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Dr. alok k. Singh

Ph. D. (Banaras Hindu University)
Associate Professor (Geology)
Email: asingh@rgipt.ac.in, singhalokk@yahoo.co.in

 

Education:

Ph.D., Organic Petrology and Evolution of Paleogene Coal   Deposits of   Northeastern Himalaya, India, Banaras Hindu University, India

M.Sc., Geology, Banaras Hindu University, India

B.Sc., (Geology Hons.), Banaras Hindu University, India.

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTREST

Coal and Organic Petrology, Organic Maturation & Thermal History, Oil and Gas Generation, Sedimentology, Coal Beneficiation, Petroleum Geology

 

EXPERIENCE:

  1. Doctoral - 1991- 1997
  2. Teaching & Research (Postdoctoral) -1998 to 2004
  3. Industrial Research- 1st June, 2004 - 24th June, 2010 (R & D, Tata Steel Limited,                                                          Jamshedpur)
  4. Associate Professor - Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli, U.P.

 

AWARDS / HONORS:

Awards:

  1. H S PAREEK AWARD for the research contribution on Indian Coals by the Geological Society of India in the year 2017
  2. 3rd BEST PAPER AWARD in 7th World Petro Coal Congress , 2017
  3. SUBRATO GHOSH COAL PETROLOGY AWARD for the contribution to the science of Coal Petrology and Coal Chemistry by The Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India in the year 2016
  4. YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD By Indian Science Congress Association
  5. KHARE AWARD for BEST PAPER by Indian Institute of Mineral Engineer’s

 

Professional Activities:
  1. Full Member, International Committee for Coal & Organic Petrology
    1. Member of Commission I of ICCP, General Coal & Organic Petrology.
    2. Member of Commission II of ICCP, Geological Applications of Coal and Organic Petrology
    3. Member of Commission III of ICCP, Industrial Application of Coal & Coke
      Petrography
  2. Executive Council Member of Coal Petrological Society of India
  3. Life member of Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Society of India
  4. Life member of Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers
  5. Life member of Geosciences Foundation

 

Academic Honors:
  1. Junior Research Fellowship (Oil Natural Gas Commission)
  2. Junior Research Fellowship (Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun)
  3. Senior Research Fellowship (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi)
  4. Research Associate (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi)
  5. Senior Research Associate (Pool Officer) (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi)

 

INVITED TALKS & WORKSHOPS:

  • Geology for Non- Geologists for Oil Industry Professionals
  • Work shop on Coal Petrology for Steel Industry Professionals

 

SPONSERD RESEARCH PROJECT:

  • Working on projects on lignites and Gondwana coals funded by the Govt. of India

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2015-2018):

