Manoj Mohanty

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Manoj Mohanty

Newmont Endowed Professor and Chair

Summary

Research Interests:

  •  Coarse particle flotation for enhanced gold recovery
  •  Biomining and phytomining of critical metals from secondary sources.
  •  Geopolymer concrete from coal ash
  •  AMD remediation using phytoremediation
  •  Sustainable mining
  •  Column flotation
  •  Enhanced gravity concentration
  •  Coal preparation plant optimization and development of plant simulators
  •  Process automation & control
  •  Dry particle separation

Experience:

  • 07/2017- till date: Department Chair and Newmont Endowed Professor, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • 5/2008-6/2017:  Professor, Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, IL
  • 7/2005-5/2008:  Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
  • 1/2000-6/2005:  Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
  • 7/1998-10/1999: Senior Engineer, Process Development, Richwood Industries, Huntington, WV
  • 12/1994-6/1998: Researcher/Asst. Scientist, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • 11/1985-7/1991:  Assistant Manager/Safety Officer, MCL, Coal India Ltd., India    

Education

  • Ph.D Engineering Science, SIU Carbondale, Illinois, 1997
  • M.S. Mining Engineering, SIU Carbondale, Illinois, 1993
  • B.S. Mining Engineering, NIT Rourkela India, 1985

Publications:

   Books

  • Mohanty, M.K.; 2011. Advanced Froth Flotation Mechanisms and Systems; LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG; Dudweilier Landstratße 99, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany; ISBN 978-3-8454-2468-2.
  • Khanna, N and Mohanty, M.K., 2012. Performance Optimization of a Screen Bowl Centrifuge: Dewatering of Fine Coal; LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG; Dudweilier Landstratße 99, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany; ISBN 978-8453-3783-5.

    Journal Articles - selected (total number of peer reviewed journal articles 46)

