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GCMS for determination of PAHs and organic pollutants in the environment
ICP-OES (Analysis of major and minor elements in coal, fly ash, soil and water)
CHNS analyser (for ultimate analysis of coal and biomass)
FTIR for determination of functional groups
Lumex RA915 mercury analyser equipped with Pyro-915 Pyrolysis Attachment
Direct Mercury Analyser (DMA-80) for Hg analysis
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer for heavy metal analysis
Automatic Bomb calorimeter for determination of calorific valuesof fuels
Proximate analyzer for analysis of ash and volatile matter
Flue gas analyser for analysis of Sox, NOx, CO, CO2, CxHy
UV Vis-spectrophotometer for soil enzyme assay
Microwave ashing system for sample preparation
Microwave Digestion System for sample digestion
Filter press for dewatering of ash slurry
CRI/CSR apparatusis an important property of metallurgical coke. The apparatus is used for determination of reactivity of hard coke sample with CO2 at 1100°C and strength of remaining coke after reaction. The test requires -22/+19 mm size stable round shape coke particles test simple, hence +2 inch size coke is required for this test. Coke samples with high volatile matter can damage the apparatus produce erroneous result, therefore VM of the coke must be <5 percent.
Micum apparatusis used for determination of cold strength of coke against abrasion and impact force. Physical strength of coke and coal/coke briquettes are determined in this test. 200kg of stable lump sample is required for testing using standard test method.
6 kg capacity coking furnace - Three 6 kg capacity high temperature coking furnaces in a bench are used to study coke making potency of coke sample. The coking furnace could be operated up to 1100°C temperature. Coke samples produced in this apparatus are studied for their quality parameters like ash, moisture, VM, fixed carbon and CRI/CSR.
50 kg capacity coking furnaceis an electrically heated non-recovery type coking furnace. The furnace is used to study high temperature carbonization of coal and coal blends in pilot scale level. Corresponding coke samples produced in this apparatus might be used for coke quality parameters like ash, moisture, VM, fixed carbon, half Micum test and CRI/CSR
250 kg capacity coking furnaceis an electrically heated, non-recovery type, high temperature coking furnace. Formulation on coal blend for commercial coke production need pilot scale coking study followed by ascertaining the coke properties like ash, moisture, VM, fixed carbon, full Micum test and CRI/CSR using standard testing methods which require larger quantity of coke. Therefore, this apparatus is very helpful for blend formulation study for commercial coke production.
Centrifugal Pelletizerapparatus helps to study agglomeration/pelletisation of micro-fines (particle size<1mm) from coke/coal/biomass and other material with and without binder. R&D study on centrifugal pelletisation gives important information for vale addition of micro-fines from various ores and minerals and its industrial application.
Coal Coke Briquetting pilot plantis a 100 TPD capacity pilot plant for conducting study on value addition of coal and coke fine for different end use. The pilot plant consists of a briquetting machine and briquette curing furnace. In the briquetting machine coal and coke briquettes are produced at 200 - 230 kgf/cm2 pressure and the briquettes are cured at different temperature level for its end use.
Pilot Coke oven (non-recovery type) - The pilot scale coke oven battery consists of three coke ovens, each having coal charge capacity 170 to 250 kg of coal depending upon bulk density of the charging coal samples. The coke ovens are suitable for both high temperature and low temperature carbonization study of coal and coal blends. For high temperature carbonization stamp charging and top charging studies are carried out in this pilot coke oven.
Stamp charging machine - Capacity of the stamping machine is 200 to 250 of coking coal depending upon bulk density of stamped coal cake. The stamp charging machine is used for study the effect of compaction of coal on coke quality. The pilot scale stamping machine is suitable for exerting variable stamping force, maximum up to 100 ton. The stamping machine associated with the pilot coke ovens provide valuable information regarding blending of inferior quality coal with good coking coal in coke making when stamp charging technique is used.
Pilot Coke oven (by-product type) - The pilot scale coke oven battery consists of six coke ovens, each having coal charge capacity 1000 kg of coking coal. The coke ovens are suitable both high temperature carbonization study on coal and coal blends. The pilot coke oven battery has stamp charging facility and waste heat recovery facility by producing steam using waste flue gases.
|Coal Carbonisation Section|
|1||Studies on preparation of alternative fuel for metallurgical industries using available Indian carbonaceous materials and their blends by pre heating and stamp charging of coal mixture||In house|
|2||Experimental study for the production of needle coke from coal tar/pet coke and preparation of graphite electrode||In house|
|3||Scientific study on quality monitoring of iron ore at despatch point at Donimalai complex iron ore mines of NMDC||National Mineral Development Corporation|
|4||Design and development of a sole heated improved 4500 TPM capacity soft-coke oven for commercial soft coke production||Hariom Industries, Bihar|
|5||Study on the preparation of formed coke from low rank coal for metallurgical use||Pride CokePrivate Limited, Assam|
|6||Studies on preparation of improved coke using high swelling coal, bio-char and stamp charging technique.||Pride Coke Private Limited, Assam|
|7||Study on Preparation of Reactive Coke from Lignite for Ferro-Alloy Production.||Snam Alloys Private Limited, Bangalore|
|Environment, Emission and CRM Division|
|8||Mission mode project on Lithium content in coal and biomass ash and its potential for extraction.||CSIR|
|9||Amelioration and bioenergy plantation on mine spoil using composite biochar Fertilizer||Department of Science and Technology|
|10||Mission mode programme on commercial deployment of salt and potash technologies to augment national capability, CSIR mission project||Council of Scientific and Industrial CSIR|
|11||National Inventory development of Mercury in Emission sector in India||United Nations Environment Programme|
|12||Development of biomass ash/ biochar based slow release potassium fertilizer(SRKF)||CSIR|
|13||Inventory of poly aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emissions from thermal power plants of India.||CSIR|
|14||Inventory of mercury emissions and releases from NTPC thermal power plants.||National Thermal Power Corporation Limited|