Avimanyu Das - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering - Montana Tech

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Faculty

Avimanyu Das

Associate Professor

Dr. Avimanyu Das, metallurgical science

Office: 208 B, ELC Building
Phone: 406-496-4794
E-mail: E-mail Avimanyu Das


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Das graduated with a B.Tech. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, a premier technological institute in India. He also received his M.Tech. degree from there. He went on to get his doctoral degree from the University of Utah and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Kentucky. Before joining Montana Tech in 2015, Dr. Das worked in various capacities as Research Scientist and Academician in India.

Dr. Das has contributed significantly through various research projects on coal and mineral beneficiation, recycling of electronic waste, fine particle processing, recovery of valuables from smelter slag, alternative technology development for steelmaking, etc. His work on advanced gravity concentration has earned him lot of recognition. His research has been a fine blend of industrial relevance and academic excellence. He has aptly been rewarded with a large number of research projects through which he generated important knowledge bases and educated large number of students. He has many publications to his credit that speak for him. His latest work on waste slag processing has been published in high quality journals for its application potential as well as scholarly nature. Dr. Das is currently working on recycling of slags and plastics and processing of lean natural resources. Dr. Das routinely reviews scholarly articles for a large number of professional journals in the areas of Minerals Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Recycling, and Waste Utilization.

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Processing of fine particles; Advanced gravity concentration; Mineral and coal beneficiation; High temperature processing of waste slags; Design and development of novel equipment; Waste management and remediation; Recycling of e-waste and plastics.

 
  • Sujit Kumar Dey, Shobhana Dey and Avimanyu Das, Comminution features in an impact hammer mill, Powder Technology, 235: 914-920, 2013.
  • Ranjeet Kumar Singh and Avimanyu Das, Study of the separation features of fine coal beneficiation in a Kelsey Centrifugal Jig, Fuel Processing Technology, 115: 71-78, 2013.
  • Ranjeet Kumar Singh, Shobhana Dey, Manoj Kumar Mohanta and Avimanyu Das, Enhancement of utilization potential of a low grade chromite ore through extensive physical separation, Separation Science and Technology, 49(12):1937-1945, 2014.
  • Pushkar Sathe, Biswajit Sarkar and Avimanyu Das, Residence time distribution of solid particles in floatex density separator, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 54(1):110-122, 2015.
  • Jagannath Pal, Satadal Ghorai and Avimanyu Das, Development of carbon composite iron ore micro-pellets for utilization of microfines of iron ore and carbon bearing materials in iron making, International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, 22(2):132-140, 2015.
  • Ganesh Chalavadi and Avimanyu Das, Study of the mechanism of fine coal beneficiation in air table, Fuel, 154: 207-216, 2015.
  • Ganesh Chalavadi, Ranjeet Kumar Singh and Avimanyu Das, Processing of coal fines using air fluidization in an air table, International Journal of Mineral Processing, 149: 9-17, 2016.
  • Prince Sarfo, Gary Wyss, Guojun Ma, Avimanyu Das and Courtney Young, Carbothermal reduction of copper smelter slag for recycling into pig iron and glass, Minerals Engineering, 117: 8-19, 2017.
  • Prince Sarfo, Avimanyu Das, Gary Wyss and Courtney Young, Recovery of metal values from smelter slag and reuse of residual secondary slag, Waste Management, 70: 272-281, 2017.
  • Avimanyu Das and Biswajit Sarkar, Advanced gravity concentration of fine particles: A review, communicated for publication in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, in press. DOI: 10.1080/08827508.2018.1433176.
 
