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Need For Bauxite and Alumina Testing

Need For Bauxite and Alumina Testing
  • Bauxite is a sedimentary rock that contains high proportions of alumina content. Bauxite ore is, in fact, the primary source of the aluminum metal that we find in the market. Bauxite is a group of minerals namely, aluminum hydroxide minerals, gibbsite, boehmite, and diaspore. In addition to these minerals, it also contains iron oxides like goethite (FeO(OH)), hematite (Fe2O3, H2O), the aluminum clay minerals kaolinite (Al2O3,2SiO2,2H2O), and ilmenite (FeTiO3), along with other minor trace level impurities.
  • Generally, about 85% of the bauxite ore is alumina and can be processed to produce aluminum. To obtain alumina from the raw bauxite ore, a wet chemical caustic leach method known as the Bayer process is employed.
Need For Bauxite and Alumina Testing

This resulting alumina is further processed to produce the aluminum metal. The process employed for the same is the metallurgical process of electrolytic reduction. Aluminum is the second most abundant metal and finds its usage in a lot of industries.

  • The metal is used in the manufacture of planes, cars, household appliances, construction tools, electric wires, and so on. And as a result, it is important to ensure a certain optimum quality of the metal and the ore from which it is obtained. And it can be ensured with the help of the right testing solutions. Proper testing can also tell if the ore being procced has a sufficient amount of metal to ensure efficiency.

What is Bauxite and Alumina Testing ?

What is Bauxite and Alumina Testing
  • Bauxite is essentially a raw material that provides alumina, which on further processing provides the metal aluminum. So from an industrial point of view, it is more profitable if the raw bauxite ore is laden with aluminum and contains minimum impurities. And that is where bauxite and alumina testing comes into play. The testing is a method to effectively and accurately analyze the composition of naturally found raw bauxite ore. The main constituents of bauxite ore are Al2O3, SiO2, Fe2O3, TiO2, and CNL.
  • But owing to new technology and incessant researches, new, faster, and more efficient methods of analyzing the ore have also been developed. Bauxite testing is not only done to test alumina, but also the loss of ignition, silica, total organic carbon, iron oxide, and titanium can be analyzed through tests.

Why Choose Anacon for Bauxite and Alumina Testing?

  • Anacon Laboratories are one of the pioneering laboratories of India that provide accurate testing solutions. We have a thriving Minerals and Ores department, owing to our highly experienced lab technicians, proficient researchers, and usage of the latest technology. We are a name renowned for our timely, efficient, and highly precise analysis and testing. Our staff has quality experience in the mineral industry, is highly competent, and offers testing solutions that are compliant with both national and international standards. We guarantee you premium quality analytical testing and assure your convenience by providing you with a comprehensive test report within a set time-frame.

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