Effect of oxygen enrichment on the Teniente converter productivity at the Ilo Smelter, Perú

Jose Bengoa, Jose Palacios, Mario Sanchez

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a los tipos de informe/libroContribución a la conferenciarevisión exhaustiva

Resumen

Low metal prices and environmental restrictions are always a challenge for copper smelters operation and its productivity. Thus, in order to reduce production costs and control gas emissions, improvements of the Teniente Converter (CT) operation were made at Ilo Smelter Plant of Southern Peru Copper Co., Ilo, Peru, and the main objective was to increase its capacity for smelting copper concentrates without affecting normal operation. The present work corresponds to a recent study conducted during the normal industrial operation of the Teniente Converter in this plant and, it shows the effect of increasing air oxygen enrichment from 28 to 34% on its productivity. The results show an increasing of concentrate smelting rate from 800 to 1370 tpd and hence a notorious improving in copper production, and practically no effect on the refractory consumption. The increment of the concentrate throughput, increases also the SO2 concentration and the sulfuric acid production, showing the effort done by this operation in order to accomplish the environmental Peruvian regulation.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaYazawa International Symposium
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaMetallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Techologies; High-Temperature Metal Production
EditoresF. Kongoli, K. Itagaki, C. Yamauchi, H.Y. Sohn, F. Kongoli, K. Itagaki, C. Yamauchi, H.Y. Sohn
Páginas351-358
Número de páginas8
EstadoPublicada - 2003
Publicado de forma externa
EventoYazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Technologies; High-Temperature Metal Production - San Diego, CA, Estados Unidos
Duración: 2 mar 20036 mar 2003

Serie de la publicación

NombreYazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Techologies; High-Temperature Metal Production
Volumen2

Conferencia

ConferenciaYazawa International Symposium: Metallurgical and Materials Processing: Principles and Technologies; High-Temperature Metal Production
País/TerritorioEstados Unidos
CiudadSan Diego, CA
Período2/03/036/03/03

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Ingeniería (todo)

Huella

Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Effect of oxygen enrichment on the Teniente converter productivity at the Ilo Smelter, Perú'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto