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Mikkaichi (Electrothermic) zinc smelter

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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

Tables and charts

This report includes 8 images and tables including:

  • Detailed map
  • Feed Preparation
  • Roaster and Acid Plant
  • Sinter Plant
  • Smelting
  • Refining
  • Casting

What's included

This report contains:

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    Mikkaichi (Electrothermic) zinc smelter

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