) Chapter 9 - Framework for assessment of organic micropollutant (OMP) removals during managed aquifer recharge and recovery (MAR). In: Riverbank Filtration for Water Security in Desert Countries", C. Ray and M. Shamrukh (eds.), NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, Springer Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Sharma, S.K., Maeng, S., Nam, S.-N. and Amy, G. (2011) Chapter 3.15 - Characterization Tools for Differentiating Natural Organic Matter (NOM) from Effluent Organic Matter (EfOM). In: Treatise on Water Science. P. Wilderer (ed.), Vol. 3: Aquatic Chemistry and Microbiology, Elsevier and IWA Publications, 417-427, pp. 417-427. ISBN 978-0-444-53193-3.

Sharma, S.K., Salinas Rodriguez, S.G., Baghoth, S.A., Maeng, S.K. and Amy, G. (2011) Chapter 3 Natural Organic Matter (NOM):  Characterization Profiling as a Basis for Treatment Process Selection and Performance Monitoring. In: Handbook on Particle Separation Processes. IWA Publishing, UK , pp. 61-88. ISBN: 9781843392774.

Sharma, S.K., Ernst, M., Jekel, M. and Amy, G. (2012) Chapter 13 - Water Quality Analysis - Bulk Organic Compounds. In: Water Reclamation Technologies for Safe Managed Aquifer Recharge. Kazner, C., Wintgens, T. and Dillon, P. (eds.), IWA Publishing, UK, pp. 227-236, ISBN 978-184-339-3443.

Sharma, S.K., Ernst, M., Hein, A., Jekel, M., Jefferson, B. and Amy, G. (2012) Chapter 14- Treatment Trains Utilising Natural and Hybrid Processes. In: Water Reclamation Technologies for Safe Managed Aquifer Recharge. Kazner, C., Wintgens, T. and Dillon, P. (eds.), IWA Publishing, UK, pp. 239-257, ISBN 978-184-339-3443.

Maeng. S.K., Salinas Rodriguez, C.N.A and Sharma, S.K. (2013) Chapter 13 - Removal of Pharmaceuticals by Bank Filtration and Artificial Recharge and Recovery.  In: Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, Volume 62, Pages 435-451. Elsevier Publications.

Journal papers (peer reviewed)

Ascuntar-Rios, D., Madera-Parra, C.A., Pena-Varon, M.R. and Sharma, S.K. (2014) Organic matter removal during pilot-scale soil aquifer treatment for domestic wastewater in the tropics. Water Science and Technology, doi:10.2166/wst.2014.222

Abel, C.D.T, Vortisch, R.C., Ntelya, J.P., Sharma, S.K. and Kennedy, M.D. (2014) Effect of primary effluent coagulation on performance of laboratory-scale managed aquifer recharge system. Desalination and Water Treatment, doi:10.1080/19443994.2014.926838

Abel, C.D.T, Sharma, S.K., Mersha, S. A. and Kennedy, M.D. (2014) Influence of intermittent infiltration of primary effluent on removal of suspended solids, bulk organic matter, nitrogen and pathogens indicators in a simulated managed aquifer recharge system. Ecological Engineering, 64, 100-107.

Hamadeh, A. F., Sharma, S.K. and Amy, G. (2014) Comparative assessment of managed aquifer recharge versus constructed wetlands in managing chemical and microbial risk during wastewater reuse. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 4(1), 1-8.

Abel, C.D.T, Sharma, S.K., Bucpapaj, E. and Kennedy, M.D. (2013) Impact of hydraulic loading rate and media type on removal of bulk organic matter and nitrogen from primary effluent in a laboratory-scale soil aquifer treatment system. Water Science and Technology, 68(1), 217-226.

Mutikanga, H., Sharma, S.K. and Vairavamoorthy (2013) Methods and tools for managing losses in water distribution systems. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (ASCE), 139 (2), 166-174.

Maeng. S.K., Sharma, S.K., Lee, J.W. and Amy, G. (2013) Fate of 17v-estradiol and 17a-ethinylestradiol in batch and column studies simulating managed aquifer recharge.  Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua, 62(7), 408-416.

