Himanshu Bhushan Sahu

Professor

Mining Engineering

 (+91) 661 246 2606 , 3606

 hbsahu[at]nitrkl.ac.in

 Biosketch

27

Publications       

3

Sponsored Projects

9

Consultancy Projects

7

Doctoral Students

1

Short-term Course

6

PG Dissertation

 Personal Information

Prof. Himanshu Bhushan Sahu

Professor

Mining Engineering

Joined in Jan 1996

 Room Number: MI-104

 Department of Mining Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

 Education Qualification

  1. Ph.D.(ISM, Dhanbad)

 Experience

Laboratory Development
  • Water Quality Analysis Laboratory,  Partial Support from MCl Project,  UV Visible spectrophotometer, Flame Photometer, Multi parameter water qualitry analyser etc.
  • Gas Testing Laboratory,  Approved by DGMS,  Gas testing Chamber

 Expertise Information

Research Group
Mine Environment
Areas of Interest
Mine Environment and Safety Engineering, EIA, Environmental Management in Mining, Spontaneous Heating of Coal, Solid Fuels and Clean Coal Technology

 Projects

Development of a technique for the treatment and control of acidity of water in mine sumps of MCL using waste material.

 MAHANADI COALFIELDS LTD

 Principal Investigator

 36 months

 Running

Sponsored

Embedded Electronics System for real time Mine Process Monitoring

 JINDAL STEEL & MINES TENSA

 Co-Investigator

 18 months

 Completed

Sponsored

Investigation and modern studies...Safety studies

 MHRD

 Principal Investigator

 14 months

 Completed

Sponsored

Hydraulic flow and surface runoff study of M/s Jindal Stainless Ltd., Kalinga Nagar, Odisha

 Jindal Stainless Ltyd

 Principal Investigator

 22 Aug 2019 - 31 Dec 2020

 Running

Consultancy

Study of surface runoff in respect of Kodingamali Bauxite Mine

 OMC

 Principal Investigator

 31 Aug 2019 - 31 Dec 2020

 Running

Consultancy

Scientific study on rain water harvesting and recharging of ground water in Bangur Chromite Mine

 OMC

 Principal Investigator

 15 Oct 2017 - 30 Aug 2020

 Completed

Consultancy

Scientific study on rain water harvesting and recharging of ground water in five opencast mines of Odisha Mining Corporation

 OMC

 Principal Investigator

 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2019

 Completed

Consultancy

Study of surface and ground water management at Baphlimali bauxite mine

 UAIL

 Principal Investigator

 01 Sep 2015 - 31 Dec 2017

 Completed

Consultancy

Scientific study of drainage pattern and management of surface runoff at Sukinda Chromite Mine

 Tata Steel Ltd.

 Principal Investigator

 01 Aug 2015 - 31 Jul 2017

 Completed

Consultancy

Study of mine-wise surface runoff from mines of MCL and preparation of management plan

 MCL

 Principal Investigator

 01 Jan 2015 - 30 Jun 2017

 Completed

Consultancy

Study of washability characteristics of Gare Palma IV/8 coal mine

 Technoblast Mining Corporation

 Principal Investigator

 01 Aug 2016 - 30 Jun 2017

 Completed

Consultancy

Scientific study of drainage pattern and management of surface runoff at South Kaliapani Mine

