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South Korean students hone R&D skills at NML

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Jamshedpur : CSIR National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML) as part of its Korea Energy Mineral Resources and Environment Programme (KEMREP) is conducting training programme
Korean B.Tech and M.Tech students.

The aim is to establish the framework for a productive and beneficial internship programme and provide an opportunity for students to apply educational, leadership and communication
concepts and theories in a practical context.

The fourth batch comprising 9 students from five different Korean Universities has arrived at
CSIR-NML.

Students are Dongeun Kim from Korea Maritime & Ocean University, Jonghyun Kim from Hanyang University, Ilhwan Park from Korea Maritime & Ocean University, Jinyoung Je from Seoul National University, Jihye Kim from Seoul National University, Jae Heui Choi from Chonnam National University, Bitna Han, Yonsei University, Jungmin Lee, Yonsei University, Hyejin Seong from Korea Maritime & Ocean University.

From Korean side, Prof. Kyoung Keun Yoo from Department of Energy and Resources Engineering,
Korea Maritime and Ocean University is at CSIRNML for three days as a faculty member of the
programme.

He expressed his satisfaction over the progress made by the Korean students at CSIRNML.

He requested NML Director, Dr. S. Srikanth to accept more students in years to come under this
programme.

S. Srikanth, director, NML said that CSIR-NML is striving to become a global leader and an
internationally benchmarked laboratory in mineral and metallurgical research and development,
thereby, the laboratory would like to promote Indo-Korean Co-operation in both R&D and
Academic Endeavour.

Earlier, in 2011, two M.Tech students, Kwang Seop Lee and Hongki Park visited NML from Korea
Maritime University, South Korea for summer training.

In 2012, again two more students from Korea Maritime University were sponsored and subsequently in 2013 the 3rd batch consisting of eight interns arrived from four different Korean Universities visited NML.

The internship programme was organised in the areas of mutual interest related to Mineral
Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Precious metal extraction and many other areas, under the guidance of a supervisor (NML Scientist), who provide the learning assistance and supervision throughout the internship program.

Moreover, they were also made to visit different mines of Noamundi and Dhanbad.

Some of the on-going activities under joint collaboration are namely: Acid extraction i.e. Nitric acid and sulfuric acid extraction from the leach liquor generated after dissolution of computer PCBs.

Acid extraction not only protects environments but also reduce our material utilization.

Solvent extraction and Ion exchange studies for the separation/ recovery of rare metals from the model dilute leach liquor/ solution of electronic scrap on bench scale and recovery
of valuables in the form of value added products from the leach solution of electronic scrap and feasibility studies for commercial exploitation of the process in association with KIGAM’s core group.

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