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 - Analytical Division

R&D Services :: Analytical Division

Analytical division is engaged in a wide spectrum of services in both “characterization” and “Research & development” . Testing & Research at Analytical Division is focused on Mineral, Metal & Materials chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Coal chemistry, Rare earths, Waste management and Nanomaterials. Analytical department is fully equipped with state of the art analytical instruments for testing of ores, minerals, metals, rock, soil and sediments, rare-earth elements, coal, miscellaneous as per National and International Standards and our experts are involved in developing tailored analytical methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis and also perform method validation for specific testing applications. The available test facilities include Wet classical, sample preparation, optical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, fluorescence spectroscopy, phase quantification, pre-concentration etc. In addition to this provides analytical support to the ongoing R&D projects of other research divisions of JNARDDC and also provides analytical testing and characterization service to outside agencies.

Division is ISO 17025 : 2017 accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for chemical testing of Bauxite, Limestone, Iron ore, Chromite, and aluminum alloys.

Research area:

  • Utilization and value addition of bauxite residue (Red Mud),
  • Development of water aid chemicals from aluminium dross
  • Preparation of high purity alumina
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Application of nano-alumina,
  • Rare-earth separation and extraction
  • Novel method of rapid analysis of reactive silica in bauxite
  • Tailor made method development for chemical analysis
  • Utilization and value addition of Aluminium dross to achieve zero waste
  • TCLP/STLC Tests
  • Mineral phase identification and quantification using X-Ray Diffraction
  • Coal Characterization and Research

Ongoing R&D in the areas of :

  • Characterization
  • Beneficiation
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Process & Product Development
  • Value addition of mine waste
  • Rare Earths extraction
  • Nanotechnology

Analytical Facilities available:

  • Classical Wet Chemical Laboratory
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma- Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma- Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
  • Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometer (GD-OES)
  • TGA- Moisture, VM, LOI Analyzer
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Humidity Chamber
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Flame Photometer
  • Double beam UV Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Microwave Digestion System
  • Ultrapure water Purification System
  • Fusion Bead making Machine
  • Pellet making Machine
  • Nano-Milling Machine
  • Spin Coater