Industrial use of thermodynamic simulations in pyrometallurgy

Pekka Taskinen*

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Mastering slag chemistry and fluxing is the key of an effective smelting operation. Today, the requirements of resource efficiency and in particular the recoveries of metal values at the lowest possible use of fossil fuels indicate that the problem is multidimensional. It needs flexible and the best possible tools for analyzing various possibilities and alternatives. The use of computational thermodynamics allows evaluation of fluxing practices in industrial multi-component slags, due to the availability of extensive and internally consistent databases for use with appropriate advanced thermochemical packages. This approach unlocks new options for optimising smelting and refining operations and unit processes, and the able use of increasingly complex raw materials of the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Process Metallurgy Conference, IPMC 2016
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414730
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Process Metallurgy Conference - Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Duration: 10 Nov 201611 Nov 2016
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings


ConferenceInternational Process Metallurgy Conference
Abbreviated titleIPMC
CityBandung, West Java


  • blister copper
  • fluxing
  • slag
  • sulphide smelting

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