Areas of Expertise : Extractive metallurgy for the processing of metals from primary and secondary resources, Waste Recycling, Rare Earths Processing, NdFeB magnet processing, Leaching, Solvent Extraction, Separation of metals using Ionic Liquids.
No. of Papers Published : 6 SCI publication
International : • Aarti Kumari, K. K. Sahu, S.K. Sahu. Solvent Extraction and Separation of Nd, Pr and Dy from Leach Liquor of Waste NdFeB Magnet Using the Nitrate Form of Mextral (R) 336At in the presence of Aquo-Complexing Agent EDTA. Metals, 2019, 9 (2), 269. • R. Raj, D. K. Sahu, Aarti Kumari, R. Prasad, S. Ranganathan. Carbothermic Reduction of Iron Oxide Waste Generated During the Processing of Ilmenite. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 2019, 72(1), 11-16. • Aarti Kumari, Manish Kumar Sinha, Swati Pramanik, Sushanta Kumar Sahu, Recovery of rare earths from spent NdFeB magnets of wind turbine: Leaching and kinetic aspects. Waste Management, 2018, 75,486-498. • Aarti Kumari, Manish Kumar Sinha, Sushanta Kumar Sahu, Banshi Dhar Pandey, Solvent Extraction and Separation of Trivalent Lanthanides Using Cyphos IL 104, A Novel Phosphonium Ionic Liquid as Extractant. Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange, 34(5), 469-484, 2016. • Aarti Kumari, Manish Kumar Sinha, Sushanta Kumar Sahu, Banshi Dhar Pandey, Investigation of a novel ionic liquid, Cyphos IL 104 for the solvent extraction of mineral acids. Hydrometallurgy, 165(1), 159-165, 2016. • Manish Kumar Sinha, Swati Pramanik, Aarti Kumari, Sushanta Kumar Sahu, Lal Bahadur Prasad, Manis Kumar Jha, Kyoungkeun Yoo, Banshi Dhar Pandey, Recovery of value added products of Sm and Co from waste SmCo magnet by hydrometallurgical route. Hydrometallurgy, 179, 1-12, 2017.
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Awards and Recognitions : Awarded by "AWSAR Award 2018" for research article based on PhD work entitled “Today’s WASTE is tomorrow’s WEALTH: Recovery of Rare Earths from Waste Magnets of Wind Turbine". A certificate of appreciation was awarded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.• 1st prize for the paper “Development of a process for the production of zinc powder from zinc dross” in Microsymposium on 'Recent Developments in Mineral Processing and Mechanical Activation of Solids' on 22nd February, 2019 authored by S. Prasad, S. K. Maity, Aarti Kumari, M. Chandrashekhar.• Best poster presentation award for the poster entitled "Reclaiming rare earth elements from waste phosphor powders of fluorescent lamps" at National Conference on Critical & Strategic Materials for Advanced Technologies, held at Munnar, Kerala during March 9-11, 2017.