sulphuric acid from copper production smelting

How Do They Do That Wringing Sulfuric Acid out

The BHP smelter at San Manuel produces 450 000 gallons of sulfuric acid a day or enough to fill 12 500 rail cars or 52 000 trucks every year BHP Copper uses 18 percent of the sulfuric acid it makes for leaching its own oxide ore Another 40 percent of its sulfuric acid production is sold to other mining companies for their leaching operations...

123 Primary Copper Smelting

Control of SO2 from smelters is commonly performed in a sulfuric acid plant Use of a sulfuric acid plant to treat copper smelter effluent gas streams requires that particulate-free gas containing minimum SO2 concentrations usually of at least 3 percent SO2 be maintained Table 123-...

Regeneration of sulfuric acid from electrolyte waste of

Jan 01 2018 0183 32 Quantitative data have been obtained on the distribution of sulfuric acid in ROH - H 2 SO 4 - H 2 O systems in a broad acid concentration range for aliphatic alcohols of the ROH R = C 8-C 10 homologous seriAlcohols had different structur A correlation has been established between the extractive ability of the alcohols and the acid concentration alcohol structure temperature time of...

Copper Smelting

sent for metals recovery The smelting process typically produces less than 3 tons of solid waste per ton of copper produced Pollution Prevention and Control Process gas streams containing sulfur dioxide are processed to produce sulfuric acid liquid sulfur dioxide or sulfur The smelting furnace will gen-erate process gas streams with SO 2...

Sulphuric acid players preach caution on Chinese capacity

Mar 26 2019 0183 32 In the northeast and northwest copper smelters are adding 400 000 and 700 000 tonnes of acid capacity respectively while in southwest China a zinc producer has planned a 380 000 tonne expansion to its sulphuric acid capacity...

Sulphuric acid

We are one of the smelting industry s main producers of high quality sulphuric ac Thanks to our capacity we are able to guarantee a very high delivery performance We have a yearly production capacity of 17 million tonnes of sulphuric acid in our smelting plants at...

Copper Sulfuric acid

Sulfuric acid waste gas washing copper smelting is defined as Solution obtained from the treatment scrubbing and cooling of the SO2 containing gases from copper production process The solution can be used to produce gypsum or as a leaching agent or can be thermally decomposed...

Does sulfuric acid react with copper

Copper does not react with dilute sulphuric acid as its reduction potential is higher than that of hydrogen Copper does not displace hydrogen from non-oxidising acids like HCl or dilute H2SO4 But concentrated sulphuric acid is an oxidising agen...

Standard Conditions for Copper Smelting Industry

Sulfuric acid production from flue gas must adopt advanced technologies such as dilute acid washing and purification double-rotation and double-suction and it is strictly copper smelting production process should reach 99 and the sulfur recovery rate should reach 975 or more...

Chemical Profile Sulfuric Acid Smelter ICIS

Feb 10 2003 0183 32 The largest smelter operations produce copper Smelter acid is nondiscretionary production About 10 percent of the H2SO4 market is supplied by smelter acid the remainder coming from acid elemental sulfur burning acid sludge burning and stack gas desulfurization production...

Article Chile report July 2020

Jul 20 2020 0183 32 In the latter part of July some medium-sized copper producers were reportedly having difficulties in resuming production due to a lack of available personnel due to the pandemic while most mining operations were operating at lower levels which also reduced sulphuric acid demand Only two sulphuric acid vessels have been identified as...

Fluor Copper Smelter Mount Isa Queensland Australia

The upgraded smelter redirected most of the sulphur dioxide to a sulphuric acid production plant A million tons a year of that sulphuric acid was used by WMC Fertilizers in a plant to produce superphosphate from phosphate rock at nearby Duchess Until then Australia had to...

copper production Smelting Sulfuric Acid

The cleaned gas is sent to sulfuric acid plant for production of sulfuric ac The so2 gas from the off gas of the smelting is converted into sulfuric ac The fugitive gas from ISA RHF are scrubbed and vented through a stack The fugitive gases are collected by double hood system and then scrubbed and vented through stack...

PT SMELTING GRESIK SMELTER

Major Faciliti The copper smelting and refining complex consists of the smelter itself which produces copper anodes and process off-gases high in SO2 the sulphuric acid plant the tankhouse and other necessary infrastructure within the site boundary including a waste water plant a jetty wharf and material handling faciliti...

ACID PLANT

The Lurgi-Mitsubishi Double Contact Absorption process is applied in sulfuric acid plant to convert SO 2 in smelter off-gas into sulfuric acid with sulfuric recovery ratio in the world s highest level at more than 998 The sulfuric acid is supplied through pipeline to the next door fertilizer company...

