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NMDC and CSIR-IMMT enter Collaborative Research Agreement

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Hyderabad, 27 June 2023: India’s mining major NMDC entered into a Collaborative Research Agreement with CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) on Monday. The agreement was signed in the presence of Shri Dilip Kumar Mohanty, Director (Production) and Shri Vishwanath Suresh, Director (Commercial) along with senior officials at NMDC Head Office in Hyderabad.

The collaboration agreement is to study the ‘Conveying Characteristics and Behavior of Iron Ore in Pneumatic Conveying System’. Aimed at understanding the behavior of iron ore fines/concentrate in pneumatic, that is air assisted, transport pipeline system. The research will establish the design parameters for inter/intra plant pipeline transportation of iron ore. The joint research program will utilize the vast knowledge and experience of CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar and NMDC towards making the Indian Mineral Industry self-reliant.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Dilip Kumar Mohanty emphasized on the significance of collaboration between industry and research organizations to solve operational issues leading to value addition for the industry. He said, “NMDC is making investments to enhance the use of indigenous technology in mining. Our collaborations with leading research organizations of the country are stepping stones towards this vision.”

NMDC’s in-house R&D Centeris recognized as a Centre of Excellence in the field of mineral processing by UNIDO. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-IMMT is a cutting-edge R&D organization known for its knowledge base in diverse science and technology fields. NMDC and CSIR-IMMT have contributed tobreakthrough developments in the past and are gearing up to build a smart and sustainable future for mining.

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