Research and Development activities in this department covers assessment of local low grade mineral ore deposits, refractory materials and coals for industrial metallurgical processes.
MINERAL PROCESSING DIVISION
PILOT PLANT AND LABORATORY MINERALS PROCESSING The pilot plant and laboratory minerals processing facilities are meant for achieving Nigerian rapid industrial growth through optimum exploitation of the country’s rich minerals resources endowment. Foreign investors interested in having partnership with Nigerian counterparts for commercial exploitation of the mineral resources in and around West African sub-region would come forward to make use of these facilities being operated by highly motivated engineers/managers.
FUEL & REFRACTORY MATERIALS DIVISION
FUELS AND REFRACTORIES I) Metallurgical coke is an important raw material in the manufacture of iron and steel. This product is produced from coking coal by carbonization process. Nigerian coals are non-coking except for Lafia/Obi which exhibits some coking properties. The fuels and energy R & D in NMDC are provided with facilities both for pilot plant and laboratory to develop from indigenous coals metallurgical coke for Ajaokuta blast furnace. The possible techniques through which this can be realized are available in NMDC pilot plant and laboratory cokemaking facilities. Research and development on local refractory materials deposits with a view to producing refractory bricks for the metallurgical industry.
MR. SOLOMON OLA ADEWUMI - D(MP.)
Mineral Processing Department D(MP)
National Metallurgical Development Centre [NMDC], Jos established by Act 50 of 1992, is a Research and Development organization with the mandate to carry out research and development activities for the Metallurgical and allied industries for the development of the nation’s solid minerals sector.