Dr. Pankaj Kumar Parhi
Assistant Professor, DST Inspire Faculty
Ph.D. Chemistry (2009) CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) & N.O.U., Odisha, India
M.Sc. Chemistry (2002) North Orissa University (N.O.U.), Odisha, India


Email:
[email protected]

Postdoctoral & Professional Experiences

February 2014 - Continue Assistant Professor (DST- Inspire Faculty),
School of Applied Sciences & Center of Industrial Technology, Adjunct Faculty,
School of Biotechnology,  KIIT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
November 2012 - January 2014 DST- Inspire Faculty, CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
November 2009 - October 2012 Post Doctoral Researcher, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea

Awards and honours

  1. Most Cited Hydrometallurgy Articles Entitled:Recovery of molybdenum from the sea nodule leach liquor by solvent extraction using Alamine 304-I”, published in Hydrometallurgy, 105 (195-200) 2011, authored by: P.K. Parhi, Kyung-Ho Park, Hong-In Kim, Jin-Tae Park.
  2. Life member of The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), year 2016.
  3. Young Scientist Award (2014) under Fast Track Scheme (Start-up Research Grant), SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
  4. INSPIRE Faculty Award (2012), INSPIRE Programme, DST, Govt. of India.
  5. Profile selected for Marquis Who’s Who from 2013.
  6. Selected as a Research Fellow in the year 2004 (2004-2009) at CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
  7. The research article entitled: “Two step meso-acidophilic bioleaching of chalcopyrite containing ball mill spillage and removal of the surface passivation layer”, has been rated as the top 20 Articles in the Domain of Article 23313677 of Who is Publishing in My Domain, 2013.
  8. The research article entitled: Extraction of cadmium from dilute solution using supported liquid membrane, has been rated as the top 20 Articles in the Domain of Heavy Metals and Water, Article 19665843 of Who is publishing in My Domain, 2009.
  9. Reviewer member for 23 SCI Journals: Separation and Purification Technology, (Elsevier), Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), Desalination (Elsevier), Environmental Engineering Science (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc), Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (Wiley-Blackwell), Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley-Blackwell), Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering (Springer), Chemical Papers (Springer), Separation Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis), Chemical Engineering Communications (Taylor & Francis), Metallurgical & Material Transactions: B (Springer), Desalination and Water Treatment (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Nanomaterials (Hindawi), Journal of King Saud University (Science) (Elsevier), Journal of Industrial and Engineering chemistry (Elsevier), Journal of Membrane Science (Elsevier), Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers (Elsevier), Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (Springer), Hydrometallurgy (Elsevier), Industrial& Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS), Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A (Springer), Indian Journal of Chemical Technology (NISCAIR),Chemical Engineering Journal(Elsevier).

Articles in news

  • Three Articles are highlighted in high beam research in the year 2012, 2013 & 2014.
  • Three Articles are highlighted in vertical news in the year 2013, 2014 & 2014.

Invited talks

  • “Recycling of secondary solid wastes through Hydrometallurgical route”, workshop on “Recent Trend in Engineering Materials” (RTEM-2013), held at Satya Sai Engineering College, Balasore, Onitsha, September 2013.
  • “Hydrometallurgical approach on recovery of metal values from spent catalysts- A case study’, National seminar (MCC-V) held at North Orissa University, Baripada, Odisha, India, March 2013.

Current Research Activity

My laboratory research work primarily focuses on recycling secondary solid wastes and waste water purification study through hydrometallurgical /Chemical/Bio-hydrometallurgical processing approach. Presently following research activities are undertaken:

  • Recycling & waste management of secondary solid wastes (Spent catalyst, E-waste and Spent magnet etc.)
  • Non-ferrous extractive metallurgy of primary and secondary minerals/materials
  • Process optimization for recovery of valuable/rare earth metals from primary low grade ore and secondary sources through hydrometallurgical route.
  • Solvent Extraction (SX) and Supported Liquid Membrane (SLM), Adsorption, Ion-exchange (IX), precipitation study of heavy, refractory and rare earth metals from numerous aqueous solutions.
  • Biochemical reduction study of toxic /hazardous metals using microbes.