  • Member, M&ME Activities such as Safety, ABET, Equipment Procurement & Maintenance, etc. at Montana Tech.
  • Life Member and Executive Council Member of Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers
  • Host and organizer of Indian Seminar on Advanced Gravity Separation (AGS-07), 2007.
  • Host and organizer of International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-10), 2010.
  • Editor - Proceedings of International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2010).
  • Editor - Proceedings of Indian Seminar on Advanced Gravity Separation (AGS-2007).
  • Editor - Proceedings of Indian Seminar on Processing of Iron Ores (PIO-2008).
  • Review Committee Member, E-waste recycling, funded by the Govt. of India, 2011-2013.
  • Member of Project Evaluation Committee, TIFAC, India in 2010-11.
  • Organizer of several short courses and workshops for industry personnel over the years.
  • Reviewer of scholarly articles for a number of International Peer-reviewed Journals such as Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, International Journal of Mineral Processing, Minerals Engineering, Separation and Purification Technology, International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Waste Management, Separation Science and Technology, Powder Technology, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, African Journal of Environmental Sci. and Tech., Fuel, IEEE Journal, Minerals, Energy and Fuel, Environmental Sci. and Tech., Canadian J. of Chemical Engineering, etc.

University Committee Membership

M.S. Dissertation Committee, Prince Sarfo 2016 – 2017

M.S. Dissertation Committee, Joel Gadikor 2017 – 2018

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Simon Timbillah 2017 – 2019

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee, Prince Sarfo 2017 – 2019

Library Committee 2016 – 2017

CRC Committee 2017 – 2018

Safety Committee 2018 – Present

Faculty Advisor, Club Met 2017 – Present

Mentorships

  • Thesis advisor and post-graduate mentor

M.S.: Two students at Montana Tech

  1. M Tech.: Three students at ISM Dhanbad, India

Ph.D.: Three students at CSIR-NML Jamshedpur, India

  • Supervisor of Senior Design students

Matthew Bohlken, Lucas McMillan and Justin Hood in 2015-16 at Montana Tech, USA

Brandon Hill, Bridger Hurley and Nathan Eiselein in 2016-17 at Montana Tech, USA

  • Supervisor of Undergraduate Research

Eight students at ISM Dhanbad and NIT Durgapur, India during 1997-2003

John Hansen-Carlson at Montana Tech, USA during 2016-17


Honors and Awards

Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers, Best Paper Published Award 2015

Domain Expert, Project Review Committee, TIFAC, Govt. of Indi 2014

Member, Project Monitoring Committee, Govt. of India 2010-2013

Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers, Best Paper Published Award 2010

CSIR Leadership Program, Merit Scholar 2009

CSIR-NML, 2nd Best In-house research project 2009

Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers, Best Paper Published Award 2009

Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers, Best Paper Presented Award 2009

