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Potrerillos copper smelter

Potrerillos copper smelter

Report summary

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

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  • 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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