Banerjee, J C and Sircar, N R (1964) Refractory raw materials in India. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 23 (1). pp. 39-44. ISSN 0371-750X

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The refractory materials form a major portion of the developing minerals industry in India. The requirement of refractories and related raw materials are anticipated to double up during the fourth plan period. For basic refractories, Indian resources of magnesite, dolomite and the dunite type of rocks are adequate; the resources of refractory grade chrome ore with low SiOs and Fe2O3 are known to be limited. Detailed prospecting around Orissa, Maharashtra (Bhandara) and other localities, as also utilisation of low grade ores, on beneficiation, are likely to improve the situation. Although, the resources of bauxite in India are vast, bulk of them, excepting those of Saurashtra and few other deposits, are not suitable for refractories in view of high Fe2O3 and TiO2 contents. Detailed information on high aluminious and plastic clays are lacking. The positions with respect to quartzite, sillimanite, kyanite and other raw materials are satisfactory and have been reviewed in outline. Timely publication of data, sufficient for evaluating the quality and economy of the resources will facilitate planning and exploitation of the deposits—new and old. © 1964 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Refractories
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 11:46
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