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Research Article In GeoSystem Engineering Journal
Selective recovery and intensification of Mn from spent LiMn2O4 using sulfuric acid as lixiviant and Na-D2EHPA as extractant
Archita Mohanty,Lala Behari Sukla,Sumitra Nayak&Niharbala Devi
 
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I presented a paper on "Recovery of nickel and cobalt from low-grade Ni-laterite ore of Sukinda, Odisha using microorganisms" at Global Conference on Geology and Earth Science on September 20, 2022 via Zoom Meeting Application.
 
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Attended Mineral Business Development Technical Lecture Series 2022 (Lecture 5) from 4.00 PM- 5.00 PM (IST).
Lecture 5 Topic: Deep-Ocean Mineral Deposits as a Source of Critical Metals for High-and Green-Technology Applications Presenter: Dr. V. Balaram, Former Emeritus Scientist, Chief Scientist & Head, Geochemistry Division, CSIR - National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad
 
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Congratulations to my PhD Student Dr.Celin Acharya,Molecular Biology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, 400085 India
Dr. Acharya article is featured on the cover page of
Environmental Microbiology Reports for the entire volume 14, 2022
comprising of six issues wherein They talk about gliding motility of a Bacteroidetes strain.
 
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Attended Distinguished Lecture by Prof.Barada Kanta Mishra
 
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Attended IEI Technical Webinar on "The Energy Transition - A South Asia & Australian Perspective on the Growing Need for Decarbonization and Role of Global Finance, Policy & Technology as Accelerator"Date: 30 June 2022, Time: 14:00 to 16:00 (IST)
Theme Speaker: Mr Tim Buckley, Director, Climate Energy Finance Australasia
 
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Attended the Mineral Business Development (MBD) Technical Lecture Series 2022- held virtually on 17th June 2022 from 4.00 PM-5.00 PM (IST)
Topic: Status and Mineral Exploration in India – Issues, Challenges, and Legislative Reforms
Presenter: Dr. P K Jain, Chief Mineral Economist (Retd.) of IBM & Consultant
 
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Publication by members of Institution of Engineers India IEI Epitome May 2022
 
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Attended Centre for Science and Environment CSE Webinar: AN INVISIBLE THREAT: Ground-level ozone pollution in summers on 3rd June2022 4pm. Webinar to learn more about this invisible and growing menace, its public health implications, and the regulatory pitfalls
 
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Attended the webinar on Clean Energy for Energy Access: Mini-Grids in the Global South ,May 30th 2022 3 to 4 pm.This webinar had focused on the African region. Center for Science and Environment (CSE), India, invites me to an online discussion.
 
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Emerging Trends for air pollution Mitigation(Attended)
 
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I attended the Distinguished Lecture Series (Lecture #7) organized by the society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists Bhubaneswar on “Building Dakshin Gangotri at Antarctica: A Miracle” by Padma Shri Dr. Harsh K. Gupta Member, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Former Secretary, Department of Ocean Development Former Director, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad, #development #energy #society #building Date: 27-05-2022 (Friday) Time: 6.30 PM (IST)
 
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I attended a lecture delivered by Dr. Bishnupriya Sahoo ( Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China) on "What if the 1999 Odisha Super Cyclone was in 2019?" SOA,University Civil Engineering Dept.May 21,2022 · 11:00am
 
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Attended the Webinar(World Biodiversity Day Special)
 
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I attended TODAY (20.05.22)in the Mineral Business Development Technical Lecture Series 2022 (Lecture 3) from 4.00 PM- to 5.00 PM (IST).
Lecture 3
Topic: Rare Earth & their Future Potentials in India
Presenter: Dr. D.K. Sinha, Director of Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD)
 
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Certificate of Participation
 
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I attended Technology Day Lecture on “Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events and Technological Intervention for Sustainable Development” by Prof. Uma Charan Mohanty, School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences (SEOCS), IIT Bhubaneswar, Argul, Khurda, Odisha on 11th May, 2022 (Wednesday) in virtual mode organized by Indian National Academy of Engineering, Bhubaneswar Chapter, jointly with SOA University and IMMT Bhubaneswar
 
