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Sulfacid zinc smelter

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03 December 2014

Sulfacid zinc smelter

Report summary

A plant, owned and operated by Sulfacid SA, was initially established in 1950 to produce acid (100tpd) by processing sphalerite ore.  Zinc was a by-product and was sold as sintered carbon-zinc pellets to a plant in the south of Argentina. The electrolytic smelter was commissioned in 1963 with a capacity of 6.5kt/a and was then owned and operated by AR Zinc SA.  Capacity was increased to 15kt/a in 1965.  In 1970 a second sulphuric acid plant was installed, and then in 1971, capacity was...

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

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