Name

Dr A. S. K. Sinha

Designation

Assistant Professor

Department

Chemical Engineering

Educational Qualification

B.E. in Paper Technology from Roorkee University ( now IIT Roorkee).
M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from PTU, Jallandhar ( With Distinction and University Topper).
PhD. in Chemical Engineering from SLIET Longowal .

Experience

1. Four years of industry experience as production executive in specialty paper manufacturing with Ballarpur Industries Limited, Yamunanagar (Haryana), A flagship organization of Thapar group.
2. One and half years as process executive with Pudumjee Pulp and Paper Limited, Pune (Maharashtra).

3. Eightteen years of teaching and research experiences as Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering, SLIET, Longowal. ( PG: 06 Years, UG: 16 Years)

Administrative Experience:
Five years of administrative experience as Warden of Boys Hostel.
Seven years of experience as chairman of department time -table committee.

Details of Industrial Experience & work (in brief):
A) Shift In charge of paper machine 1and 2 in machine house 1.(producing sunlit bond paper, map litho paper, railway ticket paper etc.) of BILT, YNR
B) Shift In charge of Paper machine 5 of specialty paper plant (manufacturing super printing, electrical grade, Ash less BCB base papers etc) Speed of paper machine : 325 meter/min)
C) Process executive (worked in general shift) in speciality paper plant and worked for process improvement, trouble shooting and production planning.
D).Research and development Projects done in Industry (BILT, Yamunanagar) :
a. Study of Khar grass as alternative raw-material to Eucalyptus for paper making.
b. Comparative Study of different Long fiber and short fiber imported pulps.
c. TQM Project: Ash percentage variation control on paper machine no. V
d. Improvement of efficiency of Centri-cleaning system of paper machine no. 2 in MH-1.
e. Reduction in Dirt percentage of Sunlit Bond Paper.
f. Design and Working study of Johnson Screen of Paper M/C no. 1.
E) Working experience in commissioning of DCS kraft pulp mill at BILT, YNR

Book authored

1. Book Chapter titled “Neem (Azadirachta indica) as alternative wood fiber source with environmental advantages” published in PAPERCON 2008, TAPPI PRESS, USA, ISBN: 978-160560510-4.
2. Book Chapter titled “Caustic Soda Delignification of Khar Grass for Separation of Cellulosic Fibers ” published in book ‘Advances in Environment Research’, IPCBEE 2015. DOI:10.7763/IPCBEE. 2015. V87.8 ; indexed by EI Geobase(Elsevier), Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), ISBN 978-981-09-6150-3.

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Professional Membership

1. Life member of ISTE
2. Life member of Punjab Science Congress
3. Member of IPPTA.
4. member of Science Advisory Board
5. Life member of Indian Institution of Chemical Engineers (IICHE)

Publications

Indexed Publications in Peer reviewed Journals :

1. Sinha, A. S. K. (2008) ‘Effects of pulverized coal fly ash addition as wet end filler in paper making’, TAPPI vol. 7, No. 9, pp. 3-7. (Listed as FEATURED Paper, included in Energy Citation Database, USA).
2. Sinha, A. S. K. (2008) ‘Study of process variables of rice straw delignification in catalyzed acetic acid medium at atmospheric pressure’,
IPPTA vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 107-111.
3. Sinha,
A. S. K., Singh, M., Singh, S. P.(2010) ‘Study on Use of Non-Magnetic Fraction of Pulverized coal Fly ash As Filler in Specialty Paper Manufacturing’, IPPTA vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 117-120. (Listed as FEATURED Paper in India Environment Portal, National Knowledge Commission of India).
4. Sinha,
A. S. K., Singh, M., Singh, S. P.(2011) ‘A Novel way of Utilization of pulverized coal fly ash and rice straw for laminate base paper’, JERAD vol. 5, No. 3A, pp. 706-716.
5. Jha Pushpa, Sinha A. S. K. (2011) ‘Application of rice straw as raw material for production of handmade paper’,
IPPTA vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 145-148.
6. Sinha, A. S. K. (2011) ‘Study of bio-pulping process for use of rice straw as fibrous raw material in pulp and paper industry’,
JERAD vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 239-244.
7. Sinha,
A. S. K., Singh, M., Singh, S. P.(2012) ‘Acetic acid pulping and ECF bleaching of rice straw and effects of acid concentration on pulp characteristics’, IPPTA vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 151-157 .
8. Sinha, A. S. K. (2012) ‘Environment friendly removal of silica from wheat straw and Saccharum Munja using urea ’,
IPPTA vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 165-168.
9. Prasad,
K., Anil, A., Singh, Y. Sinha, A.S.K. (2013) ‘Concentration dependent rheological behaviour of promising basmati and non basmati rice flour’, International Food Research Journal. vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 2005-2008.
10. Sinha,
A. S. K., Singh, M., Singh, S. P. (2014) ‘Utilization of pulverized coal fly-ash as filler and rice straw as fibrous raw material for manufacture of special grade paper’, Int.J. Environment Engineering vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 91-98.
11. Sinha,
A. S. K., Kumar, M. (2014) ‘Optimization of Wheat Straw Fibers/Phenol Formaldehyde composites’, Applied Polymer Composites vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 37-44.
12. Sinha,
A. S. K., Singh, S. (2014) ‘Laminated Composite of Filler Loaded Paper Sheets Manufactured Using Rice Straw Fibers and Urea Formaldehyde Resin’, J. Environ. Res. Develop. Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 418-424.
13. Sinha,
A. S. K., Kumar, M. (2015) ‘Study of Chemical, Mechanical & Thermal Properties of Wheat Straw Fibers and Phenol Formaldehyde composites’, IPPTA J, vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 121-130.
14. Sinha, A. S. K. (2016) ‘Study of Particle Size, Density and Crystallinity of Coal Fly Ash Particles for Use as Fillers in Paper and Paperboards’,
IPPTA J, vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 83-88.

Research papers presented in National/International Conference (2011 onward) :
1. Sinha, A. S. K. (2011), “Production of furfural and lignin as by-product of rice straw using catalyzed acetic acid pulping for paper industries” in international conference IICHE –Kochi, Kerala, Indian from March 10 -12, 2011.
2. Sinha,
A. S. K. (2011), “Comparative study of properties of unbleached & bleached paper with fly ash loading as wet end filler using rice straw as fibrous cellulosic material” in national conference WMR –2011, SLIET, Longowal, Sangrur from December 09 -10, 2011.
3. Sinha,
A. S. K. (2011), “Composites of cellulosic fibers as natural bio-polymer and silica obtained from rice straw using catalyzed acetic acid reaction for sustainable growth” in international conference on ‘multiphase polymers and polymer composite systems: From nanoscale to macro composites’, Universite Paris-Est Creteil, Paris, France from June 07 -10, 2011.
4. Sinha,
A. S. K. (2014), “Analysis of pulverized coal fly ash particle size, density and structure for use as wet end fillers in rice straw based paper” presented in the “Third International Conference on Recycling and Reuse of Materials and their Products (ICRM-2014)” in April 2014 at IICNN, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
5. Sinha,
A. S. K. (2015), “Caustic Soda Delignification of Khar Grass for Separation of Cellulosic Fibers ” presented in the international conference on ‘Advances in Environment Research’ (ICAER-2015)” in JULY 2015 at Jeju island in Republic of Korea.