Lab

  • Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)

  • Hydrometallurgical Process Development: Primary objective of our research group is to develop of environmental-friendly processes for the recovery of base as well as rare earth metals from primary, lean and secondary sources. Hydrometallurgical routes are being adopted to recover the metals from the above sources. Hydrometallurgy is a process which has been accepted by metallurgists about 50 years which includes leaching, solvent extraction, liquid membrane, ion exchange, precipitation and crystallization. In consequences of time, hydrometallurgy processes are becoming more alluring for processing of primary, lean, ore and other complex primary as well as secondary materials attributes to promising yield, high selectivity, less energetic and several other advantages and economic importance as compared to other processes. Therefore, the technologists are thriving hard to develop process through above methodologies by which metal values can be recovered commercially and economically from lean as well complex materials keeping in view the restriction imposed by environmental authorities.
  • Recovery of valuable & rare metals from secondary solid wastes: Recycling of wastes not only save our natural resources but also help save energy. One need to know the importance of recycling at the same time being earth friendly can help our planet a better place to live in. Therefore, the present ongoing activities especially the recovery of the valuable rare metals  & removal of hazardous metals from the secondary sources such as e-waste, spent magnet, spent catalyst etc. through hydrometallurgical processing approach (Leaching-Solvent Extraction-Precipitation) which shows a greater potential in context of value addition in order to meet the global demand of rare metals. In addition, the subsequent zero waste generates through this process urge about solid waste management with zero discharge without making any contamination to soil, water and air level of earth.
  • Liquid-Liquid extraction & separation study of heavy and rare metals: There is the challenge for the researchers to separate the complex mixed solution bearing more than one metals. However, solvent extraction (SX) and/or supported liquid membrane (SLM) process is unique process based on which number of successful technologies is being developed from the processed as well as synthetic complex liquors. By this technology the said metal ion can selectively be separated out from the complex mixture aqueous solution using novel extractants. Therefore, our research group is sincerely putting forward the effort on developing suitable separation technology on selective extraction of heavy as well as rare metals from various complex liquors/solutions.
  • Removal of toxic metals/dyes from waste contaminated water and industrial discharges by Adsorption/Ion Exchange(IX) process: Like wise to the above liquid-liquid separation technology, the exchanger (cationic/anionic/neutral) plays the vital role on separation of metal/non metal from the mixed liquors in ion exchange technology method, though exchanger is solid type in this case. The industrial discharge bearing low content of toxic or hazardous metals or dyes is often an environmental issue. Thus, by employing suitable exchanger or adsorbent, these metals or dyes can effectively be removed. Aiming to reduce toxicity level of ground water level due to contamination of said metal or dyes, our research group accepted the challenge and paid attention to develop the promising IX and adsorption technology for removal of the same. 

 

Patent (3)

  • Removal of copper from solutions containing low concentration copper, Kyung Ho Park, Chul-Woo Nam, Pankaj Kumar Parhi, Korean patent (Korea 2013/1013894840000, dated 25/04/2014).
  • Method for extraction of rare earth metals from deep-sea manganese nodule, Kyung-Ho Park, Chul-Woo Nam, Jin-Tae Park, Pankaj Kumar Parhi, Korean patent (Korea 2013/10138950520000, dated 16/05/2014).
  • Recovery of molybdenum from solution containing low content molybdenum, Kyung-Ho Park, Chul-Woo Nam, Pankaj Kumar Parhi, Korean patent (Korea 2013/101262655, dated 03/05/2013).

Selected Publications

Full List
  1. P. K. Parhi, K.H. Park, C.W. Nam  and J.T. Park, Liquid-Liquid extraction and separation of total rare earth (RE) metals from polymetallic manganese nodule leach solution, Journal of Rare Earths, 33, 207-213, 2015.
  2. P.K. Parhi*, T. Sethy, P.  Rout, K. Sarangi, Selective dissolution of copper from copper chromium spent catalyst by baking-leaching process, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 21, 604-609, 2015.
  3. S. Panda, P. K. Parhi,  B. D. Nayak, N. Pradhan, U. B. Mohapatra, L. B. Sukla, Two step meso-acidophilic bioleaching of chalcopyrite containing ball mill spillage and removal of the surface passivation layer, Bioresource Technology, 130 (2013) 232-238.
  4. Kyung-Ho Park, P.K. Parhi*, Nam-Hee-Kang, Studies on removal of low content copper from the sea nodule leach liquor using the cationic resin TP 207, Separation Science and Technology,47 (1531-1540) 2012.
  5. S. Panda, P.K. Parhi*, N. Pradhan, U. Mohapatra, L.B. Sukla, K.H. Park, Extraction of Copper from Bacterial leach liquor using LIX 984N-C from a Low grade Chalcopyrite Test Heap, Hydrometallurgy,121-124 (116-119) 2012.
  6. P. K. Parhi, E. Padhan, A.K. Palai, K. Sarangi, K.C. Nathsarma and K.H. Park “Separation of Co(II) and Ni(II) from the mixed sulphate/chloride solution using NaPC-88A”, Desalination, 267 (201-208) 2011.
  7. P.K. Parhi*, N.N. Das and K. Sarangi,Extraction of Cadmium by Supported Liquid Membrane Technique Using Phosphoric Acid Derivatives as the Extractants”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 172 (773–779) 2009.

