Material Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences


Beach Sand Heavy Minerals


Material Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences

Focus Area:

Separation of Minerals

Social Benefits:

The process is environmental friendly.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jharkhand

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Development

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Brief Description

Description :

The technology involved enables separation and purification of valuable beach sand minerals to produce high purity Heavy Minerals. The separation process exploits the difference in physical and physico-chemical properties of constituent minerals and uses gravity, magnetic, high-tension and flotation techniques. The technology is utilised in manufacturing of ilmenite, garnet, zircon, sillimanite and monazite for various industrial use.

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