  1. Singh, A.K., and Kumar Alok, 2018: Organic geochemical characteristics of Nagaur lignites, Rajasthan, India and their implication on thermal maturity and paleoenvironment. Accepted, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects
  2. Singh, A.K.  & Alok Kumar, 2018. Petrographic and Geochemical study of Gurha lignites, Bikaner Basin, Rajasthan, India: Implications for thermal maturity, hydrocarbon generation Potential and paleodepositional environment. In Press, Journal of Geological Society of India.
  3. Pandey, B.,  Pathak, D.B., Mathur, N., Singh, A.K. and Singh, P.K., 2018. A preliminary evaluation on the prospects of hydrocarbon potential in the carbonaceous shales of Spiti and Chikkim Formations, Tethys Himalaya, India. Accepted, Journal Geological Society of India
  4. Singh, A.K., Kumar Anirudhha and Kumar Alok, 2018:  Bacterial desulphurization of low rank coal: A Case Study of Eocene Lignite of Western Rajasthan, India. Accepted, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 40, No.10, pp.1199-1208.
  5. Singh, A.K., and Jha, M.K., 2018: Petrochemical evaluation and classification of coal deposits of Barka Sayal area, South Karanpura Coalfield and suggestion for its proper utilization. Int. J. Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, Vol. 18, Nos. 1/2, 2018, pp. 39-54.
  6. Singh, A.K., 2018. Classification and Potential Utilization of Eocene Coals of a Meghalaya, North East India. Journal Geological Society of India, Vol.91, pp.181-187.
  7. Singh, A.K., and Jha, M. K., 2018. Interrelation between mechanical and petrographic characteristics of coals of Argada ‘B’ seam: Implication to its fine comminution and utilization. International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Published online: 15 Jan 2018, pp. 1-19
  8. Singh, A.K., and Jha, M. K., 2018. Hydrocarbon Potential of Permian Coals of South Karanpura Coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 163–171.
  9. Aniruddha Kumar, Singh, A.K., Prakash K. Singh, Asha Lata Singh, and Mrityunjay K. Jha, 2018. Demineralization Study of High-Ash Permian Coal with Pseudomonas mendocina strain B6-1: A Case Study of the South Karanpura Coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Energy & Fuels, Vol. 32, pp. 1080−1086.
  10. Singh et al., 2017: Environment of Paleomire of lignite seams of Bikaner-Nagaur Basin, Rajasthan (W. India) Petrological implications. In Press. Int. J. Oil, Gas and Coal Technology
  11. Singh, A.K. and Kumar, A., 2017: Petro-chemical characterisation and depositional paleoenvironment of Lignite deposits of Nagaur, Western Rajasthan, India. Environmental Earth Sciences- 76:692
  12. Singh, A.K. and Kumar, A., 2017: Liquefaction behavior of Eocene lignites of Nagaur Basin, Rajasthan, India: A petrochemical approach. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 39, No. 15, 1686–1693
  13. Singh, A.K., 2016: Petrographic Characteristics and evolution of the Karharbari coals, Talcher Coalfield, Orissa, India. International Journal of Coal Science & Technology, Vol. 3(2):133–147.  
  14. Singh et al., 2016: Peat swamps at Giral lignite field of Barmer basin, Rajasthan, Western India: understanding the evolution through petrological Modeling. International Journal of Coal Science & Technology, Vol. 3(2):148–164
  15. Singh, A.K. 2016: Petrographic and Geochemical Characterization of Coal from Talcher Coalfield, Mahanadi Basin, India. Geological Society of India (Springer), Vol.87, May 2016, pp.525-534
  16. Singh, A.K. 2015: Petrogenesis of Eocene Coals, Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Volume 8, Issue 12, pp 10705-10714
  17. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K., Singh, P.K. and Das, A. 2015: Study of washability characteristics of coals from seam IX Jamadoba colliery of the Jharia Basin. Energy Exploration & Exploitation · Volume 33 · Number 2 · 2015 pp. 181–202
  18. Singh, A.K., Singh M.P., and Signh, P.K., 2015: Utilization of Permian coal deposits of West Bokaro, India: A Petro-Chemical Evaluation. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 37:1081–1088
  19. Singh, A.K., Singh M.P., and Signh, P.K., 2015: Microstructural studies and distribution of mineral matter in the macroscopic ingredients of the Eocene coals of platform basins, Meghalaya, India. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 37:1089–1097, 2015

 

