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

Projects Archieve

Center has Successfully completed several major projects for Ministry of Mines and the Indian Aluminium and other industries

  • S-1 Bauxite Technical Data and Information Bank (Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra) Phase-I [1996-97]
  • S-2 Improvement of Digestion efficiency of east coast bauxite and enhancement of liquor productivity [1999-2000]
  • S-3 De-ironing of Eastern Ghats Bauxite [1999-2000]
  • S-4 Extraction, Characterization and Removal / Control of organic impurities in Bayer process [2000-01]
  • S-5 Compilation of Bauxite Technical Data Bank (Gujarat, Jharkhand and Eastern Ghats) Phase-II [2001-02]
  • S-6 Development of rapid analytical procedures for bauxite and semi-quantitative analysis of scrap aluminium [2003-04]
  • S-7 Development of an Expert System for Aluminium Electrolysis Cell. [2003-04]
  • S-8 Bauxite Technical Data Bank Phase-III, Western Ghat Deposits 14.80 + 14.50 by DST [2008-09]
  • S-9 Simulation and die design for complex Aluminium Extruded profiles [2008-09]
  • S-10 Development of rapid analytical procedures for Nickel, Chromium and Cobalt. [2010-11]
  • S-11 Preparation and Certification of Aluminium Alloys Reference Materials [2008-09]
  • S-12 Development of Friction Stir Welding Technique for Aluminium-Steel Joint. 45 + 70 by DST [2009-10]
  • S-13 Process development for production of low soda (Na2O) hydrate in bayer circuit. [2012-13]
  • S-14 Development of Mathematical Modeling using fuzzy logic to control superheat of aluminium Electrolysis bath. [2011-12]
  • S-15 Development of portable analytical kit for field analysis of bauxite: Emphasis on in-situ micro-analysis of mineral entities for mineral prospecting [2012-13]
  • S-16 Upgradation & utilisation of laterite of East- and West Coast deposits [2012-13]
  • S-17 Development of a real time instruments/system to measure bath ratio, alumina concentration and superheat of the aluminium electrolysis bath. [ 2013-14]
  • S-18 Development of Super Thermal Aluminium (STAL) conductor for Indian Power sector jointly with NFTDC, Hyderabad [ 2013-14]
  • S-19 SSAG Development of hard and high temperature refractory material/ aggregate from Saprolite [ 2014-15]
  • S-20 SSAG Integrated approach for development of process models and pilot production of aluminium alloy extrudates using porthole dies [ 2014-15]
  • S-23 Large scale digital database creation of bauxite and laterite deposits of Maharashtra State using Geo-informatics technology(jointly with MRSAC, Nagpur [ 2016-17] : 2 yrs since Nov. 2016
  • S-24 Effect of modified seed properties in precipitation of aluminium hydroxide from Bayer liquor[ 2016-17] : 2 yrs since Nov. 2016