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Attended
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
"Showcasing & Disseminating Knowledge and Research (SDKR)" by Prof (Dr.) Meenu Saraf, FBS, FISBT, Fellow-SICI
Director, University School of Sciences, Head, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Coordinator Clinical Research Programs, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, India
May 11, 2022 | 7:30 PM (IST)
 
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Attended the IEI Technical Webinar on "AI in Healthcare"
Date: 21 April 2022, Time: 1800h - 2000h (IST)
The eminent panelists were:
  • Prof. (Dr.) Madhurima Chattopadhyay, Head, Department of Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • Dr. Debjyoti Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
Mr. Ram Chandra Chakraborty, Managing Director, PSI Metals India Private Limited was the Moderator
 
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Certificate my publication in Science of TheTotal Environment Journal
 
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IIChE Celebrating Platinum Jubilee Year - 2022(75 Years f Journey) ACMS-2022: Day-1,14.42022 Chairpersons: Prof. Lala Behari Sukla, SOA, Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar Carbon, Polymer and Composite (CPC) (14:30-17:00)
 
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Indian Glory Awards 2022
 
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Biomedical wastes (BMWs) are potentially infectious to the environment and health. They are co-dependent and accumulative during the ongoing coronavirus disease-2019(COVID-19) pandemic. In India the standard treatment processes of BMWs are incineration, autoclaving, shredding, and deep burial; however, incineration and autoclaving are the leading techniques applied by many treatment providers. These conventional treatment methods have several drawbacks in terms of energy, cost, and emission. But the actual problem for the treatment providers is the huge and non-uniform flow of the BMWs during the pandemic. The existing treatment methods are lacking flexibility for the non-uniform flow. The Government of India has provisionally approved some new techniques like plasma pyrolysis, sharp/needle blaster, and PIWS-3000 technologies on a trial basis. But they are all found to be inadequate in the pandemic. Therefore, there is an absolute requirement to micromanage the BMWs based on certain parameters for the possible COVID-19 like pandemic in the future. Segregation is a major step of the BMW management. Its guideline may be shuffled as segregation at the entry points followed by collection instead of the existing system of the collection followed by segregation. Other steps like transportation, location of treatment facilities, upgradation of the existing treatment facilities, and new technologies can solve the challenges up to a certain extent. Technologies like microwave treatment, alkaline hydrolysis, steam sterilization, biological treatment, catalytic solar disinfection, and nanotechnology have a lot of scopes for the treatment of BMWs. Hi-tech approaches in handling and transportation are found to be fruitful in the initial steps of BMW management. End products of the treated BMWs can be potentially fabricated for the application in the built environment. Some policies need to be re-evaluated by the health care facilities or government administrations for efficient BMW management.
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Science of The Total Environment
Available online 7 April 2022, 155072
In Press,
Overcoming challenges due to enhanced biomedical waste generation during COVID-19 pandemicReview
Author links open overlay panelPriti ChhandaOjhaabSwati SucharitaSatpathyaAkash KumarOjhacLala BehariSuklaaDebabrataPradhana
 
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I attended Our Planet, Our Health: Engaging India and Canada.
Date & Time Apr 7, 2022 08:00 PM India.The state of our environment and planet earth directly affects and determines the state of human health and well-being. To mark the occasion of World Health Day, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is delighted to bring together distinguished leaders in healthcare and research to discuss and share opportunities and challenges of today, to build the resilience of tomorrow.
 
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Indian Glory Awards 2022
 
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Key Note
 
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Presented Key Note Presentation Exploration of microbial diversity of mining environment for their ability to extract
various metals from low-grade reserves
Lala Behari Sukla, Biofuels and Bioprocessing Research Center, Siksha ‘O’
Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), India 4th Online International Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change March 28-29, 2022
 
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Distinguished Lecture Series
 
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Research Article
Tungsten Dissolution from Hutti Goldmine Overburden by Aspergillus niger
Archana Pattanaik,Lala Behari Sukla,Niharbala Devi,Nilotpala Pradhan & Debabrata Pradhan
Received 09 Oct 2021, Accepted 28 Jan 2022, Published online: 13 Feb 2022
 
