सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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সিএসআইআর-কেন্দ্রীয় কাঁচ ও সেরামিক গবেষণা সংস্থা

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

Refractory & Traditional Ceramics

Overview

The Refractories Division is instrumental in the development of wide range of refractories for steel, cement, glass and other high temperature processing industries. Several refractory processes developed in the laboratory have been commercialized by the major refractory manufacturers of the country. The department has successfully executed many externally funded projects sponsored by corporate sectors, PSUs and various other government agencies.
The division is primarily engaged in the following activities.

  • Refractory raw material research
  • Refractory product development
  • Refractory testing
  • Human resource development in the area of refractory
  • Consultancy/technical services

The division is also engaged in the research activities on the gainful utilization of solid wastes generated by iron and steel and other processing industries.

Areas of Research

  • Gainful utilisation of Indian refractory raw materials through structural modification(magnesite, bauxite, limestone, dolomite)
  • Synthetic refractory aggregates namely, spinel, high alumina from sillimanite beach sand, zirmul etc. through conventional / plasma processing
  • Carbon based refractory for steelmaking and functional applications
  • Cement and chemically bonded monolithic refractory
  • Refractory pot for corrosive glass melting (10 litre to 310 litre)
  • Refractory recycling
  • Utilisation of solid industrial waste (Iron & steel, mining, power plant etc.)

Technology Developed

Technologies Developed & Transferred

  1. High alumina brick from beach sand sillimanite (a) chemical bonding (b) ceramic bonding
  2. Synthetic high alumina aggregate (54-86% Al2O3)
  3. Low cement castable (45-90% Al2O3)
  4. Sintered high Al2O3 products (97-99.5% Al2O3)
  5. Rice husk ash nodules for heat insulation
  6. High alumina cement free self flowing castable (70-95% Al2O3)
  7. Mag-chrome aggregate from friable chrome ore
  8. Rice husk ash insulating brick: (a) phosphate bonding, (b) chemical bonding
  9. Wear resistant ceramics
  10. Hydration resistant sintered lime and lime refractory products thereof.
  11. Magnesia spinel refractory for cement rotary kiln.

Technology under Development

  1. High alumina aggregates from bauxite of Indian origin
  2. Plasma fused refractory materials
  3. Vitrified ceramic tiles utilizing solid industrial wastes
  4. Functional refractory from sintered alumina
  5. LC castables for petrochemical and power plant application
  6. Plastic refractory

Projects

Ongoing Projects

Sl. No. Title of the Project Duration Source of Funding Principal Investigator Co-Investigator (s)
1. Oxide non-oxide composite refractory for high temperature applications utilizing indigenous raw materials 2019-22 SERB Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. K. Dana, Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra, Mr. V. P. Reddy, Mrs. S. Bose
2. Synthetic high alumina aggregate from sillimanite beach sand for refractory application 2018-20 CSIR Dr. H. S. Tripathi

Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra, Dr. K. Dana, Mr. V. P. Reddy

 

3. Superior fused magnesia from impure Indian magnesite for self sustenance 2018-20 CSIR Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. K. Dana, Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra, Mr. G. Debnath, Mr. S. Pasari, Mrs. S. Bose