Center has Successfully completed industries and Other Projects

  • 1. Technological evaluation of Kuturmali bauxite(L & T, Mumbai) [1994-95]
  • 2. Characterisation & technological evaluation of Rajnandgaon bauxite (BALCO, Korba) [1995-96]
  • 3. Technological evaluation of various bauxite sources including Mainpat bauxite (BALCO, Korba), [1995-96 ]
  • 4. Technological evaluation of Samripat bauxite,(HINDALCO, Renukoot) [1995-96]
  • 5. Energy Audit of Alumina Plant at BALCO, Korba [1994]
  • 6. Energy audit of melting furnaces at pennar Aluminium Company, Mouda, (Pennar Aluminium Company, Mouda) [1994]
  • 7. Electrical, Thermal and Magnetic measurements at INDAL [1995]
  • 8. Energy Auditing of Balco Alumina Plant and Foundry Shop, (BALCO, Korba) [1995-96]
  • 9. Electrical, Thermal and Magnetic measurements at BALCO , Korba [1996]
  • 10. Characterisation and utilization of NALCO Spent Pot Lining(NALCO) [ 1997]
  • 11. Suitability of alternate sources of aluminium fluoride for BALCO korba smelter (BALCO, korba) [1998]
  • 12. Electrical, Thermal and Magnetic measurements at NALCO, (NALCO, Angul) [ 1998]
  • 13. Analysis of performance of BALCO smelter (BALCO, Korba) [1998]
  • 14. Development of guidelines for disposal & utilization of red mud for Aluminium industry, (CPCB, Delhi) [1996-97]
  • 15. Joint monitoring of Alumina plant process to establish weak links for achieving production of 1,93,000 tpa, (BALCO, Korba) [1996-97]
  • 16. Evaluation and beneficiation of Low Grade Bauxite of Gujarat, (GMDC Ahmedabad) [1996-97]
  • 17. Preliminary Evaluation and Technological testing of Kodingamali bauxite, (HINDALCO, Renukoot) [1997-98] months
  • 18. Estimation of model parameters for validation of precipitation mathematical model, (EIL, New Delhi) [1997-98]
  • 19. Digestion & settling study of various proportion of Mainpat bauxite with other sources, (BALCO, Korba) [1997-98]
  • 20. Characterisation & technological testing of MALCO process bauxite at different parameters for expansion plan. (MALCO, Metrudam/ Mecon) [1998-99]
  • 21. Prediction of cell life for NALCO (Nalco, Angul) [1998]
  • 22. Characterisation of Metallurgical grade C. P coke (RDCIS Ranchi) [1999]
  • 23. Study on modernization of BALCO alumina plant, (BALCO, Korba) [1999-2000]
  • 24. Precipitation study with CGM & Monitoring of plant scale trial of synthetic flocculant . (BALCO, Korba) [2000-01]
  • 25. Characterisation & technological assessment of Maharashtra & Gujarat bauxites including large scale alumina testing.(Ashapura Minechem, Mumbai) [2001-2002]
  • 26. Recycling of industrial wastes into Glass Ceramic Products(Building materials and Technology Promotion Council, New Delhi) [2001]
  • 27. Modernisation of BALCO smelter (Balco, Korba), [2001]
  • 28. Suitability of aluminium fluoride from different sources (NALCO Angul) [2002]
  • 29. Magnetic and Thermal measurements on Electrolysis cells for Hindalco, Renukoot [2002]
  • 30. Double Digestion Study of Lohardaga bauxite (INDAL, Muri) [2002-03]
  • 31. Desilication and digestion study of Mainpat bauxite at various parameters for expansion of alumina production capacity (BALCO, Korba) [2002-03]
  • 32. Technical suitability of Gujarat bauxites for alumina production (Ashapura Minechem) [2002-03]
  • 33. Studies on extraction of alumina from last washer mud (NALCO, Damanjodi) [2002-03]
  • 34. Electrical, Thermal and Magnetic measurements at BALCO, Korba [2003]
  • 35. Electrical, Thermal and Magnetic measurements at MALCO, Tamil Nadu [2004]
  • 36. Desilication and digestion study of MALCO bauxite at various parameters for reduction of silica in alumina product. (MALCO, Metrudam) [2003-04]
  • 37. Characterisation and technological testing of Lanjigarh bauxite (Vedanta Alumina Ltd. Mumbai) [2003-04]
  • 38. Study for Production of sodium aluminate liquor from bauxite for zeolite manufacturing. (R.J. Associate, Mumbai) [2004-05]
  • 39. Characterisation and technological study of Gujarat bauxite for setting up an alumina plant in Kutch (Gujarat) (Ashapura Minechem, Mumbai) [2005-06]
  • 40. Characterisation and technological testing of bauxite samples(Vedanta Alumina & Utkal Alumina) [2006-07]
  • 41. Development of integrated Technology for Processing of East Coast Bauxite for production of alumina (NALCO) [2004-05]
  • 42. Study on impurity buildup during bauxite process and its effects on Bayer liquor chemistry (NALCO) [2004-05]
  • 43. Ultrasonic treatment of Spent Pot Lining (NALCO) [2004-05]
  • 44. Evaluation of grain refining efficiency of commercially available grain refiners (NALCO) [2004-05]
  • 45. Electrical Thermal & Magnetic measurements (MALCO) [2004-05]
  • 46. Predictive Maintenance program at South Asia Gateway Terminal SAGT, Colombo, Sri Lanka [2005-06]
  • 47. Characterization and Technological Testing of Gujarat Bauxite Samples, (M/s. Ashapura Mine Chem. Ltd.) [2005-06]
  • 48. Fundamental research on goethite related issues and to study the effect of various species on Bayer process. (ABMCL, HINDALCO) [2005-06]
  • 49. Characterisation and Technological testing of bauxite sample. (JSW, Aluminium, Mumbai) [2006-07]
  • 50. Development of process for extraction of vanadium sludge from NALCO green liquor (NALCO) [2006-07]
