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Research and Development centre at GNFC was formally set up in 1986. The R&D centre is recognised by DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India as an in house R&D unit. The centre is manned by highly qualified team of Chemical engineers and Scientists. The Spacious R&D building is located in side Factory premises.
R&D Facilities
The R&D centre is equipped with world class sophisticated facilities and pilot plants. Some of the facilities are:
  Process Development Laboratories
Analytical Methods Development Laboratories
World Class Instrumentation Facilities
High Pressure Reactors
Pilot plant facilities
Research & Technical Library
Fertilizer Products
The following products have been developed in laboratory using the company's existing products like urea and nitrophosphate fertilizers. The processes have been scaled up to pilot plant scale. The improved efficacy of these products in storage and field application have been demonstrated by field trials.
  Gypsum Coated Urea - Process developed and patented by coating urea prills \ granules with byproduct gypsum from phosphoric acid manufacture.
  Zincated Urea
  Micronutrient Incorporated Urea
  Neem coated urea
  Anticaking agents for Urea
• Process Developments
  Process for hydrolysis of Methyl formate to Formic acid using cation exchange resin as catalyst
  Process to manufacture Polyurethane Coatings and Adhesives
  New green chemistry process to manufacture Ethyl Acetate
• New Products Development
  Polyurethane- TM and MT blends for applications in Automobiles
  Polyurethane - Coating & Adhesives
  100% Water Soluble Fertilizers N:P:K :: 19:19:19
  Antihygroscopic Coating Agent for ANP and CAN Fertilizer granules
  Purified Calcium Nitrate of Fine Chemical grade
  Precipitated Calcium Carbonate, Activated Calcium Carbonate
  Urea-Ammonium nitrate liquid fertilizer, Urea Nitric Phosphate
  New fluorescent material for Cyclone Bag Testing
• Effluent Treatment Schemes
  Treatment of Discontinuous Effluent from Nitrophosphate Plant
  Studies on biological denitrification process in collaboration with MS University, Vadodara, India
• Waste Recycling and Recovery of Products
R&D studies are conducted to improve on resource utilisation as well as reduce pollution and generation of waste products.
  Recovery of Rhodium Iodide
  Separation of Soot from Soot Water
  Recycling of nutrients of Discontinuous Effluent
  Ammonia Recovery from plant condensate
  Value Addition to by-product Calcium Carbonate
  Purification of off gas stream of plant to be used as fuel
List of International and National Papers Published or Presented
Liquid Phase Redox Process for Hydrogen Sulphide removal
Joint Research Projects with National Laboratories / Universities
List of Patents Granted to R&D work
Er. Jayen P. Mehta
Chief Manager (R&D)
Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited
P.O. Narmadanagar - 392015,
Dist. Bharuch, Gujarat, INDIA.
Phone : 91-2642- 663200, 203200
E-mail : jayen@gnfc.in