Ceramic Raw Materials Development In Nigeria
P. S. A.Irabor, S. O.Jimoh, O.J. Omowumi
Keywords: Refining, calcinations, comminuition, hydration, carbonation, bleaching, sedimentation, clarification, electro-magnetization and filter-pressing.
ABSTRACT: Raw materials development is critical to the success of the ceramic subsector of the nation’s economic and industrial growth. The much taunted sing-song of Nigeria’s abundant natural blessings in both metallic and non- metallic solid mineral raw materials resources in now staled news or history. The situation of raw materials development in Nigeria may be likened to the song by the reggae legend, Peter Tosh, who said, “many people want to go to heaven but non, want to die” just as many people, entrepreneurs, companies want to produce good quality ceramic products to create wealth but, none, want to prepare the raw materials. Consequently, this paper investigates, assesses and reviews the available local ceramic raw materials, identification, beneficiation techniques, and physical and exploitation development initiatives for the raw materials sector in Nigeria.
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