 OMC

 Principal Investigator

 15 Jul 2016 - 30 Jun 2017

 Completed

Consultancy

 Continuing Education

Environmental Management In Iron And Manganese Mines

 Mining Engineering

 Coordinator

 29 Jan 2013 - 31 Jan 2013

Short-term Course

 Publications

8

Google Scholar h-index

6

Google Scholar i10-index

5

Scopus h-index

Total Publications: 27
B. P. Sahoo and H. B. Sahu, "Assessment and characterization of mine waste and fly ash material for effective utilization in opencast coal mines", International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, vol.9, no.1, pp.2490-2500, Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering & Sciences Publication, May 2020, 10.35940/ijrte.A1985.059120 Article
A. Ranjan, H. B. Sahu, and P. Misra, "Modeling and measurements for wireless communication networks in underground mine environments", Measurement, vol.149, Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, January 2020, 10.1016/j.measurement.2019.10698 Article
A. Ranjan, H. B. Sahu, and P. Misra, "MineSense: sensing the radiosignal behavior in metal and non-metal underground mines", Wireless Networks, vol.25, no.6, pp.3643-3655, Springer, August 2019, 10.1007/s11276-019-01959-y Article
S. K. Dash, H. B. Sahu, and A. K. Dash, "Atmospheric dispersion modeling using AERMOD to predict the impact of PM10 near Bileipada, Odisha", Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, vol.39, no.4, pp.299-306, Scientific Publishers, April 2019 Article
A. Ranjan, B. Panigrahi, H. K. Rath, P. Mishra, A. Simha, and H. B. Sahu, "A Study on Pathloss Model for UAV Based Urban Disaster and Emergency Communication Systems", in 24th National Conference on Communications, NCC 2018, no.8600260, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., January 2019, 10.1109/NCC.2018.8600260 Inproceedings

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A. Ranjan, H. B. Sahu, and P. Misra, "MineSense: sensing the radio signal behavior in metal and non-metal underground mines", Wireless Networks, vol.25, no.6, pp.3643-3655, Springer Science 2019, 10.1007/s11276-019-01959-y Article
A. Ranjan, Y. Zhao, H. B. Sahu, and P. Mishra, "Opportunities and challenges in health sensing for extreme industrial environment: Perspectives from underground mines", IEEE Access, vol.7, pp.139181-139195, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019, 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2941436 Article
A. Ranjan, H. B. Sahu, and P. Misra, "Wireless Robotics Networks for Search and Rescue in Underground Mines: Taxonomy and Open Issues", Exploring Critical Approaches of Evolutionary Computation, ch.14, pp.286-309, IGI Global 2019, 10.4018/978-1-5225-5832-3.ch014 Inbook
H. B. Sahu and K. Tibrewal, "Greenhouse gas inventory for mines: An urge to develop clean technology", Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, vol.66, no.8, pp.526-530, Books & Journals Private Ltd., August 2018 Article
A. Ranjan, H. B. Sahu, and P. Misra, "DeepSense: sensing the radio signal behavior in metal and non-metal underground mine workings", in IEEE INFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), IEEE, Honolulu, HI, USA, April 2018, 10.1109/INFCOMW.2018.8406972 Inproceedings
B. Behera and H. B. Sahu, "Assessment of auto-oxidation potential of some Indian coals by differential thermal analysis (DTA) technique", Journal of Mines Metals and Fuels, vol.66, no.6, pp.347-353.362, Books & Journals 2018 Article
S. K. Dash, H. B. Sahu, and A. K. Dash, "Atmospheric dispersion model to predict the impact of gaseous pollutant in an industrial and mining cluster", Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management, vol.4, no.3, pp.351-358, GJESM 2018, 10.22034/gjesm.2018.03.008 Article
A. and H. B. Sahu, "Slope stability issues in Liberia’s mines – an overview", The Indian Mining and Engineering Journal, vol.56, no.6, pp.11-18, Mining Engineers’ Association of India 2018 Article
A. Swain, M. Bepari, N. Patnaik, and H. B. Sahu, "Zigbee based wireless data acquisition system for underground mines — a feasibility study", in IEEE 21st International Symposium on Real-Time Distributed Computing (ISORC) 2018, pp.152-155, IEEE 2018, 10.1109/ISORC.2018.00031 Inproceedings
A. Ranjan, P. Misra, B. Dwived, and H. B. Sahu, "Studies on propagation characteristics of radio waves for wireless networks in underground coal mines", Wireless Personal Communications, vol.97, no.2, pp.2819-2832, Springer, November 2017, 10.1007/s11277-017-4636-y Article
A. Ranjan, P. Misra, and H. B. Sahu, "On the importance of link characterization for wireless sensor networks in underground mines", in 9th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2017, IEEE, June 2017, 10.1109/COMSNETS.2017.7945456 Inproceedings
A. Ranjan, H. B. Sahu, and P. Misra, "Wireless sensor networks: An emerging solution for underground mines", International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation, vol.7, no.4, IGI Global, December 2017, 10.4018/IJAEC.2016100101 Article
A. Ranjan, P. Misra, and H. B. Sahu, "Experimental measurements and channel modeling for wireless communication networks in underground mine environments", in 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), pp.1345-1349, IEEE, Paris, France 2017, 10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928854 Inproceedings
B. Behera and H. B. Sahu, "Experimental evaluation of susceptibility to spontaneous heating of some Indian coals", Minetech, vol.37, no.3, pp.41-50, CPMDI, September 2016 Article
H. B. Sahu, N. Prakash, and S. Jayanthu, "Underground mining for meeting environmental concerns–a strategic approach for sustainable mining in future", Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, vol.11, pp.232-241, Elsevier, January 2015, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeps.2015.06.030 Article
S., H. B. Sahu, and B. K. Prusty, "High pressure adsorption of pure methane on dry coal sample and colligation with Langmuir adsorption isotherm", Mining Engineers Journal, vol.16, no.9, pp.24-26, Mining Engineers' Association of India, December 2015 Article
A. Ranjan and H. B. Sahu, "A survey report on operating systems for tiny networked sensors", Journal of Advanced Research in Networking and Communication Engineering, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-14, Advanced Research Publications, December 2014 Article
H. B. Sahu and S. S. Mahapatra, "Forecasting spontaneous heating susceptibility of Indian coals using neuro fuzzy system", Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, vol.31, no.2, pp.683-697, Springer, April 2013, 10.1007/s10706-013-9618-6 Article
H. B. Sahu, S. S. Mahapatra, and D. C. Panigrahi, "Fuzzy c-means clustering approach for classification of Indian coal seams with respect to their spontaneous combustion susceptibility", Fuel processing technology, vol.104, pp.115–120, Elsevier, December 2012, 10.1016/j.fuproc.2012.03.017 Article
H. B. Sahu, S. S. Mahapatra, K. Sirikasemsuk, and D. Panigrahi, "A discrete particle swarm optimization approach for classification of Indian coal seams with respect to their spontaneous combustion susceptibility", Fuel Processing Technology, vol.92, no.3, pp.479-485, Elsevier, March 2011, 10.1016/j.fuproc.2010.10.015 Article
H. B. Sahu, S. Padhee, and S. S. Mahapatra, "Prediction of spontaneous heating susceptibility of Indian coals using fuzzy logic and artificial neural network models", Expert Systems with Applications, vol.38, no.3, pp.2271–2282, Elsevier, March 2011, 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.08.015 Article
H. B. Sahu, S. S. Mahapatra, and D. Panigrahi, "An empirical approach for classification of coal seams with respect to the spontaneous heating susceptibility of Indian coals", International Journal of Coal Geology, vol.80, no.3-4, pp.175-180, Elsevier 2009, 10.1016/j.coal.2009.10.001 Article

