|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||PbZn 2020: The 9th International Symposium on Lead and Zinc Processing
||Complex Lead and Zinc Feed Treatment through Combining ISASMELT™ and Albion Process™
||Stanko Nikolic, Paul B Voigt, Ben J Hogg, Mike Hourn
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Lead and zinc processing has always been interlinked due to the natural complexity of their ore-body mineralisations, yet concentrate treatment has traditionally been undertaken in separate facilities producing the major metal of input and a secondary waste stream for storage or disposal. Through the years these facilities have been held captive by market volatility and faced ever stricter review of their by-products, either high zinc containing lead slag or high lead containing residue products. The integrated metallurgical facilities of the world, adopting multi-pyro/hydrometallurgical processes, have thrived in this time. With the right technologies, both lead and zinc can be produced together with the recovery of the contained precious metals. This paper describes how the integration of the Albion Process™, ISASMELT™ and Bottom Blown Oxygen Cupel (BBOC™) technologies provides effective and economic process solutions for the treatment of complex poly-metallic feeds in a combined facility.