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Mikkaichi (Electrothermic) zinc smelter

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29 November 2018

Mikkaichi (Electrothermic) zinc smelter

Report summary

The zinc smelter at Mikkaichi in Japan used the electrothermic process to produce slab zinc. However producing zinc by this process proved uneconomic and the smelter closed as a primary zinc smelter in 1995. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.

Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Key issues
  • Feed Preparation
  • Roaster & Acid plant
  • Sinter plant
  • Smelting furnace
  • Refining
  • Casting

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:

  • Detailed map

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    Mikkaichi zinc smelter.xls

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    PDF 1.05 MB

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    Mikkaichi (Electrothermic) zinc smelter

    ZIP 1.10 MB

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