ONGOING PROJECTS

  • Study on separation of scandium by hollow fiber liquid membrane process (2015-2018), supported by SERB, DST, New Delhi, Govt. of India (Rs 28.18 Lakh).
  • Hydrometallurgy-Recovery of valuable metals from low grade and secondary resources (2012-2017), supported by DST, Government of India (Rs.35lakh).
  • Lab testing of purifiers, field testing of water and urine samples and genotoxicity testing (2014-2017), supported by HUL Limited India (in collaboration with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) (Rs.62lakh).

PROJECTS COMPLETED

  • Recovery of valuable metals from the pacific ocean sea nodules in bench Scale and pilot scale, Co-Principal Investigator: (20,00000$, Ministry of Land, Transport and Marine Affairs, Korea, Govt. of South Korea, 2009-2012).
  • Preparation and purity evaluation of ultra high purity copper, Co-Principal Investigator: (50,000$, LS-Nikko Copper Inc., Pvt. Ltd., South Korea 2010-2011).
  • Treatment of Mixed sulphate–chloride liquor containing Cu, Zn, Co, Fe, Mn and Ni, Participating Member: (12 Lakh INR, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon, Govt. of South Korea, 2005-2006).
  • Hydrometallurgical Recovery of Cu, Zn, Co and Ni from Indian Ocean Mn-Nodules in Bench Scale and Pilot Scale, Participating Member: (5 Crores INR, Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India 2004-2009).
  1. Dr. Kyung-Ho Park, KIGAM, South Korea
  2. Prof. Gamini Senanayake, Murdoch University, Australia
  3. Dr.(Mrs.) K. Sarangi, CSIR-IMMT, Odisha, India
  4. Prof. N.N. Das, Ravenshaw University, Odisha, India
  1. Mr. Saroj Sekhar Behera, Ph.D Scholar (JRF)
  2. Ms. Suprava Das (JRF)
  3. Mr. Braja Mohan Murmu, Ph.D Scholar (Rajiv Gandhi Fellow)

