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Title: Continuous fuming of zinc-bearing residues: Part II. The submerged-plasma zinc-fuming process
Authors: Verscheure, Karel ×
Van Camp, Maurits
Blanpain, Bart
Wollants, Patrick
Hayes, Peter
Jak, Evgueni #
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Publisher: Minerals metals materials soc
Series Title: Metallurgical and materials transactions b-process metallurgy and materials processing science vol:38 issue:1 pages:21-33
Abstract: A new high-temperature submerged plasma zinc-fuming process has been developed for the treatment of zinc]each residues, electric are furnace (EAF) dusts, and other zinc-containing waste materials. Continuous operation of this process requires high zinc-fuming rates while retaining vessel integrity through the formation of a stable freeze lining. A zinc-fuming process model using the FactSage thermodynamic databases and ChemApp thermodynamic software has been developed, which simultaneously describes chemical, thermal, and heat-transfer outcomes of this process. The model has been used to systematically investigate the potential effects of operating parameters such as feed composition, fuel/oxygen ratio, electrical power and fluxing parameters on bath temperature, heat loss, Zn concentration and content in slag, Cu concentration, and content in matte.
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ISSN: 1073-5615
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Chemical and Extractive Metallurgy Section (-)
Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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