 Courses Taught

  • MN201 : Mine Development {Theory}
  • MN2206 : Mine Ventilation {Theory}
  • MN232 : Solid Fuel Technology {Theory}
  • MN3222 : Solid Fuels and Clean Coal TEchnology {Theory}
  • MN330 : Mine Ventilation {Theory}
  • MN331 : Solid Fuel Technology {Theory}
  • MN332 : Solid Fuels and Clean Coal Technology {Theory}
  • MN333 : Mine Ventilation {Theory}
  • MN336 : Solid Fuels and Clean Coal Technology {Theory}
  • MN435 : Eco-friendly Mining {Theory}
  • MN6201 : Environmental Control and Management {Theory}
  • MN623 : Advance Environmental Engineering {Theory}
  • MN635 : Advanced Mine Ventilation {Theory}
  • MN640 : Eco Friendly Mining {Theory}
  • MN3271 : Mine Ventilation Laboratory {Practical}
  • MN3274 : Coal Characterization Laboratory {Practical}
  • MN370 : Mine Ventilation Laboratory {Practical}
  • MN375 : Mine Ventilation Laboratory {Practical}
  • MN377 : Solid Fuel Technology Laboratory {Practical}
  • MN378 : Solid Fuel Technology Laboratory {Practical}
  • MN6271 : Environmental Enggineering Laboratory {Practical}
  • MN672 : Advance Environmental Engineering Laboratory {Practical}
  • MN672 : Advanced Environmental Engineering Laboratory {Practical}

