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Clarksville zinc smelter



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Report summary

The Clarksville electrolytic zinc smelter was built on a greenfield site and commissioned in 1979.  The design capacity was for a production of 81.6kt/a zinc and 270t/a cadmium.  Production has gradually been increased by a series of minor improvements and capacity is estimated at 120kt/a in 2005, limited generally by roasting.  Oxygen in roasting was introduced in 1987 and a pressure swing absorption (PSA) plant was installed in 1992. The Clarksville smelter was designed to treat Tennessee...

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Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 14 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Feed preparation
  • Roaster & Acid Plant
  • Leaching & Purification
  • Tankhouse, melting & Casting
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1


  • Detailed map
  • Flowsheet
  • Production
  • Costs: Image 1

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