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HOMEGEOGRAPHYOCTOBER 8TH, 201318 COMMENTS[Geography] Location Factors: Aluminium, Copper, Natural Gas Refining, Petroleum Refining,Synthetic FibersAluminumAluminum industry: Foreign LocationsAluminum Industries: Desi LocationHindalco/ BirlaVedanta AluminumNiyamgiri hillsCopperCopper: Foreign locationCopper Refining: Desi LocationsAcid IndustryDesi Copper Industry: ChallengesNatural gasONGC Hazira, GujaratGAIL: PipelinesReliance KG BasinFertilizer Industry: LocationPetroleum Refineries: Location@raw material site: DisadvantagesRefineries @ port locationsReliance Jamnagar Refinery: Location FactorsRefineries @Market Location: AdvantagesSynthetic fibersMock QuestionsAluminumTo understand the reason behind location of aluminum refineries, first we need to understand how aluminum is produced from bauxite?Phase: bauxite to AluminaAluminum is an abundant mineral in the crust of earth but for mining or commercial scale exploitation, you require significantconcentration of bauxite ore at one particular site.Bauxite occurs frequently in the tropical areas where limestone rocks are exposed to weatheringFirst, Bauxite ore is crushed, washed and mixed with caustic soda to remove impurities.Then it is dried in large furnaces to remove moisture content=> you get alumina.During this phase, ~50% or more weight loss happens.Hence, this process (of converting bauxite to Alumina) is done near the raw material side. Because less weight= lesstransportati

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