DETAIL RSEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

International
  1. Singh, A.K., and Kumar Alok, 2018: Organic geochemical characteristics of Nagaur lignites, Rajasthan, India and their implication on thermal maturity and paleoenvironment. Accepted, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects
  2. Singh, A.K. & Alok Kumar, 2018. Petrographic and Geochemical study of Gurha lignites, Bikaner Basin, Rajasthan, India: Implications for thermal maturity, hydrocarbon generation Potential and paleodepositional environment. In Press, Journal of Geological Society of India.
  3. Pandey, B., Pathak, D.B., Mathur, N., Singh, A.K. and Singh, P.K., 2018. A preliminary evaluation on the prospects of hydrocarbon potential in the carbonaceous shales of Spiti and Chikkim Formations, Tethys Himalaya, India. Accepted, Journal Geological Society of India
  4. Singh, A.K., Kumar Anirudhha and Kumar Alok, 2018: Bacterial desulphurization of low rank coal: A Case Study of Eocene Lignite of Western Rajasthan, India. Accepted, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 40, No.10, pp.1199-1208.
  5. Singh, A.K., and Jha, M.K., 2018: Petrochemical evaluation and classification of coal deposits of Barka Sayal area, South Karanpura Coalfield and suggestion for its proper utilization. Int. J. Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, Vol. 18, Nos. 1/2, 2018, pp. 39-54.
  6. Singh, A.K., 2018. Classification and Potential Utilization of Eocene Coals of a Meghalaya, North East India. Journal Geological Society of India, Vol.91, pp.181-187.
  7. Singh, A.K., and Jha, M. K., 2018. Interrelation between mechanical and petrographic characteristics of coals of Argada ‘B’ seam: Implication to its fine comminution and utilization. International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Published online: 15 Jan 2018, pp. 1-19
  8. Singh, A.K., and Jha, M. K., 2018. Hydrocarbon Potential of Permian Coals of South Karanpura Coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 163–171.
  9. Aniruddha Kumar, Singh, A.K., Prakash K. Singh, Asha Lata Singh, and Mrityunjay K. Jha, 2018. Demineralization Study of High-Ash Permian Coal with Pseudomonas mendocina strain B6-1: A Case Study of the South Karanpura Coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Energy & Fuels, Vol. 32, pp. 1080−1086.
  10. Singh et al., 2017: Environment of Paleomire of lignite seams of Bikaner-Nagaur Basin, Rajasthan (W. India) Petrological implications. In Press. Int. J. Oil, Gas and Coal Technology
  11. Singh, A.K. and Kumar, A., 2017: Petro-chemical characterisation and depositional paleoenvironment of Lignite deposits of Nagaur, Western Rajasthan, India. Environmental Earth Sciences- 76:692
  12. Singh, A.K. and Kumar, A., 2017: Liquefaction behavior of Eocene lignites of Nagaur Basin, Rajasthan, India: A petrochemical approach. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 39, No. 15, 1686–1693
  13. Singh, A.K., 2016: Petrographic Characteristics and evolution of the Karharbari coals, Talcher Coalfield, Orissa, India. International Journal of Coal Science & Technology, Vol. 3(2):133–147.
  14. Singh et al., 2016: Peat swamps at Giral lignite field of Barmer basin, Rajasthan, Western India: understanding the evolution through petrological Modeling. International Journal of Coal Science & Technology, Vol. 3(2):148–164
  15. Singh, A.K. 2016: Petrographic and Geochemical Characterization of Coal from Talcher Coalfield, Mahanadi Basin, India. Geological Society of India (Springer), Vol.87, May 2016, pp.525-534
  16. Singh, A.K. 2015: Petrogenesis of Eocene Coals, Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Volume 8, Issue 12, pp 10705-10714
  17. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K., Singh, P.K. and Das, A. 2015: Study of washability characteristics of coals from seam IX Jamadoba colliery of the Jharia Basin. Energy Exploration & Exploitation · Volume 33 · Number 2 · 2015 pp. 181–202
  18. Singh, A.K., Singh M.P., and Signh, P.K., 2015: Utilization of Permian coal deposits of West Bokaro, India: A Petro-Chemical Evaluation. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 37:1081–1088
  19. Singh, A.K., Singh M.P., and Signh, P.K., 2015: Microstructural studies and distribution of mineral matter in the macroscopic ingredients of the Eocene coals of platform basins, Meghalaya, India. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 37:1089–1097, 2015
