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Expert in Cement Process Technology, Process Engineering and Design, Energy Audit, Environmental System

Expert ID: 722977 India

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Expert notes that comminution means size reduction, and that size reduction is an important unit operation in industries like cement, glass, mineral
processing, paint, and other industries. He has the capacity to analyze the grinding units and evaluate their potential for higher throughput and
conserving energy. Expert can evaluate the potential energy consumption levels of individual pieces of equipment and produce the optimum process
condition. He is capable of optimizing the various unit operations of a chemical manufacturing facility.

Expert notes that chemical plant design require special skills which he possesses through his Masters degree in Process Engineering and Design
from a reputed institution. He can design various pieces of plant equipment and prepare a tender document for floating inquiries.

Expert notes that crushers are mainly used in cement and mineral processing industries as primary size reduction equipment. He has adequate experience in the cement industry to suggest any modification required in improving the operational performance of the grinding units.

Expert states that energy is the most important area in industry. The primary task is to reduce the energy consumption and improve the productivity without sacrificing quality. He is a qualified Energy Auditor (he passed the four papers in the second National level Certification examination on Energy Auditor conducted by BEE, Government of India) to analyze and suggest suitable remedies in the area of energy conservation.

Expert notes that particle characterization involves in identifying the various characteristics of the particle or the powder like size, shape, toughness, hardness, bulk density, true density, abrasiveness, size distribution, and various mean size of particles. He has adequate experience in the cement industry as well as academic interest such as teaching Mechanical Operations to the undergraduate students of chemical engineering.

Expert has experience in development of application software for cement raw mix design and optimization, and simulation of grinding systems such as ball mills and roller mills. He has experience in handling chemical engineering software like ASPEN Plus/ChemCAD. He is also experienced in using software such as AUTOCAD and MATLAB. He can develop simulation software for the design/operation of various types of equipment.

Expert has experience in cement chemistry and technology and cement raw mix design. He has 12 years of experience in research and development, industrial consultancy, and teaching in the area of cement and building materials in one of the leading organizations in India.

Expert notes that the cement rotary kiln is the heart of the cement industry, and that operation of the same is a great task. He has experience in the development of a kiln control system with fuzzy logic, and he can contribute in process optimization. He has expertise in design and commissioning of vertical shaft kiln technology for a mini cement plant with capacity ranging from 30-100 tons per day.

Expert has experience in optimizing other process equipment like ball mills in addition to the rotary kiln. He has experience in the development of an operational computer simulator for ball mill grinding systems.

Expert notes that the cement industry is a potential source of pollution with pollutants like CO2, NOx, SO2, CO, and particulate matter. Equipment such as cyclone separators, bag filters, wet scrubbers, and electrostatic precipitators are employed in cement plants to control the pollution. He has the experience in process engineering design/sizing of such equipment.

Expert notes that oil well cement is used for special applications, particularly in the drilling process. It has a different potential phase composition and the raw mix design has to be taken care to produce such cement. With the available tools Expert can design a mix for oil well cement.

Expert notes that rotary driers are used to Expert the cement raw materials with the help of hot flue gases liberated from the process. He has expertise in design of rotary dryers.


Expert was involved in the commissioning of vertical shaft cement kilns, raw mix design for cement manufacture, and process optimization. Expert was involved in development of Operational Process Simulators and Expert system in the area of Cement manufacture Expert was also member of various project team in research and development and sponsored research projects and technical feasibility studies Expert conducted workshops and Short term training programs for Engineering college faculty and students

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: M.Tech. Subject: Process Engineering and Design Institution: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Year: 1983 Degree: B.Tech. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Coimbatore Institute of Technology
Year: 1986 Degree: Diploma in Operations Research Subject: Operations Research Institution: Operational Research Society of India
Year: 2008 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: A C Tech, Anna University Chennai

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Title: Senior Lecturer Department: Responsibilities: Teaching theory and laboratory sessions, research and consultancy, counselling and evaluation
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Title: Dean (Academics) Department: Responsibilities: Academic coordination, Teaching and Research
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities: Head of the institution. Overall administration and coordination of academic activity and administrative responsibilities with all stack holders.
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Title: Professor and Head Department: Responsibilities: Teaching and coordinating department of Petroleum engineering
Years: 2010 to 2010 Employer: Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: Teaching PG Programs in Engineering/Technology, Research and Consultancy activities
Years: 1998 to 2010 Employer: Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: Expert teaches undergraduate chemical engineering students, and is also involved in industrial consultancy and research.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Title: General Manager Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for process engineering applications in a cement plant.
Years: 1985 to 1997 Employer: Title: Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for research and development, teaching, and industrial consultancy in the field of cement and building materials.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2014 to 2014 Country / Region: Oman/ Muscat Summary: Teaching Chemical Engineering for Chemical and Process operations and Maintenance Engineering with ASPEN and ChemCAD skills

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a Life Member of: Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers; Operational Research Society of India; and Indian Society for Technical Education.
Licenses / Certifications
He passed the National Level Certification Examination of the Energy Auditor conducted by BEE, Government of India, in May 2005.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published four articles in journals and about 20 papers in international and national conferences.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Expert can speak, read, and write English.
Tamil Tamil is his mother tongue and thus is fluent in it.
Hindi Expert can speak Hindi.

Fields of Expertise

comminution, crushing, grinding (comminution), grinding mill, particle-size reduction, chemical manufacturing facility evaluation, chemical plant design, chemical process design, energy engineering, hammer mill, fine-particle technology, particle characterization, particle-size analysis, particle-size distribution determination, particle-size measurement, powder, computer-aided software engineering, cement, lime mortar, masonry cement, portland cement, pozzolan cement, pozzolan material, cement kiln, lime cement, rotary kiln, rotary kiln incinerator, cement plant, cement plant pollution, cement plant pollution prevention, cement technology, cement process technology, oil well cement, rotary dryer, design technology, mixer agglomeration, chemical industry, coating powder characterization, tube mill, fluid-energy milling, fluid-energy mill, aluminum powder, plant operations management, ceramic powder, rotary calciner, grinding rod mill, baking powder, chemical process equipment selection, chemical process equipment designing, cementitious material, chemical processing plant accident investigation, chemical processing plant, clean-coal technology, chemical process development, ball milling, biomass, wet grinding, chemical process modeling, chemical process inhibitor, chemical production, chemical plant, fuel, chemical-process flow chart, chemical process analysis, chemical processing plant design, pulverizing, attrition, absorption, chemical process safety, chemical processing, chemical process, crusher, tumbling mill, slag cement, roll crusher, powder handling, pebble mill, jaw crusher, impact mill, gyratory crusher, expanding cement, construction material, cone crusher, coal pulverizer, chemical process heat exchanger, ceramic cement, ball mill, autogenous mill

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