|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||8th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
||Metals and Mattes Air Atomization: A New Method to Increase Productivity
||Sina Mostaghel, Lily Lai Chi So, Santiago Faucher, Mahdi Mahdi, Daan Sauter
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The necessity to maintain materials in molten state, for transfer and/or energy consumption management leads pyrometallurgcial operations to have coupled unit processes. For example, copper smelting and converting, where no other holding capacity exists between these units except for what matte hold-up time the furnace can offer. Thus in this process, upsets in downstream equipment ultimately leads to shut down of the smelting furnace. The same coupling exists in some other base metal smelting and even Ironmaking/steelmaking processes. Metallurgists have thus sought ways to decouple these unit processes in order to increase the plant’s availability and thereby productivity; however, the existing solutions (casting, water granulation, ladles, etc.) are generally associated with a number of difficulties for the operators and are not very efficient for some plants; hence, have not been widely adopted. The current article introduces a practical and piloted solution to this dilemma: air atomization of mattes and metals.
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