Peer reviewed Research Articles

  1. Bioreduction of hexavalent chromium by Exiguobacterium indicum strain MW1 isolated from marine water of paradip, port, Odisha, India, R.K.Mohapatra, P. K. Parhi*, H. Thatoi, C. R.Panda, Chemistry and Ecology(Taylor & Francis),33(2),114-130, 2017.
  2. Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Isotherm studies on adsorption of methyl orange from aqueous solution using ion exchange resin Amberlite IRA-400 , S.S. Behera,S. Das, P. K. Parhi*, S.K.Tripathy, R.K.Mohapatra, M. Debata, Desalination and Water Treatment(Taylor & Francis), 60, 249-260, 2017.
  3. Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Isotherm studies on adsorption of methyl violet from aqueous solution using activated bio-adsorbent: Phragmites Karka, S.S. Behera, S.Das, B.M. Murmu, R.K. Mohapatra, T.R. Sahoo, P. K. Parhi*, Current Environmental Engineering (Bentham Publishers), 3, 229-241, 2016.
  4. Separation and recovery of neodymium and praseodymium from permanent magnet scrap through hydrometallurgical route, P. K. Parhi* , T.R. Sethy, P.C. Rout, K. Sarangi, Separation Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis), 51, 2232- 2241, 2016.
  5. Leaching kinetics study of neodymium from the scrap magnet using acetic acid, S. S. Behera, P. K. Parhi *, Separation and Purification Technology, 160, 59-66, 2016.
  6. Waste Printed Circuit Boards Recycling: An Extensive Assessment of Current Status, B. Ghosh, M.K. Ghosh, P.K. Parhi, P.S. Mukharjee, B.K. Mishra, Journal of cleaner production, 94, 5-19, 2015.
  7. Liquid-Liquid extraction and separation of total rare earth (RE) metals from polymetallic manganese nodule leach solution, P. K. Parhi, K.H. Park, C.W. Nam  and J.T. Park, Journal of Rare Earths, 33, 207-213, 2015.
  8. Selective dissolution of copper from copper-chromium spent catalyst by baking-leaching process,P.K. Parhi*, T. Sethy, P.  Rout, K. Sarangi, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 21, 604-609, 2015 (165 views till 17th April 2015 since its publication).
  9. Multi-Elemental Profiling of In Vitro Calliclones vis-à-vis In Vitro and In Vivo Leaf Samples of a Medicinal Herb Hybanthus enneaspermus (L.) F. Muell. Using Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Technique,  P.R. Behera, P. Parhi D.K. Roy,  T.R. Rautray, A. Pal, M. Thirunavoukkarasu,  P.K. Chand, Advanced Science Letters, 20, 769-777, 2014.
  10. “Separation and recovery of molybdenum from acidic solution using LIX 973N”, S.P. Barik, K.H. Park, P.K.Parhi, J.T. Park, C.W. Nam, Separation Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis), 49,647-655, 2014.
  11. “Behavior of Extraction, Stripping, and Separation Possibilities of Rhenium and Molybdenum from Molybdenite Roasting Dust Leaching Solution Using Amine Based Extractant Tri-Otyl-Amine (TOA)”, Jingu Kang, Yung-Uk Kim, Sung-Ho Joo, Ho-Sung Yoon, J. Rajesh Kumar, Kyung-Ho Park, P. K. Parhi and Shun Myung Shin, Material Transactions (The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials ), 54 (7), (1209-1212) 2013 .
  12. “Oxidation-Precipitation of Cobalt (II) in Aqueous Sulphate Solution using Sodium persulfate”, Hyun-Ho Kim, Kyung-Ho Park, Chul-woo Nam, P.K.Parhi, Korean Journal of Metal and Materials, 51(12), (865-871) 2013.
  13. “Experimental Studies and Parameter Optimization of Separation of Copper Using Hollow Fiber Membrane”, P.K.Parhi, S. Mohanty and K. Sarangi, Chemical Engineering Communications (Taylor & Francis), 200, 1237-1250, 2013.
  14. “Application of Sequential Leaching, Risk Indices and Multivariate Statistics to Evaluate Heavy Metal Contamination of Estuarine Sediments: Dhamara Estuary, East Coast of India”,  Subash Chandra Asa, Prasanta Rath, Unmesh Chandra Panda, Pankaj Kumar Parhi, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer), 185(8), 6719-6737, 2013.
  15. “Extraction of rare earth metals from deep sea nodule using H2SO4 Solution”, P. K. Parhi*, Kyung-Ho Park, Chul-Woo Nam, Jin Tae Park, S. P. Barik, International Journal of Mineral Processing (Elsevier), 119,(89-92), 2013.
  16. “Two step meso-acidophilic bioleaching of chalcopyrite containing ball mill spillage and removal of the surface passivation layer”, S. Panda, P. K. Parhi,  B. D. Nayak, N. Pradhan, U. B. Mohapatra, L. B. Sukla, Bioresource Technology (Elsevier), 130 (2013) 232-238 (top 20 Articles).
  17. “A kinetic study on hydrochloric acid leaching of nickel from Ni-Al2O3 spent catalyst”, P.K.Parhi, K.H. Park, G. Senanayake, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (Elsevier), 19 (2013) 589–594.
  18. “Recovery of rare earth metals from deep sea nodule leach liquor by solvent extraction process”, Chul Woo Nam, Pankaj Ku. Parhi, Kyung-Ho Park, Smruti Pra. Barik, Jin Tae Park, The International Society of offshore and polar Engineers, 157-161, 2013, ISBN 978-1-880653-92-0; ISSN 1946-0066.
  19. “Leaching of Rare Earth Metals from Deep-sea Nodule by Dilute Sulfuric Acid Solution”, Kyung Ho Park, Pankaj Ku. Parhi, Chul Woo Nam, Smruti Pra. Barik, Jin Tae Park, The International Society of offshore and polar Engineers, 162-166, 2013, ISBN 978-1-880653-92-0; ISSN 1946-0066.
