C-MET, Hyderabad has established first indigenous hafnium (Hf) metal sponge pilot plant to meet ISRO requirement. Hf sponge will also cater the needs of department of atomic energy (DAE) in control rods of nuclear reactors. C-MET is also on developing novel spin off products based on the indigenous availability of Hf in different forms. The following Photograph shows the facility of Hafnium Production.
Solvent extraction system, wet & dry hafnium hydroxide, hafnium tetra chloride and hafnium sponge.