CSIR-NML, Best In-house research project 2008

 
  • A. Das, N. Chakraborti, T. S. Sundararajan, Development of a Mathematical Model for Bubbles in a Copper Converter; Scandinavian Jl. of Metallurgy, 20(4), pp. 261, 1991.
  • A. Das, D. J. Kinneberg, N. Chakraborti, J. D. Miller, Fluid Motion in Air-Sparged Hydrocyclone: Single Phase Measurements and Calculations of Tangential Velocity of Swirl Flow in a Vertical Cylinder; Scandinavian Jl. of Metallurgy, 22(5), pp. 254, 1993.
  • Chakraborti, J. Hupka, A. Das, M. Hupka, J. D. Miller, A Dimensional Analysis of Dissolution of a Bitumen Concentrate Derived from Utah Tar Sand, Fuel Science and Technology International, 13(5), pp.639, 1995.
  • A. Das, J. D. Miller, Flow Phenomena and Its Impact on Air-Sparged Hydrocyclone Flotation of Quartz, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, SME/AIME, 12(1), pp.51, 1995.
  • A. Das, J. D. Miller, Swirl Flow Characteristics and Froth Phase Features in Air-Sparged Hydrocyclone as revealed by X-Ray CT Analysis, Int. Jl. of Mineral Processing, 47, pp.251-274, 1996.
  • Sravan Kumar, S. Bhattacharya and A. Das, Koyla – A New Simulator for Heavy Media Based Coal Washing Plants, Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 51(1-2): 60-66, 2003.
  • A. Das and R. Q. Honaker, Ultrafine coal cleaning using a centrifugal fluidized bed separator, Coal Preparation 24:1-18, 2004
  • Q. Honaker, A. Das and M. Nombe, Improving the separation efficiency of the Knelson Concentrator using air injection, Coal Preparation, 25(2): 99-116, 2005.
  • K. Mohanty, A. Das and B. Damron, Conversion of Coal Preparation Plant Fine Waste to a Fuel Feedstock for Mine-mouth Power Plants, Mining Engineering, pp. 61-66, September, 2007.
  • Q. Honaker, A. Das, F. Boaten, Slurry viscosity modification effects on classifying cyclone performance, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 46(3):341-347, 2007.
  • Subrata Roy, Avimanyu Das and M. K. Mohanty, Feasibility of Producing Pellet Grade Concentrate by Beneficiation Of Iron Ore Slimes in India, Separation Science & Technology, 42 (14): 3271-3287, 2007.
  • S. Roy and A. Das, Characterisation and Processing of low grade iron ore slime from Jilling area of India, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 29 (3): 213-231, 2008.
  • B. Sarkar, A. Das, S. Roy and S. K Rai, In depth analysis of alumina removal from iron ore fines using Teetered Bed Gravity Separator, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (Trans IMM C), 117(1): 48-55, 2008.
  • B. Sarkar, A. Das and S. P. Mehrotra, Study of Separation Features in Floatex Density Separator for Cleaning Fine Coal, International Journal of Mineral Processing, 86(1-4): 40-49, 2008.
  • A. Das, B. Sarkar, A. Vidyadhar, Alok K. Singh and K. K. Bhattacharyya, A Novel Beneficiation Scheme for a Medium Coking Coal Fines from India, International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, 28(4):189-200, 2008.
  • S. Roy, A. Das and A. S. Venkatesh, A Comparative Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterization of Iron Ores from two Indian Precambrian deposits and Krivoy Rog deposit, Ukraine: implications for the upgrading of lean grade ore, Applied Earth Sciences, 117(3):125-147, 2008.
  • A. Das, B. Sarkar and S. P. Mehrotra, Prediction of Separation Performance of Floatex Density Separator for Processing of Fine Coal Particles, International Journal of Mineral Processing, 91(1-2):41-49, 2009.
  • A. Das, B. Sarkar, P. Biswas and S. Roy, Performance Prediction of Floatex Density Separator in Processing Iron Ore Fines - A Relative Velocity Approach, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, 118(2):78-84, 2009.
  • A. Das, A. Vidyadhar and S. P. Mehrotra, A Novel Flowsheet for the Recovery of Metal Values from Waste Printed Circuit Boards, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 53:464-469, 2009.
  • S. Roy and A. Das, The nature of low grade Indian iron ores and the prospects of their enrichment through gravity separation, Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, 26(3): 141-150, 2009.
  • Avimanyu Das and K. K. Bhattacharyya, An improved process for the beneficiation of fine coking coal from Munidih area, Steel Tech, 4(4th July): 29-33, 2010.
  • Biswajit Sarkar and Avimanyu Das, A comparative study of slip velocity models for the prediction of performance of floatex density separator, International Journal of Mineral Processing, 94(1-2):20-27, 2010.
  • Avimanyu Das, Biswajit Sarkar, Vidyadhar Ari and Subrata Roy, Efficient recovery of combustibles from coking coal fines, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 31(4):236-249, 2010.
