Pyrometallurgical Processing Technologies for Treating High Arsenic Copper Concentrates

  • Patrick R. Taylor
  • Teuku A. R. Putra
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Various pyrometallurgical methods for treating copper concentrates that contain appreciable arsenic are reviewed. Various aspects of the engineering of these treatment methods are discussed. The methods discussed include: complete oxidation with arsenic fixation; selective volatilization of arsenic; acid baking, soda ash roasting, and others methods. Methods for the ultimate disposal, or marketing, of the arsenic are discussed.


Pyrometallurgy Copper Concentrates Arsenic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick R. Taylor
    • 1
  • Teuku A. R. Putra
    • 1
  1. 1.Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringColorado School of MinesGoldenUSA

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