Abel, C.D.T, Sharma, S.K., Maeng, S.K., Magic-Knezevc, A., Kennedy, M.D. and Amy, G. (2013) Fate of bulk organic matter, nitrogen and pharmaceutically active compounds in batch experiments simulating soil aquifer treatment (SAT) using primary effluent. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 224 (7), 1-12.

Sharma, S.K., Chaweza, D., Bosuben, N., Holzbecher, E. and Amy, G. (2012) Framework for feasibility study and performance analysis of bank filtration system for water treatment. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua, 61 (2), 73-81.

Maeng, S.K., Sharma, S.K., and Amy, G.L. (2012) Removal of geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol during managed aquifer recharge: batch and column studies. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua, 61 (4), 220-227.

Maeng, S.K., Sharma, S.K., Abel, C.D.T., Magic-Knezev, A., Song, K.-G. and Amy, G. L. (2012) Effects of effluent organic matter characteristics on the removal of bulk organic matter and selected pharmaceutically active compounds during managed aquifer recharge: column study. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 140-141, 139-149.

Abel, C.D.T, Sharma, S.K., Malolo, Y.N., Maeng, S.K., Kennedy, M.D. and Amy, G.L. (2012) Attenuation of bulk organic matter, nutrients (N and P) and pathogen indicators during soil passage: Effect of temperature and redox conditions in simulated soil aquifer treatment (SAT). Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 223 (8), 5205-5220

Sharma, S.K., Hussen, M. and Amy, G. (2011) Soil aquifer treatment using advanced primary effluent. Water Science and Technology, 64 (3), 640-646.

Baghoth, S., Sharma, S.K. and Amy, G. (2011) Tracking natural organic matter in a drinking water treatment plant using fluorescence excitation emission matrices and PARAFAC. Water Research, 45 (2), 797-809.

Baghoth, S., Sharma, S.K., Guitard, M., Heim, V., Croue, J.-P. and Amy, G. (2011) Removal of NOM constituents as characterised by LC-OCD and F-EEM. during water treatment. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua, 60 (7), 412-424.

Maeng, S.K., Sharma, S.K., Lekkerkerker-Teunissen, K. and Amy, G.L. (2011) Occurrence and fate of bulk organic matter and pharmaceutically active compounds in managed aquifer recharge: A review. Water Research, 45 (10), 3015-3033.

Maeng, S.K., Sharma, S.K., Abel, C.D.T., Magic-Knezev, A. and Amy, G.L. (2011) Role of biodegradation in the removal of pharmaceutically active compounds with different bulk organic matter characteristics through managed aquifer recharge: batch and column studies. Water Research, 45 (16), 4722-4736.

Mutikanga, H., Sharma, S.K. and Vairavamoorthy, K. (2011) Assessment of Apparent Losses in Urban Water Systems. Water and Environment Journal, 25 (3), 327-335.

Mutikanga, H., Vairavamoorthy, K. Sharma, S.K and Akita, C.S. (2011) Operational Tools for Decision Support in Leakage Control.  Water Practice & Technology, 6 (3), doi:10.2166/wpt.2011.057.

Mutikanga, H., Sharma, S.K. and Vairavamoorthy, K. (2011) Investigating Water Meter Performance in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Kampala, Uganda.  Water SA, 37 (4), 567-574.

Mutikanga, H., Sharma, S.K. and Vairavamoorthy, K. (2011) Multi-criteria Decision Analysis: A Strategic Planning Tool for Water Loss Management. Water Resources Management. 25 (14), 3947-3969.

Maeng, S.K., Ameda, E. Sharma, S.K., Grutzmacher, G. and Amy, G. (2010) Organic micropollutants removal from wastewater-impacted drinking water sources during bank filtration and artificial recharge. Water Research, 44 (14), 4003-4014.

Mutikanga, H., Sharma, S.K., Vairavamoorthy, K. and Cabrera Jr., E. (2010) Using Performance Indicators as a Water Loss Management Tool. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – Aqua, 59 (9), 471-481.

Mutikanga, H., Sharma, S.K. and Vairavamoorthy, K. (2009) Water Loss Management in Developing Countries: Challenges and Prospects. Journal AWWA, 101 (12), 57-68.

Sharma, S.K. and Vairavmoorthy, K. (2009) Urban Water Demand Management: Prospects and Challenges for the Developing Countries. Water and Environment Journal, 23, (3), 210-218.

