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Port Kembla copper smelter

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Report summary

The Electrolytic Refining & Smelting Company of Australia (ER&S) was formed in 1908 to electrolytically refine blister from Mount Morgan and to smelt local copper and precious metals ores. In 1938 the smelter was expanded by the installation of a blast furnace and two small converters, and in 1959 a larger blast furnace was installed together with a Lurgi updraught sinter machine. Historically the smelter has always treated substantial tonnages of scrap and secondary materials. In 1980,...

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Table of contents

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

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  • Flowsheet

Tables

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Feed preparation
  • Smelting process
  • Auxiliary plants
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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