Sri Lanka is rich in natural resources especially industrial mineral resources such as graphite, ilmenite, rutile, quartz, kaolin, apatite, etc among many. Unfortunately, most of these minerals are exported in the raw status or with very little value addition resulting in huge losses to the national income. However, chemical technology can contribute to produce value-added products including highly demanded TiO2 from ilmenite, high-quality graphene from graphite and phosphate fertilizer from appetite which can earn more revenue to the country. Besides, by applying chemical technologies many value-added products based on locally available activated charcoal, biochar, clay, and rubber can be produced. The objective of this conference is to educate our lawmakers, entrepreneurs, educators and also the general public on various modern technologies which can provide value addition to the local resources and contribute to enhance the economy of the country.
For more details, please contact to :-
Dr Chinthaka Ratnaweera, Ph.D.
College of Chemical Sciences
Institute of Chemistry Ceylon