Matte converting in copper smelting

Tutkimustuotos: Lehtiartikkelivertaisarvioitu

Tutkijat

Organisaatiot

  • University of Stellenbosch
  • Outotec Oyj

Kuvaus

Copper matte converting is the key step to ensure high primary copper recovery in the smelting chain. Its development and the fundamental research carried out over the past decades will be reviewed. The operational challenges and environmental concern of batch-wise Peirce-Smith Converting vessel have induced more than 50 years ago attempts to continuous converting process which have materialised in the last two decades in the flash converting technology, utilised currently in one smelter in USA and three smelters in China. Their annual copper production is in excess of 1.5 Mt, and selected fundamental studies behind this major technological invention will be examined.

Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut58-73
Sivumäärä16
JulkaisuMineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: Transactions of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Vuosikerta128
Numero1-2
TilaJulkaistu - 3 huhtikuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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