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Teaser Converter Non ferrous metal
The copper matte resulting from the initial smelt is converted to blister copper in the converter.
Revised Customer process converter in the Non ferrous metals sector
Converting copper matte to blister copper
The copper matte retrieved during the initial melt is converted to blister copper by blowing an oxygen-containing gas into the converter. Both continuous and discontinuous processes are used here. Nearly 75 % of copper producers work with the discontinuous “Peirce-Smith"-converter where an oxygen/air mixture is introduced to the melt in two stages. The oxygen content is between 21 Vol.-% and 28 Vol.-%.
Revised Application technology converter in the Non ferrous metals sector