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Baiyin copper smelter

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01 June 2018

Baiyin copper smelter

Report summary

The Baiyin Copper Smelter commissioned in 1960 at capacity of 32,100tpy of copper and 170,000 tonnes of sulphur acid. It reached full capacity in 1965. Initially the smelter flowsheet consisted of fluidised-bed roasting, reverberatory furnace smelting, Peirce Smith converters and anode production.  Off gas from the fluidised-bed roaster and converters is collected and converted to sulphuric acid. In 1976, a major expansion was undertaken by removing fluidised-bed roasting and adding a 50m2...

Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Summary
    • Key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Process overview
  • Products
  • Costs
  • Economic assumptions

Tables and charts

This report includes 13 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Detailed map
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Flowsheet
  • Feed preparation
  • Smelting process
  • Auxiliary plants
  • Production
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products allocation
  • Costs: Image 1
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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