Mineral Processing / mineral beneficiation / ore dressing is the science & art of separating valuable metallic & non-metallic minerals from insignificant gangues.
Mineral beneficiation involves four prime types of activities:
⇨“Comminution”, “Liberation” and / or “Particle size reduction”
⇨“Sizing & separation” of particles by screening or classification.
⇨“Concentration” by taking advantage of physical & surface chemical properties.
⇨“Dewatering” or “Solid-Liquid separation”.
Mineral Processing Laboratories are located at Hyderabad & Nagpur. The laboratories carry-out feasibility studies for recovery of uranium and rare metals & rare earths from different ores by Physical Beneficiation and Hydrometallurgical studies. The laboratories are equipped with crushers, grinders and equipment necessary for gravity concentration, floatation, magnetic and electrical separation.