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Juiz de Fora zinc smelter

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The smelter was commissioned in 1980 with a capacity of 35kt/a zinc (tankhouse-limited) and 52kt/a sulphuric acid at a cost of US$63M, location being chosen through fiscal incentives. Ownership was by a private company, Companhia Paraibuna de Metais (CPM). In 1986 a US$15M expansion increased capacity to 49kt/a zinc and rectified the tankhouse limitation, and the introduction of oxygen on the roaster in 1987 and the installation of a liquid sulphur dioxide plant increased capacity to...

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Projects
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  • Participation
    • Other
  • Products
  • Costs
  • Economic assumptions

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  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 1
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  • Process overview: Table 4
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products: Table 2
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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