  20. Singh, A.K. Singh, M.P., and Singh, P.K. 2013: Petrological investigations of Oligocene coals of foreland basin of Northeast India. Energy Exploration & Exploitation, Volume 31 · Number 6 · 2013 pp. 909–936.
  21. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K., Arora, M & Nayak, A.S., 2013: The Prediction of the Liquefaction Behavior of the East Kalimantan Coals of Indonesia: An Appraisal through Petrography of Selected Coal Samples. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 35, pp.1728–1740.
  22. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K., 2012: Petrographic characteristics and carbon isotopic composition of Permian coal: Implications on depositional environment of Sattupalli coalfield, Godavari Valley, India. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 90-91, pp.34-42.
  23. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K., Naik, A.S. & Singh, V.K., 2012: Petrological and geochemical investigations of Rajpardi lignite deposit, Gujarat, India., Energy Exploration & Exploitation, Volume 30, Number 1, pp. 131-152.
  24. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K., & Naik, A.S., 2012: Petrographic and geochemical characterization of coals from Tiru valley, Nagaland, NE India., Energy Exploration & Exploitation, Volume 30 · Number 2 · 2012 pp. 171–192
  25. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K., 2010: Petro-chemical characterization and evolution of Vastan Lignite, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 82, pp.1-16.
  26. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K., & Arora, M., 2010: Petrographic characteristics of coal from the Lati Formation, Tarakan Basin, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 81, pp. 109-116
  27. Nag, D., Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K., 2009: Metallurgical Use of Heat Altered Coal: A Case Study. Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering, Vol. 8, No.7, pp 541-549.
  28. Das, A., Vidyadhar, A., Singh, A.K. and Bhattacharya, K.K., 2008: A novel beneficiation scheme for a medium coking coal fines from India. Coal Preparation. International journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Vol. 28, pp.189-200.
  29. Singh, A.K., M.P. Singh and P.K. Banerjee, 2008: Variation in petro-chemistry of coals from Talcher coalfield, Mahanadi Valley, Orissa. Mineral Processing Technology 2008, pp. 442-466.
  30. Singh, A.K., D. Chakravarti, and P.K. Banerjee, 2008: Floatability characteristics: case study with three typical Indian prime coking coal” in Mineral Processing and Extractive Mineralogy Review, Vol. 29, pp. 299-317.
  31. Singh, A.K. and P.K. Banerjee, 2006: Liberation study of mineral matter from the coal: A case study of seam no. VII of West Bokaro coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Mineral Processing Technology 2006, pp. 573-581.
  32. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2006: The morphology, maceral association and distribution of pyrite in the Tertiary coals of Northeast India: A proposal for the classification of high sulphur coals. J. Geological Society of India, Vol. 67, No. 6, pp. 783-801.
  33. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2005: Evidence of pyrolysis of resinite in coal through thermal maturation vis-à-vis hydrocarbon generation: an example from the Oligocene coals of Upper Assam, Northeast India. J. Geological Society of India, Vol.65, No.6, pp. 238-344.
  34. Singh, M.P., Singh, P.K. and Singh, A.K., 2003: Petrographic characteristics and depositional environment of the Permian coal deposits of Deoghar basin, Bihar. J. Geological Society of India, Vol.61, pp. 419-438.
  35. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2003: Hydrocarbon emigration (primary migration) through micro fracturing in vitrinite: An example from the Oligocene coals of Borjan coalfield, Nagaland. J. Geological Society of India, Vol. 61, pp. 170-176.
  36. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2001: Source rock characteristics and maturation of Paleogene coals, Northeastern Himalaya. Journal Geological Society of India, Vol. 57, pp. 353-368.
  37. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2000: Petrographic characteristics and depositional conditions of Eocene coals of Platform basins, Meghalaya, India. International Journal of Coal Geology, Vol. 42, pp. 315 - 356.

