Technical Developments from 100 Years of Lead Smelting at Port Pirie
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1989
This paper presents a summary of the technical achievements of the Port Pirie Smelter in 100 years of lead smelting and refining. It also aims to give where possible the reasons or circumstances that led to the achievements. The major achievements took place in the areas of sintering, blast furnace, copper drossing, copper recovery, lead refining and slag fuming.