  • Avimanyu Das, Ratnakar Singh and K. K. Bhattacharyya, Split processing of high ash Indian coking coal fines using Jameson flotation cell, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 32(1):17-23, 2011.
  • Sujit Kumar Dey, Vidyadhar Ari and Avimanyu Das, Processing of electronic waste in a counter current teeter bed separator, Journal of Environmental Management, 107:45-51, 2012.
  • Subrata Roy, Vidyadhar Ari, Jayanta Konar and Avimanyu Das, Metal enrichment of finely ground electronic waste using eddy current separation, Separation Science and Technology, 47(12):1777-1784, 2012.
  • Shobhana Dey, Santosh Pani and Avimanyu Das, Scavenging of high value product from high ash medium coking coal: A compulsion of less endowed regions, International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, 32(5): 238-251, 2012.
  • Avimanyu Das and Ratnakar Singh, Judicious utilization of non-renewable mineral resources through physical enrichment, Science and Culture, 78(11-12): 490-496, 2012.
  • Sujit Kumar Dey, Shobhana Dey and Avimanyu Das, Comminution features in an impact hammer mill, Powder Technology, 235: 914-920, 2013.
  • Vidhyadhar Ari, Ganesh Chalavadi and Avimanyu Das, Stratification and segregation features of pulverized electronic waste in flowing film concentration, Journal of Environmental Management, 118: 49-54, 2013.
  • Subrata Roy and Avimanyu Das, Recovery of valuables from low grade iron ore slimes and reduction of waste volume by physical processing, Particulate Science and Technology, 31(3): 256-263, 2013.
  • Ranjeet Kumar Singh and Avimanyu Das, Study of the separation features of fine coal beneficiation in a Kelsey Centrifugal Jig, Fuel Processing Technology, 115: 71-78, 2013.
  • Vidyadhar, and Avimanyu Das, Enrichment implication of froth flotation kinetics in the separation and recovery of metal values from printed circuit boards, Separation and Purification Technology, 118: 305-312, 2013.
  • Subrata Roy, Sushil Kumar Mandal and Avimanyu Das, Particle segregation in a teeter bed separator as revealed by high speed videography and image processing, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 35(1): 15-22, 2014.
  • Ranjeet Kumar Singh, Shobhana Dey, Manoj Kumar Mohanta and Avimanyu Das, Enhancement of utilization potential of a low grade chromite ore through extensive physical separation, Separation Science and Technology, 49(12):1937-1945, 2014.
  • Pushkar Sathe, Biswajit Sarkar and Avimanyu Das, Residence time distribution of solid particles in floatex density separator, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 54(1):110-122, 2015.
  • Jagannath Pal, Satadal Ghorai and Avimanyu Das, Development of carbon composite iron ore micro-pellets for utilization of microfines of iron ore and carbon bearing materials in iron making, International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, 22(2):132-140, 2015.
  • Ganesh Chalavadi and Avimanyu Das, Study of the mechanism of fine coal beneficiation in air table, Fuel, 154: 207-216, 2015.
  • Ganesh Chalavadi, Ranjeet Kumar Singh, Mamta Sharma and Avimanyu Das, Recovery of combustibles from fine coal through controlled air fluidization over inclined deck, Separation Science and Technology, 50(13): 2032-2040,
  • Ganesh Chalavadi, Ranjeet Kumar Singh, Mamta Sharma, Ratnakar Singh and Avimanyu Das, Development of a generalized strategy for dry beneficiation of fine coal over a vibrating inclined deck, International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, 36(1): 10-27, 2016.
  • Ganesh Chalavadi, Ranjeet Kumar Singh and Avimanyu Das, Processing of coal fines using air fluidization in an air table, International Journal of Mineral Processing, 149: 9-17, 2016.
  • Rakesh Sah, A. Vidyadhar and Avimanyu Das, Study of cut point density and process performance of Floatex Density Separator in fine coal cleaning, Particulate Science and Technology, 39(2): 239-246, 2017.
  • Prince Sarfo, Gary Wyss, Guojun Ma, Avimanyu Das and Courtney Young, Carbothermal reduction of copper smelter slag for recycling into pig iron and glass, Minerals Engineering, 117: 8-19, 2017.
  • Prince Sarfo, Avimanyu Das, Gary Wyss and Courtney Young, Recovery of metal values from smelter slag and reuse of residual secondary slag, Waste Management, 70: 272-281, 2017.
  • Avimanyu Das and Biswajit Sarkar, Advanced gravity concentration of fine particles: A review, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, in press, January 2018.
  • A. Das and C. Young, Minerals, Properties and Processing, Handbook of Minerals Processing, Chapter 1.1, SME Publications, 2018-19.