 Research Scholars

Ph.D. Students
Control Of Acid Mine Drainage In Coal Mining Areas

 Satish Chandra Bhuyan

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Mine Environment

 Pallavi Behera

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Environmental Management

 Bidyutprava Behera

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Studies On Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks For Improvement Of Safety In Mines

 Alok Ranjan

 Graduated

 Supervisor

Strategies For Removal Of Hexavalent Chromium From Contaminated Water In The Mining Area Of Sukinda Valley

 Haripriya Mishra

 Graduated

 Supervisor

Characterization Of Overburden And Fly Ash Materials For Backfilling In Opencast Coal Mines Vis-A-Vis Hydrogeochemical Analysis - A Case Study

 Bishnu Prasad Sahoo

 Graduated

 Supervisor

Environmental Management Of Koira Mining Region Through Cumulative Impact Assessment Study

 Simanchal Dash

 Graduated

 Supervisor

Executive Ph.D. Students
Environmental Impact Assessment Process In India – A Critical Review

 Bijaya Kumar Behera

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Computer Aided Mine Planning And Design

 Edla Ravi Kumar

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Environmental Management In Mining

 Sumit Kumar Gupta

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Particulate Matter Characterization: Effect On Atmosphere In Mining Cluster Area

 Swapna Sarit Nayak

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

International Pricing Trend Analysis Of Iron Ore

 Suvam Mishra

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Assessment Of Impact Of Coal Mining On Environment And Human Health

 Sudeep Mahapatro

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Air Pollution Monitoring And Management

 Chilambarasan A

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

M.Tech by Research Students
Impact Of Surface Runoff From Opencast Coal Mines In The Ib Valley Basin And Its Management

