Production of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) from NALCO Red Mud

  1. Stephen J. Lindsay
  1. Chitta Ranjan Mishra1,
  2. Devendra Yadav2,
  3. P.S. Sharma2 and
  4. M.M. Alli2

Published Online: 2 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118061992.ch17

Light Metals 2011

Light Metals 2011

How to Cite

Mishra, C. R., Yadav, D., Sharma, P.S. and Alli, M.M. (2011) Production of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) from NALCO Red Mud, in Light Metals 2011 (ed S. J. Lindsay), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118061992.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    Former Deputy General Manager (R&D), National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), NALCO Bhawan, P-1, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar-751013, Orissa, India

  2. 2

    Scientist, National Council for Cement & Building Materials (NCB), Ballavgarh, 34-KM Stone, Delhi-Mathura Road, PIN-121004, Haryana, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118029350

Online ISBN: 9781118061992



  • red mud;
  • limestone;
  • shale;
  • Coal ash;
  • Clinker;
  • Gypsum;
  • OPC


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sample Collection & Sampling

  • Characterization and Evaluation of Samples

  • Technical Suitability of NALCO Red Mud for the Manufacture of Cement

  • Preparation and Evaluation of Bulk Clinker

  • Reproducibility of the Clinker

  • Preparation and Evaluation of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)

  • Conclusions