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Rutherford zinc smelter

Rutherford zinc smelter

Report summary

Horsehead announced in July 2011 that it would build a new 150kt/a zinc smelter using the Zincex technology of Técnicas Reunidas.  The smelter would be fed by secondary oxides produced at other Horsehead operations from the recycling of steelworks dusts. In September 2011, they announced that the smelter would be built in Rutherford County, North Carolina at a capital cost of US$350M and would commission in Q3 2013.  Once the new smelter is fully on line, Horsehead will close the Monaca...

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Process overview
    • Location / Transport
    • Conc. Receipt / Storage
    • Roaster
    • Acid Plant
    • Leach Plant
    • Solvent Extraction
    • Tankhouse
    • Casting Plant
    • Residue Disposal
  • Products

In this report there are 3 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Location maps: Image 1
  • Process overview
    • Flowsheet
  • Products
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