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Xamba (Zijin) zinc smelter



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Report summary

Construction of the smelter started in 2005, with completion and commissioning in May 2006. Design capacity was 100kt/a slab zinc and 190kt/a sulphuric acid. The smelter uses the Jarosite residue process. Commissioning of an expansion of the smelter by 100kt/a to 200kt/a slab zinc, comprising a separate plant alongside the existing smelter was completed in 2009. Most plant areas were twinned in the expansion, however only one casting plant is used for both production lines. 

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  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 1
  • Process overview: Table 2
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  • Process overview: Table 4
  • Products: Table 1
  • Products: Table 2
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1


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  • Products: Image 1
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