 

National:

  1. Singh, A.K. & Jha, M.K., 2017: Petrochemical characterization of Argada seam of South Karanpura Coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Accepted, Journal of Indian Association of Sedimentalogist
  2. Alok K. Singh  & Alok Kumar, 2014-2016. Organic Petrology and Depositional Environments of Lignites of Nagaur, Rajasthan, India. Journal of  Indian Association of Sedimentologists, 33(1&2): 79-89
  3. Singh, A.K. & Jha, M.K., 2017:  Bituminous coal as a potential source rock for hydrocarbon generation: study from Barka Sayal area, South Karanpura Coalfield, Jharkhand. E-Proceeding International Conference on Challenges and Prospects of Petroleum Production and Processing Industries,  PEDJP-2017, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
  4. Singh, A.K., 2016: Organic petrology and depositional environments of Lignites of Nagaur, Rajasthan, India. Journal of Indian Association of Sedimentalogist, Accepted.
  5. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K. & Ojha, A.K., 2010: Petro-chemical behaviour of captive coals of Tata Steel.  Tata Search, pp.87-91.
  6. Nag, D., Banerjee, P.K., Singh, A.K. and Sharma R., 2009: Some studies for the use of Jhama coal in Metallurgical industries. Tata Search 2009, pp. 103-106.
  7. Singh. A.K., Banerjee, P.K., Mishra, A.  and Ojha, A.K., 2008: Characters of seam no VI from West Bokaro: A Permian coal deposits, Jharkhand, India.  Tata Search 2008, pp.179-185.
  8. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K. and Ojha, A.K.,  2007: Comparative study of the characteristics of coals from Seam VIII QA and Seam VIII SEB, West Bokaro and their behaviour during beneficiation. Tata Search 2007, pp. 57-61.
  9. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K. and Mishra, A., 2007: Liberation characterization of a typical medium coking coal from West Bokaro coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Tata Search 2007, pp. 45-52.
  10. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K. and Mishra, A., 2006: Mode of occurrence of mineral matter and their liberation characteristics from medium coking coals: A case study of West Bokaro coals of India. Frontier Areas in Geological and Technological Aspects of Fossil Fuel and Mineral resources (GTFM-2006), pp. 101-114.
  11. Singh, A.K., Chakravarti, D.,  A.K. Gupta and P.K. Banerjee, 2006: Study of Floatability and washability characteristics of three typical Indian prime coking coals of Jharia coalfield. Tata Search, pp.71-77.
  12. Singh, A.K., 2005: Occurrence of mineral matter in coal, their origin & significance. Tech Scan, No.18, pp1-4.
  13. Singh, A.K. and Shanker, B., 2002: Petro - Chemical behaviour of Yellandu coals, Godawari Valley, A.P. Minetech, Vol. 23, No.5, pp. 27-36.
  14. Singh, A.K., 2002: Classification and potential utilization of Permian coal deposits of Chirimiri coalfield, Sarguja district, Chhattisgarh. Mining Engineer’s Journal, Vol. 3, No.9, pp.18-27.
  15. Singh, A.K., 2002: Geochemical characteristics of Permian coals of Chirimiri coalfield, Sarguja district, Chhattisgarh. Journal of Ultra Scientist of Physical Sciences, Vol. 14, pp.31-38.
  16. Singh, A.K., 2002: Geochemistry of Karo Group of coal seams (Dhori area), East Bokaro coalfield, District Giridih, Jharkhand, India. The Quarterly Journal of Geological Association and Research Centre, Vol. 10, No.1, pp.-5-12.
  17. Singh, A.K., 2002: Petro-chemical behaviour and potential utilization of the coal deposits of Yellandu coalfield, Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Ultra Scientist of Physical Sciences, Vol. 14, pp.136-138.
  18. Singh, A.K. and Shanker, B., 2001: Classification and potential utilization of the Yellandu coals, Godawari Valley, Andhra Pradesh. The Quarterly Journal of Geological Association and Research Centre, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 47-54.
  19. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2000:  Micro structural relation and distribution of mineral matter in the organic constituents of Tertiary Coals of    Eastern Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Geology, Vol. 72, No.3, pp. 223-229.
  20. Singh, A.K., 2000: Petrographic characteristics and depositional conditions of Chandarpur Group   sandstones, South of Dhamtari, Southern Chhattisgarh basin, M.P.  Bulletin of Pure & Applied Sciences, New Delhi, India, Vol. 19F (No.1-2), pp. 19 - 34.
  21. Singh, A.K., 1999: Textural behaviour and paleodepositional conditions of the lithofacies of Chandarpur Group sandstones, South of Dhamtari, Southern Chhattishgarh basin, M.P.  Indian Academy of Geosciences, Hyderabad, Vol. 42, No.1, pp.1-11.

 

RESEARCH PAPERS IN HINDI

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  2. चौधरी,एस. सी एवं सिंह, आलोक कुमार, 2007: कोयला का अभिलक्षण एवं धोबनियता : पश्चिम बोकारो कोयला क्षेत्र का अध्यन. कोयला संशाधन – 07, राष्ट्रीय संघोष्ठी, 34-38.
  3. सिंह, आलोक कुमार, बनर्जी पी. के. एवं झा एस. के., 2007: पश्चिम बोकारो कोयला क्षेत्र के कोयला की शैल्वार्णनात्मक  अध्यन. कोयला संशाधन – 07, राष्ट्रीय संघोष्ठी, 1-15.
  4. सिंह पी. के., सिंह, आलोक कुमार, एवं सिंह जी. पी., 1996: भारत के जीवाश्म ईधन संसाधन एवं उनका संरक्षण. Geoscience Journal, Vol. XI,  Pt. 1&2, 1996, pp.27-37.
  5. सिंह पी. के., श्रीवास्तव , वी. एवं सिंह, आलोक कुमार, 1991: कोयला उत्खनन, उपयोग एवं हमारा पर्यावरण: समस्या और समाधान. Geoscience Journal, Vol. VII, Pt. 1&2, ,  pp.81-88.