Environmental problems and effluent treatment in the Chilean copper industry

S. H. Castro, M. A. Sánchez, F. Vergara

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Chile has a large-sized copper mining industry which generates a wide variety of residues and wastes, including pulp, solid, liquid and gaseous effluents. The environmental and health problem of smelter gases has been minimized by the installation of sulfuric acid plants for sulfur dioxide abatement. Arsenic volatile compounds have been removed from smelter cooling gases with the use of electrostatic precipitators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference COPPER 99-COBRE 99
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


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