Hui Zhao
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Simultaneously quantitative analysis of seven steroid hormones in human saliva: a novel method based on O-ethylhydroxylamine hydrochloride as derivative reagent Rationale: Saliva has been widely accepted as a more convenient alternative to serum or plasma in the field of clinical diagnosis. However, the detection of trace components in saliva has been a bottleneck problem. The aim of this work was to develop a highly sensitive and reliable method for simultaneously determining the trace steroid hormones including some with poor ionization efficiency in human saliva by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Methods: Saliva was deproteinated by acetonitrile containing mixed isotope internal standards and extracted by methyl tert-butyl ether. The extraction solution was dried under nitrogen stream and the residue was derivatized by 50 mM O-ethylhydroxylamine hydrochloride in 80% methanol-water solution (v/v). The processed sample was determined by LC-MS in multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode. Results: The method was successfully established for the simultaneous quantification of seven steroid hormones in human saliva and showed excellent specificity and sensitivity. The quantification limits (LOQs) of all steroid hormones were below 5 pg/ml, especially the LOQ of progesterone was as low as 0.15 pg/ml. The linear correlation coefficients (r) were greater than 0.9990 in the range of 2-200 pg/ml for T, DHEA, A4, P4, P5 and 17OHP4 and in the range of 5-500 pg/ml for 17OHP5. The variability of intra-day and inter-day ranged from 1.86% to 7.83% and 1.95% to 10.4%, respectively. The recovery of the method ranged from 86.9% to 111.1% for all steroid hormones using three spiked concentrations. Conclusions: A novel LC-MS/MS method was developed for simultaneously quantifying seven kinds of trace steroid hormones in human saliva. The results of methodological study showed that the method exhibited excellent sensitivity and reliability for the evaluation of free steroid hormones in human body. It was believed that this method could provide useful information of steroid hormone metabolism for auxiliary diagnosis of some endocrine disorders.
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PROF LALA BEHARI SUKLA - YouTube
 
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Microbes in Microbial Communities Ecological and Applied Perspectives Editors: Singh, R.P., Manchanda, G., Bhattacharjee, K., Panosyan, H. (Eds.) Highlights the complex interactions amongst microbes in the microbial communities see more benefits About this book About the authors The book overviews the complex interactions amongst the microbes and their possible applications. Emphasis has been made to include a wide spectrum of experimental and theoretical contributions from eminent researchers in the field. Microbial communities are the assemblages of microorganisms of various species which live together in the same environment and continuously interact with each other. The microbial cells in communities display unique phenotypes that affect the survival and reproduction of other cells present around them. These phenotypes constitute the social adaptations that drive the interactions between microbial cells. The interactions, further determine the productivity, stability and the ability of community to resist the environmental perturbations. These microbial communities live with extremely competitive niche and fight for their survival and genetic persistence. But they frequently appear in niche with multifaceted and interactive webs rather than the planktonic nature. This can be within the same species or with different species, or even with diverse genera and families. It either a competitive winner community whereas the “weaker” strain goes extinct or a competitor that coexist with their metabolic secretory potentials or a separator that assigned their own community territorial niches. Sometimes, it can be neutral or tritagonist. These microbial associations within the microbiome provides the foundation for diverse forms of microbial ecology and determined the applied perspectives for agriculture, clinical and industrial sectors. This book will be useful to postgraduate students, researchers from academic as well as industry working in the field of microbial exploration with keen interest in survival factors and mechanism of their survival by various ecological and functional strategies.
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Received the International Awards 2021
 
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Institution of Engineers India News
 
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Certificate of Participation
 