 Dhruti Sundar Pradhan

 Graduated

 Supervisor

 Dissertations

PG Dissertation
  • Kaushal Kishore (213MN1494), "Ambient Air Quality Modelling using Aermod and Particulate Matter Characterization in Opencast Mines" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Adolphus Morris Garretson Dahn Gleekia (214MN1009), "Assessment of Environmental Impact of Iron Ore Mining and Its Mitigation Measures" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Anmol Verma (216MN1470), "Assessment of Operators Exposure to Whole Body Vibration in Iron Ore Mines" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Shanu Kumar (217MN1364), "ASSESSMENT AND PREDICTION OF RISK DUE TO WHOLE BODY VIBRATION IN MINES" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Lalawmpuii (218MN1259), "APPLICATION OF BOWTIE XP FORHAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT IN MINING INDUSTRY" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Santanu Adhikary (218MN1401), "Assessment and Control of acidity in water bodies" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
UG Dissertation
  • Abinash Naik (111MN0395), "impact of iron ore mining on water quality" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Gaurav Kumar (111MN0073), "impact of coal mining on water quality" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Kailash Seervi (111MN0476), "PREDICTION OF CALORIFIC VALUE OF INDIAN COALS BY ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Aditya Acharya (112MN0497), "Assessment of Spontaneous Heating of Coals by Thermal Analysis Technique" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Kumar Abhishek (112MN0605), "Assessment of Spontaneous Heating Susceptibility of Coals using Wet Oxidation Potential Difference Technique" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Paras Kumar (112MN0434), "Forecasting Hardgrove Grindability Index of Coal from its Intrinsic Properties using Artificial Neural Network" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Piyush Dwivedi (112MN0477), "SURFACE RUNOFF MANAGEMENT IN OPEN CAST METAL MINES" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Prateek Rout (112MN0575), "RECOVERY OF TITANIUM FROM RED MUD" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Abhaya Kumar Mishra (113MN0483), "ASSESSMENT OF SPONTANEOUS HEATING OF COAL BASED ON ITS INTRINSIC PROPERTIES" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Chetelli Venu (113MN0569), "STUDY OF SETTLING CHARACTERISTICS OF MINE EFFLUENTS" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Samyak Sambit Mohapatra (113MN0109), "ACID MINE DRAINAGE AND ITS CONTROL IN IB VALLEY COAL FIELD, INDIA" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Sri Satya Sai Sashank Mandiga (113MN0482), "STUDY OF SETTLING CHARACTERISTICS OF MINE EFFLUENTS" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Akhilesh Kumar Gupta (114MN0275), "SIMULATION OF VENTILATION SYSTEM IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINES" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Asim Kumar Satapathy (114MN0285), "Assessment of Settling Behavior of Mine Effluents" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Nirvikalp Lokesh (114MN0527), "SIMULATION OF VENTILATION SYSTEM IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINES" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Satya Sundar Sahani (114MN0533), "ASSESSMENT OF SPONTANEOUS HEATING OF COAL BY DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018 Summer
  • Abhay Mishra (114MN0277), "IMPACT OF COAL MINING ON WATER QUALITY" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Bishal Biswapriya Pradhan (115MN0183), "Assessment of spontaneous heating susceptibility of some Indian coals using Differential Thermal Analysis" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Chinmaya Kumar Patra (115MN0677), "ASSESSMENT OF LEACHING CHARACTERISTICS OF RED MUD" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Prangyadeepta Padhi (115MN0542), "ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL OF FLUORIDE IN MINING AREAS" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Abhay Mishra (114MN0277), "IMPACT OF COAL MINING ON WATER QUALITY" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019 Summer
  • Rahul Gupta (116MN0557), "STUDY OF FEASIBILITY OF UTILISATION OF LOW RANK COAL" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Sandeep Paramanik (116MN0571), "ASSESSMENT OF SPONTANEOUS HEATING SUSCEPTIBILITY OF COALS USING DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Subham Gupta (116MN0558), "Monitoring and Characterization of Airborne Particulate Matter in Opencast Mines" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Vachist Wangel Adhikari (116MN0551), "ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN BHUTAN" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2020 Summer
  • Bhaskara Behera (710MN1098), "ASSESSMENT OF SPONTANEOUS HEATING SUSCEPTIBILITY OF INDIAN COALS BY EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Kushal Tibrewal (711MN1094), "APPLICATION OF CARBON FOOTPRINT IN MINING INDUSTRY" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Puppala Manoj (713MN1117), "ASSESSMENT OF LANDCOVER CHANGES DUE TO MINING IN SUKINDA AND TALCHER AREAS" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Amit Swain (714MN1113), "An IoT based Architecture for Monitoring Air Quality in Underground Environments" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Gunde Harish Kumar (713MN1119), "ACTIVE TREATMENT OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN COAL MINES" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Ankit Kumar Bunkar (714MN1124), "Assessment of Spontaneous Heating Susceptibility of Coals by Experimental Techniques" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2020 Summer
  • Debasis Tripathy (716MN1127), "Emission Inventory in Mines" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring

 Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours
  • Member of the State Level Expert Appraisal Committee with effect from 08.03.2019,    2019
  • Member of the Technical Committee for the issue of "No increase in pollution load certificate" in persuance of MoEF&CC, Govt. of India vide SO 3618(E) dt. 23.11.2016,    2018
  • Member of BoG of NIT Rourkelafrom 09.03.2018 to 08.03.2020,    2018
  • Smt. Bala Tondon award by Mining, Geology and Metallurgical Institute of India (MGMI) for the contribution towards Management of Environment in Mines for the year 2015-16.,    2016
  • Biography included in Marqui’s Who's Who of the World in Science and Engineering 2011-2012,    2012
  • included in top 100 engineers 2011 by International Biographics Centre, Cambridge, England.,    2012
  • Certificate of merit from Institution of Engineers (India),    2004
Memberships / Fellowships
  • Fellow, The Institution of Engineers(India),    2015
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society,    2011
  • Life Member, Mining Engineering Association of India,    2009
  • Life member, The Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India,    2008
  • Life member, Indian Society for Technical Education 1999,    1999