Sulfuric Acid

Sulfuric acid is used in almost all industrial sectors Typical areas of application are in the production of fertilizers and pigments as well as metal ore leaching In addition sulfuric acid is used extensively in the chemical industry whether in fiber production hydrofluoric acid production chlorine drying or one of many other applications...

Waning sulphuric acid demand threatens China copper output

Factory closures due to the coronavirus outbreak in China including in epicentre Hubei are sapping demand for sulphuric acid a byproduct of copper production and will likely see smelters cut...

Copper Mining and Extraction Oxide Ores

The smelter for sulfide ores produces sulfur dioxide gas This is scrubbed from the flue gases to make sulfuric acid for leaching copper from oxide or Scrubbing sulfur dioxide also protects the environment A by-product of the smelting and converting furnaces is sulfuric ac...

Logistics issues to grow sulphuric acid stocks affecting

That also contributed to higher sulphuric acid inventory pressure in those regions Copper lead zinc smelters have different soft bottlenecks in sulphuric acid stocks High sulphuric acid stocks will create soft or hard bottlenecks for smelter production...

Sulfuric acid leaching for capturing value from copper

Apr 01 2019 0183 32 Sulfuric acid leaching of copper rich slag with the optimized parameters can provide a copper rich process solution with iron as the main impurity metal The solution can provide an attractive feed for integration into the industrial primary copper production with acceptable low Ni As and Pb levels 436 g/L Cu 94 g/L Fe 03 g/L Ni 01 g/L...

Operation of a Sulfuric Acid Plant Using Blended Copper

----- EPA-600/2-76-199 July 1976 OPERATION OF A SULFURIC ACID PLANT USING BLENDED COPPER SMELTER GASES by Ben H Carpenter Research Triangle Institute PO Box 12194 Research Triangle Park NC 27709 Contract No 68-02-1325 Task 33 ROAPNo...

Sulfuric Acid

Sulfuric acid H 2 SO 4 is a strong ac It is an odorless clear to dark brown oily liquid that is corrosive Sulfuric acid has many industrial purposes and is produced in greater quantities than any other chemical worldwide In metal mining sulfuric acid is used to leach copper oxide minerals In one process a solution of sulfuric acid laden...

ASARCO ยป Hayden Operations

The sulphuric acid produced at the acid plant is used in the leaching operations or sold into the market A local railroad Copper Basin Railway transports ore from the Ray Mine to the Hayden concentrator concentrate from the Ray concentrator to the smelter and sulphuric acid from the smelter to the leaching faciliti...

Jiangxi Copper

In 2001 the second phase of development of the Guixi smelter successfully achieved its production and quality standards in full scale operation - annually producing some 226 100 tons of copper cathode 811 000 tons of sulfuric acid 65 tons of gold and 110 tons of silver...

Environmental Guidelines for Copper Smelting

The smelting process typically produces less than three tons of solid waste per ton of copper produced Pollution Prevention and Control Process gas streams containing SO2 are processed to produce sulfuric acid liquid sulfur dioxide or sulfur The smelting furnace will generate process gas streams with SO2 concentrations ranging 05-80 percent...

Oxidation Sulfuric Acid Autoclave Leaching of Copper

Mar 13 2019 0183 32 Lead zinc and arsenic are associated elements in copper or Due to deterioration of concentrate quality and involvement in recycling of secondary raw materials these impurities are increasingly circulated in copper-smelting production most often collected in fine dusts Recovery of these dusts for pyrometallurgical processing leads to contamination of black copper with arsenic and...

Mopani Copper

Copper miners using the solvent extraction electro-winning process require between three and 35 tons of sulphuric acid to turn ore into one ton of copper metal Mopani is also seeking to capture at least 97 of the emissions from the smelter before they are released into the atmosphere...

Sulfuric Acid Copper Byproduct Peaks on Demand View CRU

Jun 11 2010 0183 32 A smelter produces three tons of acid for every ton of copper Reduced metal output last year stemming from the world financial crisis led to almost a loss of 3 million tons of smelter acid...

Sulphuric Acid 10 Solution

The main use of sulphuric acid is in the production of phosphate fertilizers It is used to manufacture other acids dyes glue wood preservatives and automobile batteri Sulphuric acid can also be used for purification of petroleum the pickling of metal copper smelting electroplating metal work and the production of rayon and film...

Copper Smelting Process

Sulphuric dioxide gas is created in smelting copper process and is converted sulphuric acid which is used in some of the smelting processes or sold as a by-product Modern copper smelters use processed copper ore fed into a flash furnace typically fired by oxygen which produces blister copper being further processed in a converter furnace...