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Monaca (Electrothermic) zinc smelter

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From 1926 to 1929 St. Joe Resources experimented with a new process for the production of zinc oxide, an electric current being passed through a mixture of coke and zinc sinter, zinc vapour being produced and then burned. The process was called the "electrothermic process." A plant was commissioned at Monaca in 1931 (Zinc Corporation of America – ZCA). In 1936 a process was added which condensed the zinc in molten zinc, so permitting the production of slab zinc, prior to this the output...

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
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    • Location / Transport
    • Conc. Receipt / Storage
    • Roaster
    • Acid Plant
    • Sinter Plant
    • Smelting Furnace
    • Refining
    • Casting Plant
    • Residue Disposal
    • Other
  • Products
  • Economic assumptions

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