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Attended CHEMCON-2021
 
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The book overviews the complex interactions amongst the microbes and their possible applications. Emphasis has been made to include a wide spectrum of experimental and theoretical contributions from eminent researchers in the field. Microbial communities are the assemblages of microorganisms of various species which live together in the same environment and continuously interact with each other. The microbial cells in communities display unique phenotypes that affect the survival and reproduction of other cells present around them. These phenotypes constitute the social adaptations that drive the interactions between microbial cells. The interactions, further determine the productivity, stability and the ability of community to resist the environmental perturbations. These microbial communities live with extremely competitive niche and fight for their survival and genetic persistence. But they frequently appear in niche with multifaceted and interactive webs rather than the planktonic nature. This can be within the same species or with different species, or even with diverse genera and families. It either a competitive winner community whereas the “weaker” strain goes extinct or a competitor that coexist with their metabolic secretory potentials or a separator that assigned their own community territorial niches. Sometimes, it can be neutral or tritagonist. These microbial associations within the microbiome provides the foundation for diverse forms of microbial ecology and determined the applied perspectives for agriculture, clinical and industrial sectors. This book will be useful to postgraduate students, researchers from academic as well as industry working in the field of microbial exploration with keen interest in survival factors and mechanism of their survival by various ecological and functional strategies.
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Members of Research Team of BBRC, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan
 
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Attended Chemcon-2021,Inauguration ceremony on 26th December 2021 at CSIR IMMT, #virtualevent
 
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Received the International Education Awards 2021
 
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International Education Awards 2021
 
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International Conference on
''Advances in Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development''
January 7-8, 2022 In Virtual Platform AEESD-2022 Organized by Department of Chemistry Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) Bhubaneswar- 751030, Odisha, India
 
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National Conference on “Trends in Minerals & Materials Technology (MMT-2019)” ITER Campus, SOA Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar on 30-Oct-2019. Special Issues Materialstoday: Proceedings Volume 30, Part 2 was published in 2020.
 
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Innovative Professor
 
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Incredible Professionals of India- 21
 
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Certificate of Participation
 
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The Indian Institute of Metals in association with Tata Steel had virtually organized 75th Annual Technical Meeting (ATM) from 14th to 15th November 2021. Prof.Sukla was the Session Chair for Non-Ferrous Technical Oral Session for IIM ATM 2021 on 15th November 2021
 
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News published in Epitome October 2021, Published by: The Institution of Engineers (India)
 
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Education Excellence Award
 
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Education Excellence Award
 
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Top 2 % world scientists.
Another new achievement in my long career. Happy to be on the updated list of Top2% Cited Researchers in the Field of Mining & Metallurgy. Continued from last year. Thanks to co-authors from CSIR-IMMT, Biofuel & Bioprocessing Research Centre, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University and other researchers citing our works in their papers. I was facilitated by Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak, Founder & President, Siksha ‘O’ Ansusandhan Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, India. I thank Prof.Nayak for his support and advice which have helped me to reach where I am today.
 
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A new experimental method to treat E-waste. The method talks about easy processing of EWaste and a method to extract metals without pollution.
 
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Top 2 % world scientists. Another new achievement in my long career. Happy to be on the updated list of Top2% Cited Researchers in the Field of Mining & Metallurgy. Continued from last year. Thanks to co-authors from CSIR-IMMT, Biofuel & Bioprocessing Research Centre, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed #university #research #mining to be University and other researchers citing our works in their papers
 
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Happy to receive Charter Engineer{India} Certificate from Institution of Engineers (India)
 
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The Institution of Engineers (India) had observed the 54th Engineers’ Day on September 15, 2021, on the theme “Engineers for Skill Development & Employment in combating COVID”. I attended the above Webinar.
Er Narendra Singh, FIE, President, IEI had presided over the programme.
The esteemed speakers are:
 Mr. Sudhir Garg, FIE, Dean, Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineers (IRIEEN), Ministry of Railways, Government of India.
 Mr. Amit Sharma, FIE, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, TATA Consulting Engineers Limited.
 