Baghoth, S.A., Maeng, S. K. Maeng, Salinas Rodriguez, S.G., Ronteltap, M., S. K. Sharma, Kennedy, M. and Amy, G.L. (2008) An urban water cycle perspective of natural organic matter (NOM): NOM in drinking water, wastewater effluent, storm water, and seawater. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 8 (6), 701–707.

Sharma, S.K., Petrusevski, B. and Amy, G. (2008) Chromium removal from water: A review. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – Aqua, 57(8), 541-553.

Maeng, S.K., Sharma, S.K., Magic-Knezev, A. and Amy, G. (2008) Fate of effluent organic matter (EfOM) and natural organic matter (NOM) through riverbank filtration. Water Science and Technology, 57 (12), 1998-2007

Petrusevski, B., Sharma, S.K., van der Meer, W., Kruis, F., Khan, M., Barua, M. and Schippers, J.C. (2008) Four Years of Development and Field-testing of IHE Arsenic Removal Family Filter in Rural Bangladesh. Water Science and Technology, 58 (1) 53-58.

Kazner, C., Baghoth, S., Sharma, S.K., Amy, G., Wintgens, T. and Melin, T. (2008) Comparing the EfOM removal of direct NF and powdered activated carbon/NF as high quality water pre-treatment options for artificial groundwater recharge. Water Science and Technology, 57 (6), 821-827.

Sharma, S.K., Harun, C.M. and Amy, G. (2008) Framework for assessment of performance of soil aquifer treatment systems. Water Science and Technology, 57 (6), 941-946.

Petrusevski, B., van der Meer, W., Baker, J., Kruis, F., Sharma, S.K. and Schippers, J.C. (2007) Innovative approach for treatment of arsenic contaminated groundwater in Central Europe. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 7 (3), 131-138.

Petrusevski, B., Sharma, S.K., and Schippers, J.C. (2005) Arsenic in drinking water (Part I). Voda i Sanitarna Technika, 35 (2), 11-18.

Sharma, S.K., Petrusevski, B. and Schippers, J.C. (2005) Biological iron removal from groundwater – a review.  Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – Aqua, 54 (4), 239-247.

Sharma, S.K., Petrusevski, B., Heijman, B. and Schippers, J.C. (2003) Prediction of iron(II) breakthrough in adsorptive filters under anoxic condition. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua, 52 (8), 529-544.

Sharma, S.K., Petrusevski, B., Jonoski, A., Ijpelaar, G.F. and Schippers, J.C. (2002) Decision support system for optimisation of iron removal from groundwater. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2 (5-6), 257-263.

Petrusevski, B., Sharma, S.K., Kruis, F., Omeroglu, P., Schippers, J.C. (2002) Family Filter with Iron Coated Sand: Solution for Arsenic Removal in Rural Areas. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2 (5-6), 127-133.

Petrusevski, B., Boere, J., Shahidullah, S.M., Sharma, S.K. and Schippers, J.C. (2002) Adsorbent based point-of-use system for arsenic removal in rural areas. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua, 51 (3), 135-144.

Sharma, S.K., Sebwato, C., Petrusevski, B. and Schippers, J.C. (2002) Effect of groundwater quality on adsorptive iron removal. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua, 51 (4), 199-208.

Sharma, S.K., Petrusevski, B. and Schippers, J.C. (2002) Characterisation of coated sand from iron removal plants. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2 (2), 247-257.

Sharma, S.K., Kappelhof, J., Groenendijk, M. and Schippers, J.C. (2001) Comparison of physicochemical iron removal mechanisms in filters. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua, 50 (4), 187-198.

Sharma, S.K., IJpelaar, G. and Schippers, J.C. (2001) Iron oxide coating development on filter media. Transactions of The Filtration Society, 1 (3), 68-72.

Sharma, S.K., Mendis, B.S. Greetham, M. R. and Schippers, J.C. (2000) Modelling adsorptive iron removal in filters. Water Supply, 18 (1-2), 604-608.

Sharma, S.K., Greetham, M. R. and Schippers, J.C. (1999) Adsorption of iron(II) onto filter media. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua, 48 (3), 84-91.