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Naoshima copper smelter

Naoshima copper smelter

Report summary

The Naoshima Smelter was built in 1917 to treat domestic copper concentrates using a green fed reverberatory furnace with a capacity of 3.6kt/a copper.  In 1939 capacity was increased to 12kt/a and an acid plant to treat converter offgas was installed.  Capacity was further increased to 36kt/a anode in 1957 and a 220t/d Lurgi acid plant was added in 1958.  By 1968 smelter capacity had been increased to 72kt/a copper and in 1969 a calcine fed reverberatory furnace, a 720t/d Lurgi acid plant...

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Process overview
    • Environmental
  • Products
  • Costs
  • Economic assumptions

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Detailed map
  • Participation
    • Participation: Table 1
  • Process overview
    • Flowsheet
    • Process overview: Table 1
    • Process overview: Table 2
    • Process overview: Table 3
  • Products
    • Production
    • Products: Table 1
    • Products allocation
  • Costs
    • Costs: Image 1
    • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions: Table 1
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