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India’s First Bauxite Certified Reference Material

India’s First Bauxite Certified Reference Material:

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) have jointly developed India’s first Bauxite Certified Reference Material (CRM) named BARC B1201.

  • This is the fifth CRM of its kind in the world.
  • A Bauxite Certified Reference Material (CRM) is a standardized sample of bauxite that has been certified to have a known and consistent composition.
  • CRMs are used as calibration standards for analytical methods, instrument performance evaluation, and data quality control in routine analysis of bauxite.
  • The use of CRMs ensures the accuracy and reliability of analytical results and facilitates inter-laboratory


  • National Aluminium Company Limited (est. 1981; HQ: Bhubaneshwar) is a government company having integrated and diversified operations in mining, metal and power under the ownership of the Ministry of Mines.