Common-Sense Improvements To Electric Smelting At Impala Platinum

Coetzee, V.
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 10
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2006
In 1992, a paper was compiled highlighting a common-sense approach to electric smelting at Impala Platinum. Since then, the smelter complex has undergone considerable changes. Mineral economics, UG2 exploitation, and changing environmental legislation have enforced numerous process upgrades, yet a common-sense approach has always been adopted. This document details the major changes in the smelter complex at Mineral Processes (Minpro) over the past 15 years, and provides the rationale for the changes. Keywords: Pyrometallurgy, furnace, PGM, platinum, nickel, copper, electric smelting, six-in-line, Peirce-Smith, Impala Platinum.
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