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Onahama copper smelter

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The smelter was constructed in 1965 as a custom smelter using conventional reverberatory/converter technology. Originally the reverberatory furnaces were oil fired but economics dictated conversion to coal firing in 1979. Additionally a tyre shredder and an oil pyrolysis plant were installed to enable used tyres to be consumed as a fuel and to further reduce fuel costs. The cost of tyres is negative i.e. there is a charge for their disposal. However, increasing use of tyres by the cement...

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

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  • Costs: Image 1

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  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 2
  • Process overview: Table 3
  • Products: Table 1
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Products: Table 2

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