Sajil Kumar


PhD Candidate

Field of Activity

Hydrogeology; Water Management

Address Malteserstr. 74-100, Building B
Room B126
12249 Berlin
  • Hydrogeochemistry
  • Geochemical Modeling
  • Water Management
  • GIS applications in Water Resources


P.J. Sajil Kumar “A multidisciplinary approach to deciphering the groundwater–saline water interaction in a complex coastal aquifer in South India”, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Revised)

P.J. Sajil Kumar, E.J. James “Identification of hydrochemical processes in the Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu, India”. Hydrological sciences journal (Revised)

P.J. Sajil Kumar, P. Davis Delson, E.J James “Groundwater chemistry and its implications on suitability for irrigation purposes in Vaniyambadi and Vellore Taluk, South India”. National Academy Science Letters (In Press)

P.J. Sajil Kumar, Aswin Kokkat, P.K. Kurian, E.J James, “Nutrient chemistry and seasonal variation in water quality of a riverine island in the west coast of Kerala, India”. Chinese journal of Geochemistry (In Press)

P.J. Sajil Kumar “Proposed Method for the Quantification of Fluoride Contamination: Fluoride Pollution Index (FPI)”. Chinese journal of geochemistry (In press)

P.J. Sajil Kumar “Groundwater contamination by Tanneries in a semi-arid region: A case analysis of Vellore, South India”. Chinese journal of Geochemistry, (In press)

P.J. Sajil Kumar (2014) “Evolution of groundwater chemistry in and around Vaniyambadi Industrial Area: Differentiating the natural and anthropogenic sources of contamination”, Chemie der Erde / Geochemistry DOI: 10.1016/j.chemer.2014.02.002

P.J. Sajil Kumar, E.J. James (2014) “Development of a Water Quality Index (WQI) model for the groundwater in Thirupur district, South India”. Chinese journal of geochemistry 32: 261-268

P.J. Sajil Kumar, P. Jegathambal, E.J. James (2014), “Chemometric evaluation of nitrate contamination in the groundwater of a hard rock area in Dharapuram, south India”. Applied water Science DOI 10.1007/s13201-014-0155-0

P.J. Sajil Kumar, P. Jegathambal, E.J. James (2014), “Factors influencing the high fluoride concentration in the groundwater of Vellore district, South India”. Env. Earth. Sci DOI 10.1007/s12665-014-3152-6

G. Grützmacher, P.J. Sajil Kumar, M. Rustler, S. Hannappel, U. Sauer (2013) Geogenic groundwater contamination-definition, occurrence and production. Zbl. Geol. Paläont. Teil I 1/2: 49–56

P. J. Sajil Kumar, P. Thomas Babu, P. Davis Delson (2013) “Levels and distribution of nitrate in groundwater in parts of Vellore District, Tamil Nadu”. Elixir Pollution 55:12782-12784

P.J. Sajil Kumar, Aeshlyn Jose , E.J James (2013) “Spatial and seasonal variation in groundwater quality in parts of Cuddalore district, South India” National Academy Science Letters, Springer-Verlag 36:169-179

P.J. Sajil Kumar, L. Elango, E.J James (2013) “Assessment of Hydrochemistry and water quality in south Chennai coastal area”. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 10.1007/s12517-013- 0940-3

P.J Sajil Kumar, P. Davis Delson, J.G Vernon, E. J James (2013) “A Linear regression model (LRM) for major ions of groundwater in Vaniyambadi industrial area, Tamil Nadu, India”, Chinese journal of Geochemistry, Springer-Verlag, 32:019–026

P.J. Sajil Kumar (2013) “Impact of Tanning Industries on Fluoride Dynamics in Groundwater around a Tannery Cluster in South India”. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol, Springer-Verlag 90:338-343

P.J. Sajil Kumar (2013) “Interpretation of groundwater chemistry using Piper and Chadha diagrams: a comparative study from Perambalur Taluk” Elixir Geoscience 54: 12208-12211

P.J. Sajil Kumar, E.J. James (2013) “Physico-chemical characteristics and their sources in groundwater in the Thirupathur Taluk, Tamil Nadu (south India)”. Applied Water Science Springer-Verlag 3: 219-228

P.J. Sajil Kumar, P. Davis Delson, P. Thomas Babu (2012) Appraisal of Heavy metals in groundwater using a HPI model”. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol, Springer-Verlag 89:793-798.

P. J. Sajil Kumar, P. Thomas Babu, P. Davis Delson (2012 “A preliminary assessment of groundwater quality in Thrissur District, Kerala, India”. Elixir Pollution, 51:10763-10765

P.J. Sajil Kumar (2012) “Assessment of Fluoride Contamination in Groundwater as Precursor for electrocoagulation”. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol, Springer-Verlag 89:172-5

P.J. Sajil Kumar, P. Jegathambal, E.J. James (2011) “Multivariate and Geostatistical Analysis of Groundwater Quality in Palar River Basin. International Journal of Geology 5:108-119


Aswin Kokkat , P. J. Sajil Kumar, P. Jegathambal , E.J. James “A study on geostatistical analysis to identify hydrogeochemical processes in a coastal aquifer 25th KERALA SCIENCE CONGRESS, 2013, Trivandrum; 02/2013

Gesche Grützmacher,P.J. Sajil Kumar “Introduction to Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) – Overview of schemes and settings worldwide”. Two-day course on Managed Aquifer Recharge, 11-12th December 2012, Chennai.

P.K Kurian, P.J. Sajil Kumar, E.J James & Terry Thomas, “Backwashing of wells: a participatory asset recovery method in coastal areas of Kerala”. VIthWorld Aqua congress, New Delhi, 2011, Vol. 2.


A. Boisson, A. Na ttorp,C. Sandhu, D. Kumar, G. Gru tzmacher, H. Kaur , I. Mehrotra,, L. Elango, M. Ronghang, P.J. Sajil Kumar, P. Kumar, S. Ahmed, S. Asolekar, S.K. Sharma, T. Grischek and T. Wintgens “Review of the Post-treatment Applied to Natural Treatment Systems in India and Critical Water Quality Parameters” SAPH-PANI Deliverable 4.1, February 2013

A. Gupta, B. Dasgupta, Babu SVK, C. Sandhu, D. Kumar, G. Grützmacher, I. Mehrotra, L. Elango, P. Kumar, P.J. Sajil Kumar, S. R. Asolekar, S.K. Sharma, T. Grischek, T. Wintgens “Removal Efficiency of Conventional Posttreatment after Natural Treatment Systems” Deliverable 4.2, June 2013