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Research Award
 
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Distinguished Scientist Award
 
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Attended an IEI webinar arranged by the Sustainable Development Forum (SDF) on the following theme:
" Lightening- Increasing Trends and Way to Resilience "
on 21 August 2021 1630 hrs to 1800 hrs.
A National campaign “Lightning Resilient India Campaign 2019-2021” has been launched on 26 March 2019 at IIT Delhi by Climate Resilient Observing-Systems Promotion Council (CROPC)- Indian Meteorological Department (MoES)- IIT Delhi World Vision India, in collaboration with National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA), UNICEF, Red Cross, and other Government and Nongovernment agencies to address Lightning during the monsoon of 2019 and plans to continue for next three years up to 2021.
It’s pertinent to mention that in India, Lightning kills more people than any other natural disaster. With the growing climate extremities due to global warming, environmental degradation, and other factors, lightning /thunderstorms are on rising in years ahead and so the fatalities. This calls for collective action. We also know We have to think globally, act locally. Local disaster hotspots need to be addressed undertaking the following measures:-
• Early Warning to reach to community up to the last mile in user-friendly actionable form
• Capacity Building through education, training, and awareness
• Lightning Protection Devices advocacy for Individual to Institutional level
• Promote Research and Development and thereby suggest solutions
• Promote startups to solve climate extremities solutions like designing safe
• Infrastructures, use of IoT and AI is Early warning and dissemination and other areas.
• Automatic Weather Station ( AWS) and promotion Climate change adaptation
 
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Attended IEI Technical Webinar on Exploration, Upgradation and Extraction of Lithium from Rocks, Tailings and Used Batteries
Date: 05 August 2021, Time: 16:00 to 18:00 (IST)
 
Lala Behari Sukla
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Exploitation of bacterial activities in the mineral industries and environmental preservation are gaining much attention. Bioleaching is a useful tool to recover different metals from low-grade ores and wastes. It has proved its benefits in terms of cost and environment. It is applied to the heap operation for the processing of the large volume of different low-grade ores. The techno-economic feasibility studies and flow sheet of different sections must be given top priority during its scale up. Further genetic improvement is proposed for the understanding of the cellular metabolism of the microorganisms for the bioleaching purpose. This helps the industries by opening renewed possibilities for mineral processing technology through improved kinetics and other economic benefits. Spectroscopic technologies like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) & electron microprobe are important tools to support the dissolution mechanism of heavy metals during bioleaching. Further metal recovery process like solvent extraction and electro-winning have been coupled with the bioleaching techniques develops a comprehensive extractive metallurgy to produce the cathode grade metals. Keywords: Bioleaching; Heap leaching; Solid wastes; Low-grade ore; Magnetic resonance imaging
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The number of citations to all my publications has crossed 5000.
 
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  Prof. Lala Behari Sukla will receive Global Teaching Excellence Awards as one of the prize winners for the event! Amongst the many nominations we received, we found your name to be an impeccable one and it is our honor to facilitate you with this award for being an exemplary role model for all of us. At Global Teaching excellence awards, we focus to wholeheartedly appreciate our endeavors of making each student a lot more successful and capable by imparting education and by being a constant support to all of them. Through this award function, you will witness some exceptional and admirable achievements of various schools and educators in academics and research. Various industry experts will also be a part of the event to set forth their stories of success to inspire all of us. As things got a little haywire through this past year, times were tough and so was the task of continuing the process of teaching and learning. Between all this chaos, you managed to keep education a priority, and worked hard to continue to shape a better society. We at Kites Kraft Productions, align our dedication and appreciation in a similar way to honor you for your contribution.
Virtual Award Ceremony Date & Timings- 24th July 4 pm onwards.
 
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Attended the 24th Brainstorming Session of 4MSI on 18th July 2021 at 10:30 AM. "Graphene: An emerging 2D Material for Future Technology". "Coal Availability, Production, Demand and Supply Scenario- A Global Perspective with Particular Reference to India"
 
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Annual Membership certificate
 
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Attended Deploying Global Youth Capacity in UN Policy and Engineering for SDG 13
Jul 9, 2021 10.30 pm
Deploying Global Youth Capacity in UN Policy and Engineering for SDG 13
9 July 2021
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
Young Engineers / Future Leaders Committee
The crises of climate breakdown are the most serious issues of our time. Our major infrastructure systems of transport, energy, water,
waste, telecommunications and flood defenses play a major part, accounting for a vast portion of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.
WFEO continues to raise awareness of the climate emergency and the urgent need for action amongst WFEO National Member Engineering
Organizations and WFEO Partners, all stakeholders within the National Members and with Governments.
The event aims for an engineering community where a diverse and inclusive membership can work collaboratively towards innovative
climate mitigation strategies, engaging women and young engineers in particular to combat climate change.
To register for this important event, please click on the following link: https://bit.ly/2UaIsad
The WFEO Committee on Engineering and the Environment Climate action stories are available here: https://bit.ly/3h9o9TB
 
