Prof.Dr. Hassan Mohamed Baioumy

Head of Minerals Characterization Department

Ion Chromatography

Minerals Characterization Department

Ion chromatography separates ions and polar molecules based on their affinity to the ion exchanger. It works on almost any kind of charged molecule-including large proteins, small nucleotides, and amino acids. However, ion chromatography must be done in conditions that are one unit away from the isoelectric point of a protein. The two types of ion chromatography are anion-exchange and cation-exchange.

Olympus BX51 Optical Microscope

Minerals Characterization Department

The optical microscope is a type of microscope that commonly uses visible light and a system of lenses to generate magnified images of small objects. The microscope is attached with a digital camera to capture the image (micrograph). The main application of the OM is to investigate the textural parameters of ores and materials. The microscope is also connected to a computer equipped with a software that can be used to edit the captured photos and calculate some parameters such as grain size of studied materials and ores.

Linear Swell Meter

Minerals Characterization Department

The Linear Swell Meter Model 2100 (LSM) helps determine shale hydration or dehydration by measuring the increase or decrease in length over time of reconstituted or intact shale core. The LSM test demonstrates the inhibitive effects of these various fluids on shale swelling.

Mineral Charactrization

Minerals Characterization Department aims to charactrize minerals, ores, their products and waste. The department offers facilities to evaluate drilling fluids and drilling mud. Modifications of minerals structures are carried out to meet thr industrial applications of minerals particularly clay minerals. Services to evaluate petroleum system including source, reservoir and seal rocks are also provided.


Triggering the role of CMRDI in the field of characteristics and applications of minerals and linking them to the market needs.


Provide knowledge for the characteristics and applications of minerals

Apply technologies for structural modifications of minerals to meet various industrial and environmental applications.

Apply artificial intelligence technologies for minerals utilization.


Characterization of mineral deposits.

Applied mineralogy.

Structural modifications of minerals.

Drilling fluids and mitigation of geological formations damage.

Evaluation of petroleum system (source, reservoir and seal rocks).

Application of artificial intelligence (AI) for better utilization of minerals.

Services provided by the department


Minerals Characterization Department

  • Characterization of industrial minerals and raw materials .
  • Characterization of rare and precious metals


Minerals Characterization Department

  • Evaluation of source rocks and reservoirs quality
  • Characterization of drilling fluids


Minerals Characterization Department

  • Prevent formations damage during drilling
  • Training programs for Geologists and Petroleum Engineers