Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development & Design Centre
Autonomus Body Under Ministry of Mines, Government of India

1)  28th International Conference on Non-ferrous Metals on 12-13th July 2024 at Bhubaneswar.    

R&D Services - Bauxite

R&D Services :: Bauxite Division

Bauxite division involved in research activities related to evaluation of lateritic bauxite deposits, mineral processing, beneficiation of ores and development of value-added products. The department is equipped with instruments for testing of ores, minerals & rocks. Geological testing like, Bond Work Index, Petrological studies, Bulk density, Moisture content, etc. of bauxite, other ores & rocks. Apart from this, the available additional facilities include coal sample preparation, also provide support to the ongoing R&D projects of other research divisions.

Research area:

  • Geo-technological evaluation of bauxite and laterite deposits
  • Mineral processing
  • Innovative research to utilize low grade ores
  • Process & Product Development

Domain of Expertise :

  • Creation of Bauxite, Laterite technical data bank
  • Beneficiation of bauxite, laterite, pyrophyllite & other ores by various techniques
  • Petrological studies
  • Development of value-added products from unutilized material (waste) (Lithomargic clay, PLK, Laterite, etc.)
  • Bond work Index of bauxite & other ores
  • Determination of properties (Bulk Density, Moisture content)
  • Sintering & Calcination studies for refractory and other applications
  • Training to aluminium industry

Additional Facilities

  • Jaw crusher
  • Roll crusher
  • Universal mill
  • Pulveriser mill
  • Vibratory cup mill
  • Hammer mill (Palmac type)
  • Ball mill
  • Homogeniser
  • Ro Tap sieve shaker
  • Grinding & polishing machine
  • Petrological polarising microscope
  • ArcGIS & Log-Plot Software
  • Bulk density instrument
  • Moisture Analyser
  • Flotation Cell
  • Wet high intensity magnetic separator
  • Hydrocyclone test rig
  • High temperature sintering furnace