Copper recycling project in Japan: Super smelter and super dust concept

Masafumi Maeda, Takashi Nakamura, Yuuji Nishimura

研究成果: Paper査読

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Our aim in this project was to develop a new copper refining technology utilizing pyrometallurgical treatment and a raw materials preparation technique. In the recycling process, raw material is not an idealized concentrate of copper sulfide but is composed of various types of scrap, industrial wastes such as sludge, ash and slag, and municipal wastes. Since we cannot expect oxidation heat in this process as in sulfide smelting, organic materials are viewed as an alternative energy source. Quality of the copper produced is targeted as 99.99% and an intermediate grade will also be marketable. To benefit the plant, rare metals and other nonferrous metals will also be recovered. The overall system is described in this paper, specific topics outlined and preliminary research presented. Current Japanese technology for recycling copper based materials is briefly reviewed.

出版ステータスPublished - 1995 12 1
イベントProceedings of the 1995 TMS Fall Symposium - Point Clear, AL, USA
継続期間: 1995 11 121995 11 15


OtherProceedings of the 1995 TMS Fall Symposium
CityPoint Clear, AL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 工学(全般)


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