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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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