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Coal Prepation Consultant & Coal washery ExpertDr Kalyan Sen is presently a coal preparation consultant and washery expert.

He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from Bengal Engineering College in 1967. After a brief stint in private collieries as Assistant Manager, he proceeded to Poland for higher studies under Government scholarship. He completed post graduation in Mineral Dressing and Doctorate in Coal Washing from the famous Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Poland, in 1973.

He served the Bharat Coking Coal Ltd, Coal India Ltd for a few years and conducted a complex and perspective study for coal preparation which was included the Reconstruction Plan of Jharia Coalfield. He joined Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad in 1978 as Assistant Director and rose to the Director's post in 1999.

Besides coal preparation, he led several teams of scientists on study of coal science, carbonization, gasification, liquefaction, combustion and other related fields. Eventually, he took the control as director of Central Mining Research Institute as an additional responsibility.

He has contributed in the monograph "Coal Preparation" published from CFRI in 1994, edited several books including international magazines and text books on Coal Mining and Utilization. He chaired several sessions in International Seminars in India and abroad.

He had been the Chairman, Bureau of Indian Standards (Coal and Coke), when the international standards for quality control of coal were deliberated for acceptance in India.

After retirement in 2005, he was associated with Bengal Engineering & Science University Shibpur as Professor Emeritus and conducted a study on Assessment of Indian Coals for Clean Technologies.

Dr Sen had been one of the first Independent Directors of CCL, CIL during the formative period of Maharatna acclaim and guided CCL to achieve turn around by proper quality control measures. He also has been consultant to Tata Projects Ltd, Jindal Power and Steel Ltd, Steel Authority of India Ltd, HINDALCO, Lanco, Concast, Voltas, BLA, among others, and serving as director of Beneficiation Technologies Pvt Ltd, Indian Mining Consultancy Pvt Ltd, and proprietor of dr kalyan sen & associates and Carbon Technologies (C-Tec).

He has been Life Member of MGMI, AMIE (India), AMIE (Poland) and founder Secretary General of Coal Preparation Society of India.


My published work

I have about 30 pulications in national and international journals and edited three books on Coal Preparation during my more than 36 years of research and development work. My breakthrough contribution is Optimization of Beneficiation strategy for difficult to wash Coals. In absence of this concept, India and other countries like South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc. would not have washed such coals for effective utilization.

Presently I work as a Coal Preparation Consultant, Coal Washery Expert in India and abroad as well.



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