copper fire refining. the initial product of copper smelting was impure black copper, which was then repeatedly melted to purify it, alternately oxidizing and reducing it. in one of the melting stages, lead was added. gold and silver preferentially dissolved in this, thus providing a means of recovering these precious metals.
that means that to become a market-ready copper product it must undergo a variety of physical and chemical processing steps. after mining, the first major step in copper refining is concentration
this means that there is a practical limit on how high the matte grade can be if the loss of copper to slag is to be minimized. therefore, further stages of processing (converting and fire refining) are required. the following subsections briefly describe some of the processes used in matte smelting. reverberatory furnace smelting
provided herein is a process of fire refining blister copper, comprising the steps of (a) providing molten blister copper into an anode furnace; (b) when sulfur concentration of the molten blister copper provided in step (a) is above a first prescribed target value, oxidizing sulfur in the molten blister copper by blowing oxygen containing gas into the molten blister copper until the first
during refining the blister copper produced in the converter is processed to high-grade anode copper with a purity of over 99% in fire or anode furnaces. firstly, residues of less noble elements are oxidised and removed as slag (“oxidation phase").
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just a little psa for those who have been spending a bunch of time refining copper and other fine metals. oh, hogwash. user info: rasputin77. rasputin77 1 year ago #2. yaaaay! mine one deposit, then search for another deposit, mine it, repeat a handful of times 4. put all of this into a refiner, use up carbon in the process, wait around for
the blister copper is recovered and is then subjected to another process called fire refining. in fire refining, air and natural gas are blown through the copper to remove any remaining sulfur and
i think the older methods of tin refining were not anything like they are today. back along i bought some tin from a cornish tin mine that back in the day was being transported by ship & ended up being wrecked. the manufacturers did not hesitate at that time to say that their copper came from this or that mine in the world because the