The Chilean copper metallurgical industry: An update

A. Valenzuela, J. Palacios, D. Cordero, M. Sánchez

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Abstract

During the last years, Chile has been the largest copper producer, either as concentrates or cathodes. Copper obtained via pyrometallurgy is produced by seven smelters, which have carried out modernization plans to increase smelting capacity or to achieve environmental regulations established in the Chilean legislation. Thus, the present work updates technological innovations in smelters, environmental regulations and presents solutions for SO2 handling, particulate matter and arsenic. Also, the authors emphasize the important role of CODELCO Chile, the most important state-owned copper company, in developing technologies such as El Teniente Converter and El Teniente Slag Cleaning Furnace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYazawa International Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationMetallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Techologies; High-Temperature Metal Production
EditorsF. Kongoli, K. Itagaki, C. Yamauchi, H.Y. Sohn, F. Kongoli, K. Itagaki, C. Yamauchi, H.Y. Sohn
Pages239-252
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventYazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Technologies; High-Temperature Metal Production - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Mar 20036 Mar 2003

Publication series

NameYazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Techologies; High-Temperature Metal Production
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceYazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Technologies; High-Temperature Metal Production
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/03/036/03/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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