  • 51. Development of Certified Reference Materials for selected Indian Ore (NALCO) [2006-07]
  • 52. Project on Condition monitoring using Infrared Thermography (Aquaba Container Terminal, Jordan) [2007-08]
  • 53. Infrared Thermography study for predictive maintenance at alumina refinery (NALCO Damanjodi) [2007-08]
  • 54. Technological Testing of Jerrila Bauxite (Andhra Pradesh)ANRAKAL, UAE [2008-09]
  • 55. Beneficiation of low grade bauxite/laterite of Subarkantha deposit in Gujarat (GMDC, Ahmedabad) [2008-09]
  • 56. Development of a probe for Liquidus Temperature Determination of Electrolysis Bath (NALCO) [2008-09]
  • 57. Characterization of various strip casting defects for strip cast aluminium alloys on lab. Scale. (NALCO) [2008-09]
  • 58. Preparation of low ferric alum from low grade aluminium dross on lab. Scale. (NALCO) [2008-09]
  • 59. Management of bauxite residue (AP-7 Red mud project ) (NALCO) a) Bench scale studies for Development of Glass Ceramics & b) Development of light weight aggregates- Foam Products. [2009-10]
  • 60. Techniques and tools for PFC measurements in aluminium electrolysis cells on lab. Scale. (NALCO) [2009-10]
  • 61. Development of high speed extrusion alloys for the Indian Aluminium Industry (NALCO) [2009-10]
  • 62. Study of effect of alumina quality on solubility in Electrolytic bath on lab. scale (NALCO) [2009-10]
  • 63. Infrared Thermography studies at Alumina Plant (NALCO) [2009-10]
  • 64. Estimation of scaling heights in Alumina Plant Precipitators (NALCO) [2009-10]
  • 65. Pilot scale development of process technology for manufacturing of constructional blocks / bricks and artificial ceramic stone chips utilising red mud (NALCO & MRCPL) [2009-10]
  • 66. Study of heat treatment process for destruction of toxic cyanide present in Spent Pot Lining (SPL) of NALCO on lab. scale. (NALCO) [2009-10]
  • 67. Extraction of alumina from PLK (NALCO) [2009-10]
  • 68. Infrared Thermography studies at Alumina Plant (NALCO) [2011-12]
  • 69. Indigenization and development of wrought Aluminium Alloys for Indian Defence. (DRDO/ DMRL, Hyderabad) [2011-12]
  • 70. Assessment of billet quality for DC cast AA6063 alloys (NALCO) [2011-12]
  • 71. Double digestion studies of Vedanta bauxite (VEDANTA) [ 2012-13]
  • 72. Detail study in Melt loss generation and derive solutions for reduction in Melt loss. NALCO) [2012-13]
  • 73. Beneficiation of low grade bauxite / laterite of Kutch & Sarushtra deposit, Gujarat, (GMDC Ahmedabad) [2012-13].
  • 74. PFC measurements in aluminium electrolysis cells on lab. Scale NALCO, Angul [2012-13]
  • 75. Pre-feasibility detailed studies for setting up of 18,000 MT / Annum of special alumina plant at Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu) Aria Chemicals Private Limited [2012-13]
  • 76. Bench Scale Studies for Treatment and Utilization of Carbon Portion of Aluminium Spent Pot-Liner (SPL): Recovery of Carbon, Sodium and Fluorine Values (NALCO) [2013-14]
  • 77. Caustic soda consumption audit for NALCO alumina refinery, (NALCO, Damanjodi) [ 2013-14]
  • 78. Characterization and technological testing of Gujarat bauxite for (NALCO Gujarat Plant) [ 2013-14]
  • 79. Analysis of impurities (Fe, Si, Ca etc.) in alumina and aluminate liquor using hand held spectrometer , (NALCO) [ 2013-14]
  • 80. Study on scale formation in precipitation tank based on the operating parameters to optimize the uptime of tanks at Alumina Refinery plant, (NALCO, Damanjodi) [ 2013-14]
  • 81. Infrared thermography studies for 132 KV towers from Jaynagar to Damanjodi, (NALCO, Damanjodi) [ 2013-14]
  • 82. Infrared thermography studies at alumina plant 2014 (NALCO, Damanjodi) [ 2013-14]
  • 83. Development of Ceramic Proppant form PLK and Fly Ash at Laboratory Scale , NALCO [ 2014-15 ]
  • 84. Development of a suitable process for conversion of waste aluminium dross into value added product SESA STERLITE, Jharsuguda, Odisha [ 2014-15 ]
  • 85. Development of a process for detoxification of SPL 1st cut for recovery of mineral values (Carbon, Soda etc) SESA STERLITE, Jharsuguda, Odisha [ 2014-15 ]
  • 86. Evaluation of grain refining efficiency of TiBAL, MINEX Metallurgical Co. Ltd. Nagpur [ 2014-15 ]
  • 87. Setting up of Mini-pilot plant for red mud based light weight foamed bricks at NALCO (NRTC), Bhunbaneswar [2014-15]
  • 88. Reduction of melt loss in foundry & cast houses BALCO, Korba [ 2015-16 ]
  • 89. Characterization and Technological Testing of Kutrumali and Sijimali bauxite in Odisha, Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Mumbai [ 2015-16 ]
  • 90. Beneficiation of low grade bauxite at Kawardha & Manipat Mines [2016-17] BALCO, Korba
  • 91. Optimisation of parameter for ultrasound precipitation of alumina liquor with emphasis on production of special fine hydrate and increasing liquor productivity [2015-16] 12mts
  • 92. Mechanical activation of bauxite followed by technological studies[2016-17] 24mts NALCO
  • 93. Studies on trace impurities, it’s behavior & control in Bayer’s process with respect to reduction in product hydrate [2016-17] 24mts NALCO
  • 94. P-56 : Characterization study and technical assessment of raw materials & related products. Hi-Tech Metafluxes, Raipur [2017-18] (4 mts)
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