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Attended VACCINES FOR ALL: The global race between the virus, its variants and the vaccines
 
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Attended IEI Technical Webinar Oxygen Supply Chain for uninterrupted Life Support: Role of Maritime Industry during Covid Times Tue, Jun 29, 2021 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM IST
About the webinar
India is currently grappling with the fatal second wave of the COVID pandemic, with rising death tolls and an accelerated spread of infection. When an overwhelmed healthcare system is working round the clock to help, manage, treat and vaccinate people as far as possible, the Indian logistics and supply chain network is working tirelessly to ensure efficient supply of Oxygen cylinders, concentrators, vaccines and medicines that are crucial in the fight against the virus. At such times, when both national and international supply chains are being activated to provide for the vital medical supplies, an efficient and agile supply chain that can leverage the best in the shortest possible time, is the need of the hour.
Moreover, the global COVID-19 pandemic has sharply increased the demand for medical-grade oxygen. In fact, the record consumption of medical oxygen in treating patients results in hospitals running completely out of oxygen for periods of time, a situation that has resulted in tragic consequences. Acute shortage of medical oxygen is very much prominent and it has been proved that shipping of medical oxygen on an urgent basis to the healthcare facility point is the only temporary, need-based solution. The pandemic revealed the importance of maritime transport as an essential sector for the continued delivery of critical supplies including medical oxygen during this critical moment. Indian maritime sector has extended its full support for unloading, coordination with customs for port clearance of medical Oxygen cylinders, regulators, humidifiers and other life saving medical accessories at the critical care points.
The objective of the Webinar is to explore the roadmap for a lean and agile functioning of the healthcare supply chain and the role of the Maritime industry to facilitate the same. The deliberations are also very much helpful to determine the best import policy for medical oxygen as a life-saving urgency.
 
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A network model is implemented to study the transition of flow in porous media. In this way, a real porous medium is simulated according to an orthogonal pipe network which was formed by some spheres that are connected to each other using a set of pipes. In this model the pipes play the role of existing ducts in porous medium, and the nodes (spheres) indicate existing holes in the place of duct junctions. The effects of variety in some hydraulic parameters are investigated in this model. Afterward, this network is analyzed by the combined pressurized-free surface network (CPFNET) method. The CPFNET model results were similar overall to the observed experimental data. Moreover, sensitive analyses were used based on several parameters. Due to all of them, the accuracy of this method is specified.
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I attended World Environment Day 2021: “Ecosystem Restoration” on 5th June 2921,
Environmental Engineering Division Board of The Institution of Engineers (India) was celebrating World Environment Day
Prof (Dr) Prakash Kumar, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof (Dr) E V Ramasamy, Dean, Faculty of Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
About the World Environment Day 2021:
World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June. It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people across the world. This year’s observance of World Environment Day will be on the theme of ‘ecosystem restoration and focus on resetting our relationship with nature. It will also mark the formal launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021 – 2030. 2020 was a year of reckoning, facing multiple crises, including a global pandemic and the continued crises of climate, nature, and pollution. In 2021, we must take deliberate steps to move from crisis to healing: and in so doing, we must recognize that the restoration of nature is imperative to the survival of our planet and the human race. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021 – 2030 is intended to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems to fight the climate crisis, prevent the loss of a million species and enhance food security, water supply, and livelihoods. Reviving natural carbon sinks – such as forests and wetlands – could help close the climate emissions gap by 25% by 2030. Replanting with native tree species can also help buffer some of the expected devastating effects of a warming planet, such as the increased risk of forest fires. Currently, 3.2 billion people – 40% of the world’s population– suffer from the continued degradation of ecosystems, for example by losing access to fertile soil or safe drinking water. The United Nations General Assembly has declared the years 2021 through 2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations together with the support of other partners will lead the event to prevent, halt, and reverse the loss and degradation of ecosystems worldwide.
 
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