Dr. Manis Kumar Jha
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Name : MANIS KUMAR JHA
Designation : Senior Principal Scientist
Contact Information : MER Division, CSIR- National Metallurgical Laboratory, Burmamines, Jamshedpur-831007 Mob: +91-9430185563 Off: 0657-2345302; 0657-2345272
Educational Qualification : Ph.D.
Area of Expertise : Undersigned have expertise in the area of Materials and Metals (Rare, Non-ferrous and Rare earth) extraction and recycling from ores, concentrates, lean grade ores and secondary resources as well as recycling of metals from solid waste, Industrial waste, E-waste, batteries and liquid effluents using advanced separation processes viz. leaching, solvent extraction, cementation, precipitation, ion-exchange, electrowinning etc.
No. of Papers published : 116
Equipment/Software Skill : Having expertise to run hydrometallurgical plant consist of various leaching reactors, advance separation unit i.e. mixer settler unit, pulse sieve column, etc. to produce highly pure solution of non-ferrous, rare, rare earth and precious metals. For the production of metals or salt, undersigned has expertise in area of electrowinning, evaporation, precipitation, cementation, crystallization using related equipment or devices.
Patent : 1. Rekha Panda, Manis Kumar Jha, Archana Kumari, Jhumki Hait, 2018. Recovery of gold from scrap parts of transmission and sophisticated electronic devices [PAT-0548-2018-IN/ 0092NF2019]. 2. Archana Kumari, Manis Kumar Jha, Rekha Panda, Jhumki Hait, 2018. Process for the recovery of Europium (Eu) and Yttrium (Y) from phosphor powder of obsolete fluorescent lamps [PAT-0548-2018-IN/ 0090NF2019]. 3. Mary B Ogundiran, Tope Damilola Ogundele, Manis Kumar Jha, 2017. A process for production of nano-PbO from spent automobile lead-acid battery. Patent No.: NG/PT/NC/2017/2459. 4. S. Ranganathan, Vinod Kumar, Manis Kumar Jha, Anjan Kumari, 2014. A process for the pyrolysis of depopulated printed circuit boards of e-waste. Patent No: 2465DEL2014, India. 5. Manis Kumar Jha, Amrita Kumari Jha, Jhumki Hait, Vinay Kumar, 2014. A process for the recovery of rare earth metals from scrap fluorescent tubes. Patent No.: 0280DEL2014, India. 6. Manis Kumar Jha, Amrita Kumari Jha, Sushanta Kumar Sahu, Archana Kumari, Vinay Kumar, 2013. A process for the recovery of neodymium as a value added product from waste hard disk of personal computers. Patent No.: 1660DEL2013 (2013), India. 7. Jae-Chun Lee, Jae-Min Yoo, Jin Ki Jeong, Manis Kumar Jha, 2009. Pre-treatment process for liberation of metals from waste printed circuit boards using organic solution, USA Patent No. US 7867317 B2, Publication date: 22nd May 2009 (USA). 8. Jae-Chun Lee, Jae-Min Yoo, Jin Ki Jeong, Manis Kumar Jha, 2007. Novel pre-treatment process for liberation of metals from waste printed circuit boards using organic solution. Korean Patent application number 10-2007-0116992, dated: 16th Nov. 2007 (South Korea). 9. Manis Kumar Jha, D. Bagchi, Vinay Kumar, 2006. A process for the extraction of zinc from zinc waste effluent, Govt. of India Patent No. 1869/DEL/2004, India.
Technology : 1. Recovery of gold from the waste printed circuit boards (PCBs) of used and discarded mobile phones (Transferred to: M/s ADV Metal Combine Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi in August 2013). 2. Recovery of gold from the scrap parts of telecommunication and medical equipments (Transferred to: M/s Eco Recycling Company, Mumbai in May 2014). 3. Development of processes for recovery of cobalt from discarded Li-ion batteries of mobile phones (Transferred to: M/s ADV Metal Combine Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi in January 2015). 4. Know-How transfer of laboratory scale for extraction of precious metals (Au, Pt, Pd) from the metallic concentrate (Transferred to: M/s Evergreen Recyclekaro Pvt. (I) Ltd., in April 2019). 5. Transfer of Know-How (Laboratory scale) for extraction of Co and Mn from the black cathodic material of Li-cobalt batteries (Transferred to: M/s SBCON Recycling Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad in August 2019). 6. Extraction of Co and Au from the black cathode material of lithium cobalt battery of mobile phones and Au coated surface of e-waste, respectively (Transferred to: M/s EXIGO Recycling Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi in September 2019). 7. Extraction of cobalt metal/ salt from the black powder of Li-cobalt batteries (Transferred to: M/s Evergreen Recyclekaro Pvt. (I) Ltd., Mumbai in September 2019). 8. Extraction of cobalt metal/ salt from Black Powder of Lithium Batteries (Transferred to: M/s UNQ. IND. PVT. LTD, Firozabad in February 2020). 9. Extraction of valuable and precious metals (Cu, Au, Ag and Co, Mn) from scrap of electronic waste and waste Li-cobalt batteries (Transferred to: M/s Walle Infotech, Ranchi in March 2020).
Awards and Recognition : • CSIR- Best Technology Award 2020 • Best paper RCR 30 in 30, ELSEVIER, Award • IIME Best Poster Award 2018 • Professor, AcSIR, CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur, India. • IIME Best Paper Award 2016 • ISCA Best Poster Award 2016 • ISCA Best Paper Award 2016 • Guest Editor, Hydrometallurgy Jr., ELSEVIER, Special Issue (IC-LGO). • Skoch order-of-merit award (Best Technology 2015), New Delhi, India • Steering Committee Member, World Recycling Forum (WRF), Switzerland • Editor-in-Chief, Manthan (International E-Magazine), ISSN no. 0974-6331 • Eco Reco Innovation Award from Eco Recycling Co., Mumbai, India • IIM-NMD Award 2012, Jamshedpur India • Altekar Award-2011, from CSIR-NML, India • RECOM Award-2011 from R.R. R&D Centre, KIGAM, South Korea. • Invited Scientist, July 2006, KIGAM, Govt. of South Korea • Visiting Professor, Univ. Sc. & Tech., Daejeon, Govt. of South Korea • Fellow of the Institution of Chemists (India) 2005

Since last 24 years undersigned has been engaged for metal extraction from ores, concentrates and secondaries, and recycling of metals from solid waste and liquid effluents using advanced separation processes viz. leaching, solvent extraction, ion-exchange. Undersigned have expertise in the area of Materials and Metals (Rare, Non-ferrous and Rare earth) extraction and recycling from ores, concentrates, lean grade ores and secondary resources as well as recycling of metals from solid waste, Industrial waste, E-waste, batteries and liquid effluents using advanced separation processes viz. leaching, solvent extraction, cementation, precipitation, ion-exchange, electrowinning etc.