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Hurley copper smelter



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Report summary

The smelter was commissioned in 1939 with one green feed reverberatory furnace and two 4.0m x 9.1m Peirce-Smith converters, with production cast as blister sows.  A third converter was added in 1941 and a reverberatory fire-refining furnace was installed in 1942.  A fourth converter was installed in 1971 followed by a double contact acid plant to treat converter gases in 1974. The reverberatory furnace was replaced by an Inco flash furnace together with an associated 410t/d oxygen plant in...

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    • Environmental
  • Economic assumptions

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  • Process overview: Table 1
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  • Economic assumptions: Table 1


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