  • Paija, N., Prabir Kolay, Manoj Mohanty and Sanjeev Kumar, 2020., Ground Bottom Ash Application for Conventional Mortar and Geopolymer Paste, J. Hazard. Toxic Radioact. Waste, 2020, 24(1): 04019025
  • Ackah, L., Rajesh Guru, Meisam Peiravi, Manoj Mohanty, Xingmao Ma, Sanjeev Kumar, Jia Liu, 2018; Characterization of Southern Illinois Water Treatment Residues for Sustainable Applications, Sustainability, Vol. 10, 1374; doi:10.3390/su10051374.
  • Akbari, H., L.A. Ackah, and M.K. Mohanty, 2018., Development of a New Fine Particle Dry Separator, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, Vol. 35, No. 2; pp: 77-86.
  • Peiravi, M., Ackah, L., Guru, R., Mohanty, M. K, Liu, J., Xu, B., Zhu, X., and Chen, L., 2017; Chemical extraction of rare earth elements from coal ash, Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 170-177.
  • Mohanty, M.K.; B. Zhang, H. Wang, A. Mahajan, H. Akbari, Z. Bhasir, S. Ramamoorthy, J.C. Hirschi, 2014, Development and demonstration of an automation and control system for coal spirals, International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, 34: 157-171.
  • Akbari, H., T. Heller, S. Shin, X. Yang, P. Kolay, S. Kumar and M.K. Mohanty, 2013, “Geopolymer-based Concrete to Reduce Carbon Foot-print of Concrete Construction Industry,” Mining Engineering, Vol. 65, No.12; pp: 57-62.
  • Zhang, B.J.; Akbari, H; Yang F., Hirschi, J., Mohanty M.K., 2011, Performance Optimization of the FGX Dry Separator Cleaning High Sulfur Coal, Special Issue on Dry Coal Beneficiation-International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization. Vol. 31, No. 3-4, pp. 161-186.
  • Zhang, B.J.; Akbari, H; Yang F., Hirschi, J., Latta P., Brodzik, P., Mohanty M.K., 2011, Evaluation of a New Fine Coal Cleaning Circuit using a Stack Sizer and Falcon Enhanced Gravity Concentrator, International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 78-95.
  • Mondal, K., and Mohanty, M.K., 2009, A theoretical Approach to Coal Flotation Washability Correlation, International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Vol. 29, No.3, pp. 140-151.
  • Huang Z., Mohanty, M.K., Sevim, H., Mahajan A., and Arnold, B., 2008, SIU-Sim: A novel coal preparation plant simulator, Mining Engineering, July, pp. 51-56.
  • Mohanty, M.K., Zhang, B., Khanna, N., Palit A., and Dube B., 2008, Screen-bowl centrifuge: A high-efficiency particle size separator, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, Vol. 25, No.2, pp 61-67.
  • Mohanty, M.K., Samal, A.R. and Palit A., 2008; Evaluation of Enhanced Gravity Based Fine Coal Circuit for High Sulfur Coal, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, Vol. 25, No.1, pp 13-18.
  • Gupta, V., Mohanty M.K., Mahajan A.M. and Biswal, S.K., 2007; Genetic Algorithms-A novel technique to optimize coal preparation plant, International Journal of Mineral Processing, 84, pp. 133-143.
  • Mohanty, M.K., 2007; Screen-bowl centrifuge dewatering process: A Parametric study, Physical Separation in Science and Engineering, doi: 10.1155/2007/70376.
  • Mohanty, M.K., Das, A. and Damron, B. 2007; Conversion of Coal Preparation Plant Fine Waste to a Fuel Feed-stock for Mine Mouth Power Plants, Mining Engineering, September, pp. 61-66.
  • Mohanty, M.K., Wang, Z., Gupta, V., Launius, D., Biswal, S.K., Kroeger, E.B., and Hirschi, J., 2005; In-Plant Testing of the Pansep Screen, Coal Preparation, Volume 25, No. 1, pp: 15-30.
  • Mohanty, M.K., Huang Z., Wang, Z. and Hirschi, J., 2005; Steel Belt Filter: A Suitable Technology for Dewatering Fine Clean Coal and Tailings, Coal Preparation, Volume 25, No. 1, pp: 1-14.
  • Mohanty, M.K., Palit, A., and Dube, B., 2002, “A Comparative Evaluation of New Fine Particle Size Separation Technologies,” Minerals Engineering, Vol. 15, pp. 727-736.
  • Mohanty, M.K., 2001, "In-Plant Optimization of a Full-Scale Jameson Flotation Cell,” Minerals Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 11, pp. 1531-1536.
  • Mohanty, M.K. and Honaker, R.Q., 1999, “A Comparative Evaluation of the Leading Advanced Flotation Technologies” Minerals Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 1-13.
  • Mohanty, M.K., Honaker, R.Q. and Govindarajan B., 1999, “Development of a Characteristic Flotation Cleaning Index for Fine Coal,” International Journal of Mineral Processing, Vol. 55, pp. 231-243.
  • Mohanty, M.K., Honaker, R.Q., and Ho, K., 1998, “Coal Flotation Washability: Development of an Advanced Procedure,” Coal Preparation, Vol. 19 pp. 51-67.

Patent

  • Mohanty, M.K. Mahajan, A.M., Wang, H. and Zhang, B., 2015, Automated System for Coal Spiral, US Patent No: 9,126,205B2. September 8.

Honors/Awards

  • Editor-in-Chief; International Journal of Mining, Materials, and
    Metallurgical Engineering (IJMMME) since 2016.
  • AIME/SME’s Mineral Industry Education Award-2019.
  • Chair, SME’s Coal & Energy Division 2019-2020
  • Chair, Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME)'s Research Council 2016-2018
  • Program Chair, SME' Coal & Energy Division, 2016-2017
  • Member, SME (Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc)'s Strategic Committee on Education and Professional Development 2013-2015
  • Editor-in-Chief; International Journal of Mining, Materials, and Metallurgical Engineering (IJMMME) since 2016.
  • Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Industrial Engineering since 2012; International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering since 2007; International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization (formerly, Coal Preparation) since 2002.
  • Outstanding Faculty of the College of Engineering, 2012, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Member, Board of Illinois Mining Institute; 2010-2013
  • Member, Board of Illinois Mining Institute; 2010-2013
  • Member, Advisory Board of International Coal Preparation Conference (Coal Prep) since 2010-2014.