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Potrerillos copper smelter

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The Potrerillos smelter was originally commissioned as a conventional reverberatory furnace smelter in 1927. The concentrate treatment capacity was 100kt/a. By 1983 concentrate treatment capacity had increased to 250kt/a. A Teniente converter was added in 1985 and a system to inject concentrate through the tuyères was introduced in 1986. The introduction of an oxygen plant in 1988 permitted the introduction of oxy-fuel burners in the reverberatory furnace and enrichment of the blast to...

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

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  • Summary and key issues: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues: Table 2
  • Summary and key issues: Table 3
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 1
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  • Process overview: Table 3
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products allocation
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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