  20. “# Supported liquid membrane principle and its practices-A Short Review”, P.K. Parhi, Journal of Chemistry (Hindawi), 1-11, 2013.
  21. “Extraction of metal values from waste spent petroleum catalyst using acidic solutions”, S. P. Barik, Kyung-Ho Park, P.K. Parhi*, J.T. Park, C.W. Nam, Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier), 101 (85-90), 2012.
  22. “Process optimization and extraction of Ni (II) by hollow fiber liquid membrane using response surface modeling methodology”, P.K.Parhi*, K. Sarangi, S. Mohanty, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing (Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration) 29 (4), 225-230, 2012.
  23. “Extraction of metal values from Mo-Ni/Al2O3 spent catalyst using H2SO4 baking-leaching-solvent extraction technique”, K.H. Park, Hong-In Kim, P.K. Parhi*, D. Mishra, C.W. Nam, J.T. Park, D.J. Kim, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (Elsevier) ,18 (2036-2045) 2012.
  24. “Recovery of Rhenium and Molybdenum from Molybdenite Roasting Dust Leaching Solution by Ion Exchange Resins”, Sung-Ho Joo, Young-Uk Kim, Jin-Gu Kang, J. Rajesh Kumar, Ho-Sung Yoon, P.K.Parhi and Shun Myung Shin, Material Transactions (The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials ), 53, (11) (2034-2037) 2012 .
  25. “Extraction of Copper from Bacterial leach liquor using LIX 984N-C from a Low grade Chalcopyrite Test Heap”,  S. Panda, P.K. Parhi*, N. Pradhan, U. Mohapatra, L.B. Sukla, K.H. Park, Hydrometallurgy (Elsevier),121-124 (116-119) 2012.
  26. “Studies on removal of low content copper from the sea nodule leach liquor using the cationic resin TP 207”, Kyung-Ho Park, P.K. Parhi*, Nam-Hee-Kang, Separation Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis),47 (1531-1540) 2012
  27. “Direct leaching of molybdenum and cobalt from spent hydrodesulphurization catalyst with sulphuric acid”, S.P. Barik, Kyung-Ho Park, P.K. Parhi, Jin-Tae Park, Hydrometallurgy (Elsevier), 111-112 (46-51) 2012.
  28. “Recovery of nickel from sulphuric acid  solution using Lewatit TP-220 Ion Exchange resin”, Nam-Hee-Kang, Kyung-Ho Park, P.K. Parhi, J. of Korean Inst. of Resources Recycling, 20(6), 28-36, 2011.
  29. “Recovery of molybdenum from the sea nodule leach liquor by solvent extraction using Alamine 304-I”, P.K.Parhi, Kyung-Ho Park, Hong-In Kim, Jin-Tae Park, Hydrometallurgy (Elsevier), 105 (195-200) 2011.
  30. “Recovery of molybdenum from the deep sea manganese nodules”, Kyung-Ho Park, Pankaj Ku Parhi, Chul-Woo Nam, International Society of offshore and polar Engineers, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-880653-95-1; ISSN: 1946-0066.
  31. “Separation of Co(II) and Ni(II) from the mixed sulphate/chloride solution using NaPC-88A”, P.K.Parhi, E. Padhan, A.K. Palai, K. Sarangi, K.C. Nathsarma and K.H. Park, Desalination (Elsevier), 267 (201-208) 2011.
  32. “Recovery of molybdenum from spent catalyst leach solutions by solvent extraction with LIX 84-I”, Hong-In Kim, Kyung-Ho Park, P.K.Parhi,Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier), 74 (294-299), 2010.
  33. “Extraction of Cadmium by Supported Liquid Membrane Technique Using Phosphoric Acid Derivatives as the Extractants”, P.K. Parhi*, N.N. Das and K. Sarangi, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), 172 (773–779) 2009(top 20 Articles).
  34. “A study on extraction of copper using LIX 84-I and LIX-622N”, S. Panigrahi, P.K. Parhi, K. Sarangi and K.C. Nathsarma, Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier), 70 (58–62) 2009.
  35. “Separation of Metal Ions from Manganese Nodule Bulk Sulphide Leach Liquor Using Hollow Fiber Membrane Module”, Pankaj K.Parhi and K. Sarangi, International Society of offshore and polar Engineers, 180-185, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-880653-75-3, ISSN: 1946-0066.
  36. “Processing of manganese nodule leach liquor for the separation of cobalt and nickel using PC-88A”, S. Panigrahi, P.K.Parhi*, K. Sarangi, K.C. Nathsarma, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing (Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration)26(3), (133-140) 2009
  37. “Separation of Co(II), and Ni(II) from sulphate solution using Cyanex 272”,P.K. Parhi, S. Panigrahi, K. Sarangi, K.C. Nathsarma, Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier), 59 (310-317) 2008.
  38. “Separation of copper, zinc, cobalt and nickel ions by supported liquid membrane technique using LIX 84I, TOPS-99 and Cyanex 272”, P.K. Parhi and K. Sarangi, Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier), 59 (169-174), 2008.
  39. “Decomposition of ammonium sulphate from demanganised leach solution of manganese nodules by lime treatment”, P.K. Parhi, S.P. Barik, M.K. Ghosh and S. Anand, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals (Springer), 60(5), (505-509) 2007.
  40. “Separation of Iron(III), Copper(II), and Zinc(II) from mixed sulphate/chloride using TBP, LIX 84I and Cyanex 923”, K. Sarangi, P.K. Parhi, E. Padhan, A. Palai, K.C. Nathsarma and K.H. Park, Separation and Purification Technology (Elsevier), 55 (44–49) 2007.

                         NB. *: Corresponding author, #: Review Article