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Converter and Fire Refining Practices

  • ID: 1267751
  • Book
  • 322 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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These proceedings will provide readers with an update on research, development, and operating practice in the fields of converting, fire refining, and casting in the base metal pyrometallurgy industry. Materials and supply vendors, service providers, and researchers and plant operators in the pyrometallurgy industry will find this book to be a valuable resource.

From the <a href="[external URL] target="—blank">2005 TMS Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California, February 13 – 17, 2005.
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Progress in Converting and Casting (T. Lehner and A.G. Ross).

Recent Developments on the Peirce–Smith Converting Process at the Rönnskär Smelter (M. Ek and P. Olsson).

Developments in Peirce–Smith Converting at Inco′s Copper Cliff Smelter During the Last 35 Years (A.E.M. Warner, J. Liu, F. Javor, R. Lawson, W. Shellshear, T. Hoang, and R. Falcioni).

Control and Optimization of Converting Practices (abstract only) (F. Kongoli, I. McBow, R. Budd, and S. Llubani).

High Oxygen Shrouded Injection at Falconbridge: Five Years of Operation (J.P.T. Kapusta, H. Stickling, and W. Tai).

Improving Inco′s MK Reactor Performance Through Application of Praxair′s Coherent Jet (CoJet) Technology (J. Liu, A.E.M. Warner, D. McCann, D.E. Hall, D. Mallette, J.A. Bradley, E. Mackenzie, W.J. Mahoney, and A. Deneys).


Operation and Improvements on Peirce–Smith Converters at the Tamano Smelter (S. Tanaka, M. Hamamoto, M. Hashimoto, and S. Udo).

Current Practices at the Converter and Anode Furnace Operations of PASAR (R.U. Pagador, M.C. Malazarte, Jr., and T.W. Gonzales).

Technical Developments and Environmental Improvements on the Peirce Smith Converters at Sumitomo′s Toyo Smelter & Refinery (H. Kurokawa, M. Takebayashi, N. Kubo, and S. Endou).

Converter Modernization and Operational Improvements at the Pirdop Smelter (W.A. Enrico, I. Vasilev, N. Naidenov, E. Marinov, and D. Kirilov).

Copper Concentrate Smelting in Peirce–Smith Converters at Onahama Smelter (T. Kawai, M. Nishiwaki, and S. Hayashi).

Studies of Heat Exchange within the Working Space of an Electric Nickel Anode Refining Furnace (V.M. Paretsky, A.V. Tarasov, and G.S. Nus).


Anode Casting Operation, Process Improvements and Anode Quality at the Ilo Refinery (V.R. Alarcon).

The Application of Six Sigma Methodologies to Improve the Quality of Converter Slag at Atlantic Copper (J. Contreras, R. Fernández–Gil, and M. Palacios).

New Casting Moulds for Anode Copper (T. Edens and D. Hannemann).

Hoboken Converter Performance Improvements at the Phelps Dodge Miami Smelter (O. Pasca, V. Ushakov, and E. Welker).

Productivity Increase in a Peirce–Smith Converter Using the COP KIN and OPC System (T. Prietl, A. Filzwieser, and S. Wallner).

Pyrometallurgical Refining of Copper in an Anode Furnace (H. Antrekowitsch, C. Wenzl, I. Filzwieser, and D. Offenthaler).


Copper Converting Fluxing Practise During Instantaneous High Arsenic Containing Feed Mixture in Harjavalta (K. Fagerlund, P. Pyykkö, and P. Taskinen).

Controlling the Processing Parameters Affecting the Refractory Requirements for Peirce–Smith Converters and Anode Refining Vessels (A.J. Rigby).

Metallurgical Considerations for Recycling Siliceous–Bearing Materials in the Mitsubishi Continuous Copper Converter (F. Tanaka).

Minor Element Control by Vacuum Calcination and Recycling of Copper Smelter Dust (J. Qiu and R. Harris).

Control of Mangetite Formation During Slag–Making in Copper P–S Converter (P. Tan and P. Vix).

Physicochemical Study for the Reduction of Nickel Concentrate Calcine with Products of Vapor Oxidation of Fuel Oil and Solid Carbon (A.V. Tarasov, V.M. Paretsky, and V.A. Bryukvin).

Advanced Technologies.

Blister Flash Smelting –– Efficient and Flexible Low–Cost Continuous Copper Process (J. Tuominen and I.V. Kojo).

An Update on Flash Converting at Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation (R. Walton, R. Foster, and D. George–Kennedy).

Risks and Opportunities in Continuous Converting for Nickel at Inco (J.R. Donald, A.E.M. Warner, A.D. Dalvi, K. Scholey, A. Ross, and C. Harris).

Subject Index.

Author Index.

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Alistair G. Ross
Tony Warner
Ken Scholey
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