Mineral Processing


The mineral beneficiation activities at IMMT, Bhubaneswar have been a part of the Minerals and Metals division since the inception of the laboratory in 1964. Following the significant changes in the scenario of mineral production and utilization in the country as a consequence of the new policy of liberalization and globalization, the recently reorganized Mineral Processing Department (formerly Mineral Processing Technology Department) re-oriented itself towards solving the R&D problems related to utilization of lean and off grade ores. The other thrust areas are energy and environmental aspects of processing different ores / minerals and development of processes for recovery of values from wastes and by products of mineral industries.

  • Characterization and efficient utilization of Indian mineral resources.
  • Development of process flow sheets for beneficiation of low grade and complex ores in lab & pilot scale level.
  • Full scale washability studies of coals.
  • Coal characterization for resource evaluation.
  • Development of modern agglomeration techniques for fines, concentrate and solid waste.
  • Metallurgical plant waste recycling & utilization .
  • Human resource development in the area of mineral engineering.
  • Preparation of feasibility / techno-economic viability of beneficiation and agglomeration process.