Completed Projects

Sl. No. Title of the Project Duration Source of Funding Principal Investigator Co-Investigator (s)
1 Characterisation of high carbon ferro chrome slag waste to find out its suitability for refractory applications. 2018 Private industry Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. K. Dana, Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra
2 Superior refractory for induction furnace to enable refining of steel 2017-18 CSIR Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. S. Chakraborty, Dr. K. Dana, Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra
3 Development of High Alumina Castable for OPC industry  with better Alkali Corrosion resistance ; spalling and abrasion resistance  2017-18 Private industry Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. K. Dana, Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra, Mr. V. P. Reddy
4 Development of cost effective refractory lining materials for induction melting furnace suitable for production of quality steel 2016-18 Govt. Agency Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. S. Chakraborty, Mr. V. P. Reddy
5 Technology development for the production of speciality refractories through value addition to the indigenously available raw materials 2012-17 CSIR Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. H. S. Tripathi, Dr. M. K. Haldar Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra, Dr. A.l Maldhure, Dr. K. Dana, Mr. S. Gupta, Dr. S. K. Das
6 Development of refractory aggregates through plasma processing of indigenous refractory raw materials 2012-17 CSIR Dr. M. K. Haldar, Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra Dr. A. Ghosh
7 Development of fire-resistant coating on structural element 2012-17 CSIR Dr. K. Dana Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra
8 Novel reactive precursors for glass and ceramics 2012-17 CSIR Dr. K. Dana Dr. H. S. Tripathi
9 Technological intervention and training of artisans in terracotta sector of West Bengal 2016-17 CSIR Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra Dr. H. S. Tripathi, Dr. K. Dana,  Mr. S. Pasari, Mr. S. Roy
10 Technological intervention of terracotta sector in Bankura/ South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal 2016 CSIR Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra Dr. K. Dana, Mr. S. Gupta, Mr. S. Ghosh, Mr. S. Pasari, Mr. S. Roy
11 Granular porous ceramic material with engineered pore pattern. 2015-16 Private industry Dr. K. Dana Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra, Dr. H. S. Tripathi, Dr. A. Ghosh
12 Refractory castable for CFBC boiler 2015-16 Public Sector Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. A. Ghosh, Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra, Dr. A. Maldhure, Mr. S. Pasari
13 Role of Tabular Alumina in resin bonded alumina-carbon continuous casting refractories 2014-16 Private Industry Dr. A. Ghosh Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. A. Maldhure, Dr. K. Dana
14 Development of value added high alumina refractory products from Indian bauxite 2013-15 Private Industry Dr. H. S. Tripathi Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra, Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. S. K. Das, Mr. V. P. Reddy
15 High alumina aggregates from sillimanite beach sand and its application in refractory castables 2013-15 Private Industry Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. S. K. Das, Mr. G. Debnath, Mr. V. P. Reddy
16 Characterization of Indian lean grade magnesia ore and improvement of its high temperature refractory properties with and without beneficiation 2012-15 Govt. Agency Dr. M. K. Haldar Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. H. S. Tripathi
17 Development of cored refractory shapes for air heater 2014-15 Govt. Agency Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. H. S. Tripathi, Dr. K. Dana, Dr. P. K. Das
18 Development of aluminosilicate refractory products utilising insulator waste 2014-15 Private Industry Dr. H. S. Tripathi Dr. A. Ghosh, Mr. S. Sinhamahapatra
19 Improvement of MgO-C brick quality to enhance the converter life 2010-14 Public Sector Dr. A. Ghosh Dr. S.K. Das, Dr. M.K. Haldar, Dr. H.S. Tripathi
20 Development of newer refractory crucible for melting of corrosive glasses 2010-14 Govt. Agency Dr. S.K. Das Mr. S. Gupta
21 Development of value added ceramic products utilising solid waste generated at VSP 2011-13 Public Sector Dr. S. K. Das Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. H. S. Tripathi, Dr. M. K. Haldar
22 Development of Corrosion Resistant Glass Contact Al2O3-Cr2O3 2009-13 Govt. Agency Dr. H.S. Tripathi Dr. A. Ghosh
23 Development of value added Refractory of Aggregate from Indian bauxite of TRL 2010-12 Private Industry Dr. A. Ghosh Dr. S.K. Das, Dr. H. Tripathi, Dr. M. K. Haldar
24 Upscaling of hydration resistant lime aggregate & lime refractories thereof 2008-12 Collaborative programme with Industry Dr. A. Ghosh Dr. S.K. Das, Dr. M. K. Haldar, Dr. H. S. Tripathi
25 Al2O3-MgAl2O4 refractory with & without carbon 2007-10 Govt. Agency Dr. A. Ghosh Dr. H.S. Tripathi
26 Vitrified ceramic tiles utilizing sand stone dust of stone processing industries 2009-10 Private Industry Dr. S. K. Das Dr. M. K. Haldar, Mr. P.K. Mondal, Mr. S. Gupta, Mr. N. Singh, Mr. S. Dasgupta
27 Utilisation of iron ore tailings in making low cost building materials 2008-09 Private Industry Dr. S.K. Das Mr. N. Singh, Mr. P. K. Mondal, Mr. S. Gupta, Mr. A. Mondal, Dr. J. Ghosh
28 Development of value added refractory products from Indian Bauxite 2005-08 Govt. Agency Dr. H.S. Maiti Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. B. Mukherjee, Dr. M. K. Haldar, Dr. H. S. Tripathi
29 Technology development to manufacture Vitrified Ceramic Tiles utilizing EAF slag 2007-08 Private Industry Dr. S. K. Das Dr. R. Sarkar, Mr. N. Singh
30 Plasma processing of industrially important high temperature aggregates 2003-07 Govt. Agency Dr. B. Mukherjee Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. R. Sarkar, Dr. H.S.Tripathi
31 Evaluation of High Alumina Ore and Development of Stable refractory aggregates therefrom 2004-05 Govt. Agency Dr. M.K. Haldar Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. B. Mukherjee
32 Development of magnesium aluminate and Mg-chrome spinel aggregates 2000-04 Govt. Agency Dr. A. Ghosh Dr. Samir Das, Dr. M.K. Haldar, Dr. H.S. Tripathi
33 Development of castable based refractory pot 2000-03 Govt. Agency Dr. A.C. Das Dr. M. K. Haldar, Mr. P. Choudhury
34 Development of high temperature ceramic filter for molten metal filtration 1999-2003 In-House Dr. S.K. Das Mr. P.K. Mondal
35 Development of new generation refractory castables 1998-2002 in-house Dr. S.K. Das Mr. P. K. Mondal, Dr. R. Sarkar
36 Characterisation of low grade aluminous ore and development of mullite aggregates and refractories 2000-2001 Govt. Agency Dr. B. Mukherjee Dr. H.S. Tripathi, Dr. A. Ghosh
37 Development of magnesium aluminate spinel aggregates 1997-1999 Overseas Industry Dr. Samir Das Dr. A. Ghosh,Dr. H.S. Tripathi, Dr. G. Banerjee
38 Development of high density hydration resistant lime sinter and lime refractories for application in steel and cerament industries 1996-1999 Govt. Agency Dr. G. Banerjee Dr. Samir Das, Dr. Arup Ghosh
39 Development of Mag-chrome aggregates 1996-1998 Private Industry Dr. G. Banerjee Dr. Samir Das, Dr. M.K. Haldar, Dr. A. Ghosh
40 Development of technology for critical components in Iron & Steel industry from zirconia powder 1992-1996 Govt. Agency Dr. G. Banerjee Dr. B. Mukherjee, Dr. M.K. Haldar
41 Development of magnesite refractories with an inorganic binder 1995-1996 Overseas Industry Dr. Samir Das Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. G. Banerjee
42 Development of synthetic mullite and zirco-mullite aggregates from beach sand sillamanite and zircon 1994-1995 Private Industry Dr. G. Banerjee Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. B. Mukherjee, Dr. Samir Das, Dr. H.S. Tripathi
43 Development of high density dolomite sinter and dolomite refractories 1990-1993 Private Industry Dr. Samir Das Dr. A. Ghosh, Dr. G. Banerjee

Divisional Facilities

Processing equipments

  • Attrition mill
  • Rapid planetary mill
  • Tube mill
  • Planetary mixer
  • Eirich mixer
  • Hydraulic presses (upto 200 Ton)
  • Cold isostatic press
  • Roll Briquetting machine
  • Vibration table for castable
  • High temperatures furnaces (upto 1800oC)
  • Control atmosphere furnace (upto 2200oC)
  • Automatic grinding & polishing machine

Characterisation facilities

  • Abrasion resistance tester
  • Hot MOR testing machine
  • CCS, MOR testing machine
  • Thermal conductivity (Copper calorimeter)
  • PCE, RUL tester
  • Slag corrosion tester
  • High temperature dilatometer
  • High temperature TG-DTA/ DSC
  • Optical microscope
  • Thermomechanical Analyzer (1550oC




Scientists

Dr. Himansu Sekhar Tripathi, Senior Principal Scientist , Mentor

Dr. Kausik Dana, Principal Scientist (Traditional Ceramics), Leader

Mr. Somnath Sinhamahapatra, Pricipal Scientist (Refractory), Leader

Ms. Paromita Das

 

Technical/Support Staff

Name Designation Expertise
Gopal Debnath Senior Technical Officer(1) Refractory Testing
Rajesh Kumar Bahinipati Technical Officer Refractory Testing
V. P. Reddy Technical Officer Refractory Processing & Testing
Satyajit Pasari Technical Officer Refractory Processing & Testing
Souma Bose (Das) Technician (2) Refractory Testing

Scholars/Students

NAME
DESIGNATION
AREA OF RESEARCH
SUPERVISOR

Dr. Madhuchhanda Sarkar
DST-Women Scientist (WOS-B)
Silicate based inorganic paints for masonry and mud wall
Dr. Kausik Dana

Ms. Chandrima Ghosh
CSIR-SRF
Synthesis and Characterization of Magnesia Based Refractory Aggregates from Indian Magnesite for the Improvement of its High Temperature Properties
Dr. H. S. Tripathi

Ms. Aheli Ghatak
Project Assistant- II
Synthetic high alumina aggregate from sillimanite beach sand for refractory application
Dr. H. S. Tripathi

Ms. Pallabi Mukherjee
Project Assistant- II
Superior fused magnesia from impure Indian magnesite for self sustenance
Dr. H. S. Tripathi

Mr. Pintu Kumar
Project Assistant- II
Superior fused magnesia from impure Indian magnesite for self sustenance
Dr. H. S. Tripathi

 

Contact

Dr. H. S. Tripathi
Senior Principal Scientist & Head
Phone: +91-33-2322 3480
Fax: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: hstripathi@cgcri.res.in

Last Updated on September 23, 2020